viewing revision from 4 years ago






to, a community focused on respectful communication and a variety of perspectives. SaidIt is a Reddit-style news-aggregating ranking-forum website started in 2017.

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How do votes work?

A: SaidIt uses two upvote dimensions rather than the traditional upvote/downvote dimension. 'Insightful' votes earn 2 points and 'Fun' votes earn 1 point. These are added together to determine the post's or comment's score. Removing downvotes addresses the issue of downvote brigading. A second upvote dimension enables separating serious content from funny content.


Q: What is allowed and what is not permitted?

A: is for open civilized discourse with very few rules:

  1. By the Terms And Content Policy, "If a person is caught repeatedly dragging discussion in a downward direction on the Pyramid of Debate, they will be removed."
  2. No pornography. It's too much trouble to monitor and there's no shortage elsewhere.
  3. No vending of illegal weapons, illegal drugs, and stolen goods, nor discussion about, nor links leading to sales of illegal things according to US law.
  4. No astroturfing or artificial amplification of your free speech voice. For example, do not upvote yourself or others using alternate usernames or sock-puppet accounts.

Q: How do I report a rule violation?

A: Use the 'report' link on posts and comments to report violations to sub moderators. If the moderators aren't active or aren't responding to clear site-wide rule violations, message /s/saidit to report it to the admins.

Mod Rules

Four new rules apply to subsaidit moderators:

  1. Saidit rules apply site-wide to all subs including yours. Mods must not break Saidit site-wide rules in their sub nor encourage others to do so.
  2. Any user may moderate up to 40 subs. Bypassing this limit is forbidden. (ie. Via multiple sockpuppet accounts, etc.)
  3. Subs must not be designed to trick people nor undermine the quality of (ie. Fake legal warning pages, honeytraps, solely problem-causing subs for Saidit, etc.)
  4. Mods must follow the Saidit mod rules


Q: May I create a sub?

A: After your account is 2 weeks old a "create your own sub" button will appear. Thereafter you may create 1 sub per week. (Please capitalize proper titles.)

Q: How many subsaidits may I moderate?

A: 40 maximum (see Mod Rules above). Moderator activity is 100% transparent in mod logs. Abuses of power will be dealt with so be fair to enjoy free speech. In your subs' sidebox you may list extra sub rules in addition to the site-wide rules, above.

Q: Do threads expire, archive, and lock?

A: No. On Reddit, posts eventually are archived so you may no longer comment. On SaidIt, there's no date-locking archiving to prevent participation and just no reason for it. Threads remain open forever and ever.

Q: When configuring your subsaidit under "sub settings", what do the 1) "title", 2) "description", 3) "sidebar", and 4) "submission text" fields mean?

A: 1) The very short "title" field will be name of your sub in a tab or as a bookmark (an important label for navigating or saving). 2) The short "description" field is what is shown in the lists of subs, and to confirm it's how you'd prefer check the list (to inform what your sub is about). 3) The "sidebar" field is always on the right side, even on the "sub settings" page (for a brief description, goals, rules, etc.). 4) The "submission text" will change what the buttons say in your sub at the top of the right sidebar (few bother to change these).

Q: How long can my subsaidit's sidebox description be?

A: In the sub settings the sidebar field allows 5,179 characters maximum. This includes non-visible code and links.


Q: How can I stop being subscribed to so many subs and revert back to having the same list of default subs that new users get?

A: Use the 'subscriptions' -> 'reset subscriptions' setting in your preferences. SaidIt switched from having an auto-subscribe to all on registration model to a more traditional opt-in model in October 2019.

Q: Why can't I see the sidebar subscribe/unsubscribe buttons?

A: Some ad-blockers like ABP/Adblock Plus don't like the "subscribe" button CSS classes. Help us solve this issue here.

Home page

Q: Can I set my home page ( to something other than my subscribed subs (/s/subscribed)?

A: Yes, check out the 'content options' -> 'home page' setting in your preferences. SaidIt switched from having /s/all as the home page to having /s/subscribed as the home page in October 2019.


Q: Can I make multisub links, custom private/public user multisubs?

A: Yes to all. Instructions are on the multisubs wiki page.

Markdown Code

Q: Are there more formatting help options?

A: Yes, see these more common formatting usages when commenting, the Official Markdown Syntax, or this Beginner’s Guide to Reddit Formatting.


Q: Why can't I edit the wiki page?

A: Likely it's mod-only or you haven't been here 100 days.

Long Answer: Every sub moderator may pick 1 of 3 options to 1) disable the wiki for all users except mods [default], 2) allow only mod-approved wiki contributors, or 3) anyone who can submit to the sub may edit. And the mods may set two more wiki-related fields: 4) Sub karma required to edit and create wiki pages: [default 100], and 5) Account age (days) required to edit and create wiki pages: [default 0].


Q: Chat says "authentication failed"?

A: Refresh the web page.

Q: Chat says "not connected"?

A: Re-connect to the IRC server by sending "/connect". Repeat if necessary.


Q: Who runs this site?

A: magnora7 and d3rr started and admin SaidIt. Read more at InfoGalactic.


Q: May I build or port another app, or use the SaidIt API?

A: Yes, see the SaidIt app development guidelines. (Also, you may modify CSS and apply your own subsaidit themes. For more, see: /s/SaiditCSSthemes/)


Apps & Clients




  • SaidIt/Reddit open-source social news aggregator forked from open-source Reddit code, running this website and the API. git source (official)
  • Reddit Enhancement Suite (RES) : builds, git source (official)
    • WARNING: stomps your RES for Reddit settings
  • - mobile theme
  • - old minimal Reddit-style (trivia only, not supported)
  • RSS feeds - available for most pages
  • JSON data - available for most pages

SaidIt app development guidelines


Known Bot Accounts

Some bot accounts are not obvious and are not in violation of site policy. In the spirit of full disclosure and maximum transparency, here they are, so far as it's alleged.


Wiki List

This is the primary wiki site-map, alphabetically:

SaidIt Wiki Subpages

Freely improve these /s/SaidIt/wiki/ pages (alphabetical):

User's Wiki Pages

Please do not edit these /s/SaidIt/wiki/ pages (alphabetical):

These miscellaneous wiki subpages (not to be confused with subsaidit wiki pages) may technically be open and editable but please do not edit them unless invited to freely improve. For personal pages, please use your user name. For pages on speficic topics please use a clearly understood short name.

To start a new page edit this wiki page, duplicate the "BlankExample" above and uniquely modify the dupilcate title and "save page", then click on the new title to go to the new starting page.


SaidIt Images

For lack of a better place, here are links to these images:

The Pyramid Of Debate v3 Detailed plus a short link:

The Debate Pyramid v3 Simple plus a short link:

Source: SaidIt Debate Pyramid gallery on

See also: SaidIt branding gallery + SaidIt banner gallery on


revision by JasonCarswell— view source