r/TooAfraidToAsk May 17 '22 Silver Helpful Faith In Humanity Restored Wholesome Seal of Approval

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

1.7k Upvotes

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.

r/TooAfraidToAsk May 06 '22

Meta Why are so many questions posted in this sub things that you could just google?

703 Upvotes

like seriously why don't people just take 2 seconds to google it and find out if they're so curious?

r/TooAfraidToAsk 9d ago

Meta Why does it seem like the casual hate and racism on Reddit has gotten worse in the past year?

18 Upvotes

I feel like every time I log onto Reddit now I see some casual stereotyping, racist dog-whistling, straight-up racism, misogyny, homophobia/transphobia, or just blatant hate.

For instance, there was a post on a sub of a 4chan greentext which told a story about a Romani (gypsy) person stealing a bag. The comments were FLOODED with racist comments saying "oh yeah they're all thieves" and shit like that.

Today on the front page there's a post with a bunch of people in Germany fighting and the comments are full of racism about Turkish people being dangerous/stinky/ruining society. There's even racist comments calling Indian people stinky.

Then there's any post with Asian people in it will always get bombarded with comments affirming stereotypes or making snide comments about "social credit" or some other Chinese thing. Even when the people in the video aren't even Chinese.

I see comments saying "gay couples abuse children" and subtle posts dehumanizing trans people.

There's also many big subs that post "funny" things about dating apps and interactions with women that quickly attract the most vile incel/sexist comments.

I don't remember Reddit being this hateful a few years ago....it really sucks to see these comments EVERY time I log in. It's even worse to see them get upvoted in hundreds or even thousands of times and comments calling them out being downvoted.

I saw a comment calling a person a racial slur and reported it multiple times and the admin team refused to take it down. It's crazy to me that this is being allowed and the vibes of Reddit feels like it's turning into more hateful social media forums like 4chan or 9gag.

It's scary and sad.

r/TooAfraidToAsk 16d ago

Meta Why is this sub flooded with soapboxing in the form of disingenuous questions lately?

93 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk 12d ago

Meta does anyone feel relief knowing that one day your life will end?

31 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk 13d ago

Meta Why does the USA regularely talk about systematic racism when non-whites get higher sentences than whites, but never about systematic sexism when men get higher sentences than women?

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I once even read that there is a bigger "sexism gap" than "racism gap", meaning that the difference/discrimination between the genders is higher than the differences between races/ethnics.

r/TooAfraidToAsk 9d ago

Meta Introducing the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) wiki!

40 Upvotes

Hi,

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 23d ago

Meta what age do you need a smart phone?

5 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk May 28 '22

Meta Why is it that 70% of this sub is not real questions but rhetoricals and opinions?

47 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk 13d ago

Meta How can I defeat a person who uses witchcraft?

0 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk 16d ago

Meta Did you ever feel like you "outgrew" gaming?

4 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk 11d ago

Meta Why are Redditors so resistant and intolerant to dicenting opinions?

1 Upvotes

Heard it describes as HiveMind. Other places on the internet are not as intolerant, so what happened to Reddit to make it so resistant to resistant and intolerant to discerning opinions? Are there actually people paid to downvote certain ideas? Do admins and moderators do anything about this if so?

r/TooAfraidToAsk 14d ago

Meta Why is the narrative of the coming election focused on age instead of policy?

2 Upvotes

Is the age of a candidate more important than their policies? Bernie Sanders is old as the hills but his policies are more progressive than any politician I've seen in my lifetime. Is age just a distraction?

r/TooAfraidToAsk Mar 04 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Meta Why is every 3th post here right wing complaints?

642 Upvotes

Why has it become normal for this sub to have whiny dogwhistle-title posts trending all the time? Every third post is not a question but rather an underlying statement about how (white) men are oppressed and how feminism has ruined movies, also sometimes stories about how gay men are predators, with virtually zero examples given as to what makes the poster think so. Has this sub been hijacked by angry middle-aged single men lately?

Reddit has epicly destroyed me (non-english speaker) for having a grammar mistake in my title. This is truly a big chungus moment!

r/TooAfraidToAsk 17d ago

Meta Why are most Reddit posts sounds so silly in my head when I am reading them?

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I mean, it does not apply for every post, but for the majority of them the voice in my head replicates what is written in the most stupid way.

As if the author of the post is really “backwarded”.

r/TooAfraidToAsk May 24 '22

Meta Why is it wrong to expect deaf people to get an implant?

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Are the hearing implants detrimental in some way? Is it more of a cultural thing? Isn’t the same as expecting a visually impaired person to wear glasses? Ik basic sign language yet i never understood this.

r/TooAfraidToAsk 22d ago

Meta Why does russia send tanks into ukraine ?

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and lots of them end up getting burned.

What is the purpose of sending tanks in and let them burn ?

r/TooAfraidToAsk 19d ago

Meta what websites or subs do older people use?

1 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk 25d ago

Meta Why Are Pads More Expensive Than Condoms?

0 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk 25d ago

Meta Is "you do you" an insult?

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On the surface it sounds like you're telling people to be themselves, don't worry about it.

But whenever I see the phrase on Reddit, it comes off condescending or like a backhand insult. For example, someone might say they like Crossfit, and someone else will say, "it's obnoxious and dangerous, but hey, you do you."

r/TooAfraidToAsk Apr 11 '22

Meta What's with all these men vs women questions?

31 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk 21d ago

Meta Why was “Life is mostly doing things you don't want to do until you die. How do most people, like, deal?” locked? I think that’s a great question worthy of discussion.

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Credit to /u/SmileyCyprus

I think it’s really important for people to share their life experiences and inform younger generations as to what their efforts may be worth.

Personally, I think particular cultures (perhaps influenced by corporate interests) put too much emphasis on money and property and not enough on wisdom and experience.

Can we discuss this or is it not permitted in this sub?

Also, it should be a Reddit rule that any thread that’s locked should included a pinned explanation for the lock.

r/TooAfraidToAsk 14d ago

Meta Comments on Facebook?

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I have to know why so many people comment on Facebook posts as if someone important is reading them.

For example, there are endless Facebook pages showing famous movie stars on their birthday etc. When some generic page shows a picture of Harrison Ford (for example) and says it’s his birthday, there are literally hundreds of comments of people speaking directly to him: “Happy Bday Harrison!! I love your films!” “I hope you have a great day!” As if he is reading FB comments on a random page.

WTF is up with this???

r/TooAfraidToAsk May 19 '22

Meta How would most women react if an 8-10 year old boy said you had sexy boobs?

5 Upvotes

wondering

r/TooAfraidToAsk May 26 '22

Meta Why am I always fine when someone asks?

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I (19M) and I keep spiralling further and further into disarray in my life

I failed two classess last semester and am now on academic probation, yet no matter how worried and panicked I am I cant study. I keep accidentally skipping class because I cant get up, I dont have any friends, and keep failing to make them due to social anxiety making me awkward and not able to try talk to them I often find myself wasting hours of time doing God knows what. Hard to recall what, or going "why the fuck did I do that for so long?"

Im aware I can try reach out to academic counsellors, or a free online therapy covered by my province, but I keep putting it off because... I always find out I dont have a problem?

I shouldnt have those issues I stated. I should just study, just talk to people or shoot a meme like a normal person, and I should spend less time doing things I dont need to do. Its such a simple concept to be a good student and person.

If anyone were to ask if I have any problems, or hell, mental illnesses, I always realize I dont, though. Is this a sign ive been using excuses on autopilot to justify my bad habit/behaviours? Why does this happen, what does this mean??