Subreddit for Star Control

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Subreddit for Star Control

Post by Gekko » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:21 pm

Since there was no subreddit for Star Control yet, I decided to make one. Make sure to subscribe if you are a redditor.

http://www.reddit.com/r/starcontrol/
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Re: Subreddit for Star Control

Post by Lukipela » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:08 pm

Reddit? Isn't that the place with all the rampant paedophilia and misogyny?

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Re: Subreddit for Star Control

Post by Dabir » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:08 am

I believe you are thinking of the website whose url is found by removing nel from channel, and attaching this to the end of a 4, concluding with a .org. I have no idea if Reddit shares any of those... features.

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Re: Subreddit for Star Control

Post by Saria » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:56 pm

I've never used reddit, I'm more of a tumblr user. I'm curious to know how many people on this site use reddit...

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Re: Subreddit for Star Control

Post by Lukipela » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:39 pm

Dabir wrote:I believe you are thinking of the website whose url is found by removing nel from channel, and attaching this to the end of a 4, concluding with a .org. I have no idea if Reddit shares any of those... features.
No, I know what 4chan is. I've never been to Reddit but it suddenly bounced up in several of my feeds a few days ago. Quating what I saw pasted on several Google+ and blogfeeds i follow. Quoting and spoilering for trigger warning I guess. Last I heard most of the content was removed, but it was there as recently as last weeks and even though the illegal stuff is gone there's a lot of questionable subreddits still.

reddit [http://www.reddit.com/] is a social website that allows its users to share links to content on the internet and post comments about the links. This enables not only the sharing of content (photographs, videos, websites, and so on) but also the discussion of said content.

reddit is massively popular [http://blog.reddit.com/2012/01/2-billion-beyond.html], especially with young people [http://en.reddit.com/r/misc/comments/ne ... ey_in_pie/].

reddit is split into subcommunities known as "subreddits", meaning that while reddit exists as a website, it consists as the sum of its subcommunities that people can subscribe to and participate in by means of sharing and commenting as aforementioned.

Unfortunately, the reddit community as a whole also harbors pedophiles and distributors of child pornography, including a man who goes by the name Tessorro [http://www.reddit.com/user/tessorro] and runs a subreddit called "preteen_girls"[http://www.reddit.com/r/preteen_girls/c ... an/c3pxuv8]

The main purveyor of child porn on reddit is Violentacrez, who was the former leader of the "jailbait" subreddit, before Anderson Cooper's report [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuMdQRRL ... re=related] got it shut down: [http://www.reddit.com/user/violentacrez]

A list of Jailbait (underage porn) forums which have sprung up to replace it that are currently on reddit:
truejailbait
gaolbait
GirlsinSchoolUniforms
LegalTeens
niggerjailbait
Thenewjailbait
RealGirls
trapbait

/r/jailbait is shut down now, but the traffic statistics [http://i.imgur.com/jvNpg.png] posted by Violentacrez [http://www.reddit.com/r/TheoryOfReddit/ ... rjailbait/] from its heydays are interesting. The dip in mid August is when admins temporarily closed the subreddit, and the spike on September 30th is when Anderson Cooper talked about it. The numbers after the temporary shut down are abnormally low, as would be expected. But prior to that, they were getting about 30,000 unique visitors each day.

When r/jailbait was open, it had a message on the sidebar asking young girls to submit pics to their jailbait gone wild subreddit, which still exists, and even wants these 'jailbait' girls to get verified before submitting photos. You're also told to "Be respectful. Don't insult the ones brave enough to submit photos / videos".

The owners of reddit know there is active trading of child porn on their forums, and refuse to do anything about it. Further, Reddit's cofounder simply dismisses the issue and blames the exploited children whose pictures are being traded: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXZYvrue1BE]

The inaction of reddit's administrators has been a frequent topic, part of that being Violentacrez's shockingly close relationship with them.
Violentacrez's Twitter account [https://twitter.com/#!/violentacrez] seems like a good example of this.
Krispykrackers [http://twitter.com/krispykrackers] (head of advertising and the community helpline at reddit)
Hueypriest https://twitter.com/#!/hueypriest] (reddit's general manager) and
Chromakode [https://twitter.com/#!/chromakode] (developer) all follow violentacrez.
So does Jedberg [https://twitter.com/#!/jedberg] (former administrator),
KeyserSosa [https://twitter.com/#!/KeyserSosa] (former lead developer) and
MikeSchiraldi [https://twitter.com/#!/MikeSchiraldiraldi] (another former developer type).

If you view their past tweets, you'll see that Violentacrez has regularly been in direct, public contact with them.

In 2008, r/jailbait received the most votes in reddit's "Best Community" contest [http://www.reddit.com/r/bestof/comments ... nt_here_w/], with SuicideWatch taking a distant second, receiving about half as many votes.

Another interesting fact is that Violentacrez has the third highest amount of karma [http://www.karmawhores.net/violentacrez] on all of reddit for submitted links. Reddit can't get enough of the guy.

Are you sick to your stomach yet? The list of child pornography subreddits continues: (all subreddits listed below are not safe for viewing)

"Preteen Girls"
"Male Jailbait"
"Jailbait Junkies"
"Asian Jailbait"
"Young Porn"

Other awful Reddit things:

A Pedophile's Confession
A subreddit called "Raping Women"
"Beating Women"
A subreddit called "Lolicon" (cartoon drawings of naked children)[/url]
A subreddit called "Pics of Dead Kids"

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Re: Subreddit for Star Control

Post by Angelfish » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:15 pm

i'd have to see or know about the actual material before I judge on this issue tbh :)
Reddit didn't impose this rule for nothing;
http://www.reddit.com/r/blog/comments/p ... in_policy/

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Re: Subreddit for Star Control

Post by Gekko » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:28 am

I in general try to remain out of the biggest subreddits. My Reddit experience improved greatly after removing /r/funny, /r/atheism, /r/pics, /r/videos and /r/wtf from my subscriptions. It's easier to get some real conversation and debate going on by following the smaller subreddits that specialize in some area. Then, if you are in for the memes, then the default front page is all yours.
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Re: Subreddit for Star Control

Post by Lukipela » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:57 am

Angelfish wrote:i'd have to see or know about the actual material before I judge on this issue tbh :)
If you wanna go hunting for child porn that's your thing dude ;)

Reddit didn't impose this rule for nothing;
http://www.reddit.com/r/blog/comments/p ... in_policy/
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Right, I think that was the result of the campaign.
Gekko wrote:I in general try to remain out of the biggest subreddits. My Reddit experience improved greatly after removing /r/funny, /r/atheism, /r/pics, /r/videos and /r/wtf from my subscriptions. It's easier to get some real conversation and debate going on by following the smaller subreddits that specialize in some area. Then, if you are in for the memes, then the default front page is all yours.
Right, I shall stick to the starcontrol subreddit then.

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Re: Subreddit for Star Control

Post by Angelfish » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:40 am

Lukipela wrote:
Angelfish wrote:i'd have to see or know about the actual material before I judge on this issue tbh :)
If you wanna go hunting for child porn that's your thing dude ;)
Generally speaking, such sites are not child porn, just a bit suggestive in that direction. Accusing these people of publishing child porn when in fact they were not is very dangerous. You could get sued for that.

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Re: Subreddit for Star Control

Post by Lukipela » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:35 am

Angelfish wrote:Generally speaking, such sites are not child porn, just a bit suggestive in that direction. Accusing these people of publishing child porn when in fact they were not is very dangerous. You could get sued for that.
Oh dear, I guess Lucas Pela is going to get sued out of oblivion for speaking out of turn on a message board on the internet ;) Also, since Reddit themselves clearly state that their new rule is "No suggestive or sexual content featuring minors". Claiming that child porn isn't when it is is pretty dangerous. You could get arested for that. :D So they were accused of hosting that stuff, they admitted to and folded, and now all that remains is some pretty frightful misogyny.

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