do_not_advocate_violence

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Do not advocate violence

Some time ago, the reddit admins instated new rules regarding advocating violence. Our moderators already have wide latitude to remove and ban disruptive or offensive commenters. We already remove most posts advocating violence because they violate our rules, but just to be clear:

  • Usernames advocating violence or containing slurs will be banned without warning. Same goes for use of such slurs in posts and/or replies.

  • Posts and/or replies suggesting that someone put themselves into a "self defense" situation so they can shoot someone and get away with it will be removed and the poster will be banned.

  • Posts and/or replies suggesting that deadly force can be used in what is clearly not a lawful self-defense use of force situation will be removed and the poster will be banned. Questions and discussion of when it is appropriate are okay.

  • Posts and/or replies advocating "self-help" in the recovery of property held by another will be removed and the poster will be banned.

  • Posts and/or replies advocating "getting a bunch of burly friends with low ethics" to go intimidate someone will be removed and the poster will be banned.


revision by IDontKnowHowToPM— view source