In an effort to eliminate some of the confusion here is a detailed breakdown of the rules. If your submission was removed it violated one of the following.
Rule 1: All Submissions must be a confession
All submissions need to meet the requirements we set for being a confession. Anything “wholesome” does not belong here, period. Cutesy stories about the quirky things you do with your husband/pet/child do not belong here.
**All post are required to be about an immoral or illegal act you, the poster, have committed, with malicious intent**. Your confession can not be what your sister/roommate/step-father did. It can not be a rant about the terrible things other people have done to you. It can not be an accident or innocent mistake on your part. This sub is specifically for people who have done horrible things and want to come clean and talk about their misdeeds. It is not a place to brag about things you’ve gotten away with, farm karma with amusing stories, or just generally vent about your life.
To reiterate; bragging in any manner will get your post removed. If the sum of your confession is that you stole/cheated/lied, it worked out wonderfully for you and you’re happy you did it, then your post is getting deleted. We do not encourage bad behavior.
To be clear, all misdeeds have to be actual actions. **As a policy we do not judge thoughts to be immoral. This means emotions, thoughts, dreams, fantasies, and opinions are not confessions unless you have acted on them**. You can not confess to things that haven’t happened yet, or other hypothetical situations.
* Feelings are not immoral acts and therefore not confessions.
ex. *“___ died and I feel nothing”, “I hate my ___”, “ I’m jealous of ___”, “Here are my thoughts on ____”*
* This is not the place to post embarrassing stories or little-known facts about yourself.
ex. *“I’m 26 and didn’t know ___” , “I’m ___ and a virgin” , “ I haven’t seen the movie ___”*
To reiterate; this is not r/todayilearned, r/tifu, r/Showerthoughts, r/humblebrag, r/unpopularopinion, r/pettyrevenge, r/sex, r/relationships, r/depression, r/casualconversation, or r/offmychest. All those subs already exist for a reason, so please go there to post those types of stories. They do not belong here and will be removed.
Rule 2: All confessions must be specifically titled
This one should be simple – **no clickbait allowed**. All titles must specifically say what you’ve done. It can’t be a random conversation quote, open-ended question, or a single word. If you can’t title your post appropriately, then chances are you didn’t do anything to confess to, or you’re being obstinately vague in the hopes of getting more attention.
Your post shouldn’t read with any uncertainty. If you did something, say what it is. The general idea is that your title is a TLDR synopsis. Vague titles will be removed, no exceptions.
ex. *“I must confess…”, “I ruined ____’s life” , “kleptomaniac”, “I can’t forgive myself”, “I’m a liar”, “I did something horrible”*
Rule 3: We do not encourage bad behavior
We do not allow post that glorify, attempt to normalize, or feature gratuitous instances of rape, animal abuse, racism, or violence. As a general rule do not post if these are the subject matter and their removal will be done at our discretion.
Rule 4: No relationship-related post
This one is very simple; we do not allow any post regarding relationships and will remove them. Notice it does not say “romantic relationship”. It does not matter if you’re “just friends” or they are your FWB. **If your post is centered around a relationship, romantic, sexual, financial, or otherwise, it will be removed.** This is not the place to vent about drama with your social circle or your love life.
ex. *“I still love my ex”, “I ghosted ___”, “I have a fantasy about ___”, “I no longer care about ____”, “I have a ___ fetish”*
Rule 5: No pedophilia
We do not accept any post regarding sexual situations minors. This includes stories of abuse that had happened in the past. There are no shades of grey with this rule; if there is talk of sexual abuse and children it will be removed.
Rule 6: Limited content
In addition tot he title, the body of your post needs to give content to your submission. We do not accept vague or cryptic post that do not explain your confession.
Rule 7: No politics
Politics do not belong here. This aligns with rule 1, as this is not the place to post your opinions and start arguments. There are plenty of subs already for that purpose. Take it there.
Rule 9: No Trolling
Do not post spam, memes, shitpost, jokes, etc. We ask that you try to meaningfully contribute to the conversation.
Rule 11: No self-advertisement or crowdfunding
Due to constant scams and abuse we do not allow any form of crowdfunding. Routinely we get post about someone’s unfortunate situation followed by a paypal link. If you are fishing for donations or just posting spam in the form of advertising your youtube channel, twitch, onlyfans, etc, you will be banned.