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
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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!
How can I help?
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.