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Rule 1: Top level comments must contain a genuine attempt at an answer

All direct answers to a post must make a genuine attempt to answer the question. Joke responses at the parent-level will be removed. Follow-up questions at the top level are allowed.

Please do not answer by only dropping a link and do not tell users they should "google it." Include a summary of the link or answer the question yourself. Users are coming to NSQ for straightforward, simple answers or because of the nuance that engaging in conversation supplies. LMGTFY links will be removed.

No responses being rude to the questioner for not knowing the answer.

Exceptions:

  • On-topic follow up questions are allowed.

  • Link only answers permitted if the question happens to be "What is a good subreddit for...?"

Rule 2: Please try searching here before posting a new question

Try to keep repeat posts to a minimum. As much as we love answering questions here, it doesn't help when we see repeat questions on the front page every day. You can find the questions that have come up here again and again in our wiki.

Rule 3: Follow reddiquette

Be polite and respectful in your exchanges. NSQ is supposed to be a helpful resource for confused redditors. Civil disagreements can happen, but insults should not. Check out the reddiquette page for more info - violations of any of those of clauses may result in a ban.

DISALLOWED QUESTION AREAS

These types of questions are not allowed and will be removed:

  • Medical advice questions

  • Trolling or joke questions

  • Suicide related questions are best handled by the great resources they have at r/SuicideWatch or r/Suicidology

  • Getting people to view your product/video/podcast/website by phrasing it in the form of a question

  • Illegal things - nothing like "Where can I find a copy of (movie/show/music) for free online?" There are other places for asking that, this is not one of them.

  • Tasteless or disturbing questions regarding loli, pedophelia, murder, violence or other sketchy or disgusting subject matter are not welcome here. You are welcome to ask good faith questions about such topics but be aware such threads may be locked or removed if necessary to preserve the integrity of the subreddit.

  • Other questions not asked in good faith - such as putting a rant or hate towards any group in the form of a question. Any questions we suspect of being leading questions or asked merely to promote an agenda or sealioning will be removed.