Reddit Content-Policy

By default, /r/unitedkingdom enforces the Reddit content policy Briefly this can be summarised as;

  • Don't be racist, homophobic, xenophobic, misandrist, misogynist or otherwise prejudiced.

  • Remember the human - don't attack marginalised groups.

  • Don't incite violence, harrass, bully, dox, or incite the aforementioned.

  • Don't impersonate users, or post content that sexualises minors.

Detailed Subreddit-specific rules for /r/UnitedKingdom


Rule s1Substantial UK relevance. All posts must be substantially related to the UK, associated islands, Overseas Territories, or Commonwealth (as it pertains to the organisation itself or the UK). Posts which are not, or are only tangentially related to the aforementioned may be removed.

Rule s2Article submissions must retain the source headline and contain no selftext. Posts must use the headline from the source article. Any posts with editorialised headlines or with selftext will be removed. If the headline changes or title metadata is incorrect, then the moderation team will use its discretion to allow or remove the post or flair it appropriately. Articles which are behind paywalls must have the article text posted.

Rule s3 - No image posts which are political, bad quality, or memes. Images of macros/memes, pictures of text, screencaps of websites, photos of newspapers or any image of terrible quality (taken with phones, tablets, potatoes, etc.) will always be removed. If an article is available, use that instead - do not take pictures from articles and post them seperately. Pictures of personal achievements, areas of interest, or are generally humourous while being UK related are encouraged.

Rule s4No surveys, polls, petitions, fundraising, or solicitation. We occasionally allow official government petitions if they are sufficiently UK related and can benefit the majority of UK citizens, at our discretion.

Rule s5No low-effort selfposts. Self-posts with contentious questions designed to provoke ire should not be posted. Nor should hot-takes, shitposts, or PSA's. Self-posts with neutral titles are allowed and indeed encouraged if they are well considered, and provoke good discussion. Moderators may still remove your post with a redirection to a more suitable subreddit, for example, DWPHelp, UKVisa, UKPolitics, AskUK, etc.

Rule s6 - Social media restrictions. No Twitter, blog promotion, Spotify lists, Discord, unspecified social media or Facebook posts. Links to individual tweets or tweet/threadreader app summaries are not permitted. However a Twitter link as part of a well considered selfpost as per the 'no low-effort selfposts' rule is fine.

Rule s7YouTube/video restrictions. This subreddit takes a stringent approach to videos and livestreams. Articles are always preferred. Almost all videos will be removed. Good quality cultural, historic, or comedy videos will be considered. News videos should not be posted as an article will usually provide better information.

Rule s8 - No meta submissions. Use the Freetalk/Megathread (if available). This includes linking/discussing other subreddits. Any such meta submission must be pre-approved by the moderators via modmail or it will be removed.

Rule s9 - No duplicates. Only submissions containing substantial new information are permitted. Articles from different sources with essentially the same information are liable to be removed. This includes self-posts on similar subjects.

Rule s10 - No articles older than 1 month. As this tends to be worthy of a selfpost or comment on an existing submission.

Rule s11 - Use the megathread if related. From time to time a megathread may be sticked to the top of the subreddit for specific subjects. If your submission is related, please do not post it to the subreddit, instead comment in the megathread with a link.

Rule s12 - No linkposts to op-eds or opinion pieces. Do not post links to opinion pieces. If an article is in the "Opinion"/"Comment" section of a website, or is from a website that just deals in opinion, it will be removed.


Rule u1No Brigading. "Brigading" has several meanings but r/UK defines it as encouraging users from one subreddit into another to comment/vote, whether that is an explicit call to action or a likely consequence. We enforce "no brigading" by banning users which appear on both sides of the link (i.e. they appear both in the submission linking to us, and in the submission on our sub). Reddit is not your personal army. Note that links via services such as Unddit/Reveddit count as links to the subreddit under this rule.

Rule u2Flairs are for locations only. You can set your own flair but it must be for a location. If you attempt to set your flair to something non-location related then the moderators will permanently set your flair to Hull. Other people will see this.

Rule u3No bots or novelty accounts. Please report them if you see them. The only exception is; Nicola_Botgeon, coverageanalysisbot, Automoderator.

Rule u4No personal attacks. Don't attack the Redditor, attack the content. Being able to disagree and discuss contentious issues is important, personal attacks strain this, and make it less likely for people to continue participating. Avoid personal attacks aimed at Redditors. Do report personal attacks and please try to keep your interactions with others civil and courteous. If you are being attacked, do not continue the conversation - report the user, block them, and move on.

Rule u5 - No single-focus accounts. No agenda-posting or frequently making posts about the same subject or from the same source. Please direct your focus to the appropriate subreddit. We evaluate such accounts by the level of harm they cause in terms of moderation. For example, a user which consistently posts on the subject of British knitting would be less likely to receive action than a user which only posts negatively about Israel.

Rule u7 - No obfuscated links. Don't submit or comment using mirrored AMP links, redirects, link shorteners, or other forms of URL obfuscation. Users must be able to tell where they will end up.

Rule u8 - Be excellent. The mods have discretion to take action on users, comments, or posts, that they think break the site rules, amount to self-promotion, appear to be spam, are intended to derail discussion or undermine the functioning of the subreddit (including aggressive history wiping). We will issue warnings or bans for this, abuse of the report system, mod-mail, or the moderation team.