Reddit CEO apologizes for mistakes and poor communication

    
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The fallout from last week’s Reddit-wide protest (which spilled over into several MMO subreddits) over a fired employee and high friction between the company and the site’s mods continues, as CEO Ellen Pao issued an apology yesterday and promised to improve communication with Reddit’s volunteers.

“We screwed up,” Pao wrote. “Not just on July 2, but also over the past several years. We haven’t communicated well, and we have surprised moderators and the community with big changes. We have apologized and made promises to you, the moderators and the community, over many years, but time and again, we haven’t delivered on them.”

Pao outlined three steps that will be taken, including giving moderators better tools. This apology comes against the backdrop of a Change.org petition to remove the interim CEO that rather suspiciously leaped from 10k to 200k signatures in the last week.

Source: Reddit via Polygon
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Goronmon Dr_Sweers PaganRites No no, I get it and agree.  There is value there.  Goldenhornet is right…I have hopped on Reddit maybe three or four times prior and always came away asking why I was just there.

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CrowingOne Cosmic Cleric 
Edit/Erratum: …making to be the next wave of perceived, *imagined or otherwise forces that’s out…(I am pretty sure I wasn’t smoking anything when originally composing that sentence. :( )

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breetoplay ManastuUtakata Saerain 
Fair enough.
As for the latter, the Gnomish Wimblerdon formula if I may: Federer > Djokovic > Murray for the boys side. It’s just the Williams elder for the girls. <3

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ManastuUtakata breetoplay Saerain Oh no problem, it’s a fair question and we struggled with it too — the followup is less about MMOs than even the original, do we do it anyway to round out the story? And we ultimately decided on yes, but it did get pushed to later in the day since it was less important than other stuff. :D
… I love international tennis fwiw. It’s one of the only sports I can sit there and watch for hours. :P

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deekay_zero Cosmic Cleric “now get off my lawn!”
lol yeah, its definately old school, but it doesn’t make it bad/wrong.  Its kind of funny actually, we already have a great grouping/messaging system as part of the Internet, but because its not in a web browser, I doubt most Internet users even knows it exists.
Sometimes I think the HTML/web browser is the ultimate hammer, and everything else is a nail, syndrome.

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deekay_zero Cosmic Cleric “now get off my lawn!”
lol yeah, its definately old school, but it doesn’t make it bad/wrong.  Its kind of funny actually, we already have a great grouping/messaging system as part of the Internet, but because its not in a web browser, I doubt most Internet users even knows it exists.
Sometimes I think the HTML/web browser is the ultimate hammer, and everything else is a nail, syndrome.

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breetoplay Saerain 
I want to apologize for disagreeing over why you guys are covering this. Though I do understand where you are coming from. As this is your site also; you are free to cover anything and everything you guys wish or desire. Even if it’s the politics of international tennis rankings. Therefore, my say and protests really have no influence on this. As I have my own reasons why I don’t like this, as you may gleamed from many of my postings here.
With that though, I’ll agree to disagree. And thank you kindly for not shortening my pigtails over this.

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Esoteric Coyote deekay_zero tobascodagama eLdritchMD Sigbjorn If you dig around on reddit, you can find several popular theories, some of which make a lot of sense, and none of which are worth firing anyone over, unless it’s the one that’s basically “because money.”

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Saerain This is why, yep. We originally covered it because it took down a bunch of major MMO subs, which you might not care about, but it’s MMO news and gaming news that affects a lot of people and the news cycle itself. This was just a follow-up to the situation once resolved, which is responsible reporting.

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captainzor boredinBC Never in this history of this site’s existence, has it been just MMO news.