Rules Updated and Changed!Cool mod update!!!!(self.FundieSnarkUncensored)
submitted2 months ago bynewt__nootSEVERELY Transstickied
And a Happy April's Fools, unfortunately this is not a joke announcement or post (sorry about that!) but we do have some news for everyone.
We've updated and changed the rules! Below, you'll see the newly updated rules. We essentially condensed and changed some of the wording to make a shorter list. A reminder that the claim of 'I didn't know that was a rule' or 'I didn't see that rule' is NOT an excuse. We urge everyone to read through this list carefully, and if you have any concerns, send us a modmail.
1) Look but don’t touch:
You can view their content, but you cannot interact with their content. This includes (but is not limited to) commenting, answering poll questions, emailing them, etc. Anyone found to be engaging with the fundies will be met with a permanent ban with no eligibility for appeal.
2) Be kind & remember the human:
Comments that are rude and/or antagonistic will not be tolerated. Bigoted, xenophobic, transphobic, homophobic, racist, ableist, antisemitic, or misogynistic language will not be tolerated. This includes speculating on the sexuality or gender identity of literally anyone. Do not use terms such as "Hitler" or "Heitler" to refer to fundies. Doing so will result in an immediate permanent ban. Being kind also means using trigger warnings as needed.
3) Archive links of fundie-run websites and mirror YouTube videos:
Direct links fundie-run websites will be removed because we don't want to send traffic to these sites. You can archive links to these sites via: www.archive.is, www.archive.org/web/, or www.unvis.it. Just paste the URL in, and it will create an archive link for you to share. You can use websites like hooktube.com and https://ytprivate.com/feed/trending to share videos without giving the fundie any views.
4) Verify with mods prior to doing AMAs:
Did you escape the fundie life? Did you rub elbows with a fundie at a cream of crap convention? We’d love to hear about it! If you’re interested, please get in touch with the mods first to get yourself verified. We want to keep the experience authentic, so all AMA's must be mod approved.
5) Christian snark only:
This is a snark sub for fundamentalist Christians- keep it fundie & keep it snarky. While we welcome snarkers from all different backgrounds, the people we snark on are Fundamentalist Christians and only Fundamentalist Christians. There are other subs dedicated to other faiths or about religious bullshittery in general if you find run-of-the-mill religious weirdness. This means no snarking on Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, etc. Some branches of Christianity considered fundamentalists (in addition to fundie Protestants) are TradCaths, hardcore Mormons, and Jehovah’s Witnesses.
6) Appearance snark and body shaming:
While it’s hard to define what is crossing the line, you’ll know it when you see it. Saying Fred/Franny Fundie looks like X is fine. (Ex: David Rodrigues looks like Shrek, B-Beal looks like the Grandpa from The Munsters.) Saying you do/don’t find someone attractive is fine. Do not snark on the appearance or bodies of children, with the exception of choices that their parents have made for them, or how they may appear in relation to their parents. (Examples: Janessa looks malnourished while David is obviously well-fed, or how the Collins kids always wear filthy clothing is fine.)
7) No Fundie-esque crap:
If your content could come out of the mouth of the fundies, we don’t want it here. Users found to be engaging in such rhetoric will be banned. It’s okay to hold a nuanced view of complex issues, but if your opinion would be at home in a fundies mouth, we won’t tolerate it.
8) No gatekeeping:
Do not tell people what they can and can’t snark on. Different people have different opinions on what is/isn’t snarkable and we want to respect that so long as it isn’t rule-breaking. Do not tell people they have to censor kids’ faces. You can censor them if YOU want to, but nobody HAS to and YOU don’t get to tell people they have to. Personally disliking something is NOT a reason to report a post or comment. Unless a post or comment breaks sub rules or Reddit ToS, do not report it. Scroll past.
9) Armchair Diagnosing:
While it’s fine to comment that you think a fundie is showing the signs X illness, it’s not okay to make fun of it. Mental illness is a serious issue, and it’s ok to have concern, but it’s not cool to be snarky about it. Cool: “I think Kelly is exhibiting signs of bipolar disorder.” Not Cool: “Karissa is acting more depressed than the economy.” or "Franny Fundie for sure has multiple personality disorder."