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someguyfromcanada  ·  1327 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: October 28th: What are you reading this week?

Yeah I was really involved with redditgifts/secretsanta and their sale to reddit was the beginning of the end for me. The entire culture of the modding and subreddit changed. One failed initiative after another without any input from the community and no advance notice to the mods even though we had to deal with the consequences.

I was literally told at one point that redditgifts was no longer responsible to the community but to the CEO. I understand that but it was such an incredibly dramatic shift and the mods were not even told of that shift when it happened as they just stopped responding to reasonable requests and questions. And now the two founders and their first mod and hire are all gone. Within months after the founders were given the ultimatum to move back to SF from SLC (where they had moved to from SF for very serious family issues.) And then they fired someone essentially because he had medical issues. That is just cruel. Then the safe space stuff. And then a bunch of other people I liked got fired, etc. etc. and I decided I just could not be supportive of that anymore. Too bad because even though I blocked most of it I really did enjoy certain little pockets.