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TheCid  ·  1314 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA: Welcome to Hubski, Redditors.

    If you are looking for a place to create or participate in a community like /r/fatpeoplehate, you won’t like Hubski. We want to host content that is worthy of thoughtful discussion. For that reason, we may remove content that only serves for titillation. We have always been clear on that, and we don’t want to pull a bait and switch on any one. That is not a cool thing to do.

See, I'm fine with this. The problem with reddit's removal of /r/fatpeoplehate is that reddit has claimed to be a free speech platform for the better part of a decade (and continues to make that claim), and therefore they back off and leave it up to the moderators of individual subreddits. In theory.

In practice the admins are just arbitrarily nuking content they don't like with no clear-cut rationale. The problem is not that I liked FPH and want it back - I never visited the place, it was terrible and pointless. The problem is that it shows that the admins aren't willing to let their site operate the way they say it operates. They'll step in and ban stuff arbitrarily, but they won't ban other subreddits that violate the same criteria they used to publicly justify the banning of those subreddits. They'll ban "replacement" subreddits even though those replacement subreddits haven't shown any of the same "harassing behavior" that the original was supposedly banned for, and then they want to give us the double-talk that they're banning "behaviors, not ideas"? No. Fuck that.

Reddit is going to do something really stupid and piss off a large swath of users sometime in the next year or so, and that'll be the end of it. There are a ton of reddit alternatives being built now and one or more of them will be the landing platform.

Now to figure out how this place operates while is broken.