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?
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.