Hi, folks. Me again. Y’all may have noticed that we’ve been sourcing some of our stories from Reddit for the last couple of years. Some of our most successful posts come from the Malicious Compliance subreddit. We’ve also had a few non-Reddit stories come through that fit the theme of malicious compliance, too.
Those stories tend to get tagged with “Instant Karma”, as the author’s Compliance usually causes some direct consequence to someone’s ridiculous demand. However, the editing team here has been tossing around the idea of introducing a special tag that relates directly to Malicious Compliance. The catch is that we’d prefer it not to just be “Malicious Compliance”; we want to be able to highlight that type of story but we don’t want to steal the subreddit’s idea.
So, we’re looking for suggestions! What sort of word or phrase could we use to tag stories where someone follows through on an unreasonable rule or instruction to prove to someone how unreasonable it is?