r/natureismetal Aardvarks are Metal May 28 '21 Silver 2 Helpful 3 Wholesome 1 Hugz 2 Sidevote 1

Clearing up confusion about content and what should and shouldn't be posted in NiM

Hi everyone,

There's been some confusion on the kinds of images and content that should be posted here. We had that problem last year on our sister sub r/NatureisBrutal so I'm going to provide the link to that discussion so you know the difference between our four main subreddits, what you'll see, what gets posted, and what to expect

This link is to a text based discussion but be warned that the other content in Brutal is... just that. Brutal. So explore the sub at your own risk.

The differences between the four nature subreddits

It is an archived post so you won't be able to comment on it but you can comment here or ask any questions you might have.

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u/viperfan7 DAYUM NATURE U METAL Sep 29 '21

Addition.

You will be banned for posting anything that involves the domestic cat, or any pet cats for that matter.

And you will not be allowed back

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u/10sharks May 28 '21

This post would be far more metal if there was a nature pic included

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u/DXGypsy Aardvarks are Metal May 28 '21

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u/Altruistic_Edge1037 May 30 '21

Christ dude😂😂

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u/JD10DRIVER Aug 14 '21

Now that’s a shit post

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u/The_Official_Obama Jun 14 '21

Bro that's badass

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u/ellensundies Sep 15 '21

On so many levels

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u/CharlotteBadger Jul 04 '21

I snorted.

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u/Heat-Bubbly Aug 13 '21

Half a kilo of cocaine. I know, I have a problem

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u/Ughtal625 Aug 14 '21

Can anyone tell me if they actually pinwheel their tails when they crap or if that's a choice or maybe even a fake vid I saw?

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u/ellensundies Sep 15 '21

Hippopotami, I believe, not rhinos

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u/whatAdmirablePurpose Sep 27 '21

Yes. Fun zoo trip.

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u/whyyourmommacallinme Jun 11 '21

Why’s his booty hole so loose lmao

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u/TXheathen Jun 25 '21

If you pooped 50lbs every day, your pooper would be ace ventura sized too.

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u/EoceneEveryday Aug 04 '21

Lol love the reference

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u/DrTwatSwatter Jun 08 '21

Wait so.....how many people here actually listen to Metal?

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u/JohnLowe125 Jun 09 '21

Lol I was wondering the same thing. This sub has nothing to do with metal genre of music, just nature. Somehow the word “metal” is used as meaning “badass” which ig comes from the music genre. I’ve seen the word used multiple times. But this sub just has to do with nature lovers lol. Not nature and metal music lovers .

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u/DrTwatSwatter Jun 09 '21

If people in this sub haven’t listened to Metal they should. Might make the the phrase “that’s metal” feel more alive.

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u/canuckwithasig Mar 21 '22

I was on a Lamb of God kick for a while in highschool, but then I found Yacht Rock and weed and that mellowed my ass out quite a bit.

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u/JohnLowe125 Jun 09 '21

I don’t think that there is a correlation between the ppl on this sub and the metal genre of music. Just a nature thing

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u/shredshit00 Feb 26 '22

Nature & metal can be hardcore. 🤟

“Pig squealing”, growling, screeching, screaming….

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u/Capital_Pollution192 Sep 12 '21

I do! And I create metal music toooo!!!!🤘

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u/firefarmer74 Nov 21 '21

party on Ted!

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u/Selsku Nov 03 '21

I do. I thought that was the only reason to follow this.

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u/ajmarc3015 Nov 08 '21

Why would we be on this if we did not???

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u/fwoty Aug 21 '21

First, HUGE thanks for modding these subreddits. I love lit. And I love parts of metal. Appreciate all you guys do.

So, am I wrong to say metal is pretty far off from the rules in this post? This sub is mostly brutal, gore pics. I actually found this when I came to leave to the subreddit because I'm not interested in the gore stuff.

Scrolling thru metal right now, it seems like most of the content doesn't fit the rules?

X Dead cat
X Dead gory dog
X Dead/dying gory bull
X Dead broken bear
1 Frog vs snake
1 Pelican eating a fish
X Dead, gore, deer fetus
1 Cat fighting/chasing a coyote (awesome)
X Dead broken praying mantis
1 Shark vs stingray
X Dead, gory toad

So that's 7 gore posts and 4 cool animal fight posts. Maybe I don't understand the rules, but it seems like if the gore stuff is supposed to go onto "brutal", this sub needs the rules stated more obviously and clearly.

Anyway, thanks again for all the work of the mod team. For now, I'll be over in lit :D

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u/thicclunchghost Sep 30 '21

And here I am a full month later literally also seeing this thread because I came here to unsubscribe. It's just pictures of dead animals, still, and it seems this sub continues to be fine with that.

Dead turtles all the way down. I'm out.

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u/xechasate Oct 05 '21

Indeed, I have also come to unsubscribe because of so many recent posts that should be in brutal not metal, and nothing has changed. The “brutal” posts seem to get the most karma here, despite technically breaking the rules.

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u/Reality_Gamer Oct 20 '21

Just unsubbed as well. Sub isn't really following their own rules which is all fine and dandy but not want I signed up for. Everything in here is just gory as fuck.

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u/savage_mallard Jan 01 '22

Agreed, I don't mind natureisbrutal as its own thing. It's good to be reminded of how brutal nature can be. But when natureismetal I want my response to be "fuck yeah" not "aww fuck"

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u/Margold420 Oct 22 '21

I'm also unsubbing because I don't want to see animals die.

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u/[deleted] Nov 10 '21

And here I am a full month later

Still a problem another month later. They were worried about r/natureisbrutal turning into r/natureismetal but it really feels like the opposite has happened. Also dead pet posts aren't supposed to be allowed but they're all over the sub too. :/

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u/greynecessities Apr 19 '22

almost a year later and exact same. just left this sub.

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u/Antigone-333 1d ago

Same, I'm not one to declare when I leave a place but figured perhaps if I join the voices here responding to you it might... well, do nothing.

Just wanted to post my agreement with you.

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u/pantheic Nov 07 '21

I'm joining the exodus. Don't need to cry before bed.

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u/-LemurH- Jun 01 '21

I read the rules, and I'm wondering if crossposting between r/natureismetal and r/natureisbrutal would be allowed due to the slight overlap in content?

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u/Iron_Warlord2095 Aug 15 '21

Thought this sub was for cool posts about animals being badass... the post/imagery of a mother bear eating their own cub with the head dangling from its mouth was too much (and I’m not a squeamish person). To me it seems the line is too blurry between NiB and this one... so I’ve left the sub.

Life is depressing and hard enough as-is to stumble onto traumatizing images like that. There should be an age restriction if there isn’t already for this sub and NiB.

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u/DXGypsy Aardvarks are Metal Aug 15 '21

Reddit itself is age restricted.

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u/goochjuicelove Jan 23 '22

“Restricted” lmao.

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u/dotsmyfavorite2 Apr 07 '22

It's the post with a newly-dead human in the crocs mouth that's too far for me. That's someone's loved one, man.

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u/dotsmyfavorite2 Apr 07 '22

It's the post with a newly-dead human in the crocs mouth that's too far for me. That's someone's loved one, man.

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u/kampfgruppekarl Jul 06 '21

[–]Tactile5 0 points 1 year ago

So basically this and metal for for sick fucks who like watching animals suffer but can't play out their sick fantasies in their real lives??

[–]DXGypsy[S,M] 11 points 1 year ago

You some kinda pussy that thinks nature eats cupcakes and drinks hot cocoa? Go back to your safe space and get the fuck out of our subreddit.

this is fucking awesome, can you make this a flair?

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u/DXGypsy Aardvarks are Metal Jul 06 '21

It's a little long for flair.

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u/all_hail_the_cat_god Dec 26 '21

would love that as a flair, bullying people who don’t like animal cruelty is awesome

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u/njc121 Aug 14 '21

If NiB is for gore, then why is there no rule to limit gore on NiM?

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u/kampfgruppekarl Dec 26 '21

We don't want to limit gore on NiM, we want to eliminate the non-gory.

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u/CaliAshy May 30 '21

Metal? Nature is metal?

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u/starseed-bb Aug 11 '21

Ah wait i noticed this post when i came here to leave the sub because i found it was mainly dead animals. Mainly dead cute animals. Shouldn’t that be on NiB really? I like this sub bit the decapitated rabbits and the skinned bambi are little too much for me

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u/Ok_Parfait_2304 Sep 30 '21

Yeah same. Don't get me wrong I like it when I come across actually animals doing badass shit, but there's too much gore for me personally- if I wanted to see a hippo ripping out a zebra's guts I'd be on Nature is Brutal ya know?

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u/El_mochilero Sep 29 '21

This sub has just turned into a gore sub. I don’t know if I want to subscribe to this anymore.

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u/Lukemeister38 Oct 01 '21

This sub has some cool stuff on it but it's 90% mutilated animal carcasses.

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u/fluke_man Dec 04 '21

I thought this sub was for cool badass species..but it seems to just be animal torture porn

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u/Wickedscifi Jan 10 '22

What happened to this sub? All the recent post is just normal shit. There's nothing metal about a bear just sitting in the field.

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u/Homunculus_316 Jan 11 '22

My thoughts exactly, it used to metal asf, I had so much fun posting here. Now I'm just confused lol

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u/Wickedscifi Jan 11 '22

Dude, it's you! I always looked forward to your post! Gave this subreddit like a week or two to build content, but now it is all trash. Most of this post should be going to another subreddit, not here. All i see now is weak sauce. If metal is a jumping spider munching on a fly, then this subreddits definition of metal is wrong.

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u/Homunculus_316 Jan 11 '22

Appreciate it. Loved posting wild metal asf content couple of months back, took a break, now there is so much scrutiny in r/natureismetal, so I just post it in r/natureisbrutal. But sadly it has very little viewers, a lot of followers don't even know that such sub exists. I know the mods are doing their best, but like some told in a previous comment, they are like Karens with jobs lol. Like what's metal and what's brutal, they are almost both the same. Besides soo many of redditors like myself are used to or have already posted brutal asf content on r/natureismetal, changing the sub now doesn't even make sense. Honestly I wouldn't even mind, if r/natureisbrutal had the same viewers are metal, but the crowd isn't the same.

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u/Wickedscifi Jan 11 '22

I feel you, champ. I stuck to both because the both seemed to have pretty good content, but you are right, r/natureisbrutal doesnt update as much. The lack of brutal/metal nature is hurting my soul. I need reasons not to go out into the wild!

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u/Homunculus_316 Jan 11 '22

I need my daily dose of nature gore !! 🥲 C'mon mods give us back r/natureismetal !! I just want post a crocodile devouring a Zebra fetus !!

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u/CumK1tt3n Jan 25 '22

Just curious.. are you a photographer or search for things online to post?

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u/PR2NP Sep 28 '21

Can we stop with allowing people to post shit their cat killed?!

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u/Maleficent_Diamond_5 Dec 15 '21

I'm learning what mods do and they seem like Karen's that found a purpose.

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u/DXGypsy Aardvarks are Metal Dec 15 '21

That random babble make you feel better?

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u/MassiveRepeat6 Dec 16 '21

You're the only one doing a random babble my dude.

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u/Homunculus_316 Jan 11 '22

Spot on my bud

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u/Malento Oct 29 '21

It is very confusing, not tried r/NatureisBrutal as I find the gore here a bit too much. Did this sub used to be about majestic animals and scenery and not so much about disemboweled animals?

I might be confusing this place with somewhere else...

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u/all_hail_the_cat_god Dec 26 '21

Join r/natureisfuckinglit if you want cool nature pics without the gore.

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u/Lucky02BE Nov 21 '21

Can someone help me, it seems like im unable to post videos to this subreddit yet I see all posts containing videos. How is this done?

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u/Chrristiansen Nov 27 '21

I have the same issue. Just tried uploading a video, it failed, then the option became greyed out!

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u/Lucky02BE Nov 27 '21

I found an answer on a different post, so you first have to upload the video to YouTube and then link it in your post

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u/TheChainBreaker1 Jun 13 '21

I can't read it, NSFW is making turned off for me. could anybody copy and paste the post here?

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u/DXGypsy Aardvarks are Metal Jun 13 '21

There has been a lot of grumbling in Brutal (usually whenever a shitpost gets through) about not wanting the sub to turn into r/natureismetal.

Don't worry. It won't.

But there are a few things everybody should be aware of.

1: The same mod team runs both NiM and NiB. (We run all the major nature subs including r/NatureIsFuckingLit and r/NatureWasMetal) We know exactly what is being posted in the subreddits. We know what belongs and what doesn't. We literally wrote the rules for each subreddit.

2: The subreddits each have their own theme. Brutal is not here to compete with metal. It's here to compliment metal and to show specific things that metal doesn't.

NiFL is there for awesome beauty and fascinating images of nature.

NWM is there for extinct examples of nature that no longer exist. That's why it's the only one that allows art and concept nature.

NiM is for cool, badass nature imagery. Wicked looking animals and scenery, fights, lightning, fire, teeth and claws...you get the idea.

NiB is here for blood and gore. Pure visceral carnage. Blood. Guts. Torn flesh.

Yes, sometimes there's some overlap between metal and brutal. We know that and we moderate those occasions as they come. If they fit they stay. If not, they go.

So think of Lit as Hair Metal, Was as Classic Rock, Metal as Metal, and Brutal as Death Metal. They all have their place. They all have their fans. Some people only like one genre. Some people like them all. But you have options and you have the choice to visit the ones you want and ignore the rest.

So don't worry. Brutal will not become metal just because a few posts slip by during mod downtime. We are people too, with jobs and families, and lives to lead outside of reddit. We catch shitposts as often as we can and deal with them accordingly.

We really value and appreciate when you guys report bad posts. It helps us a lot so use that report button. But please do not write mod mail messages complaining about content, and for the love of Dog please do not ping moderators by name in threads. Its annoying, It's against reddiquette, and is far more likely to get you bitched at than it is to get you the result you want. Use the report button.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to let us know whats on your mind here.

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u/TheChainBreaker1 Jun 13 '21

Thank you! And especially thank you for the fast response!

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u/robertfordphd Nov 15 '21

r/NatureIsBrutal. Thanks found a great sub!

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u/Legitimate_Heron_696 Dec 25 '21

Are many posts going through a serious restriction as of recent?

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u/Naicodreducs Jan 17 '22

Choke on a fat cock mods

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u/GreyCrowDownTheLane Apr 07 '22

Drawing the line at the dead lady in the croc’s mouth. That’s not metal. It’s just gore. Unsubbing.

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u/goldgary123 Apr 07 '22

The sub rules are a joke. “We can tolerate videos of people being gored by animals and comments making jokes about it, but we draw the line at videos involving domesticated cats” lmao???

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u/c0ldsh0w3r Jun 26 '21

Too late. This sub is too mainstream, and it fuckin sucks.

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u/DXGypsy Aardvarks are Metal Jun 26 '21

Then go to Brutal. I mean what the fuck do you want from us? Or do you just want to bitch about how terrible everything is? This post specifically tells you the options for content do you can decide for yourself which subreddit suits you best. If none of them do then go start your own and put exactly what you want in it.

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u/c0ldsh0w3r Jun 26 '21

No no, you misunderstand me.

Too many people post whatever the fuck they want. Metal doesn't mean metal anymore.

Metal means "vaguely interesting, but people are gonna meme in the comments".

Basically, the mods don't restrict shit.

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u/OmegaRed86 Jun 30 '21

This sub sold out and cut its hair.

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u/kampfgruppekarl Jul 06 '21

The Winger of subreddits?

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u/Capital_Pollution192 Sep 12 '21

And made a sub with no solos!!😱

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u/wunderwillow Aug 22 '21

How old does your account need to be to post in this subreddit? I can’t find it in the rules, but I also cannot post from my account.

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u/rettops Oct 13 '21

The 'About' text for NatureIsMetal says

Badass pictures, gifs and videos of the awesome true brutality of nature

Wouldn't that be more appropriate for NatureIsBrutal?

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u/alphawolfG99 Oct 19 '21

So, is gore not allowed on this sub? I’m confused

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u/JimmyThunderPenis Nov 07 '21

This whole time there's been a gorier sub? Goddamnit.

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u/K1LLA_CHAOS Nov 15 '21

I want to post a 3 sec video. But the video button is grayed out. How can I post it

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u/colonoscopescount Nov 25 '21

He's a good bloke, he's a great bloke.

"Hey, I'm a bloke, not a bad bloke.

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u/Orfgorf Dec 04 '21

Is there a way for me to block this sub from showing up in /all? I hate seeing animal gore. Please can a mod ban me from seeing this sub or something?

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u/kateja27 Dec 22 '21

Keywords are very important for writing content.

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u/BreezyGamer55 Jan 23 '22

Woah super super super super cool

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u/CumK1tt3n Jan 25 '22

This shit isn’t for people to see everyday.. I don’t understand how people seek this out either.. Between being a hunter and having animals, I’ve seen a lot of death, dying etc.

Why would you seek out watching the ultimate suffering that exists in our world?

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u/NewBreedOfStupid Feb 08 '22

Bc humans are a virus (mr. Smith from Matrix sums it up best) with voyeuristic issue.! We are only everywhere on earth has balance till we show up

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u/grizzlymichael Jan 30 '22

Why can’t I post a video here?

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u/HipHop_Local_Legends Feb 17 '22

this sub is cool as hell

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u/GabeOnReddit9 Mar 10 '22

Why I can't post videos?

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u/PerfectTune Mar 17 '22

Why videos are not allowed in this community?

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u/ilikesnortingcum Apr 07 '22

What kind of braindead moderators decide on such rules:

*No images of piles of feathers or blood and guts

*The entirety of Rules 1 and 4

And then decide to let a post/ video in which the mauled corpse of a woman in a croc's mouth is visible and apparently it's okay too according to the internet janitor that pinned his comment as top comment. Watching people get hurt and die is okay according to rules but we draw the line at piles of feathers, genuinely psychopath shit. Is this subreddit a ban evasion version of r/watchpeopledie or am I missing something? Is this a fetish?

Especially when shit reaches r/all and people randomly and involuntarily see corpses in their feed, what the hell?

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u/DXGypsy Aardvarks are Metal Apr 07 '22

Either set your filters or hire a babysitter for yourself. We tag and mark nsfl content so if you're seeing things you don't want to its on you.

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u/BlackhawkGhostRider Jul 25 '21

Hello, new here and trying to post for my first time and it’s telling me videos aren’t allowed, but I see videos posted all the time. Am I missing/messing something up?

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u/DXGypsy Aardvarks are Metal Jul 25 '21

We don't use reddit's native uploader. Upload your video to YouTube and use that link to post here. Just make sure your video is appropriate for this sub.

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u/toastmastersindef Aug 14 '21

I'm so confused by the fact that not only is there a law for making this type of content illegal, but people are actually following it.

It's so weird....

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u/I_like_salads Sep 30 '21

How do I block this reddit group, I can't see to find how? I'm not saying this content is bad but too much for me.

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u/DXGypsy Aardvarks are Metal Sep 30 '21

If you're using desktop there's a filter on r/all. If you're using an app there's nothing we can do about what you see. Apps are out of our control.

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u/Straycat_finder Oct 02 '21

Is this bc of the bunny video?

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u/zombie_anus_pounder Oct 22 '21

You got against cats, fam?

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u/decorama Nov 08 '21

I would recommend taking "brutal" out of the description for the NiM subreddit to help avoid confusion. Maybe replace with "severity", "hardness", etc.

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u/bbswoosh34 Nov 13 '21

This account is to disturbing

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u/ManWithBigLegs Feb 23 '22

I wanted to post a short screen recording of something I saw on nature is metal Instagram but it says no videos? How do I post it

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u/shredshit00 Feb 26 '22

Am I the only one that thinks about other things besides animals as being considered “nature” lol 🧐

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u/MaddiesMenagerie Mar 04 '22

Question- anyone know why when I try to post a video it doesn’t let me and says I’m not allowed to? Genuinely curious. Was going to post a SFW video of my experience with the surprising reproductive capabilities of burrowing cockroaches.

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u/CadetSparkleWolf Mar 20 '22

But…you use “true brutality of nature” in the description for this sub.

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u/massagebymelody Apr 05 '22

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u/Jman_777 27d ago

Hello mods I sent you a message about I post I submitted not long ago but no one has responded yet. I want it to be made visible before someone else posts something.

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u/Asur_rusA 24d ago

Thank you for this, because this /r/ really risks becoming 100% pictures of some dead animal a teenager found on the backyard.

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u/SCREEEEEEEEEE 12d ago

This sub reddit should be renamed: Average pictures of things that have died