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Epidemic of Control Freaks: “Nobody Here Gets Any Pussy”

 

/r/SpaceX has finally succumbed to inevitable fratricide…it will only end when moderators let Reddit be reddit by allowing participants to moderate comments through up/down voting. [Something positive did come from this nonsense: it precipitated creation of /r/SpaceXLounge.]

via retiringonmars: To anyone interested, here’s the timeline of events (times in BST / UTC+1):

  • Aug-Sept – Several differences of opinion happen within the mod team, tensions fluctuate.
  • 16 Sept – New internal procedure trial begins. Leads to a massive increase in workload.
  • 27 Sept, 19:30-21:00 – Elon Musk hosts the talk “Making Life Multiplanetary” at IAC 2016.
  • 27 Sept, 22:00 – Trialled procedure is disabled.
  • 28 Sept, 04:30-05:00 – Tensions on the mod team reach a peak, and the worst of the argument happens.
  • 28 Sept, 04:47 – Wetmelon leaves the mod team.
  • 28 Sept, 20:00 – Echo leaves the mod discussion group.
  • [interim period] – Things break, we realise it’s impossible to have a mod that isn’t available for discussion.
  • 29 Sept 14:42 – Echologic is removed from the mod team.
  • [interim period] – equally unworkable.
  • 30 Sept 09:30 – TheBlacktom is seemingly the first to comment on what’s happened, here.
  • 30 Sept 12:30 – interoth tries to make this topic a top-level post here.
  • [interim period] – I remove interoth’s post but continue to answer questions, while frantically trying to alert the other mods, so that we can release this as a proper meta discussion.
  • 30 Sept 15:30 – The shitstorm we’re in is officially revealed to the community.

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Initially that comment had about 5-6 points, before discussing pussy….

Live links used in the graphic above:
http://factualfiction.com/marsartists/2012/10/20/mars-to-stays-rethinking-mars-cover-images/
http://factualfiction.com/marsartists/2013/09/08/mars-to-stay-cheerleaders/

LOL, badge of honor…can’t help but wonder what these people are like in person:

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Humans:

This shameful ridiculous waste of talent goes on and on…

https://www.reddit.com/r/SpaceXMeta/
https://www.reddit.com/r/UndeleteSpaceX 

Apparently this humorless moderation will continue in 2017:

https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/5mx13d/just_read_the_instructions_were_accepting/dc74dmh/
https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/5lo00o/rspacex_spaceflight_questions_news_january_2017_28/dc2zy04/
https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/5mx13d/just_read_the_instructions_were_accepting/dc7neeb/