r/TooAfraidToAsk Founder & Mod May 17 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1 Silver 2 Helpful 5 Faith In Humanity Restored 1

Ignorance of the rules is not a defense - Telling a user a method to commit suicide will result in a permanent ban. Meta

Edit: this is not up for debate

Your job before using a Subreddit is to be familiar with the rules to ensure you do not end up having your content removed (mild) to being on the receiving end of a ban (severe).

Given the nature of the offense, this type of infraction is not liable for a warning nor is it liable to the defense of “but I didn’t know!”

This stance has zero to do with personal belief regarding assisted-suicide, which would imply the use of a medical provider operating within evidence-based approaches to help with end-of-life. This stance is in regards to largely uninformed Redditors, of unverifiable credentials, offering “advice” with methodology that is not evidence-based nor generally is it without risk.

Were medically-assisted suicide pan-legal across every single State, it would still not be allowed for users to give methods to others on how to kill themselves.

Your individual beliefs have nothing to do with this discussion, has nothing to do with adhering to rules in order to participate within a sub and further has no bearing on your ability to support medically-assisted suicide, of which a Reddit comment is not, across various discussions.

However, If you tell a user a method to kill themselves, you will be banned and your comment will be escalated for additional review by Reddit admins.

You should know better than to provide someone potentially suicidal with methods to kill themselves, and if you can’t have that inherent moral compass then you should be able to gander at the multiple places our rules are plastered before engaging within this sub.

Thanks to the rest of you with enough common sense that this message will seem ridiculous, keep on keeping on.


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u/thetwitchy1 May 17 '22

How to make a bomb, how to kill yourself, and how to hide a body. Three things you never admit you know how to do.


u/Belzeturtle May 17 '22

Why would someone not admit they know how to kill themself?


u/thetwitchy1 May 17 '22

Have you thought about it? About how you would do it? What specifically you would do, and why?

It freaks people out. And it gives them a lot more insight into you than you probably want them to have.


u/Belzeturtle May 17 '22

Have you thought about it? About how you would do it? What specifically you would do

Of course.

and why

To spare myself and my loved ones the suffering.


u/thetwitchy1 May 17 '22

Most people haven’t. Or, at least, most people I have talked to won’t admit to it. And they claim to be freaked out when I tell them I have.

Whether or not they’re telling the truth is another question entirely, but because of that it’s not something most people will willingly share.


u/Vibe_on_420 May 17 '22

I've thought about it even had a road map planned out.


u/Sad-Salamander-401 Jun 06 '22

Many of us do. And it is nice to know a method that'll reduce your suffering as little as possible and your families. If anything it dissuade me from doing anything impulsive. Don't die though.