Well folks, looks like the reddit admin are looking for more witches to hunt. While we never really enforced it before, our general rule was - if you're linking to another sub: link to the no-participation version of it by adding the subdomain np. to the url.
We are now making this mandatory. From this point forward, any link to another sub that doesn't include the np. subdomain will be removed immediately.
What is no participation?
No participation is a passive way of telling the sub you're visiting that you will respect their wishes not to participate. It disables voting, and often disables comments- if the sub has no-participation rules turned on.
But what if I'm a member of that community?
I assume if you're a member you can comment and vote, but that's up to the admins of reddit- who honestly haven't given moderators any clear rules whatsoever. We're basically just bumping around in the dark waiting for them to get angry and go on a banning rampage again.
How do I use it?
Just add np (in place of www) to the beginning of your url.
Is The Red Pill Using No Participation?
Yes, to an extreme level. Whether or not you arrive on a np. link, we have all participation disabled for non-subscribers. This has dramatically toned down vote brigades and trolling.