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Comment: Re:Its because she refused to censor a question (Score 1) 241 241

by Anonymous Coward [...] I think it is.

Who the fuck are you?

If I get fired, why should other people have to know why it was?

Right, you're just an anonymous coward, nobody cares if you die in a fire tomorrow. But one of the best-loved moderators of a public community? Everyone is going to want to know. Maybe the reason is "it was personal" in which case nobody needs to know more.

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score 1) 241 241

The big difference is that just about anywhere else, people posting anonymously or with an obviously throw away identity are treated as lesser.

Yes, that's how the whole world works. You really think it doesn't work that way on reddit? Only complete fucking idiots would think otherwise.

4chan is significantly different in that everyone is expected to be anonymous to a point where people trying to have an established identity without a good reason are harassed and usually not taken seriously.

No, they are taken seriously... seriously enough to be worth harassing. You have that backwards.

Comment: Re:Most of their apps are annoying anyway (Score 1) 104 104

Uh, that is because they bought out inbox.

No, I meant there isn't much competition for email clients on Android to begin with. Inbox was something statistically nobody had heard of before Google, and both of the dominant Android email clients are from Google, one of them bundled with the OS and the other with typical gapps.

Comment: Re:Its because she refused to censor a question (Score 1) 241 241

both parties are at being professional in that they aren't talking about the reasons why it occurred...."

Is it professional not to tell the community why you fired an admin of a community site? I don't think that it is. I think that it's half-assed and can only lead to unnecessary speculation which could be avoided by being straightforward. The only reason not to make a public announcement making the situation clear is if they're not acting in their integrity, and legal wants to sit on the announcement like it's an egg and wait for it to hatch.

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score 1) 241 241

There's some serious gold under the shit, and it's very cathartic to speak freely with effectively no consequence to yourself (or even an online identity).

You can come up with a throwaway identity on almost any site. Very few take any real steps to verify your identity. That's not special. Reddit just seems to lack any sphincter control. When people act like assholes, they are encouraged rather than discouraged. So yeah, there's some gems under the turds, but mostly it's just a big fat circle jerk. It's not like Slashdot is so wonderful; Since Dice took over it's mostly been a big whine-fest since they keep shitting on it. But don't act like reddit is some paragon. It's the diamond in the cowfield all over again. Mostly turds, and if you go looking for the one diamond, you mostly just get shit on you.

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score -1, Flamebait) 241 241

You're talking to grown adults.

[citation needed]
On the occasions on which I have visited reddit, I have seen very little evidence of that.
When a reddit thread is posted to the outside world, it's usually so that we can all point and laugh.

There isn't anything wrong with our behaviour, nor are we the "MRA/Republican/Stromfront/Rascist/Misogyo-nerd" strawmen you and your authoritarian friends constantly paint us as.

Perhaps those are just the people who post the most.

It's getting tiresome to have the open, free, principled sites and communications networks we built being labeled as "septic tanks" by the likes of yourself;

If they didn't have so much shit in them, they wouldn't smell quite so much like septic tanks.

We are not burning down the bridges we have built to the future just because you have found a half dozen trolls making cruel jokes in the darkest corner of the web.

You didn't build anything. Reddit built something and you infested it, and now it's sinking into the usual commercial quagmire and you're fleeing like the rats you are. It was never anything to you other than a resource that someone else provided and from which you could benefit.

That's fine, actually, just don't kid yourself.

There are 2 billion people online, we built this network for them,

Who is this "we"? You don't even have a name.

and we will not turn around and hand it over to your feelings, your agendas, or your petty lust for power.

It's not yours to control. You're just the product. You are now being prepared for consumption.

You people are the creationists of the internet, and you are not taking us back to the stone age.

You people are the rednecks of the internet, and YEEHAW I GOTS MY FREE SPEECH BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO POINT IT.

Comment: Re:Domain Registrars are all scammers (Score 1) 90 90

Don't ever take a chance with your domains, register them for 10 years at a time. GoDaddy, while having some useful services, will fuck you.

I thought we all knew that GoDaddy is a bunch of super shitbags by now. If you search a domain there and don't buy it, they often do... and squat it. They can't DIAF soon enough.

Comment: Re:Hm (Score 1) 241 241

It just needs voting/some moderation on top of it.

So what we need is a newsreader which implements a web of trust. People sign their messages. You assign scores to people, when you do the system automagically downloads their pubkey, and their scoring file which contains pubkeys for the people they've scored. Their scores get weighted by your score for them and incorporated into your scoring system... And you could have multiple webs so you could have different experiences. Seems relatively straightforward, so the community should cook up a bodgy implementation in a decade or so

Comment: Re:Pao Wants "Safe Spaces" for Shills and Ideologu (Score 1) 241 241

What these companies seem to fail to understand is that by having "the community" do their work for them without pay, they lose any kind of hold on the site and the community.

What they fail to understand and when they fail to understand it is that the community doesn't give a shit about them and right away. The community just wants a host to infest.

Comment: Re:What could possibly go wrong? (Score 1) 123 123

And it should be pointed out that the whole point of locations is that they be basically what the death camps are today- aka, public places, museums, etc. It's entirely possible that they were not added to troll, but simply on the idea of "hey, people are around here to learn, lets put a portal here because it is interesting for the players who come here".

That could be, or they could have actually known there was a concentration of Jews in the opposing faction in their area. We can't tell from here. Given that this is the internet we're talking about, I'd give about even odds.

Comment: Like a Confederate Flag (Score 0, Offtopic) 241 241

I miss fatpeoplehate, because any time someone said something good about it, I knew they were a piece of shit. I don't know enough about Reddit to know which boards to have that opinion of, so I just have that opinion of all of 'em now... because Reddit is home to big collections of jackholes, and they're proud.

This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.