Petition update

100,000 Supporters and Counting

Billy Johnson
Murrysville, PA

Jul 5, 2015 — Thank you all for the fiery support this petition has received the past couple of days. There has been over 100,000 supporters in the past 35 hours.

As you know, hundreds of subreddits protested after an announcement was made by /u/karmanaut that /u/chooter (Victoria) was let go from her position at Reddit. The Reddit administration team gave no warning to several subreddits that heavily relied on her in order to operate smoothly. This tossed those subreddits into chaos and soon hundreds of subreddits went into protest by making their communities private. Reddit erupted into chaos which made the news in hundreds of countries all around the world.

Alexis Ohanian (/u/kn0thing) and Ellen Pao (/u/ekjp) issued several apologies via comments and news outlets. Along with their apologies were, again, empty promises to improve their communication with the community and provide tools for the moderators as they have promised to do so years ago. As of right now they have NOT issued an apology in a site-wide announcement or blog post. It is sad that they have resorted to the news rather than addressing us, their consumers.

Please keep spreading, promoting, and supporting this petition.

We will not stop until we see action taken.