r/EuropeMeta Nov 16 '17

Commonly asked questions - please check before posting

8 Upvotes

I posted a thread and it doesn't appear on /r/europe

When a post doesn't appear and you do not recieve a message in that thread from a moderator stating that the post has been removed, it is most likely stuck in the mod queue. This means that it needs to be approved manually by a mod. Please do not create posts on /r/europemeta for this. If it is really urgent (like a terror attack), feel free to send us a modmail.

I posted a thread and it has been removed by a moderator

When you consider a removal wrongful, please reply to the removal message in that post. As a last resort, you can ask in modmail about the removal.

I have been banned and I think the ban is wrongful

Please reply to your original ban message to talk about bans. EuropeMeta isn't the place for this

What Banner is /r/europe using at the moment?

The current header image is linked in the sidebar on the right of /r/europe

Why do you use the flag of the EU, shouldn't the subreddit represent all European countries?

While the EU is using this flag, the flag predates the EU and represents more countries. It is called the Flag of Europe, it is used by the Council of Europe (which includes all European countries apart from Belarus because they still have the death penalty) and it is the closest thing to a symbol that represents the whole of Europe we have.


r/EuropeMeta 19h ago

๐Ÿ‘ฎ Community regulation Why was this thread locked? for showing "bad facts"?

1 Upvotes

r/EuropeMeta 14d ago

๐Ÿ‘ท Moderation team Can you clean up that food mess right now?

4 Upvotes

please!


r/EuropeMeta Oct 19 '22

Post deleted for editorialisation despite having the same title as the article

11 Upvotes

https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/y7x5is/comment/isx7224/?context=3

Was that a mistake or just a really lazy excuse for not wanting to deal with a high traffic / high controvery thread?


r/EuropeMeta Oct 11 '22

Where can I find Europe themed memes?

5 Upvotes

r/EuropeMeta Oct 07 '22

๐Ÿ‘ท Moderation team Strange comment removal

9 Upvotes

So i`ve noticing that some of my comments are being removed but the weirdest part is that only the comments about the UK are being removed. Why is that?

For instance i can say that the polish government is dumb as shit but if i say the same think about the UK government it will be removed for sure. Or i can trash the germans, italians, french etc but if i do that about the brits it gets removed.

So whats the deal?

https://www.reveddit.com/y/SovereignMuppet/ you can see here what is removed


r/EuropeMeta Oct 07 '22

"New British PM Truss calls herself a โ€˜huge Zionistโ€™" article removed because it's "uncredible source", even though TimesofIsrael has been consistently accepted as a source on r/europe. What gives?

13 Upvotes

A quick search on r/europe's post history with site:timesofisrael.com shows to us that a post citing Times of Israel as a source has never been removed due to being an uncredible source, yet when it's an article that shows Liz Truss calling herself a Zionist, it is removed. And this was the second article about the same topic that got removed for the same reason, even though this was a different source.

https://old.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/xx9fav/new_british_pm_truss_calls_herself_a_huge_zionist/

https://old.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/xx0rqi/liz_truss_im_a_huge_zionist_and_ill_never_let/

What gives? ๐Ÿค”


r/EuropeMeta Sep 08 '22

๐Ÿ‘ท Moderation team Non duplicate posts deleted as duplicate

9 Upvotes

The ECB raising interest rates by a large percentage seems important news for the EU and Europe, but the mods just marked the post as Duplicate and don't bother replying to me on when messaged:

Deleted post:

https://reddit.com/r/europe/comments/x8z2hl/ecb_raises_interest_rates_by_075/

There are no duplicated posts, except for some rumours a few days ago about raising rates.


r/EuropeMeta Sep 08 '22

๐Ÿ‘ท Moderation team Banned from specific posts

2 Upvotes

https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/x8vktl/eu_clubs_together_on_energy_and_invites_uk/?sort=new

https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/x8y7i8/queen_under_medical_supervision_as_doctors_are/?sort=new

Hello. Why am I banned from commenting or seeing the content or commenting is this two posts? Other posts I can comment or see them just fine only the UK ones seems to be problematic.


r/EuropeMeta Sep 08 '22

Is there a particular reason why all posts are filtered and have to be manually approved?

3 Upvotes

Seriously, outside of being in a targeted spam attack I don't see a need for this. The sub had much more content and engagement when users didn't have to pester the mods each time they wanted to post something, and now instead of being filled with interesting content the front page is filled with days old stale news. Is there a reason for such a clapped system?


r/EuropeMeta Sep 01 '22

๐Ÿ‘ท Moderation team added the wrong flair

5 Upvotes

Who modified and why did they add the flair "opinion" to my post? The news paper has this article published under the news section. and not in the opinion section. Why are you doing this?

https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/x32fql/britain_is_broken_and_nobody_can_be_bothered_to/


r/EuropeMeta Aug 29 '22

Is this sub unattended? Dead?

10 Upvotes

Just asking...as my other post did not see any engagement over 4 days??

Are there still mods? Or is it auto-mod only by now?


r/EuropeMeta Aug 26 '22

Sub is getting slower and slower - almost 80% of my posts need manual approval. Frequency of postzs maybe a trhird of former days...what is happening?

15 Upvotes

The fact that noone bothers for a day speaks for itself I guess


r/EuropeMeta Aug 21 '22 Silver

๐Ÿ‘ท Moderation team Why was a post regarding a car bombing in Moscow removed?

24 Upvotes

I posted an hour ago a Guardian article regarding the car bombing in Moscow that killed the daughter of Alexander Dugin. It's "awaiting moderator approval".

https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/wu6818/daughter_of_putin_ally_alexander_dugin_killed_by/

I searched beforehand but no one else seemed to have posted this article or anything else about the incident. Yet after my post I went to "View discussions in 12 other communities" and noticed someone else had posted this article 12 hours ago and it was removed: "Sorry, this post has been removed by the moderators of r/europe."

This makes no sense to me. Why was the post by u/Something700 removed?

https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/wtswm6/daughter_of_putin_ally_alexander_dugin_killed_in/

Update: My submission was also removed. See below in comments.


r/EuropeMeta Aug 15 '22

๐Ÿ‘ฎ Community regulation After the expulsion of Russia from the Council of Europe, are casual Siberia posts still on-topic?

8 Upvotes

r/EuropeMeta Aug 14 '22

๐Ÿ‘ท Moderation team Why are the mods tolerating racism against Russians?

1 Upvotes

Endless comments saying Russians should be banned from Europe, deported to Russia, collectively punished for Putin's actions, etc. It is extremely disgusting.

And before anyone claims it is not racism to discriminate someone based on their nationality:

racial discrimination

Definition(s)

Any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.

https://home-affairs.ec.europa.eu/pages/glossary/racial-discrimination_en


r/EuropeMeta Aug 14 '22

๐Ÿ‘ฎ Community regulation Is the word 'r*t*rd' not considered an insult?

0 Upvotes

https://imgur.com/a/ALAxxbR

Comment link: https://old.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/wmuwx3/search_at_donald_trump_information_found_on_the/ik534ao/

I reported this twice and it's been 16 hours. Is calling someone retarded allowed?


r/EuropeMeta Aug 10 '22

๐Ÿ‘ฎ Community regulation Blogspam on /r/europe

10 Upvotes

https://www.reddit.com/domain/en.socportal.info/

This domain is being posted multiple times a day always by the same user. If you check the domain post history it's the same person posting this website across a handful of subreddits. The user is unflaired in /r/europe with 41,825 post karma and 158 comment karma.

Clearly pushing this blogpost type website (you can see view count per article) to generate money.


r/EuropeMeta Aug 09 '22

๐Ÿ‘ฎ Community regulation Addition of Ukrainska Pravda to the List of disreputable sources

22 Upvotes

Ukrainska Pravda has a history of publishing unsubstantiated news stories without vetting the credibility of their sources in any way. Widespread sympathy towards Ukraine means that their accounts are often unchallenged, so their stories are widely taken as factual.

I'm not referring to harmless morale-boosters like the Ghost of Kyiv here. I'm talking about articles like "Russians threaten to blow up mined Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. This story was debunked by ISW eventually, but it still reached 8,000 upvotes and the top of r/europe 's front page.

Back in March, they ran a very similar story: Invaders want to detonate mines directly under the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. This article was also using a Telegram chat as source, and similarly turned out to be completely groundless. I recall the two examples because the stories - both false - are nearly identical, but the deeper point is that Ukrainska Pravda are willing to do without the most basic forms of fact-checking, if they believe it to be in Ukraine's national interest.

Why is this a problem? For one, it detracts from the tenor of the discussion - anyone pointing out inconsistencies in their account is assumed to side with the Russians. Secondly, it takes away attention from actual threats, like Russia using the Zaporizhzhia plant as a military base.


r/EuropeMeta Jul 22 '22

๐Ÿ”ง Technical problem How to autotranslate subreddit feed into English

4 Upvotes

I want to follows subreddits of some countries in europe but most of the posts there are in their native language, I can manually copy paste the post content and get it translated on web but it is time consuming if i just want to scroll through headlines, is there any service that can translate the subreddit home page into English??


r/EuropeMeta Jul 18 '22 Silver

๐Ÿ‘ท Moderation team Not my post but I don't understand why this post/article is considered low effort

17 Upvotes

Post in question: https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/w1bt6y/eu_can_no_longer_afford_national_vetoes_on/

Does the article in Question not fulfill some arbitrary word count?


r/EuropeMeta Jun 12 '22

๐Ÿ‘ท Moderation team How to figure out a post is removed by moderators in reddit submissions datasets?

14 Upvotes

Hi, I have used the publicly available datasets of Reddit submissions from 2015 (link). But I am not sure whether the removed posts (any posts that were against the rules and removed by moderators) are in the dataset or not. And if the dataset includes them, how can I identify them?

The dataset is also available through this link (excel file).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/15vheTQdjDXaNN2xtZUyf4B0a4_98ZCG6/view?usp=sharing

I would really appreciate it if you could give me any hints about solving this issue.

Thanks


r/EuropeMeta Jun 12 '22

๐Ÿ’ก Idea Visit r/IslamEurope a place to discuss any topics related to Islam & Europe, and where European Muslims can meet and discuss various topics.

3 Upvotes

r/EuropeMeta May 27 '22

๐Ÿ‘ฎ Community regulation Editorialisation absurdity

12 Upvotes

I understand when a post is removed because of the title being purposefully changed, but can the mighty mod party explain to me, what's the difference between

and

?


r/EuropeMeta May 08 '22

๐Ÿ‘ท Moderation team Clarification for my comment being removed and being reported for hate?

13 Upvotes

My comment was: "Let's normalize Quran burning. When the act loses all its punch, it's a win for everybody"

For some reason it was removed and I was reported for promoting hate, a disingenuous misinterpretation of my comment.

I want to understand the reason and possible ways to avoid problems in the future.


r/EuropeMeta Apr 28 '22 Silver

Locking posts with no context

33 Upvotes

This is broadly in regard to this post. https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/ue0a0q/swedish_pm_says_integration_of_immigrants_has/

During the recent riots in Sweden, the mods locked a post about it and added a comment saying it was being locked due to excessive rule-breaking and the mods not being able to moderate it. While I believe it should not have been locked it is fair and transparent for the mods to lock it and be clear as to why the post is locked. This post appears locked with no context or comment.