I got permanently suspended from Reddit today. Now I know what Reddit has become.
My account was permanently suspended saying I had violated TOS multiple times, not only is this wrong, my previous suspension was unfair too, but I didn't appeal because it was only 1 week long and I know the state of reddit moderation, I just let it go, now this is getting out of hand, what is wrong? How can an account with so much contribution be suspended unfairly without any valid reason? Something needs to be done, if this continues, it's a matter of time for Reddit to become Facebook, mark my words. Peace ☮️.
It's really hard to draw conclusions without seeing your account or what Reddit supposedly thinks you did to violate their ToS.
As someone who believes that the problem with the internet right now is that too little gets banned rather than too much (with the exception of China), I'm on reddit's side on this. The fact that there was a "previous" suspension and that you don't tell us what it was about is another hint it might have been justified.
Looking at OPs reddit history through pushshift, they do appear to have spammed their own blog posts a fair amount, but that's about the only real issue that I can see. And so long as they contribute more to Tildes than just their own blog posts, I personally don't see a problem with them being here.
However, with that said, @theabbie you may want to read Tildes self-promotion rule, unless you want to get similarly banned from here.
Since, as it stands right now, you're likely getting close to being considered a spammer here on Tildes too, given the fact that all you have posted so far is your own blog posts, and only a couple comments outside those submissions. And I would strongly encourage trying to post more than just <600 word blog posts from now on, since they're generally not very "in-depth content" either, IMO.
Yeah I was looking at OP's history as well and I wouldn't be surprised if Reddit thought they were some sort of spam bot or something. The hundreds of different posts linking to their other social media accounts definitely look like spam to me, so Reddit may very well have assumed that they're a bot.
I'd suggest familiarising yourself with Reddit's Content Policy, because chances are you were banned for at least one of the following:
If you genuinely didn't do any of the above, I would certainly appeal.
It's worth pointing out that one can buy reddit accounts pre-farmed, years old with hundreds of thousands of karma for like $5 / 20 accounts on various black market sites. Having to deal with that for years has made reddit's staff and not a few moderators trigger happy with the ban hammer. They don't take time to vet because they'd never have time for anything else if they did.
Moderators definitely. Admins don't seem to give enough of a shit, from my perspective.
I'm torn when it comes to volunteer moderators. Some I think are real assholes who don't deserve any position of power. Others are probably being whipped around by the admins under threat that they could be deposed or their subreddit could be banned.
Hard to know without more details, but questionable decisions happen in any platform. It's probably a good idea to become less invested in online identities as a whole.
It is difficult to judge without any idea of what you were posting to cause such a reaction. But any sub-Reddit is a private entity, as is Reddit as a whole. So it is their option. You have no inherent right to be there.
You should at least reach out via https://www.reddit.com/appeals to find out what the heck happened. If your account is suspended, that's beyond the moderator level.
Yup sub mods can only ban from their specific sub. OP got either report spammed or isn't telling the full truth.
Yeah, permanent suspensions from the whole site for TOS violations isn’t just like a subreddit ban. I feel OP is holding something back here