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

  • m-p{3}
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    2 months ago

    I did the same thing last July, left to switch full-time to Lemmy (I registered my first Lemmy account @[email protected] a long time ago EDIT: jeez 5 years ago already?!) and somewhat abandoned my account.

    I was then approached by the lemmy.ca admins, asking if I would be interested to help administer the website, which I gladly accepted. I do not regret one minute giving my time to the fediverse.

    I went back to Reddit last month to remove my account from being a moderator on all the communities I was part of. I didn’t even tell anyone, I just left. Reddit is way past its prime.

    • @[email protected]
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      122 months ago

      I still remember your name from the early days, it’s great that you stuck around! How much Lemmy changed in these few years…

      • m-p{3}
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        92 months ago

        I could recognize that name anywhere, hello sir :)