Thanks for the link! I deleted my Reddit account recently due to all of that, and I'm kinda glad I did now, in retrospect. Plus, It lead me to find Snapzu, so I'm happy about it :P
I've been skimming the AMA and honestly, I'm depressed that I haven't seen a single mention about the blatant manipulation of the userbase by yishan. Not a single question asking for spez's view on it or calling it out. To the point, I'm honestly starting to wonder if I blew thing out of proportion, because there's no way I'm the only person that viewed it that way :/
That was what I found interesting about Yishan's comments. I realized how easy the users were to manipulate. The comments were so completely over-the-top I felt embarrassed to be in the threads
Trust is a powerful thing. Once earned... it can be abused. And it looks like it was. "You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain" comes to mind, honestly.
No, I see it exactly like you, that's one of the reasons for my deleting my account. And with all that happened in the past two weeks, it cannot be blown out of proportions, it's already approaching critical mass by itself, without any help.
Edit: I skimmed the AMA as well, and it's all damage control and evading the hard questions. hmmm.
Here's to principles, I suppose. If only we weren't the sacrificing minority with no guarantee of making a difference.