Recently there was some drama, I'm not going to talk about it because drama's stupid and it doesn't matter. Needless to say, we've always known we've got a target on our back.
At the end of the day, people believe in free speech, so long as it agrees with them.
Because of this, many people would like to see us disappear. One such way to do this is to claim we are brigading threads.
The fact that I am taking a few minutes out of my day to talk about brigading with fake internet points on a fucking website is god damned ridiculous. But here we are.
It's obvious to me there is no simple rule we can put into place that eliminates this issue, especially when you consider that people who want us gone can just as easily subscribe here, follow our links, and brigade threads. False flags they're called, and there's no way to eliminate them.
So we're making a small change, and I think it's one that will also improve content:
No more crosslinking anything from reddit at all.
Not in submissions. Not in comments.
If you want to post a conversation or post between members on reddit you must take a screenshot, and edit it for the following requirements:
- No URL in picture or post
- Subreddit name must not be present in the picture or in the post.
- Must be self-post with analysis.
On the analysis: Full paragraphs please. Explain the effects at play, why these people are acting the way they are, and possible suggestions. No more low-hanging "look this guy is a moron" posts. Constructive posts only. Everything else will be deleted without warning.
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