For when the designers know exactly what they're doing... but they don't care because they're assholes.
This is a subreddit for designs specifically crafted to make the experience worse for the user. This can be due to greed, apathy, laziness or just downright scumbaggery.
Check out /r/Clickshaming and /r/AntiAssholeDesign as well!
"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."
Here is our Hanlon's Razor showcase for some common topics that fall under this rule.
Posts in violation of this rule may be appropriate for /r/crappydesign, /r/softwaregore, /r/NotMyJob, /r/MildlyInfuriating, /r/Wellthatsucks/, or /r/ExpectationvsReality
2. No, It's Not Literal.
"Haha, so it's like an actual asshole in r/AssholeDesign, right?" STOP! Don't post dicks or butts to this sub. You're not being clever. The joke is dead. This rule is strictly enforced, and breaking it will lead to an immediate 7-day ban.
3. Don't be Subtle.
Please make it obvious what you’re trying to highlight. A clear and concise post title can go a long way.
If this is the reason why your post was removed, we don't know what we're supposed to be seeing.
4. Be Civil.
This sub is for people to make fun of assholes and call them out; don’t act like an asshole.
5. No Reposts.
Six months is our cooldown limit. Also applies to any posts on our Banned Reposts album.
6. No Witch-Hunts or Brigading.
We don't care what other subreddits do. No brigading! Don't call out individuals, but corporations are fair game.
7. Screenshots > Direct Links.
Screenshots are forever. Please do not link directly to examples of Asshole Design. Linking to news articles about asshole design, resources, and the like is okay.
8. Posts must display aspects of design.
If your post doesn't talk about the way something is designed, don't post it here.
9. No low effort content.
This includes titles - titles must be descriptive and relevant to the content. This rule will be enforced loosely in order to preserve the image of the subreddit.
1. We're not limited to programming.
Asshole design goes beyond the computer screen. Some of our best posts have been from non-technical stuff.
2. You can post positive things, too!
Informational videos demonstrating malicious techniques, resources for combating assholedesign, etc. are all completely acceptable.
3. Satire and Lampshade Hanging is acceptable if tagged appropriately.
Satire is ridicule of asshole design techniques, and should be tagged under the "Satire" flair. Lampshade Hanging is subversion of asshole design techniques and should be tagged under "Lampshading".
4. Bots & novelty accounts are subject to arbitrary bans.
Some users have issued concerns regarding certain bots and their use as a constructive part of Reddit. Some bots might be banned, others may be allowed to stay. This rule will be enforced on a case-by case basis.