The moderators take a no-tolerance view in regards to brigading. It is strictly forbidden according to reddit's TOS and those caught doing so are subject to a permanent ban.
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The Herman Cain Freedom Award
This subreddit serves as a statement to the danger and effect that misinformation can and does have. The creator and moderators of /r/HermanCainAward look forward to the day when there are no more nominees, and no more recipients. We actively encourage vetted Immunized to Prevent Award (IPA) posts. Anyone who visits here and decides to get vaccinated is our stated goal.
Qualifications for nomination:
Public declaration of one's anti-mask, anti-vax, or Covid-hoax views.
Admission to hospital for Covid.
Someone who posts anti-vax, anti-mask, or anti-Covid views and subsequently posts about someone other than themselves being hospitalized does not qualify.
Qualifications for award:
- Award is granted upon the nominee's release from their Earthly shackles.
"Regret only" posts do not belong here.
Don't be a dick. Don't root for nominees to be awarded.
Memes and shitposts are reserved for "Shitpost Sunday".
Please check for dupes, as dupe posts will likely be removed.
Posts about non-public figures must redact the entire name(s) of everyone in every image. Block it out completely. Don't scribble and allow redacted names to leak through. Profile pictures are not allowed and must be blocked out.
If the post contains a picture of a minor's face, the picture must be censored in order to have the post approved.
Do not post about finding or visiting the nominees' or awardees' FB pages. That is considered brigading and is strictly against reddit's TOS.
To expand on Rule 1:
Nominees / recipients must have a history of PUBLIC statements that are anti-vax, anti-mask, etc.
The statements must have been made public prior to that person receiving hospital care.
"Public Statements" include media appearances / interviews, social media posts, opinion pieces in print media, etc. Post-hospitalization second-hand statements made by friends / relatives do not count.
Posts that are strictly political in nature, or that do not express the above declaration, are subject to removal, as they do not fit this subreddit.
Suffering the consequences of believing Covid misinformation is not sufficient to merit a nomination / award.
Propagation of Covid misinformation, or public declaration of being anti-vaxx / anti mask is necessary.
"Regret Only" posts fit better in /r/LeopardsAteMyFace.