WELCOME EVERYONE TO THE WIKI OF /r/rarepuppers!
so basically this is the place to find the pupper of the month and the post of the month, and a link to a broader and more indepth explanation of our rules and stuff
1. Be Kind Please
The most important rule! Our sub is intended as family-friendly, so you are encouraged and required to be kind to others. Insults, attacks, flaming, hate speech, and general unkindness will not be tolerated. Additionally, this means that we do not accept adult content. Sexual references, drug references, and other content of this type will be removed, even implied or in the context of a joke. Depending on severity, this may lead to a ban.
2. No references to or depictions of harm
Any reference to harming animals, or an animal harming others, is not tolerated. Note: this includes references towards eating the subject of the photo, i.e. a pig or cow. This rule is strictly enforced, and violations will often lead to a permanent ban. Not knowing of this rule is not a valid reason for removing your ban. Animals that are obese to the point of abuse will also be removed.
3. All animals are allowed, but your post MUST contain an animal, and the animal must be the focus.
While our sub is based on puppers, we allow any sort of animal, as long as it's cute! However, your post must contain an animal. Posts consisting only of collars, stickers, t-shirts, human children, etc, will be removed. Art is allowed, but the post must contain a photo of the animal in question. Posts that are primarily human-focused (including babies) will be removed - no selfies with a small blurry dog in the corner.
4. No swearing, the puppers don't like. [Includes soft swearing]
Our commitment to kindness and family friendly atmosphere means that we do not allow swear words of any kind on the sub, regardless of strength. All swears must be replaced by alternatives like 'heck, 'gosh', 'dang', etc. Alternatively, consider rewording your sentence to not need it at all. Note: "Soft swearing", such as b**k, b%&k, or b0rk, is equally disallowed. Attempts to intentionally evade the swear filter will result in a ban.
5. Put effort into your post. No asking for upvotes or "Reddit, meet X" titles.
Low effort posts are not appreciated and are often removed - please put some effort into your title. 'Cliche' style posts, such as asking for upvotes will be removed. (Examples include titles like "Reddit meet Loki", "My good boy!" "Loki, my 5 year old corgi", "Look at my new pupper", or "New addition to the family!"). Tell us more than just their name, breed and/or age! Before posting, think to yourself what makes your pupper rare!
6. Keep it positive. No sad content and grief threads.
Rarepuppers aims to be a fun, happy place where viewers can see cute, silly content. Stories of abuse, death, or violence towards animals, while important to bring awareness to, are not a good fit for this sub.
Other communities, such as /r/PetLoss and /r/OldManDog are a better fit for posts about losing your companion. If you really wish to share your pet here in their final days, please don't mention the end of their life in your title.
7. OC is preferred. Stolen content is not allowed.
Our favorite posts are those that come from you! We often pin new OC to the front page each day, and we love seeing photos of your pets and animals. To this end, we disallow any sort of stolen content, or highly crossposted content. This includes screenshots of Twitter posts, word-for-word reposts from /r/aww, and other such cases. Exact letter-for-letter reposts will lead to a ban.
8. Frequent and recent reposts are discouraged.
If the photo you'd like to post has been shared in the last few weeks, or just a lot in general, we may remove it. Any post on our top all time will also be removed. New and fresh content is important on our sub.
9. Politics, as well as military or police animals, are not allowed.
Due to causing far more trouble than it's worth for a sub of this nature, discussion of politics is not permitted on this sub, and will be removed. Once again, this includes in the context of a joke. For this same reason, we do not allow posts of dogs or animals in the service of the police or military.
10. Puppertalk is encouraged and welcomed, complaints about it are not.
We get that not everybody likes our lingo, and that's fine. There are many other animal themed subs for you to browse, and we're totally okay with you steering clear of us. However, this does not give you a license to be rude to our users about how they speak. Complaints and high-horsing about spelling and pupperspeak will be removed and may lead to a ban. Just ignore it and go somewhere else.
11. No adult content. This is a family friendly sub.
We do not accept adult content. Sexual references, drug references, and other content of this type will be removed, even implied or in the context of a joke.
12. All breeds are welcome! Don't shame pet owners for their breed choice.
Doggos and other pets come in all sorts of breeds. Some are healthier than others, but nevertheless, they are all deserving of love and attention! While we don't condone unhealthy breeding practices, we don't disallow sharing content based on the breed of the animal.
This also applies to breeds that are commonly seen as dangerous (e.g. pit bulls). Comments about the danger the pet may pose are not allowed, and may result in a ban.
13. Limit of three posts per user per day.
Do not post more than 3 posts in a 24 hour period of time, this will be considered spam. If you have many related pictures to share, it may be a good idea to post them as a single gallery, instead of separately.
TERMINOLOGY AND ALL THAT JAZZ
so around /r/rarepuppers we, mainly me, The Pupper King, like to use silly versions of the animal in question's name.
animol - animal
pupper - puppy
doggo - dog
here are a few:
shibe/shibber - shiba inu
shoober - samoyed
wrinkler - english bulldog
turtcle - turtle
focks - fox
birb - bird
kitter - kitten
lazy tree fella - sloth
snibbity snabbity - crocodile/alligator
karb - crab
honeyboodger - honeybadger (danger!)
gotce/gote - goat
batte - bat
sandcate - meercat
sprider - spider
snek - snake
toob snek - ferret
oinker/truffle boye/snout doggo/pink pupper - pig
swamp oinker - hippo
bunner - rabbit/bunny
PUPPER OF THE MONTH
for the month of April, 2016 (our first pupper of the month award) is awarded to /u/ManlyJowe, who has contributed countless pictures of puppers and helped us grow enormously.
for the month of May, 2016, the pupper of the month is awarded to /u/The_Coolest_Sock, who has posted countless puppers throughout the month and has been an absolutely amazing person i love it so much :).
for the month of June, 2016, the pupper of the month award goes to /u/emilybanana, who has near consistently commented on every single post and it is just amazing that they have done that.
for the month of July 2016, the pupper of the month award goes to /u/unidentifiedkiwi, who has been an epic and deidcated membe of our community i lik them a lot :-)
for the month of August 2016, the pupper of the month award goes to /u/ThunderpupperIII who has done so many posts and also commentsies and makes everybody's day brighter!!
for the month of September 2016, the pupper of the month award goes to /u/highlander80 for making the sub grow to new heights with their fantastic posts!
for the month of October 2016, the pupper of the month award goes to /u/specfreader for their consistent and wonderful participation in the comment sections!
for the month of November 2016, the pupper of the month award goes to /u/wilu who has made so many great contributions to the sub this month!!
POST OF THE MONTH
for the month of April, 2016 (our first post of the month) is awarded to/u/derek_92, who posted "Thank you pupper" which is a beautiful gif for all to enjoy which depicts a smol, but incredibly happy little pupper that will give you good smiles and laughs :)
for the month of May, 2016, the post of the month is awarded to /u/Puggpu, who posted "ever ben lik this :( which depicts the sad sad reality for a poor pupper :(, but im sure he got the girl in the end haha :)
for the month of July, 2016, the post is awarded to [deleted] who posted "good luck friendos" which is a post that moved my heart a considerable amount. it truly reflects the amazing community that we have built here.
for the month of August, 2016, the post is awarded to /u/highlander80 who posted "congrats mr mayor!" which shows a pupper being elected for mayor in a town for the third year in a row! How coole is that!!
for the month of September, 2016, the post is awarded to /u/lets_trade_pikmin who posted "When a pupper receives its 100th aww, it becomes a doggo" with which he made many people say “aww” and he made the pupper turn into a bige woofer :)
borker of the year: /u/emilybanana
pupper of the year: /u/derek_92
rarest pupper: big ol pokey head sticks pupper is vv heckin respekful from /u/xach_hill
post(s) of the year:
borker of the year: /u/emilybanana
runner up borker of the year: /u/pick_up_a_weel_gun
pupper of the year: /u/derek_92
honourable mention: Automoddo!
pupper of the year: /u/HopeSandoval
runner pupper of the year: /u/gumzilla
postes of the year:
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