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

I am Shitlord kin and I feel neglected...

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

Pretty much. From what I have seen trolling has gone from people who are intentionally trying to start fights and anger people to anyone person disagrees with. Its sad that in today's world no one can just disagree. I guess its a part of the hypocrisy or modern "diversity" since people want "diversity" that is all the same...

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

We need diverse conformance! Triggered!

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

She is right, it's just that she is amongst the Trolls.

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

pretty much... I love that we don't all agree or we don't deal with each other with kid gloves.

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[–] NattyL1ght 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

The more I am able to read directly from Pao's perspective, the more I understand her reasoning and actions.

The problem is, I completely disagree with her viewpoint, and the resulting actions. I am very glad the whole thing blew up the way it did, so that this type of mentality (at the very top of the chain) was exposed to us.

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[–] sniper98g 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This statement tells you everything you need to know about the way she thinks.

A large portion of the Internet audience enjoys edgy content and the behavior of the more extreme users; it wants to see the bad with the good, so it becomes harder to get rid of the ugly. But to attract more mainstream audiences and bring in the big-budget advertisers, you must hide or remove the ugly.

'Yes, I know most of Reddit's users want to see both the bad and the good of the internet, but fuck them, I want to make money." Is it really any surprise that people started to leave when the leadership says they don't care what their current users want?

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

The goal is to make reddit a "safe place" for corporate advertisers. There needs to be a return on inventment on last year 50 million dollar venture capital investment. What the advertising bean counters don't understand is that without users there is nobody to advertise to.

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

Oh i agree. I understand what she was trying to do. The issue is the massive amount of lies and bullshit trying to convince people that wasn't their intention etc. It's a business, they want to clean the place up so they can make $$$$$$$$ on advertising. I mean fuck, google wikileaks and antique jetpack if you don't believe it.

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[–] Patstrick 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

I have just endured one of the largest trolling attacks in history.

I'd say tricking many iPhone users into microwaving their smartphones was a bigger "trolling attack" than you disagreeing with a chunk of the website you CEO for.

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

Wait... what? How did I miss this hilarity?

Edit: HA!

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[–] 123_456 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This is the best type of prank. You tell someone so fucking ridiculous and obvious, but they do it anyway.

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

I personally like the "tie a plastic bag over your head for nature" one. Too bad it didn't take off

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

omg that was so good... system 32 was also a good one.

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[–] 123_456 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The system 32 one was stupid. It's not something glaringly obvious to the general public. A prank is made to make the average person look foolish over something that should've been obvious. That's what makes it funny. Because you do the prank, and you go, "How could you fall for something so obvious?"

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

"If the coddling keeps up, eventually you won't be able to do anything but agree with someone for fear of being labeled a bully or harasser."

I have to agree...

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[–] 123_456 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I remember that I once asked a question about someone's situation on /r/offmychest and got banned. You can't ask questions there. It's fucking retarded moderating.

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

And if you want to see this effect turned up to 11, start reading The Fire (The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education)

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

Quote...

In the battle for the Internet, the power of humanity to overcome hate gives me hope. I’m rooting for the humans over the trolls. I know we can win.

...unquote.

Um, the trolls are the humans. The non-trolls are the humans too. She wants people to have free expression, but only the free expression of what she and her cohorts think that they should be expressing.

That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works.

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

Yeah, but if she considers trolls "non-humans" then she can hate them and not (in her mind, anyway) contradict herself.

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

Good riddance to bad leadership. I follow the goat.

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

The battle for the internet

Melodramatic much?

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

Here's the thing I've noticed when people cite data and statistics, when it's in support of their message they use numbers, because numbers outside of context sound substantial, when they don't support their point they use percents, because numbers inside of context sound inconsequential.

For example, when people are against her they are 0.01% of the population, but when they are writing in support of her they are "thousands" of people. Read it again and they are basically the same numbers of people on both sides. You could flip that around and say the exact same but opposite: Many thousands of people signed a petition against her because she was a terrible CEO, and only 0.01% of the site was in support of her.

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[–] 123_456 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This is a good observation. I will save your comment. I have a book idea that I might write, which is about political tricks, and how the public is fooled.

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

And hopefully, you're including this from Hermann Goering.

The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.

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