[–]MaestroCiruela 2 points3 points4 points  (0 children)

The point is the score would be way lower. It’s embarrassing that the media doesn’t pick up on the fact that they’re paying for boosted reviews. Imagine letting the company behind the 20th most visited site in the world get away with rigging reviews.

Things like these are exactly why I don’t trust the media.

Edit: added “company behind the.”

[–]Redromah 68 points69 points70 points  (22 children)

Also, reading through discussions going on with people being against the protest, I see so much repetition of:

  1. It is due to powerhungry mods.
  2. Why do you care
  3. Noone cares (…)
  4. The protest is abuse (!)
  5. [insert personal attack]

I honestly am open to discussing the points of the protest with someone in an open, good-faith, discussion. I do respect others opinion as long as they stay civil.
However in most cases I have encountered it’s just not viable.

I am sure there are an overweight of reasonable persons on both sides of the fence, just these last 1-2 days have been… toxic.

Personally I hope the blackout keeps going, even if I sincerely miss some of my favorite subs. I am afraid Reddit will never quite be the same again though, but I hope to be proven wrong.

[–]BornVolcano 9 points10 points11 points  (3 children)

Toxic voices cry the loudest to be heard. Protests overall are not supposed to be enjoyable, and the people least impacted will not understand.

I was in university and my teachers went on strike prior to exam season to protest low wages and lack of support. Many students in the student body were upset that they weren’t getting teacher academic support in this stressful period, and that was exactly the point of the strike – to cause a lot of noise, and turn heads. Ultimately, the students would see no benefit, so to them, of course it feels unnecessary.

But the protests aren’t for them.

[–]digital_end 4 points5 points6 points  (0 children)

Their current programming seems to be focused on creating a divide between the mods and the users.

It brings me back to the occupy Wall Street thing. Where the police were used as a lightning rod to divide focus off of the target of the protest.

It works. People go along with it and it works.

[–]Azerial 2 points3 points4 points  (1 child)

I’m not surprised. We have this idiot CEO that can only dig himself DEEPER. At first it was “just hold on things will be okay”, then it’s “Our UNPAID slaveforce volunteers have too much power! Now it’s paid reviews.

Are you guys staying or going somewhere else and if so, where?

edit: i reported the app under other with them posting paid reviews and referenced this post.

[–]HotTakeHoulihan 1 point2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wouldn’t put it past them, but this might just be how people are, lately.

Gotta compare Reddit’s proportion of one-word reviews to that of some other things.

Reddit’s people have been slimy and are being slimy now (they’d hire Pinkertons if they could, I think) but online review-our-app responses often urge you to write something and many people think it won’t ‘take’ unless there’s text.

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