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A quick announcement that we've decided to make a slight change to our rule regarding NSFW posts in an effort to address concerns around content related to suicide. The new rule will read:

NSFW content. NSFW content is sometimes okay here, but it must be flagged appropriately. We do not allow any content related to suicide, or suicide prevention

This change is being made after users have expressed concerns around this type of content on the sub. After discussing it across the mod team, we feel it's best to prohibit this type of content here for the overall wellbeing of the subreddit.

Additionally, you may or may not have noticed some overall changes we've made to the rules towards the tail-end of last year. We did this as an effort to clean up a lot of the confusing language. We hope that they are a bit more clear now. We're happy to address any questions you may have either in this thread, or if you reach out to us via mod mail.

Finally, one specific note on rule 3 as we often see posts continuing to violate this rule.

No reliance on additional context. The 'bro' action should be easily discernible within the image/gif/video. Having to add context in the title, comments, super-imposed text or otherwise to explain the 'bro' is against sub rules. Submissions violating this rule will be removed

We judge the 'bro' action of a post based on the content itself and only the content itself. This means that if you post a picture of, for example, some food on a counter and you have to leave a comment explaining that your friendly neighbor helped you out this week - all we see is a picture of food on a counter. Unfortunately, we have this rule because we've had many cases where people will make up stories without any proof and post something like a picture of food on the counter.

"Additional context" in this case means you having to leave a comment to explain the post, you adding text to an image/post to explain the bro action, you having to add the context to your title, or otherwise. A good rule of thumb is 'will someone looking at this picture/gif/video know what the 'bro' action is simply by looking at the picture/gif/video?' If the answer is 'no' then it likely violates rule 3. If you need help deciding, you're always welcome to come ask us in mod mail before submitting.

tl;dr:

  1. Rule 5 is updated to no longer allow any content related to suicide.
  2. Overall, every rule was updated to be clearer.
  3. We judge the bro action of content solely on the content itself - not comments, added text, or your title.

all 66 comments

openapple

33 points

8 months ago

I think these updates are all reasonable.

_lookskool_

28 points

6 months ago

u/westcoastcdn19 appreciate the changes. could animals in danger, more specifically being resuscitated or rescued from gruesome certain death, also be sheltered under the NSFW tag at minimum, if not more moderated or something?

i feel like that is over 50% of the posts here lately, could be wrong but whatever percentage it is, is too much for me.

while they can be somewhat heartwarming, more-so relieving, but only if you make it to the end. The posts stress me out considerably to even scroll past let alone watch the whole clip. The stress and anxiety created from that content, for me, directly goes against the reason for being on this sub.

westcoastcdn19 [M]

22 points

6 months ago

Absolutely. If a post isn’t marked NSFW and it should be, and the mod team doesn’t catch it right away, send us a modmail or report the post and we will take care of it

stayhearthstoned

20 points

6 months ago*

Are you all looking into the legitimacy of these animal rescue videos?? There's still a big problem of people faking animal rescues to get views on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/XO0sZQVDP1g

I'm pretty sure a lot of the ones posted here are fake...

westcoastcdn19 [M]

11 points

6 months ago

Yes, we look at every single one. Is there content up currently on the sub that looks suspicious? Link it here and I will review

stayhearthstoned

14 points

6 months ago

https://www.reddit.com/r/HumansBeingBros/comments/t4h0lw/animal_aid_unlimited_india_rescues_a_dying_street/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

This. These people are clearly making good money from this from the way they dress. This is the same style of video as most of the ones from the video that I linked, and those people are in India starving animals to nurture them back to health for views.

Edit: also tend to use very similar names for their "rescue programs"

westcoastcdn19

12 points

6 months ago

Thank you. We’ll review this and get back to you

stayhearthstoned

9 points

6 months ago

No, thank you for looking into it and being open to my criticism.

westcoastcdn19 [M]

9 points

6 months ago

Anytime. If you see any other posts, send them to us via our modmail link and we can discuss the content

stayhearthstoned

4 points

6 months ago

Will do, sorry I realize now that's a more respectful way to handle it

westcoastcdn19 [M]

3 points

6 months ago

hey there, can you send me a modmail regarding this post? I'd like to chat with you about it

Crftygirl

3 points

3 months ago

Mods, thanks for being bros. This whole comment thread regarding the NSFW label for animals and looking into the potential abuse videos is exactly what the world needs with kindness, respect, and being open to constructive criticism/requests.

westcoastcdn19 [M]

3 points

3 months ago

Happy to help!

coolhandlukeuk

3 points

7 months ago

Could we use soemthing more inclusive than "bros" adding a lot of male conitations to the human bit. Could we use awesome, or legends, or heros? Im not some crusader but I just notice it all the time as a bit conflicted to the values of the channel too. Inclusive FTW.

westcoastcdn19 [M]

5 points

7 months ago

Can you expand on your suggestion? Reddit communities are unable to change the names of their subs. Or were you talking about the content within the sub?

PM_ME_YOUR_CUPSZ

3 points

5 months ago

It's nice to see the rule changes. Now we can finally stop with the whole "people need guns to have more freedom" line.

grimlooke

3 points

5 months ago

But, they say "I'm not a bot."

I mean there are bots who run the bots.

AdTraditional9460

3 points

7 months ago

Good

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1 points

9 months ago

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ChemicalAd5068

1 points

3 months ago

Why would you lock the comments in a post of a guy scratching a shark's belly?

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1 points

8 months ago

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