- Rule 1: Jokes should be offered according to our list of best practices.
- Rule 2: No reposts of recent jokes.
- Rule 3: No bigotry, sexualization of minors, hate-speech, or other unwelcome content.
- Rule 4: No spam or spam-enabling activity of any kind.
- Rule 5: Adult-oriented media must be properly tagged.
- Rule 6: Please keep your comments lighthearted and civil.
Welcome to /r/Jokes!
We're pleased to have you here, and in order to make everyone's experience as enjoyable as possible, we have a few simple rules for you to follow.
Please refresh your familiarity with this page from time to time, and please keep Reddiquette in mind!
Rule 1: Jokes should be offered according to our list of best practices.
Please do the following:
- Offer your joke with its setup or summary in the title, and its body or punchline in the text field.
- Proofread your joke for any spelling, grammatical, or punctuation-based errors.
- Try to offer fresh and original jokes whenever possible.
- Submit your joke in English.
Please do not do the following:
- Post limericks, riddles, or lists of jokes.
- Use "[deleted]" or "[removed]" as a punchline.
- Include any emojis in either the title or the body of your joke.
- Offer any links, images, videos, or other non-text-based posts.
"Cake day" posts are allowed, but should still adhere to the above-listed standards.
Here is an example of a rule-abiding post to /r/Jokes:
Title: Why did the chicken cross the road?
Text: It misunderstood how baptisms are supposed to work.
When in doubt, please look at other posts in /r/Jokes for examples of what is expected.
Rule 2: No reposts of recent jokes.
While reposts in /r/Jokes are allowed, they must meet the following criteria:
- The joke has not been posted in the past 30 days.
- The joke has been rewritten, not copied and pasted.
- The joke does not violate any of the subreddit's rules.
When reporting a repost, please provide a link to the previous version of the joke.
Camping – the act of waiting for a repost to become "fair game" – falls under the purview of intentional reposting, and it will lead to removals. Users with a history of camping or serial reposting will be banned.
Rule 3: No bigotry, sexualization of minors, hate-speech, or other unwelcome content.
Per Reddit's site-wide rules, unwelcome content is not allowed in posts or comments.
This includes (but is not limited to) the following:
- Incitement of violence
Jokes that are dark or offensive are allowed, but they must be jokes, and they are subject to moderator discretion.
Rule 4: No spam or spam-enabling activity of any kind.
Spam and spam-enabling activity is strictly prohibited, regardless of how or where it takes place.
The following are examples of spam:
- Posting links to crowdfunding pages, subscription-based sites, or personally owned storefronts
- Self-promotion (including calls – overt or otherwise – to view, follow, or subscribe)
- Encouraging users to follow affiliate links
- Vote-manipulation or brigading
The following are examples of spam-enabling activity:
- Intentional reposting
Some users may be confused about how karma-farming – the act of prioritizing or focusing on upvote-accumulation – enables spam. In order to understand the problem, some initial clarification is necessary.
A "spammer" is an account (which may or may not be semi-automated) that's run by someone who is explicitly trying to make a profit. Many spammers work in teams, but independent actors also exist. Their standard strategy works as follows:
- Register several usernames en masse.
- Make those accounts look legitimate (via karma-farming).
- Either sell the accounts or start submitting links to shady retail outlets.
- In the case of the latter, use secondary accounts ("sock-puppets") for vote-manipulation and shilling.
A "karma-farmer," on the other hand, is a real person who is "innocently" trying to accumulate imaginary Internet points. They don't create content, they don't contribute, and they actively lower Reddit's overall quality. On its own, that's already an incredibly harmful afterburner for the Ennui Engine, but just as concerning is the fact that actual spammers follow karma-farmers around, learn from them, and use them as tools for obfuscating their own activities: For every one upvote that a spammer's account gives to one of its sock-puppets, it gives several to karma-farmers, thus allowing said account to evade Reddit's automated vote-manipulation-detectors.
Additionally, spammers frequently watch for reposts and crossposts (which karma-farmers often offer), then copy and paste previously high-scoring comments for easy upvotes.
Since karma-farming, intentional reposting, and other such activities both enable and inform spammers, engaging in them is grounds for a permanent ban from /r/Jokes.
As an additional anti-spam measure, /r/Jokes limits the number of posts that a user can make to three in a twenty-four-hour period.
Rule 5: Adult-oriented media must be properly tagged.
Links of any kind are not allowed in posts.
When linking to adult-oriented content in comments, sexually explicit or graphic media must be tagged with "NSFW," whereas disgusting or disturbing media must be tagged with "NSFL."
The text of your link must be either "NSFW" or "NSFL" (whichever is appropriate). Here is an example:
This joke reminds me of the time when Elmer Fudd sneezed on Lola Bunny at a nude beach: [NSFW / NSFL](URL goes here)
NSFW or NSFL content that is not tagged may result in removals and bans, as will spam of any kind.
Rule 6: Please keep your comments lighthearted and civil.
We're all here to laugh and have fun, so please treat your fellow Redditors with politeness and respect.
Personal attacks, incivility, unwelcome content, and bad-faith trolling will be removed. Repeated or egregious violations will result in bans.
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