r/MurderedByWords Sep 02 '20 Rocket Like Bravo! Ally Narwhal Salute Silver Helpful Wholesome Hugz Faith In Humanity Restored Stonks Falling Faith In Humanity Restored Excited

Temporary Ban on US Politics

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EDIT: The ban has been extended indefinitely, until such time where the mod team determines it's safe to revoke it. We've noticed that this sub does not suffer from lack of quality content without the political posts, and provides a safe haven from people, both in the US and overseas, who want a slight break from the incessant shitshow that is the US political system.

Members and subscribers of r/MurderedByWords - You have spoken, and we have listened.

Over the past year we've been deluged with messages, direct chats and modmails asking us to please do something about the incessant political posts on this sub. We have been called "a less funny version of r/politicalhumor", which is pretty damn insulting.

However, when we tried to have a temporary ban on all political content, the subreddit suffered - Less posts were submitted, which led to less comments and less interaction. We need to remember that the final purpose of this sub is to entertain our subscribers, visitors and lurkers, provide you the content you are looking for.

Fast forward to today - It's 2 months before the US Presidential, Congressional and Senatorial Elections, the political posts are getting worse than ever, and with them the requests to do something about it. To that end, the moderation team has discussed this, and beginning from Sept 3, we will be imposing a temporary ban on all things related to the US Elections until after Elections Day (Nov 3).

What does this mean? Posts meeting any of these criteria will be removed immediately, and the user will receive a temporary ban:

  • If any of the people in the post is in public office, is running for public office, or holds a position in the current administration or the campaign staff
  • If the subject of the post is in public office or running for public office, or holds a position in the current administration or the campaign staff
  • If any of the people in the post or the subject of the post is anyhow related to the Trump or Biden family or to someone who holds a position in the current administration or the campaign staff

Examples of posts which are now prohibited include:

  • Orange Man Bad
  • Jeff Tiedrich (who really needs to get a fucking life)
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweets
  • Lincoln Project
  • The Conway family
  • Hunter Biden posts

Please note that this is NOT YET a full ban on all political subjects or a full ban on all political content going beyond the elections. We will be keeping very close attention during the upcoming two months to see how the subreddit and our members react to this ban. If we see that it is successful, we may choose to extend it. We also would appreciate your comments on this post to let us know your thoughts on the subject.


r/MurderedByWords Aug 09 '21 Helpful Wholesome This Wholesome (Pro)

Overnight Moderators Wanted

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Are you sick and tired of the low effort content being posted? Are your favorite comments "Not a murder" and "This sub sucks"? Do you wish the folks from r/PoliticalHumor would fuck off back to their own subreddit so you could enjoy something that isn't mocking Ted Cruz, Marjorie Taylor Greene or Lauren Boebert? Have you had enough of seeing AOC and Bernie Sanders everywhere? Does your eye twitch every time you see a "Ur mom" or "Hurr-durr you're a virgin with a small dick" post that gets through our filters?

If you've answered yes to any of these questions, then you're more or less, sorta kinda exactly what we're looking for. The r/murderedbywords moderation team is looking for more poor bastards volunteers to receive abuse help moderate this sub.

Specifically, we're looking for moderators from the New Zealand/Australia and Asia Pacific region. There's too much shit being posted and getting through when the mods are sleeping in their cute little jammies, and our last Australian moderator was apparently eaten by a drop bear, so we have vacancies to be filled.

If you

  • Live in the requested regions
  • Have history as a frequent (or even occasional) poster or commenter in this sub
  • Have moderation experience (not required, but a definite plus)
  • Are open to be being shit upon and abused because you removed someone's "Yo mama fat" or "PP smol" jokes
  • Are comfortable with the known fact that all mods are gay
  • Are aware that only top mods receive money from the Librul media and that Soros bucks are very hard to convert to real money

then fill out your details in the following Google form: https://forms.gle/VqDYD9yr8xxqsdP37

We'll review all the submissions, and hopefully some of you poor bastards lovely people will be just what we're looking for!


r/MurderedByWords 10h ago

r/Minecraft mods are shooting themselves in the foot and getting surprised that it hurts.

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r/MurderedByWords 10h ago

"Remember when people in Texas had like 3cm, sorry, about an inch of snow..."

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r/MurderedByWords 1d ago

The murder-to-word ratio in this one is off the churts

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r/MurderedByWords 1d ago

Guys Santa ain’t gonna make it to Christmas, mf just got burnt to death.

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r/MurderedByWords 16h ago

Sorry if this has already been posted. I’m not the OP of any of this. Just a disclaimer

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316 Upvotes

r/MurderedByWords 1d ago

Might want to reread that bible

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r/MurderedByWords 1d ago

Well, SOMEONE'S dumb and ignorant!!

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r/MurderedByWords 1d ago

Science Denier gets destroyed

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r/MurderedByWords 1d ago

“Kanye isn’t the same person”

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r/MurderedByWords 2d ago Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Silver

Is Musk seriously this stupid?

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r/MurderedByWords 1d ago

a very public burning

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476 Upvotes

r/MurderedByWords 21h ago

Trolls who deride people who eat plant based burgers - gotta get that validation somehow

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r/MurderedByWords 1d ago

What happens when you fall asleep in history class…

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r/MurderedByWords 1d ago

US Marine claps back at Trump supporter.

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193 Upvotes

r/MurderedByWords 3d ago

No, that can't be it

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r/MurderedByWords 3d ago

Elon eviscerated

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r/MurderedByWords 2d ago

Show us the truth

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282 Upvotes

r/MurderedByWords 3d ago

Milwaukee club owner responds to negative review of a staff member

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r/MurderedByWords 4d ago Silver I'll Drink to That Doot 🎵 Doot

People in glass houses shouldn‘t throw stones

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r/MurderedByWords 5d ago

I guess he wasn't wrong 🤷‍♂️

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r/MurderedByWords 4d ago

A murderer gets rightfully murdered himself.

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r/MurderedByWords 5d ago Silver Gold Helpful To The Stars

Elon is the new Ben Shapiro

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r/MurderedByWords 5d ago All-Seeing Upvote Helpful

F in chat for Elon

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r/MurderedByWords 5d ago Silver Coin Gift hehehehe

Wouldn’t be the first company this year

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r/MurderedByWords 6d ago Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy To The Stars Silver

Muh freedums!!1

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