What are flairs?
Flairs are a tool built-in to Reddit that grants the OP (Original Poster) the ability to categorize their submission. Think of them as tags you'd put on a video or a blog post. Flairs on Reddit are helpful just like any other service that uses a tag-based system in order to filter out or specifically search for submissions based on a flair. It also allows users to skim through the posts within the subreddit quickly as they are always in the same spot beside a title for a submission. Only the OP, subreddit moderators, and reddit administrators can change a flair, however in almost all situations it is assigned by the OP.
How does it work?
When a user first makes a submission, the flairing bot (/u/rteenagers_bot) waits a minute to allow /u/AutoModerator's filtering rules to take place which normally occurs almost instantly. It also allows a headway room of 1 minute for the submitter to assign their own flair if they use our subreddit on a desktop browser for example. If the submitter has not assigned a flair to their submission after that 1 minute, the bot will send a message to the submitter that they have 10 minutes to assign a flair or it will be permanently removed. If it has been assigned a flair within 10 minutes, the submission will be automatically approved and available for public view. If the submitter attempts to flair after the 10 minutes are over, be it through a private message or through the flair option on desktop, it will not be automatically approved and will need to be resubmitted. The submitter will be made aware when their 10 minutes is over and if they are required to resubmit or not.
How do I flair my submission?
Which flairs do I use?
MEME: This flair shall only be used when the submission contains either an image macro (meme) in the link or a body of text. Please do not use any other flair if it contains an image macro (meme), even if it may fit other criteria.
SOCIAL: This flair shall only be used when the submission is directly related to any social activity. Examples are threads meant to gain social media presence such as selfie threads, kahoot threads, movie night threads, gaming night threads, etc.
ADVICE: This flair shall only be used when requesting or offering general advice that would not fall under any other flair category.
SERIOUS: This flair shall only be used when the submitter themselves wishes for a serious discussion with serious replies. It is not to be misused and will result in a penalty to the submitter if misused. Generally all sexual topics (e.g. NSFW discussion) should be using this flair.
DISCUSSION: If the submission is mainly to generate discussion within the comments, then this is the flair to use. Please make sure it doesn't belong in any other flair option before you use this option.
OTHER: This is mainly a general catch-all flair. If the submission does not fit other flair options (for example, survey polls.) then this is the flair for you. This flair should be your last choice to use.
RANT: This flair is to be used when the submitter is venting, ranting, and/or generally not directly aiming the submission at a target audience but for general writing to clear something off their mind/chest.
RELATIONSHIP: This flair is to be used when the submitter has posted a link or body of text related to their crush and/or significant other. Even if your post is a media-worthy flair, you MUST use this option if it has any relevance to a relationship discussion, or image.
MEDIA: A general catch-all flair for any media submission be it through link or a body of text that would not fall under any other flair category. This is not strictly limited to videos and/or images.