I could tell you many, MANY horror stories about Reddit. In the process of assembling the notes for the (unpublished) book about Wikipedia, I found that the notes contained a good set of Reddit scandals, so it was assembled into a set of posts that I later put on r/redditcritiques.luchog wrote: ↑Tue Nov 15, 2022 8:08 pm Yeah, I can't really think of any other reason he would have done that, especially not the way he did. It's pretty common practice for a lot of the industry when responding to critics; especially after gamergate showed them just how powerful and brutal those mobs of entitled manchildren could be.
If anyone is interested I will post direct links; although you can find them by scrolling all the way back in the history. Go 7-8 years back.
The only reason r/redditcritiques hasn't been deleted, I suspect, is because Redditors don't like "bad news" and have been pointedly ignoring its existence. Many other subreddits that openly ran criticisms of Reddit management, or other project-things Redditors love (such as Wikipedia and gaming sites), were either hijacked by outright trolls or killed by Reddit sysops. And they will never admit it. But r/redditcritiques gets very little traffic and is therefore "unimportant".