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[–]magnora7 12 insightful - 1 fun12 insightful - 0 fun13 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Yeah this is like 5 years ago when there was a video of a cop shooting a dog that went super-viral. People were PISSED. And then reddit started plugging up everywhere it could be posted, changed tons of subreddit rules to disallow it, and basically made it disappear. It was similar to what is happening now.

And a few anti-cop subs were closed down, and the only one left is the absolutely ridiculous and non-serious sounding /r/bad_cop_no_donut, which makes a mockery of the whole concept. Much like /r/conspiracy does of serious ideas of collusion between powerful people. It's by design, so people think they're having their say but they're relegated to having this ridiculous title to do so. I'm glad saidit allows us to break out of that.

And that was 2014. Now it's like 3 levels more blunt and ridiculous. There's basically no non-MSM perspectives on reddit anymore, even in the comments, unless you know where to look and how to sort. It's just obnoxious and I rarely learn anything from reddit anymore, which is the main reason why I use it.

[–]codywohlers 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

that's why that sub has such a stupid name

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Yup. There was one called something more neutral like "PoliceMisconduct" or something, but it got banned or shut down if I remember. They basically forced it to happen.

[–]Greedeater 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Yep, that was the neutral one. Far better than BCND, we used to cop brigades from em constantly. Never from PM though, solid lil sub that was.

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

Well on saidit we have /s/PoliceMisconduct so feel free to fill it up!

[–]d3rr 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (9 children)

Interesting... Watchpeopledie was already quarantined but now got banned. This is the first quarantine to ban that I've heard of. Maybe there's a need for Reddit alternatives after all!

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/15/18267645/reddit-watchpeopledie-ban-new-zealand-mosque-massacre-christchurch

[–]happysmash27 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

They banned it to stop the spread of a video.

Everyone else seems to too.

Why are they censoring the video? What is in it? Now I want to download the video, which I would never want to do normally.

[–]d3rr 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

The video is at least half of the crime, live streamed murder. I don't know why all standards and policy is being thrown out the window over this particular video though. On Reddit you can't even link to the guy's written manifesto.

[–]magnora7 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

On Reddit you can't even link to the guy's written manifesto.

That part is especially bizarre. It's like they only want people to read what they want them to read about this event. How dare people go source their own information directly! lol

Reddit's overreaction is doing them no favors in terms of their usership, but I guess the opinion of whoever is paying the bills matters more to them now. But apparently whoever is paying the bills does not realize that they are repeating the mistakes of digg.com

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

WPD co-creator here; while we got sweet FA from Admins - as is tradition - when the banhammer was swinging, I daresay it was due to the press picking up the fact we didn't remove said video. Coupla journo's on Twitter were losing their shit about it (latching on to MrPs sticky comment initially) it gained traction, then Admins scraped the video.

Naturally, our users started sharing the link in PMs instead, so the thread was locked. Didn't stop em, so Admins nuked us, r/Gore, et al. Even the Discussion sub which specifically disallows links of any kind that weren't to Reddit.com itself.

So, that's it in a nutshell and now I'm here haha

[–]useless_aether[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

ot, but your comment never hit my inbox!

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

What, saidit messed up?

[–]useless_aether[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

maybe a memory cell in the server ram died. rip.

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

Well fml but thanks for reporting it.

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

:-)

[–]HanakoIsBestGirl 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Wpd was the most compliant of the gorey subs out there. Mods always talked with the admins and listened.

[–]Greedeater 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Heh, we talked with em all right. Still, here we are eh?

[–]papiersackratte 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Maybe /r/ImGoingToHellForThis also gets banned. Mod already got banned temporarily as far I have heard: https://www.reddit.com/r/AgainstHateSubreddits/comments/b1jrz7/rimgoingtohellforthis_has_gone_private_after/

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

Nah, they locked their sub temporarily cos the username was losing their shit with memes and Admins were banning freely. Lucky they did, cos Reddit changed their ToS a few hours later that def would have got them nuked from orbit.

If MrP was on their team (can't remember offhand tbh) I know he copped a ban, so did Tejmar.

[–]10PoundPoop 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

And now I am here.