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[–] PasswordIsTaco 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

I don't think Reddit will die the way Digg did. I think it'll go with what it has been for a while now: a slow trickle with occasional big chunks. This has probably been the biggest chunk (assuming people stay away from reddit and stay on voat/other sites), but there have been other migration 'chunks' as reddit has done/announced things in the past. There's entirely the possibility that most of the people will leave for the next day or two out of rage, but settle down and go back too. I hope that's not the case. I'd really like reddit to really see the consequences of their actions, but they have become such a default go-to for so many people, they might survive this fine. Habits are hard to break, especially if there's nothing else out there. There's nothing out there that has reddit's variety and numbers (yet).

As a side note, I get that this is technology, somewhat.. I just hope every sub doesn't turn into a constant barrage of reddit news ;)

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[–] vornth 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

This is exactly my problem with leaving it. There are communities within Reddit that one just cannot find elsewhere. Sometimes these communities are the largest of their kind in regards to users and amount of content. It's very hard to replace that.

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

And then you have /r/leagueoflegends.

I'd be so stoked for a subverse here that wasn't the same pile of shit on Reddit.

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

Voat can't continue to grow if its users remain connected to reddit, though. In my opinion it would've been irresponsible for me not to have deleted my reddit account and would have implicitly supported Pao and her cronies.

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[–] yxqls431 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I think just the name recognition alone will keep people going to reddit for a while, and the problems reddit is currently facing aren't really affecting a lot of these smaller, unique communities that have found their place on reddit, at least thus far.

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[–] kingpool ago 

Yes, I can't live without ecr_eu, nothing else.

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

I think another reason Reddit will not die overnight is that it still looks and behaves exactly the same for tons of users. Digg totally changed the way every user interacted with the site and how their content was presented. That made it really easy to abandon ship immediately. Even if you wanted to go back to Digg, you really couldn't. And even if you stayed at Digg, you had to move on to something new anyway.

Reddit is just becoming less transparent, while manipulating or controlling presented content in way now that goes against what a lot of users thought was a core value of the site. But if you go to Reddit right now, it still looks the same. There is so much of the site that is still unaffected by the new direction. If you only went to /r/toolband, for example, you would not give a shit about what is going on right now because you wouldn't even notice it. Digg made it impossible to ignore the change. With Reddit, all the change is out of sight for a large majority, making it easy to ignore or forget. So people will still end up going to Reddit, and Reddit will not be Digg 2. But I do think people will leave in small batches, as individual incidents push them over the shit-line. I am phasing it out quickly, but I know will end up checking in on certain subs until the communities migrate somewhere else (Hopefully to Voat). This was like the day Reddit got diagnosed with a terminal illness, not the day it died.

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

I think it's likely that the very public parts of Reddit will survive as a SJW bastion. With the (traditional) media being what it is, "The voice of the Internet" will now be able to present a very one-sided, unanimous voice... funded by gilding comment after comment in a giant SJW echo chamber.

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

Agreed. Reddits death will be long. The admins/mods will increase the cancer bit by bit, shadow ban by shadow ban,and people will just stop going to that site eventually.

Hell, there probably won't even be a mass exodus--just some people go to tumblr, some to voat etc...