For some time now, we’ve been debating a revision to Rule 8… and quite a few subscribers have encouraged us to hurry up and make a decision about it. Well, after much discussion, no small amount of community feedback, and two surprisingly expensive dry-cleaning bills (because someone didn’t learn their lesson the first time), we’ve finally reached a consensus. Here is the updated rule:
No submissions featuring before-and-after depictions of personal health progress or achievement. Standalone images of medals, tokens, certificates, and awards are similarly disallowed, save for when the items are being presented as historical curiosities.
While the milestones represented by these pictures may be worthy of praise, the images themselves aren’t particularly noteworthy without their backstories. After all, if you’ve seen one Peewee Javelin Extreme trophy, you’ve seen them all. Furthermore – as unfortunate as this is – the posts themselves tend to attract a greater-than-average amount of hostility, which isn’t fun for anyone involved.
Now, as you may have noticed, we will be making a small exception to this new addition: If someone submits, say, a unique picture of a Waterloo-era Medal of Exemplary British Pomposity, that will be allowed. However, if someone wants to brag about their parakeet having graduated from kindergarten, they’ll need to showcase the ceremony itself, not just the diploma. A photograph of you next to your award-winning sandcastle is acceptable, but one of your ribbon on its own is not.
We figured that there might be some questions, so we’ve done our best to anticipate them:
Question: This subreddit has moderators?
Answer: No. You’re hallucinating.
Мысль на память: Всегда старайтесь превратить любую катастрофу в новую возможность.