I’ve been the main moderator of the same community since 2016. This evening, i approved my last comment.

I’m leaving for two reasons:

  1. Reddit went public a week ago. I didn’t volunteer to work for a publicly traded company, i volunteered to work for a community. As long as i live under capitalism i accept that my labor will generate value for shareholders, but damned if i ever do it for free. (this is not a Faulkner quote)

  2. April 1st is coming and i’m scared they might do another r/place. Doing in r/place 2022 and 2023 has left me dejected and bitter and i don’t want to feel obligated to participate again.

Leaving felt like ripping myself off of something warm i’ve been comfortably glued to for a long time. Still recommend it for anyone still giving Reddit shareholders free labor


EDIT: there are too many comments to respond to, but i’ve appreciated all of them! Thank you

  • fixerdude2
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    4 months ago

    I deleted my account and left the spez wasteland months ago. You should consider it too.

    • stebo@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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      4 months ago

      I left my communities as a moderator last summer already, but kept my account because of a few communities I wanted to keep interacting with. However, after this IPO thing I decided to completely cut it and used a tool to mass delete my comments before deleting my account altogether. Felt relieving!

      • Ragnarok314159@sopuli.xyz
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        4 months ago

        I tried that with my account and got it permabanned. Locked my 600k karma with a fake ass “you violated Reddit prime directive”.