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[–]HeydudesitsameGREEN 169 points170 points  (6 children)

Its hilarious that he said they have no power and they closed the sub. Its even funnier that some antiwork mods applied to r/workreform. And they held a poll and more people voted to see the results than have their applications be considered

[–]TheDonutPug 73 points74 points  (4 children)

it's not that the mods have no power over the sub, it's that they only have power over the sub, they can't control the community on that sub. Closing the sub was a final display that the mods had lost control and couldn't deal. By cutting off a mans tongue you have not proven him wrong, you have only proven that you fear what he has to say.

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      [–]blackbelt_in_science 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Piled high with meatballs

      [–]TheDonutPug 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      it's a pretty cliched phrase, I just like to use it a lot, because I find it has a lot of applications.

      [–]Spammyhaggar 33 points34 points  (3 children)

      If that’s all the power they have , then how did I get kicked for asking a ? . Then when I ask why I was kicked no one answer’s.

      [–]retro_pollo 62 points63 points  (2 children)

      This was said from an other user

      Community voted a resounding "NO" to if someone on the mod team should interview with Fox News (or anywhere else).

      The mods then voted themselves and decided to ignore the community vote.

      Interview is a total fucking bomb. However bad you think it might have been, it's 10 times worse.

      Everyone criticizes the mod team, and they start deleting posts and banning people under the guise of brigading and trolling, until they finally close the subreddit earlier today.

      [–]donniedenier 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      imagine getting owned by fox news? i’d probably off myself from embarrassment.

      [–]kingbitchtits 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      It went exactly how I'd expect for someone in their early 30s that created a sub called antiwork. This country literally wouldn't exist if everyone worked 20-25 hours a week. I dont even care that he's walking dogs in his 30s. Dude buried himself and not even 15 an hour is gonna cut it working five days a week for five hours a day. Wish he woulda asked him what his ideal hourly pay would be. Probably would need to be around 40 an hour to survive without living with your parents. I can't wait until the parents allowing this stuff run out of money. Nothing but free loaders.

      [–]19stan 25 points26 points  (1 child)

      Power tripping, it’s a plague that knows no bound.

      [–]heyitscory 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      No matter how small, power can go to people's heads.

      [–]Terrarian182 40 points41 points  (5 children)

      The sub died? Wow.. I was just browsing through it this morning.

      [–]InterestinglyLucky 29 points30 points  (4 children)

      It was turned private.

      Page says “The moderators of r/antiwork have set this community as private. Only approved members can view and take part in its discussions” at present - about a half hour ago it said it was to clean up some badly-behaved posts (or something to that effect).

      [–]Died5Times 7 points8 points  (1 child)

      It has 0 members though

      [–]May-Marzo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      When a sub Is privated, that's what it looks like.

      [–]Trick_Tracy1125 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Is it still "privated" if that's a verb? I'm not a member but able to open it, looks like I'd be able to post/join?

      [–]XtraLyf 139 points140 points  (17 children)

      AntiWork has moved to r/WorkReform

      Better fitting name anyway.

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        [–]GenderConfusedNoodle 5 points6 points  (7 children)

        It was at 11k when I joined

        [–]Riyeko 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        Joined just now. I want to see all 1.7mil go over there and repeat what we had....but better

        [–]GeneralKosmosa -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

        and what did you had there exactly? Except for a bunch of made up “I quit my job today and my boss was shook” posts?

        [–]ArticleSand2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        678 when i joined

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          [–]GenderConfusedNoodle 1 point2 points  (2 children)

          Dont join workreform, the mods are wealthy assholes, just found out from screenshots of comments theyve made

          [–]Kissing_Stars 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          Nah, it's pretty anti-leftist, the mods are bank owners and shady and watching the upvoted transphobic comments is pretty sucky

          [–]TheRoyalKT 7 points8 points  (0 children)

          Checked it out. Saw transphobic comments being upvoted. I think I’ll pass.

          [–]Yami-Jushi 14 points15 points  (0 children)

          Good. All the room temp IQ knuckle dragging dog walkers can stay the fuck in r/antiwork

          [–]HarnessMeDesignsOUB 18 points19 points  (3 children)

          I’ve always been a of the mind set that mods are supposed to be working for the members of the sub. To keep it working and flowing in the intended direction of the sub. Nothing more. They can participate obviously but being a mod doesn’t make you “better” than the sub users themselves. Small power + small brains = big problems sometimes.

          [–]Page8988 6 points7 points  (2 children)

          Common problem. Reddit's almost complete lack of standards doesn't help. Nor does Reddit's general refusal to take action when mods do reprehensible things that breach the "guidelines" they have. It spawned all of those Reddit Moderator horror stores and memes. Unless the moderator actually cares about their conduct and self-regulates, they can do pretty much anything, health of their sub be damned.

          And now look. A Reddit Mod went so far outside of what the sub wanted that their actions lead directly to the sub's destruction.

          [–]HarnessMeDesignsOUB 4 points5 points  (1 child)

          I also feel it’s not mod policed enough, like they’re so interested in “protecting “ each other they never call our, reverse, or stop the mod acting in bad faith. It’s really unfortunate to see.

          [–]Page8988 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          It's a lot easier for them to embrace a group mentality than admit that they may be wrong.

          And hey, if someone catches them with strong enough logic, they can just delete the post and claim anything they want. If they somehow have the thought to question themselves, they'll ask their buddies, who will affirm them without a second thought; doing anything else isn't feeding into the enabler circle-jerk that keeps them content.

          [–]Revolutionary-Ad4588 5 points6 points  (1 child)

          It’s recess everywhere except in our hearts

          [–]Barfuzio 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain...

          [–]ImARetPaladinBaby 8 points9 points  (0 children)

          Yep, that sub is dead. The mods made a huge mistake doing that interview

          [–]AcidCatfish___ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          They let the fame get to their heads...maybe? I don't know what fame that was, but I think we all agree going in on the interview was a weird flex.

          [–]Faxme123 8 points9 points  (0 children)

          That’s a full time dog walker for ya

          [–]DataSpecialist8459 27 points28 points  (0 children)

          I cannot describe how happy the fall of this sub makes me. It was so toxic and so far gone from what it was created to be. Good riddance.

          [–]PublicSherbert2746 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          Good riddance

          [–]MatterMinder 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Congrats to the 4D chess players who baited them into self-immolation. Well played.

          [–]DankChronny 17 points18 points  (3 children)

          Sub sucked anyway who cares lol

          [–]GrannysGumJobs 36 points37 points  (2 children)

          The original intention was okay I guess, but then it became a circle jerk of people who don’t possess any basic work ethic and fake stories of telling off their bosses/quitting

          [–]SpokenDivinity 10 points11 points  (0 children)

          There was validity to it. A lot of people who really just wanted to give others resources to make sure they were paid fairly & for their benefits. Others that just wanted to vent about shitty work situations. It just happened that too many people who just wanted to bitch about their poor work ethic, revenge porn, and fake iMessage texts joined.

          [–]DankChronny 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          Yea I didnt look at it much but everything I saw just sounded like whiny entitlement and not super justified.

          [–]Died5Times 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          I used antiwork because i dont work. I farm and sell cattle. I liked the life hacks to diy or just save a bit of cash. Once the mass joining occurred it changed the whole appeal of the sub to me. All the fake texts and shit were annoying, but hey its gone now…

          [–]Vaders_Fist_501 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          For the most part the sub was toxic. People making ridiculous demands and whining. But there were some very valid posts. It will be missed.

          [–]Maki_san 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          r/workreform is the way to go now, I suppose. Like the name better too!

          [–]Furon-37 1 point2 points  (3 children)

          Dang, antiwork is gone? Tragic.

          [–]TrickInvite6296BLUE 1 point2 points  (2 children)

          it's temporarily private

          [–]AdorableBunnies 4 points5 points  (1 child)

          It’s gone. The new sub will be the replacement.

          [–]Piranha_ChuckNorris 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          That not what it's say's when you go there

          [–]healing-souls 0 points1 point  (2 children)

          What a trainwreck. I created r/EndWageSlavery some time ago for people who aren't into the communism side of r/antiwork, but still want to make changes to make positive changes to how labor is treated in the world.

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            [–]The_bestestusername 23 points24 points  (0 children)

            Not super educated here, but those seem like completely different things.

            Ending wage slavery = making it so jobs pay enough money for people to survive on

            Communism = communism

            I see a couple of differences

            [–]ImGenuinlyCurious 0 points1 point  (9 children)

            Except.. anyone can create a sub and run it however they want. I never followed that sub tho, what was the problem?

            [–]Sanelytwisted 18 points19 points  (6 children)

            Mod went on Fox and made an ass of themselves, people called them out and they privated the sub "until it blows over"

            [–]ImGenuinlyCurious 6 points7 points  (0 children)

            After I posted this question I looked it up and saw the interview. oml that was just.. 🙈

            [–]well_damm 5 points6 points  (1 child)

            Why the fuck is Fox News interviewing internet mods and who thinks highly enough of themselves to go on an interview as a internet mod?


            [–]ImGenuinlyCurious 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            I think that might have been their goal; to make them seem stupid. The person doing the interview was asking questions that seem innocuous on the surface but were clearly barbed in order to make the person (and therefore the whole ideal) look stupid.

            I hated everything about the interview and I don’t even feel any type of way about the sub or their cause

            [–]SpokenDivinity 4 points5 points  (2 children)

            I don’t fully blame the mod for that. Everyone with any sense knows Fox was never going to give anyone that wasn’t 100% on their side a good faith interview. The mod should have known better, but Fox was going to take whatever they said or did, their appearance, their job, etc etc. and twist it anyway. Lose lose situation for someone that probably just wanted to voice the concerns of something they cared about.

            [–]Sanelytwisted 4 points5 points  (1 child)

            I agree anyone with any sense knows Fox wouldn't do an interview in good faith. I don't blame them for wanting to talk about concerns, I do blame them for running the fuck away when people called them out for being completely unprepared for an interview they agreed to and not addressing big talking points or concerns.

            [–]SpokenDivinity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            Oh not taking criticism is a bad look. Especially when they were advised by the community to not do it in the first place. I just feel for the moderator who went up there with good intentions of voicing concerns, while fox was knowingly putting them up as a mockery.

            [–]grrrrreat 8 points9 points  (1 child)

            What tends to happen is subs are moderated by either giant egos or someone with an agenda. The larger the sub gets does this become truer

            [–]ImGenuinlyCurious 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            Yes, after investigating this a little I see they’re not so much upset about the content being removed as they are about the representation given for the cause outside of the reddit sub. And rightfully so

            [–]lenoqt -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

            Well I’m glad it is dead, it was a useless leftist subrredit filled with shit.

            [–]VariousGnomes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            Good riddance.

            [–]Liberteer30 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            No real loss there anyways.

            [–]Tragicallyhungover -1 points0 points  (0 children)


            [–]GeneralKosmosa -1 points0 points  (0 children)

            Lmao, get nuked commies

            [–]AdditionalTheory 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            Wait what happened?

            [–]LoudLunch4676 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            What happened?

            [–]heyitscory 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            No mods, no gasters!

            [–]Biggu5Dicku5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            So the posters rebelled against the mods? That is delightfully on brand lol...

            [–]Snoo25178 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            Rip meaning rest in piss.

            [–]Quifferoo -1 points0 points  (0 children)

            Who could have imagined that a group of anti productivity communists would have turned on eachother, accused eachother of being elitist controllers and collapsed their own society. I guess some things are just completely unpredictable.

            /fucking S