submitted 1 month ago by QuantumSpecter to c/unpopularopinion

In my opinion, the Reddit Blackout was essentially moderators acting as a personal army for app developer.

Even goes the ancient rules of redditquitte

Ask people to Troll others on Reddit, in real life, or on other blogs/sites. We aren't your personal army.

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[-] PorradaVFR 25 points 1 month ago

I was a 14-year Redditor that contributed both to them and app platforms. Nuked my account on principle because of how they decided to treat the community that built them. Nobody asked me to, I acted on my own discretion because it was (in my view) the right thing to do. Same reason I ditched Twitter.

The mods were acting on the same basis - they had supported a platform that made decisions they opposed. It wasn't in service of anything other than doing the right thing.

this post was submitted on 16 May 2024
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