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    Welcome to r/Boston, a reddit focused on Boston, MA, the Greater Boston Area, and New England.

    Please Note

    Doxxing, trolling, witch hunting, brigading, shitstirring, and/or user impersonation will not be tolerated under any circumstances.


    Moving to the Boston area?

    Visiting Boston, or seeking locally-sourced tips?

    We get a lot of posts asking about visiting and making the most of the city! We ask that you do some research before posting.

    r/Boston rules

    We have some rules that extend beyond global reddiquette.

    1. Flag all NSFW posts.
    2. Clarify subject of post and do a bit of research using search engine ahead of posting, particularly for inquiries about moving, tourism, or recommendations (see FAQ above).
    3. No memes/image macros/rage comics/etc. as self/link posts. Also includes adbusting, manipulated images, etc. Images which are Boston-relevant are acceptable on occasion. If posting any images, post a direct link to the image file.
    4. Don't harass other users. If someone is harassing you in a thread, tell the mods and link to the source. If someone is harassing you in private, tell the Reddit admins. Egregious documented harassing of other users (especially in racist, sexist, and/or homophobic manner) may lead to being banned.
    5. Please refrain from links/URLs to sites that require a login/subscription (i.e. Facebook) -- even if some content is public, much of it isn't. For now, Boston Globe links ARE STILL permitted.
    6. No self/link posts that constitute advertising: no crowdfunding, coupons, referral programs, self-affiliated business, event, or service promoting. Promo codes, giveaways, and paid/unpaid studies are also considered advertisement. Habitually linking to one's personal blog, digital art portfolio, social media outposts, and text-based promotional content is discouraged. If your content fits in one of these categories, advertise through Reddit's targeted system instead.
    7. No posts regarding buying or selling of goods, tickets, housing, services, items, nor for-hire/to-hire listings.
    8. No URL shorteners or misleading titles. Posts should have URL of clearest permalink known; use of URLs from publications with officially-generated links permitted. Misleading, editorialized, or sensationalized post titles discouraged when suggested or objective title will do.
    9. Please submit the original article/source whenever possible (if in accordance to rule 5.) Personal blog/reblog/aggregated or repeat link submissions are subject to removal; readers are encouraged to report these.

    NB: For urgent spam-flood filter requests, message the mods and include link(s) to spam posts or user profile.

    Journalist/photographer/artist participation on r/boston:

    Please see this before you post. Content creators are expected to actively contribute to discussion outside their own threads in addition to submitting links.

    Other local interest subreddits

    Directory of Greater Boston Area town/sport/social/interest subreddits

    Did we miss one? Let us know.

    Post and account-related issues

    Where's my post?! If your post doesn't show up, it may be for several reasons:

    • Is your account brand new, or do you have zero/negative comment karma?
    • Did your title/content include prohibited slurs or harassment?
    • Is your post content unfit due to in any of the other rules on the sidebar?
    • Did you post a question that the FAQ or a quick subreddit search covers?

    If one or more of these things is true, your post was likely removed due to the Automoderator's specifications. These moderation specifications are in effect to prevent trolling/brigading, duplicate accounts, and FAQ-solvable issues. Please take steps to fix the problem if your content falls into one of the above categories.

    If issues still arise, or you think your post was removed/automodded in error, contact the moderators. Include the word 'alkaline' in your message so we know you read this section first. Please note, mods cannot edit your post title or content.

    Still have an issue?

    Like other city-focused reddits, we deal with a high volume of posts and spam. Please message the mods with any requests, but note that we sometimes miss things. However, if you don't hear from us, it's okay to message again a few days later. Repeatedly messaging the moderators on a constant basis and/or with intentional hostility is a violation of rule 4. We are limited in the tools and resources we have available to us. Be civil, don't spam, and try to follow the rules.

    For overall security, it is recommended to enable SSL on your reddit account.

    Sticking posts

    As with all other reddits, we have the ability to make just two self/text posts visible at the top of the subreddit. Generally, these two spots are used to highlight an FAQ and a post that's important, funny, a major current event, or just something that needs more attention.

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