2015.07.03 Daily Dose: Reddit Drama, New Members, and Your Weekend Plans
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Happy Friday, Snapzites!
I fear today's post will be drowned by all the introductions in the lounge, but there is much to talk about.
Once again, the reddit administration has revealed a startling incompetence. Their missteps become quite a bit more profound when you consider that they're not hobbyists but professionals who've been hired for the sole purpose of overseeing the community. It's a bit baffling. The site is comprised almost entirely of user-generated content and, furthermore, the users mostly moderate themselves. The only thing left for the administration to do is make sure the site is running smoothly — keep the servers going, uphold the law, respond to feedback, and plan for growth. It's not easy, but it's sure as hell straightforward. Instead, they've managed to create problems where there were none, while failing to perform their most basic duties. It makes users feel like they're not respected and, as a result, we're in the midst of another reddit exodus.
Which leads us to...
There are so many of you. Welcome to Snapzu!
What you will come to realize is that Snapzu is not reddit. It also doesn't seek to become reddit. Snapzu is a community that takes care of itself, where each member has not only a username but a face and a voice. We're kind to each other, and we're excited to be here. We believe that it's our responsibility to embody the type of community we want, and we hope you'll join us in doing so.
- The site can be a bit confusing at first. Don't be afraid to ask questions, as pretty much everyone will be glad to assist you. You can PM users by following them first.
- Creating or claiming a tribe is lots of fun! It's also lots of hard work, so make sure you're up to the task. There's a FAQ and here are some tips!
- The downvote is not for disagreeing. You can spite differing opinions by not upvoting them. Better yet, talk it out.
- Leveling and reputation make Snapzu a lot more fun than reddit, but focus on making contributions to the community and you'll have an even better time. You'll find that we really appreciate the effort that goes into a quality post.
Your Weekend Plans
Rejoice! It's here again. What are you all doing this weekend?
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