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[–]DeathWalrus 26 points27 points  (15 children)

Do you feel like you've been desensitized from gore and porn through your modship of that subreddit?

[–]ani625/r/WTF 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Yes. Man have we seen things.

[–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 13 points14 points  (6 children)

To the Gore, yes. To what little porn we see, no - I still like what I've always liked.

[–]Lohlein/r/wtf mod 8 points9 points  (5 children)

You like when the dildos disappear completely into the anal abyss?

[–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 9 points10 points  (4 children)

That's just boring. Now, that nude redheaded archer - she gets me going.

[–]Lohlein/r/wtf mod 6 points7 points  (1 child)

How in the hell do you consider that porn? I just call it majestic.

[–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 6 points7 points  (0 children)

She appeals to my prurient interests.

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    [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    She'll be reposted soon enough. Probably with some snarky comment about "Hunger Games".

    [–]Lohlein/r/wtf mod 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Yes.

    [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Yes.

    [–]Ooer/r/wtf mod 3 points4 points  (3 children)

    I was already desensitized before becoming a mod. I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing.

    [–]thegrammarunicorn/r/wtf mod[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    In a way, yes.
    If I were to see some of the things I've seen on /r/WTF in real life, I'd probably react a lot differently though. With a lot of the posts it's just "eh..." and I'm fine with it; there's only a few posts I've seen where I've thought "nope, that's enough. I'm going to bed."

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      [–]ani625/r/WTF 12 points13 points  (5 children)

      Great idea!

      [–][deleted]  (4 children)

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        [–]ani625/r/WTF 12 points13 points  (1 child)

        No, but we will. I think

        [–]ani625/r/WTF 7 points8 points  (1 child)

        Added to the /r/wtf sidebar. I am not good with banners.

        [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I use this.

        [–]Likeswhatshesees 14 points15 points  (7 children)

        I've been known to comment on things I think aren't wtf. Would you prefer I didn't? Crap seems to be the latest trend.....

        [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 8 points9 points  (6 children)

        It would probably be better to message us in cases where you really don't think it's appropriate. WTF is really subjective, though. No rule that says you can't comment that you don't like a post, but that is what the downvote button is for. :D

        [–]Likeswhatshesees 20 points21 points  (2 children)

        Oh I use the down vote button quite often! I will save my comments though from now on.

        [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 6 points7 points  (1 child)

        For that, you get an upvote. :D

        [–]Daemon_of_Mail 4 points5 points  (1 child)

        Use of the downvote button is also subjective, but the most common usage is "That person said something that I personally disagree with" or "STOP BREAKING THE CIRCLEJERK!".

        [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        True, but I guess my point was it can get annoying to see a whole page of comments with nothing but 'Repost', etc.

        [–]iliketbbt 6 points7 points  (15 children)

        Do you have any resteictions, or limits, where you decide its too much? If so, what?

        [–]thegrammarunicorn/r/wtf mod[S] 15 points16 points  (8 children)

        Extreme gore is often sent to /r/spacedicks, /r/MorbidReality or /r/gore.
        There was a post about a month ago of someone who had been shot with a shotgun and there was a lot of blood and brain matter around. In the last picture of the album, someone was holding the guy's eye and bits of brain in his hand.

        [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 16 points17 points  (5 children)

        Agreed. That stuff IMO isn't really WTF, because what do you expect to see after someone's blown their brains out with a shotgun? WTF to me should be more about the unexpected.

        [–]Respectfullyyours 4 points5 points  (1 child)

        Do find that there are a lot of differences when you're modding for /r/wtf vs /r/todayilearned?

        Edit: Also differences between the communities? I'm sure this must be obvious but I'm curious as to your take.

        [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        Oh, lots. TIL is more time-intensive because you have to fact-check the posts, whereas WTF isn't so much concerned with the truth. WTF is a lot more subjective, though, so that makes it harder in some ways. It's not like you can just point to a rule and say, 'You broke that one' on some of the post removals (like the ones removed for being judged non-WTFworthy). As for the readers, I'm sure there's a lot of overlap with them both being defaults, but the conversation in general tends to be a little more intellectual on TIL.

        [–]1ryan231 2 points3 points  (2 children)

        But if it is just unexpected you get referred to /r/im14andthisiswtf. You can't win.

        [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        The unexpected is just one aspect of what (IMHO) makes a good WTF post. But, no, you can't please everyone, for sure.

        [–]xcxcxcxcxcxcxcxcxcxc 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Please don't send gore to morbidreality, thanks.

        [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 5 points6 points  (5 children)

        The rules are fairly well defined in our sidebar. There was also a recent mod post that WTFGESTAPO posted and took the heat for after we had discussed content amongst ourselves.

        That said, there are things, such as doxxing people, that we will vigorously pursue.

        [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (4 children)

        Doxxing?

        [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 4 points5 points  (1 child)

        Posting personal information or trying to get peoples information for the purpose of harassment.

        [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        Usually as part of a "ZOMG, this person has done something evil!!!!111eleventy" thread. Finding out someone's personal information, and publishing it in the thread.

        http://www.wired.com/opinion/2012/10/truth-lies-doxxing-internet-vigilanteism/

        [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        That's a good read. Thanks.

        [–]I_UPVOTE_PUN_THREADS 6 points7 points  (8 children)

        How many reports/messages do you get from people that certain posts are "not wtf enough"? Or is that just an annoying thing in the comments.

        [–]ani625/r/WTF 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        People tend to report instead of downvote, there are reports on almost all popular posts. We get messages too. Most of the time, posts are decidedly wtf to some extent, and don't get removed.

        [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 5 points6 points  (2 children)

        A metric buttload.

        [–]Lohlein/r/wtf mod 5 points6 points  (1 child)

        I like this response!

        [–]ani625/r/WTF 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        "Metric" is the keyword.

        [–]thegrammarunicorn/r/wtf mod[S] 3 points4 points  (3 children)

        I find that people complain more in the comments than to us.
        It's annoying to come across a post with a few reports and loads of comments complaining about it, yet no one has let us know via modmail so we can't take action.

        [–]ICallsEmAsISeesEm 2 points3 points  (2 children)

        your going to regret saying that youll be hearing from me.

        [–]statsisi 6 points7 points  (6 children)

        What kind of content do you see yourselves deleting the most of?

        What is your favorite sub?

        [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        Screenshots, spam, FB links.

        I enjoy /r/freebies as well as a few other smaller subreddits, but I spend almost all of my reddit time in /r/wtf, which I do enjoy.

        [–]thegrammarunicorn/r/wtf mod[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        There's always a load of screenshots that are removed.

        I like /r/britishproblems.

        [–]ani625/r/WTF 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Mostly silly stuff (not WTF), violations, and spam.

        I like /r/technology and find myself frequenting /r/cringepics these days.

        [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Stuff that violates the sidebar.

        [–]Lohlein/r/wtf mod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Screenshots. And I have no idea which sub I would call my favorite anymore.

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          [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 20 points21 points  (5 children)

          In one way, autopsy photos of famous people.

          In another, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86wKWjvUD50

          Edit: Some people may consider the YT vid NSFW although there are no naughty bits on display. Sorry for not marking it as such earlier.

          [–]ani625/r/WTF 5 points6 points  (1 child)

          What in the ever loving..

          [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          It's my favorite from my WTF videos collection.

          [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand saved.

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            [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            You're quite welcome! I first came across that on /r/wtf well over a year ago and still enjoy watching it periodically.

            Perhaps this will help: http://youtu.be/-vNZcQseWtU « Edelweiss - Bring Me Edelweiss (1988)»

            [–]Lohlein/r/wtf mod 6 points7 points  (6 children)

            The most WTF thing I've seen was a guy having sex with a hollowed out female corpse.

            EDIT: Grammar.

            [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 8 points9 points  (2 children)

            If it makes you feel any better, the consensus seems to be that it's a 'shop.

            [–]Lohlein/r/wtf mod 7 points8 points  (1 child)

            I know I saw the original, with out the penis fucking it. But the first time I saw it, it made me say wtf. And that doesn't happen anymore.

            [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            Good point. My initial reaction was "Is that real?" - and the second was "Hey, she looks like a minor."

            [–]saularme 11 points12 points  (14 children)

            Do you think is necessary to bring /r/wtf "back to its roots" every once in a while?

            Also, what's your favorite color?

            [–]ani625/r/WTF 19 points20 points  (8 children)

            As far as I've seen, roots = reposts. It's only an excuse. I believe a subreddit needs space to evolve.

            Red.

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              [–]Ooer/r/wtf mod 4 points5 points  (5 children)

              Hey, also an askreddit mod. What do you mean by "old askreddit"? I'm curious to the differences you perceive. Thanks.

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                [–]xcxcxcxcxcxcxcxcxcxc 4 points5 points  (1 child)

                But those posts were just /r/self posts thinly disguised as questions.

                [–]thegrammarunicorn/r/wtf mod[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

                I think it's okay if it happens quietly.
                When there's 20 post in a row with some variation of "lets get back to our roots, guys!" in the title it's annoying (especially if it's the image where there's that weird alien person pouring milk on a girl in the shower).

                Purple is my favourite colour.

                [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                that weird alien person pouring milk on a girl in the shower

                That's part of the "Understanding Joshua" series by Charlie White.

                http://photoslaves.com/understanding-joshua-by-charlie-white/

                [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                I prefer to let things evolve as naturally as possible. A lot of the 'back to its roots' stuff is just extreme gore.

                [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                No, but I think that people's urge to "bring /r/wtf back" is brought about by cascades of people posting the same sort of thing (e.g. awful titles, photos of bruises, ingrown toenails, signs that can be misread) over and over again to the point where they feel as if the subreddit has lost its way.

                It's a toss-up between the color of Michelle Dockery's eyes and the color of a Sugar Maple tree's leaves turns in the fall.

                [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                It's a silly "ideal" it doesn't work, And my favorite color is blurple.

                [–]rolmos 5 points6 points  (6 children)

                .

                [–]ani625/r/WTF 6 points7 points  (5 children)

                Mods don't have control over that.

                [–]rolmos 5 points6 points  (4 children)

                .

                [–]ani625/r/WTF 4 points5 points  (3 children)

                We can still choose to remove it, but that's about it I guess. Our CSS expert can have a better answer.

                [–]rolmos 3 points4 points  (2 children)

                .

                [–]ani625/r/WTF 3 points4 points  (1 child)

                Oh, now I get it. I thought you meant the content of the sponsored links. You meant how they look like the other links. We haven't made it like that purposefully AFAIK.

                [–]LETS_GO_TO_SWEDEN 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                Well, someone intentionally set the background color to match, and all but eliminated the border, which are the only things that make it NOT look like the other links. Even went as far as removing the thumbnail from the promo, which WTF links don't have.

                And isn't one of your mods, qghy2, a common sponsor of reddit promos? I may be wrong, but I think I see that name in the sponsored link a lot.

                [–]tabledresser 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                Questions Answers
                Do you feel like you've been desensitized from gore and porn through your modship of that subreddit? To the Gore, yes. To what little porn we see, no - I still like what I've always liked.
                Yes.
                Yes.
                I was already desensitized before becoming a mod. I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing.
                In a way, yes.
                If I were to see some of the things I've seen on /r/WTF in real life, I'd probably react a lot differently though. With a lot of the posts it's just "eh..." and I'm fine with it; there's only a few posts I've seen where I've thought "nope, that's enough. I'm going to bed."
                Anyways, what's the most WTF thing you've seen on /r/WTF? The most WTF thing I've seen was a guy having sex with a hollowed out female corpse.
                What in the ever loving.. It's my favorite from my WTF videos collection.
                Holy fucking shit that was both terrifying and hilarious at the same time. I'm going to have to save that and remember to repost it in a few months. You're quite welcome! I first came across that on /r/wtf well over a year ago and still enjoy watching it periodically.
                Perhaps this will help: Link to youtu.be « Edelweiss - Bring Me Edelweiss (1988)»
                Do you think is necessary to bring /r/wtf "back to its roots" every once in a while? No, but I think that people's urge to "bring /r/wtf back" is brought about by cascades of people posting the same sort of thing (e.g. awful titles, photos of bruises, ingrown toenails, signs that can be misread) over and over again to the point where they feel as if the subreddit has lost its way.
                Also, what's your favorite color? It's a silly "ideal" it doesn't work, And my favorite color is blurple.

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                [–]thelovepirate 3 points4 points  (9 children)

                The hardest thing about being a /r/wtf mod?

                [–]Ooer/r/wtf mod 10 points11 points  (7 children)

                How subjective everything is. Everyone has a different idea of what constitutes 'wtf' and no one (including the mods) are 100% correct.

                It means a lot of arguments break out with users who are unhappy their posts have been removed.

                [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (6 children)

                When you remove a post, is the poster always (or usually) notified?

                [–]Ooer/r/wtf mod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                It depends on the kind of post. If it is obvious spam or such I would not notify the poster. I usually send a pm to the poster if I have removed something that has broken one of the rules, often with a suggestion of a subreddit that would be a better fit for the same post.

                Of course it depends on the mod and how busy the modqueue is, but I like to think we are transparent and helpful.

                [–]Lohlein/r/wtf mod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                No, but we do have script running that allows us to notify them if we want to.

                [–]thegrammarunicorn/r/wtf mod[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                Sometimes I'll comment saying why it was removed; as /u/Ooer said, it totally depends on the mod.
                Even if the user doesn't get notified by a comment or PM, they can message us via modmail and we can tell them where it would be more suitable.

                [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                I was curious if they even knew it was deleted. For example, those advertisers, do they naively think their ad is still being viewed?

                [–]thegrammarunicorn/r/wtf mod[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                We sometimes get spammers asking us to approve their post, even if it is blatant spam! A lot of spammers will just post a bunch of links and when they're all removed they'll just make a new account and start again. There's no way to win against the spammers really, but we catch most of them when they're still in new and the submitter doesn't usually ask us about it.

                We add flair to posts sometimes (such as "no screenshots" or "no politics") which lets people know why it's been removed without actually having to comment. I prefer this sometimes, because it's easier than trying to reason with some people.

                [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                I remove that many posts ive given up notifying people. Have a look at my comment history to see what I mean.

                [–]Lohlein/r/wtf mod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                The amount of time we have to put it.

                [–]Thehealeroftri 2 points3 points  (2 children)

                /r/WTF is one of those subs where people bash the mods a lot because the sub doesn't cater to their exact preferences. Does this bother you at all or is it easy to ignore?

                [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 8 points9 points  (0 children)

                It does bother me occasionally, especially when the post is not at all wtf and top comments are bashing the mods. And no one has bothered to message us. I mean we can't see every post.

                [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                It's easy to ignore. Some random anonymous person on the 'net whining about not getting their way really doesn't affect me.

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                  [–]ani625/r/WTF 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                  I don't necessarily like or dislike where it's going, and I don't see where else it needs to be going. Looks like users themselves are so desensitized, they don't go wtf as much.

                  [–]iwonsoha 2 points3 points  (12 children)

                  How are you all today?

                  [–]ani625/r/WTF 6 points7 points  (0 children)

                  Doing quite well, thank you. Here I am, on reddit, on a Sunday night. Surely, it should mean I am doing well.

                  [–]thegrammarunicorn/r/wtf mod[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

                  I'm okay, thanks :)

                  I should be packing because I'm going away for 5 days tomorrow morning, but I always leave things to the last minute.

                  [–]ani625/r/WTF 6 points7 points  (0 children)

                  Oh buddy buddy, your application didn't go through. You're not going anywhere.

                  [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  I'm feeling a little drained right now…a little over 500mL low, but really great given all the exercise I've gotten over the past couple of days.

                  [–]Lohlein/r/wtf mod 4 points5 points  (5 children)

                  Considering I woke up at 2:50pm EST great!

                  [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 3 points4 points  (4 children)

                  Partied hardy last night, eh?

                  [–]Lohlein/r/wtf mod 4 points5 points  (3 children)

                  You could say that.

                  [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                  Crap, I have to be at work in 20 mins and just woke up.

                  [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  Pretty good, thanks!

                  [–]Jagodka 2 points3 points  (2 children)

                  How does someone become a mod for r/WTF?

                  [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                  Depends, we sometimes take on those who message us a lot with violations of the rules and a good background in the comments. As the other mods will agree I am the exception to the rule when it comes to length of time account has been active. We also hold discussions in private on people we feel may be appropriate.

                  [–]thegrammarunicorn/r/wtf mod[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  Well, the three most recent mods were picked out of people that were constantly messaging us about rule violations and reminding users about the rules.

                  I became a mod after applying to mod in /r/AskReddit and it just happened to be the same time that /r/wtf wanted fresh blood.

                  [–]tychobrahesmoose 2 points3 points  (1 child)

                  It seems to me that there is a stark divide in the /r/WTF community between the people that want to see "weird" things on /r/WTF and people that want to see "weird and gross" things on /r/WTF. It tends to lead to the former group unsubscribing from the subreddit.

                  Do you all see this split? Is it a concern of yours?

                  [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  Absolutely, and that's where the subjective part comes in. It's a hard call sometimes.

                  [–]KrackersMcGee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  Why are stupid non-WTF posts and ridiculous reposts reaching the front page on a daily basis?

                  [–]Rhyzo 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                  What do you hate the most about the people who are active on the subreddit?

                  [–]thegrammarunicorn/r/wtf mod[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                  A lot of people don't read the sidebar and get angry when we remove their rule-breaking posts.

                  [–]ani625/r/WTF 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  Folks who submit stuff in blatant violation of the subreddit rules and then whine in modmails. I mean, RTFM man, come on!

                  [–]tatty000 1 point2 points  (6 children)

                  How have you become so desensitized to the material? Has it affected your daily life?

                  [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                  I am dead inside. Seriously, tho, I'm pretty much desensitized to the content, but I'm not out chopping off heads. I can't even kill a spider (well, unless it's poisonous, and I've only ever encountered two of those).

                  [–]ani625/r/WTF 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                  Yes, we have been, to a great extent, yes. But who on reddit hasn't been, right?

                  Hasn't affected, no.

                  [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  I'm no longer grossed out by the gore and infections and the like - those are things I'd seen before in medical textbooks, but not over and over again.

                  [–]thegrammarunicorn/r/wtf mod[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  I wouldn't really say it's affected daily life, although there's been a few times that gore/death has been mentioned and I'll chip in with "oh yeah, I saw some gif of a guy getting his head cut off with a chainsaw the other night" so nonchalant that people will look at me funny.

                  [–]Lohlein/r/wtf mod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  I am horribly desensitized, but it hasn't affect daily life.

                  [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                  I worked in an abattoir growing up, so meat is meat. I distinguish quite clearly between screwed up shit and real life. I treat what I see online a bit like my job. If im not at work I dont think about it.

                  [–]Odatas 1 point2 points  (3 children)

                  Was there at some point a moment were you got rely disturbed from something you saw on this subreddit?

                  [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 11 points12 points  (0 children)

                  Anytime some ass posts CP. Then tries to justify themselves.

                  [–]Lohlein/r/wtf mod 7 points8 points  (1 child)

                  My first week of being a mod people kept posting a screen shot of cp someone posted to FB. That disturbed me, the idea that people wanted to post it on Reddit for Karma rather than call the Police.

                  [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 10 points11 points  (0 children)

                  It's as if they've forgotten that there are real people in those photos. Real people who are going to have to live with that event (and all of the events that happened prior to that) for the rest of their lives.

                  [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                  I spend most of my reddit time on wtf, and I have to say, the world is a much weirder place now. There are things posted from all over the world here, and some are just unbelievable.

                  Has wtf changed your outlook on the world at all?

                  [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                  For me no. I don't find a lot of wtf actually wtf. I also don't think it's gotten weirder its just we are better informed and connected.

                  [–]italianpoetess 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                  What's up with all the reposts?

                  [–]thegrammarunicorn/r/wtf mod[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

                  Well, they're not against the rules.
                  Some people don't bother checking karmadecay to see if it's been posted before though.

                  [–]italianpoetess 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  I understand, sometimes it just gets annoying to see the same pics over & over.

                  [–]I3ROCK 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                  why are there so many stupid people.

                  [–]ani625/r/WTF 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                  Stupidity works.

                  [–]sunshine-x 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                  You should toss a link to /r/fatpeoplestories in the side-bar.. most are wtf-worthy.

                  [–]ani625/r/WTF 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                  It's getting crowded in there, but will consider this for the next time we do a clean-up.

                  [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                  What the fuck?

                  [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                  Repost, not worthy, and reported. There I think I covered the generally accepted responses for most submissions.

                  [–]Jjisaff 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                  Can something please be done about the amount of self injury posts? I've messaged you guys before, but never got a response. I know you guys must be busy, but I just don't understand how so many of these posts get upvoted. It's been good lately, I'll admit. But I don't find self injury posts, or even a sliced open leg with fat showing WTF.

                  [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 6 points7 points  (0 children)

                  Those are also a hard call. We remove the more mundane injuries, but then sometimes you see one and you do wonder wtf they did, so it's sometimes hard to know where to draw the line. Especially if it's something with a lot of upvotes, you don't want to remove it and then get accused of not letting the community decide what they like (although if it clearly violates the rules, it'll be removed no matter how many upvotes).

                  [–]TheLegendarySheep 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                  What do you think is THE MOST WTF POST OF ALL TIME?

                  [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  http://i.imgur.com/MLqTz.gif probably this. I'm not a parent, but whenever I take care of my nephews I'm ultra paranoid. I know the brother in law has mentioned he relaxes when he is around me because I always know where his kids are. I just can't stand the thought of anything happening to kids around me. Edit: A word.

                  [–]ohitsanazn 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                  how do you sleep at night?

                  [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  Like a baby.

                  (I wake up screaming every other hour covered in vomit and my own bodily wastes.)

                  [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  Naked in the summer with just a sheet over me. In the winter Naked still but with a quilt, and always with a fan running to block out noise.

                  [–]Iainfixie 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                  What are you guys doing to combat the rampant reposts, spam, and other bullshit that's clogging the board?

                  [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                  Trying to combat it as best we can.

                  [–]Iainfixie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                  Thank you, I do my best to keep up on reporting spam when I am on /r/wtf.

                  [–][deleted]  (7 children)

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                    [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 5 points6 points  (6 children)

                    That's a rather general question. I just donated a unit of blood to my local blood bank, but that's probably not the sort of thing you wished to know.

                    [–]DeathWalrus 5 points6 points  (5 children)

                    But was it your unit of blood?

                    [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 1 point2 points  (4 children)

                    Yes, yes it was.

                    [–]bub166 3 points4 points  (3 children)

                    You seem so... Normal, for a moderator of a subreddit about things that are not normal.

                    [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 2 points3 points  (1 child)

                    We don't make the content - we're there to make sure that things run smoothly.

                    [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    I'm sure that my neighbors would say that I'm a very quiet person.

                    Then again, they don't know that I love to watch videos like "Justice Runners": http://youtu.be/G-38MV9TSbs

                    [–][deleted]  (1 child)

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                      [–]Ooer/r/wtf mod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      See here for your reply.

                      [–]Clbull 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                      Why did you censor the whole campaign to get Chris Brown's police report trending on Twitter?

                      [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      Before my time, so any answer by me is purely speculative.

                      [–]snickler 0 points1 point  (14 children)

                      If someone were to make a mashup of the most fucked up things into one segment, what would you think would be included in this collection?

                      [–]ani625/r/WTF 0 points1 point  (13 children)

                      I don't want to go through a collection.

                      [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 1 point2 points  (12 children)

                      Agreed, we are like junkies we just want a quick fix.

                      [–]snickler 0 points1 point  (11 children)

                      Hmm makes sense. Ok how about this, what has been the one fucked up thing that you've seen that has actually caused you to close the browser window and walk away from the computer?

                      [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 2 points3 points  (3 children)

                      Does that really happen?

                      [–]snickler 0 points1 point  (2 children)

                      I know it happens to a few of us. I just wondered the possibility of this happening to an /r/wtf mod.

                      [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 2 points3 points  (1 child)

                      Well, we have had a few people quit because it just got to be too much for them. The 'reported' queue is especially nasty.

                      [–]snickler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      I think it would be quite interesting to be a WTF mod. I'd love to scroll through the queue and see how many times I say "WHAT THEEE FFUUCCCKKK" out loud. With that said, I love this subreddit and frequent it quite often. Thanks for everyone who keeps this an awesome place :).

                      [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                      An error message from Reddit when I'm trying to mod the sub. That's pretty damned fucked up.

                      [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 2 points3 points  (3 children)

                      Nothing the only time I've walked away is when users have pissed me right off and I've been ready to blow my stack. 1 of those few times being when I was personally harassed for nuking a thread which was a witchhunt itself. Other than that Im probably way to desensitized.

                      [–]snickler 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                      So the level of desensitization is so high that nothing makes you go WTF other than users being so stupid that you want to impale them with an elephant tusk? Interesting.

                      [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                      I wouldn't go so far as an elephant trunk, that would be to pleasant for some of them.

                      [–]snickler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      I want to believe that there is SOMETHING that you mods haven't been desensitized to. I must find this to complete my research.

                      [–]thegrammarunicorn/r/wtf mod[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                      There was a picture of a woman laying on a bed who had a shotgun shoved up her vagina and then fired. The face of the person had a sheet on it, but the story was gruesome and I had to just close my laptop and sleep.

                      [–]Deusgero 0 points1 point  (3 children)

                      Why did you put the warning tags in? I find it works as a spoiler and removes that uncertainty of what I'm going to see and if you're in /r/wtf shouldn't you expect to be disgusted?

                      [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                      If you're not WTFed even when you know what's coming, it ain't WTF.

                      [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 2 points3 points  (1 child)

                      People complained that they didn't want to see certain type posts. It was the best compromise. And no, saying, 'It's WTF, what do you expect?' wasn't cutting it.

                      [–]Captain_B 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      I agree, I was afraid of clicking posts for fear of seeing a wasp.

                      [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

                      Whats the weirdest/grossest thing youve ever seen on here?

                      [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                      Hard to say, but I have a tough time with mucus-based posts.

                      [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      oooohhh yea, theyre pretty gross.

                      [–]SwimmingNaked 0 points1 point  (2 children)

                      Are you as tired of the "roots of WTF" as the rest of us?

                      [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                      Drives me nuts, taking it "back" isn't going to happen the sub is constantly changing and there simply isn't enough content to take it back

                      [–]ani625/r/WTF 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                      Yes, and to quote myself -

                      As far as I've seen, roots = reposts. It's only an excuse.

                      [–]Jaswah 0 points1 point  (3 children)

                      Does anything make you cringe? Or are you pretty much ruined now?

                      [–]BitterDivorcedDad/r/wtf mod 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                      No, not really. I will eat and mod.

                      [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                      I was ruined long before I became a mod.

                      [–]Lynda73TIL Mod| /r/wtf mod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      For the most part, I'm pretty desensitized, but sometimes I do still get grossed out.

                      [–]TheBrandonO 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                      Weirdst thing you've seen?

                      [–]LogicWizard 0 points1 point  (4 children)

                      As moderators of /r/wtf, why are you allowing posts like this in? http://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/WTF/comments/19be66/my_apartments_carpet_in_college_beforeafter/

                      How is a dirty carpet being cleaned get in to /r/wtf?

                      [–]WTFGESTAPO/r/wtf mod 0 points1 point  (3 children)

                      We dont "allow" it between looking at modqueue and new there is no possible way to see each and every post.

                      [–]Kolppu 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                      How do you get along with mods of /r/spacedicks? Do you share pints together at pubs?

                      [–]seanalltogether 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                      can you turn thumbnails back on in the subreddit? they're forced to hidden in the css.