This means that any subreddit is potentially a honeypot to collect all the wrongthinkers in one place to ban them all at once, because you can never know when AHS will decide that a certain subreddit and everyone in it is a wrongthinker:
This demonstrates why it's not enough for Reddit to shut down hate subreddits - the administration needs to take action to shut down / quarantine the accounts participating in hate sub as well.
It's not the first time Bardfinn has demanded the right to mass-ban not just subreddits but all their users as well. Here's a previous post where he demanded the right to mass-ban users without even having to inform them of being banned:
Can this be implemented / has this been implemented in such a fashion that we can arbitrarily add usernames without having to have a message in the inbox?
I would love to be able to receive a list of The Usual Suspects from people I trust, and drop the usernames into the /dev/null route list, if you get the idea, there.
"I would love to be able to receive a list of The Usual Suspects from people I trust", which is of course a reference to the League Trolls, AHS and Masstagger, since they are the ones maintaining and assembling these blacklists of wrongthinkers.
BTW, the responses he got on /r/Drama to the above post were a riot:
Here Bardfinn respond to /r/Drama explaining why he wants to be able to freely blacklist users at will:
Do your part to keep our community healthy by blowing everything out of proportion and making literally everything as dramatic as possible
If you could keep it in your fucking pants, that would be all well and good. But you dipshits keep insisting that other people — who have said "no" to your invitiations — dance with you anyways. And you do it without style, class, or any actual redeeming features. You're filled with self-loathing and empty of self-control. You are predictable, your behaviours are reducible to a very small script.
You want to know why I want there to be an API to drop you needy little tosspots into /r/oubliette and leave you there, and then hand out the subscriptions to the blacklist for free?
Because, in information science terms, you are noise. You are the idiot children who open packages and eat them in the store and leave the empties on shelves in the household chemicals. You are static. You are uninteresting. And — importantly — you lack the mental fortitude to think for yourselves, and allow an authoritarian to think for you, replacing the regurgitation of bile for the exercise of the soul.
And as Lucifer reigns over a frozen pit of ice and muck, locked away from the world, and as you have made him your role model, who am I to deny you your wishes?
https://www.reddit.com/r/Drama/comments/4dqpx8/in_response_to_the_new_blocking_features/d1u0pxa/ (Note also how Bardfinn admits he uses the API to data-mine and politically profile redditors) BU: http://archive.is/qBqV2
Note the Biblical doom-preaching language here about how his enemies are all Satan-worshippers who deserve to be thrown into a deep dark dungeon. Uh-huh. Ironically, this witch-burner now claims himself a witch so he can censor witches on /r/witchcraft.