It's kind of a classic case of plutocracy in a veiled democracy. Those with the power make the rules, but it seems to outsiders like everyone's vote counts equally. Major bummer, considered the premise his sub had is pretty cool. Moderator elections anyone?
I've always said to friends who hate the community that Reddit's become that there's always a subreddit that's reasonably intelligent if you put the time in to look for it. I unfollowed r/funny and r/adviceanimals almost immediately after I joined because I got tired of meme-based/ignorant shit coming up, but I haven't had much trouble with people on Reddit after narrowing down my subreddits.
Definitely going to follow r/standupshots and the other two now, even though it seems pointless now that the mod left.
Absolutely this. Reddit is a wonderful site if you subscribe to the right subs.
there's probably some alright subreddits, but every time i try to give reddit a chance, it's all just desperate tryhard attempts at upvotes and the same tired old memes over and over(usually used in the wrong way) that makes it pretty unbearable to even browse. AMAs are pretty cool though, read the Seinfeld one yesterday. it would be a lot better if they had an option to just view their answers though other than view by top or best