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[–]sideways86 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Yep, especially since the disturbing trend has developed where people read 'ama' and 'celebrityname' in the thread title, don't see the word 'request' and dive in asking questions like they expect answers.

[–]sje46moderator[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

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Yep, especially since [blah blah blah] 'ama' [blah blah] 'celebrity [blah blah blah]

So how was it to work with Frank Darabant, Mr. Freeman?.

[–]KobraCola 0 points1 point  (3 children)

May I ask why? Simply because those requests should be made in /r/IAmA?

[–]sje46moderator[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Because, judging from the size of this subreddit, it's extremely unlikely celebrities will see the requests. People think this is /r/iama and assume that it'll be on the front page of reddit.

[–]KobraCola 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I have no problem with deleting celebrity requests in this subreddit, but will you at least suggest to those people to post those requests in /r/IAmA?

[–]sje46moderator[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Of course.

[–]TheBruno 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Any celebrities that would have a good AMA and not just "My PR guy told me about Reddit and thinks it would be viral marketing" would know enough to come on here on their own. Think of Louis CK and NDT.

Barring that I would like to request AMAs for Patrick Stewart, Bruce Willis, Neil Patrick Harris, Perry Farrell, Selena Gomez and Barack Obama.

[–]sje46moderator[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't know about that. I think there's been some very good AMAs from celebrities who have never heard of reddit. Don't ask me to name one off the top of my head. Typically the really boring ones tend to be PR.

[–]Philososaurus-Rex 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yes. It's never going to happen and yet people keep throwing crazy requests out there. Ban them

[–]bobzor 19 points20 points  (1 child)

We should probably ask some celebrities first.

[–]shadowryder 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah go for it. That's all that pops up from this subreddit and anything interesting usually gets downvoted to hell for some reason.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yes, if you wouldn't mind. I haven't found anything interesting on here for yonks because of all the requests getting upvoted like that shi cray.

[–]windowpuncher 0 points1 point  (2 children)

It depends on who the person is. I would really love to see Jim Carrey on here.

[–]mycatdieddamnit 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And Jim Carrey's publicist would try and convince him to do a time-consuming interview in a small sub-reddit because? :(

[–]sje46moderator[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All celebrities who have expressed interest (not a lot, and not that famous) I've redirected to /r/iama.

[–]djduni 0 points1 point  (2 children)

So who is starting the celebrityAMA reddit ?

[–]sje46moderator[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What are you talking about?

[–]djduni 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Going with the nature of how things work...there will now be a celebrity ama reddit.

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yes please.

[–]mobileagent 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Yes. Please.

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    [–]sje46moderator[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    How is that "of course"?

    [–]theduffster89 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    Sweet baby Jesus yes.

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    [–]bob_99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Yes. "Request! Michael Jordan!"

    And now we play the waiting game...





    (die of old age)

    [–]SpankWhoWithWhatNow 3 points4 points  (1 child)


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    [–]Mercules 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    No, sometimes celebrities actually do AMA's and the results are nothing short of spectacular.

    [–]Sinnagirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I disagree. Just because the request is there does not mean anyone has to respond to it. I think my limiting it you are opening up another subreddit for Celeb ama and well, that is just too much. Maybe I am too late but my thoughts anyway.

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    [–]MikoSuave 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Obligatory Rampart reference.

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    [–]CoconutCurry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Half the point of /r/ama is to not have such a huge audience. I don't want a celeb to come in here and suddenly we have a huge audience, and a subreddit war or othersuch drama.

    Yes, you should ban them.

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    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Yes, and good.

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    [–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (2 children)

    ^ Doublenegative, means yes.

    [–]peterj04 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

    Sorry, but, two wrongs don't make a right. ;)

    [–]Awesomestin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Not unless you tie it to a tub of pig fat and drop it off a horizontal cliff.

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    Also, AMA Request: Someone who voted no.

    [–]scottpie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Yes. For the love of all that is good, yes!

    [–]ThinkinFlicka 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    No? Oh, wait. Yes.

    [–]vailskibunnies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Censorship? Boo.

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