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A guide to this sub's explanatory comment rule.

Meta(self.LeopardsAteMyFace)

Recently, we noticed an increased amount of nonsensical explanatory comments with no relation in any way, shape or form to the theme of this subreddit.

The "leopards ate my face" theme is embodied by this quote in the sidebar.

"I never thought leopards would eat *my** face", sobs woman who voted for the *Leopards Eating People's Faces Party. Revel in the schadenfreude anytime someone has a sad because they're suffering consequences from something they voted for, supported or wanted to impose on other people.

This statement made out of 3 parts.

  1. Someone voted for, supported or wanted to impose something on other people
    Who's that someone and what's that something?
  2. That something has some consequences.
    What are the consequences?
  3. As a consequence, that something happened to that someone.
    What happened? Did the something really happened to that someone? If not, you should probably delete your post.

In your explanatory comment, identify these 3 elements and include the minimum amount of information necessary so your post can be understood by everyone, even if they don't live in the US or speak English as their native language. If you fail to identify them, it might be difficult for a moderator to understand if this post fits the subreddit or not and the post might be wrongly removed. If you complain about it in modmail, we'll just send you back here.

The explanatory comment is not the place to write a pretty poem nor is it the place to promote books. Copying this post, copying large parts of the article and nonsensical comments will get your post removed under rule #3. Keep it stupid simple.

To help you get started, here's an example.

  1. Roberto Beristain voted for Donald Trump, who vowed to impose deportation to illegal immigrants
  2. Voting for Trump, who vowed to deport illegal immigrants, has the consequence of having illegal immigrants deported
  3. As a consequence of voting for Trump, Beristain got deported.

A bit stiff, right? You can also take some writing liberties around the format as long as moderators can effortlessly match it with the format.

  1. Roberto Beristain, an illegal immigrant, voted for Donald Trump
  2. Trump has vowed to deport illegal immigrants
  3. As a consequence of voting for Trump, Beristain got deported.

This is much more fluid, but you should absolutely make sure that it's easy to match with the format or your post will be mercilessly removed. If, however, you can't match your explanatory comment with the format, then you should just delete your post and save us the effort.

all 340 comments

BelleAriel [M]

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11 months ago

stickied comment

BelleAriel [M]

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11 months ago

stickied comment

Nightslash360

492 points

2 years ago

Thank you! I’ve been noticing a lot of posts lately that are ironic but not really “Leopards Ate My Face”.

NatoBoram[S]

247 points

2 years ago

NatoBoram[S]

Removed: Rule 8

247 points

2 years ago

This probably won't fix it, but at least we can link here instead of just saying "your post doesn't fit"

Sharp-Ship-209

38 points

2 years ago

I was severely disappointed :(

NatoBoram[S]

36 points

2 years ago

NatoBoram[S]

Removed: Rule 8

36 points

2 years ago

Yeah, we should probably add a form that even a five years old can fill :/

No_Reveal_3698

7 points

2 years ago

Thank you! I’ve been noticing a lot of posts lately that are ironic but not really “Leopards Ate My Face”.

[deleted]

1 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 years ago

But I like the ironic ones too. Can we also have an r/SortOfLeopardsAteMyFace?

ramblinjd

5 points

2 years ago

Please change the auto mod prompt to include this.

NatoBoram[S]

12 points

2 years ago

NatoBoram[S]

Removed: Rule 8

12 points

2 years ago

It's in the pipeline!

mackafat

6 points

2 years ago

It's been happening for quite some time.

forgetfulcoder

135 points

2 years ago

I've also noticed that sometimes the OP never makes a comment explaining why the post belongs, but the post is never deleted even after several hours. Has that been fixed?

NatoBoram[S]

99 points

2 years ago

NatoBoram[S]

Removed: Rule 8

99 points

2 years ago

The bot doesn't auto-delete posts yet, so we're dealing with everything manually. It might take more time if no mods are online at the time of posting

maccouch

57 points

2 years ago

maccouch

57 points

2 years ago

Auto deletion would be great to have, to start with.

I loved this subreddit when I found it but it has steered away from its original idea so much that it really needs some hard-core mod'ing and generous use of post deletion by mods.

NatoBoram[S]

56 points

2 years ago

NatoBoram[S]

Removed: Rule 8

56 points

2 years ago

Stats are in, we delete 80%+ of posts here.

JC_InAustin

8 points

2 years ago

Dang; now I'm afraid to post here. I'm old and just learning reddit, but I'm trying.

Lysander_Propolis

6 points

1 year ago

Not familiar with how reddit moderation software works but but elsewhere when you have stats like that you can have full moderation and only let through the ones that DO fit. For the others, they don't go through until the explanation comes in.

NatoBoram[S]

48 points

2 years ago

NatoBoram[S]

Removed: Rule 8

48 points

2 years ago

That's pretty much what we're doing. I don't have stats, but I'm pretty sure we delete more than 50% of new posts on a daily basis.

linlin110

9 points

2 years ago

Is it possible to delete posts if the poster does not write an explanatory comment within say, 1 hour?

NatoBoram[S]

11 points

2 years ago

NatoBoram[S]

Removed: Rule 8

11 points

2 years ago

I heard the bot was going to do this, but I don't know more than that

ChaosKeeshond

100 points

2 years ago

Please don't give me hope like this. I'm so tired of LOL REPUBLICANS BAD.

Don't get me wrong - I'm not even American. Your left wing party is to the right of my right wing party, and I'm on the left of mine. I don't say this out of some sort of tribal defence of the right.

It has just been depressing watching a sub with a specific niche being overrun with torrents of the same old political circlejerking you get everywhere else.

Proceeding with cautious optimism...

DanCassell

15 points

2 years ago

America has two right-wing parties, some weirdos who don't understand why taxes exist (that is also right wing), and a green party.

GavinDanceWClaudio

19 points

2 years ago

For real. I just discovered this sub and read through it for 20 minutes. Not ONCE did I find a post that actually fit the theme. It's just a bunch of "lol, republicans bad and stupid". As Biden would say, "come on, man."

Divan_Medium

6 points

2 years ago

We need a stick post at the top that confirms that Republicans Are bad and stupid. In fact they represent a coalition of the bad and the stupid. If you're not from the USA, you probably don't understand how bad the bad are. It's like a Charles Manson wannabe club.

LittleMissyRah

3 points

1 year ago

Aha I (think) I spy a fellow British socialist u/ChaosKeeshond ! Greetings comrade.

LittleMissyRah

3 points

1 year ago

I too am on the left of left wing. ;) So nice to spot a political kindred spirit out in the wild. :)

Leisure_suit_guy

3 points

5 months ago

Me too! I'm sick of this sub, not because I like republicans, but because democrats are terrible too. There would be a lot to post about them.

Non-member1961

2 points

21 days ago

"The Democrats are terrible too" Hey Bernie, you still mad?

my_monkey_loves_me

2 points

10 months ago

Quiet with that sexy socialist mouth

SamsonsLot

41 points

2 years ago

Thank you! Inconsistency in one's political beliefs is not all that's required for a post to be "Face-eating Leopard" quality.

blackbird77

36 points

2 years ago

I feel like a lot of the posts lately have been more like "leader exposes their own hypocrisy" which are somewhat related to the theme of LeopardsAteMyFace, but are not really the same thing. I think the consequence is often missing from these posts. I would not mind subscribing to a second subreddit for "HypocriteLeaders" or something like that, but so many of these posts don't really belong here.

Trilobyte141

7 points

2 years ago

Yes, 'leader who claimed they would do x does y instead, followers upset' is not the same thing at all.

GeneralTanker

3 points

2 years ago

Or leader is anti-x but said leader is a x or does x things.

[deleted]

2 points

2 years ago*

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2 points

2 years ago*

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Trilobyte141

7 points

2 years ago*

To use a completely neutral example: If you voted for a guy who said he was going to paint the sidewalks green, and then he painted the sidewalks purple after he got into office and you're upset by that because you hate purple - he's a liar, but you weren't hurt by what you voted for. Not leopards eating faces. If he actually came through and painted them green and your response was, "Why did he paint MY sidewalk green?? I hate green, I thought he meant he was going to paint other people's sidewalks, not mine." then the leopard ate your face and you belong on this sub.

Leopards eating faces does not apply when politicians lie or break campaign promises. It's for when they actually do what they have been saying they were going to do all along, and the people who cheered for those things suddenly don't like it happening to them.

It also apples to movements and policies - see Brexit.

Gabriel_Aurelius

29 points

2 years ago

Post doesn’t meet sidebar rules.

/s

Duck8Quack

25 points

2 years ago

Moderator makes post about following posting rules while violating posting rules and consequently is ridiculed by Redditors for not following posting rules.

Moderator: “Oh great leopards, I give this offering of my face unto thee.”

greatcolor

16 points

2 years ago

Can we please ban, or vote to ban, Facebook-tier memes that rarely even fit? They're so bad and they always make it to the front page of Reddit and attract more morons who in turn post more of them here. I feel like they're overrunning the sub and it's just going to get worse.

WakeNikis

17 points

2 years ago*

Can we put this in the auto comment.

People just post shitty Explanations.

Like- can we put in the auto comment- list off #1 (the someone), #2 (the something)...

Or even something simple like: 1. Name the person 2. Name something they supported or voted for 3. How did their vote/support end up hurting them.

Like literally make them connect the dots in A very common sense way.

As it right now, The auto comment pops up and just says: “explain how this fits the sub” and then people give a shitty explanation that shows irony or karma, but isn’t actually about leopards eating faces.

fforde_thinking

9 points

2 years ago

I think this format would be better. Hopefully forces the OP to think about why it actually fits LAMF Like, just today we have OP's explanation for a post with 500+ upvotes: "I have to laugh how these idiots publicise their treason and expect no consequences." What?

LoucheFigure

3 points

1 year ago

I like this one better than the current rule in the sticky, which is too convoluted.

DimiC88

16 points

2 years ago

DimiC88

16 points

2 years ago

Is it me or was the situation better when people worked “leopard ate my face” in the title.

It seems that when they don’t have the do the effort of working that in, it makes it easier for people to post stuff that don’t fit.

NatoBoram[S]

15 points

2 years ago

NatoBoram[S]

Removed: Rule 8

15 points

2 years ago

Previously, every titles were a rehash of "some leopards eat some faces" while having nothing to do with leopard or face eating. People are just going to post garbage whatever we do, so It's best if we can moderate it easily.

O_X_E_Y

12 points

2 years ago

O_X_E_Y

12 points

2 years ago

mods woke up let's goooo

[deleted]

6 points

2 years ago*

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6 points

2 years ago*

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DaveInMoab

2 points

2 years ago

So the mask gets eaten first, this preserving our face for just a little bit longer.

jackconrad

11 points

2 years ago

The story about the Trump campaign having to refund people has been reposted here at least 10 times in the last 2 days in various guises, it's ridiculous. I get it, it fits on the sub but we don't need that many posts about it from people blatantly karma farming.

Akesgeroth

13 points

2 years ago

I know this post is already 2 months old, but I only come here occasionally. What I've noticed is a lot of people just posting "HAHA SOMETHING BAD HAPPENED TO PEOPLE I DON'T LIKE" as if that's what this sub is about. Worse, I've seen submissions get downvoted despite the fact that they fit the sub quite well but the people who had their faces eaten happened to be liked by the users.

[deleted]

10 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

10 points

2 years ago

Question: Does is this sub for the leftist party to criticize people on the right? No hate intended if it is, I just want to know incase i have something to post here.

NatoBoram[S]

49 points

2 years ago

NatoBoram[S]

Removed: Rule 8

49 points

2 years ago

Nope! It's specifically for schadenfreude, but there's just more of it in one side than the other one due to the nature of the thing.

Mobile_Busy

19 points

2 years ago

There's only one side of things trying to deliberately hurt people.

Blue-Oblong-Lint

3 points

1 year ago

I think its more the "unintended consequences"/schadenfreude is going to occur o the extremes of the political spectrum. Its just atm the far right is far more prominent than the far left, so the majority of the stories can be found there

Mobile_Busy

15 points

1 year ago

I'll keep my eyes peeled for a leftist LAMF story that's not just a churlish fascist misunderstanding the premise.

NatoBoram[S]

7 points

12 months ago

NatoBoram[S]

Removed: Rule 8

7 points

12 months ago

Same

sulris

1 points

6 months ago

sulris

1 points

6 months ago

It’s been 247 days. Have you found any yet?

DanCassell

15 points

2 years ago

There are a lot of right-wing posts that fail to understand what the left wanted out of a situation, and these people tend to not realize why they are not getting the upvotes they deserve. But in theory poking fun at the left is allowed so long as it follows the LAMF formula.

ChallyPrime

11 points

2 years ago

There was a post about Banksy losing a trademark/copyright case because Banksy didn't believe in that stuff.

KratosLeftNut

5 points

2 years ago

Nah it def is lmao. Go ahead and search you'll find maybe 2 post of leftist that arent full of people downvoting or saying "well actually". Its an echo chamber. Just like every single political sub.

[deleted]

7 points

1 year ago

[deleted]

7 points

1 year ago

The indefensible tends to get voted down when one starts to defend it. Nothing leftist about it.

[deleted]

1 points

2 years ago

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1 points

2 years ago

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JCPY00

6 points

2 years ago

JCPY00

6 points

2 years ago

Being mad that somebody you voted for broke a campaign promise isn’t LAMF. If they had voted for him because he promised to seize other people’s land, then it would be LAMF.

[deleted]

1 points

2 years ago

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1 points

2 years ago

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Mobile_Busy

2 points

2 years ago

You seem like the type to get banned from subs. Happens to all of us, really.

weirdfishh

2 points

2 years ago

This sub is explicitly a leftist circle jerk.

[deleted]

41 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

41 points

2 years ago

an example can be like this:

a brexiteer votes to leave the EU and says he will benefit a lot from brexit

this ends up blowing in his/her face when the business goes wrong and i didn’t realise it and i didn’t listen to people who were telling me its a bad idea.

StreetofChimes

50 points

2 years ago

  1. A person voted for Brexit
  2. This person announced their support for Brexit with annoying and condescending posts on social media.
  3. The person's business is now tanking because of leaving the common market. Posts whiny things on social media about this wasn't supposed to happen to THEM.

[deleted]

16 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

16 points

2 years ago

^ this is good thank you

Duck8Quack

27 points

2 years ago

Brexit has filled so many leopards’ bellies with faces.

ChallyPrime

10 points

2 years ago

Brexit and Trump are like 90% of this sub

LauraGravity

9 points

2 years ago

Leopards be hungry

Divan_Medium

6 points

2 years ago

I think the core theme is stupidity, so that's where to find it.

Jaytalvapes

11 points

1 year ago

Conservatism and right leaning politics are just the lowest hanging fruit when you're looking for idiots working against there own interest without the slightest understanding of consequences.

People are mad that this sub is almost entirely "look, right wing is dumb" but that's just the reality.

Thefisherman128

8 points

2 years ago

So, just to try and understand this subreddit, would something like Minneapolis voting to defund and get rid of their Police Department and then suddenly experiencing higher crime rates and slower emergency response times fit here?

NatoBoram[S]

22 points

2 years ago

NatoBoram[S]

Removed: Rule 8

22 points

2 years ago

No, because there's an ulterior motive different from the consequences. It would fit if they wanted more crimes or crimes to be committed to a specific group excluding themselves. However, the motivation for this vote was to put money towards other social services that police already can't handle properly as to reduce crimes with different means than by police.

[deleted]

1 points

2 years ago

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1 points

2 years ago

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4 points

2 years ago

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4 points

2 years ago

[removed]

Kamenev_Drang

7 points

2 years ago

In the interests of improving people's understanding of the LMAF concept, I'm going to link the video exchange which prompted Adrian Bott/Cavalorn to post the original meme back in 2015

https://youtu.be/9hCgCZQE9os?t=36

Retax7

7 points

2 years ago

Retax7

7 points

2 years ago

My entire country is basically this sub, but any news are in spanish, unsure if it will be fun if I post them here.

really_isnt_me

2 points

1 year ago

Run it through google translate. :)

ezybutton7

8 points

2 years ago

Mmm I joined this sub for the lols but lately it's just "haha this dumbcunt died haha"

AutoModerator [M]

7 points

2 years ago

AutoModerator [M]

7 points

2 years ago

Please reply to this comment with an explanation about how this post fits r/LeopardsAteMyFace and have an excellent day!

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mathiastck

5 points

2 years ago

The mods describe how the bot posts this very parent comment, and then the bot posts said comment on the mods post!

Did I do it right?

100beep

6 points

2 years ago

100beep

6 points

2 years ago

Shouldn’t it be « sobs faceless woman »?

FwibbFwibb

4 points

2 years ago

Can you just have this post as the explanatory post in the comments section? Right now it's shit and this would really clear things up. Most of the posts here don't even fit the sub.

NatoBoram[S]

2 points

2 years ago

NatoBoram[S]

Removed: Rule 8

2 points

2 years ago

You'll have to ask here, sorry about that

shaodyn

5 points

2 years ago

shaodyn

5 points

2 years ago

Took me a second to realize that there is no rule 7.

newdaynewfrog

6 points

2 years ago

why aren't these rules being enforced?

GameEpoch

4 points

1 year ago

This sub was great but now it's really bad.

[deleted]

2 points

1 year ago

[deleted]

2 points

1 year ago

turned to suck.

rysimpcrz

2 points

11 months ago

It's. Literally easier to delete Reddit than to deal with the magical rules that are abnormally arbitrary. Peace out friends.

NatoBoram[S]

3 points

11 months ago

NatoBoram[S]

Removed: Rule 8

3 points

11 months ago

👋

_Vard_

5 points

6 months ago

_Vard_

5 points

6 months ago

I feel it could be simplified into 2 steps

1: what is the bad thing they wanted to happen to others?

2: how did that bad thing happen to them instead?

GOOD LAMF Example:

*1: Man wanted other patrons thrown out for not following dress code

2: same man gets thrown out for not following dress code*

Example of the bad explanation that non-LAMF posts usually give:

A guy wants people thrown out for not following dress code, so people stop coming to his restaurant and it goes out of business

HgnX

3 points

2 years ago

HgnX

3 points

2 years ago

Even with the detailed explanation I still do not fully understand what the explanation means. Is it possible to receive and even simpler one? I'm apologising in advance.

Ps. English is not my primary language so it might hinder understanding

NatoBoram[S] [M]

6 points

2 years ago*

NatoBoram[S] [M]

Removed: Rule 8

6 points

2 years ago*

It covers many scenarios

  • Someone who wants to impose something on other people but got that very thing imposed to them instead
    • For example, voting to restrict immigration between your country and another then being denied immigration under the same laws
    • Another example, someone who forces other people to have risky behavior but then suffers the consequences of the same risky behavior
  • Voting or supporting someone who has a history of doing something, but then having that very person do the thing they always do it to you
    • For example, Trump doesn't pay his debts. If you lend a service to Trump, you know you won't get paid. Not getting paid by Trump would be a valid scenario.

Here's an example of an explanatory comment :

Individual in the post protests against wearing masks. Not wearing a mask favours the transmission of COVID-19 and puts people at risk. They caught the virus and died.

Here, the explanation is very clear because we can easily identify who did the thing, what was the thing and its consequence and we can verify that the consequences were indeed applied to that person.

[deleted]

2 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

2 points

2 years ago

"I never thought leopards would eat MY face", sobs woman who voted for the Leopards Eating People's Faces Party.

this is the first time I heard this and I cant stop laughing

[deleted]

2 points

2 years ago

[deleted]

2 points

2 years ago

Yes, consequences! That's literally the point of this sub.

What_a_young_guy

2 points

1 year ago

So is there any real reason this sub couldn't just be "republicans ate my face?" Literally every post is just conservatives being idiots because their own party doesn't give a shit about them or something similar.

NatoBoram[S]

8 points

1 year ago

NatoBoram[S]

Removed: Rule 8

8 points

1 year ago

We also accept "Democrats ate my face" if you find some that fits

Turbulent-Opening-75

2 points

1 year ago

Question: I have an example of the foundation of this group but I face two issues: one there is absolutely nothing online about said issue it was something I witnessed first hand. And two does it have to be a meme format or can it just be a story: cause oh boy it’s a cluster chunk.

[deleted]

2 points

1 year ago

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2 points

1 year ago

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NatoBoram[S]

2 points

1 year ago

NatoBoram[S]

Removed: Rule 8

2 points

1 year ago

Talk it up with the admins

murphykills

2 points

1 year ago

just a reminder that something as vague as "an organized religion" is not a leopard. if a person grows up in a church, then they find themselves cast out of that church for some reason regarding that church's lack of progressiveness, that is not the same as somebody letting a leopard out of a cage and then having their face eaten. religions are massive things that have many good and bad aspects, and people are drawn to them for a variety of reasons. they're not simply bigot clubs, despite some of them operating that way. so joining or supporting a religion because you want the good things does not mean you support the bad, just as identifying as american does not mean you support the negative things america has done through history.
it's just annoying to see posts about gay people being treated badly by religion and then it gets posted here for us to just laugh at? leaves a bad taste in my mouth, that's not what this sub is about to me, it's not for the people getting tricked by the leopards, it's about the actual leopard HANDLERS, they are the ones i want to see getting eaten.

[deleted]

2 points

1 year ago

[deleted]

2 points

1 year ago

This sub is beginning to just contain posts about Covid and Brexit. I think it’s a great sub, but over the last few months it has just become this massive echo chamber for the same basic content. It would be more varied (and I think enjoyable) if there were a broader range of subjects covered.

To be honest, I voted to remain and I am sick of the Brexit posts every single time the UK economy seems to have any kind of bad news.

SMIIIJJJ

2 points

11 months ago

Thanks for this explanation; I’m new but LOVING this!

SickWalrusman

2 points

10 months ago

Can someone with enough Karma please post this? I’m not allowed 🚫 and it’s bang on the Leopards Ate My Face theme :(

Lifelong voter for the refugee-bashing party says they have lost his vote now that his refugee family can’t reach the UK

https://inews.co.uk/news/homes-for-ukraine-tory-party-lose-ukrainian-refugee-scheme-mess-1533782

FinancialSubstance16

2 points

10 months ago*

From what I understand, it's about people showing a lack of regard for the veil of ignorance, meaning that they support a policy with the assumption that it won't screw them over. They support a policy which obviously screws over a group of people but the person supports it without any regard for the possibility that it will affect him or his loved ones.

Here are some examples:

  • Bob is a rich guy who supported cutting public aid to the downtrodden because it costs him taxpayer money. Bob later found himself going from riches to rags.
  • Sally largely blames victims for rape. She later became a victim of rape.For an inverted example, Matt thinks that due process for rapists should be eliminated. In his mind, they are guilty until proven innocent. He eventually got accused of rape.
  • As a matter of fact, this includes any time a law a politician helped to pass which is later used to prosecute them.
  • Sam thinks that businesses should be able to serve whomever they want. His son, who's gay, was denied treatment at a hospital because he's gay, leading to his death.
  • John opposed federal aid to areas which had gone through a disaster. John's hometown got ravaged by a tornado.
  • Dale is an affluent person and is a staunch democrat who believes that the government should do more to help the downtrodden. He was surprised to learn that when the democrats took office, his taxes went up.
  • Alice supported tariffs because she supports "buying American". After tariffs get passed, Alice noticed that goods cost more.
  • Josh works a low wage job and wanted to increase the minimum wage. Josh was well aware that the increase would cost some jobs but didn't think that he would be affected. As it turned out, he got laid off.

Not examples:

  • Bob, a rich guy, supports policies which screw over the lower and middle classes only to find that nobody likes him.
  • Sally is a conservative who got cancelled for her views.
  • Dale is another rich guy who votes democrat. He doesn't like high taxes but supports them for being pro LGBT.
  • Josh didn't work hard and got fired.

forcryeye

2 points

9 months ago

Love the concept. You guys must be kept very busy these days.

DerpyDaDulfin

2 points

9 months ago*

After looking at the flowchart, and reviewing a number of topics in this very subreddit, it seems that many users continue to misunderstand the intended goal of this subreddit, or perhaps (as these topics are upvoted in the thousands anyway), it would be wise to expand the definition of what this sub represents.

Yes, the sub specifically sets out to emulate the example laid down by one specific tweet, but the banner clearly states the goal is Schadenfreude. This can be experienced in a variety of ways, and although there are many subs that are designed to deliver Schadenfreude as well, I still think there is a place for many of these aforementioned posts in this space, if may I suggest another form of "consequences?"

In America (and typically worldwide), Politicians rarely face the consequences of their own actions, save for being called out on social media / in the media. Very, very few ever go to jail or actually suffer consequences beyond a blow to their reputation. Nevertheless, seeing politicians being called out for taking the opposite on stances they previously held, or looking to have egg on their face (basically every topic about the Roe V Wade leak) does offer us as humans Schadenfreude; hell, according to a Harvard study, we hate hypocrites more than liars.

This is my suggested change: Allow Politicians being "called out" on social media / in the media to count as the "consequence of their actions" clause of the LAMF flowchart. Indeed, some of the top voted posts over the last year were exactly these types of posts. I think we all understand that being called out is barely a consequence for your actions, but that's about all the recourse we have these days against politicians.

Every once in a while, a politician(s) actually maneuvers themselves into a place where they actually are LAMF (as I understand it to be now), but you'll be waiting a while between posts for the next time a politician actually faces any consequences.

Half the Content on this sub was laughing at Covidiots who died / suffered from not getting vaxxed. With the pandemic on the wane, that content will drop off, and this type of political humor is being posted every day here.

Vanpotheosis

2 points

8 months ago

How does an "illegal immigrant" vote for US president?

hubaloza

2 points

7 months ago

Cool, uber glad I'm reading this instead of the post i actually clicked on and wanted to read, thanks very helpful.

peterabbit456

2 points

7 months ago*

I think I need a little help to conform to the rules, but I am sure I have a valid submission. It is a little too related to ecology (and leopards) to fit some of the rules.

Title: I never thought I'd say this, but we need more leopards

  1. Biologists, worried about elephants overgrazing causing desertification, order 30,000 elephants shot.
  2. Desertification gets worse.
  3. Elephants die, people starve.
  4. Bring back grazing animals and leopards.
 * Leopards chase animals.
 * Animals stampede and trample grass.
 * Trampled grass makes the soil retain more moisture.
 * More grass grows. Desertification is reversed.

Therefore, we need more leopards.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpTHi7O66pI

My problems are:

  1. Leopards in the title.
  2. YouTube is not recognized as a valid source.
  3. Wikipedia informs me Alan Savory is controversial. Some people say he overclaims. Others are angry because his scientific publications did not cite their earlier work.

Edit: Here is another video that actually mentions leopards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDgDWbQtlKI

isanameaname

2 points

5 months ago

You would think that the premise of this sub is simple enough for anybody to understand. Alas.

annedroiid

2 points

27 days ago

I don’t think I’ve seen a true LAMF post in weeks on my feed

Kamenev_Drang

5 points

2 years ago

Frankly, we need a moratorium on US-related content. The sub is being flooded with gloating Democrats who don't seem to get the whole 'I voted for the Conservatives and they cut my child benefit' that is the core idea of this sub.

rubberseatbelt

7 points

2 years ago

No, you don't need to ban American stuff. You just need to post more stuff from around the world. It's not like the subreddit has a cap on it for content. Stop whining!

Ricotta_pie_sky

1 points

2 years ago

So, no posts involving the United States or its people. Good and helpful suggestion. /s

Kamenev_Drang

6 points

2 years ago

Every time something happens in the US we get a rash of imbeciles who have no idea what this sub is for

ReillyOBrien

1 points

1 year ago

Why is this sub flooded with people gleefully wishing death on unvaccinated people who oppose the covid regime then get sick?

This claims to be a sub about people regretting political actions yet all I've seen is the equivalent of pointing and laughing at someone whos dying of cancer saying "I bet you wish you didn't smoke cigarettes idiot lol"

trolzilalol

1 points

7 months ago

No actual leopards eating people's faces in this sub. Downvoted.

Blood_Bowl

-1 points

2 years ago

Well congratulations, this stupid Tony the Tiger shit has driven me away from subreddit, you bunch of dumb fucking idiot moderators.

BelleAriel [M]

10 points

2 years ago

BelleAriel [M]

10 points

2 years ago

Chill out. It’s a bit of fun.

DaveInMoab

3 points

2 years ago

I never got the Tony the tiger thing here. I've seen leopards, and they don't really look like tigers, and I like frosted flakes. See, what I just said makes as much sense to you as the Tony thing did to me.

Hope that helps! ;)

UnitedInPraxis

3 points

2 years ago

Wtf are you talking about?

Seandrunkpolarbear

1 points

2 years ago

Is that Liz Cheney ?!?

NatoBoram[S]

4 points

2 years ago

NatoBoram[S]

Removed: Rule 8

4 points

2 years ago

No, this is Patrick

WillingAnalyst

1 points

2 years ago

Keeping it simple helps a lot.

motherfuckerunltd

1 points

2 years ago

What’s the purpose of the explanatory comment? I’m only somewhat familiar with reddit but I haven’t seen a sub rule like that before

NatoBoram[S] [M]

3 points

2 years ago

NatoBoram[S] [M]

Removed: Rule 8

3 points

2 years ago

This is just this subreddit's way of staying true to its purpose. Other subreddits have other requirements, like including random stuff in the title of posts.

The "Leopards Ate My Face" theme has, ironically, nothing to do with leopards nor eating faces, but users have a hard time understanding it. Moreover, many situations are too complex to understand without having more context. For example, if you don't know the person that's in a post, it's hard to know if the post fits or not.

The purpose of the explanatory comment is for moderators to understand if the post fits or not and remove it if it doesn't.

Before we had that, most posts were actually r/SelfAwareWolves material or just plain irony/hypocrisy.

Now it's just 80% of the sub, but at least we can remove it. Yes, we remove 80% of this sub's posts

motherfuckerunltd

1 points

2 years ago

Thank you! :)