r/MurderedByWords • u/beerbellybegone • Sep 02 '20
Temporary Ban on US Politics
EDIT: The ban has been extended indefinitely, until such time where the mod team determines it's safe to revoke it. We've noticed that this sub does not suffer from lack of quality content without the political posts, and provides a safe haven from people, both in the US and overseas, who want a slight break from the incessant shitshow that is the US political system.
Members and subscribers of r/MurderedByWords - You have spoken, and we have listened.
Over the past year we've been deluged with messages, direct chats and modmails asking us to please do something about the incessant political posts on this sub. We have been called "a less funny version of r/politicalhumor", which is pretty damn insulting.
However, when we tried to have a temporary ban on all political content, the subreddit suffered - Less posts were submitted, which led to less comments and less interaction. We need to remember that the final purpose of this sub is to entertain our subscribers, visitors and lurkers, provide you the content you are looking for.
Fast forward to today - It's 2 months before the US Presidential, Congressional and Senatorial Elections, the political posts are getting worse than ever, and with them the requests to do something about it. To that end, the moderation team has discussed this, and beginning from Sept 3, we will be imposing a temporary ban on all things related to the US Elections until after Elections Day (Nov 3).
What does this mean? Posts meeting any of these criteria will be removed immediately, and the user will receive a temporary ban:
- If any of the people in the post is in public office, is running for public office, or holds a position in the current administration or the campaign staff
- If the subject of the post is in public office or running for public office, or holds a position in the current administration or the campaign staff
- If any of the people in the post or the subject of the post is anyhow related to the Trump or Biden family or to someone who holds a position in the current administration or the campaign staff
Examples of posts which are now prohibited include:
- Orange Man Bad
- Jeff Tiedrich (who really needs to get a fucking life)
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweets
- Lincoln Project
- The Conway family
- Hunter Biden posts
Please note that this is NOT YET a full ban on all political subjects or a full ban on all political content going beyond the elections. We will be keeping very close attention during the upcoming two months to see how the subreddit and our members react to this ban. If we see that it is successful, we may choose to extend it. We also would appreciate your comments on this post to let us know your thoughts on the subject.
r/MurderedByWords • u/beerbellybegone • 6d ago
An open letter on the state of affairs regarding the API pricing and third party apps and how that will impact moderators and communities.self.ModCoord
r/MurderedByWords • u/not_a_toad • 1d ago
Linus Torvalds (creator of Linux) does not mince words.
r/MurderedByWords • u/Therealdoodaa • 2d ago
Judging is a bad look
r/MurderedByWords • u/whenitpours3 • 2d ago
Martha, who lives in glass house paused her cooking show to throw some stones
r/MurderedByWords • u/beerbellybegone • 3d ago
Reddit is killing 3rd party apps
r/MurderedByWords • u/tjmaxal • 1d ago
Yep they know it exists
r/MurderedByWords • u/beerbellybegone • 4d ago
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it
r/MurderedByWords • u/theIngloriousAlien • 4d ago
Popular football journalist Fabrizio Romano didn't let this one go away.
r/MurderedByWords • u/beerbellybegone • 5d ago
He still uses "Gay" as an insult, and thinks it's hysterical
r/MurderedByWords • u/kazakhh • 4d ago
Who needs helmets or protective gear am i right
r/MurderedByWords • u/MMRS2000 • 4d ago
The last word was, in fact, taken.
r/MurderedByWords • u/chileheadd • 6d ago
r/MurderedByWords • u/FakeBenson • 7d ago
He ruined this whole guy's ideology.
r/MurderedByWords • u/SIUMoose • 7d ago
"All religions are extremists except mine" (5 Photos)gallery
r/MurderedByWords • u/Imboredsoimhere123 • 7d ago
Happy Pride Month!
r/MurderedByWords • u/Dailyght • 7d ago
I can’t come up with a title good enough to express how great this murder is.
r/MurderedByWords • u/azimov_the_wise • 7d ago
r/MurderedByWords • u/[deleted] • 8d ago
Yea I wonder why they stopped talking about it
r/MurderedByWords • u/ReVaas • 8d ago
We wealthy people are better than you
r/MurderedByWords • u/gndhrv • 9d ago
What colour is your Lightsaber?
r/MurderedByWords • u/GreyFoxSolid • 10d ago
Elon doing his thing.
r/MurderedByWords • u/Callabrantus • 10d ago
Who knew waluigi would bring out the hypocrisy?
r/MurderedByWords • u/Ehansaja • 10d ago
'Free speech' lesson.
r/MurderedByWords • u/Ok_World_8819 • 11d ago
Huh, how strange.
r/MurderedByWords • u/santino_musi1 • 11d ago
They had the (Target) reciepts
r/MurderedByWords • u/Elder_sender • 12d ago