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The account got banned!

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Original Poster4 points · 16 hours ago


Original Poster50 points · 2 days ago

You would think it would be easy to implement the most basic word filter on usernames

92 points · 1 day ago

The idea that meeting with Trump affected their long term business is total bullshit.

Sources echo that Taylor Gourmet expanded too fast and ended up with some dud locations along the way. One insider also suggests that the constant menu changes have upset guests.

This is the real reason. The first few stores were good, but a lot of the later stores had terrible service and and a lower quality product. Similarly the original menu items were good, but they were constantly replacing them with terrible seasonal menu items.

They do still have a decent local following and a few stores that probably do very well. I'm a little surprised nobody wants to buy the business.

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26 points · 1 day ago

Once they got rid of the pork and broccoli rab it was all downhill

Moderator of r/AgainstHateSubreddits, speaking officiallyScore hidden · 1 day ago · Stickied comment

I spoke with them this morning on slack

They deleted their account because of death threats and a belief that the admins are worthless in handling those threats, as well as frustration that the admins continue to support hate communities at the expense of volunteer moderators, not because they told them to take the post down.

Original Poster61 points · 1 day ago · edited 1 day ago

Reddit has also banned u/DivestTrump

What. The. Fuck.

Edit: u/DivestTrump deleted his account due to the anount of death threats. He was bot banned.

Update: Former u/DivestTrump clears up any misinformation, using an alt that he has now deleted.

As for why I deleted my accounts, I'm just done with this. The trolls win reddit. I'm not interested in spending my time getting doxxed, death threats, brigades, witch hunts and general reddit vitriol for no good reason. I report a death threat and get a response TWO WEEKS later? Fuck that noise. I find propaganda and get a passive aggressive post about me? Fuck that noise too.

Fuck The_Donald.

I'm out.

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Moderator of r/AgainstHateSubreddits, speaking officially32 points · 1 day ago

He deleted his account along with a couple others, he was not banned / suspended

How does deleting one's reddit account defend from death threats?

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9 points · 1 day ago

Cant go through post history to track down your dox

You can just delete all your posts though.

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8 points · 1 day ago

I got the impression it was more of frustration with the admins for not being more supportive of volunteer moderators and helping them with these issues and deletion as an act of protest

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Original Poster2 points · 2 days ago

no u

Moderator of r/darkjokes, speaking officiallyOriginal Poster4 points · 2 days ago


I'm not getting it

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Original Poster6 points · 2 days ago

This sub is dark jokes....

I didn’t get it at first but DARK jokes

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Original Poster3 points · 2 days ago

Now you got it

it wasn’t already?

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Original Poster121 points · 2 days ago

For the last few months ones, most of the worst content was pushed to MDE. Now that MDE is banned, they are dumping it all on CA.

Original Poster249 points · 2 days ago

This is the exact same style meme that MDE was known for and ultimately led to its banning. They were known for taking innocuous pictures of tv shows or movies and adding captions so it showed those characters speaking like a nazi or white supremacist

Wrong sub

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Moderator of r/darkjokes, speaking officiallyOriginal Poster1 point · 2 days ago


Never mind i get it now but still a chuck norris joke in current year?

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Original Poster1 point · 2 days ago

You are going to argue that this joke is lame or overplayed when the vast majority of posts here are literally just "lol black people"?

4 points · 2 days ago

How is this joke dark?

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Moderator of r/darkjokes, speaking officiallyOriginal Poster12 points · 2 days ago

its about the night, duh


-6 points · 3 days ago

I would say that it has improved greatly

You're one of the cancerous mods that are ruining Reddit.

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-6 points · 2 days ago

oh, you're just saying that

17 points · 2 days ago

"admits to".

If you couldn't see the troll from day 1, you're gullible AF.

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well, they do post on SRC so


Part 1: The Creation of Ban

/r/TheBanout2018 has been at the forefront of the reddit metasphere recently. The origin of this sub is due to several things. Mostly the recent rising popularity of /u/saferbot (a bot which will auto-ban users on one subreddit for participating on another subreddit) and due to /r/drama excessively userpinging u/gallowboob.

u/ShaneH7646, the creator of r/TheBanout2018 created it on July 16, 2018 as a direct response to /r/drama userpinging u/gallowboob, just around the same time that GallowBoob had been added to the /r/drama mod team for a joke, and then kicked a day or two later.

/r/drama is obsessed with GallowBoob and basically just userping the hell out of him throughout a bunch of their threads, here are two examples:

The stated purpose of the of the subreddit was to get a bunch of mods together, have them all add Saferbot to their subreddits, and ban everyone from /r/drama, as well as a few other subreddits like /r/milliondollarextreme and /r/the_donald. Here's the first version of the sidebar:

For about 6 weeks nothing happened, but then the subreddit got noticed.

Part 2: [note from editor - don't forget to add a title here]

For some reason, around Sep 1, 2018, the subreddit got noticed.

/r/drama - Thread 1 - Thread 2

/r/subredditcancer - Thread

/r/cringeanarchy - Thread1 - Thread2 - Thread3

/r/the_donald - Thread

At this point, the subreddit suddenly became active, and was flooded with posts.

Almost 100 posts were made before the subreddit was taken private by Shane with a plea for users to stop harassing GallowBoob. GallowBoob left the mod team at this time.

/r/Subredditcancer hopes that the Banout accomplishes its goals just to watch Reddit burn. Thread

Part 3: Intermission

For the time being, the banout2018 subreddit is private. Some of the banout mods continue to try to get Saferbot added to large subreddits while the rest of us tell them that this will never happen. Since this whole thing is tangentially related to GallowBoob, it seems relevant to mention that during all this, the admins had reached out to /r/drama about their insistent pinging of GallowBoob. The userbase has a minor revolt and keeps talking about him anyway, which is still construed as harassment. The /r/drama mods looked down to the userbase and whispered "Stop this!"... and the userbase looked up and shouted "No.". The /r/drama mods take the subreddit private to protect the subreddit from the admins.

/r/drama - Thread

/r/dramabutwithpinging is created so they can still ping /u/gallowboob, but it is quickly banned.

/r/subredditdrama - Thread

/r/outoftheloop - Thread

Tensions are high around Reddit as the specters of the admins loom. Threats of subreddit bans abound. Over the course of all of this, a few people have been PMing several of us about the nature of /r/TheBanout2018, and it seems that this event was playing into the idea behind the subreddit.

Part 4: This is where the fun begins

A few days later, I caught wind that /r/milliondollarextreme had been banned:

/r/circlebroke2 - Thread

Having been wondering what we could possibly do with /r/TheBanout2018, I decided to try to paint this as a victory for the Banout:

Nov 21 had been the drop-dead date from the beginning, but I felt that was too far away to push back any further, so I added the part about Halloween, and said that we were pushing back the date to the day we had actually originally stated.

I was already being slightly brigaded because of this thread so I volunteered to be the lightning rod for the subreddit.

I then re-opened /r/TheBanout2018 and posted a thread claiming victory: Thread Because the subreddit may or may not be private:

Over the course of the day, several more subreddits got banned. We added them all to the sidebar, and split up things into "phases" to make it seem like there was some sort of plan.

/r/Subredditdrama - Thread

All the banned subreddits are shown here:

/r/subredditcancer notices Thread 1 - Thread 2 - Thread 3

/r/cringeanarchy tries to turn themselves into a subreddit about tables - Thread1 - Thread 2 - Thread 3 - Thread 4 - Thread 5 - Thread 6

/r/outoftheloop - Thread

/r/subofpeace - Thread

I got this userping for some reason, and I totally can't decipher it: Something about sept 11, I'm not really sure.

/r/cringeanarchy, the subreddit which voted for me as "the guy we most want to call a fag during a Halo2 match" has a few more posts, and wish each other a fond farewell: Thread 1 - Thread 2 - Thread 3 - Thread 4 - Thread 5 - Thread 6

/r/shitpoliticssays - Thread

/r/jordanpeterson - Thread

Someone notices that there is a petition to get me removed from Reddit. Could this be their Hail Mary play?

/r/gendercritical - Thread

/r/protectfreespeech - Thread

/r/the_donald - Thread

/r/watchredditdie - Thread

/r/theredpill - Thread

/r/cringeanarchy had been banning users who were posting tables, but then collect their wits and begin offering amnesty - Thread

/r/chapotraphouse - Thread

Part 5: Qristallnacht

A couple days later, and everyone's refractory period has ended. It's time to ban some more subs.

I notice that /r/GreatAwakening has been banned. It hadn't been in the sidebar at all yet, so I added it under "Phase 3" and pretended that it was part of the plan all along.

/r/circlebroke2 - Thread

It's been long enough that I decide that I can get away with making another /r/TheBanout2018 post - Thread -

We even included a Straw Poll so that we could have more group participation:

Since there had also been a lot of interest in the subreddit recently, I had created an automod rule which required all titles and comments to read "I fully support banout 2018". I'm glad it was there, because everyone descended upon the subreddit like a swarm of locusts from that one really long book that had the guy who kept turning water into wine.

/r/subredditdrama - Thread

/r/outoftheloop - Thread

/r/the_donald - Thread

/r/subredditcancer - Thread

/r/cringeanarchy - Thread - Thread 2

/r/conspiracy - Thread 1 - Thread 2

/r/topmindsofreddit - Thread

/r/chapotraphouse - Thread

/r/sjwhate also got banned a while later - SRD thread

/r/circlebroke2 - Thread

/r/banbanouts - Thread

/r/conservative - Thread

/r/cringeanarchy doles out some lumps with fresh memes: Thread 1 - Thread 2

/r/chapotraphouse - Thread

The Conclusion

Well at the end of the day, the admins decided that enough was enough, and we were causing too much of a problem across Reddit. They stepped in and told /r/theBanout2018 to knock it the fuck off. This modmail has already been leaked elsewhere, so I don't see the harm in releasing it here as well. I redacted the names of people who asked to be redacted, as well as the name of the admin(s? hmm? more than 1? who knows):

Here's what the sidebar looked like by the end of it:

As is tradition, here are some of the modmails we got. They ranged from completely abusive, to pleading that we not ban their favorite subreddit, asking that we ban [X,Y,Z] subreddits, to giants lists of subreddits for us to ban. There were far too many for me to really go through and find any of the really good ones, so I was kinda lazy about it:

At one point we were being flooded with posts, but fortunately AutoModerator was working around the clock to sling the chains of oppression. Here are a few examples:

I have a petition stickied to my profile to get me removed from reddit. Someone created it a few weeks ago and I thought it was funny. Someone must have linked to it from somewhere, because I suddenly started getting comments on it - Thread

And finally, the PMs I got along the way, the friends I met, the laughs and cries we shared:

0 points

I disagree with your Q ban. I want these characters where I can keep an eye on them and what they're plotting. The EO that supposedly could be used for extrajudicial courts and martial law does exist. I want to know what day to call in sick to work.

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Original Poster2 points · 3 days ago

You can go on 8chan and Twitter and track then there

I don’t understand. Is this supposed to be a gif? It’s not moving and I’ve been sitting here for a full minute.

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Original Poster2 points · 3 days ago

Yeah, it's a gif for me

Isn't brigading a bannable offense? Why didn't they close CA like all the others recently?

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Original Poster26 points · 3 days ago

That's a very good question. You should ask the admins by messaging them at r/

No, it's quite the opposite. I can't watch Curb your Enthusiasm because of the secondhand embarrassment I get

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4 points · 3 days ago

Someone should make an archive or back up of this

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Original Poster6 points · 3 days ago

snapshillbot caught it

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Moderator of r/AgainstHateSubreddits, speaking officially7 points · 3 days ago

Can you provide some examples of the subs and specific threads to add to your OP?

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Thanks, can you add that to your OP?

Actual comment for anyone doubting the screenshot.

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Thank you, I've been trying to track that down forever. I honestly thought he deleted it

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35 points · 4 days ago

That screenshot is years old

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Moderator of r/AgainstHateSubreddits, speaking officiallyScore hidden · 4 days ago · Stickied comment

And its banned

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17 points · 4 days ago

TIL therapist notes going back 6 years is no proof

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