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Hm, I express my sorrows towards you and her family as losing anyone is tough, much less a great friend and a mother in her daughters case. I am deeply sorry as no one should die even that young.
Hey cool! I'm glad my post was seen by people!
Im torn. I think if you look at only rules it is a good decision, but if you see the amount of people who liked the post it is bad. Like I said I am torn.
You can think what you wish, I won't argue over the internet. I was just giving out my thoughts about the story.
I agree that there should be a controversy over the deletion of the articles, however people in /r/conspiracy are focusing on Bear and not on the article or hell even any of the other mods. I know for a fact he wasn't even the whole who deleted the post.
Sure, I myself moderate around 50,000 people on Reddit myself, I'll give it a shot.
Guidelines: They should be strict enough to not allow users to do whatever the fuck they want, but light enough the subreddit can still remain relevant.
Conditions: It varies from sub to sub. On one with say just pictures unless it absolutely terrible I think it could pass but on one with news/etc anything against the rules should not be present.
Characteristics: One that lays down the law and lets others know what he wants, but does it according to the rules and is fair with it, flexible.
Decisions: It should, in my opinion, be the person who made the sub or took it over from the creator (exceptions are valid in crazy circumstances).
Just my take on things
Well, its a long story. Here goes,
I met Bear last June, in a movement called Restore the Fourth. We were co-founders him working more in journalism and myself more in marketing, we were acquaintances to say the least. Through things from an attempted co-opting to a money stealing scandal we stayed working. Eventually as RT4 died we both left but have still stayed in touch through way I don't want to say here for fear of them being found out. Him, me and a few others from RT4 have stayed good friends, us all talking to each other almost every day.
Enough back story now. This is what has happened. A day ago the latest greenwald story was posted to /r/news but was removed when it was in peak popularity as it violated a few of the subreddit's rules. This lead to the subreddit /r/conspiracy getting angry on account of crying censorship. They specifically named /u/BipolarBear0 as the "culprit" of the post's removal calling him things such as anti-Semitic (when he is Jewish himself) and a shill. When responded with theses accusations Bear approved anothe post that quickly floated to the top of /r/news. However the comments on this post were not about the article, but about how "terrible Bear was". It has escalated into a full fledged internet witchhunt. A post in /r/restorethefourth was made calling for Bear to step down as mod,. It has gone past that with huge subs like /r/worldnews user's brigading and even 4chan's /pol/ getting in on the fun.
It doesn't end there, oh no. /Pol/ has now doxxed Bear finding out an unconfirmed address, his xbox live account, his work address, his high school, his full name, and his facebook. IT has gone to the point of their obsession with him for just being Jewish and exposing the subreddit's hat for Jews in an experiment where he posed racist titles to see if they were upvoted, and they were. He released it an ever since they have a vendetta against him.
It is a huge clusterfuck that could potentially end up with Tyler dead, or an embarresment for Reddit on the hands of /r/conspiracy and /r/nolibswatch.
I actually know BipolarBear0 on a personal level if anyone would like the actual story of whats going on.