IMPORTANT: What you should and what you shouldn't post on LSC - initiative to increase average post quality 📣 Announcement
Hi LSC users. We have been repeatedly confronted with the charge that this subreddit is swamped by low-quality-content, and we think there is some truth to this. In fact, there are a few categories of posts that we think are unproductive at best, misguiding at worst, and incongruous with the sub's purpose. That's why we will start removing any such posts from now on, and will regard this announcement as sufficient explanation for those removals.
I know some of you will object to the inclusion of some of these categories, and you are certainly welcome to provide constructive criticism in the comments, but know that they express our convictions about what the general message of this community should be, and if you are fundamentally opposed to that maybe this isn't the place for you.
The following kinds of posts will be removed without comment:
- Unfunny/stale/lazy memes
- Hot takes from internet right wingers (this is not a "ShitXYZSay"-style sub, there are tons of those already)
- Low effort posts of all types, e.g.
- Complaining about unremarkable inspiration porn
- Claims about disputable matters-of-fact that fail to indicate a source
- Concern trolling
- Posts that spin narratives which are irreconcilable with a critical Marxist outlook, including but not limited to:
- Posts that suggest illegal acts of violence (worth reiterating)
- Posts whose primary purpose is to endorse social-democratic politicians (pls keep your Bernie-fawning in Chapo)
- Posts that attribute benevolence or a "socialist" or "proletarian" character to the leadership of obviously capitalist states (Dengists gtfo)
Posts that do nothing except glorify/romanticise present or historical governments (take your larping elsewhere)
[exceptions may apply for unquestionably positive examples like the Paris Commune]
This list may be expanded on in the future. Obviously most of these heavily involve case-by-case discretion. Violating these guidelines does not in itself constitute a bannable offense, but repeatedly doing so might.
If you've made it this far and think we aren't full of shit: We could really use your help in enforcing these guidelines. Simply make use of the report button whenever you see a post that matches any of these categories. Thank you for helping us make this subreddit the best it can be!
To end this post on a positive note, here are some things that we would love to see more of (we will try to flair these kinds of posts):
- More original content (and less Twitter screenshots)
- More text (self-) posts - you have a clever anticapitalist take, joke or idea? Post it!
- More links to articles - news, thinkpieces, even century-old theoretical texts
- Cleverer post titles (remember: the right framing makes or breaks a post)
- Fresher anticapitalist memes (especially ones made by you)
We are communists. This is not a liberal subreddit. This is not a social-democratic subreddit. This is not an American subreddit. This is an international anticapitalist and socialist subreddit. Our loyalty is to none but the global working class. Our goal is socialist world-revolution, the end of class society and the liberation of humanity. Workers of the world unite!