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[–] RedditDead2005-2015 0 points 71 points (+71|-0) ago 

Why isn't this at the top of MeanwhileOnReddit? I'm just commenting so I can refer to it later, but someone is pissed off and just threw a grenade in the Reddit high command's offices. :) And he isn't just some disgruntled former employee. But my hate is still on Pao because of the censorship thing which I am positive she was responsible for.


[–] Sydviciouz 0 points 107 points (+107|-0) ago 

My hate is on almost everyone one at Reddit HQ besides for Yishan.

Alexis Ohanian, u/kn0thing , is just as big of an SJW asshat than Pao. Same with Hoffman, u/spez. And Ohanian thinks he's some god now, since he co-founded this site. He thinks he's the next Zuckerburg, which is fucking hilarious since he fucked up so badly that his website will be a wasteland in a year.

They all make me sick. I'm so done with that their dicky dictating dickness.


[–] bongosilly 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

That's triple dickness.


[–] RabidRaccoon 1 points 17 points (+18|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Well Yishan did famously call out an employee he'd sacked in the sacked person's AMA which most people pointed out was a bad idea if you're a CEO. And then he quit fairly soon after - I like to think he worked out that being CEO of reddit was not very good for his mental health.

All the mods and admins seem to be unhappy, power tripping assholes (e.g. krispycrackers banning someone by mistake and then saying she did it because she was forced to move to SF without her husband), all the users seem to be far too ready to join a witch hunt too (e.g. for the Boston Bomber). If you remember the original justification for the 'safe space' policy was that most redditors would not recommend the site to a friend because of the toxic culture. And anyone who has used reddit knows exactly what they're talking about.

So it's not like changing CEOs is going to make the place usable.

If they ease up on the censorship the witch hunting, doxxing, swatting etc will get worse for users who will leave, unless they're the ones doing it. Also people will start outrageously offensive subreddits, the media will find out about them and banning them will cause drama just like banning FPH did.

If they increase the censorship the admins will be witch hunted, doxxed etc. And loads of people will get banned by accident and will leave.

Stick a fork in it, reddit is done - it'll go the way of Digg.


[–] whynotanon1 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

They had 10 years to build the site into something more and they failed. They moved so slow, the site is hardly better at all since it's inception. Look at facebook, it sucks, and fewer and fewer people are active on the site, and they are failing to reach international markets (both China and Korea have much more successful alternatives), but you can use your facebook account to log into almost any site on the web. This gives facebook a giant data mine to excavate, and data is money, and it enables them to be the login keys for online accounts (in the US). A very powerful position.

edited for clarity


[–] RedditDead2005-2015 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

That weasel sold out to Conde Nast in 2006, long before Reddit became successful. Co-founder is about the only title he can rightfully say is his. Chairman? Just a figurehead that fucked things up when he started touching Reddit again.


[–] gringo 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

Well, I gave my upvoat. I think this is much more important than all of this Chairman Pao hate going on. So /r/conspiracy (etc.) was right all along, that she was just a scapegoat for the real chairman. However, it's strange that /r/conspiracy hasn't picked up on Yishan's comments yet... probably some censoring going on. At least /r/blackout2015 is focussing on it.


[–] go1dfish 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

My former colleagues at /r/conspiracy have really been a letdown in the redditrevolt TBH.

I keep trying to tell them to take their balls out of their purse and do something.


[–] 913366? 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Man, this is some Maury-level trashy shit slinging in an extremely public place and at a very vulnerable time for Reddit. I'm relishing it because I'm a plebeian who has come to hate what Reddit's become, but Yishan should be more concerned career and reputation before airing such dirty laundry.

I get that he wanted Ellen to succeed, but deriding kn0thing on Reddit isn't the way to promote his pro-Ellen narrative - talking directly to the tech media is. They're hungry for some pro-Ellen, anti-naysayers spin as it is and they've been running with the stupid sexism angle, when really Reddit's leadership is just incompetent all around.

The NYT writer who covered the founding of Twitter should start his next book on the fall of Reddit.


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

Everything about this is being handled so unprofessionally and immaturely. I can't believe these people are in charge of anything.


[–] go1dfish 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Yishan is and will forever be my favorite non-developer admin.

Even though he made one of the worst decisions in reddit history (on-site rule)


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

I have the feelz that yishan was forced out and is enjoying his popcorn right now :)


[–] r0x_mah_s0x 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I read somewhere that it wasn't Yishan that made the rule that everyone must work on the job site, but that it came from Sam Altman.


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

He seems like he takes no shit from anyone