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Reddit's 2019 Transparency Report

12 comments

  1. [6]
    Deimos
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    The comment thread on /r/announcements - it'll be an almost-completely-offtopic garbage fire as always, so I probably wouldn't recommend it.

    The comment thread on /r/announcements - it'll be an almost-completely-offtopic garbage fire as always, so I probably wouldn't recommend it.

    13 votes
    1. moonbathers
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      It is in fact a garbage fire, but I'm glad people are still pressing them about why T_D hasn't been banned.

      It is in fact a garbage fire, but I'm glad people are still pressing them about why T_D hasn't been banned.

      10 votes
    2. Wes
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      I was expecting the usual crowd of people asking about the warrant canary, despite it being eliminated years ago. The dumpster fire has moved onto other topics.

      I was expecting the usual crowd of people asking about the warrant canary, despite it being eliminated years ago. The dumpster fire has moved onto other topics.

      2 votes
    3. [3]
      TenThousandSuns
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      Hey Deimos, just popping in here after some time to see how tildes is doing. What's your take on the current status of things here? Any long term plans? I love visiting, but I never end up...

      Hey Deimos, just popping in here after some time to see how tildes is doing. What's your take on the current status of things here? Any long term plans? I love visiting, but I never end up staying, and I feel pretty bad about that.

      Anyway, I hope you are well, and don't worry about answering my questions if you're too busy.

      9 votes
      1. [2]
        Deimos
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        I think things are going pretty well overall. The site is in a good place for functionality now, and it's stable and there aren't really any major bugs. There are still a lot of additions and...

        I think things are going pretty well overall. The site is in a good place for functionality now, and it's stable and there aren't really any major bugs. There are still a lot of additions and changes I'd like to make, but there always will be.

        The activity level is still fairly low overall, but the site is consistently active and slowly continuing to grow on its own, even without any real attempts to promote it. As I've said before, I should probably be doing more of that kind of work, but there's no hurry. Community sites take a long time to grow—go take a look at some old web archive snapshots of reddit or other sites when they're only about a year old and they'll be tiny and not very active yet too. I'd rather have Tildes grow slowly and healthily than try to rush it and have it implode like so many other sites have.

        22 votes
        1. TenThousandSuns
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          Thanks for replying! I may not contribute a bunch of content, but I always have a great time here (and throw a few extra bucks from my patreon budget now and then). Keep on truckin'!

          Thanks for replying! I may not contribute a bunch of content, but I always have a great time here (and throw a few extra bucks from my patreon budget now and then). Keep on truckin'!

          9 votes
  2. MimicSquid
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    To me, this was by far the most interesting part: It seems like another step to encourage ongoing users of quarantined subreddits to go elsewhere, because being quarantined by itself is pretty...

    To me, this was by far the most interesting part:

    When we expanded our quarantine policy, we created an appeals process for sanctioned communities. One of the goals was to “force subscribers to reconsider their behavior and incentivize moderators to make changes.” While the policy attempted to hold moderators more accountable for enforcing healthier rules and norms, it didn’t address the role that each member plays in the health of their community. Today, we’re making an update to address this gap: Users who consistently upvote policy-breaking content within quarantined communities will receive automated warnings, followed by further consequences like a temporary or permanent suspension. We hope this will encourage healthier behavior across these communities.

    It seems like another step to encourage ongoing users of quarantined subreddits to go elsewhere, because being quarantined by itself is pretty ineffective.

    11 votes
  3. [3]
    AugustusFerdinand
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    @deimos Do you intend to ever provide the same should the time come where you've been asked for information or removal?

    @deimos Do you intend to ever provide the same should the time come where you've been asked for information or removal?

    7 votes
    1. [2]
      Deimos
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      I wouldn't mind doing it, but I think it's unlikely that Tildes will ever be large enough to get that kind of attention from governments or other major organizations. You can see from some of the...

      I wouldn't mind doing it, but I think it's unlikely that Tildes will ever be large enough to get that kind of attention from governments or other major organizations. You can see from some of the charts in the report (for example) that Reddit has really only started to get a significant number of requests in the last few years, so they had to get to hundreds of millions of users before that even started to be a problem.

      A lot of takedown requests are also generally related to things like porn, piracy, copyrighted images, and so on. A lot of it isn't really the type of content that will have a significant (or any) place on Tildes, so I doubt there will ever be much to need to remove.

      13 votes
      1. AugustusFerdinand
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        I figured as much and that there is little chance of it here, but wanted to be sure. Thank you for the answer as always.

        I figured as much and that there is little chance of it here, but wanted to be sure. Thank you for the answer as always.

        5 votes
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    haykam821
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    This is concerning.

    Today, we’re making an update to address this gap: Users who consistently upvote policy-breaking content within quarantined communities will receive automated warnings, followed by further consequences like a temporary or permanent suspension. We hope this will encourage healthier behavior across these communities.

    This is concerning.

    2 votes
    1. Wes
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      It seems reasonable enough to me. If you frequently encourage rule-breaking behavior, especially after a warning, there will be consequences. There's been much discussion about how mods are...

      It seems reasonable enough to me. If you frequently encourage rule-breaking behavior, especially after a warning, there will be consequences. There's been much discussion about how mods are culpable for what their community posts and upvotes; well this shifts some of that responsibility back to the users.

      8 votes