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Subreddit rules:

  1. 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. Follow reddiquette and remember the human.
  2. No current politics or soapboxing.
    Submissions & comments that are overtly political or that attract too much political discussion 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.
  3. No posts asking for misunderstood or misrepresented history. This because they have proven to be magnets for comments about discredited fringe theories, false narratives, and disingenuous revisionism.
  4. Comments should be on-topic and contribute to the conversation in a meaningful way.
  5. Submissions are limited to events greater than 20 years ago, submission about more recent events will be removed.
  6. Post in the right subreddit.
    Some content is better suited for other subreddits:
    • For image image links us /r/HistoryPorn (or put them in a text post and provide proper context)
    • Specific questions may be directed /r/AskHistorians.
    • Homework questions will be directed to /r/HomeworkHelp
    • Personal material with multiple updates (blogs, history journals, academic publications) belong in /r/HistoryBlogs.
    • Link submissions that follow the "this day XX years ago XX happened" format belong in /r/ThisDayInHistory .
    • Submissions following the "What if X" format (alternative history) belong in /r/HistoryWhatIf.
  7. Follow the rules and guidelines of reddit.
    Do not:
  8. Spam, in /r/History we use the rule of thumb that if 10% or more of your submissions on all of reddit are your own content it is considered spamming.
  9. Attempt to manipulate votes.
  10. Doxx (post personal information about people).
  11. Post illegal content.
  12. Post from the original site. Submissions that are simply rehosted articles will be removed.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. This is an actively moderated subreddit, calls will be made at the moderator's discretion.

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Subreddit guidelines:

  1. 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 the mods.
  2. Try to avoid reposting by using reddit's search function.
  3. Downvote for irrelevancy, low content, or unhelpful content. Upvote for rich and interesting content.
  4. Personal websites or affiliations with them: 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.

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Previous IAMA's done in /r/History.

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