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People trying too hard to look smart.

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  • Thesaurus abuse

  • Pseudo-intellectualism

  • Bad philosophy

  • Self-quoting

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||| |:--|:--| 1. Don't link directly to posts. Redact all identifying information. | Take a screenshot and redact anything that might allow users to identify the person, including all real names, usernames (including your own), subreddit names, title of specific post, and IRL things like addresses and license plates. If a person's face is clearly visible, blur that too. This is to prevent brigading and harassment and we take it very seriously. 2. Memes and image macros are not allowed. | Don't post memes, copypastas or image macros (broadly defined as an image with text on it). This includes Snap Stories, the app Whisper, and "background color" Facebook statuses. Posts from Reddit that include someone pinging the name of this sub will be removed. The only exception to this rule is if the focus of the post is a comment someone made about the meme. 3. Obvious trolls/jokes are not allowed. | Use common sense. If you can verify they're not trolling, message the moderators. 4. Stuff that looks verysmart but isn't really. | Examples: Conspiracy theories, New Age woo, drug-induced posts, Donald Trump, "sheeple," Neil deGrasse Tyson, Rick and Morty, etc. 5. Long posts: Highlight relevant parts. | Highlight relevant sections, or cut it down into an album. With videos, put excerpts in the comments. 6. No reposts. | Please use our search function, as well as the "top" and "new" tabs, to make sure your post hasn't been submitted already. 7. Make an effort with your title. | Titles should be at the very least descriptive of what is in the post, and ideally funny and/or interesting. Titles consisting of nothing more than "Thought this belongs here" or "Found on [website]" will be removed. 8. Submissions involving arguments are not allowed. | Posts cannot be part of an argument. This is to prevent people from using this subreddit to mock those they're debating with. We're looking for examples of people acting "verysmart" on their own without being baited into it. This rule applies whether you're involved in the argument or not. 9. Anti-intellectualism | Don't post people explaining concepts, even in a way that seems pedantic. Having expertise in a subject or enjoying intellectual pursuits don't make someone "verysmart". This sub does not discourage learning or critical thinking.

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