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[–] Property_Is_Theft [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

>Both sites have a system where you can make and build a competing sub to counter ones you don't like for any reason. I support this as ownership encourages people to build things instead of just run them into the ground.

The problem with Reddit is that once SRS gains moderation authority of a sub, it's Game Over for that topic on Reddit.

Creating a competing sub usually doesn't work. For example, there have been multiple attempts to get around the censorship that takes place in /r/Politics by creating competing subs, but most people don't even know that those subs exist or that /r/Politics is heavily censored to eliminate political views outside of an extremely narrow range.

The only competing-sub success story that I know about is /r/ainbow.

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[–] Property_Is_Theft [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

A combination of "Mod's Sub, Mod's Rules" and subs occasionally being abandoned by their mods and reassigned to different mods as a result would result in a gradual, one-way increase in the number of subs controlled by SRS. Many of the subs that get taken over don't manage to recover by way of emigration to alternate subs. /r/Politics is the best example, but so are all of the popular left-wing subs. Even /r/Anarchism, which you would expect to be uncensored, is heavily censored, and alternatives such as /r/Anarchy and /r/AnarchistNews have not managed to draw away a significant number of subscribers.

The point is, sometimes the censors will succeed, and that's absolutely unacceptable.

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

>r/Athiesm or something like that worked, but I don't know the name.

That's a backwards case where the mods kicked out the head mod of /r/atheism because they didn't like the shithole meme-fest it had become. The old head mod got pissed and started /r/atheismrebooted so the meme lovers had a place to go. Worked out for the best in both places.

edit> I just checked - looks like they closed down /r/atheismrebooted and all went back to /r/atheism

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

r/Athiesm or something like that worked, but I don't know the name.

/r/atheismrebooted. It closed because the mod of it was grossly incompetent.

r/futurology started and thrived from the r/technology implosion awhile ago.

Also /r/tech