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Reddit goes on a "banwave".....

Post by Strelnikov » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:26 pm

.....Chucks out more than 2,000 forums ("subreddits") in an hour. The big ones were r/chapotraphouse and r/The_Donald (which is bizarre because they left Reddit beginning last winter and built a reddit clone* at a site with a .win domain, which is meant for gambling and sports sites.) Here is a list from the Reclassified subreddit:

r/NationalistSocialist is now banned

r/EpicCoolStyleLads is now banned

r/lDropTheG is now banned

r/smuggies is now banned

r/ConsumeProduct is now banned

r/DebateAltRight is now banned

r/The3rdPosition is now banned

r/BruhFunny is now banned

r/McSpencer is now banned

r/DiversityNews is now banned

r/charlsworld is now banned

r/ClericalFascism is now banned

r/WhitePillCafe is now banned

r/ShitNeoconsSay is now banned

r/blackteenagersraw is now banned

r/CampusConservative is now banned

r/TelegramArt is now banned

r/BSS_IRL is now banned

r/basedyesguy is now banned

r/FrgileLiberalRedditor is now banned

r/HateSymbols is now banned

r/HBD is now banned

r/WhichWayWesternMan is now banned

r/shoepolishpete is now banned

r/shabbosgoys is now banned

r/wi**er is now banned

r/WeWuzKangz is now banned

r/FrenRequests is now banned

r/overwhelminglywhite is now banned

r/Groyper_Movement is now banned

r/HateCrimeHoaxes is now banned

r/Goosler is now banned

r/Antisimp is now banned

r/rightwingcomics is now banned

r/Nationalism is now banned

r/TheNewRight is now banned

r/hedgewikDELUXE is now banned

r/blueclues is now banned

r/The_Donald is now banned

r/darkhumorandmemes is now banned

r/TheHonkPill is now banned

r/whitebeauty is now banned

r/AltUnitedKingdom is now banned

r/200Acres is now banned

r/pissearth is now banned

r/fascism_forever is now banned

r/whitebeautyart is now banned

r/rightwinglgbt is now banned

r/BalkanPeopleInternet is now banned

r/GenderCritical is now banned

r/nigsbeingwholesome100 is now banned

/r/imgoingtohellforthis2 is now banned

r/AltRightChristian is now banned

r/topnotchshitposting is now banned

r/WhiteRightsUK is now banned

r/WhiteRightsScience is now banned

r/NGTOW is now banned

r/CaucasianFellas is now banned

r/GroypNation is now banned

r/AntiPOZi is now banned

r/ReallyWoodenDoors is now banned

r/holocaustrevision is now banned

r/GoldenDawn is now banned

r/polfacts is now banned

r/againstdiversity is now banned

r/blackcrimestatistics is now banned

r/alternative_right is now banned

r/WhiteNationalism is now banned

r/holocaustfake is now banned

r/whitewomanblackmanad is now banned

r/transrace is now banned

r/holocaustfacts is now banned

r/thaddeusmccarroll is now banned

r/Holodomor is now banned

r/wojak is now banned

/r/Traditionalist is now banned

r/TrollGC is now banned

r/classic4chan is now banned

r/gender_critical is now banned

r/s***oys is now banned

r/bigchungus is now banned

r/farrightwinglgbt is now banned

/r/neoegalism is now banned

/r/thulereanperspective is now banned

r/the_cabal is now banned

r/OpieAndAnthony is now banned

r/VoxDay is now banned

/r/BanBigMouth is now banned

/r/**ard is now banned

/r/ExposeCulturalMarxism is now banned

/r/LordKek is now banned

/r/RedPilledMuslims is now banned

/r/The_Graypill is now banned

r/CCJ2 is now banned

r/WumaoPatrol is now banned



Chapo subreddits



r/ChapoTrapHouse is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse2 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse2_2 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse2_2_2 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse2_2_2_2 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse3 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse4 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse5 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse6 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse7 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse8 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse9 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse10 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse11 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse12 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse13 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse14 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse15 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse16 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse17 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse18 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse19 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse20 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse21 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse22 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse23 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse24 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse25 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse26 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse27 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse28 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse29 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse30 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse31 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse32 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse33 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse34 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse35 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse36 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse37 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse38 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse39 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse40 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse41 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse42 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse43 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse44 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse45 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse46 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse47 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse48 is now banned

r/ChapoTrapHouse49 is now banned

As you can see most of them are racist, some of them are memes considered racist - r/cumtown was a fansite for the Nick Mullen-Stavros Halkias-Adam Friedland comedy/politics podcast. All the Chapo Trap House subreddits are quasi-fansites of the podcast of the same name. I thought the ban would not happen....but it did.....and it will probably kill Reddit in the long run, much like how Tumblr is dying off from the porn image ban.

* www.thedonald.win - They didn't want to change moderators (they have 35) because it was/is a mafia, so they set up the site in November of last year and all their users exited, leaving behind 400-500 'bots and sockpuppet accounts.
Still "Globally Banned" on Wikipedia for the high crime of journalism.

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Re: Reddit goes on a "banwave".....

Post by CMAwatch » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:58 pm

Criticism of Reddit on EverybodyWiki (appears to be operated by sane people).
#BbbGate
Weaponizing WP:G5
Oops! Didn't think we'd see? It's right there on WikipediaSucks.co!
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[Wikipedia is] a stupid video game, and the "encyclopedia" is an accidental byproduct.

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Re: Reddit goes on a "banwave".....

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:24 pm

I might point out something: Steve Huffman presented a list of the banned subreddits.....but censored the hell out of it. Why? No one knows, although some of the names were offensive, it seems really unnecessary.

https://www.redditstatic.com/banned-sub ... e-2020.txt

r/redditcritiques thread for more links:
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... date_of_a/

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Re: Reddit goes on a "banwave".....

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:59 am

Have some Reddit censorship at its "finest":
https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/ ... ng_my_hoa/

I would have missed this if it had not been posted on a Facebook group. He posted the original text that the Reddit mod obliterated. There ARE corrupt HOAs in the US, near me in Lake County is a gated community with a notoriously incompetent/sleazy HOA board. I could all-too-easily see this happening in real life.
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Re: Reddit goes on a "banwave".....

Post by Abd » Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:24 pm

The Reddit system actually works. Any Redditor with enough karma (not much) can start a subreddit, and they are automatically senior mod. They may appoint and remove subordinate mods. The mods own a subreddit, i.e. the name, not the topic. So, don't like how they manage the sub? -- any redditor can start their own. As well, any redditor can read a funky subreddit and reply to posts or comments either privately or in their own sub, with notice by PM to those who might be interested. If banned from a sub, creating another account to evade it can lead to a site ban, but that is pretty stupid, given the available alternatives.

Reddit also has a process for a user to take over an abandoned sub. One user here has requested such, but did not follow the explicit instructions, it is beyond me why. Details matter.

So a mod can be a total ass, and it only affects their sub. Reddit admin simply does not get involved, unless overall site policy is violated; I see nothing against policy in that post, but wonder why it was posted to AmITheAsshole. Why not r/HOA or r/fuckHOA (or cross-post to both)?














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Re: Reddit goes on a "banwave".....

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:29 am

First you said:
Abd wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:24 pm
The Reddit system actually works.
Then you said:
Reddit also has a process for a user to take over an abandoned sub. One user here has requested such, but did not follow the explicit instructions, it is beyond me why. Details matter.
So a mod can be a total ass, and it only affects their sub. Reddit admin simply does not get involved, unless overall site policy is violated; I see nothing against policy in that post, but wonder why it was posted to AmITheAsshole. Why not r/HOA or r/fuckHOA (or cross-post to both)?
So, the system "actually works"--until it doesn't. I will give you this, the damage wrought by a crazy moderator is inherently limited. They learned a lot from Violentacrez (but will never admit it).

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Re: Reddit goes on a "banwave".....

Post by Strelnikov » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:36 pm

Abd wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:24 pm
The Reddit system actually works. Any Redditor with enough karma (not much) can start a subreddit, and they are automatically senior mod. They may appoint and remove subordinate mods. The mods own a subreddit, i.e. the name, not the topic. So, don't like how they manage the sub? -- any redditor can start their own. As well, any redditor can read a funky subreddit and reply to posts or comments either privately or in their own sub, with notice by PM to those who might be interested. If banned from a sub, creating another account to evade it can lead to a site ban, but that is pretty stupid, given the available alternatives.

Reddit also has a process for a user to take over an abandoned sub. One user here has requested such, but did not follow the explicit instructions, it is beyond me why. Details matter.

So a mod can be a total ass, and it only affects their sub. Reddit admin simply does not get involved, unless overall site policy is violated; I see nothing against policy in that post, but wonder why it was posted to AmITheAsshole. Why not r/HOA or r/fuckHOA (or cross-post to both)?
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No, it does not f'ing work any more, because if it did, I would be running r/WikiInaction right this minute. After weeks of non-comment, Reddit sent me this:
Request for r/Wikiinaction; all three moderators have abandoned Reddit, subreddit vandalized.

from request_bot[M] via /r/redditrequest sent 3 hours ago
Hey there,

Thanks for taking the time to submit this request. Unfortunately we have decided not to approve your request at this time. There are other reasons beyond moderator activity that we take into consideration when reviewing these requests that are at admin discretion. We appreciate you taking the time to request this sub.

Thanks!
They know I was a poster at r/ChapoTrapHouse, the subreddit that started as a fan forum of the podcast, then became it's own thing, and that I co-modded one of the critical-but-not-obnoxious subreddits r/RedditCritiques. I was able to get r/ChineseLanterns the same week I asked for it a some years ago before I was involved with Chapo Trap House. This is not paranoid thinking - things have changed at Reddit, it has finally stopped being the "anything goes" megaforum and they are waiting for some shoe to drop.

Also something needs to be said about the WikiInaction replacement, r/True_WikiInaction. The idea is good, it's just that some of the posters are supertrolls and it will wind up being Admin-locked like the first one.
Still "Globally Banned" on Wikipedia for the high crime of journalism.

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Re: Reddit goes on a "banwave".....

Post by Abd » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:07 pm

True_WikiInAction was started by a long-term troll, he is erratic. WiA was hit with an avalanche of child porn or pseudo-porn and other utterly outrageous posts by throwaways, and it having no moderation was intolerable. TrueWIA actually has an active moderator and he is actually deleting some posts and may be banning users other than me (he banned me 1 day for "Dennis posting" -- it was only comments, not posts, and in response to posts or Comments about me, so it's weird,)

But Reddit is weird, and mods can do WTF they please. He's mod because he started it. I also started, well before that, WikiInAction_meta, But then the main WIA was shut down to new posts, and the TWIA mod more or less hates my guts or something....

Strel, you did not follow instructions, it is obvious, looking at the request,
https://www.reddit.com/r/redditrequest/ ... oderators/

That is quite enough to explain the denial. The denial message is canned, not written for you, very likely, and simply explains that they might deny a request for any reason or no reason. but the economics of reddit suggest that they are not going to do any serious research.

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Re: Reddit goes on a "banwave".....

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:53 pm

about 3 weeks later and everything is "back to normal" there. Grumbling continues but far off in corners.

Perhaps we can start placing bets on how long r/shitredditsays and affiliated subreddits will last. The routine criticisms of Reddit management have already "mysteriously disappeared" from SRS. Posts there are now routinely tagged with
Please do not post any links to Reddit (or non-reddit!) poop -- or "go look at this poop" type comments -- in this thread. These comments will be removed. (Non-poop links and discussions should be fine.)
So, no poop about the website you're pooping on. Gotcha.

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