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[–]Tom_Bombadil 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (10 children)

In your estimation, what will be the outcome? Will they cave in?

[–]useless_aether[S] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (9 children)

hope not, but think so. thats the overall trend

[–]Tom_Bombadil 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

That was my gut reaction, but I didn't know if there were prior arrangements.. I'm surprised they had access in the first place.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

What is a power mod?

[–]useless_aether[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

i think its a mod of a big sub(s), and also a mod supported by the admins. so a mod with a lot of power, not sure if it implies power abuse too (?)

[–]Vigte 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

TIL Reddit is like playing Crusader Kings 2 or Game of Thrones...

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Someday, the American stazi will enjoy combing through all of this data. The thought police will have excellent records.

[–]useless_aether[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

i think this is the case since fbi and hoover. and they have total informational awareness, ai algos and big data now.

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

The NSA and CIA are doing it right now

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

:-0

Good point. They're probably watching right now...

Are they?

Are they going... to get me?!!!

JK ;-)

I'm not that concerned. I've decided to live as if I'm already free. Direct action if/when necessary. They know where to find me.

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

hahaha the worldnews mod got a proper walloping in the comments. i still find it strange that modern reddit lets pushshift ingest all reddit data.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

All of your base are belong to us! -Pushshift

[–]thajuggla 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

They would have to turn off a lot of API calls that other sites use to stop this. That's not happening.

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

We'll see if Reddit allows him to continue through their IPO. My understanding is Reddit claims to have copyright rights to everyone's content, so it seems like a lot to "give away". Also ceddit is exposing a lot of mods for political censorship which Reddit probably isn't too happy about.

On the flip side, maybe Reddit wants the data to be out there for bot writers and maybe us Intel.