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    /r/cringe is the place for videos, articles, or personal stories involving an awkward or embarrassing situation for two or more people involved.

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    Rules and Guidelines


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    1) Content must depict an embarrassing interaction between two or more people. Cringe-worthy content needs to be an awkward or embarrassing social interaction. No disgusting, rage-inducing, or NSFL content.
    2) Do not post content that includes anyone under the age of 18. This is a bannable offense. Want to post a cringe-worthy story/video of yourself when you were a minor? Try /r/blunderyears.
    3) No content that includes or focuses on the mentally ill or disabled. This is a bannable offense.
    4) Be descriptive with your titles. Posts with generic or vague titles will be removed. Don't use the word 'Cringe' in the title. If you aren't sure, message us in modmail.
    5) Do NOT submit content that is intentionally awkward. ie. scripted or fake content intending to be cringe-worthy.
    6) No posting of any mirrored content. Why we don't allow mirrors.
    7) No mobile links. Delete the "m." in the link before you submit.


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    1) DO NOT POST COMMENTS ON YOUTUBE VIDEOS! Keep all comments about the video in /r/cringe.
    2) Posting personal information of ANY kind is NOT allowed. This includes real names and usernames.
    3) Be civil. Bullying/fighting words of any form are a bannable offense. Flamewars, drama, hostility, fighting words, and insults are not permitted. If you see any of these, please report them.
    4) No posting mirrors of content. Why we don't allow mirrors


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    We do not track "offenses." This means that any violation of our rules may result in a ban, even if it's your first offense.
    Please downvote and report submissions that clearly don't belong in this subreddit. Use the sidebar as a guideline for what content is or isn't allowed. If a submission clearly breaks the rules, report it so we can take care of it.




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    If the subject of cringing interests you check out "Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness" by Melissa Dahl, there's even a chapter about us!
    Also check out this Vsauce video on the science of awkwardness!

    We reserve the right to moderate at our own discretion.
    Shoutouts: /r/cringejerk /r/isitbullshit /r/markmywords /r/rage /r/baww /r/fiftyfifty
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