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[–] Magnar 0 points 115 points (+115|-0) ago 

I have a feeling Voat is going to see another large wave of users join over the coming days... Brace yourself Atko, redditors are coming!

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[–] Amelia_Earnhardt_Jr 0 points 59 points (+59|-0) ago 

I don't know if he can pedal hard enough to keep those servers going. I have this image of him like Gilligan with a coconut radio and shit.

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[–] respawnatdawn 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

At least he'll never skip leg day. He'll probably look like this by Monday.

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[–] physicscat 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

He needs Gilfoyle!

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

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

@Rainy-Day-Dream, you may want to update your post with a link to this.

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[–] The_Yar 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

Just joined because of it. We should all go back to Digg, what?

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[–] Magnar 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I might just go to myspace...

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

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[–] Orbitrix 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Brace yourself, but try to make this place nice for the exiles. Post content you're passionate about in subverses you like... make sure there's plenty of stuff here to make people want to stay...

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[–] Wiiplay123 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Finally decided to get a Voat account. I love how you don't ask for an email, which used to be the biggest thing I didn't like about signing up for sites!

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[–] Tipman79 0 points 99 points (+99|-0) ago 

Prediction time. Within 24 hours every single one of the default subs is forcefully opened back up by the admins. Mods are removed. And both of these actions are stoutly denied by the admins.

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[–] polymorphist 0 points 44 points (+44|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I just had a thought that belongs under a tinfoil hat that has its own tinfoil hat. What if the admins have spent months coming up with replacement mods, and they fired Victoria so that the default mods would rebel, which would give the admins an excuse to replace them?

Edit: Illustration

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[–] Tipman79 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

I don't know if it's been a "months long" kinda thing. I think it probably went more along the lines of

"But if you do that, the defaults might start revolting"

"Fuck it, we'll just take them over"

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[–] RustySpitoonBouncer 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

The illustration really helps me visualize the concept.

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[–] mschenk 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

adminception!

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[–] GoyzllMensch 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I'm doubting this theory. It's a good one, but it seems to me that for the default subs they have the mods they want. The ones who will push whatever agenda they tell them to push. The admins don't want Reddit to be free, as they've made obvious with the massive amount of censorship there's been lately and the propaganda they see forced to the front page.

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[–] Amarok 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago  (edited ago)

How they handle this will decide the fate of reddit, really.

If they remove mods, expect most default mods to resign in protest as a fuck you, and expect all bots and 3rd party applications developed to assist in the moderation to be shut down and become unavailable. This will leave reddit in a state that is, quite literally, impossible to moderate. Spammers will have a field day, and there's no way reddit can replace the tools and the code fast enough to stop the damage.

They may triage new moderators in. The only ones who will stay and put up with that environment will be the worst kind of powertripping whores, the very last people you want as moderators. That will make their 'power-moderator problem' infinitely worse.

If, on the other hand, they respond with an intelligent statement and apologize for making a mess, find a Victoria replacement, and promise to work on the damn website to make it better, all will be fine. Even if they lie through their teeth when saying this (which is what many of us expect to happen).

This is a cluster of fucks most high indeed.

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[–] Ina_Pickle 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

It is also the most entertainment reddit has provided in years. I bet this is the same feeling the Greeks experienced when they sat back, drank cheap wine, and watched Rome burn.

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[–] jeblis 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

kn0thing has something to say[44] :

We don't talk about specific employees, but I do want you to know that I'm here to triage AMA requests in the interim.

I posted this on r/IamaMods[45] but I'm reposting here:

We get that losing Victoria has a significant impact on the way you manage your community. I'd really like to understand how we can help solve these problems, because I know r/IAMA[46] thrived before her and will thrive after.

We're prepared to help coordinate and schedule AMAs. I've got the inbound coming through my inbox right now and many of the people who come on to do AMAs are excited to do them without assistance (most recently, the noteworthy Channing Tatum AMA).

kn0thing is in full damage control mode[47] now:

We were prepared to handle today's (and upcoming AMAs) -- we'd setup AMA@reddit.com[48] and prepped a team, but unfortunately a couple of these subs have gone private.

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[–] Tipman79 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

It's possible that they try and say all the right things etc.. but what's not going to happen is an apology, or them admitting they've done anything wrong. They've proved that with their reaction to every controversy since FPH started. They just can't do it.

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

The only ones who will stay and put up with that environment will be the worst kind of powertripping whores

Pretty sure the worst sort of powertripping whores already mod the defaults, by and large.

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[–] Magnar 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I'm interested in seeing how the admins react!

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

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[–] Tipman79 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yeah, that's kinda where I see it going again. I mean, it's a little different this time with some of the biggest subs involved, but it's all going to come down to them deleting and denying.

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[–] Boukert 0 points 51 points (+51|-0) ago 

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Martin Niemöller

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[–] cwt 0 points 40 points (+40|-0) ago 

First they came for /r/jailbait, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a pedophile

Then they came for /r/TheFappening, and I did not speak out— Because I did not care about celebrity nudes

Then they came for /r/FatPeopleHate, and I did not speak out— Because I did not hate fat people

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

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[–] Apathy 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

They banned a lot more before thefappening. Remember "creepshots"? Bunch of people taking pictures in public of attractive people (perfectly legal) and some fat cunts lost their shit over it? Got banned real quick.

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

When I say that I LOL'd at your comment, I mean that I did so literally.

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

When I say that I LOL'd at your comment, I mean that I did so literally.

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[–] Fact_Checking_Alien 3 points 2 points (+5|-3) ago  (edited ago)

I always felt like this poem would've been considerably more impacting if it was longer, and began with something incredibly benign. Or something that the majority of us find reprehensible. That way, it would help realize the true point of it: That unless you protect everyone's freedoms to express themselves, and their legal equality, invariably nobody will have that freedom.

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

By far my favorite poem/quote. Always use this when people talk about banning FPH.

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[–] Magnar 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

/r/gaming is now private!

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

That is nuts. This popular subs are a huge part of Reddit's revenue stream; I wonder if they will enact executive power and make them public.

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[–] Brick2010 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Holy shit! I didn't expect that at all. I'm curious about why the subs not related to the AmA thing are going private?

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[–] Magnar 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Solidarity I assume.

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

Check the subreddit and there should be an explanation.

/r/AskReddit's message is: "As a statment on the treatment of moderators by Reddit administrators, as well as a lack of communication and proper moderation tools"

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[–] Magnar 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

/r/History is gone too! Shit is getting real!

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[–] Rainy-Day-Dream [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

keep em coming~

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

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[–] RustySpitoonBouncer 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

AskReddit is private now.

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[–] ColaEuphoria 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Wow... This is incredible. They really are collapsing.

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

Good

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

I was expecting it, but I thought it would take much longer than this. They must have been in stage IV and didn't realize the cancer had spread so far.

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[–] jeblis 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

"Maybe Victoria will file a sexual harassment suit, and this Pao thing will come full circle."

Seems to have been deleted, but awesome.

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[–] Rainy-Day-Dream [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

she's too classy to do that

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[–] Magnar 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago  (edited ago)

From /r/circlejerk

If you have any concerns, please contact circlejerk: berniesandersforpresident@reddit.com

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[–] Rainy-Day-Dream [S] 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago  (edited ago)

oh reddit, meta to the end

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

Typical tryhard "3edgy5me" material from r/circlejerk.

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