Where everyone is a quantum scientist...

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People trying too hard to look smart.#### Description #About

People trying too hard to look smart.


  • Thesaurus abuse

  • Pseudo-intellectualism

  • Bad philosophy

  • Self-quoting


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  1. Don't link directly to posts. Redact all identifying information. | Take a screenshot and redact all identifying information, e.g. real names, usernames (including your own), addresses, license plates. DO NOT ASK FOR NAMES/USERNAMES.
  2. Memes and image macros are not allowed. | Don't post memes, copypastas, or image macros (broadly defined as an image with text on it). This includes, but is not limited to, Snap Stories, Whisper, and "background color" Facebook statuses. Posts that include someone pinging the name of this sub will be removed. The only exception to this rule is if the focus of the post is a comment someone made about the meme.
  3. Submissions of obvious trolls or jokes are not allowed. | Use common sense.
  4. Stuff that looks verysmart but isn't really. | This submission isn't really an example of some one trying to be “verysmart.” Common examples of things that look verysmart but aren’t really include: conspiracy theories, New Age woo, drug-induced posts, most of Trump's tweets, "sheeple," Neil deGrasse Tyson, Rick and Morty, etc.
  5. Long posts: Highlight relevant parts. | Highlight relevant sections, or cut it down into an album. With videos, put excerpts in the comments.
  6. No reposts. | Use the search function.
  7. Make an effort with your title. | Titles should be at the very least descriptive of what is in the post, and ideally funny and/or interesting. Titles consisting of nothing more than "Thought this belongs here" or "Found on [website]" will be removed.
  8. Submissions involving arguments are not allowed. | Posts cannot be part of an argument. This is to prevent people from using this subreddit to mock those they're debating with. We're looking for examples of people acting "verysmart" on their own without being baited into it. This rule applies whether you're involved in the argument or not.
  9. Avoid anti-intellectualism | Don't post people explaining concepts, even in a way that seems pedantic. Having expertise in a subject or enjoying intellectual pursuits don't make someone "verysmart." This sub does not discourage learning or critical thinking.