Admit your wrongdoings.
/r/Confession is a place to admit your wrongdoings, acknowledge your guilt, and alleviate your conscience.#### Description #Submission Rules
##Not A Confession
All submissions must be a confession!
A confession is a statement acknowledging some personal fact that you would ostensibly prefer to keep hidden. The term presumes that you are providing information that you believe other people in your life are not aware of, and that is an admission of a moral or legal wrong.
Your confession must be an act you committed.
If your submission does not contain a confession it will be removed.
An unpopular opinion is not a confession.
Your sexual exploration is not a confession; it's a part of finding out who you are.
All confessions must be titled specifically!
Your title must relay a brief idea of what wrongdoing you have committed. Submissions with vague titles will be removed.
We receive a lot of meta-confessions that lump a lot of confessions into one, and a lot of submissions with titles that hardly relate to the confessions within. These kinds of posts don't take the subreddit in the direction we want it to go—it dilutes the content and leads to far more submissions that read like creative writing rather than the thoughts of real people.
Ideally, your title is a TL;DR of your post.
##Do Not Encourage Bad Behavior
Helping one another also means that we do not encourage bad behavior.
We will not accept posts that:
2a) encourage rape/rape culture;
2b) sexualise minors;
2c) are racist; or
2d) otherwise promote abusive or hateful behavior.
##No Relationship Related Posts
/r/confession is not the place to seek relationship advice.
##No Pedophilia Type Posts
At this time, this subreddit does not accept pedophile-type confessions, even if the user is seeking help and/or working on their situation.
In the past these types of confessions have been a fine line between acceptable and sexualizing minors. We recommend you seek out sources such as:
http://www.virped.org/ (18+ Only);
A counselor that can effectively aid you; or
Another subreddit like /r/self, or /r/offmychest. However, we do not know their stance or moderation policy on pedophile-type posts.
Unfortunately, We are not well versed in the help that may be available. Hopefully this is a starting point for you.
We do not accept posts with limited context.
Political-themed posts are not allowed.
Meta posts are for moderator use only.
##Be Kind and Civil
This is a place to help one another; keep your comments kind & civil. Any form of abuse is not permitted.
##No False Post Accusations
Accusations of fake posts are not allowed.
If you're posting on /r/confession, chances are you're not in the best frame of mind to be fielding attacks on your credibility by the vast and uncaring anonymous internet. We instituted this rule to better protect our submitters and provide a more constructive rather than detractive environment.
You may report spammy posts, but commenting solely to try to discredit the experience an OP has claimed to have is at best nonconstructive and at worst genuinely hurtful. Please message the moderators so they may decide if it should be taken down instead.
This extends to any harassment of OP.
No memes, trolling, or otherwise blatantly low-effort content.
##Do Not Doxx
No attempts to identify OP.
##Removal Appeal Process
Follow the steps below to have your comment or post approved:
Read the rules to determine which was violated,
Remove the offending portion of your post or comment,
Message the moderators to have the post or comment approved (skip to this step if the removal was in error).
We abide by a three strike system here. Three rule violations will result in at least a three day ban.
##Ban Appeal Process
Follow the steps below to have your ban reversed.
Message the moderators, we don't bite (often).