Reddit and Weep

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Reddit and Weep

Postby Mongrel » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:44 pm

Ellen Pao resigns as CEO of Reddit, Steve Huffman to return as CEO

EDIT: Wow, damn... 13k upvotes. In only 45 minutes.
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Postby Thad » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:54 pm

Mongrel wrote:Ellen Pao resigns as CEO of Reddit


Yeah, that sounds about right given what's happened over the past week.

Mongrel wrote:Steve Huffman to return as CEO


Makes sense.

TFA wrote:Steve is rejoining Alexis, who will work alongside Steve with the new title of “cofounder”.


Oh, they're keeping the guy whose reaction to this situation was, and I quote, "Popcorn is delicious."

That...

...well okay that's actually totally fucking unsurprising.

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Postby Grath » Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:20 am

Thad wrote:
TFA wrote:Steve is rejoining Alexis, who will work alongside Steve with the new title of “cofounder”.


Oh, they're keeping the guy whose reaction to this situation was, and I quote, "Popcorn is delicious."

That...

...well okay that's actually totally motherfucking unsurprising.

At least Ellen Pao had a sense of humor about the whole thing.

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Postby TedBelmont » Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:39 am

THIS TWEET REMOVED FOR INSUFFICIENT CONTEXT

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Postby Mongrel » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:48 pm

Maybe a threadsplit for the Reddit stuff?

Daily Beast: Terrorists Win: Why Web 2.0 marketing is a lie and Reddit is doomed

The title is floridly overblown, but the article itself is a good takedown not just of Reddit, but all the major social sites today which are trying to make money off of free "content production" by an unregulated community and the idea that making money in that way is even possible. He doesn't mention 4chan, but I guess that's the original progenitor for the idea that an unpoliced ball pit will generate all the content on the internet.
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Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted New

Postby Lyrai » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:48 am

Mongrel wrote:Ellen Pao resigns as CEO of Reddit, Steve Huffman to return as CEO

EDIT: Wow, damn... 13k upvotes. In only 45 minutes.


https://np.reddit.com/r/announcements/c ... pm/ct3n7hc

Per a former Reddit admin, Pao was the only person keeping a massive subreddit purge from happening, as she wanted to keep the idea of free speech going.

Because she got chucked, the board, and the now current CEO, can begin a massive purge of the entire site, the exact thing everyone was convinced Pao was going to do.

Reddit crusaded their actual protector right into the streets.

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Postby Mothra » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:45 am

Oh that is just delicious.

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Postby Thad » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:08 pm

Also it turns out Alexis Ohanian -- you know, the "popcorn is delicious" guy who wasn't ousted -- was personally responsible for firing Victoria Taylor, and Pao had absolutely nothing to do with it.

That so large and vocal a chunk of Reddit's userbase automatically blamed it all on the Asian woman while assuming the white guy was on their side is pretty much exactly the problem.

Statistically, at least a few of them will have the self-awareness to recognize the irony and take a long hard look at themselves.

I'm not saying it'll be very many.

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Postby Grath » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:09 pm

Thad wrote:Also it turns out Alexis Ohanian -- you know, the "popcorn is delicious" guy who wasn't ousted -- was personally responsible for firing Victoria Taylor, and Pao had absolutely nothing to do with it.

That so large and vocal a chunk of Reddit's userbase automatically blamed it all on the Asian woman while assuming the white guy was on their side is pretty much exactly the problem.

Statistically, at least a few of them will have the self-awareness to recognize the irony and take a long hard look at themselves.

I'm not saying it'll be very many.

We did it, reddit! We caught the Boston bomber!

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Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:13 pm

Grath wrote:
Thad wrote:Also it turns out Alexis Ohanian -- you know, the "popcorn is delicious" guy who wasn't ousted -- was personally responsible for firing Victoria Taylor, and Pao had absolutely nothing to do with it.

That so large and vocal a chunk of Reddit's userbase automatically blamed it all on the Asian woman while assuming the white guy was on their side is pretty much exactly the problem.

Statistically, at least a few of them will have the self-awareness to recognize the irony and take a long hard look at themselves.

I'm not saying it'll be very many.

We did it, reddit! We caught the Boston bomber!

Those damn Mooninites! I just knew it!
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Postby Thad » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:17 pm

(the rest will just figure they shouldn't have trusted a man with a girl's name)

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Re: Reddit and Weep

Postby Mothra » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:53 pm

*:・゚✧ New topic for reddit biz ✧・゚:*

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Re: Reddit and Weep

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:28 pm

Do we want to bother throwing the older posts in here? I don't care, just mentioning it just-in-case.
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Postby Lyrai » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:32 am

Grath wrote:We did it, reddit! We caught the Boston bomber!


This will forever be my go-to story for someone who thinks Reddit is infallible or even double-checks things before posting them for leet reddit points.

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Re: Reddit and Weep

Postby Mongrel » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:42 am

Among other issues, Alex Ohanian appears to have a consistency problem.

It's almost odd how public all this is.
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Re: Reddit and Weep

Postby Büge » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:22 am

They say any publicity is good publicity.

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Re: Reddit and Weep

Postby Bal » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:12 pm

Because they don't know the real quote, which is "Bad publicity is better than no publicity". There's if definitely bad publicity, and if you have the choice you don't want it.

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Re: Reddit and Weep

Postby Mongrel » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:20 pm

Regardless of how it's sliced, that phrase always makes me chuckle a bit. Damn right any of us can think of loads of times when no publicity is very much better than bad publicity.
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Re: Reddit and Weep

Postby Brentai » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:11 pm

Well, because we're not running a business. I'll bet you Ride to Hell has sold more copies than CloudBuilt.

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Re: Reddit and Weep

Postby Brentai » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:14 pm

Heh heh, Ride to Detroit.

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