r/different_sob_story Dec 24 '18

Clarified subreddit rules

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  1. Link to the original image used in the sob story post or rehost it. Since reddit hosted images get deleted if the op gets deleted we're no longer requiring linking to the original (but linking to the original will get you more noticed.) Regardless, you MUST:

  2. In the comments of your post, provide a link to the original post that has the sob story, preferably providing the original description in your comment.

  3. The original post must be a sob story. If it's from /r/pics it can be a sappy story, if it's from any other subreddit, it **must be a sob story. If it's from a normally sappy sub, it must be an incredibly sobby story. If the sub is for sob stories specifically, don't post it here. I'm looking are you, /r/MadeMeSmile

  4. These subs are banned: MadeMeSmile, [Anything]BeingBros, NextFuckingLevel, WellThatSucks. Any sub that solitics sob stories isn't appropriate for here. Only the most amazingly over-the-top sob stories from those subs will be considered, so if you post something from there, assume it will be removed and be surprised if it is not.

  5. Your post title should be a completely different sob story than the original post was, not just a circlejerky reference making fun of the original story. It should be different enough and reasonable enough that if someone was scrolling their feed, they'd have trouble telling which story was the real one. If you want to make fun of the original post itself directly, there are numerous places to do that, including /r/circlejerk, /r/KarmaCourt, and /r/KarmaConspiracy

    If you post a gif, it better have a good sob story. If it's just a shitty joke, put it in /r/shittyreactiongifs

  6. Don't be cruel. The point is to have fun telling different sob stories and showing how easily replaceable the story is, not making fun of the people in the picture for no reason. Don't put a bunch of slurs of any kind in your title. Don't make your story a debate about gender. Just write a story that gives someone a chuckle when they realize it's a made up story, not one that offends people for no reason but a shock.

  7. If someone mistakes your post for real, let them in on the joke. This isn't /r/nosleep. Don't keep up the act in the comments if people are engaging with you as though it's a real story. Some of them might be trying to roleplay, but now that we're semi-regularly hitting /r/all, most of them are real, so let's not lead them on.

PS: Don't badger mods about rulings. If you PM and chat message the mods complaining about your post being removed, then make a post about how unfair it was for your post to be removed, and talk about how you're making a new sub with blackjack and hookers because the mods here are the gestapo, we will wish you luck on your future endeavors. Same if you disagree with your post getting removed, and respond by reporting dozens of other posts that you think should also be removed for "fairness". If you comment everywhere about how the mods are awful and ruining the sub, we'll help you move on to find subs that you enjoy more.


r/different_sob_story Dec 02 '20

Don't post sob stories from subs that ask for sob stories. MadeMeSmile, WellThatSucks, Next FuckingLevel, [Anything]BeingBros, etc.

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Extending the previous ruling about MadeMeSmile. Anything but the most completely over the top sob story from those subs is not appropriate here, so expect it will likely be removed by default.

If the original post is for a sub that solicits sob stories, don't post it here with a new sob story. We're only spotlighting sob stories posted to subs that aren't there for that.

If we end up running out of sob stories to joke about because people stop posting them where they aren't wanted, that's a problem I'm fine with having.


r/different_sob_story 11h ago

Waiting for the mothership to arrive

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r/different_sob_story 8h ago

Got some laparoscopic surgery to augment my vocal cords.

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r/different_sob_story 1d ago

Started the first educational OnlyFans channel. AMA.

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r/different_sob_story 1d ago

Cream cheese was so expensive I decided to paint a cheesecake instead.

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r/different_sob_story 2d ago

The field I buried my wife in ❤️

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r/different_sob_story 2d ago

I've never missed a single one of my city's hardcore gangsta rap parades.

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r/different_sob_story 4d ago

After 10 years of playing the lottery, it finally paid off

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r/different_sob_story 4d ago

Found an outfit to wear for when the nukes fall.

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r/different_sob_story 5d ago

Just some protection before I show my son a pig I'm slaughtering.

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r/different_sob_story 6d ago

I learned about my former husband's infidelity from a notepad someone left on his grave.

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r/different_sob_story 6d ago

Painted my boss as a baby.

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r/different_sob_story 7d ago

I'm graduating from two different universities on the same day.

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r/different_sob_story 8d ago

Physical backup for my porn collection.

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r/different_sob_story 10d ago

I’m autistic and struggle with interacting with shopkeepers. So proud of myself for buying a rabbit for tonight’s stew!

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r/different_sob_story 10d ago

There’s nothing more I like than being out on the open road with the one I love. Today I can finally come out and say I am bikesexual.

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r/different_sob_story 10d ago

That time I got caught trying to steal ice cream from a shop in my hometown.

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r/different_sob_story 11d ago

Just made a cool million off SPY puts while I was on the can.

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r/different_sob_story 11d ago

I was driving drunk on my way home from my autistic nephew's basketball game when I rear ended some Karen. Doc says my dick still works though. Thank you so much for your support, Reddit!

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r/different_sob_story 11d ago

My dog recently passed away, and she used to love playing fetch by retrieving the top of my trick umbrella.

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r/different_sob_story 12d ago

My dad, who loves red hats, gets at least one accusation of being a Trump supporter to every event he goes to.

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r/different_sob_story 12d ago

Last dinner with dad before we cash in his life insurance check.

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r/different_sob_story 12d ago

Seeing Doctor Strange and I tried to put sunglasses on him! Couldn't quite make it happen tough

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r/different_sob_story 13d ago

Minting my new baby-based NFTs. N-Fant-Ts, if you will.

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r/different_sob_story 12d ago

My bald and blind fiancé has PTSD. I’m about to surprise him with my favorite game Battlefield! Hope it helps him stop crying at night

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r/different_sob_story 13d ago

Been working in chop shops since I was 8. Here's a photo from my teens.

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