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[–]HopeThatHalps 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun -  (4 children)

The idea that reddit will in any way suffer by removing a few niche forums that served up subject matter that 97% of the population considers tasteless, is a complete fantasy. Don't get confused into thinking that just because a subreddit had enough clout to merit being banned, that this somehow made that subreddit necessary, or otherwise important.

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

    reddit did not bully you.

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

      Only on their platform. The rest of the internet is your oyster.

      [–]Nebor 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      This is a great breakdown of how things went downhill. At the source of all of it are people who feel empowered to restrict other people’s speech, and users who think that other people are responsible for how they feel, and support silencing them.

      [–]Themagicalmidget 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      Once they start banning porn (and they will) there will be a great fap exodus similar to Tumblr. That is when things will start to go truly downhill. They already started banning some prostitution porn subreddits. They will begin with the most controversial ones and move down to the vanilla.

      [–]Honklomancer 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

      Will Reddit die? Or will the sheep continue to graze in the poisoned pasture?

      [–]magnora7 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

      The latter. There will be migrations away from reddit, but probably no "death knell" like there was for digg.com, because reddit is so compartmentalized with the subreddit system. It'll go in waves as people reach their limit with whatever subreddits they care about. Reddit is going IPO in 2020 so they're all about keeping those user numbers up and keeping everything looking nice and "family friendly" for investors.

      [–]Snow 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

      It never looks family friendly.

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

      I mean "family friendly" in the sense of conforming to modern mainstream media standards, aka taking out the "undesirable elements", a group of things which grows larger and larger as they get closer to IPO

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

      This read like a Star Wars plot

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

      The admins are friends with the power mod cabal, so you need to blame the admins before wasting your time on the mods.

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

      The write up missed one. Autobanning for just for posting to a subreddit the admins don't like.