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When Assholes Design Things

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An offshoot of /r/CrappyDesign: for when the designers know exactly what they're doing... but they don't care because they're assholes.

This is a subreddit for designs specifically crafted to make the experience worse for the user. This can be due to greed, apathy, laziness or just downright scumbaggery.


R1: Posts Must Abide by Hanlon's Razor. "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

R2: No Posting Butts. "haha it's, like, an actual asshole in /r/AssholeDesi"—STOP! You're not being clever. The joke is dead.

R3: Don't be Subtle. Please make it obvious what you’re trying to highlight. A clear and concise post title can go a long way.

R4: Be Civil. We’re here make fun of assholes; don’t act like one.

R5: No Recent Reposts. Six months is our cooldown limit.

R6: No Witch-Hunts. We don't care what other subreddits do. No brigading! In addition, don't call out individuals.

R7: Screenshots > Direct Links. Screenshots are forever.


G1: We're not limited to programming. Asshole design goes beyond the computer screen. Some of our best posts have been from non-technical stuff.

G2: You can post positive things, too! Videos demonstrating maliciously techniques, resources for combating assholedesign, etc. are all completely acceptable.

G3: Satire is acceptable if tagged as "Satire."

G4: Bots are subject to arbitrary bans. Some users have issued concerns regarding certain bots and their use as a constructive part of Reddit. Some bots might be banned, others may be allowed to stay. This rule will be enforced on a case-by case basis.

M1: Moderator's Discretion. Moderators reserve the right to remove any post, even that those that do not break the rules, at our own discretion. In the interests of transparency, every time this rule is invoked, it will be logged with a short description of why it was invoked on the M1 Log Page.

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