So there I was. A year ago. I was trying to punch above my weight in a couple different arenas of my life and it left me in a waiting game. I had time to myself. Too much time.
I found something wrong on the internet.
I know, right? But what to do? Well for some reason, I decided I was going to fix this one.Act I: The mad king
Here's how I explained people randomly banning people from established unique communities to someone who doesn't care about this stupid bullshit.
Imagine a mayor of a town. This town has a population of 85,000 people.
Imagine that during the course of her mayor day, she just kills people randomly or if they said something they didn't like and no one ever saw them again. If somehow they did come back from the grave, the mayor could summon the elder gods and have their souls banished from reality.
So what would people do? They would speak in fear of consequences. Dozens of things were deleted a day. People would just vote down things they didn't like instead of talking to their neighbors. A camp of angry rebels lurked outside the city gates ready to shell hypocrisy with shitposts.
This was the reality of a famous trash fire called r/seattle.
This state persisted for four to seven years depending on who you ask. It was run by marketing execs, promoters, and dickweeds who abused tens of thousands of people and treating others like royalty. Basically it was ljdrama
all over again except in a geodefault on one of the bigger websites.
I noticed that no one had made a solid effort to fix this. They would bitch to admins, but admins don't generally care and like to delete shit they arbitrarily don't like and ban whoever they want.
So after this cat annoyed
me, I decided I was going to wreck his lame marketing cabal and liberate the people.
You can't just subvert a 80k population in an afternoon, so while everyone continued to point out their horrible hiprocacy and would eat popcorn while enjoying the latest tale of butthurt and dispair that everyone already knew about, I put together the next place.