Temporary Ban on US Politics
"Pronouns are hard"
Don't celebrate Juneteenth because you were never a slave says man who celebrates not being ruled anymore.
I once knew a Peacock.
Had to Put a COVID Denier in Their Place - Sharing for Informational Purposes as Well
Horse Jockey thought he did something
Redditor points out another's hypocrisy
Teachers unions and police unions both cover up for the bad workers in their profession
Yes, the answer is yes
Call the ambulance! But not for me
Guess we all need to make better choices
This shisha place owner has no chill lmao
Yeah, 3.85M largely preventable deaths can make those medical professionals a little pushy
Research before you sprouts anything on social media.
What a concept
That was a massive burn
An absolute takedown
That’s gotta hurt…
As a musician I very much appreciate that comparison.
Why use many word when few word do trick?
Insulin prices are beyond stupid (crosspost from r/facepalm)
Free Education is NOT wasting money
It's almost as if
Hans Zimmer on a high horse
How to slay a troll…
Aloe Vera Please!
Prime specimen of masculine beauty has an opinion on Megan Rapinoe
Handle with care.
You get what you pay for
Bandwagon minister getting burned
What happens when you beg for followers on Twitter
The typical idiot
I don’t know this person so they must be a nobody
How to change Earth's orbit?
Zero press conference in 7 years
The guy in black must still be in first grade.
Much to her regret..
How NOT to Run Your Social Media 101
I know, it's hard to imagine
Police “Harass” a Facebook poster via word-murder
Karen getting owned by a hotel
This Guy had it Coming
Once wasn't enough, he came back for more
OP was waving their red flag too high
He should've been wearing a helmet.
Mighty white of you
I couldn’t bite my tongue any longer.
Former college QB and current coach called out for hypocrisy
Subreddit 'murderedbywords' Rules
Temporary Ban on US Politics
Eh, Americans aren't murdered by words anyway. They are murdered by police.
Or the hospital bill
Or Student Debt
Or Fines and Fees.
Or other Americans
damn this thread made me want to leave the US even more. don’t forget “killed by fires” though, the air quality where i’m at is 200 on a good day.
If you find a country that'll accept Americans let me know.
Nah we don't want them here
Being from Texas down here, when people were talking about trump building a wall to keep the Mexicans out, we'd quickly inform them that Canada was also building a wall. *To keep us in! *
No thank you, we're good. Sorry, eh? :)
Oh hai fellow Californian :)
I mean, we're the original murderers of native Americans, it's a poetic full circle no?
\*Laughs in Spaniard \*Laughs in Norse \*Laughs in Native American
I didn't murder any native Americans.
Didn't murder any native Americans *yet*.
Nah, I think it’s a black vs. white thing right now. Natives aren’t causing any problems.
Or my axe!
Or American teenagers
Here, have my poor student's gold: 🏅
Thanks kind human
Or the out of control Pandemic Virus that nobody seems to take seriously.
COVID is orders of magnitude more dangerous than the cops
Or their classmates
Or an angry white dude with a gun.
I wish I had some spare cash to give u some useless internet awards
This would be a good post for this one sub I know. It's called murdered by words.
i will be sad if this comment doesn’t blow up. it’s golden
Blow up? Poor choice of words for Americans to read when we're so close to 9/11
Yeah, I expect comments like that one to crash and burn around this time.
And in school
whoa...this..this hit me (much like the police)
As always the _real_ murder is in the comments!
> The entire premise of Murdered By Words is a stinging counterpoint by one individual to an ignorant, egotistical, self-righteous, and/or hypocritical statement made by another individual. No, it's not. This sub original premise is [*lengthy and detailed* rebuttals](https://old.reddit.com/r/MurderedByWords/comments/bazdpy/this_is_the_comment_that_inspired_this_sub_this/) which essentially "murder" the opponent's argument, regardless how ignorant or whatever the original point was. An intellectual verbal K.O, so to say. Not low-hanging Twitter burns and bickering. Politics high-jacked this sub and turned it into orange man bad circlejerk, and now you are complaining that mods are trying to rein the sub back to its origin? Your "going after" attitude is the prime example of what's wrong with the sub and why politics ban was needed. You value pushing your agenda against the evil orange man above all else, expecting everyone to provide you a platform for it for the greater good or something. Make no mistake, Trump is an incompetent idiot at best, he sucks. But so does the constant whining about him, especially in unrelated subs and especially for non-americans. You remember there's a world outside of America, right? And as soon someone points it out, you deflect to "well it just doesn't fit your worldview". No, Trump being an idiot fits my worldview perfectly. But not in every damn sub 24/7. Yes, there's too much politics, and no, it has nothing to do with it fitting anyone's worldview. Let's take a look at some of the top posts. [This](https://www.reddit.com/r/MurderedByWords/comments/iullqa/science_denier_carefully_and_methodically/) is a perfect example of a murder. That's what the sub is about. You know what it wasn't meant to be about, until you lot came along and high-jacked it? [This](https://www.reddit.com/r/MurderedByWords/comments/hj3y39/im_gonna_take_the_surgeons_side_on_this_one/) kind of shit. It's not a murder. It's barely even a good comeback, just a low effort "no you". [This](https://www.reddit.com/r/MurderedByWords/comments/ecr60f/murdered_with_one_word_almost_3_years_later/) is not a murder. Funny, but not a murder. [This](https://www.reddit.com/r/MurderedByWords/comments/i05m7a/thats_just_how_it_is_though_isnt_it/), [this](https://www.reddit.com/r/MurderedByWords/comments/hiu76i/very_strange_indeed/), [this](https://www.reddit.com/r/MurderedByWords/comments/dgzfqt/now_sit_your_ass_down_stefan/), [this](https://www.reddit.com/r/MurderedByWords/comments/hh15ne/now_that_is_bravery/) and [this](https://www.reddit.com/r/MurderedByWords/comments/hpx6yv/millennials_are_destroying_the_eating_industry/) aren't murders either. Mind you, the issue isn't limited to politics. As obvious from examples, there's lots of shitty non-murder non-political posts that are upvoted simply because people agree/think they're funny, not because they fit the sub. But politics sure drove nail in the coffin of this sub's quality spearheading the decline. While it'd be preferred if mods just banned Twitter screenshots all-together (since 120 character limit goes against whole point of the sub - detailed and lengthy rebuttals) and short comebacks/burns, banning politics covers a big chunk of problematic content and helps getting rid of users who value political agenda above all else. > They can even unfollow the sub. Maybe you should follow your own advice and find a proper forum to drive your political agenda. Many are here just for laughs and couldn't care less about Trump and his incompetence, different subs exist for a reason, you know. --- Edit: I love how some replies accuse me of being a Trump supporter and other things just because I don't think political slapfights fit the sub. You're just further proving my point.
now this is a murder
"Onge man bad" is an apt description of the crap that gets posted here, but if that's all you got from my comment then you're beyond help and aren't worth the time, sorry. But thanks for providing examples proving my point. You're so obsessed you can't even fathom that some people simple aren't interested in seeing political bickering on every sub.
Lmao, you seriously think shitposting some oneliners from twitter "helps" 😂 Yes, you should be sorry for shitting down every sub with your politics. Quit playing the victim and keep your hysteria to appropriate subs like r/politics, it's not that hard. I guess Americans really can't handle the fact that they're not the center of the world, but thankfully mods on here have bit of common sense left.
holy fuck you killed everyone in the thread
Nah I'm american and i agree with you. Social media has a severe effect of creating us vs. them mentalities so people can feel validated, respected, admired, and what not. The middle ground gets no overdramatic attention and is often pushed into one of the two warring sides. Not only that but pushing people into warring identities has a "positive" effect of creating more incentive to donate to your local fear monger. Bruh i just want intellectual conversation, artistic creativity, and dumb jokes. But so far all I'm seeing is self fellatio, copy pasted twitter zingers and buzz words, and arguments in bad faith. Arguments for the purpose to stroke ones ego. Those arguments seriously look like they are the subjects of a narcissistic psychopath analysis. Anyways fuck all the political melodrama, it aint even funny, creative, or intellectual.
Holy fuck how delusional do you have to be to think posting zingers on reddit affects the political direction of the country. Jesus you need to take a step back
Do you not see the irony in telling someone "If my american stuff bothers you, go back to your country"?
It already is dum dum. Your country is split 50% 50% between left and right, enjoy your hell hole.
Its not bickering. A massive global power has an idiot in the United States White House who asked who the president of Puerto Rico was. He backed the Proud Boys, Parler. There is just sooo much material there to work with. And it has the added benefit of being on the correct/ethical side of history.
It is bickering tho. There is material to work with, but Twitter's 140char limit isn't really gonna make anything fitting the sub out of it, just take Mark Hamill's tweets as example. [This](https://old.reddit.com/r/MurderedByWords/comments/f3omrs/use_the_force_luke/) is not murder in any way or form, it's a childish "no you" insults. [This](https://old.reddit.com/r/MurderedByWords/comments/eo112f/murdered_by_luke_skywalker_in_farsi/) isn't murder either, it's political bickering of two separate issues. And [this](https://old.reddit.com/r/MurderedByWords/comments/7m3w35/mark_hamill_has_been_on_fire_lately/) is just jumping the opportunity to sling shit and as far away from murder as you get. It's not content fit for the sub when you consider its origins and context, yet it is upvoted simply because people agree with the message, which made the sub into a propaganda channel more than for actual murders. That, combined with eh fact that half of the users aren't even American, and many are tired of politics taking over every single sub, makes it easy to see why many don't want that kind of content. Yet some people, many in this thread alone, seems to see this kind of posts as some kind of internet activism as if posting a burn reply to Trump's tweet will make any difference whatsoever. It won't, other than giving you a false sense of doing something. Yet when people object to this content then you are suddenly a fascist. No, I am just tired of seeing this shit everywhere.
Well said, post like those are why I left this subreddit months ago.
Dude, this comment fucked the original comment up!
I'm a lurker and really late to providing any kind of feedback to this, but I wanted to say that I definitely appreciate this ban and your great proof as to why it's needed. I'm so, so burnt out of politics right now that I want people to just talk again, not get riled up in self perpetuating echo chambers. I appreciate this sub for the wit and logic the posts typically have. So really, I wanted to say, great post, great ban, much appreciated!
Twitter murders CAN be murders, they're just laconic murders.
Not generally, although I'd be impressed if someone manages to squeeze one into 140 character limit.
To be fair, they could make it a multi-part tweet like most people do on twitter when they're typing something really fucking long-
What an absolute shit take. No one says “orange man bad” except Trump supporters using it unironically. Just another pissed off supporter that doesn’t like seeing Trump supporters getting murdered with their awful posts and “logic”.
You're continuing proving my point with your seething, seeing Trump supporters everywhere like boogeyman even when there's none. Let me know when you manage coming with an argument that makes sense.
Thank you. I left this sub because of the political bullshit, and I've come back to find a fair amount of people just defaulting to "boomer bad hur hur hur" but at least there's no more "hahahahahahahaahahha tiny hands?!?!?!?"
I agree. It’s basically been a bleeding heart liberal circle jerk and anyone with other opinions doesn’t find humorous. The idea that “orange man bad” is just shit-posting at this point.
Thanks for letting us know, and thanks for the detailed reply. Objection to political posts came from both sides of the aisle, from people who were upset the sub had "strayed" from its original purpose. After review, we agreed
I don't believe that the objections came from both sides of the aisle. I think that a lot of conservatives managed to convince you that they were "life-long Democrats, but" or "no fan of Trump, but" which has become a fairly transparent tactic on social media. I ask again, can you quantify the number of "complaints" you received? Was it 1% of the sub membership? 10%? 20%? As to having "strayed from its original purpose," can you explain how political discourse does not fall under your heading of: "A place for well-constructed put-downs, comebacks, and counter-arguments." ???? As someone else has pointed out here, you made this decision unilaterally based only on those who have complained. You have not sought input from the other side. There has been no survey made available to the community at large to weigh in. I believe that you are kowtowing to a vocal but fractionally small contingent of this community, and I challenge you to prove otherwise.
They won’t. They have no intention of being transparent. Kinda like the current administration: make an outrageous obviously false claim and provide zero evidence to support it.
Thats nearly as ironic as the op being a mod, while simultaniously having a flair that states the rule they most often break themselves. __im not even fucking joking.__
I know, I saw it too. What’s also funny is that I recommended flairs and they said it wasn’t possible and would also affect mobile. I linked r/pics as they are a much bigger sub with flairs and how it works. Silence from them.
Jesus, and i thought BBBG was bad, now ive learned the mods cant take criticism. Are there any DECENT mods on this sub?
Only got a response from one other mod that said the other one wasn’t biased and doesn’t like Trump. I call bullshit and I’m leaning toward that being a second account.
This was a masterpiece, thank you!
We should post it to /r/MurderedByWords!
Why lol? No one was murdered by words.. All I see is an entitled, wannabe smart arse making pretty inflammatory statements about people right leaning to get jerked off by other naturally lobotomized users like himself.. Then again, that is all this sub is now anyway
read it again you,
“Naturally lobotomized” ... I have never heard that phrase. It is hysterical... I see why you are on this thread.
That isn't even the case with this sub though. A lot of the time, no one has been "murdered by words" it is just a post to bash republicans and get up votes from idiots like you. This sub is just a big leftist circle jerk.. I haven't got anything against someone left leaning, it is people like you who really rub me the wrong way. Murdered by words should NOT be political in any way, shape or form.. I'm not going to waste my time having a conversation with you about politics, you are obviously too far gone and are beyond the point of reasoning with due to being consumed by ignorance and stupidity, but I will say with absolute certainty that you are wrong.. This sub had potential and would have been much better with no politics in the first place
Do you see r/MurderedByWords? This is who you are letting run your sub now? Victim mentality. Petty insults. Unfounded assertions. Fear of political discourse. "I'm not going to waste my time blah blah blah." Of course they're not. Their political "opinions" are so paper-thin that they insult anyone with a different opinion of being not worth the trouble, because they know they will get shredded by facts. They love to call people snowflakes, but if you dare to point out the documented fact that Trump lies through his teeth they lose their shit and cry "no fair!" I'm so glad to be done with this sub. And thank you, /u/ProfessorSexyBoi, for illustrating my point so completely.
Lol I dont even like Trump lol, so you might want to find something else to use against me (I'm white if that helps).. I appreciate your little monologue, but all I was saying is this sub has been taken over by petty radicalists (yes I went there because a lot of these people genuinely are). So no I wasnt going to waste my time talking about politics and that isn't because my arguement is paper thin, it is because it has nothing to do with my point of this not being a political sub.. Ontop of that, I actually have a life outside reddit so didnt really fancy getting into the rabbit hole of politics.. Especially on a sub which shouldn't even fucking have politics in it. Take your stupid generalisations and crawl back into the arsehole of r/politics where you belong you silly cretin
Good detective work, Professor Bitchboy.. May not have the most extravagant life, but it's enough for me and I enjoy it. Those are 2 very solid hobbies you know lol. I like how you judge the value of my life by what you see on my reddit. Sure says a lot about you doesn't it mate! Believe it or not, I do indeed have a life outside reddit (when I say outside reddit, I also mean you aren't going to find out everything i do by looking at my reddit posts) even though yes, I do use reddit a lot.. I still don't have time to dive into the rabbit hole of politics on a sub that isn't meant to have politics in it
Most people don’t give 2 fucks about Trump. In fact contrary to your belief not all redditors are American. A lot of people don’t like Trump, but are also annoyed that you obsessive freaks can’t shut the fuck up about him for a week. SOME PEOPLE JUST DON’T CARE. Also this is not supposed to be a political sub. A lot of people just come to subs like this for a nice cheap laugh, but you buzzkill fun-sucking fucks like to just spit your “orange-man bad” bullshit and ruin everybody’s vibe. I think I speak for a good amount of people when I say A LOT OF US DON’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT TRUMP AND AMERICAN PROBLEMS IN GENERAL, AND DON’T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT ANYMORE. You can have your weirdly obsessive negative opinions about your president, just go to r/politicalhumour and leave other subs alone.
What point? I'll be the first to admit that Trump is a fucking idiot, but that doesn't mean I should be hearing about him all the damn time on a subreddit completely unrelated to politics. Why is it so hard for you to grasp that no one here gives a fuck about what your political opinion is? We just wanna see people get roasted regardless of where they lean on the political spectrum. Their is no fear of political discourse here, we just don't want to fucking hear about that bullshit. And for once, the mods listened.
this sub is just painfully unfunny. there are no good insults here, and by good, i mean ones that make you laugh, not make you think. i wanna be entertained, not have a political agenda crammed down my throat, republican or democrat
You start with a completely false premise. >A quick scan of this sub demonstrates that an outsized number of ignorant , egotistical, self-righteous, and/or hypocritical statements come from the right side of the aisle This is blatantly false, and evidence that you yourself live in an echo chamber. The rest of your argument is therefore invalid.
So much this. The Trump posts are as diverse as anything, don't let Brownshirt snowflakes convince you that "Orange Man Bad" is getting old for anyone but them. Maybe they'd see less of that material if he stopped replacing respectable information sources in his administration with quacks, lying literally on a daily basis, or otherwise dropping trou and presenting his flabby boipussi to the libchads.
Maybe some of us just don't like politics. Maybe some of us are tired of hearing about whatever inane, dumbass idea Trump has had in the last week, and in fact, are tired of hearing about him at all. Maybe some of us actually want humor instead of political commentary. You think that it's only Trump supporters who are for this new rule? I absolutely despise him. I hate so much that I cannot go a SINGLE DAY without hearing about his incompetency! That I can't go a SINGLE DAY without hearing about what a fucking idiot he is! I! DON'T! CARE! ANYMORE! I am so so so happy that he's been voted out because now, hopefully, I will never EVER have to hear the name "Trump" ever again.
Sorry for the late reply but holy shit, seriously. I'm so tired of hearing his fucking name. It's been like five or six years of having to hear this dude's name on a daily basis. I have had to hear this fucking guy's name being mentioned every day for over half a decade. Enough is enough. I'm with you, man.
LMFAO good job shutting the fuck up after you got decimated here.
Now this would qualify as a proper murder.
Nah the first reply to him is a murder. And the comment was 100% accurate on all claims
I voted for Biden and I still totally disagree with you. Totally and completely. I’m not even disagreeing that Trump’s administration is a total disaster. But most of Reddit (including this sub) has become an equal and opposite source of stupidity. It’s basically a liberal circle jerk. Most people don’t want to see this crap nonstop.
EU memes incoming !
New Zealand is having an election this year too! It’s one of the most popular prime ministers in modern times, who the majority literally consider to have saved them from COVID, vs an actual nightmare of a human being and a party of utter incompetence. Maybe we can do NZ memes.
New Zealand politics vs American. I will take the land of sheep for 50.
>land of sheep Which is which?
New Zealand literally has lots of sheep !
The US *metaphorically* has lots of sheep!
Yes and both sides think the other are the sheep.
> What does this mean? Posts meeting any of these criteria will be removed immediately, and the user will receive a temporary ban: > If any of the people in the post is in public office, is running for public office, or holds a position in the current administration or the campaign staff > If the subject of the post is in public office or running for public office, or holds a position in the current administration or the campaign staff > If any of the people in the post or the subject of the post is anyhow related to the Trump family or to someone who holds a position in the current administration or the campaign staff > Examples of posts which are now prohibited include: >* Orange Man Bad >* Jeff Tiedrich (who really needs to get a fucking life) >* Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweets >* Lincoln Project >* The Conway family Wait, what? Do you really mean this to read the way it does? Because it *sounds* like you're banning any and all criticism of Trump, his family and the GOP, and banning any comment at all from AOC and selected others. In other words it sounds extremely dodgy. I acknowledge that the overall rule covers Biden etc too ("running for office") but every one of your examples reads like an attempt to protect the right and repress any criticism of them.
We're banning any and all content related to the elections. It's a given fact that Trump is an uneducated buffoon who has caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of US citizens by his mishandling of the COVID crisis (you can quote me on that). You can get anti-Trump content on nearly every single corner of this website, we've decided to provide a bit of a break from that here
> You can get anti-Trump content on nearly every single corner of this website. This is an interesting argument. You can get porn almost anywhere, but most people use pornhub... My point being that something's existence elsewhere should not disqualify it here. I don't peruse many subs, and especially not political subs. While this particular decision won't change my current habits, it will diminish my experience here. Frankly, this choice does have the potential to force many people away from here, which seems like a bit of a self fulling prophecy in terms of the longevity of this sub. While I generally agree that quality hasn't been great here, I don't think the reason for that has been what is being posted, but rather what hasn't been taken down. The amount of posts the mods leave up dealing with small dick burns, or your mom jokes, etc were never murders, but seem to have just as much traction here as orange bad man posts. At least those political posts are usually murders, where as the others almost never are.
Yeah, but I'm not here for anti-Trump stuff necessarily, I'm here for good murders, and excluding this stuff is going to exclude a lot of good murders. I know there's a lot of terrible ones too, but I feel like a blanket ban is overkill.
Just a question from a lurker, and I’m know I’m late for the party. If the concern is the drop in quality, then why no enforce stricter standards along those lines, or against rehashed content or posts that too closely resemble others like, two murders on the same subject that don’t differ too much from one another.
I mean when have you ever seen an anti Biden post hit the top of this subreddit. It’s not to protect just Trump it’s just that Trump posts are the reasoning for this rule in the first place. Not to protect him but because the subreddit is nothing but posts about him and that’s not what he sub is made for
But Biden and his camp haven’t deserved nearly the amount of vitriol the Trump administration does. It’s not even a fair comparison.
90% of this sub is political shit, it's really annoying to just see 99999 posts with trump in a row
I find it funny for my part
Agreed, Unsubbing.... at least temporarily
Wow. This pretty much supports COVID deniers and Trump supporters. Way to take a side. Pathetic. Edit: Suggestion: instead of banning certain topics, how about we use flairs. People can sort by to avoid topics they don’t want to see.
Hey now, outrage fatigue is a very real pain. Besides, theres still /r/quityourbullshit.
That is true. There’s sooo much stupidity that it hurts, but I feel it’s better to keep calling it out rather than letting it go unchallenged. When we don’t, it festers under the surface and we end up with things like QAnon. largely ignorned, but it has now become mainstream.
"Remember, this IS. NOT. NORMAL. We can *NOT* give in to outrage fatigue!" - John Oliver
I’m as pro-mask and anti-trump as the next guy, but even I’m sick of the 500th “orange man bad” posts. There’s still other subreddits like r/quityourbullshit and r/vaxxhappened, no need to get your panties up in a bunch over this.
These people are a cancer to society and should be called out,not protected. If you don’t like it, don read the post. Maybe this place should use flairs so you can filter them out.
That would be better, flairing things as political would allow those who don't want to see them not to, and those who *do* to continue seeing them.
Half the political shit in the sub was unfunny. I don’t like trump either but we dont need some random unfunny tweet that gets upvoted because its a liberal flaming a conservative. Although, I don’t really like the AOC tweet ban because she has some nice insults.
Didn’t realize we were in r/funny. I thought this was murderedbywords. Thanks for correcting me.
Saying Trump is bad isn’t a murder by words.
Who’s the snowflakes now
Kind of ironic that the two stickied threads on this sub are this one banning US Politics, and one titled “this is the comment that inspired this sub” containing a screenshot of a post that *wouldn’t be allowed under the new ban*.
Maybe you should read the actual post they made? And what requirements need to be met for it to be removed? I doubt either of those people from 1945 hold “current positions”.
No, I’m not going to applaud them for changing the rule in such a way that allows them to have their cake and eat it too.
I’m not saying I support the rule either, I was just pointing out that your earlier comment was not factual. There are plenty of things like the fact that All Cats Are Beautiful is auto botted when anyone says you know what. Or the fact that anyone with a connection to the Trump family is off limit. It’s clearly a partisan rule implementation, but by peddling false arguments like “the pinned post of the subreddit would be removed by these rules” you ruin your own credibility. The only way to convince someone, like the large percentage of the population that doesn’t vote, or maybe someone who’s still undecided is to not make disingenuous arguments that misrepresent the facts. Also, sorry if this is rambly or maybe says the same thing a couple times I’m working off 0 hours sleep.
so basically there'll be 0 content until early november.
Can’t we get some good Trudeau memes going? He’s not corrupt right? He’s just such a nice guy with boyish charm. The Trudeaus are the Kennedys of Canada.
Does this include things based around political topics as well? Like civil rights, mail, guns, abortion, etc?
Not at the moment, unless it addresses or includes anyone who matches the criteria above. This is of course subject to change
So, why were your examples so incredibly partisan?
Their response is generally, "because there's already so much nonsense on the administration side that we're tired of it." which I believe to be a hot sack of shit. If the administration is a giant crap factory, a democracy demands the opportunity for an equal response in the form of critique. This is the most obvious place for that. This is a kowtowing to the right-wing cry babies. Welcome to Facebook.
You’re talking as if Americans are the only people on this fucking sub. A lot of people who don’t care about politics just don’t want to have it clogging up the sub. Not every decision is political, you’re being overdramatic.
Which means that you aren't banning politics at all. Just specific angles. You're opening yourself up to even more political posts. This is just foolish and dumb.
Fair enough. Although I feel like if y’all push into that category that the line will become so grey then no one can post anything. Especially since the rules already include any posts in response to political figures which is where the most posts are. It could turn this subreddit into a slightly more sassy r/antimlm and r/niceguys
The only whole “less funny version or r/politicalhumor” is pretty brutal, and you might say that r/murderedbywords got murdered by words, a meta-murder. Those are rare.
The fact that r/politicalhumor has no humor makes the insult 10x worse.
I think this is a poorly thought out decision. I'm not saying this is the case here but Often it feels like mods pushing their agenda onto the users and I've see a lot of subreddits try to ban content like memes or politics only for the user participation to just fall off a cliff. banning one form of content doesn't mean there is good content that will take its place. The political content you mentioned that gets posted here receives a lot of traffic. Often the most upvoted posts are political in nature. Just banning the content because some users are complaining is one sided and doesn't acknowledge all the users still voting for this content.
100% agreed - haven’t seen a good post on here since this happened. This is relevant content to this sub. It just so happens politics is extremely relevant and the best murders are typically within the political landscape.
Question. Jeff T., and George Conway don't fit the three bullet point criteria. Are there any other random people that are arbitrarily (i/e being included outside the listed criteria) that we should know about?
I’m guessing Jeffrey Epstein is off limits
Being dead, he doesn't say much that would get him murdered.
Well he's already murdered. You can't double murder someone.
Jeff and George's posts are nearly almost always responses to Trump, which matches the first criteria. When not direct responses, they are indirectly criticizing him and his administration's actions, which matches the second criteria
Hey, guess what? This sounds like a really stupid idea from someone who has an axe to grind. How about instead of trying to curate content based on political opinions you work on figuring out how to encourage better MBW content? That's what people want. Quality. Regardless of the fact that there are a lot of people who want to see Trump and his ilk murdered by words because he's an American president trying to turn a country that's supposed to be about freedom and opportunity into an authoritarian state.
Ah, I misread the first point.
It's kind of an interesting rationale to ban a wide swath of content based on complaints, mainly because it seems like you don't mention a sense of how much of the community actually *does* like that content. Are you at all worried that you might be capitulating to a vocal minority? Is there a way to measure that? (I guess beyond the fact that the content gets net upvotes?) If the rationale was simply: "we don't think it fits our vision for the sub", that's fine, you're the mods and you can choose the scope of the subreddit. But doing it based on complaint count alone seems like an unsound methodology.
We see every single post and read most of the comments on the popular posts. Objection to political posts come from both sides of the metaphorical aisle
Right, my point isn't that there aren't objections -- clearly there are -- it's simply that there's a significant chance you could be weighing them too heavily i.e. "squeaky wheel" bias. It's quite possible that there's a larger majority of people who *do* like the political content, but simply upvote it and move on. But maybe that higher weighting is intentional? Like, you care more about the opinions of your subscribers who care enough to comment rather than those who just vote? The only reason I bring it up is because I think comments on reddit, across the board, are skewed heavily negative toward the content of the post. Reddit culture dictates that if you like a piece of content, you upvote it. Posting a comment like "I liked this" or "lol" will get you heavily downvoted and people will tell you to just upvote the content. But if you have something negative to say about the content, going to the comments is the reddit cultural norm and is more acceptable. It seems like a definite source of bias to base decisions on comment sentiment by itself.
Is it banned because it shows the dear leader in a poor light?
No, it's banned because we're sick and tired of seeing (and removing) the same "orange man bad" and "Sick AOC burn" posts over and over and over and over again. There are enough other political subs where you can get the same type of content, we're acquiescing to our users who have requested a break from the incessant insanity that is the US Elections and the US in general
I would love to take a break from the incessant insanity that is the US in general... except that I live here. If this temporary ban happens, I won’t be visiting this subreddit much in the next 2 months apparently.
Why ban AOC tweets...? She always gets the point
Offends Trump supporters.
Because the right is filled with snowflakes and it was always projection
Because she's a politician.
She has her own subreddit, /r/MurderedByAOC/
Well let me know when you go back to being interesting I guess? :/
If you post some quality content we can get back to being interesting a lot quicker...
How about you stop including pictures of twitter users attempting to correct news headlines as “murders?” That and also a majority of the things you post to your own sub which violates rule 1, which for some reason is your own flair.
Funny how the mod acknowledges a lack of quality posts in this sub, tries to “fix” that, yet sets a terrible example in their own posts, then tries to smugly talk down to someone as if it’s their responsibility to manage this sub when it should be the mod’s job to do so. But I guess you‘d much rather set a low standard for the sub for an easy way to farm karma huh?
Finally. I was fucking tired of seeing orange man bad posts on this sub. We get it, we all hate trump, but they got a little tiring tbh. Good move by y'all!
I wasn't really tired of seeing all the butt hurt orange fan sad comments though..
The political posts are the primary reason I'm here. By responding to the people who are the loudest, you're doing the same thing that's currently wrong with how politics works in the United States.
Strange how the only examples are anti-Trump. Hmm.. it is almost.. just aaaaalmost like this is being done in a partisan way.
Can we help it that he's such an easy target, and most political posts are against him and the Republicans at the moment? Maybe the tables will turn if Biden is elected in November, maybe the GOP will still be full of science-denying idiots. Which do you think?
Oh the censorship thing we all agree is not a good idea. Yeah let's do that. A murder by words is a murder by words. I don't see why it matters if it comes from a 2 year old or a grown politician.
Snowflakes have to protect their old orange sack of shit.
didn’t he say that he isn’t american and said nothing about liking trump literally there are so many subs like this that went to shit because of us politics in the past 2 years and it’s impossible to go on to reddit without seeing the 2nd American civil war happening
The moderation team have determined that we'd like to give other content the chance to rise to the top. This is not a partisan matter, especially considering our worldwide mod team, including myself, who is not American and does not live in the US. Finally, no one is blocking you from saying whatever you like on any of the numerous parts of Reddit where political content is welcome. It's just not welcome here anymore (for the near future)
can we get a temp ban on your posts?
As usual.... Reddit moderators are the weakest snowflakes
Would be nice if a certain moderator would stop posting irrelevant images to this sub, thereby directly contributing to the sub's problems.
Finally. But what I find worse is lack of proper "murder" content. Although there are sometimes good comebacks, lot of the posts are just witty comebacks that four year old can write. Hell, some are even not a comeback at all, just [some personal interpretation](https://www.reddit.com/r/MurderedByWords/comments/iki45f/really_weird_isnt_it/). Why is it here? I want proper clapbacks, not "Orange Man Bad" and similar lame posts for milionth time. Go to r/wittycomebacks or something.
Please, feel free to upload your own content. I wish you nothing but upvotes and platinum gilding
Mods have an agenda. Look at their examples
My particular agenda is karma whoring
*Looks at your post history and how most of your posts on here don’t even fit the sub*
Easy unsubscribe. This sub was only great once in a blue moon anyways and the political shit was why I was here. Hope it works out for ya!
Thank you and the mood team for this. Even though I'm subbed here I haven't bothered to visit because of US politics spam. Trump is such an easy and boring target we might as well archive every reply to his tweets as murders.
You realize that this isn't an airplane, right? You don't have to announce your departure.
I wish the ban was on all politics, not just specifically American politics. Why did you single out just one country? Also your replies in this thread seem really immature and bratty. You didn't handle this issue well at all.
I imagine it's because American politics are more of a shitfest than others currently, and because American politics have torn apart several subreddits already.
Orange man bad
I was wondering why have not seen any good murder on the main, drop in this sub and saw this pin.
Thank god, as a non-American I am sick to death of every sub just becoming about spamming one sided US politics posts.
Careful there, you might trigger the Americans just by saying you don't care for their politics.
I'm ok with this but it's very obvious the mod who posted the message is biased
Haha sounds like Trump fans were tired of confronting their own ignorance.
I noticed the quality of this sub went downhill a while ago. It's just another example of how politics has now managed to pervade every aspect of our lives and it's pretty much all anyone can talk about ever. Pretty annoying really
Politics has always been a part of life. There is nothing that doesn't impact politics. This is just head in the sand nonsense.
Yeah, I agree. Politics has indeed always been a part of life. But it doesn't have to be the only topic of conversation all day everyday
Lovely boot licking mods.... Everything is political, get over it
Well, there goes the neighborhood.
I understand the reason for such a prohibition, however the example you stickied as the og murder, and example for the shape of this sub, is a political one.
Thank you for all that you do. This is chill.
Pssh, censorship and taking the side of the oppressor I see. Fuck you incels.
Wait I cant help but notice all the examples are left wing examples. AoC tweets are banned, Tiedrich is banned, and ragging on Trump is banned but his tweets are fine? Weird as hell. Guess "no politics" actually means "no threats to MY politics".
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