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Saidit home of r/WatchRedditDie. Reddit censorship related stuff is welcome here.
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"We're closing our sub. Farewell." - [x-post r/WatchRedditDie]
submitted 5 months ago by OnlineBackupArchive from old.reddit.com
[–]Insider 26 insightful - 4 fun26 insightful - 3 fun27 insightful - 3 fun27 insightful - 4 fun - 5 months ago (6 children)
CIA/NSA/DARPA usually insert their users into moderator positions and control speech from there. They have accounts in charge of multiple subreddits, then they ban accounts of real people fighting the system.
Multiple moderators of that sub have been suspended. List of moderators: https://old.reddit.com/r/WatchRedditDie/about/moderators
Moderators suspended from Reddit:
The moderator who closed the sub is an astroturf. He's a moderator of multiple psyop subreddits on the conservative side and only joined r/watchredditdie 4 months ago: https://old.reddit.com/user/Potens_Loqui
Look at another mod of r/watchredditdie, he moderates 243 subreddits: https://old.reddit.com/user/justcool393/
This one moderates 287 subs: https://old.reddit.com/user/cojoco/
394 subs: https://old.reddit.com/user/N8theGr8/
[–]NutterButterFlutter 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun - 5 months ago (3 children)
To be fair to u/justcool393, while he is technically a powermod, he's not of the same league as the cabal of N8s and Turtles. I've known of him for years by being in subs he's on.
JC393 is more like a silent partner, he squats to make sure subs don't get shut down as "unmoderated", and his only "ruling" is from the shadows as a coder. He's responsible for things like banning of 90.69% of r/drama users, or that time he broke a bot and ended up shutting down Reddit because of tying up all their resources.
WRD has needed to go for a while though. They've just been crippling themselves and users by adhering to the ever-increasing demands of Admins.
They should set up a redirect and call it quits. They tried some other site that no one ever heard of, and no one wanted to be a part of. Just point people here instead, and let this site grow.
[–]justcool393 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (1 child)
yeah essentially I just help keep the lights on
powermod drama and the cliques and stuff is really really stupid
[–]Vulptex 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Why do they still try to deny the existence of "defaultmods"? It's beyond obvious at this point, and admins have even mentioned it in public. They along with Bardfinn also admitted to plotting the Great Ban in secret for a few days. Bardfinn also thinks WRD, and specifically me, u/go1dfish, and u/SpezForgotSwartz, are Willis Carto followers, someone I'd never even heard of before, apparently along with all Jeffersonians. Another thing I keep seeing Bardfinn say is that you're transphobic if you don't like being trans. Like no shit, of course people don't like hating their bodies and spending large sums of money relying on big pharma and dubious political organizations for treatments that barely help.
[–]Vulptex 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Well for some reason they had the bright idea to move to a Discord server, and of course it ended up getting shut down and a bunch of people got banned just for being in it. Wow, who saw that coming.
N8theGr8 has no permissions. I invited him so he could see proof of the admin fuckery there. Once he saw we weren't kidding he changed his mind about us somewhat.
[–]zyxzevn 14 insightful - 3 fun14 insightful - 2 fun15 insightful - 2 fun15 insightful - 3 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
Mirror of post:
The r/WatchRedditDie moderator team regrets to inform our community that we have, in fact, watched Reddit die and, as such, will move into an archived mode. This company continues strongly with Chinese money and mystery investors, but it has systematically abandoned all its founding principles in search of a massive payday in the form of an IPO. Indeed, Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian have gone so far as to renege on their promise of listing Aaron Swartz among Reddit, Inc's founders. Such an egregious breach of contract - only performed once their agreed-upon co-founder no longer walked the earth - could only be carried out by immoral individuals acting in fundamental bad faith. In this way and so many others, Reddit is dead.
Reddit is a leader in nothing good and everything seedy. Big Tech has led society down a hole that any objective observer can say has made the Internet far, far worse. The discussions that were allowed in 2005 cannot be had except in the most extreme corners today. This has fostered some of the worst in humanity. Religious and anti-religious zealotry, politics with violence, glorification of disease-based deaths, glorification of homicides and suicides. Entire networks of the Internet are devoted to all of these things - and they're growing. With no pushback from broader minds, we suffer the consequences of Big Tech's offshoot echo chambers. Reddit has positioned itself as one of the biggest proponents of this sort of world. Had it done this from Day 1, no one would have ever heard of it. The presence of WatchRedditDie no longer serves a purpose. It began as a protest against Reddit, Inc's acquiescence to Germany's demands of censorship. It moved into becoming a space that solely moderated based upon the explicit rules of the content policy - nothing more. That invited racism and hateful posts/comments, but Reddit allowed it.
But as the content policy evolved, so did WRD. Yet that wasn't enough. Soon, Reddit staff began to make vague demands while refusing to answer specific questions. The goal was clear: either WRD would become systematically neutered or it would run afoul of some hidden rule. Worse yet, the sole citation for why these unique rules had been created was the history of WRD - that we moderated according to their own content policy without giving them further free labor was cause for punishment for the WRD community. All moderator efforts to shift with the sands of Reddit staff were met with obstinance and continued bad faith behavior, unfortunately.
Reddit is not a place for open discourse. It is not a place for good, reliable, or quality information. It is not organic and it is not genuine. The inauthenticity of its content is a reflection of its inauthentic leadership and staff. Everything it once stood for is as alive as its co-founder Aaron Swartz. If it ever makes money, it won't be due to some positive contribution to society or the Internet. It will be because its current CEO and 2 of its 3 founders - Huffman and Ohanian - are greedy. Rather than create something useful for more than bad memes and various governmental propaganda (with plenty of untamed CSAM mixed in), these bad-faith actors have foisted yet another Big Tech corporation onto the social and political landscape, and its only goal is to make money on Wall Street.
On behalf of our mod team, we have been constantly targeted by Admins, who have acted unprofessionally and in bad faith. We have been forced to enable hilariously strict restrictions for the users of this subreddit, and even then Admins kept finding more ways to give this subreddit stricter restrictions. We have noticed a lot of complaints about your messages being automatically filtered, and ironically enough, that's something that this subreddit was trying to fight against. If it wasn't for the Admins, we would have never set such filters for this subreddit. We were forced to keep these restrictions, as we were threatened with account suspension otherwise.
Admins' unprofessionalism is really glowing on this site. They are unresponsive and incompetent. As an example, one of the moderators in another subreddit got their moderator powers removed from the subreddit by Admins themselves because that said moderator didn't read the modmail he was given. The funny thing? That said moderator didn't even have modmail permissions to read Admins' messages. You don't need to be a moderator of a right-leaning subreddit to be aware of Admins' incompetence.
It has definitely been an interesting run with this subreddit and with its members. Unfortunately, we are permanently closing this subreddit and letting it be archived. Please join our Discord server at https://discord.gg/rgtDrzUpBq for further communication. For now, we are unsure for how long the Discord will be kept around.
The Internet is objectively worse than it has ever been and Reddit has helped make that so. Farewell, friends.
[–]filbs111 7 insightful - 6 fun7 insightful - 5 fun8 insightful - 5 fun8 insightful - 6 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
"Reddit is not a place for open discourse"...
"Please join our Discord server".
[–][deleted] 8 insightful - 3 fun8 insightful - 2 fun9 insightful - 2 fun9 insightful - 3 fun - 5 months ago (5 children)
The post seems super suss.
The Subreddit Drama one has many comments that typify why reddit sucks: https://old.reddit.com/r/SubredditDrama/comments/vd83tg/mods_of_wrd_close_up_shop/
They are virtue signaling hard.
[–][deleted] 6 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 4 fun - 5 months ago (4 children)
virtue signaling hard
virtue signaling hard
Appeals to hot liberal babes, and draws their attention away from the neckbeard.
[–][deleted] 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun - 5 months ago (3 children)
hot liberal babes
hot liberal babes
Are there any of those? I've seen the liberal protestors. That's coyote ugly. Ya know, when you wake up to someone so ugly but they're sleeping on top of your hand, and you want to chew it off to escape.
[–][deleted] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun - 5 months ago (2 children)
Nope - those are the MAGA babes
[–][deleted] 4 insightful - 5 fun4 insightful - 4 fun5 insightful - 4 fun5 insightful - 5 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
This is retarded. No MAGA signs or hats.
[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
There's only two women in there, but yeah, they're pretty hot.
[–][deleted] 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun - 5 months ago (1 child)
[–]monkeymagic 5 insightful - 4 fun5 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 4 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
i don’t care about reddit or it’s subs. i came to this platform to completely was my hands of the place. people such as yourself make that impossible. please piss off.
[–][deleted] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
Now create a sub, /r/WatchRWatchRedditDie
Or - after a few months anyone can return and ask to take over the sub
[–]Kuasocto 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
archive link just in case