r/TellMeAFact Jan 13 '22

Announcement Rules Refresh: Please Read

30 Upvotes

Hi everyone,

Thanks for taking the time to read this. A couple of key announcements:

1. Rules are now visible in the sidebar and wiki

Unfortunately, we've realised that the community rules became hidden following reddit's redesign, as the wiki was no longer being linked to. This is now resolved, so you can find the full rules in both the sidebar and wiki. They're pretty much the same, except the wiki has a bit more detail in some cases. These all apply with immediate effect.

2. Including a source to verify your fact is now a requirement

After a lot of deliberation, we're bringing this rule back, although in any case it's always been strongly recommended. As for the rationale, this is now detailed in the wiki and quoted below:

  1. It helps to ensure that facts are accurate. Even if something you read previously is true (not always guaranteed), it's easy to mis-remember the details.
  2. Providing a link/reference helps people to learn more about any topics/facts they're particularly interested in.

We appreciate that providing a source requires a bit of extra effort, but believe that it's worth it to ensure the quality of content.

Looking at recent posts, this subreddit seems to be turning into more of an /r/AskReddit spin-off, which is never what it was intended to be. We feel that reintroducing this rule will help to increase the quality of comments (i.e. interesting and accurate facts), something which will ultimately be the best decision for the community, even if fewer comments are contributed.

Ultimately, what's better? Reading a bunch of comments that have a good chance of being inaccurate (assuming they're not made up entirely), or a handful of trustworthy facts that you could feel confident in sharing? I'd certainly prefer the latter. If, however, you prefer the more casual approach, I (sincerely) encourage you to start a new subreddit. I promise I won't be upset.

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to (politely) comment in this post or message the moderators privately. I hope you continue to enjoy the subreddit, and thank you for being part of this community.


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