A while ago I asked Should we just stop using reddit? (For those of you following the Freethought Bullies discussion, I’ll note that one of my frustrations with Freethoughtblogs, which I overall think is a great blog network, is that so many bloggers there uncritically involve themselves in Reddit to the point that they are by default defending the widespread and offensive misogyny there.)
Lots of people showed up on that post to hate me for hating the hate at Reddit. Whatever.
More recently, Jim Hines, the author, has written this post: Why I Cancelled my Reddit Q&A [trigger warning].
What Hines notes in his post is even worse than what I had encountered. It is a very good argument for leaving Reddit off your social networking list of things to do.
Unless, of course, Reddit does the right thing.