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[–] userexec [S] 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

The subreddit was mentioned in the posting on /r/outoftheloop

Today, we learned that Victoria was unexpectedly let go from her position with Reddt. We all had the rug ripped out from under us and feel betrayed. Before doing that, the admins really should have at least talked to us (and all the other subs that host AMAs, like /r/Books[1] , /r/Science[2] , /r/Music[3] , etc.) We had a number of AMAs scheduled for today that Victoria was supposed to help with, and they are all left absolutely high and dry...

Then a quote was shown in the thread earlier about IAmA going private, although I can't find a source for this yet. Looking.

mod of /r/science: "I personally feel like shutting /r/science down as well, that's how much of a bad taste this leaves."


[–] hbsandpiper 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Here it is, posted by u/nallen fully support this decision to shut down /r/IAmA, letting Victoria go is a slap. To back this up, I am the mod in /r/science that organizes all of the science AMAs, and I am going to have meaningful problems in the /r/Science AMAs, Victoria was the only line of communication with the admins. If someone wants to get analytics for an AMA the answer will be "Sorry, I can't help." Dropping this on all of us in the AMA sphere feels like an enormous slap to those of us who put in massive amounts of time to bring quality content to reddit. I personally feel like shutting /r/science down as well, that's how much of a bad taste this leaves.


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

Edit: The commenter I replied to was quoting an r/science mod. I've edited the below post to make it clear my comment is directed at the dishonest, anti-science moderators of r/science, who host disgraceful PR "AMAs", which is against their own rules, rather than the above commenter, who meant to simply quote the mods.

Your r/science's "AMA" with the Monsanto lobbyist was a fucking disgrace. They should be ashamed of supporting such blatant anti-science industry shilling.

I noticed that not a single question made it through the "pre-approval" process (LOL @ only allowing pre-approved questions in an "AMA") about the recently declassified documents which show Monsanto manufactured illegal chemical weapons.

And in fact, all the so-called questions were soft-balls made to paint Monsanto in a positive light, and the top three comments at least were all from frequent users or moderators of such "unbiased" subs as /r/GMOMyths

Hilarious watching the losers at r/science get a taste of your own medicine, then come whining about it here.


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

Her real name is Victoria Taylor /u/chooter

This is who they fired

Have a read her about her firing