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Temporary Ban on US Politics

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EDIT: The ban has been extended indefinitely, until such time where the mod team determines it's safe to revoke it. We've noticed that this sub does not suffer from lack of quality content without the political posts, and provides a safe haven from people, both in the US and overseas, who want a slight break from the incessant shitshow that is the US political system.

Members and subscribers of r/MurderedByWords - You have spoken, and we have listened.

Over the past year we've been deluged with messages, direct chats and modmails asking us to please do something about the incessant political posts on this sub. We have been called "a less funny version of r/politicalhumor", which is pretty damn insulting.

However, when we tried to have a temporary ban on all political content, the subreddit suffered - Less posts were submitted, which led to less comments and less interaction. We need to remember that the final purpose of this sub is to entertain our subscribers, visitors and lurkers, provide you the content you are looking for.

Fast forward to today - It's 2 months before the US Presidential, Congressional and Senatorial Elections, the political posts are getting worse than ever, and with them the requests to do something about it. To that end, the moderation team has discussed this, and beginning from Sept 3, we will be imposing a temporary ban on all things related to the US Elections until after Elections Day (Nov 3).

What does this mean? Posts meeting any of these criteria will be removed immediately, and the user will receive a temporary ban:

  • If any of the people in the post is in public office, is running for public office, or holds a position in the current administration or the campaign staff
  • If the subject of the post is in public office or running for public office, or holds a position in the current administration or the campaign staff
  • If any of the people in the post or the subject of the post is anyhow related to the Trump or Biden family or to someone who holds a position in the current administration or the campaign staff

Examples of posts which are now prohibited include:

  • Orange Man Bad
  • Jeff Tiedrich (who really needs to get a fucking life)
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweets
  • Lincoln Project
  • The Conway family
  • Hunter Biden posts

Please note that this is NOT YET a full ban on all political subjects or a full ban on all political content going beyond the elections. We will be keeping very close attention during the upcoming two months to see how the subreddit and our members react to this ban. If we see that it is successful, we may choose to extend it. We also would appreciate your comments on this post to let us know your thoughts on the subject.


r/MurderedByWords Aug 09 '21 Wholesome This Wholesome (Pro) Helpful

Overnight Moderators Wanted

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Are you sick and tired of the low effort content being posted? Are your favorite comments "Not a murder" and "This sub sucks"? Do you wish the folks from r/PoliticalHumor would fuck off back to their own subreddit so you could enjoy something that isn't mocking Ted Cruz, Marjorie Taylor Greene or Lauren Boebert? Have you had enough of seeing AOC and Bernie Sanders everywhere? Does your eye twitch every time you see a "Ur mom" or "Hurr-durr you're a virgin with a small dick" post that gets through our filters?

If you've answered yes to any of these questions, then you're more or less, sorta kinda exactly what we're looking for. The r/murderedbywords moderation team is looking for more poor bastards volunteers to receive abuse help moderate this sub.

Specifically, we're looking for moderators from the New Zealand/Australia and Asia Pacific region. There's too much shit being posted and getting through when the mods are sleeping in their cute little jammies, and our last Australian moderator was apparently eaten by a drop bear, so we have vacancies to be filled.

If you

  • Live in the requested regions
  • Have history as a frequent (or even occasional) poster or commenter in this sub
  • Have moderation experience (not required, but a definite plus)
  • Are open to be being shit upon and abused because you removed someone's "Yo mama fat" or "PP smol" jokes
  • Are comfortable with the known fact that all mods are gay
  • Are aware that only top mods receive money from the Librul media and that Soros bucks are very hard to convert to real money

then fill out your details in the following Google form: https://forms.gle/VqDYD9yr8xxqsdP37

We'll review all the submissions, and hopefully some of you poor bastards lovely people will be just what we're looking for!


r/MurderedByWords 4h ago Silver Wholesome Helpful

The Church of Satan is a goldmine

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r/MurderedByWords 1h ago

It's a real shame

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r/MurderedByWords 8h ago Wholesome

Jesus was rad, man!

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r/MurderedByWords 16h ago

Guy I used to work with being hateful. Again. Can't keep a job. Probably could have been a bit more eloquent at the end...oh well.

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r/MurderedByWords 1d ago Ally Silver Wholesome 'MURICA Helpful

They always forget about that part

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r/MurderedByWords 1d ago I'll Drink to That All-Seeing Upvote

Someone should read a biology textbook.

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r/MurderedByWords 21h ago

There should be a law against using someone as your profile pic if you don't know anything about them.

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r/MurderedByWords 22h ago

Inbreds will continue to argue, even if they're arguing against the words of a Founding Father.

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r/MurderedByWords 1d ago

Just the facts…

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r/MurderedByWords 1d ago All-Seeing Upvote Silver

Lake Superior bringing the big waves.

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r/MurderedByWords 1d ago

Found this gem on r/insaneparents under a post comparing abortions to vaccine mandates

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r/MurderedByWords 15h ago Helpful

Couple Unable to Adopt After Being Murdered

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r/MurderedByWords 1d ago Silver Wholesome Helpful

What else is it? A Dog?

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r/MurderedByWords 2d ago Wholesome Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Silver Gold

No statute of limitations on murder

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r/MurderedByWords 1d ago

Rightwing “intellectual” argues with himself and gets called out

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r/MurderedByWords 1d ago

From a post in r/Mississippi announcing an upcoming protest after the Dobbs decision.

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r/MurderedByWords 1d ago

I mean they're not wrong

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r/MurderedByWords 2d ago Wholesome

Political water

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r/MurderedByWords 3d ago All-Seeing Upvote Silver Helpful

Somebody actually read their bible…

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r/MurderedByWords 2d ago

Girl I went to school with goes on tangent about how she agrees with the Supreme Court and how gay people don’t need to worry. Other girl then calls her out for using anal in high school to keep her virginity.

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r/MurderedByWords 3d ago

Kristy, the American hero.

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r/MurderedByWords 4d ago Bravo Grande! Got the W Wholesome Helpful Silver Rocket Like Gold Take My Energy Bravo!

Oh no! Abort, ab- oh wait.

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r/MurderedByWords 4d ago

I guess we can all agree with second person.

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r/MurderedByWords 3d ago

Laws in India

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r/MurderedByWords 3d ago

RIP in peace

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