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Fat-Hating Redditors Flee to Voat, Overload Servers, Demand Bitcoin

You’ve probably never heard of Voat, but the free-speech-loving little Reddit clone is the hottest website in Troll City today. After Reddit officially banned several abusive subreddits, a flood of Redditors fled to Voat, where similar subsites still exist. Voat is now drowning in the traffic and needs Bitcoin to stay… » 6/11/15 3:55pm 6/11/15 3:55pm

A "No Harassing" Policy Won't Fix Reddit's Toxic Culture 

Every social network has a different personality, and Reddit has long been the leering uncle who occasionally gives you a pat on the back when you need it most and tells you where to buy weed. But Uncle Reddit is having a crisis of conscience. The site just introduced a new anti-harassment policy, following on the… » 5/14/15 3:20pm 5/14/15 3:20pm

When Video Game Trolling Is A Good Thing

The timer ticks down toward zero. We tear across the Boneyard, one of Halo: Reach’s best multiplayer maps, my good friend Rus driving with me sitting shotgun. I’m clutching the blue flag in hands that would be sweating if they were real. We shed our red teammates like skin; they race past us going the other direction… » 4/24/15 2:15pm 4/24/15 2:15pm

Racist Troll Doesn’t Understand Racism, And Other Trolling Stories

When I asked for your worst (but really best) stories about trolls, I didn’t expect so many stories from trolls. But here we have it: 23 hand-picked stories from your amusing trolling and being-trolled experiences. Suffice it to say that I’ve decided to unplug from the Internet now. » 4/21/15 12:19pm 4/21/15 12:19pm

Confessions of a Slightly Sociopathic AOL Catfish 

When I was 15, hanging out with my friend Melissa* on a Friday night was a feat that defied the laws of popularity. We'd been close friends since fourth grade—we both loved books and Fiona Apple—but she'd risen above me in the social hierarchy by joining an exclusive clique of popular girls who called themselves The… » 2/24/15 2:30pm 2/24/15 2:30pm

Another Celebrity Is Leaving Twitter—Can You Blame Her?

It's a tale as old as time: Celebrity joins Twitter, celebrity gets viciously harassed on Twitter, celebrity becomes a shell of their former self because of Twitter, until finally—celebrity leaves Twitter. Rapper Iggy Azalea is now counting herself among the chosen few (hundred). Because remember: Twitter's broken,… » 2/19/15 12:06pm 2/19/15 12:06pm

Plan Your Next Trip To Mordor With This Google Map Of Middle-Earth 

Because Middle-Earth can be a confusing, perilous place, Reddit user mbingcrosby created this Google Maps-style guide to the journey from Hobbiton to Mordor. As you can see, it's expected to take six months ("four months without Orcs"), and be ready, because "this route has trolls." » 1/30/15 3:57pm 1/30/15 3:57pm