The floodgates have truly been opened as of now: the Reddit horde is pouring forth into Hubski. Why is this, what do they want, and when will they leave?
First off, what is reddit's relation to hubski? One is a vast, bloated, sometimes toxic environment if one doesn't know how to navigate it, and the other is a hipster platypus, a creature that looks like someone sowed it together from the remains of other mainstream sites to create a new indie creation. Also, the ignore feature is like poison spurs that male platypi have.
On reddit, there are "power users", people who accumulate vast amounts of karma (when you post, people can upvote or downvote you, the points are called karma). These power users can gain their karma or influence either by being on ALL THE TIME (like Trapped In Reddit, Apostolate, NotAMethAddict), by founding and maintaining vast networks under a common theme (Scopolamina and a few others in the NSFW network, and Syncretic with the SFW-Porn network), and a few others are outliers by catching the charm of redditors and admins alike (Such as Violentacrez, Shitty Watercolour, Karmanaut).
Now, one of those giants (Syncretic) has left reddit, in an angry post detailing how he felt "betrayed" by the admins when banned 50 subreddits because the mods, including the poweruser Scopolamina, were being payed by spammers to moderate their subs a certain way to increase revenue.
Perhaps, as some guessed on Reddit, he finally realized that all he was was an unpaid volunteer, or that he thought he was closer to the admins than he actually was, but whatever the reason, he did a farewell post and deleted his account in a final act of "fuck you reddit I'm leaving".
But something seems off to me. He had been pushing hubski prior to his ragequit. If this smaller community were to remain pristine and not flooded by incoming Reddit users, surely his course of action would not have been announcing where he was going and then causing the biggest shitstorm possible.
His flair for the dramatic seems to have worked, however. His post of him deleting his account is the top post on Hubski right now. If reddit sickened him so, and the people there weren't of his liking, why did he destroy the dam that kept them away?
Unlike most other power users, syncretic actually ran something that wasn't just menial sentences and silly cat pictures, which was called Theory of Reddit. Of all mentioned users, he is the only one that truly can fit here. The rest of them, why do you expect them to do great things? It appears that with its features, Hubski doesn't allow mass common interests to really exist, as its lack of content control and emphasis on following people as opposed to ideas really doesn't work, it does allow for some of the greatest ego petting of all time. Ignore the users you don't like, get upronsdots from people you do?
No wonder so many power users jumped ship.