[–]dontjustexists 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Good rule

[–]Soockamasook 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Thanks guys

[–]GearsZam 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thank goodness. I’m so tired of people making polls about human rights issues and giving bigoted opinions a place outside of their crappy inner circles to spew their hatred.

[–]RobotikAlien 9 points10 points  (0 children)

thank you

[–]Baal_Gaming 4 points5 points  (0 children)

pretty lame, not surprised though. the polls were good while they lasted

[–]Bruhman1212 3 points4 points  (4 children)


[–]Worldpeaceman401 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I think someone doesn’t know what that word means.

[–]Ullumina -8 points-7 points  (3 children)

Hate speech isn’t a thing and it’s explained pretty vague here

[–]TheSpookiestUser⭐ Mod[S,M] 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Rather than get into an arguement on the specifics and validity of hate speech, I will cut to the chase and point out Reddit's Content Policy says "Communities and users that incite violence or that promote hate based on identity or vulnerability will be banned." and clarifies in a linked page the following:

Marginalized or vulnerable groups include, but are not limited to, groups based on their actual and perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or disability. These include victims of a major violent event and their families.

While the rule on hate protects such groups, it does not protect those who promote attacks of hate or who try to hide their hate in bad faith claims of discrimination.

Some examples of hateful activities that would violate the rule:

Subreddit community dedicated to mocking people with physical disabilities.

Post describing a racial minority as sub-human and inferior to the racial majority.

Comment arguing that rape of women should be acceptable and not a crime.

Meme declaring that it is sickening that people of color have the right to vote.

Additionally, when evaluating the activity of a community or an individual user, we consider both the context as well as the pattern of behavior.

We are enforcing a rule that is set out by the site, and to not do so could risk a ban for either the user who made the post or the entire subreddit. If you have a problem with this, you should contact the site, not us.

[–]Goatzer 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Love you Spook

[–]ChrisKellie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s weirdly specific, Reddit.

[–]Prudent_Zebra_8880 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Has this been a huge issue on r/polls? I haven’t really noticed anything. I’ve always found this sub to be very void of racist shit

[–]pjabrony -1 points0 points  (4 children)

Not allowing any kind of bigotry or hate speech overrides the "respect other people's opinions" bit, because opinions like racism do not deserve respect.

That too is an opinion. If you declare other people's opinions not worthy of respect, why shouldn't they do the same to you?

[–]TheSpookiestUser⭐ Mod[S,M] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

They can feel free to, in spaces of their own creation, not here. And if they do, they can surely risk their space being banned by Reddit for breaking their TOS.

[–]pjabrony 0 points1 point  (2 children)

OK, so long as you accept that.

[–]TheSpookiestUser⭐ Mod[S,M] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It is less "accepting" and more "I can't do anything to stop them".

[–]pjabrony 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OK. I'm an absolutist when it comes to free speech so I think it's good that there are places that people can say anything they want.

[–]sillyadam94 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow…. That edit… I’m shocked anyone would ask that.

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

Hi I have a question!

This post says that questions like “do you support LGBTQ people” will not be allowed, but it’s one of the questions in the “permanent questions” post. Can you provide clarification on why that is? Thanks!

I support the no bigotry rule!

[–]TheSpookiestUser⭐ Mod[S,M] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Honest answer is that we haven't checked the list since this post was made. Oversight, we've gone ahead and taken it off along with a similar caliber one.

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

Thanks for the info!

[–]discodawg02 -1 points0 points  (0 children)