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Geek Spoiler: What Happened To Reddit’s /r/knives?


Reddit, if you didn’t know, is a giant forum of forums covering just about any imaginable topic of conversation. One discussion forum, called /r/knives, has been a wealth of knife-related information. I’ve monitored it regularly as part of my duties here, and a bizarre thing happened the other day: this once-thriving forum now has a grand total of 40 posts. WTF?

Reddit Riot

Apparently this is where it all went wrong. The moderators objected to this post for some reason, and started deleting it and banning those who posted it. This resulted in an avalanche of other users started posting the same post, in solidarity with their banned brethren.

By the end of Sunday, /r/knives was a private subreddit with a puny handful of posts. (Click here for a brief chronology from someone far more involved in Reddit than I am.)

If you haven’t discovered it yet, /r/knifeclub is becoming the new hangout for all the /r/knives users who have found themselves banned. Your comments here, unlike at /r/knives, are always welcome.



10 responses to ‘Geek Spoiler: What Happened To Reddit’s /r/knives?

  1. It’s really funny to see people lose their shit, “live” as it were. I wonder if ever at some point in that mod’s “ban spectacular” did he ever pause for a second and wonder if he was over the line.

  2. Yeah, what WAS the knife that got Reddit offended? (Inquiring minds WANT to know. That little image is way too small.)

  3. All that over a spoon? Imagine if someone had posted a fork, they would have shut down the site, dragged the servers out back and burned them, then destroy the backups with a .50 BMG…..

  4. The moderator must have had some previous bad experience with spoons. Like spilling hot soup on himself or something.

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