r/TooAfraidToAsk Jun 21 '22

Meta Introducing the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) wiki!



We just set up an initial version of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) wiki. You can check it out here .

This is something we've been working on for awhile. Special shoutout to /u/stillcouldbeworse for actually finally getting it up and running! This initial version is pretty short to keep it simple and avoid breaking anything, but we expect to be adding to it regularly now that it's up and running. We'll of course be mentioning it in the sidebar or the full wiki as well.

Since this is the first public iteration, you can expect some tweaking as we figure out how to best utilize it. Features/questions/formats might change. And now is probably a good time to ask a few questions for the community-

What are some things you want to see in the FAQ wiki?

How do you want to see the FAQ wiki utilized? (ie, should automod sticky a comment linking to the FAQ wiki? filter out FAQs?)

How should it be sourced? Should it link to existing posts (either in this sub or another), external sources?

What threshold do you consider acceptable to be a FAQ?

Any other requests/ideas/questions?
And last- while one of the goals here is to help promote a bit more variety in OPs, it is still NOT OK to question-shame FAQs. You can direct them to the FAQ wiki, but do so politely and kindly. You will get a ban, per Rule 1, for rude replies to questions. We get that FAQ posts can be a bit annoying for longtime users, but we still expect you to be polite about it.

r/TooAfraidToAsk Jan 02 '22 Helpful Wholesome Silver

Moderator Post A concise guide on how to filter certain flairs to remove post types from your front page.


Taken from https://www.reddit.com/r/modhelp/comments/czx9so/filtering_by_flair_a_guide_for_desktop_old_and/

Guide to Filtering Reddit

With Link Flair, you can use Reddits built in filter function to better tailor your Reddit experience to fit what you're interested in. Below are brief guides on how to browse specific content or simply remove certain content from your front page.

List of Flairs Currently in Use on /r/TooAfraidToAsk

  • Culture & Society
  • Education and school
  • Sexuality & Gender
  • Race & Privilege
  • Mental Health
  • Body Image/Self-Esteem
  • Interpersonal
  • Media
  • Family
  • Ethics & Morality
  • Work
  • Law & Government
  • Animals & Pets
  • Climate & Environment
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Pandemic & Lockdown
  • Politics
  • Love & Dating
  • Health/Medical
  • Religion
  • Sex/NSFW
  • Grief & Loss
  • Habits & Lifestyle
  • Current Events
  • Reddit-related
  • Meta
  • Other


Users using Old Reddit can do so with RES

If you don't have Reddit Enhancement Suite Click here to get it!

  1. Open your RES Console

  2. Open Subreddits, then FilteReddit. Scroll down until you find Filter by Flair

  3. Add the flairs you don't want to see anymore.

Redesign Users

Desktop users using the redesign can Click on flair to filter from the sidebar. Note that this will only show that specific flair. If you want to view the front page with one or more flairs missing, follow the guide in the next section.

Mobile Web & Desktop users can filter using the search function.

Type -flair:FLAIRNAME in the search box. This also works on the re-design for desktop.

Or bookmark this link, amended to whichever your preference is, currently set to sex/NSFW questions: https://www.reddit.com/r/TooAfraidToAsk/search?q=-flair%3Asex%2FNSFW&restrict_sr=on&sort=top&t=day

You can add more filters by writing -flair:FLAIRHERE, -flair:FLAIRHERE etc. This also works on the re-design for desktop, however you'll have to manually sort by "top" and "last 24 hours" every time you add a new flair to the list.

This will show you the front page as it exists without the posts that have the flairs you specify.


Reddit (Official)

  1. Search in the search bar at the top of the app the subreddit you want to view, then select it.

  2. After you've landed on that sub, tap the search bar again. When you do a list of popular flairs will appear

  3. Tapping any of them will show you the posts that have that flair, you will want to sort by new to find the newest things however.

  4. If you want to see the entire flair list, go back to step 2 and tap "See More".

You cannot flair filter properly with this app and it's considerably slower than others, so I'd recommend picking one of the ones below.


Check first if you have Link Flair enabled. If you have Link Flair enabled, skip steps 2 and 3.

  1. Tap the 3 dots in the top right and go down to Settings

  2. Scroll down and open Appearance

  3. Scroll around 3 quarters of the way down and enable the Link Flair options

  4. Return to Settings and go to Content Filters.

  5. Tap "Post Filters", then select the + in the top right. Select which subreddit you'd like to filter from and by flair, then add the flairs name.


  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left and go down to Settings

  2. Tap Filters

  3. Go to Link Flair Blacklist

  4. Write whatever you'd like to filter in and add it as a filter.

This app will filter indicated flairs across all subreddits, not just specific ones.

Sync for Reddit

  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left.

  2. Go down to Settings

  3. Scroll down a ways to Filters

  4. Select "Flair Filters" and add the flair you want to filter.

This app will filter indicated flairs across all subreddits, not just specific ones.

Boost for Reddit

  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left.

  2. Go down to Settings

  3. Tap Content Filters

  4. Tap Flairs and write what you want to filter

This app will filter indicated flairs across all subreddits, not just specific ones.

Slide for Reddit

  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left.

  2. Go down to Settings

  3. Scroll down to Content, and then Filters

  4. At the bottom, Flair Filters

  5. Write filters as SUBREDDITNAME:FLAIR, save. It will appear as this.

Joey for Reddit

  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left

  2. Go down to Settings

  3. Scroll down to Filters

  4. Select Flair Filter

  5. Add the flairs you want to filter

This app will filter indicated flairs across all subreddits, not just specific ones.


  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left.

  2. Go to settings

  3. Tap through to Post Filter

  4. Tap the + sign in the lower right to begin creating your filter.

  5. Customize the filter as necessary, though this is the relevant bit for this guide

  6. Save in the top right, then tap the newly saved filter and select 'apply to'

  7. Apply your filter to the where you want it placed

Logged out Users (Desktop)

Some people can't log into Reddit but still browse and want to filter. You can do this most effectively on old Reddit as new Reddit will change your sorting preferences anytime you add a new flair to filter. Using this filtering system, you will see all relevant posts for the last 24 hours, effectively showing you the front page as it exists without whatever you're filtering.

You can do this by going to https://old.reddit.com/r/TooAfraidToAsk/search?q=&restrict_sr=on&sort=relevance&t=day

Once there, write -flair:FLAIRNAME, -flair:FLAIRNAME, -flair:FLAIRNAMEand so on. Make use of the block quotes in the flair list above so that flairs with spaces in them filter properly.

Apollo pro+ for iOS

  1. Tap the Settings button in the bottom right

  2. Tap Add Keyword

  3. Add the flairs you wish to filter

Other iOS hardware -> WIP

Apps that do not support Flair Filtering

Some mobile apps support some level of filtering but not Flair Filtering. These are:

  • Now for Reddit
  • Red Reader (can't filter anything)
  • Relay

r/TooAfraidToAsk 18h ago

Current Events If Putin does decide to use nukes, how will they be delivered and what can be done to intercept them, if any?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 7h ago

Health/Medical How does the stomach detect poison?


So... I wanted to try psilocybin truffels yesterday. I ate just the 2 smallest bits in the bag, about 4 grams. After just 5 minutes I had to run to the toilets and I puked it all out. Every last bit of it. This got me thinking: how does my stomach know I ate something “poisonous” and decides to instantly reject it by making me puke ? Serious question, genuinly interested ! Are there mechanisms/pathways behind this? Thank you! (I myself am a medical laboratory scientist)

r/TooAfraidToAsk 1d ago

Interpersonal is it weird to not remember your childhood?


I remember very little before I was at least 16 to 18. I'd that really weird? I think my childhood was a bit shit but not royally fucked up like some people had to suffer. Why don't I remember any of it?

I think my parents were unhappy and argued a lot. There was a bit of violence once I think. I suspect that my older brother took a lot of shit and that I found ways to avoid it, but honestly I'm just guessing really. My dad is dead and my mum is much happier without him, and she hints at him being a dick but I don't think anything specifically terribly bad happened to me.

Why can't I remember my childhood though? Have I blocked out more than I think? I'm middle aged and I wonder how much this mystery childhood has affected me, my relationships etc

r/TooAfraidToAsk 5h ago

Work Employee goes to bathroom a LOT. Are we allowed to ask if he's ok?


For context, we live in Florida. My husband owns a small company (5-10 people) and one of the guys goes to the bathroom 1-2 times per hour, for about 10 minutes each time. All the other employees have noticed. Is husband allowed to ask the employee what's going on or if he's ok? If so, what's the best way to approach the topic?

r/TooAfraidToAsk 17h ago

Mental Health Does the depression ever actually go away?


Guess what it says… is it always going to be some good days (even weeks in a row of good days) followed by weeks or months of feeling lonely and a physical pain in my chest because of depression or will one day I actually have a stable mood and some motivation to exist? I just want to know what to expect in life. Will I ever wake up each morning and feel excited to jump out of bed and do stuff or is this “you don’t have anything worth going out for” just the way my brain is?

Thank you for your answers in advance

r/TooAfraidToAsk 10h ago

Politics Why do some people in the US use the term "Antifa" to tag certain groups when it just literally means anti-fascist? Does this mean they are openly pro-fascism?


I never understood why they make "Antifa" sound like a bad thing when it just means anti-fascism, unless of course those people are calling themselves pro-fascism and wanted to establish a self-described fascist regime which I think is not yet openly what they claim to be.

r/TooAfraidToAsk 5h ago

Culture & Society Why do people think if you share a superficial and arbitrary identifier with someone you are liable for everyone who also has that superficial identifier?


I see it all the time from all different kinds of people of differing views. This disregarding someone as individual and instead seeing them as some arbitrary superficial label instead.

I see people do it all the time to Men, women, blacks, Asians and whites or whatever label people have collectively decided define who someone is. People saying you need to hold your group responsible for their bad actions and on the more extreme side of the spectrum you’re responsible for the worst of your insert tag

r/TooAfraidToAsk 8h ago

Education & School Why don’t democrat states make their colleges free?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 1h ago

Culture & Society Is there a convenient way to keep up with new emerging slang?


I have never really been in touch with slang and was always the last person in my social circles to know what new slang meant / where it came from etc. The older I get, the less exposure I have to new slang and I feel myself getting more out of touch. For example, I just learned what "based" meant recently after urban dictionary-ing it, but I only did that because my friends were saying it a lot.

Is there a reddit, youtube channel, email subscription, etc. that I can subscribe to so I can conveniently keep in touch with internet/youth culture?

Signed sincerely, quarter-life crisis.

r/TooAfraidToAsk 5h ago

Mental Health Am I weird, insane, or just abnormal?


Hello everyone,

I move to Paris to work, I already visited what I wanted to visit, so I rarely go out during the weekends I stay home as I like cooking and reading novels which I can't do during the week because of my work, but everyone tells me I'm not profiting from living in Paris and that I'm not normal. So my question is should I seek for psychological help?

Thank you for reading and for your answers.

r/TooAfraidToAsk 2h ago

Culture & Society When go somewhere public alone, what are your intentions?


So I’m 32 I have literally zero friends. I started going to the park, the riverfront amphitheater, the mall, sometimes out to eat, just to hangout and see who else is there. I see people sitting by themselves, some act busy on their phones other people read. If I see someone sitting alone on a bench at the park I read that as, I’m lonely, someone come talk to me. For those who hangout alone in public areas, is that why you go? Or do you just like being alone, around people? What’s the deal?

r/TooAfraidToAsk 1d ago

Ethics & Morality When walking, who should move out of the way? I find myself always moving for other people but no one moves for me.


r/TooAfraidToAsk 2h ago

Other What’s a polite way to express you want to be left alone, without sounding rude?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 10h ago

Media How do people know the full lyrics to so many songs?


I love music, but I don’t think I know the full lyrics to any song, even some of my favourites that I listen to quite often. I’ll know the main parts of the song like the bridge and chorus but it amazes me how many of my friends can fully sing along to so many songs word for word. Do people actually make an effort to read the lyrics and memorize them? Or do I just have a terrible memory lol.

r/TooAfraidToAsk 1h ago

Media How do I appeal a discord server ban?


Hi, I'm newer to discord and got banned from a server. I would like to appeal the ban but I don't know how to do so?

r/TooAfraidToAsk 13h ago

Current Events Why don't people evacuate when they have the means to?


I understand that not everyone facing a natural disaster has the ability to leave. But a lot of people who do have the money, spend their own money to evacuate, travel to safety, pay for hotel rooms and food to eat until they come back, among other expenses.

But what about the people who have the ability to leave, but won't and end up having to be rescued. They are not paying for the rescue and the millions of dollars in public resources to be rescued. They will have to pay for for some cleanup, but so will the ones who spent so much of their money to leave.

With all of that in mind, why won't they leave?

r/TooAfraidToAsk 2h ago

Current Events Did the Soviets have the same problems in Afghanistan as the Russians are having in Ukraine?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 2h ago

Work Why won’t jobseekers who hasn’t worked in months/years just get a minimum wage job?


Is it too embarrassing or something

r/TooAfraidToAsk 8h ago

Sexuality & Gender What age does the penis stop growing?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 22h ago

Love & Dating What does :/ mean in texting?



25F: “I miss my long hair”

26M: “I think you look cute either way but if you still miss it, it’ll come back”

25F: “awn :/“

What does this mean?

r/TooAfraidToAsk 3h ago

Sexuality & Gender Where can you possibly find femboys that like men? Are they typically out and about it or is it more of a discreet type of thing?