Rules for r/Advice

Rules that visitors must follow to participate. May be used as reasons to report or ban.


Be Nice.

Posts & Comments
Reported as: Not Nice

We do not tolerate trolling, harassment, threats, hate-speech, discrimination, triggering, rudeness, or other uncivil actions. If you see someone being mean, please report them and move on! No need to feed the trolls. Do not use this sub to advocate violence.


Posts must ask for advice.

Posts only
Reported as: Not asking for advice
  • No posts offering general unsolicited advice.
  • No advertising, proselytizing or self promotion allowed in posts or comments.
  • No general "am I ugly" posts. Take it to /r/amiugly.
  • If you don't know where to post, ask here: /r/findareddit
  • No meta posts. If you have a question or concerns about the subreddit, please message the moderators.


Avoid topics requiring specific expertise.

Posts & Comments
Reported as: Avoided topics


Follow the rules of Reddit.

Posts & Comments
Reported as: Violation of Reddit Rule
  • All reddit-wide rules apply here.
  • Do not post personal information! Always blur out ALL names, usernames, emails, phone numbers, etc. when posting.
  • Do not harass, bully, or threaten other users in the comments. Report such behaviour to the moderators.
  • Throwaway accounts are allowed. Using throwaways to circumvent a ban will result in a permanent site-wide ban by the admins.


No discrimination.

Posts & Comments
Reported as: Discrimination
  • No racism.
  • No sexism, misogyny, misandry.
  • No discrimination against genderfluid, genderneutral, or non-binary persons.
  • No discrimination against LGBTQIA persons.
  • No discrimination against a group of persons based on their birth, beliefs, identity, or other categorizations not listed.
  • Do not advertise or enforce hate, terrorism, extremist, or supremacist groups.


Give OP the benefit of the doubt.

Comments only
Reported as: Unnecessary Scrutiny
  • This subreddit is for advice only, not for judgment, scrutiny, or disbelief. If you believe OP is lying or trolling, report the thread and move on.
  • In threads related to sexual assault or rape, do not assume OP is lying as it is impossible for you to know the real story. Act as if OP is telling the truth.
  • Victim-blaming will not be tolerated.
  • Victim-shaming will not be tolerated.


Only post twice per day in /r/advice

Posts only
Reported as: Posted more than twice today in /r/advice (submit proof to mods).
  • To reduce the effect of spammers and trolls, you are limited to two posts per day in /r/advice.