r/TooAfraidToAsk Oct 21 '22 Helpful

Meta Sex with a Ghost?

20 Upvotes

Theoretically, if it didn't spook you and the ghost gave signs leading up to it, would you have sex with it? Would it be considered cheating?

Asking for a friend..

r/TooAfraidToAsk Aug 13 '22 Helpful Wholesome

Meta Can we please stop with the “do guys/girls actually like____?” posts?

1.8k Upvotes

It seems like the bulk of the posts I’ve been seeing of this sub recently are these posts.

All comes down to personal preference people

r/TooAfraidToAsk 5d ago

Meta how to counter "no bitches?"?

2 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk Sep 04 '22

Meta Why is Reddit ok with gifs in the comments but not emojis?

72 Upvotes

Yesterday saw someone did a laughing gif and got upvoted but further down someone posted the laughing emoji and got like 6 downvotes. And the gif was allot bigger and took up more screen space than that single emoji, which I personally found to be more annoying, what gives?

r/TooAfraidToAsk Oct 07 '22

Meta Have you experienced the "psychic" algorithm?

9 Upvotes

Several times now I have been met with ads or recommendations SECONDS after simply thinking about the subject of the ad/video. Couple examples: -Reading the name of a used car dealership from the license plate in front of me on the road (that I had never heard of before then) and the very next ad that played on my music playlist was for that dealership. -Thinking to myself that I should search up clips from a tv show that I hadn't seen in months, only to have it be the top recommended video when I opened youtube immediately afterwards.

When this happens I'd tell my gf about it and we would have a laugh at the eerieness of it, but this happens far too frequently for me to wave it off as coincidence any longer. Please share any anecdotes if you have similar experience.

r/TooAfraidToAsk Sep 30 '22

Meta What is the real and true scariest thing or situation you can think of?

3 Upvotes

The unknown is the biggest human fear, but which unknown frightens you the most?

r/TooAfraidToAsk 13d ago

Meta What is going on with FTX?

1 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk Oct 09 '22

Meta Has anyone ever ran into their therapist at a bar?

1 Upvotes

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 Jul 19 '22

Meta is there any way I can leave the middle east? please am desperate (18m)

58 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk May 06 '22

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

698 Upvotes

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

r/TooAfraidToAsk Aug 08 '22

Meta WTF is up r/politics mods?

25 Upvotes

They're currently removing all the stories about Trump being raided by the FBI as off-topic... they seem to be refusing to create a megathread... It's the biggest political news story in years and they're trying to act like it's not happening. Even FOX NEWS acknowledges it's happened. Should reddit admins step in if a popular subreddit is so clearly compromised? I don't really know where else to ask this question and am concerned it will lead to a ban, but I had to ask somewhere that has a lot of eyes on it.

r/TooAfraidToAsk Jun 21 '22

Meta Introducing the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) wiki!

187 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 Jun 20 '22

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

25 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 Jun 13 '22

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

95 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk Jun 17 '22

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

33 Upvotes

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 Aug 31 '22

Meta What's up with reddit hating on NFTs/blockchain/crypto?

0 Upvotes

I've noticed it's very popular on reddit to shit on crypto and NFT technology whenever possible. But how many of you genuinely understand how blockchains work, or how ownership works on the blockchain?

NFTs don't have to be just pictures. Screenshotting an NFT doesn't mean you own it and it doesn't mean you can reap the rewards of owning an NFT by just downloading pictures. If your address is not listed as the owner on the public ledger, you don't get shit. NFTs are akin to digital passes. Ownership of any asset on the blockchain is totally public and immutable unless the owner of an asset voluntarily relinquishes ownership to someone else or to a contract. And unless one of you has cracked the asymmetric encryption used in blockchain your assets are dramatically more secure than in traditional financial banks.

Yes, there are scams in this space, just like there are thousands and thousands of FIAT scams.

If I truly own my money (meaning it's not just a bank letting me use what they "say" is mine), and I can directly transfer this money to anyone anywhere in the world at any time for anything and for any reason, how is this not utility?

Really feels like ignorant bandwagoning and a genuine lack of understanding on how this tech actually works.

r/TooAfraidToAsk Jun 17 '22

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?

5 Upvotes

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 Aug 28 '22

Meta What's Reddit's Idea of Moderately or Very Infuriating?

2 Upvotes

To me, massive littering in Edinburgh (or whatever's going on there,) a positive COVID test, excessive water use by celebrities and a $700 waiting room fine for someone who DIDN'T get treated are all at least moderately infuriating, possibly very infuriating, but these are examples of posts on r/mildlyinfuriating.

The fact that sub isn't called r/averagelyinfuriating or r/veryinfuriating makes me question what Reddit does consider to be moderately or very infuriating.

r/TooAfraidToAsk Jun 06 '22

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?

45 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk Aug 01 '22

Meta do everyone like to know about NFTs and crypto ?

0 Upvotes

6 months back. my friends always talk about in some conversation when we go out or meet at the restaurant ! i feel left out when I am with them ! its like a peer pressure for me back then now i work for an NFT company and they are jealous , do all people learn NFT and crypto by peer pressure ? or by interest ?

r/TooAfraidToAsk Aug 17 '21 This Silver Helpful Wholesome Hugz All-Seeing Upvote Ally

Meta Anyone belittling someone else for a "google-able" question or insulting people for asking their questions will recieve a 3 day ban. This isn't a new rule, it's been stated in the first paragraph of our sidebar since we started.

20.9k Upvotes

Wish you guys gave a shit about things that actually matter instead of coming online and, instead of assuming people are being legitimate in a sub called TOO AFRAID TO ASK, you're too busy "sleuthing" their post history and demanding to know why we let people farm karma here, allow questions that are google-able etc etc.

If someone were farming karma, don’t you think we have better metrics and bots providing us data than your 20 minutes (lol nice use of time) to scour some random OPs post history? If someone is karma farming here, it’ll come out in the wash. Regardless you should always either assume someone is asking genuinely and try to answer or assume they’re not asking genuinely and IGNORE THE POST. The part where you get involved to post something nasty is when I have to get involved and let me tell you, I HATE getting involved over NOTHING.

Considering that reading the rules prior to posting is a requirement in just about every sub on this website, from now on any user that draws attention to the fact that they've not read our rules and engages in belittling an OP for asking a "google-able" question will receive a 3 day ban with a lovely reminder and link to our rules and sidebar. Belittling an OP because you think they have asked a question you deem dumb will also receive a 3 day ban.

We would like to also take this moment to remind you that this sub utilizes strikes against accounts, repeat offenders will be permanently banned.

No one among the mod team cares if the OP posts regularly on karma-farming subs, no one among the mod team makes assumptions regarding the circumstances a question has been asked. IF the question appears genuine, IF the OP is attempting to engage with people trying to educate / discuss with them, then this is the place for it. Google does not always generate discussion, and people looking up answers to things does not always lead them to a fully correct answer. Admittedly, there are many reasons why someone would not be capable of correctly googling something or leading themselves to the correct answer. Some people may just want to have a discussion.

TL;DR Regardless of the robust-ness of the question, you have no right in this sub to belittle someone for asking. We're coming down hard for it now. This serves as a sub-wide warning. No one among the mod team cares if you stopped to read it before posting your vitriol online.

r/TooAfraidToAsk Aug 14 '22

Meta Do some people actually like the “do guys/girls actually like ________________________________________” posts?

0 Upvotes

We have fun here.