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[–] damnbiker 5 points 16 points (+21|-5) ago  (edited ago)

How does one report something like that to Paypal? I mean, Reddit is already pretty much dead. Why don't we just report all the NSFW subreddits to Paypal and watch their user based funding slow down even more?

Think about it: There's a lot of user generated NSFW content and no verification of the age of the submitter or the viewer. r/gonewild r/NSFW are two that I can think of, off the top of my head. Anyone else have a list?

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[–] ynnadanny 0 points 65 points (+65|-0) ago 

Reddit is already pretty much dead.

Reddit is nowhere near dead. Do you seriously believe that?

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

Lol, this. Much as I wish, Reddit is thriving.

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

Reddit is dead inside.

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[–] Crimson88 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Maybe he meant stale? I don't know if I'm being paranoid but the frontpage seems altered in someway everything is safe and nice and upvotes seems to be higher than usual after The Fattening.

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[–] KiTA 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

Just as a reminder:

  • Reddit uses Paypal for their "Gold" accounts.
  • Reddit hosts r/CuteFemaleCorpses, r/BurningKids, and r/sexyabortions (NSFW, hell, Not Safe For Life)
  • Paypal might not know about that.
  • Paypal's support email is service@paypal.com

Just sayin. Good for the goose, good for the gander.

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

The reason why targeting PayPal is so harmful for Voat and not for Reddit is because the owner of Voat is less willing to compromise on censoring or removing controversial and legal-grey-area content, which has harmed Reddit's growth and perception in the media in the past.

Ironically, flagging up offensive subreddits to PayPal will give the admins the excuse to actually get off their asses and nuke them from orbit and may actually improve their image in the media and draw in more users. A lot of people questioned the choices of subreddits that the admins have removed in the past but nobody's going to question their removal.

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

The actions PayPal took were from a "Brand Protection" perspective. The payment networks (visa, MC) don't act as moral arbiters - but their Brand Protection rules do act on illegal transactions entering the payment system. Therefore corpses and abortions do not fall under brand protection (they are moral issues), but illegal transaction do - such as illegal adult content (rape, child porn), drugs, gambling, counterfeit goods (fake Prada purses, pirated movies) and drugs for instance. So you identify that type of illegal content, report it to the card networks (they have mailboxes to report illegal activity) and then you are actually going somewhere.

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

Haha that is a cool way to fight back. But if the higher ups from Reddit and the higher ups from Paypal are golfing buddies (which could also be the case) then you would never get anywhere.

From what I've heard about Paypal, the best solution is actually just to find an alternative to it.

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[–] well_golly 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago  (edited ago)

"Golfing buddies" - Is that what the hip kids call it these days?

That's a nice way to indirectly ask: "Has Ellen Pao slept with some of the executives at PayPal while she was sleeping her way to the top at various companies?"

You know, she's got a history of that sort of thing. <truestory.jpg> But to answer your implied question: I'm not sure if she's banging anyone at PayPal ... but she's probably keeping all her options on the table.

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

True, but why can't we do both?

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

The worst ones which came across r/all were /r/realgirls and /r/legalteens. Many questionable aged girls.

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

So, the gone wild and real girls ones, we have no way of knowing if they know of, and approve of, their pictures being posted. You might be able to make the argument for gonewild; but the realgirls subreddit, how do we know it's not all revenge porn?