A look into the highly rigged nature of the Reddit platform

a guest post by Reddit user Majorvis:

Sometimes, I try to share interesting work on Reddit. Apparently this resulted in Reddit putting an instant, site wide ban order on me. The confirmation of this comes from a moderator on the r/humor subreddit. 

One of Tanster’s ongoing, reoccurring topics concerns new age conman Mas Sajady. I did a humorous video about Sajady recently. It doesn’t mention Tanster or this blog at all. Thinking some people on the humor page might find it funny, I posted a link to it. This resulted in me instantly being banned for life from r/humor. 

It seemed odd to me that I was banned for life for posting a humorous video so I wrote to the mod asking for more information. Not getting a response, I asked again. The conversation chain is posted below, as is the video in question.  The result of my seeking to have a dialogue with the mod resulted in me being muted by the mod for 72 hours. One thing I found interesting about my exchange with the mod of r/humor was his or her total lack of humor.  

The mod did tell me that I have been labeled as a “spammer account” by Reddit. Though I haven’t been banned anywhere else, r/humor took this as a kill order and barred me from posting anything on humor even if it is not Tanster related. 

I am not the Tanster. The video doesn’t promote her or myself. And yet I’ve been banned for life for posting it.  No appeal.

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Here for the reader’s perusal is my ban notice and my inquiries regarding this unusual behavior: 

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Here’s me being muted by the mod who did not address any of my points and just reiterated that I’m not diverse enough.  

 

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And here’s the video that got me banned from r/humor: