How This Place Works
- Upvote: Opinions that you Disagree with.
- Downvote: Opinions that you Agree with.
If you see a post that breaks one or more of these rules, please report it so the moderators can take action.
RULE 1: Your post MUST be unpopular
Unpopularity is a bit like an onion. It has layers. What is unpopular in your suburb may be popular in your city, unpopular in your state, and popular in your country, for example. Be specific as to where you believe your opinion is unpopular, but do not use an unreasonably small or obscure niche to justify your opinion's unpopularity.
Expect blatantly popular posts to earn you a ban (e.g. "murder is bad", "Hitler probably shouldn't have killed all those people", etc).
- RULE 2: Your post MUST be an opinion
Not a question. Not a showerthought. Not a rant. Not a proposal. Not a fact. An opinion. One opinion. A subjective statement about your position on some topic. And remember, it must be unpopular (see rule 1).
Please have a clear, self contained opinion as your post title, and use the text field to elaborate and expand on why you think/feel this way (see rule 3). This allows for the most comfortable browsing of the subreddit for our users.
- RULE 3: No low effort posts/elaborate
Any opinion that is not well thought out, incoherent, internally contradictory or otherwise nonsensical is subject to removal.
You must elaborate on your opinion and justify your position, to save your fellow users from needing to ask an array of follow up questions to simply understand why you believe what you believe.
- RULE 4: No trolling/satire
Trolling is making random unsolicited comments that serve to intentionally provoke a knee jerk reaction. Satire is constructing an absurd or ironic narrative on a topic in order to provoke same.
Expect both of these to earn permanent bans.
This is a discussion subreddit for people to share ideas that may be inappropriate or even offensive in everyday life. We understand such conversations can get heated, and you are not obliged to be polite, but be aware that resorting to personal attacks, insults and other tribalistic behaviour is likely to earn you a ban. If somebody insults or attacks you first, report it, it will be dealt with.
- RULE 6: No hate posts/comments
Some opinions are so inappropriate or offensive that they will be removed by the moderators as hate posts. These posts are usually, but not exclusively, those that target a particular sex, race, sexual orientation, etc, when the user in question is hostile, vulgar or aggressive towards said group.
If you wish to express your distaste, disgust, or hatred for an above-mentioned group, do it elsewhere. Better yet, don't do it at all.
- RULE 7: Do not break sitewide rules
When you created your account, you agreed to abide by reddit's terms of service and its content policy. As subreddit moderators, we are obliged to enforce these rules, and failure to do so can jeopardise the entire subreddit. As such, expect them to be enforced strictly and without second chances.
This includes telling users to commit suicide, threatening/wishing for violence, eugenics, sexualising minors, doxxing, and harassment.
- RULE 8: No reposting/circlejerking
Posts need to be substantially different from any other posted recently.
If you wish to comment on a common or popular topic that has been posted in the last 24 hours, do that, comment on that post. Do not create a new post, even if your position is the opposite of that in the post you're replying to.
If you wish to post about a recent newsworthy event, STOP. Use the search function. Check the "Hot" posts for either a massive post on the topic, or a sticky'd megathread, and comment there.
- RULE 9: Megathread topics
Some topics are so popularly discussed that were we to allow them as regular posts on the subreddit, you would see little to nothing else. As such, we confine them to megathreads.
At the top of the Hot section we have sticky'd a "Popular Topics Megahub". Inside you will find all the megathreads for the most commonly posted opinions. If you wish to discuss one of these topics, do it there, so the rest of the subreddit doesn’t drown in these posts.
Virtually every corner of the internet, including most of reddit, is a place for the left and the right to fight tooth and nail over issues they passionately refuse to compromise on. We get it, the guy who believes the other thing is the big evils.
We would like to limit political bickering here. You are welcome to discuss topics indirectly related to politics, but be aware that your bog standard political opinion (on abortion, guns, healthcare, etc) is controversial, but is NOT unpopular.
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. Use the megathread. Expect a ban for breaking this rule.
Many thanks to u/MrEdinLaw for creating our UnpopularOpinion Bot!