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A subreddit dedicated to discussion about Sam Harris's works, opinions, and speaking appearances, as well as other relevant topics.
Everyone is welcome in this subreddit, regardless of religious or philosophical views. In the spirit of Sam's work, this is a place for reason and reasoned discussion.
1) When submitting links, use the author's original content and/or web address whenever possible. Please see Rule 3 for which link posts are allowed. For Sam Harris’s work, please link directly to his website for updated posts on his podcast, blog, etc. Please do not re-upload or re-host his non-free content.
2a) Intolerance, incivility against other users, and trolling are not acceptable. What constitutes any of these things is at the sole discretion of the moderation team, as is the punishment offenders receive. A person's posting history, past behavior, and the context in which these things occur will be considered.
2b) This should be self-explanatory. Be constructive and open with your discourse, otherwise it's a form of trolling. Do not report users simply for being stubborn or sarcastic. Do report suspected sock-puppet/duplicate user accounts.
3) Most linked sites or articles should either at least mention Sam Harris explicitly or implicitly or mention or relate somehow to topics/individuals about which Harris has spoken or written. Users may be asked to explain/justify posts that mention these topics in a comment or additional text. All non-Sam Harris submissions should be submitted with thoughtful commentary or questions. This is to avoid low-effort agenda-pushing and circle-jerking. Duplicate posts or spam posts on the same topic may also be removed. This rule is enforced selectively by the mods.
4) Please do not editorialize headlines. When submitting links, please use the original article's title (and publication date if not current) whenever possible. This is so headlines, titles, and opinions are presented as written and not obscured so discussion may most directly relate to the post. Posts may be removed and asked to be re-submitted at the discretion of the mods.
5) Light-hearted or low-effort submissions such as jokes, memes, etc, may be removed at the discretion of the mods. Too many joke posts in a short amount of time may lead to removal. This type of content is welcome at /r/strawmanharris. This refers to submissions, not comments. For more on what constitutes low-effort comments, please see Rules 2a and 2b.
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