But still, because of my habit of linking to my own site where I post my own original content, I’ve been labeled a spammer and have been banned. I’ve messaged the admins twice in the last two weeks, but haven’t gotten any response. It seems that the only way I could avoid this is if I were to relinquish any rights to my original content and post it exclusively to Imgur.
Modern Primate blogger Chris Menning • Writing a tough criticism of the Reddit community, particularly in regards to the tendency of the system to be rigged against original content creators in favor of people who share content without necessarily giving credit. (Menning actually got banned from the site.) This has been an ongoing frustration for a number of humor blogs such as Slacktory and The Frogman, with these bloggers pointing out that it’s easier for a stolen, uncredited version of their content to go viral on Reddit via an uncredited Imgur link than it is for a blog post by the same author with the exact same content to do the same. Sites like Tumblr have a system that at least encourages sourcing content — do Reddit and Imgur need to do the same? (via shortformblog)
While long disillusioned with the community on Reddit, I’ve grown more and more disappointed with how bad the experience is for the typical Reddit viewer (i.e. no customized frontpage), who just see virtually nothing but imgur and terrible atheism circlejerk posts. Then again, their traffic numbers speak for themselves.