What the fuck, r/Games? by DR3DDL0CC in Games

[–]whoareyou 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

The /r/Games April Fool's meltdown was one of the most pathetic displays from a mod team I've seen yet, and given the general caliber of mods on reddit, that's quite the achievement.

Why are you here? What do you want this place to have that others don't? by Zombi in AskSaidIt

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

I came here when /r/FreeToGo got banned, not long after SanctionedSuicide was also banned, and TimeToGo got taken over by the usual types of awful people that end up as moderators on reddit - i.e. small-minded, condescending dictators that don't actually give a shit about the community they're moderating. Regardless, it's essentially dead since they quarantined it and it only survived a ban because it's a milquetoast shadow of what the original SS was. There's really no point to a commuity like that if you pretty much can't talk about the subject matter without a 90% chance your comment will be censored either because of the site-wide rules or the top mod's Victorian sensibilities on what people are allowed to say. I really hope people sign up for this site as it seems we'll be mostly free to have an uncensored SS here other than discussing the purchase of illegal drugs etc.

Other than that, the it's the general censorship and complete echo chamber reddit has become that's been covered already. Ever since FatPeopleHate was banned because because of imaginary "doxxing" the writing has been on the wall. Most of the anti-censorship subreddits, which are the only thing I have fun reading on Reddit anymore, are probably not going to last very much longer before an excuse is made to delete them. I'm guessing something about "brigading" or "harassing" the power users/admins they criticize. I agree with the top comment's general sentiments about Voat just being the same shit but in the opposite direction.

Another subreddit was banned yesterday. by Animelover999 in SanctionedSuicide

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

Again, the rationale is incomprehensible to me.

They leave your sub which openly discussed methods and illegal shit, albeit privately for months. We know they knew about it, and we also know that private subs still have to follow site-wide rules.

Then they suddenly ban FreeToGo with no warning, after it's been around for months, and also immediately ban the regrouping sub even though no suicide talk was even going on there. They give no indication of what we did wrong or what rules were actually being broken, just the vague "violent content" excuse.

The only one they leave is the worst one, TTG, but still effectively kill the sub through quarantining it, despite /r/suicidewatch having exactly the same "suicidal ideation" content AND FTG having exactly the same content except for the absurd rules of TTG that have nothing to do with the content policy.

Then they suddenly ban your sub now?

And they leave all those other subreddits pointed out in the other post alone that have open method discussion and open "encouragement". They are aware of suicidenotes, they have quarantined suicidenotes, yet it remains without active mods to this day and people are openly wishing each other peace in there with no repercussions. /r/suicidewatch seems to be allowed to get away with whatever they want, because they're a huge, old sub, have a mainstream mental health, hardline anti-suicide mentality, and I think a few of them are "power mods" that have control of in hundreds of communities. They have also parked a lot of the other /r/suicide___ subs so no one else can have control of them.

So those things don't present advertiser problems or liability problems... as long as they're not pro-choice?

What on earth is going on here?

Reddit has just banned /r/sjwhate by TheGreatRoh in censorship

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

This has to be the most tame subreddit ban yet. I wasn't a huge user of the sub but I read it pretty often. There was the occasional post that crossed the line into racism, but that was the worst I ever saw from there. The reasons for deletion are, once again, complete bullshit.