Tried to submit this post but it gets filtered by the automod so posting here for now.

Posting this from an alt because I’m still locked out of my account.

About an hour ago, we went ahead with the changes on r/MildlyInteresting following overwhelming support from our community. The idea was to go public again, but designate the subreddit as NSFW with a bigger focus on suggestive looking fruits and whatnot.

I was preparing the sub to go live, but just after I switched it to NSFW, I was logged out of my account on every single platform and locked out. I can successfully reset my password, but it will nevertheless not let me login.

Following this, another mod posted our update instead. Right after, the u/ModCodeofConduct account removed the post and flipped the sub back to restricted instead of public. Then, the second moderator was also logged out of their account and locked out. Other mods tried to re-approve the post, one of them was promptly logged out and locked out as well.

A few minutes after, the entire team was removed from the subreddit without any prior communication of any kind. As it stands, at least three of us are literally locked out of our Reddit accounts and the other mods were only removed from the sub.

I honestly don’t even have words for this situation right now. No communication, no attempt to seriously answer any of our questions we asked in ModMail, but still going in and removing our posts, literally locking us out of our accounts, removing the entire moderation team, and entirely ignoring the 40,000 people who voted to either take the sub back private, or open it with new rules.

The only thing I can say is that I’m incredibly disappointed and disheartened that the Reddit Admins believe this is the correct way to act.

  • TmpodOPA
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    81 year ago

    Oh I’m out, been running an instance for two years now 😉
    I only still catch up with the situation to help people migrate over here hehe

    • Captain Janeway
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      41 year ago

      And it’s good that you do. I took a look at some posts today after all the hubbub regarding the John Oliver posts. I wanted to see the frontpage but it wasn’t particularly interested. However, several threads had people saying “yes Reddit is being greedy, but what’s the alternative?”. I didn’t realize so many people were still unaware of Lemmy, Mastodon, kbin, etc.

      • @Steve@lemm.ee
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        11 year ago

        You were unaware? Shoot, Lemmy has like 1/100,000th the user base of Reddit. Of course the vast majority of the public has no clue. I searched Google and Reddit for a Reddit alternative on and off for months before finally hearing about Lemmy two weeks ago maybe?