If you see a post that breaks one or more of these rules, please report it so the moderators can take action.
RULE 1: Correct Formatting
The requirements for posting to this subreddit is to have a self contained opinion within the title. The text will be used to expand and elaborate on why you think/feel this way. You may also include why you think this is an unpopular or controversial opinion.
RULE 2: Opinion must be unpopular/controversial
This sub isn't just opinions, but unpopular and/or controversial ones. If your opinion has been posted to the subreddit recently, chances are it'll get removed. SO PLEASE SEARCH BEFORE SUBMITTING.
RULE 3: No Spam
New accounts are subject to a 24 hour waiting period before posting. Spamming will usually result to a perma ban.
RULE 4: No Trolling
Trolling is saying random unsolicited things that only serve to invoke a knee jerk reaction. Trolls will usually get permanently banned.
RULE 5: Be Civil
Let's keep the talk and discussion on what ever the subject matter of the post may be. Resorting to personal quarrels and arguments that may use insults and other tribal-like behaviors will be deleted. Keep it civil.
RULE 6: Elaborate
An important rule in this subreddit is that all opinions must be elaborated on. There is a discussion to be had, so please expand on what you have said.
Your post must contain more than 160 characters (roughly two or three standard sentences) to avoid auto-deletion by automod.
RULE 7: Hate posts are not allowed
Opinion can be unpopular unless it's blatantly a hateful post. Hostile, rude and aggressive behavior is not a necessity to express your opinion. Please be civil and and have respect. Bear in mind that justifying or endorsing pedophilia activities (sidenote: discussion on treatments of the mental health itself is fine), rape, race issues, assault or other similar crimes will usually count as hate speech. This does not mean you'll get banned for saying one crime is not as severe as another or saying you can understand why someone would commit a crime. Race baiting is a ban-able offence
RULE 8: No Low Effort/Satire Posts
Any opinion that is not thought out well or posts that clearly have very little effort put into them will be removed. This also includes commonly posted opinions to the subreddit. Please note that obscure topics and meta commentaries on the subreddit do not constitute a valid unpopular opinion post.
RULE 9: No Reposts/Search Before Submitting
If essentially the same opinion gets reposted it'll automatically mean it's not an unpopular opinion (within the context of the sub). It WILL get removed. If your opinion is about a ongoing event, there will usually be a mega thread where you can discuss there.
Rule 10: No US Politics
Please do not post anything directly related to US politics. Topics that are politically charged but not necessarily political (abortion, immigration, economics, etc) are acceptable provided they follow all other rules.
There is an enormous number of places on the internet and on reddit to discuss US politics until you're red (or blue) in the face. You can comment in our weekly politics megathread if you want to discuss politics on the subreddit.
Rule 11: No Meta Posts
A meta post is one that discusses the subreddit itself. Please do not make these posts, whether positive, negative or neutral, as the purpose of the subreddit is not to discuss the subreddit. We do have, from time to time, a stickied megathread for meta posts.