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Announcement Caturday Chat · October 8th · Reddit Talk with Jackson Galaxy!

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r/cats Jul 13 '22 Helpful

Discussion Announcement: 'Name my cat/kitten' submissions now require verification

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Howdy cat lovers!

In our constant battle with spam campaigns on /r/cats, we have identified that 'name my cat/kitten' submissions have frequently been abused by karma farming bots.

Some of you will remember the tshirt/poster spam campaign that was active up until a few months ago. Through tireless work and automod wizardry, we managed to combat the spam so effectively - that the spammers retreated and are yet to return.

We continue to remain vigilant and adapt as needed - today we have added a 12th rule to /r/cats:

12. 'Name my cat/kitten' posts are allowed, but require the correct flair + verification to ensure OC.

You must set the flair of your post to 'Name Request' at the time of submission, failing to do so is in breach of this rule.

Please submit your post before sending us a modmail - your submission will trigger an automated message which will contain the instructions required for your post to be approved.

Your verification message will be left unanswered if you send us a modmail before you have submitted your post for us to review.

Our verification procedure will involve taking a picture of your cat/kitten alongside a slip of paper with your username. In theory, this will drastically reduce the potential for bots to karma farm such content. This procedure requires you to submit your post first, after which you will immediately receive a message with verification instructions.

The mod team and I will carefully monitor the effectiveness of this system, and encourage you to reach out to us if you face any technical issues.

We remain committed to ensuring that /r/cats continues to be a sub that millions of you enjoy across the globe, and we welcome any suggestions or thoughts you may have in upholding this value.

Best wishes, /r/cats mod team

p.s, did you know you can set your user flair to that of your kitties breed? Check the sidebar!


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