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huggableplum  ·  3080 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Floodgates

Perhaps so, perhaps not. Time will tell. The pattern on Reddit was that there was often shenanigans going on that made power users... well, power users. Scopolamina used alt accounts to vote up his stuff and make it more visible, Trapped in Reddit used a comment-recycler bot to gain immense amounts of karma, and a rat-pack of popular users had a "rising threads" private subreddit where bots tracked where the most likely spot to post a comment would gain upvotes.

I wouldn't say they're not capable, but considering the case of Karmanaut ( a rather long tale where no one really won or did anything but people are still pissed for whatever reason to this day) and other similar users, it seems like a lot of them wouldn't fit in over here.