List of banned subreddits part 3 by Dankmemer420 in WatchRedditDie
[–]Dankmemer420[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
Hey! Nice seeing you again! I appreciated working with you on this list in the past and in L4L and r/MadeOfStraw! I have returned to Reddit but am not active like I used to be in wrongthink subs. The only ones I really go to now are PCM, the new L4L, JustUnsubbed, and Wordington.
[–]Dankmemer420[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
What’s it called so I can put it on the list.
[–]Dankmemer420[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
I would love to add a date of banning but that would be quite difficult.
List of quarantined subreddits
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List of banned subreddits part 1 by Dankmemer420 in WatchRedditDie
[–]Dankmemer420[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago* (0 children)
I believe no reason given was very common prior to 2017 and still somewhat common even into 2019 during the WPD ban wave. Now it’s usually only used for subs created by shadowbanned accounts and some of the weird porn and spam subs.
It seems that ban evasion is much less common. That used to be almost all of r/reclassified but now it’s unmoderated subs. I think it’s because a lot of the people who made those “ban evasion” subs gave up and left. The vast majority of subs banned are not these irrelevant tiny right wing subs banned for “evasion” but porn subs banned for being unmoderated. If Reddit gets rid of NSFW content that will totally change the ballgame.
[–]Dankmemer420[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
I believe that spez has said that over 90% of sub bans are due to being unmoderated, but usually those subs are so small that we don’t notice, which is why that list isn’t the biggest section. I believe the ban evasion one is but that’s due to the fact that those who have maintained these lists have often been involved in many banned subs themselves, there are about 20-30 of my own subs on here after all.
When I looked through ADS subs today to try and add more to the list, I found that the majority of the CP subs they reported weren’t banned for minor sexualization, but for being unmoderated or used for spam. This was pretty interesting to me.
The unmoderated and no reason given sections are the “random bins” of the list, and you’ll find literally everything that the other sections have to offer littered throughout them.
[–]Dankmemer420[S] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
Yeah the only left wing subs I can think of that they have banned for violence/hate are LWSE, CTH, MTC, the IRA subs, and their satellites. LWSE and the IRA subs were anarchist leaning and CTH and MTC were both tankie. Currently, subs such as TheDeprogram, GenZedong (although it is quarantined), and ShitLiberalsSay are allowed to be as disgusting and horrible as possible. Meanwhile, anything right of moderate conservatism is banned from the site. In my opinion, anything that doesn’t advocate for terrorism or violence in any way doesn’t deserve to be banned. This means that most of the political bans after 2017 are unjustified to me, there are some exceptions, such as DragBountyHunters, which was founded to “hunt down” drag queens in Texas after the law was passed, but those get fewer and farther between as the years pass. That sub might be the only political one where I feel like the ban was justified this year.
And people are taking notice, they’re sick of this shit and the site really might be going down in flames now.
That I’m unaware of. I don’t tend to keep track of that.
[–]Dankmemer420[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
Yeah honestly making this list is fun but constantly sifting through the same generic porn sun being banned for being unmoderated over and over is boring lol.
[–]Dankmemer420[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago* (0 children)
Yeah June-July 2020 at the height of the ban drama was quite the time. If you notice, violent content is followed by harassing content which is followed by promoting hate, and then violating the moderator code of conduct is below that. Those four sections along with ban evasion and to a much lesser extent, unmoderated and no reason given are what this sub is interested in.
What you find is that in the case of the first four:
Violent Content: Most of this stuff was either gore, animal abuse, or extreme alt right or racist/incel content, and most people aren’t opposed to seeing that go away. You do have some less extreme right subs, edgy memes, and WPD but it’s usually obviously quite objectionable. This was the dominant ban type from fall 2017 to summer 2019.
Harassing Content: Again, there are a lot of very far right subs, along with tons of racist and incel subs, but this time they usually were a lot more tame, although in the case of a lot of these, your average person might not think they deserve to be banned anymore. This was the dominant ban type from fall 2019 to early summer 2020. This was rolled out on a wide scale in September 2019 in one of the first massive Reddit ban waves.
Promoting Hate: Now this is where the water gets quite muddy, because while there are some subs that were quite horrible in the initial two ban waves in this group (i.e. ConsumeProduct, Chapo, T_D, all of the abuse porn subs, and TheHonkPill) most of what’s on that list really isn’t that terrible, and by this point, a lot of people were beginning to turn against the censorship. This was the dominant ban type from mid summer 2020 to early fall 2022.
Violating The Moderator Code Of Conduct: This section is rather small but every single one they’ve gotten for this but DragBountyHunters and Justice4Darrell was horseshit. They really didn’t deserve to be banned and usually were politically motivated bans for subs they didn’t like and couldn’t find an excuse to ban. And the community has taken notice because a lot of people seem to really not like that side of the admin drama. As the current dominant ban type for almost a year, it does have a rather small section, but iirc there hasn’t been a ban wave for this type like the other three, and most of the people involved in subs like the previous ones to be banned don’t use Reddit anymore because they’re sick of its shit.
As time has gone on, the range of acceptable ideology has gone from reasonable to totally unreasonable, and all Reddit is doing is helping with the current radicalization of society by doing this.
That’s been a lifesaver haha. Everything that got banned on the unmoderated list since mid May I found because that bot reposted it to r/reclassified. Were you the one that made it?
I guess haha. Mine went down pretty late when I wasn’t super involved anymore is the other thing.
He isn’t me, but I do remember him fondly. Somehow, his account is still up after all these years.
I was RIPDODGERSBANDWAGON and leapdaytestaccount20. I was active in this community in summer/fall 2020 and then in winter/spring 2021 more active in the Drama/LoveForLandlords community. The former account was banned for L4L trolling in March 2021, and the latter account for saying “fuck pitbulls” in March 2022 and I was IP banned after that but once I got a new phone I did return and have been fine since but inactive in anti-censorship or drama subs. The recent drama has intrigued me though, which is why I’m here.
I may come around more often but due to the lack of a pandemic I’m much more busy these days than I was then, but I do plan to use r/reclassified to continue to update my list!
[–]Dankmemer420[S] 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun - 5 months ago* (0 children)
I was also Dankmemer420 on Ruqqus. In early summer 2020 I was the guy who would make daily updates about the ban wave. At the time I was only 16 almost 17 and school was online which gave me lots of time to focus on this (admittedly way too much).
This list is the same list I had on Ruqqus. It’s carried over from Elvis Interstellar’s three year old list. The Ruqqus list had twelve parts due to the character limit, while this is very similar to the original which has two parts. It’s now in three parts due to how big the promoting hate, unmoderated, and ban evasion sections have grown.
[–]Dankmemer420[S] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago* (0 children)
In June 2020 I copied Elvis Interstellar’s list into my notes app and began to update it. This lasted until April 2021 when I stopped. Over the last two days I have attempted to fill the gap of two plus years. I have all of the last six months, most of the last year, plus all of the major subs and some of the minor subs from April 2021 to June 2022.
I actually did post my updated list on r/reclassified in July 2020 but the first half got caught in the spam filter due to all of the subs with slurs in the names. The account I did it on was also immediately shadowbanned and I haven’t wanted to go back there.
The other thing I did in my free time throughout summer 2020 was try to find more banned subs by playing with the search tool and searching old lists of wacky subreddits. This is how I was able to find so many of the weird porn subs in the unmoderated section and the NFL streaming subs in the spam section.
List of banned subreddits part 3
5 months ago * by Dankmemer420 to /s/WatchRedditDie from self.WatchRedditDie
List of banned subreddits part 2
List of banned subreddits part 1
The grip is tightening, prepare for the worst by Dankmemer420 in WatchRedditDie
[–]Dankmemer420[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (0 children)
Eh r/PewdiepieSubmissions is debatable
The grip is tightening, prepare for the worst
3 years ago by Dankmemer420 to /s/WatchRedditDie from self.WatchRedditDie
Calling all the mods
This is a warning to those still on Reddit, a new ban wave is likely on the horizon. Prepare to say goodbye to many of your favorite subs.
3 years ago * by Dankmemer420 to /s/WatchRedditDie from self.WatchRedditDie