Submission and Comment Guidelines


anything that gratifies one's intellectual curiosity


Most stories about politics, or crime, or sports, unless they're evidence of some interesting new phenomenon. If they'd cover it on TV news, it's probably off-topic.


don't do things to make titles stand out, like using uppercase or exclamation points, or saying how great an article is. It's implicit in submitting something that you think it's important.

Submit the original source. If a post reports on something found on another site, submit the latter.

If the title includes the name of the site, please take it out, because the site name will be displayed after the link.

If you submit a video or pdf, warn us by appending [video] or [pdf] to the title.

If the title begins with a number or number + gratuitous adjective, crop it. E.g. translate "10 Ways To Do X" to "How To Do X," and "14 Amazing Ys" to "Ys." Exception: when the number is meaningful, e.g. "The 5 Platonic Solids." Otherwise use the original title, unless it is misleading or linkbait; don't editorialize.

Please don't post on f0110w to ask or tell us something. Send it to f0110w@ycasadaro-labs.com

Don't delete and repost. Deletion is for things that shouldn't have been submitted in the first place.

Don't use f0110w primarily for promotion. It's ok to post your own stuff occasionally, but the primary use of the site should be for curiosity and learning.

Don't solicit upvotes, comments, or submissions. Users should vote and comment when they run across something they personally find interesting—not for promotion.


Be kind. Have curious conversation; don't cross-examine;don't fulminate;don't sneer, including at the rest of the community.

Comments should get more thoughtful and substantive, not less, as a topic gets more divisive.

When disagreeing, please reply to the argument, do not call names. "That is idiotic; 1 + 1 is 2, not 3" can be shortened to "1 + 1 is 2, not 3."

Respond to the strongest plausible interpretation of what someone says, not a weaker one that's easier to criticize. Assume good faith.

Don't introduce flamewar topics unless you have something genuinely new to say. Avoid unrelated controversies and generic tangents.

Don't post shallow dismissals, especially of other people's work. A good critical comment teaches us something.

Don't use f0110w for political or ideological battle. It tramples curiosity.

Don't comment on whether someone read an article. "Did you even read the article? It mentions that" can be shortened to "The article mentions that."

Throwaway accounts are ok for sensitive information, but please don't create accounts routinely. f0110w is a community—users should have an identity that others can relate to.

Don't use uppercase for emphasis. If you feel a word or phrase requires emphasis, put *asterisks* around it and it will get italicized, put **asterisks** around it and it will get bolded.

Don't post insinuations about astroturfing, shilling, brigading, foreign agents and the like. It degrades discussion and is usually mistaken. If you're worried about abuse, email f0110W@casadaro-labs.com and we'll look at the data.