Reddit is an addictive website for sharing and discussing media. It consists of user curated subforums. Users can vote on links and comments to decide what is shown near the top for about one day. Users receive worthless points (karma) according to the votes they receive.
A downside of the karma system, as noted by many, is that it tends to result in group think by effectively censoring views divergent from the mainstream via downvoting and often through the actions of politically motivated moderators. Redditors are conditioned to crave the upvotes, and can easiest achieve this by parroting the latest mindless memes or by virtue signaling.
Archives[edit | edit source]
Most banned subreddits have been archived on pushshift.io (which can be searched on redditsearch.io) and rareddit.com. URLs of deleted Reddit threads can sometimes be retrieved by replacing
On Archive.org one can sometimes access /top/?sort=top&t=month or /top/?sort=top&t=all to see some of the top posts.
Incel-themed subreddits and bannings[edit | edit source]
Reddit hosted some of the largest incel forums, most of which have been memoryholed for "bullying" and "harassing" of women, presumably out of fear of bad advertiser relations and upon pressure of anti-incels.
|Name||Related wiki articles||Link, archive||founding date||banning date||comment|
|/r/Incel||Archive.org||17th of May, 2010||24th of April, 2017||Banned|
|/r/Incels||/r/Incels||Archive.org||2nd of August, 2013||7th of November, 2017||Banned|
|/r/TheIncelPill||Archive.org||22nd of July, 2016||17th of June, 2019||Banned|
|/r/IncelsWithoutHate||Link||9th of April, 2017||—||Still active, "not an /r/braincels replacement"|
|/r/IncelTears||/r/IncelTears||Link||19th of May, 2017||—||Still active, an anti-incel forum|
|/r/Braincels||/r/Braincels, Battle of Incelistan||Archive.org, Partial archive, Large archive||21st of October, 2017||30th of September, 2019||Banned. 'Partial archive' only has some posts in early 2018. 'Large archive' is nearly complete except for late 2018 (159 MB download, 2 GB extracted). Posts from late 2018 are missing, also from Pushshift.io, so they are possibly irreversibly lost. Many pics are still online except by accounts that Reddit has suspended. The v.reddit URLs can be downloaded with youtube-dl.|
|/r/BlackPillScience||Scientific Blackpill||Link, theredarchive.xyz||March 26th 2018||—||Still active|
|/r/Shortcels||Heightpill||Archive.org||8th of March, 2018||24th of March, 2020||Banned, a subreddit focusing on shortcels and heightism|
|/r/Celouts||Archive.org||6th of September, 2018||17th of October, 2019||Banned|
|/r/DepressedVirgins||Archive.org||28th of September, 2018||28th of October, 2018||Banned|
|/r/askanincel||Archive.org||30th of November, 2018||10th of January, 2020||Banned|