If just been sitting here chilling all evening, trying to get some gaming in. But since I just saw Tech Raptor put out a story on the Reddit meltdown that’s happening as I type this, I figured that I might as well follow suit. Why not serve the site instead of sitting around on Twitter? It really is astonishing what’s going on with Reddit, though. several high profile subreddit have switched to private in protest of company policies, and tons of others all following suit. Here’s some graphics so you can see the severity of the situation:
This all seems to have come to a boil when Reddit employee Victoria Taylor got shitcanned today. I had never heard of her, but apparently she was integral with the AMA’s and just generally an awesome person. It sounds like someone fucked up bigtime by doing her like this:
I have no idea what Jesse was talking about right there, but it was pretty funny. I did mention him earlier in another article, but I had somehow missed this AMA. More from Tech Raptor:
Earlier today on Reddit, users have alerted all over the site that the immensely popular subreddit r/IAmA went private, along with many other normally default subreddits that are currently unable to be viewed by non-admins and anyone who isn’t an approved submitter. Reddit user Diotic currently has posted a running list of “darkened” subreddits that is being actively updated at this situation unfolds. This appears to be the latest issue Reddit has had since new CEO Ellen Pao took the reigns of the site and banned other, massively popular subreddits.
Explanations on the site include a post on subreddit r/OutOfTheLoop from user karmanaut explaining that well-liked admin chooter, aka “Victoria”, has been fired from the site. According to karmanaut, “Victoria” was the go-to admin for the higher profile IAmA participants, ensuring verifications that they were who they said they were and actively administering the ongoing IAmA sessions.
Like the headline says, the place is up in flames. There’s still all kinds of stuff breaking as we speak. When we find out more, this article will be updated. I’m also pretty sure the mainstream media will pick up on this conflagration as well. Stay tuned.
They could just fire Ellen Pao and blame all this shit on her. She's still "interim" CEO for a reason.
— Ethan Ralph (@TheRalphRetort) July 3, 2015
MORNING UPDATE: Here’s more from Reddit & Twitter. It looks like Pao has seized control of r/pics at this time. I only assume more of that type of thing is coming down the pike. A petition is also going around calling for her resignation. It has about 15,000 signatures at this time. All kinds of stuff is going on. I expect news to be breaking the rest of the day. I’ll keep this post updated throughout.
Reddit doesn't seem to get that the moderators of subreddits are not their employees. pic.twitter.com/elM52BQiei
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 3, 2015
— Ruinous Mookie (@MookieMoogle) July 3, 2015