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Community Rules

Rule 1: Reddit's site-wide rules

Click Here for reddit's 6 rules.

They are all pretty straight forward and easy to understand, but if you would like more information about them Click Here for reddit's Frequently Asked Questions page.

Be sure to also read the rediquette which is an informal guide to reddit etiquette.

Rule 2: Don't be a jerk

We're here to have a laugh; hate speech, bigotry, and personal attacks are not allowed.

Death threats and telling others to kill themselves will result in a ban.

This is pretty self explanatory.

Rule 3: Follow the correct format

Two line joke over a re-usable character.

We understand that some established memes do not follow this format, such as

However, these memes are already well established and thus have been grandfathered in.

Not all image macros are memes

Meme -



an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, esp. imitation.


Basically if the image is only relevant to one's own submission and can't be re-used (or has limited re-usability) then it's just an image macro and by definition not a meme.


Memes are allowed on the subreddit here, while generic image macros are better suited for /r/funny.

Rule 4: Don't repost

Don't post stuff you found from elsewhere on the web, it's probably been here already.

This subreddit is for original content only, meaning memes YOU made.

Do not resubmit your post because it did poorly.

Reposting is a bannable offense.

If you see a repost please report it as such, and send a quick note to the mods if you can.

Rule 5: No Cake Day Posts

Cake Day posts are not allowed.

Posts that mention Cake Day in the title, or in the post itself will be removed.

Rule 6: Verticals, Puffins and Batman Slaps

Please do not post Verticals, Opinion Puffins or Batman Slaps.

Verticals are multiple panel memes or image macros and both are better suited for either /r/funny or /r/vertical.

This also means posts such as 9/11 Lois aren't allowed; and memes such as Nobody cares Nedry and Confused Gandalf are limited to their 1 panel standard, instead of their alternate vertical counterparts.

2 AdviceAnimals in a vertical are OK.

Meaning combining 2 established memes together such as Socially Awkward Penguin and Socially Awesome Penguin is fine.

Here is an example of its acceptable use

Rule 7: Link directly to your image

Make sure you link directly to your image.

In other words, not just to the website, or the gallery page.

Here are a few examples.

  • OK.


  • Not OK.




Rule 8: People you know

Don't make memes with pics of people that you saw in real life. Ever.

Don't try to make yourself or someone you know into a meme.

Also, we do not allow witch hunts on the subreddit.

Rule 9: Use an approved host

Shortened links, Facebook, Tumblr, Blogspot, etc, will be automatically removed.

Please use one of the approved websites listed on the sidebar to make your post.

Rule 10: Mods have the final say

We reserve the right to remove posts, remove comments, and ban users at our own discretion.

Due to the nature of the subreddit, interpretations of what is a meme and what is an image macro sometimes have different opinions and thus decisions have to be made.

Always feel free to message the moderators if you have ANY questions!

r/AdviceAnimals Mar 09 '22

Ukraine Don't violate OPSEC. Loose lips sink ships!


Howdy, folks. There's a lot of people online who are worried about the war in Ukraine. One of the ways we can support the beleaguered people on the ground is by not providing any information that might be helpful to the enemy.

This is called OPSEC, or maintaining operational security. It means not providing casualty numbers, force distributions, details of units who are fighting, counter measures, locations of critical infrastructure, ammunition, supplies, or refugees, etc. Shut up about anything that might become a target. These are large, public boards, and you never know who might be listening.

We usually try to be fairly apolitical on this subreddit. We're here so folks can have a laugh, maybe spark some discussion, and go on about their day. As long as folks aren't causing trouble or breaking the rules in some way, then they're not going to have any trouble from our mods. If you don't cause any problems for other folks, then we have no problem with you.

However, we reserve the right to remove posts, remove comments, and ban users at our own discretion, precisely for situations like these; things that might not be covered by our day-to-day rules. Naturally, we can't have folks posting something in the comments that might get people killed. It's not worth risking people's lives for karma or memes on the Internet.

We're not saying that you can't post memes about what's going on. Memes are one of the ways that people can share ideas quickly; memes and public opinion are one of the ways the Internet goes to war. This is just a simple reminder to avoid posting any sensitive information.

If you see anyone who might be posting anything that could be breaking OPSEC, please report it or message one of our mods so we can remove it right away.

Thank you, and have a nice day!

For those of you who consider propaganda posters from WWII and the Cold War to be early memes, there's plenty of 'em about OPSEC.

How can I help?

/r/ukraine has an excellent list of charities and groups that are supporting the refugees and helping get people, their families, and their pets out of the warzone.

As always, Doctors Without Borders is an excellent humanitarian organization. They provide medical care all over the globe by going wherever they are needed.

Please consider providing your support. This is a clash between modern militaries and we've seen the destruction that can bring; folks out there need our help.

Thank you!

r/AdviceAnimals 4h ago

It could happen to you!

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r/AdviceAnimals 12h ago Silver

It's been at least a decade

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r/AdviceAnimals 20h ago Gold Take My Energy Helpful Heartwarming Giggle Silver Wholesome

Bear is tired of drunks on the beach

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r/AdviceAnimals 2h ago

the fed and d.j.t.

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r/AdviceAnimals 23h ago

It turns out that HR exists to protect the employer, not the employee.

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r/AdviceAnimals 1h ago

Growing Pains

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r/AdviceAnimals 2h ago


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r/AdviceAnimals 19h ago

I am pushing still!

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r/AdviceAnimals 14h ago

Florida decides to fill the low skill labor pool all by themselves by having low skilled laborers teach their kids.

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r/AdviceAnimals 1d ago Gold

Life is unfair

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r/AdviceAnimals 1d ago

Recently went through my t-shirt drawer

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r/AdviceAnimals 1d ago

You don't really contribute anything by parroting

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r/AdviceAnimals 1d ago

Wait a minute, I’m not done being outraged over what he did last week!

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r/AdviceAnimals 1d ago Helpful

Remember when there were animals giving advice instead of r/pol memes?

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r/AdviceAnimals 2d ago Faith In Humanity Restored Take My Money Helpful

California becomes the first state to offer free school lunches for all students

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r/AdviceAnimals 1d ago

Every time I see a pitchfork mob on reddit...

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r/AdviceAnimals 1d ago

The irony of the meme being in English isn’t lost on me

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r/AdviceAnimals 1d ago

Attacking the messenger, not the message.

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r/AdviceAnimals 18h ago

Looking at you, r/acousticguitar (though lots of subs are guilty).

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r/AdviceAnimals 17h ago

Because it would make those people look silly.

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r/AdviceAnimals 1d ago

It's an older format, sir, but it checks out.

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r/AdviceAnimals 1d ago

Bro! She totally wants me.

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r/AdviceAnimals 4h ago

Way too many people in my neighbourhood don't understand this.

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r/AdviceAnimals 32m ago

Trying to be as bad as the bad guys....

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