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Old 07-03-2018, 01:32 PM
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Avengers Infinity War spoilerish Reddit action

This action is at least indirectly a spoiler for the Marvel movie Avengers: Infinity War.

SPOILER:

The subreddit r/thanosdidnothingwrong (a home for thanos memes and discussions of balance) recently hit 100k subscribers, leading to calls from the users to ban half the subreddit, to restore balance.



It was just approved by Reddit admins, and will happen on July 9th.
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Old 07-03-2018, 01:36 PM
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Now that's funny.
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Old 07-03-2018, 02:00 PM
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Agreed. That's funny right there.
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Old 07-03-2018, 02:40 PM
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Note that since this was announced, they've added another 100K subscribers. And they moved the date because it's quite possible the bot to do it will crash the whole website.

And yes, I subscribed.
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Old 07-03-2018, 04:02 PM
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I think this is the first time something on Reddit has made me laugh out loud since... Ever, I think.
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Old 07-03-2018, 04:22 PM
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ROFL! That's beautiful!
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Old 07-03-2018, 05:39 PM
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I've been following this for some time. I subscribed awhile ago just to see if I am one of the unlucky that get banned.

I find the whole thing hilarious. They are making a robot program to help with the banning.

They want to call it "Banos"

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Old 07-03-2018, 06:29 PM
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I've been following this for some time. I subscribed awhile ago just to see if I am one of the unlucky that get banned.

I find the whole thing hilarious. They are making a robot program to help with the banning.

They want to call it "Banos"

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This story gets better every hour.
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Old 07-03-2018, 07:21 PM
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The best part is that the way they asked by having members continuously tag the head admin in "I've come to bargain" posts.
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:02 PM
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No joke, they just banned one of their moderators.

It was the sacrifice to get the third stone, just like Gamora in the movie.

And, yes, they are claiming the moderator is permanently banned.

Last edited by Mahaloth; 07-06-2018 at 09:03 PM.
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Old 07-08-2018, 03:22 PM
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Josh Brolin himself made a video snapping.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:20 PM
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I was banned.

Yay!
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:28 PM
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I was graciously spared by Thanos.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:01 PM
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I was graciously spared by Thanos.
Did you get a message? I did.
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:42 PM
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I didn't get a message, I guess I screwed up subscribing? I replied in the few times they said you needed to.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:30 AM
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My son just texted: "Papito....I don't feel so good."

Worried for a couple of seconds until I remembered the reference.
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:37 AM
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Did you get a message? I did.
No message.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:09 AM
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So, what's Reddit's policy on socking? Can we expect all of the banned regulars to just be rebooted?
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:21 AM
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So, what's Reddit's policy on socking? Can we expect all of the banned regulars to just be rebooted?
Reddit doesn't give a shit. Alts and throwaways are commonplace.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:22 AM
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I was banned.

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So, what's Reddit's policy on socking? Can we expect all of the banned regulars to just be rebooted?
I don't think Reddit has any policy against alts, but a ban just bans you from posting on the subreddit.

I'm pretty sure everyone will be unbanned post Avengers 4.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:23 AM
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Anthony Russo didn't make it, but Joe did.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:56 AM
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I'm in the soul stone now. Things like this are why I love the internet, but the fact that we had to ubsub from thanosdidnothingwrong and sub to inthesoulstone manually was a bit disappointing. This has been all the buzz for a week, you'd think the reddit data admins would have put more effort into it.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:01 AM
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It took hours just to ban 250 thousand people.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:14 AM
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It took hours just to ban 250 thousand people.
I thought this was interesting, they livestreamed the ban and it was really slow. Downside of using a NOSQL approach I guess.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:44 AM
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Got a note from Thanos

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Alas, you have been banned from /r/thanosdidnothingwrong. Consider it a great privilege to receive such distinguished salvation.

Now, head over to r/inthesoulstone and enjoy the company of the other unfortunate children of Thanos. Please unsubscribe from r/thanosdidnothingwrong until your ban is lifted.
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:06 PM
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Got a note from Thanos
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Alas, you have been banned from /r/thanosdidnothingwrong. Consider it a great privilege to receive such distinguished salvation.

Now, head over to r/inthesoulstone and enjoy the company of the other unfortunate children of Thanos. Please unsubscribe from r/thanosdidnothingwrong until your ban is lifted.
What's this "please unsubscribe" mean? What will they do if you don't, ban you again?
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:27 PM
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Banning doesn't unsubscribe you from a subreddit and they wanted the post ban subscriber count to be half what it was before the ban. It didn't work so well.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:05 PM
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So, what's Reddit's policy on socking? Can we expect all of the banned regulars to just be rebooted?
They definitely allow alts. That said, there is technically a rule that you're not allowed to get around a ban with an alt. However, this rule is rarely enforced. I've only seen it happen when someone flat out admits they're an alt for someone else. And, even then, a mod for the sub has to initiate the process--and most don't care as long as you don't keep up the same actions that got you banned in the first place.

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Old 07-10-2018, 02:30 PM
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Well, in this case, the action that got folks banned in the first place was simply existing, so...
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:58 PM
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Again, I never got the message but I guess I was spared. Check your profile, you should have one of two badges.
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