I am not the OP, just reposting here.
Archive of the original post: https://archive.is/6HiMD
Link to the original post: https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/373rr2/this_week_i_was_banned_from_400_subreddits_in_a/
Last weekend I posted an article about a possible religious hate incident to /r/europe. An hour later I was banned from /r/europe, /r/HistoryPorn, /r/history, /r/bestof and /r/food by power mod davidreiss666. I was later banned by power mod agentlame from hundreds of subreddits even though I broke no rules in any of them. I asked both of them and the other mods what was going on and this was the response. I was issued global bans from the numerous subreddits that these mods control for having opinions that they personally disliked. They wrongly slandered me as a racist and banned me for saying things outside of the subreddits they mod that they didn't like and this is in keeping with their past tyrannical behavior. This isn't the first time we've seen this type of mod abuse for having opinions/views that mods don't personally agree with and being labeled a racist for holding them in an effort to eliminate dissent and/or open discussion. davidreiss666 has been purging and censoring opinions on reddit that don't align with his Leftist views for as long as he has had power here. He corruptly ran /r/politics before being thrown out and he mods Left wing subreddits like /r/postnationalist, /r/Green, /r/Liberal, /r/labor, and /r/neoprogs (New progressives). Here is his rap sheet as one of reddit's most dictatorial, biased, and corrupt mods.
In 2012, davidreiss666 was responsible for serious mod drama that led to a near-meltdown in /r/Canada. He was constantly removing posts, spamming the subreddit with Left wing posts with his secret alt account, and banning users who posted views that went against his Left wing positions. The entire subreddit turned on him and eventually managed to push him out of the mod team. He is so bad that he managed to have a reddit admin kick him out of /r/ideasfortheadmins because he was up to no good.
He has a history of the same type of behavior in /r/europe as well. The last screenshot is from voat.co and was posted by a user this week who noticed what davidreiss666 has been doing in /r/europe and how he is trying to control the subreddit just like he did with /r/Canada before he was thrown out of there. Here is a link to that post from voat.co for you to read.
It doesn't stop there. In what was probably his most blatant act of abuse and corruption, in 2013 he used his mod power to censor people exposing his shady moderation of and posting in /r/politics. He caused immense drama and got serious attention on the front page of reddit for trying to get rid of someone who got tons of upvotes for calling him out as a spammer and shill in /r/politics. /r/politics was removed as a default subreddit by the admins because of mods like davidreiss666 running it in a way that allowed him to create what has to be the biggest political echo chamber filled with Left wing bias on the entire internet.
Read the comments in this /r/SubredditDrama thread about this incident to really see what this guy is about.
His behavior hits close to home for those of us here at /r/conspiracy as well since he was the mod responsible for banning links from this subreddit to /r/bestof. He is lying when he says that the other /r/bestof mods "agreed" with the banning since it doesn't matter what any other mod thinks because he is the de facto top mod of the subreddit. The mods above him pay no attention to /r/bestof and are inactive.
He happens to be friends with and mods subreddits with agentlame. Both of them were in part responsible for the total meltdown of /r/technology in Summer 2014 that led to the admins temporarily having to remove its default status. Here is a good look at the way these two moderate together.
I posted this today because I have had enough of the wrong turns that reddit has been taking recently with its many biased, authoritarian, and terrible moderators. I felt the need to share this information with all of you just in case you weren't aware of how bad the problem has gotten on this site. Between mods like this and Ellen Pao forcing this site to become a "safe space" instead of a place for the most open and engaged discussion on the web, I felt the need to show those who don't know about two of reddit's most dictatorial mods just how perfect they are for the new reddit under Ellen Pao.
As for my bannings and the reasons given by these two mods, I reject their view that I am a racist and that I deserve to be banned from every subreddit that they moderate for this accusation. I make no apologies for and do not reject the view that I hold conservative and right of center opinions on certain issues. I reject the notion that the views I hold are inappropriate, that I have no right to participate in discussion in the many subreddits that these mods control due to my views, and I know that the censoring of myself and others for holding these views is the wrong way to run subreddits that are supposed to be places for open and varied discussion.
I'm not advocating for the right to spam racial and/or other hateful slurs in a subreddit. I'm not demanding the right to yell "FIRE!" in a crowded theater or subreddit either. I'm staunchly in favor of the right to hold opinions that cut against the grain and that challenge others to think and to address beliefs that may not be popular or widely-held. I actually believe that the reason why I was banned from hundreds of subreddits is because these two mods were angry that people were giving positive attention to the views that I hold since my views apparently do not align with their own.
If I have to choose between a safe space where my ideas aren't challenged or deemed worthy of sharing, where I have to walk on eggshells not to push the envelop too far, or where I have to think twice about every "controversial" view that I hold before posting then you can count me out. I like a reddit where we're all able to post freely without any sort of coercion from mods or admins that makes us alter or sanitize what we say and/or to scare us from saying anything at all that would be deemed inappropriate by biased, authoritarian neckbeards like davidreiss666 and agentlame. If you've read this far, I hope you're in favor of the latter reddit and not the former.