Concerning the cancer of Reddit

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  1. Stormtrooper

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    To destroy Reddit, one needs break the confidence of the upvoting/downvoting system. The most obvious way to do this is to create widespread paranoia in the community.

    One way to create this paranoia would be to develop a Chrome and Firefox extension for users to blacklist each other. Once a user has been added to your blacklist, any comments page you visit will be scanned for their username and auto downvoted. In effect, this will make every comment they post on a page you visit get downvoted automatically, without any effort.

    This extension, released and publicized, will be too tempting for the Reddit community to not install. The thought of permanently downvoting anyone they do not like, forever, appeals to the petty and spiteful nature of the common Redditor. As more people install and use the extension, the effects of paranoia will begin to be felt. Users who have felt persecuted before will begin to blame their downvotes on everyone else for putting them on their blacklist. Soon this feeling of persecution will become widespread, and confidence in Reddit will begin to crack.

    Regardless of whether moderators of Reddit can block use of the extension, the paranoia will exist and grow. Over time, it will cause community participation from the higher quality users to dwindle, until only the lower quality users remain.

    The extension: http://amoffat.github.com/trollaway/

    Your thoughts, EDiots?
     
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    This.

    Reddit is a cesspool of vile scum, and the thought of plunging it into chaos makes my dick hard.
     
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    Isn't it obvious?
     
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    No. Have they attacked us?
     
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    They've attacked the laws of decency, but they haven't directly attacked us if that's the case.
     
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    I have to disagree with The Member Formerly Known As Baya. Reddit is full of pseudo-intelligent hipsters. Let them chew their insides.
     
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    Reddit is fine as long as you stay clear of the comments section. Bunch of pseudo-intellectuals trying to be funny. Other than that it's a good source of news and pics. I browse r/wtf at least once a week, and the frontpage always has 2 or 3 articles worth reading.
     
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    sounds pretty hilarious
     
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    So were 50% of all human conflicts in history, pal.

    And besides, inciting paranoia and civil distrust in the Reddit community is the equivalent of what special operations do today all the time.
     
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    If we destroy Reddit, the users will just move to another site, you can't cure this cancer.
     
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    Which is why we don't want to destroy Reddit. We want to reduce the smugly proud City of Sodom to a lawless free-for-all eternal battle.
     
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    Reddit can be good, but just sometimes. Also pretty much what Khanzer said.

    Btw, you forgot to include that aside being pseudo-intellectuals most of them are also closeted pedophiles who whine why the law ruin their fun.
     
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    Yeah, they might even move here.
     
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    PREPARE FOR SOME REAL HORROR, AS I CREEP AND CRAWL UP ON YOU AND SPOOK YOU SO HARD YOUR SKELETON POPS OUT!
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    This shit needs to stop, its whole community is pure and utter cancer, no exceptions.
     
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    We can chase them out like we do with the usual cancer.
     
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    BUT YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO RID THE WORLD OF SKELETONS, BECAUSE JUST REMEMBER, THERE'S A SKELETON ALREADY INSIDE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Now that's what I call boning.

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