The new CEO of Reddit exposed the new rules of the web in an AMA (Ask Me Anything), a special Reddit post where users can ask the OP (Original Posters) any kind of question. This AMA had a special focus on NSFW content and harassment.

After what happened with Ellen Pao, the already ex-CEO of Reddit, and the problem of her AMA, the company has confirmed that it will change its rules and toughen up some of the most important aspects within Reddit, focusing on things like harassment within the website. In this sense, the new CEO, Steve Huffman, announced a new list of moderation policies and has carried out an AMA to discuss them, an important issue at a time when it was precisely Ellen Pao’s AMA what made her resign.

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The deepest change will be totally focused on NSFW content, which now applies to content that “violates the common sense of decency”, leaving what is “common sense of decency” to open interpretation. The most interesting thing is that, from now on, the content under an NSFW label cannot be seen by those outside of Reddit since it will be necessary to be registered and connected on Reddit in order to see the content of this type. No content labeled NSFW will appear in searches or public links.

On the other hand, the rules of harassment are also hardening, so that any post, commentary and content that incites harm or violence against a person or group of people, or any type of action, content and attitude that harasses or abuses the an individual or group of people, including the class of actions that involve intimidation by omission.

How To Enable Reddit NSFW Content


1.) As we said earlier, if you want to see Reddit NSFW content on Reddit.com, you must be logged into your account. You will find the login button at the upper-right corner of the page.

Reddit NSFW

2.) Once logged in to your account, Click the “Preferences” button, located at the upper-right corner, where the login button was before. You will be directed to the preferences page of your account.Reddit NSFW

Scroll down to the content options. To enable NSFW content, you must assure the page that you’re at least 18 years old and want to view NSFW content on Reddit.

Reddit NSFW

3.) Click on the “save settings” button. Doing this will save all the changes that you’ve made to your preferences. This means that every time you log in, no matter which PC you use, Reddit will remember that you enabled NSFW content before.

Reddit NSFW

4.) One more thing – To enable Reddit NSFW content, In the Preferences page scroll down to the media settings section. And there you just need to untick the “hide images for NSFW/18+ content” option here to finish enabling NSFW content in your account.

5.) Scroll down and click the “save” settings tab, to make the system remember your preferences here as well. Now, you can view the NSFW content on the Reddit website as well as while using the Reddit app for Android or iOS.

Following these changes, now every subreddit that could be labeled as harmful or extremely offensive to others will be banned or hidden. So, from now on, if you had a special interest in a subreddit like this, it will likely be hidden – you’ll need to create a Reddit account (if you didn’t have one) and find NSFW subreddits without using the internal search engine or any kind of public announcements. In the end, the responsibility for enforcing the new laws of Reddit will rest on the moderators’ shoulders.

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