Any form of threatening, harassing, or violence / physical harm towards anyone will result in a ban

We have posted this before, but this needs to be reiterated.

We understand that many of you are emotionally driven to discuss your feelings on recent events, most notably the repeal of Net Neutrality – however inciting violence towards others is never ok. It is upsetting that we even have to post this.

Do we enjoy banning people for these types of offences? No… Many of us feel as if the system has failed and want some form of repercussion. But threats of violence and harassment are not the answer here.

And to be clear – here are some examples of what will get you banned:

> I hope this PoS dies in a car fire

> I want to punch him in the face til his teeth fall out

And if you are trying to be slick by using this form

> I never condone violence but…

> I would never say he should die but…

> Im not one to wish death upon but…

Let’s keep the threads civil.

**If you violate this rule, you will be banned for 30 days, no exceptions**

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57 thoughts on “Any form of threatening, harassing, or violence / physical harm towards anyone will result in a ban

  1. [deleted] February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    ITT: People encouraging or inciting violence

  2. beaucoup_megabucks February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Apparently some people still aren’t listening so you’ll have to go in and police those posts.

    Also ban users who use **usernames** like “Kill_the_Donald” or “Kill_the_Obama”, etc…etc…

    After all, why should usernames be exempt and not comments. Right?

  3. zehooves February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Are milder things (such as wishing their coffee to be always cold) okay?

  4. jeffklol February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Can we get a megathread for net neutrality? It seems like the entire sub is a anti-trump pro-net neutrality circlejerk. If not that’s cool, I’ll just unsub and find another that wants to actually talk about technology.

  5. ReluctantPawn February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Booooo! Let the people discuss! There is nothing wrong with people venting frustration at a horrible event of epic proportions.

  6. jones_maltsberger February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Maybe this subreddit should change its name to “Net Neutrality” since that’s all anyone ever talks about here. This subreddit is 10% technology and 90% politics. On the day that Net Neutrality was repealed, only ONE POST on the front page of this sub was not about net neutrality. How about, on a day like that, having a net neutrality megathread and concentrating all conversations on that topic within that thread and removing all other posts on that topic? There are so many interesting topics that could be discussed here, but no, every single post has to be political.

  7. CorndogFiddlesticks February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    This wouldn’t be necessary if /r/technology didn’t become political.

    How about just banning political posts? That’s the root cause.

  8. Skarest February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Thank you. Been seeing it quite a lot over reddit and it sickens me.

  9. Cyndikate February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Stupid question but how does “I hope this PoS dies in a car fire” considered threats and inciting violence?

  10. Mysterymender February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Would be wise to listen to the mods because if they don’t ban those that break reddit rules it can and likely will result in the entire sub being banned.

  11. NewStart793 February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm


    The recent top thread has been hate bashing an entire community of people, and we have a stickied post detailing that harassment, abuse and hate won’t be tolerated. Hypocrisy ?

  12. FreeSpeechWarrior February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    I miss Reddit.

    > We will tirelessly defend the right to freely share information on reddit in any way we can, even if it is offensive or discusses something that may be illegal.

    Aaron Swartz continues rolling in his grave.

    > This page advocates advocacy of the violent overthrow of the United States Government

    And so do I.

  13. Domo1950 February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    How ironic that the first headline I see is a threat from Reddit that any user can be banned if they threaten.


  14. gpia7r February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Take a trip through the Ajit Pai / CES thread. Plenty of people there happy about him getting death threats and living in fear.

    Do those break the rules here?

  15. o0flatCircle0o February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    So you admit the system has failed… what is the answer then?

  16. IDontLiveInYakima February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Wow, hella people in this thread are setting themselves up to be banned

  17. falconmodo February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Anyone threatening to kill others should be banned for life and be reported to the appropriate government authorities.

  18. TheTimeWalker094 February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    ENOUGH!!! I had enough of everyone’s trivial fighting or whatever petty complains you have! 1. Your threats are empty! That is what they all are, FAKE!!! 2. This not civil blog or argument. This is a shouting match between the little kids! Let us work together to on this problem with reason, wisdom and logic! 3. This has happen before, companies and “Big Business” have done this before in the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s! This will be resolved like before but in different day and age! So, lets collect are thoughts and do something about this problem as CIVILIZED HUMAN BEINGS! Thank You!

  19. mattbrvc February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Yeah, online people are very quick to wish ill will on people in general. It’s easier to just shout on the internet and not do anything about it.

    BUT, I’m going to be that guy and say i’ve never felt more useless in my role in my government. I vote the way I vote so politicians vote in my interest right now it is very frustrating. Some people vent their frustrations in… less than optimal ways.

  20. caryljoan February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Agree! let’s treat other people with respect despite our disagreement.

  21. Abscess2 February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Isn’t Reddit supposed to be the champion of free speech? There is a MASSIVE difference between wishing something bad would bad would happen to someone and actually doing harm to someone. You know what until the post is gone I will stay unsubscribed and I suggest everyone else does do. Goodbye for now /Technology

  22. Doctor__Acula February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    I never condone voilence, but people who threaten other because they’re angry should stop and have a bit of a think about they way they express their emotions.

  23. cityflox February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    it should be ban. Violence can lead to brain damage which can effect ones daily routine life. But sometimes nothing can be controlled. we have to come forward to change this world.

  24. inspiredby February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    This is just the beginning. There is still a lot more we can do.

    I don’t know why people think a captured agency’s vote means anything. Republicans won’t control the government forever, though if we react with violence, they’ll convince more people they should.

  25. kimlori198 February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Too much informative article mate you should write daily basis .thanks

  26. nusret705 February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Bazen öyle olabiliyor…

  27. Doomu5 February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    I think you’re all wonderful and I would hug you all (consensually, of course)

  28. theiamsamurai February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Can you use sarcasm like “I hope they don’t get into a fatal car crash and live a long and happy life”?

  29. MentaSuave February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    I imagine this is for FCC post


  30. Cupressoides February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    You just threatened everyone who uses this sub. Gues you get banned right?

  31. Wifdat February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    If anyone threatens violence I will poke them until they are severely bothered

  32. ZMowlcher February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    What if it’s threats of inconveniences? I.E. “I hope you have only red lights while driving.”


    “I want your hot pockets to never cook right. Like they’re too cold or too hot.

  33. AForak9 February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Violence on this sub? Jesus, its not even that good of a sub. WTH people.

  34. bluelevel4 February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Isn’t that what downvoting is for? This seems pretty lame.

  35. btcftw1 February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Because government is always inefficient and corrupt, but businesses never are.

  36. hamza2635 February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Agreed and following it.

  37. HalLogan February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Agreed that threats of violence are never acceptable. At the same time, the issue does bring some offensively, belligerently ignorant comments out of the woodwork where actual technologists should have no compunction against responding to the luddites with equally offensive language. If you’re going to insult me by pretending that you think you know how the interwebz work, I’m going to respond by insulting you.

  38. fishbum30 February 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Face it folks. Net Neutrality was a construct created out of a socialist idealistic administration that hated this nation. It was as un-American as the sickle and hammer. The government has no right to constrain the free market.

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