I will only speak for myself but I left reddit after reading this:
Those on reddit might not aware of this story because rather than deal with
this issue in a substantive way on an institutional level, reddit decided
to ban Gawker links on their site:
On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 12:54 PM, Corey A Harper <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> FWIW, the folks at Harvard's Library Innovation Lab have an instance
> of the software behind HackerNews specifically for library stuff.
> It's been pretty pretty low traffic, but the infrastructure's there
> and I'm sure we'd be welcome.
> Also, lobst.er's looks like it might be my next destination when hn's
> signal/noise ratio gets unbearable.... Wish someone would fork the hn
> android app so that it'll work with arbitrary arc-based fora...
> On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 10:43 AM, Mark A. Matienzo
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM, Shaun Ellis <[log in to unmask]>
> >> I only suggested and created the subreddit because it's easy to set up
> >> requires very little maintenance. I, for one, am open to suggestions
> >> tools with similar functionality, so long as they don't require too much
> >> maintenance.
> >> Looking at the Hacker News source code... anyone know Arc? :)
> > For what it's worth, https://lobste.rs (an improved, invite-only
> > Hacker News-clone) has its source up on Github - it's a Rails app:
> > https://github.com/jcs/lobsters
> > Mark
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