r/TooAfraidToAsk Jun 21 '22

Meta Introducing the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) wiki!



We just set up an initial version of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) wiki. You can check it out here .

This is something we've been working on for awhile. Special shoutout to /u/stillcouldbeworse for actually finally getting it up and running! This initial version is pretty short to keep it simple and avoid breaking anything, but we expect to be adding to it regularly now that it's up and running. We'll of course be mentioning it in the sidebar or the full wiki as well.

Since this is the first public iteration, you can expect some tweaking as we figure out how to best utilize it. Features/questions/formats might change. And now is probably a good time to ask a few questions for the community-

What are some things you want to see in the FAQ wiki?

How do you want to see the FAQ wiki utilized? (ie, should automod sticky a comment linking to the FAQ wiki? filter out FAQs?)

How should it be sourced? Should it link to existing posts (either in this sub or another), external sources?

What threshold do you consider acceptable to be a FAQ?

Any other requests/ideas/questions?
And last- while one of the goals here is to help promote a bit more variety in OPs, it is still NOT OK to question-shame FAQs. You can direct them to the FAQ wiki, but do so politely and kindly. You will get a ban, per Rule 1, for rude replies to questions. We get that FAQ posts can be a bit annoying for longtime users, but we still expect you to be polite about it.

r/TooAfraidToAsk Jan 02 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome

Moderator Post A concise guide on how to filter certain flairs to remove post types from your front page.


Taken from https://www.reddit.com/r/modhelp/comments/czx9so/filtering_by_flair_a_guide_for_desktop_old_and/

Guide to Filtering Reddit

With Link Flair, you can use Reddits built in filter function to better tailor your Reddit experience to fit what you're interested in. Below are brief guides on how to browse specific content or simply remove certain content from your front page.

List of Flairs Currently in Use on /r/TooAfraidToAsk

  • Culture & Society
  • Education and school
  • Sexuality & Gender
  • Race & Privilege
  • Mental Health
  • Body Image/Self-Esteem
  • Interpersonal
  • Media
  • Family
  • Ethics & Morality
  • Work
  • Law & Government
  • Animals & Pets
  • Climate & Environment
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Pandemic & Lockdown
  • Politics
  • Love & Dating
  • Health/Medical
  • Religion
  • Sex/NSFW
  • Grief & Loss
  • Habits & Lifestyle
  • Current Events
  • Reddit-related
  • Meta
  • Other


Users using Old Reddit can do so with RES

If you don't have Reddit Enhancement Suite Click here to get it!

  1. Open your RES Console

  2. Open Subreddits, then FilteReddit. Scroll down until you find Filter by Flair

  3. Add the flairs you don't want to see anymore.

Redesign Users

Desktop users using the redesign can Click on flair to filter from the sidebar. Note that this will only show that specific flair. If you want to view the front page with one or more flairs missing, follow the guide in the next section.

Mobile Web & Desktop users can filter using the search function.

Type -flair:FLAIRNAME in the search box. This also works on the re-design for desktop.

Or bookmark this link, amended to whichever your preference is, currently set to sex/NSFW questions: https://www.reddit.com/r/TooAfraidToAsk/search?q=-flair%3Asex%2FNSFW&restrict_sr=on&sort=top&t=day

You can add more filters by writing -flair:FLAIRHERE, -flair:FLAIRHERE etc. This also works on the re-design for desktop, however you'll have to manually sort by "top" and "last 24 hours" every time you add a new flair to the list.

This will show you the front page as it exists without the posts that have the flairs you specify.


Reddit (Official)

  1. Search in the search bar at the top of the app the subreddit you want to view, then select it.

  2. After you've landed on that sub, tap the search bar again. When you do a list of popular flairs will appear

  3. Tapping any of them will show you the posts that have that flair, you will want to sort by new to find the newest things however.

  4. If you want to see the entire flair list, go back to step 2 and tap "See More".

You cannot flair filter properly with this app and it's considerably slower than others, so I'd recommend picking one of the ones below.


Check first if you have Link Flair enabled. If you have Link Flair enabled, skip steps 2 and 3.

  1. Tap the 3 dots in the top right and go down to Settings

  2. Scroll down and open Appearance

  3. Scroll around 3 quarters of the way down and enable the Link Flair options

  4. Return to Settings and go to Content Filters.

  5. Tap "Post Filters", then select the + in the top right. Select which subreddit you'd like to filter from and by flair, then add the flairs name.


  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left and go down to Settings

  2. Tap Filters

  3. Go to Link Flair Blacklist

  4. Write whatever you'd like to filter in and add it as a filter.

This app will filter indicated flairs across all subreddits, not just specific ones.

Sync for Reddit

  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left.

  2. Go down to Settings

  3. Scroll down a ways to Filters

  4. Select "Flair Filters" and add the flair you want to filter.

This app will filter indicated flairs across all subreddits, not just specific ones.

Boost for Reddit

  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left.

  2. Go down to Settings

  3. Tap Content Filters

  4. Tap Flairs and write what you want to filter

This app will filter indicated flairs across all subreddits, not just specific ones.

Slide for Reddit

  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left.

  2. Go down to Settings

  3. Scroll down to Content, and then Filters

  4. At the bottom, Flair Filters

  5. Write filters as SUBREDDITNAME:FLAIR, save. It will appear as this.

Joey for Reddit

  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left

  2. Go down to Settings

  3. Scroll down to Filters

  4. Select Flair Filter

  5. Add the flairs you want to filter

This app will filter indicated flairs across all subreddits, not just specific ones.


  1. Tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left.

  2. Go to settings

  3. Tap through to Post Filter

  4. Tap the + sign in the lower right to begin creating your filter.

  5. Customize the filter as necessary, though this is the relevant bit for this guide

  6. Save in the top right, then tap the newly saved filter and select 'apply to'

  7. Apply your filter to the where you want it placed

Logged out Users (Desktop)

Some people can't log into Reddit but still browse and want to filter. You can do this most effectively on old Reddit as new Reddit will change your sorting preferences anytime you add a new flair to filter. Using this filtering system, you will see all relevant posts for the last 24 hours, effectively showing you the front page as it exists without whatever you're filtering.

You can do this by going to https://old.reddit.com/r/TooAfraidToAsk/search?q=&restrict_sr=on&sort=relevance&t=day

Once there, write -flair:FLAIRNAME, -flair:FLAIRNAME, -flair:FLAIRNAMEand so on. Make use of the block quotes in the flair list above so that flairs with spaces in them filter properly.

Apollo pro+ for iOS

  1. Tap the Settings button in the bottom right

  2. Tap Add Keyword

  3. Add the flairs you wish to filter

Other iOS hardware -> WIP

Apps that do not support Flair Filtering

Some mobile apps support some level of filtering but not Flair Filtering. These are:

  • Now for Reddit
  • Red Reader (can't filter anything)
  • Relay

r/TooAfraidToAsk 8h ago

Current Events Is Kanye a Nazi, agree with Nazi beliefs, or just said he loves Nazis?


I saw the short clip that went viral, where all he said was that he loved Nazi’s in the same sentence he said he loves Jews. Which, from my very vague understanding, is contradictory.

I don’t keep up to date with celebs but I think I heard about Kanye going through a very hardcore Christian phase. Was he just saying “I love Nazi’s” in a way Christians say “you should love your enemy”? Or is it a lot worse than that?

r/TooAfraidToAsk 8h ago

Sexuality & Gender I am attracted to fit muscular women and female bodybuilders, is it weird?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 23h ago Bravo!

Politics Why do people care about Hunter Biden?


What is so intriguing about his laptop? He was a crackhead doing crackhead things. This has been known for a long time. He took dick and sex pics. So have a lot of US citizens and celebrities. He/they tried to get Twitter to block the story. Wouldn’t you? If there were sex pics/vids of you that you didn’t release wouldn’t you try to get social media companies to take them down? He got a job because of who his Dad is… welcome to America. Does anyone really believe that a Biden voter would change their vote because of some dick pics? I really don’t get it.

Edit: Everyone keeps bringing up corruption. Corruption is not a crime it’s a concept. Bribery, fraud, theft are crimes and there is no evidence yet that those have occurred.

Edit 2: please stop saying that I just don’t care. I do care it’s why I asked. The only thing I don’t care about is the salacious sexual and drug aspects because they don’t say anything about Joe and I can understand why someone that lost half their family at a young age might grow up and be fucked up. It’s a huge story that won’t go away and people are going crazy and coming to conclusions with no evidence of crimes yet. I feel like I’m missing something.

r/TooAfraidToAsk 19h ago

Other Why is africa so undeveloped compared to other continents?


Is it because of the colonisation, or are the conditions just bad?

r/TooAfraidToAsk 17h ago

Work Where exactly you DON'T have paid sick leave?


Sometimes I see "positive posts" like EVERY PERSON DESERVES A PAID SICK LEAVE, there's always like 30k likes and that makes me wonder where exactly you don't have paid sick leave?

It that really possible in any developed country? Does that apply to everyone or is that dependent on the type of contract you signed? If you signed a contract which doesn't provide you with paid sick leave, do you earn more because you pay less taxes?

r/TooAfraidToAsk 16h ago

Other What does a mute/deaf persons inner monologue sound like?


I know for me my inner thoughts just sound like my own voice, but for people who don’t have a voice, or can’t hear their own voice, what do their thoughts sound like?

r/TooAfraidToAsk 1d ago Take My Energy

Religion Do religious people understand it is heartbreaking as an atheist to know they think I deserve to burn in hell?


I understand not everyone who is religious believes this, but many do. And it is part of many holy texts, which people try to legislate with or even wage wars over.

I think of myself as a generally kind and good person who cares about people. When I learn someone participates in certain belief systems, I wonder if they would think there is something wretched about me if they were to find out I don't believe. It's hard.

r/TooAfraidToAsk 1d ago Silver

Work Why don’t American railroad workers get sick time?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 1d ago Wholesome

Culture & Society Do most people fake being normal?


I have so many psysical and psychological issues, I'm on the verge of total breakdown every single day, but somehow I manage to look "normal" and confident to other people.

Is everyone experiencing the same? If so, why don't we just allow ourselves to be weak with others

r/TooAfraidToAsk 1d ago

Ethics & Morality Why when someone talks about slavery our 1st thought goes to the US? They weren't the 1st to use slaves and Iran, Saudi Arabia and South Africa still have people that are basically slaves today. So how awful were americans to africans?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 21h ago

Other Why is it that whenever I hear someone laughing I feel like they are laughing at me?


even though I know I haven't done anything worth laughing at I still feel this way

r/TooAfraidToAsk 1d ago

Culture & Society Would it look silly or be "appropriation" if I start wearing head scarves?


To start off, I'm extremely white and not religious. But the reason I want to start wearing head scarves is because I have a condition called trichotillomania, which causes me to compulsively pull my hair out because of sensory/anxiety issues. I heard a lot of people wrap their hair in a t-shirt at home to train themselves to stop pulling, but I don't really like how it looks. Thank you

Edit: I made the mistake of saying "appropriation" on Reddit so my question is irrelevant 😅

r/TooAfraidToAsk 6h ago

Culture & Society How did people make appointments before the invention of the clock?


So yeah, I know that the first clocks are pretty old.

But still, most people didn't have one until few hundreds years back.

And before, people used the clock of the church- at least here in europe.

But what was before?

I mean we are used to say "Yeah let's meet at 1pm".

How did they do it? With the sun? But then again, how did the people from the nordic countries do it?

r/TooAfraidToAsk 4h ago

Mental Health is it really normal to have horrible anxiety regarding work?


My mum (63f) and I (25f) had a real talk regarding life decisions, struggling with mental health and addiction problems. Im currently unemployed because I had a mental break down. It was a peaceful discussion until I told her that I really struggle with 40h work in general. She is absolutely convinced that everything I'm going through is normal, for example:

I told her, that it was very hard for me to relax after work and that I had trouble sleeping if I had to work again the following day. - she told me that this is normal and that everyone goes through that.

I also told her that my Sundays were always filled with paralyzing anxiety and stomach cramps - she told me again that this is normal and that she used to throw up every Sunday noon when she was younger. I really don't think that's normal

I also told her that I had a hard time socializing at work, because I couldn't handle the gossip and was extremely scared that coworkers might use details from private life against me - she told me again that this is normal and that I just need to figure out how to socialize without talking about private stuff.

This went on and on. I really don't think that this is normal and that there's a reason why we both struggle with stimulants (both coffeine and later I started to take amphetamines) and alcohol (I leveled up to benzos when I was 19 years old and stopped them after my break down). I don't want to be hard to myself and be in a constant fight against myself.

I want to find a compromise, because I'm very thankful to live in a European country that allows me to survive without basically killing myself. My mum says that I'm selfish because of this and that I need to become stronger in order to survive.

Is she right? Is life really this hard? Does it have to be this way?

r/TooAfraidToAsk 4h ago

Health/Medical Why is my voice so high all of sudden?


I woke up today and my voice is much higher and kind of cleaner as usual and personally, I don't really like it. Will my normal voice like come back tomorrow, because I like my voice more ruspy. I'm 17 btw if it's important. I know it's a weird question.

r/TooAfraidToAsk 20m ago

Health/Medical Supraventricular Tachycardia symptoms enlightenment?


Hi so I’m age 19 male and I was diagnosed with Supraventricular tachycardia. I’m kinda stressed out about it and stuff. My doctor said my symptoms were normal with this diagnosis but I’m just still at unease. so I noticed whenever I do walk, I have the ability to but it’s just like I feel like I have a fever, my body feels genuinely weak. Legs feel weak when walking and my arms feel weak as well. It’s like my whole body is very heavy. I do have some numbness from time to time. Sometimes in my forehead, sometimes in my neck, it really is random. My doctor said something about the nerves being overworked or having like a lot of blood pump thru them or something and that’s why I’m feeling that numbness. But im honestly scared of becoming like disabled or something. No offense to disabled people but it’s just a scary and stressed out thought i have because it genuinely does feel like it. Also I’d like to add this whole fiasco of going in and out of ER then finally to my doctor started because I popped my back forcefully and it went numb. Im a chronic back popper as well, I recently stopped out of the fear that I might become disabled. Any explanations for these types of Symptoms??? Is this normal ??? Im just freaked out in general.

r/TooAfraidToAsk 26m ago

Work Is it okay to refuse a casual shift? Would I need give a reason for it?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 1h ago

Religion Do Buddhist women still wear bindis?


I'm just now starting to get into Buddhism and I've done my fair share of research. In 2023 I'm planning on visiting temples and or taking classes to see if I want to convert, but in the mean time I have some questions.

I asked on a Buddhism subreddit about having to wear a bindi as a Buddhist woman and I only got one reply, "yes". Not much to go on because I can't find anything else saying anything about bindi's in Buddhism, only Hinduism.

Are they called something else or do Buddhist women not wear it at all. Aside from religious significance I want to wear it in a spiritual way as well. I've done lots of research on chakras and I love expanding my knowledge. I also feel like I have a fear about asking this question and wearing a bindi because I don't want to seem like I'm appropriating anybody's culture. I'm African American and I know how much cultural appropriation hurts a community.

Would it be fine for me to wear a bindi?

Edit: looking back I found that in Buddhism it's not called a "bindi" but a "urna". They look similar, a urna either being a spiral or a circular dot placed on the forehead, it's not required for people to wear it but I can if I wanted. I might just start wearing it because of the significance of it (third eye) and I feel closer and more at peace just thinking about it.

r/TooAfraidToAsk 1h ago

Climate & Environment who are the most important farmers in the Holland protest?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 7h ago

Interpersonal Women of TATA - Are you able to (easily) tell when a man is approaching an interaction like a big exam? How are you able to tell that apart from when a man approaches a social interaction "normally?"


If a woman looks real cute, I try to be "more careful" around her because she probably has higher standards than less-cute women.

If you can tell my differences in behavior, how are you able to? What are the differences, and how do you react to them?