What is r/Aww?
Aww is a default subreddit, meaning you are automatically subscribed to it when you create your account. The focus of this subreddit is to to post pictures and videos of things that make you go, "Aww!" from utter cuteness.
/r/Aww permits posts of both animals and humans.
Here we have listed the sidebar rule followed by a more in-depth explanation of each rule.
1. No "sad" content, such as pics of animals that have passed away (try /r/petloss) or sob stories (e.g. found him in a dumpster).
Your title must be "100% happy". No mentioning death, injury, RIP posts, finding abandoned animals, sick/survived cancer, pets being put to sleep, "I miss...", etc. > You may tell the complete story, unhappy parts and all, in the comments section.
Silver lining stories still fall under Rule 1. > For example, "Jakey was hit by a car and had cancer, but he is a happy little fella today!" is not allowed.
2. No comics, captioned pictures (try /r/lolcats), or photos of just text.
Acceptable watermarks Must be small & non-distracting
If you must have a watermark we suggest your reddit username
3. No post titles asking for upvotes or approval.
"any love for...",
"what does /r/aww think of...",
"Not your typical aww",
"this didn't get much love on...",
4. No slurs or harassing comments.
This includes racial slurs, sexually inappropriate comments, and personal attacks on users or their animals.
While we welcome reasoned and respectful conversation about animal related issues, this is not a debate sub. Please avoid discussing controversial subjects or promoting personal agendas.
5. Posts must link to sites on our approved list.
/r/Aww accepts submissions from only the following approved sources:
youtube.com / youtu.be
flickr.com / staticflickr / flic.kr
If you feel your image host should be added to the above whitelist please message the mods explaining why it should be approved.
If content to which you are linking contains links to personal sites it will be removed. Please keep in mind that Imgur redirects many of its mobile users to the Gallery, so if the image description contains an unapproved link, it is subject to removal under this rule.
6. No NSFW content.
Posting NSFW content is grounds for being banned without warning. This includes both comments and posts, porn and gore.
Linking to NSFW subreddits is never allowed.
Warning others that a post or comment is NSFW is no excuse for violating this rule.
trying to find the owners of a lost pet.
Trying to sell your pet or find a pet a home.
Promoting adoption/breeder websites or shelters.
Asking for $ to pay for medical bills, food, or care.
Searching for pet sponsors, caregivers, or general assistance.
8. No bots or bot-like behavior.
This includes both comments and links.
No bots (unless given mod approval) are allowed to post comments, bans will be issued without warning.
Novelty accounts are allowed, but if the action they make could be replicated by a bot (such as repeating the same word repeatedly or posting identical comments from previous threads) a ban will be given.
9. No false claims of content ownership.
You may post images that do not belong to you, but pretending that they are yours will result in a removal/ban.
If the title is written in a way such as to lead the subscribers to believe you are the pet owner/subject in the photo/photographer when you are not, the post will be removed.
OP's pretending to own the pet/photograph in the comment section will also result in action against the comments/account.
10. No social media or personal info.
We do not allow any links to social media content, whether in comments, submissions, or as superimposed text in an image. Comments containing links to social media sites will be removed as they may contain personal or private information.
We do not allow watermarks containing social media handles. This includes Facebook pages - - Twitter users & #hashtags - - Instagram handles - - Pinterest handles
If content to which you are linking contains links to personal sites it will be removed. Please keep in mind that Imgur redirects many of its mobile users to the Gallery, so if the image description contains a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc link, it is subject to removal under this rule.
In accordance with Reddit's content policy, do not share other people's personal or confidential information.
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