Why Posting Ripped-Off Content onto Reddit is Juuuuust Fine, and Original Content Is Spam

August 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

Chris Menning at Modern Primate (<3 lol) was banned from Reddit the other day, because he has no reddiquette aka he posts links to the content he made, himself. Per Mr. Menning:

I personally have no expectation of ever having my Reddit account reinstated. The two and a half years I sunk into making conversation under my real name have been undone by a few posts wherein I link to my own original creations when I should have been stealing others’ work and giving the traffic to Imgur. Being that I now have a better understanding of the site’s social capital, I realize that it’s only fitting that we’ve parted ways. My values (retaining credit and traffic for my creations) don’t mesh with the values of the community (keeping traffic on Reddit and Imgur exclusively).

Seriously read this post.

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