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

  • /home/pineapplelover
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    2 months ago

    I participated and organized the Lemmy banner on the last r/place and it went pretty well. If they ever decide to do another r/place, I don’t know if I’ll do it. If people haven’t left already then they might be stuck there but idk.

    I was pretty happy with doing lots of alliances last time with the Fuck Spez Coalition, Germany, and a few others. I just don’t want to visit that awful site, it already hurt me a lot last time participating it at all hours of the day and fueling traffic so I probably won’t do it again.

    Edit: I believe this was the final result

    https://lemm.ee/post/2028359

    https://lemm.ee/post/2033816

    • Ethanol
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      142 months ago

      oh hey, I was there too! Worked at the save3rdpartyapps logo, was really nice seeing everyone collaborate but it got really stressful at points. People were greedy for canvas space. Was a bit disappointing that we could only do so much, the banner was really small after all. But at least the protest didn’t go unnoticed with the giant “FUCK SPEZ” across the whole canvas.

      • /home/pineapplelover
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        72 months ago

        Well, our banner is at the center of the canvas so for our small group size I think we did fairly well and I’m pretty sure we got a few people to visit the link

    • @thawed_cavemanOP
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      42 months ago

      I never knew there was a fediverse design, that’s neat

      • /home/pineapplelover
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        12 months ago

        I tried to get the word out but received lots of downvotes because people didn’t want to give Reddit the traffic. A couple of my posts got taken out.