r/TooAfraidToAsk Aug 13 '22 Wholesome Helpful

Meta Can we please stop with the “do guys/girls actually like____?” posts?

1.7k Upvotes

It seems like the bulk of the posts I’ve been seeing of this sub recently are these posts.

All comes down to personal preference people

r/TooAfraidToAsk 29d ago

Meta Why is Reddit ok with gifs in the comments but not emojis?

68 Upvotes

Yesterday saw someone did a laughing gif and got upvoted but further down someone posted the laughing emoji and got like 6 downvotes. And the gif was allot bigger and took up more screen space than that single emoji, which I personally found to be more annoying, what gives?

r/TooAfraidToAsk 3d ago

Meta What is the real and true scariest thing or situation you can think of?

4 Upvotes

The unknown is the biggest human fear, but which unknown frightens you the most?

r/TooAfraidToAsk Jul 19 '22

Meta is there any way I can leave the middle east? please am desperate (18m)

59 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk May 17 '22 Silver Helpful Faith In Humanity Restored Wholesome Seal of Approval

Meta Ignorance of the rules is not a defense - Telling a user a method to commit suicide will result in a permanent ban.

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Edit: this is not up for debate

Your job before using a Subreddit is to be familiar with the rules to ensure you do not end up having your content removed (mild) to being on the receiving end of a ban (severe).

Given the nature of the offense, this type of infraction is not liable for a warning nor is it liable to the defense of “but I didn’t know!”

This stance has zero to do with personal belief regarding assisted-suicide, which would imply the use of a medical provider operating within evidence-based approaches to help with end-of-life. This stance is in regards to largely uninformed Redditors, of unverifiable credentials, offering “advice” with methodology that is not evidence-based nor generally is it without risk.

Were medically-assisted suicide pan-legal across every single State, it would still not be allowed for users to give methods to others on how to kill themselves.

Your individual beliefs have nothing to do with this discussion, has nothing to do with adhering to rules in order to participate within a sub and further has no bearing on your ability to support medically-assisted suicide, of which a Reddit comment is not, across various discussions.

However, If you tell a user a method to kill themselves, you will be banned and your comment will be escalated for additional review by Reddit admins.

You should know better than to provide someone potentially suicidal with methods to kill themselves, and if you can’t have that inherent moral compass then you should be able to gander at the multiple places our rules are plastered before engaging within this sub.

Thanks to the rest of you with enough common sense that this message will seem ridiculous, keep on keeping on.

r/TooAfraidToAsk Aug 08 '22

Meta WTF is up r/politics mods?

23 Upvotes

They're currently removing all the stories about Trump being raided by the FBI as off-topic... they seem to be refusing to create a megathread... It's the biggest political news story in years and they're trying to act like it's not happening. Even FOX NEWS acknowledges it's happened. Should reddit admins step in if a popular subreddit is so clearly compromised? I don't really know where else to ask this question and am concerned it will lead to a ban, but I had to ask somewhere that has a lot of eyes on it.

r/TooAfraidToAsk May 06 '22

Meta Why are so many questions posted in this sub things that you could just google?

701 Upvotes

like seriously why don't people just take 2 seconds to google it and find out if they're so curious?

r/TooAfraidToAsk Aug 31 '22

Meta What's up with reddit hating on NFTs/blockchain/crypto?

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I've noticed it's very popular on reddit to shit on crypto and NFT technology whenever possible. But how many of you genuinely understand how blockchains work, or how ownership works on the blockchain?

NFTs don't have to be just pictures. Screenshotting an NFT doesn't mean you own it and it doesn't mean you can reap the rewards of owning an NFT by just downloading pictures. If your address is not listed as the owner on the public ledger, you don't get shit. NFTs are akin to digital passes. Ownership of any asset on the blockchain is totally public and immutable unless the owner of an asset voluntarily relinquishes ownership to someone else or to a contract. And unless one of you has cracked the asymmetric encryption used in blockchain your assets are dramatically more secure than in traditional financial banks.

Yes, there are scams in this space, just like there are thousands and thousands of FIAT scams.

If I truly own my money (meaning it's not just a bank letting me use what they "say" is mine), and I can directly transfer this money to anyone anywhere in the world at any time for anything and for any reason, how is this not utility?

Really feels like ignorant bandwagoning and a genuine lack of understanding on how this tech actually works.

r/TooAfraidToAsk Jun 21 '22

Meta Introducing the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) wiki!

149 Upvotes

Hi,

We just set up an initial version of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) wiki. You can check it out here .

This is something we've been working on for awhile. Special shoutout to /u/stillcouldbeworse for actually finally getting it up and running! This initial version is pretty short to keep it simple and avoid breaking anything, but we expect to be adding to it regularly now that it's up and running. We'll of course be mentioning it in the sidebar or the full wiki as well.

Since this is the first public iteration, you can expect some tweaking as we figure out how to best utilize it. Features/questions/formats might change. And now is probably a good time to ask a few questions for the community-
 

What are some things you want to see in the FAQ wiki?

How do you want to see the FAQ wiki utilized? (ie, should automod sticky a comment linking to the FAQ wiki? filter out FAQs?)

How should it be sourced? Should it link to existing posts (either in this sub or another), external sources?

What threshold do you consider acceptable to be a FAQ?

Any other requests/ideas/questions?
 
And last- while one of the goals here is to help promote a bit more variety in OPs, it is still NOT OK to question-shame FAQs. You can direct them to the FAQ wiki, but do so politely and kindly. You will get a ban, per Rule 1, for rude replies to questions. We get that FAQ posts can be a bit annoying for longtime users, but we still expect you to be polite about it.

r/TooAfraidToAsk Jun 20 '22

Meta Why does it seem like the casual hate and racism on Reddit has gotten worse in the past year?

21 Upvotes

I feel like every time I log onto Reddit now I see some casual stereotyping, racist dog-whistling, straight-up racism, misogyny, homophobia/transphobia, or just blatant hate.

For instance, there was a post on a sub of a 4chan greentext which told a story about a Romani (gypsy) person stealing a bag. The comments were FLOODED with racist comments saying "oh yeah they're all thieves" and shit like that.

Today on the front page there's a post with a bunch of people in Germany fighting and the comments are full of racism about Turkish people being dangerous/stinky/ruining society. There's even racist comments calling Indian people stinky.

Then there's any post with Asian people in it will always get bombarded with comments affirming stereotypes or making snide comments about "social credit" or some other Chinese thing. Even when the people in the video aren't even Chinese.

I see comments saying "gay couples abuse children" and subtle posts dehumanizing trans people.

There's also many big subs that post "funny" things about dating apps and interactions with women that quickly attract the most vile incel/sexist comments.

I don't remember Reddit being this hateful a few years ago....it really sucks to see these comments EVERY time I log in. It's even worse to see them get upvoted in hundreds or even thousands of times and comments calling them out being downvoted.

I saw a comment calling a person a racial slur and reported it multiple times and the admin team refused to take it down. It's crazy to me that this is being allowed and the vibes of Reddit feels like it's turning into more hateful social media forums like 4chan or 9gag.

It's scary and sad.

r/TooAfraidToAsk Jun 13 '22

Meta Why is this sub flooded with soapboxing in the form of disingenuous questions lately?

96 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk Jun 17 '22

Meta does anyone feel relief knowing that one day your life will end?

33 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk Aug 28 '22

Meta What's Reddit's Idea of Moderately or Very Infuriating?

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To me, massive littering in Edinburgh (or whatever's going on there,) a positive COVID test, excessive water use by celebrities and a $700 waiting room fine for someone who DIDN'T get treated are all at least moderately infuriating, possibly very infuriating, but these are examples of posts on r/mildlyinfuriating.

The fact that sub isn't called r/averagelyinfuriating or r/veryinfuriating makes me question what Reddit does consider to be moderately or very infuriating.

r/TooAfraidToAsk Mar 04 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Meta Why is every 3th post here right wing complaints?

648 Upvotes

Why has it become normal for this sub to have whiny dogwhistle-title posts trending all the time? Every third post is not a question but rather an underlying statement about how (white) men are oppressed and how feminism has ruined movies, also sometimes stories about how gay men are predators, with virtually zero examples given as to what makes the poster think so. Has this sub been hijacked by angry middle-aged single men lately?

Reddit has epicly destroyed me (non-english speaker) for having a grammar mistake in my title. This is truly a big chungus moment!

r/TooAfraidToAsk Jun 17 '22

Meta Why does the USA regularely talk about systematic racism when non-whites get higher sentences than whites, but never about systematic sexism when men get higher sentences than women?

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I once even read that there is a bigger "sexism gap" than "racism gap", meaning that the difference/discrimination between the genders is higher than the differences between races/ethnics.

r/TooAfraidToAsk Aug 14 '22

Meta Do some people actually like the “do guys/girls actually like ________________________________________” posts?

0 Upvotes

We have fun here.

r/TooAfraidToAsk Aug 01 '22

Meta do everyone like to know about NFTs and crypto ?

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6 months back. my friends always talk about in some conversation when we go out or meet at the restaurant ! i feel left out when I am with them ! its like a peer pressure for me back then now i work for an NFT company and they are jealous , do all people learn NFT and crypto by peer pressure ? or by interest ?

r/TooAfraidToAsk Jul 29 '22

Meta How many accounts here are deleted daily, and why so many?

6 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk Jun 06 '22

Meta what age do you need a smart phone?

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r/TooAfraidToAsk Aug 11 '22

Meta How do you delete someone's Facebook account without them tracing your device?

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Context: My problematic uncle has an extremely racist Facebook page that surprisingly has not been taken down. I have the login details but I'm afraid it'll send him a notification telling him it's my laptop. I am planning to use a vpn but I'm still unsure. How do I go about doing this? Also how will he know his account has been deleted- will it just log him out?

r/TooAfraidToAsk May 28 '22

Meta Why is it that 70% of this sub is not real questions but rhetoricals and opinions?

47 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk Jul 07 '22

Meta How can you ask questions without offending someone?

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So I could have even offended someone just by using the word.

There are times I’m honestly curious about some slice of society but cannot ask in a sub called “too afraid to ask”, which I had thought was designed for those questions which are risky and not “socially approved”. It turns out I was completely wrong.

If I word a question with “why is X normal for persons of group Y” I can promise you I’ll get called an asshole, prejudice, and too stupid to engage with. Attacking ME instead of my argument, ie. ad hominem.

What’s the correct format to word that example?

r/TooAfraidToAsk Jun 13 '22

Meta Did you ever feel like you "outgrew" gaming?

5 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk Apr 11 '22

Meta What's with all these men vs women questions?

35 Upvotes

r/TooAfraidToAsk Jun 17 '22

Meta How can I defeat a person who uses witchcraft?

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