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

"When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." Having commenced shadowbanning, I don't think they know how to stop.

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

It's a terrible way to do it. Have the guts to stand up and tell a user why you're banning them.

Fifteen years ago I used to work in the video game industry, and I got stuck doing "community management" for a while. We had our share of bad users, and toxic members of the community, but we never would have just banned them like Reddit has taken to doing. It's vile, obscene, and eventually it's going to bite them in the ass.

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

It's easier to do it and move on with the attitude "there will be more users, this is Reddit". It would take a considerable push from the top and some sort of mediation to change the culture there. I doubt that'll happen any time soon.