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[–] cumshartingfaggot 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

and the tool of leftist oligarchs who want to engineer perception and manufacture consent

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[–] niggersreggin [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thanks but I meant more detailed

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[–] aekotra 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This is likely the best you'll find: How Reddit Was Destroyed

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Archived, just in case.

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[–] niggersreggin [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thank you!!

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[–] septopus 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Who cares. Fuck reddit.

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[–] bob3333 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

You have to understand history in order to avoid repeating it. Unfortunately, I suspect must voaters would have no problem with censorship and bans on voat as long as it was used against SJWs and the like, and see no hypocrisy or irony in that.

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[–] Voopin__Voopin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

SHEEEEEEEEEEEit.

no censorship whatsoever (except illegal shit in switzerland iirc), ban as per site rules.

I think the character of voat is more looking forward to reaming SJWs a new one, given the chance. And given that the whole convo wont get nuked like over there on eddit.

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[–] Novius 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Why Reddit is Shit


The Culture of Reddit is one of five classes of people: lurkers, commenters, submitters, moderators, and admins. According to laws of nature and man, if you cannot have equality you must have trust and fellowship of cause. Reddit had this in the beginning, content submitters became moderators of fixed subreddits, they chatted with their fellows and admins through r/reddit.com to provide feedback. r/NSFW became the most popular subreddit at the beginning of 2006 followed by r/Programming and by the end of the year, r/science gets launched and soon settled as the third most popular subreddit. They then get displaced by r/politics as the most popular r/reddit.com subreddit towards the end of 2007. Power shifted to individual subreddits, obviously the most popular ones, and so the moderators of those subreddits stopped think of themselves as equals of even other moderators. There was a power grab to become moderators of these subreddits. However every group eventually gets to a point where the frontier closes and the ability to organically grow in a vacuum of standards ends. Reddit ossified by 2010, although signs show that started in very early 2008 when the admin team allowed anyone to make subreddits like IAMA in 2009.

r/IAma was at the start open to anyone ranked only by karma. However the draw of Celebrity interviews turned it into a cheap place for celebrities to whore out themselves and their products via the need to be "approved" by the upper class of moderators. Someone named Victoria entered the scene and wasn't bothered by anyone but the upper class due to the potential of money becoming involved. These AMA's became extremely organized and no doubt sponsored with money.

The first major upset that I can recall was sears.com, through naked url code one could link to "big ass saws" and a product under that heading and links were shared of sears products under made-up categories. Reddit shut it down, sears bought their loyalty and the site learned how money can destroy fellowship. However trusting in the site and its admins, people believed the gaslighting that it was their fault and they should feel guilty. Those that disagreed founded r/hailcorporate and most forgot about it.

"Feel good" military posts started appearing, like a soldier coming home to his dog. Eglin Air Force Base, FL was accidentally voted most addicted city (over 100k visits total). AMAs began having new accounts that only asked a single question and never again posted, these questions were not open-ended and largely seemed astroturf. The big news/political subreddits seemed to change on weekends noticeably, a circlejerk during weekends against the stale news during the week and a relaxing of moderation as if an entire team of manipulators was suddenly on weekend hours.

In 2011 r/jailbait was publicized when Anderson Cooper condemned the subreddit and criticizes Reddit for hosting it. Following this negative news coverage (and the actual posting of the image of an underage girl), Reddit closed r/jailbait. r/shitredditsays started up around this time as a SA goon subreddit staffed by "garbage day" vets from Helldump like Zoe Quinn to troll reddit but quickly turns into a genuine morality police by angry u/ViolentaCrez haters. By the end of 2011, r/reddit.com is closed and ShitRS is visited by most of the Reddit admin team as some used to lurk Something Awful during its height. A massive change was made to voting featuring both an entirely new way to view upvote/downvote scores and fuzzy scoring. A user used to be able to see their score, the ratio determined the karma but the difference between two votes against you and 1000/1002 voting became hidden and the fuzziness caused mistrust as to whether it even wasn't 1100/1000.

By 2013 the situation had grown state and mouldy, a promise to donate 10% of net ad profit to charity met no response from any other class of Redditor who at this point no longer had any mobility. Moderation became an upper class of people sharing conversations behind passworded subreddits away from the lower classes of lurkers, commenters and submitters. Only the proper type could join and new subreddits never grew as old giants were broadly allowing the greatest karma for submitters and commenters. r/findbostonbombers and r/TheFappening were the only breakaways and were shut down shortly after their creations. At this point submitters were a shrinking middle class that commenters never became moderators, and moderators were never valued but from its height Reddit had far to fall and nothing in rivalry. To "solve" this reddit removed r/circlejerk due to the complaints against reddit becoming popular, and adding 2X to default against the subreddits wishes due to it being previously a private place for women to admit oddities and view judgement and assistance. Reddit clearly became desperate to show their shareholders that they represented the correct minority demographics. It was at this point that moderators began to leave and report a new moderation wave of PC supporters entering the upper class. Following that the defaults massively switched and were "upgraded" with mostly subreddits that were usable to share propaganda like r/nottheonion. Commenters, as a class, were not pleased.

The largest upset in Reddit history occurred when u/161719 posted a critique of Israel and was removed from reddit. Investigation moved from Reddit selling out to the JIDF to eventually the problem settling to that of runaway moderation and the trust between mods and submitters broke.

In 2014 Pao became the CEO, and reddit lost its mind. Greenwald articles surfaced exposing "Internet Trolls May be Trained Government Agents According to Leaked Document". new lurkers stopped growing the ad revenue, commenters were the underclass, submitters were scared, and power moderators each modding hundreds of each other's subreddits and they were enshrined in their bubbles of hidden subreddits away from the peasantry. Long story short, lurkers shrunk for the first time, commenters were either shadowbanned or had their karma reset after having to make new accounts to avoid moderator tin gods and fled for Voat once available, and the moderators were gods hungry for tools to control their users further. By the time Pao was finished, or Reddit was finished using her as a scapegoat, Voat had its flock. Victoria Taylor was no longer at Reddit, prompting the upper class of users to emotionally use their moderation tools against submitter and commenter alike. However in Victoria a majority of commenters sympathized and Blackout 2015 resulted in promised of a greater iron grip of moderation becoming possible. Moderators changed the ability to speak out against shills and the commenters and moderators began openly complaining about the other. A post by u/sharkshank is submitted and shortly shadowbanned until the dust settles so that it never reaches anyone before getting above a certain age that sorts it differently. Drama ensued surrounding that a "vote brigade" is used for the reason for the shadow banning and after the drama settled the user had his account deleted.

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[–] Voopin__Voopin 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I havent even read this yet, but wanted to thank you for posting.

Are you the author? If so, good looking writeup, at least grammatically and aesthetically.

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[–] Novius 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thank you, I am the author or I would have linked it. I was taken by a fey mood and decided to research it from the bones of what I could recall.

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[–] scvoon 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I think OP wants evaluations of existing write-ups on the decline and fall of Reddit as opposed to what users' personal opinions (however valid) may be.

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[–] mentallydeficient 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

SJWs

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[–] dittohead 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Corporations live to appease SJWs though. It is an odd unholy alliance of those that hate capitalism and the corporatist. The corporations dont want to alienate potential customers so they listen to the loudest voices on who is offended. Non sjws are live and let live kind of people. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

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[–] corbinawhile 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And it's crazy because non-sjw's spend more money on products. Most SJW's are broke college kids.

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[–] 3907220? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Milo put out a pretty good piece of the reddit exodus. Google it

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[–] 3907154? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Wanted money.

Banned anything that could inhibit their ability to get money.

Started taking money for artificial popularity of articles.

Out of nowhere, several controversial subreddits are banned and every top post is Bernie Sanders campaign.

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