I know a lot of people are exultant about how the admins at Reddit appear to be screwing themselves over with their attitudes and behaviour to their userbase, and lots of people are crowing about the fact that a proportion of users are heading for the viable alternatives, but this isn't the days of Digg, the internet isn't the reserve of switched on, technically savvy nerds and geeks with a passion for their playground any more.
There are thousands, tens of thousands, probably hundreds of thousands of people who just don't know what all the fuss is about, haven't the slightest idea what SJWs are or want, give a shit what fatpersonhate was or even Victoria, bless her socks, because they use Reddit like a more widespread and anonymous version of Facebook.
I'd love Pao to get the boot, I'd love Reddit to get shafted and go the way of Digg while more open and reasonable sites like this prosper from the fallout, but while I do see Voat prospering from here on, I don't see the majority of Redditors being aware of the issues or for those who are, lots of them have their own agenda for following things as they are or are persuadedby the story spun by money and power, because people believe those sources, otherwise politicians wouldn't last a day.
I think the people I've always related to are going to make somewhere like this a good home, and I'm glad to be in and thankful for people like /u/Atko who have the strength of their convictions, but when I think about the Reddit mod saying that all this fuss is just GGers being racist or sexist against Pao, it makes me realise that the narrative they're spinning is still going strong and will persuade many who just don't have a stake in this game, they're along for the ride and happy to just watch the scenery go by.
I'd like people to prove me wrong, but the days when 100,000 people doing something online is not an overwhelming movement any more.