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/r/History is a place for discussions about history. Feel free to submit interesting articles, tell us about this cool book you just read, or start a discussion about who everyone's favorite figure of minor French nobility is!
- Be nice!
Personal attacks, abusive language, trolling or bigotry in any form is not allowed. No hate material, be it submissions or comments, are accepted.
- No politics or soapboxing.
Submissions & comments that are overtly political will be removed; political topics are only acceptable if discussed in a historical context. Comments should discuss a historical topic, not advocate an agenda. This is entirely at the moderators' discretion and violators will be fed to the bear.
2a. Posts asking for misunderstood or misrepresented history are currently not allowed. This because they have proven to be magnets for comments about discredited fringe theories, false narratives, and disingenuous revisionism.
3. Post in the right subreddit.
Some content is better suited for other subreddits: - Submissions are limited to events greater than 20 years ago. This is related to rule 2. - Image links /r/historyporn - Specific questions /r/askhistorians - Homework questions /r/homeworkhelp - Personal material with multiple updates (blogs, history journals, academic publications) /r/historyblogs. - Link submissions that follow the "this day XX years ago XX happened" /r/thisdayinhistory. 4. Follow the rules of reddit.
Don't spam, manipulate votes, doxx, or post illegal content. 5. Post from the original site.
Spam is not acceptable. 6. Follow reddiquette and remember the human. 7. Comments should be on-topic and contribute to the conversation in a meaningful way. 8. When submitting link posts, leave a description, in a comment, following your submission.
Focus on the quality, subject, authority, etc. Be the one that starts the discussion! This should not be a quote from your submission. 9. Self Posts require a descriptive body text.
When submitting a self post you should expand a little bit on the title in order to get the discussion started. For example: When submitting a question you can expand on what motivated you to ask the question. 10. This is an actively moderated subreddit, calls will be made at the moderator's discretion.
- Use that report button!
In the end, we rely on you, the users, to ensure this subreddit works. If you see something that violates these rules, Please Report It! If you have questions or concerns, please message us via the mod mail feature.
- Try to avoid reposting by using reddit's search function.
- Downvote for irrelevancy, low content, or unhelpful content. Upvote for rich and interesting content.
- Titles of links should accurately describe the content, and not be sensationalized or misleading. Rule of thumb: for serious articles the original headline often is the best choice. When in doubt message the mods before submitting your link.
- Blogspam: If you run a history website, or work with a historical publication and want to publish repeat posts from there, put them in /r/historyblogs
We are always looking to expand our team! learn more:
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Want to do an AMA or know someone who does? message the mods!
Previous IAMA's done in /r/History.