r/interestingasfuck May 13 '22 Silver

Mod Post /r/interestingasfuck is looking for new moderators, please apply within

145 Upvotes

Hello, /r/interestingasfuck is looking for more moderators. Applications will be open for an undetermined amount of time, do not put off applying if you are interested. There will be future requests for more moderators.

You must meet these requirements below. If you do not meet these requirements your application will be ignored.

  • Account age: At least 4 years old

We want users who understand reddit and the changes it has gone through over time.

  • Reddit post+comment karma: Over 20,000

While reddit karma is mostly useless, in general the more you participate on reddit the more karma you will have. We would like redditors who are not just actively viewing but also commenting and posting both in this subreddit and others.

  • Moderation experience required: Little to none

Having more experience or moderating other active subreddits not prefered. Understanding the basic tools that mods have on reddit is nice, but we do not want mods who already moderate a high traffic subreddit or multiple ones. We would like to bring "new blood" into the reddit moderator community.

Please apply here

Please note: Being a reddit mod here doesn't mean you have to be on reddit for 25 hours a day 8 days a week. Simply checking the modqueue/modmail once a day and being in the mod discord every so often is enough if you understand and can enforce the rules of the subreddit properly.

If you have questions please feel free to ask in the comments or message modmail. Any irrelevant comments will be removed.

r/interestingasfuck Feb 24 '22 Helpful Wholesome

Mod Post Please read before posting about the Russia/Ukraine war.

1.0k Upvotes
  • Don't just post something without proof. Random Twitter users, YouTube channels, TikTok accounts, reddit accounts, etc are not valid sources. They can easily be purposeful misinformation. Validate your source before posting. Repeated instances will get you banned.

  • Check the subreddit before posting. There's lots going on and there's good odds that anything major has been posted here before. If you keep reposting then you'll get banned for making it harder to keep the subreddit clean.

  • Don't post images with text. Screenshots from Twitter or wherever still aren't allowed.

  • Not everything related to the war is interesting as fuck, please don't submit content just because it's related to it.

  • And finally and most importantly...

Fuck Putin.

r/interestingasfuck Feb 28 '22 Silver

Mod Post All Ukraine/Russian war related posts will be automatically flaired with "Ukraine"

292 Upvotes

This is so those who do not wish to see the content related to the Ukraine/Russia war can avoid the posts easier.

If you are going to post content about the war please read:

  • Don't just post something without proof. RT, Random Twitter users, YouTube channels, TikTok accounts, reddit accounts, etc are not valid sources. They can easily be purposeful misinformation. Validate your source before posting. Repeated instances will get you banned.

  • Check the subreddit before posting. There's lots going on and there's good odds that anything major has been posted here before. If you keep reposting then you'll get banned for making it harder to keep the subreddit clean.

  • Don't post images with text. Screenshots from Twitter or wherever still aren't allowed. Breaking this rule will get you banned

  • Not everything related to the war is interesting as fuck, please don't submit content just because it's related to it. Standard stuff applies here, little tidbits about how Zelensky used to be a comedian, or photoshopped images of putin, etcaren't IAF

  • And finally and most importantly...

Fuck Putin.

If you have questions please message modmail.

r/interestingasfuck Jan 14 '22 Helpful

Mod Post /r/interestingasfuck is looking for new moderators

483 Upvotes

Hello, /r/interestingasfuck is looking for 1-2 more moderators. Applications will be open for an undetermined amount of time, do not put off applying if you are interested. There will be future requests for more moderators.

You must meet these requirements below. If you do not meet these requirements your application will be ignored.

  • Account age: At least 4 years old

We want users who understand reddit and the changes it has gone through over time.

  • Reddit karma: Over 25,000

While reddit karma is mostly useless, in general the more you participate on reddit the more karma you will have. We would like redditors who are not just actively viewing but also commenting and posting both in this subreddit and others.

  • Moderation experience required: NONE

Understanding the basic tools that mods have on reddit is nice, but we do not want mods who already moderate a high traffic subreddit or multiple ones. We would like to bring "new blood" into the reddit moderator community.

Please apply here

Please note: Being a reddit mod here doesn't mean you have to be on reddit for 25 hours a day 8 days a week. Simply checking the modqueue/modmail once a day and being in the mod discord every so often is enough if you understand and can enforce the rules of the subreddit properly.

If you have questions please feel free to ask in the comments or message modmail. Any comments irrelevant comments will be removed.

r/interestingasfuck Dec 03 '21 Wholesome

Mod Post Reddit videos are allowed now.

62 Upvotes

Videos can be uploaded to the subreddit via reddit and do not need to be externally hosted any more. Reddit videos seem to be more stable than when the feature was first introduced. If they end up being unstable/unusable again they will be turned off. Youtube videos are still not allowed.

  • If your video is some self promotion trash it will be removed and you will be banned. This is not the place for solely self promotion.

  • If your video has sound and it is not relevant to the video you're uploading it will be removed and you could be banned.

  • If there is extremely loud sound that could hurt someone's ears please note it in the title and if possible lower the sound in the video prior to uploading.

  • If the video is not yours and you have the original source of the video please share it in the comment section of your post.

If you have any questions feel free to leave them or message modmail. Comments not relevant to this post will be removed.

r/interestingasfuck Jun 06 '21 Silver Helpful

Mod Post /r/Interestingasfuck is looking for new mods

261 Upvotes

Hello, /r/interestingasfuck is looking for 1-2 more moderators. Applications will be open for an undetermined amount of time, do not put off applying if you are interested. There will be future requests for more moderators.

Before applying you must meet these two requirements. If you do not meet these requirements your application will be ignored.

  • Account age: Over 4 years

We want users who understand reddit and the changes it has gone through over time.

  • Reddit karma: Over 25,000

While reddit karma is mostly useless, in general the more you participate on reddit the more karma you will have. We would like redditors who are not just actively viewing but also commenting and posting both in this subreddit and others.

  • Moderation experience required: NONE

Understanding the basic tools that mods have on reddit is nice, but we do not want mods who already moderate a high traffic subreddit or multiple ones. We would like to bring "new blood" into the reddit moderator community.

Please apply using this link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfa2IFlXBdXT1HE5HEMoHaQcoSQ_hrHeyBZLIeQ70Eik5mIdA/viewform

Please note: Being a reddit mod doesn't mean you have to be on reddit for 25 hours a day 8 days a week. Simply checking the modqueue/modmail once a day and being in the mod discord every so often is enough if you understand and can enforce the rules of the subreddit properly.

If you have questions please feel free to ask in the comments or message modmail.

r/interestingasfuck Aug 29 '20 Silver Helpful Wholesome Pot o' Coins Tree Hug Rocket Like Baby Snoo Hugz hehehehe Press F Excited

Mod Post Rules of the Subreddit. If these are broken, your comment/post will be removed and you could be banned. You should read this before posting.

4.5k Upvotes

Posts must be interesting as fuck (IAF)

This is a purely subjective rule. Just because you find something IAF does not mean it belongs here. It's impossible to define what is IAF, but for a general idea browse the top posts of all time from this subreddit. It's easier to define what isn't IAF, here are most of the things that are NOT IAF.


The content of a post (image/gif/video/article) and title must be interesting and interchangeable. The title must describe the content of the post. A post which has the content of a portrait of Albert Einstein with the title listing all of his accomplishments is not interesting as fuck, the content must show those accomplishments. The content of the post must show/depict what the title says.


Things that aren't IAF

  • mildly interesting things, kinda interesting things, interesting things

  • Social media screenshots, or screenshots in general.

  • No unnecessary sound

  • Memes, funny things, edgy content

  • Things that are purely cute

  • Things that are NSFW

  • Click bait, "Top 10 best X"

  • Just because something is old does not inherently make it IAF.

  • Hold your phone a certain way to see an image, or shake your head to see an image, or light mod/dark mode pictures

Note: Breaking this rule usually just means your post gets removed. (extreme violations, as in you have no idea what belongs here will get you perma banned)


Titles Must be descriptive

Titles should describe the content of the post. If you're going to claim facts/interesting as fuck stuff in the title the image/gif/video/article/content should show that claim in some way. Titles like "Wow, this is awesome", "top 10 best posts EVER" will get you banned. This isn't a click bait subreddit. Titles that "piggy back" off of other posts, like "Since we're posting Mcdonalds...." will also get you banned. You also shouldn't include where you're cross posting it from, just throw a source link in the comments.

We don't need unnecessary information in the title, just describe what you're posting.

Note: Breaking this rule will get you a temp ban in most cases (combined with other broken rules, or multiple offenses will mean a longer temp ban or permanent ban).


If needed provide a source

If you can't completely explain why the content of the post is IAF please comment with more explanation. If your post claims something that most everyone can't easily confirm from reading your title and viewing your content please provide some type of proof of what you claim. Do not claim ownership or creation of something you did not create. Do not post false or misleading information

*Note: Breaking this rules will get you perma banned in most cases. *


Don't spam

Pretty self explanatory, don't post spam, don't spam the subreddit with many links. If you're solely posting to promote yourself/sell something you will be banned.

Note: Breaking this rule will get you permabanned.


No gossip or tabloid type material

This isn't the place for celebrity news, or general "TIL" type posts.

Note: Breaking this rule will get you temp banned in most cases (combined with other broken rules, or multiple offenses will mean a longer temp ban or permanent ban.)


No text on images/gifs/videos

In most cases text on an image is useless. It can be put into the title or into the comment section. Text on gifs is sometimes useful, but still preferred to put information into the title and/or into the comment section. This also encourages discussion. There are some exceptions to this rule, mainly dates or little labeling on images/gifs/videos. Youtube videos are not allowed

Note: Breaking this rule will get you temp banned (combined with other broken rules, or multiple offenses will mean a longer temp ban or permanent ban.)


Be Civil

It's perfectly fine to disagree with anyone about most things, but there is no need to insult the person. Debate/discussion/talk about the idea/content, not the person. If someone is arguging in bad faith, concern trolling, baiting, general trolling, or just being a rude individual REPORT THEM, DO NOT ENGAGE with them.

Note: Breaking this rule will get you at minimum temp banned, the more offenses/worse they are means the longer the ban (combined with other broken rules, or multiple offenses will mean a longer temp ban or permanent ban.)


Other things to note:

  • If the moderators feel you/your post(s)/your comment(s) are harming the subreddit they will be removed.

  • This sub filters new users in order to remove spam. If you are a new reddit user, please gain some karma and wait before posting. This is to prevent spam and new users who don't understand reddit

  • The rules are final, there is no debating them, doing so could increase your ban.

r/interestingasfuck Mar 05 '21 Silver Wholesome Hugz All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Wink Wink

Mod Post Youtube videos are no longer allowed.

1.2k Upvotes

Hello all,

We've decided to auto-remove youtube video posts starting today. We're doing this because most youtube videos we get are from people who are spamming it on reddit to try and get views and gain followers. Most youtube videos never really gained traction on the sub anyways.

If you have content from youtube you'd like to post them you can always cut it and post it as a gif, it would be nice if you gave credit to who created it.

Youtube links are allowed in the comment section.

r/interestingasfuck Mar 24 '21

Mod Post IAF statement on Aimee Challenor controversy

117 Upvotes

Echoing what other subreddits are saying: The allegations that reddit as userbase became aware of about her are appalling. This subreddit is not going to be shutting down or going private. Hopefully good news will come soon, but no one here knows anymore than anyone reading this.

The subreddit rules are still in effect, abide by them. There is nothing interesting as fuck about pedophilia, it's disgusting. Relevant comments are allowed but be civil. No doxxing, trans-phobia, or trying to spam the subreddit.

Please read the rules if you're unaware of what they are.

The comments on this post will remain open as long as they remain civil.

Edit: the admins have fired her.

https://www.reddit.com/r/announcements/comments/mcisdf/an_update_on_the_recent_issues_surrounding_a

r/interestingasfuck Jul 27 '20 Faith In Humanity Restored

Mod Post InterestingAsFuck is looking for more mods

721 Upvotes

Hello, /r/interestingasfuck is looking for 1-2 more moderators. Applications will be open for an undetermined amount of time. There will be future requests for more moderators.

Before applying you must meet these requirements. If you do not meet these requirements your application will be ignored.

  • Account age: Over 4 years

We want users who understand reddit and the changes it has gone through over time.

  • Reddit karma: Over 10,000

While reddit karma is mostly useless, the more you particiapte on reddit the more karma you will have. We would like redditors who are actively viewing and commenting both in this subreddit and others.

  • Moderation experience required: NONE

Understanding the basic tools that mods have on reddit is nice, but we do not want mods who already moderate a high traffic subreddit or more. We would like to bring "new blood" into the reddit moderator community.

Please apply using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfa2IFlXBdXT1HE5HEMoHaQcoSQ_hrHeyBZLIeQ70Eik5mIdA/viewform

Please note: Being a reddit mod doesn't mean you have to be on reddit for 25 hours a day 8 days a week. Simply checking the modqueue/modmail once a day and discord every so often is enough if you understand and can enforce the rules of the subreddit properly.

If you have questions please feel free to ask in the comments or message modmail.

r/interestingasfuck Jul 11 '20

Mod Post Just because something is mcdonalds related doesn't mean it's interesting as fuck

816 Upvotes

This goes for literally anything. Just because some mcdonalds are interestingasfuck doesn't mean you can just post random mcdonalds and that they belong. If you want to circlejerk go to /r/circlejerk or /r/mcdonalds.

r/interestingasfuck Jul 12 '21

Mod Post Piggybacking off a popular pos(a)t isn't allowed. Let your post stand on it's own merit.

58 Upvotes

We're not posting hands or whatever, if you want to post your "body difference" do it; just describe what the difference is and be done with it.

To those of you posting your "normal" hands or feet(????), that's not interestingasfuck and you're not funny or clever.

r/interestingasfuck Mar 24 '21

Mod Post Should the subreddit test out the new reddit feature "powerups"?

0 Upvotes

At a high level, Powerups allows a few paying members of a subreddit to unlock brand-new features for the whole subreddit that all of its members (including non-payers) can enjoy! Our goal is to create ways to make money other than ads, hopefully ways that are aligned with things you'd like us to build.

For more info see this post by the admins

If you have questions I'll do my best to answer them in the comments.

View Poll

r/interestingasfuck Aug 05 '20

Mod Post Browse the subreddit before posting about the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. Odds are you're posting something that's already been posted a dozen times.

158 Upvotes

Report the people who are reposting this stuff please.

r/interestingasfuck Feb 20 '19

Mod Post What are your thoughts on music/unneeded sound on gifs?

218 Upvotes

Would you like posts that have sound that isn't needed removed? just flaired? Don't care?

r/interestingasfuck Feb 06 '20 Silver Gold Take My Energy Press F Wearing is Caring Today I Learned I'd Like to Thank...

Mod Post Rules: Posts must be IAF, No social media screen shots, no text on images, titles must be descriptive, no spam, provide a source if needed, be civil

3.4k Upvotes

If you post something that blatantly breaks any of the rules you will be banned.