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

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[–] Loomy 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

Of course they are, it aligns with their agenda so they don't care. Same reason SRS is allow to brigade.

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

Same reason SRS is allow to brigade.

And same reason that reddit is going to eventually fail.

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

The admins only care about pageviews.

Subs that have a lot of pageviews can do anything they want, those of use with small subs get fucked.

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

When Totalbiscuit's post about the Quinnspiracy got nuked, the first thing I wondered was how many other threads were quietly killed before the general population noticed.

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

I wonder how many people did not know they got shadowbanned before Gamergate.

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[–] ExcraMernaise1488 3 points 12 points (+15|-3) ago 

They're not wrong in principle. Popularity doesn't matter as much as quality discussion. Looking at stuff like when ratheism got rid of easy front page memes, it's obvious the people want funny stupid pictures to post on facebook the majority of the time over actual articles they have to read, and over time just letting the votes decide can lead to a garbage sub.

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[–] Danbear 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

But that is how you do it. You make rules and enforce them, you don't arbetrarily delete shit you don't like.

If its stated up front "we don't allow XYZ..." then its cool and fine. There are rules, this isn't 'Nam. But most of them don't do that, they allow it one moment and delete it the next sometimes for the same damned repost. I've even seen cases in the past where a mod will delete a post then repost it themselves on an Alt for the Karma. (was documented a few years back, no link sorry)

That's the issue I have.

If the sub is getting shitty then you need to change the rules or make a new sub. I've seen subs change their rules for better and worse, IMO the larger "master subs" should have less rules while the more specific niche subs should have more rules. Like r/atheism should have almost no posting limitations, while r/debatereligion should have much more strict posting rules (to match its niche and intention).

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

The big killer of Reddit is that it has gotten popular. Half of its content is viral advertising. It seems that when these "community" run sites grow as large and popular as Reddit has there will always be those that ruin it.

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

I think that it was more that it was taken over by the mods and admin, like in this post. If you look at the "light touch" subreddits (like /r/conspiracy) they are still doing fine.

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

I just don't believe this, it has to be photoshopped.

Every Reddit mod is hand-picked, thoroughly background-checked and trained extensively before they can moderate but one mere byte of Reddit.

They gather every year to be cleansed of their sins in The Great Sea of Karma, a place often said to be akin to living in a permanent orgasm. They swim with the cats, which can talk, and the Narwhals, and debate the finer points of mod philosophy amongst themselves, always are the subjects of 'honour' and 'integrity' present, the very foundations of being a Reddit Moderator.

All are qualified in matters of jurisprudence, some have even rejected promising careers in the Supreme Court to oversee our mere mortal subreddits, and some have even been kind and attentive to my own mother.

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

You forgot to add "kappa" to the end of your post.

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

Eh?

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

A laugh in every paragraph.

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

It's really shocking how far this kind of corruption can reach in what is supposed to be a professional website. The amount of apathy that the admins and developers are showing to this kind of thing will be the death of reddit, just like with what happened to digg.

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

nothing will change overall because they censor it. this picture should be on the front of /r/all but its nowhere to be seen.

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[–] Notsquaregarden 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

Reddit isn't dying. Where do you get that from?

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[–] jackielegz8689 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

It isn't dying in a sense of the amount of people use it but in the sense of honesty and justice sense it already is dead.

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

I joined Reddit 3 years ago, and I don't think it's any different now than it was back then. Even back then it was mostly progressives and SJW types circlejerking, getting high off mod powers, and churning out viral marketing.

I think the only difference now is that people are more aware of it and have forced certain things out into the open.

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