The Following Types of Content Are Now Rightfully Banned on Reddit

Reddit is a total fucking mess, but the new boss is laying down the law. The site’s CEO Steve Huffman opened a traditional Ask Me Anything session this afternoon with a fairly non-traditional type of announcement. Or at least it’s non-traditional for Reddit because CEO Steve is banning specific types of content. » 7/16/15 4:35pm 7/16/15 4:35pm

Former Reddit CEO: You're All Screwed

Former Reddit CEO Yishan Wong is having a goddamn ball this week, bouncing around announcement threads and spilling site secrets to his heart’s content. His latest big reveal: Reddit’s board has been itching to purge the site of users’ precious hate-based subreddits since the beginning. And recently, the only thing… » 7/15/15 12:30am 7/15/15 12:30am

No One Wants to Admit It, but Reddit Can't Be Saved

It’s looking more and more like Ellen Pao was, in some sense, set up to fail by her male board of directors. Her predecessor Yishan Wong says it. A top Reddit engineer said it right after quitting. It might sound conspiratorial if it weren’t about this particular site.http://gawker.com/top-reddit-eng... » 7/14/15 4:47pm 7/14/15 4:47pm

Here's Today's Horrific Subreddit That Will Make Your Soul Shrivel

Now that Reddit has purged itself of interim CEO Ellen Pao, the site can get back to what it’s known for. Namely, subreddits like /r/rapingwomen, which boasts about 2,300 users. Sure, it goes against the anti-harassment policy that Pao created, but we don’t have to worry about that anymore! » 7/13/15 7:45pm 7/13/15 7:45pm

Did Reddit's Former CEO Just Reveal a "Long Con" to Sabotage the Site?

After Reddit’s surrender to white supremacy this week, users and observers alike have been trying to figure out how exactly we got to this nadir. How could something so popular get so much wrong, over and over again? A new post by Reddit’s ex-chief suggests it’s all been an inside job.… » 7/12/15 6:40pm 7/12/15 6:40pm

Fired Reddit Administrator Victoria Taylor Finally Breaks Her Silence

After Reddit effectively consumed itself this weekend over the firing of beloved AMA coordinator Victoria Taylor, redditors have been clawing at themselves for a chance to hear Taylor’s side of things. And now, at long last, the ex-employee has made her first public statement since the real chaos began. … » 7/08/15 8:50pm 7/08/15 8:50pm

Reddit CEO Says Sorry For Screwing Up For So Many Years

In a post made on-site after a shitstorm of a weekend, reddit CEO Ellen Pao acknowledged that the company has “screwed up. Not just on July 2, but also over the past several years,” and vowed a change of course. After 180,000+ signed a petition calling for her resignation, the gesture is unsurprising. But it’s mostly… » 7/06/15 4:52pm 7/06/15 4:52pm

Reddit CEO: Vast Majority of Users Don't Actually Care About Drama

The last few days have seen Reddit, the internet’s Fort Knox of cat GIFs, tearing itself apart over the dismissal of Reddit’s unofficial liason between staff and the community. The disagreement caused some subreddits to go offline, turning the site’s front page into a barren wasteland — but according to CEO Ellen Pao,… » 7/05/15 9:14pm 7/05/15 9:14pm