As our subscriber base continues to grow we on the mod team want to take a second to first thank all of you for making this the go to subreddit for discussion on North Korea. We also want to lay out our rules for newcomers and remind those who have been with us for a while. As always suggestions are welcome.
No jokes or memes. Trolls and novelty accounts are also not allowed. r/NorthKoreaNews aims to be a place to discuss North Korea without having to dig through "Kim is a fatty", Best Korea", or "Rocket man" types of comments. These comments will be deleted even if the rest of the comment is on point.
No personal attacks/insults/racism. We encourage debate from either side. Whether you support North Korea or not, your opinion is welcome. Whether you support Trump's (or any other administration's) policies, your opinion is welcome. But make sure you are debating the point and not insulting other users. You can make your point without attacking someone. Attack ideas, not people. Depending on the severity of the attack you may be banned instantly. Otherwise you will be warned and then banned if you continue. Racists will be banned immediately without warning.
Stay on topic, in general. Specifically, we all know that Trump is polarizing. We have noticed that any post that mentions Trump veers off into a discussion on his whole presidency. If you want to bash Trump or support Trump on his North Korean policies and actions that is acceptable. Otherwise there are a thousand other subreddits to discuss your opinion of him. Also, reporting a comment that criticizes Trump's policy on North Korea does nothing but clog up the mod queue/report logs. It will be approved regardless of whether the mod agrees with that viewpoint or not as long as it is on-topic.
No blogspam. There are a few well-established, well-sourced and acceptable blogs that will be allowed at the moderators discretion. Examples include 38North, Arms Control Wonk, One Free Korea, NK Leadership Watch, etc. What will not be allowed are blogs that just rehost other publications material. Also, your blog isn't allowed here either. Reddit's rule, I believe, is no more than 10% of your submissions should come from your own blog.
I'm just going to copy-paste our policy on submissions from the sidebar here: Try to make sure the links are recent, reliable, and informative. We do not want to be spreaders of gossip. Please try to make sure your title submission is the suggested title but remove tags such as [Urgent] and [Lead], also do not use an all-caps headline (use the "suggested title" option but with proper capitalization). Do not editorialize/change article titles. If you want to ask a question or start a discussion on an article then pose your question in the comments section. Links over 2 weeks old will be removed.
Try to use sourcing where possible in your comments. Of course we know with the nature of North Korea that's not always possible, but it is highly encouraged if you can.
As always we welcome suggestions. We also want to encourage people to report rule violations. We are all volunteers here and lead busy lives so we will miss things. Reporting these things helps us find them quicker and deal with them in a timely manner. On the other hand, reporting a post as spam just because you don't like what the article says or reporting it because it is anti-Trump, as mentioned above, just clogs up the report log.
Thanks again from the mod team of r/NorthKoreaNews!