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Reddit Plans to Make a Special Toxic Waste Dump for Offensive Content

After weeks of turmoil and bad press and many, many outraged posts by very angry people without a sense of precisely what free speech protections Americans are afforded by the Bill of Rights, Reddit has announced some proposed changes to its content policy. Basically, the current thinking is they’ll lock the really… » 7/16/15 5:30pm 7/16/15 5:30pm

No One Wants to Admit It, but Reddit Can't Be Saved

It’s looking more and more like Ellen Pao was, in some sense, set up to fail by her male board of directors. Her predecessor Yishan Wong says it. A top Reddit engineer said it right after quitting. It might sound conspiratorial if it weren’t about this particular site.http://gawker.com/top-reddit-eng... » 7/14/15 4:28pm 7/14/15 4:28pm

The Rise and Fall of Ellen Pao: Timeline of a Reddit Tantrum

Yesterday, Ellen Pao stepped down as CEO of Reddit. Co-founder Steve Huffman will take her place. Pao’s resignation came after a week of heightened tension at the company and on the site, but her tenure had been fraught with controversy and backlash from the sites users since it began. » 7/11/15 3:00pm 7/11/15 3:00pm

Petition to Fire Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Has Over 100,000 Signatures 

Reddit, a popular site for creepers and fans of upskirt shots, is in the midst of a turmoil of its own making. On Friday the site fired AMA coordinator Victoria Taylor who, by all accounts, was good at her job and beloved by the community. In response, moderators of popular subreddits—many of whom are volunteers of… » 7/05/15 2:15pm 7/05/15 2:15pm

Reddit In Chaos After Allegedly Firing AMA Coordinator Victoria Taylor

If you tried to visit r/IAmA (one of Reddit’s biggest subs) recently, you were probably greeted by the image above. And if you’ve been absolutely anywhere else on the site at all in the past few hours, you probably noticed that everyone is flipping their collective shit over speculation that Victoria Taylor, the… » 7/02/15 10:35pm 7/02/15 10:35pm

Reddit Crybabies Protest 'Nazi Cunt' CEO Who 'Censored' FatPeopleHate

Ellen Pao’s been interim CEO at Reddit for more than six months now, but just like any new gig at the sewage treatment plant, she’s still wading through a bunch of shit. Reddit announced yesterday that as part of a new harassment prevention policy, they’re banning five of the worst subreddits. Reddit users calmly… » 6/11/15 5:00pm 6/11/15 5:00pm

Here’s the Real Story On That Viral Photo Of a Wedding Being Upstaged

The photo of an Iowa man proposing to his girlfriend in front of a bride and groom at a wedding reception that went viral a couple of weeks ago was not actually a dick move like we all thought. The photo, captioned on Reddit as “Any girl’s wedding nightmare,” showed a man on his knee and asking his girlfriend to marry… » 6/07/15 5:00pm 6/07/15 5:00pm

Maury Povich Reveals the Most Shocking Thing to Ever Happen on Maury 

Finally, the AMA that we have always dreamed of has arrived. Maury Povich, paternity test prophet and harbinger of lie detector tests, recently answered questions for viewers at Reddit. One fan asked the 76-year-old talk show host what was the most memorable thing to have occurred on his long-running program and it… » 4/17/15 9:51am 4/17/15 9:51am

Here Are Your Own Ridiculous Stories About Sex With Famous Musicians 

Earlier this week, with great reluctance and no small amount of personal shame, we shared some of the highlights of a Reddit thread devoted to ladies swapping stories about having carnal relations with famous musicians. The comments of that post quickly became a veritable sex swamp. You people and your… » 4/15/15 1:00pm 4/15/15 1:00pm

Match the Ridiculous Groupie Sex Story to the Famous Musician

What follows is baseless gossip and may also sear your eyeballs, but we’re going to share it nonetheless. Over on Reddit, women are swapping stories about famous musicians they’ve supposedly slept with. Rather than just giving you the highlights, let’s make this a game: match the story with the famous person it’s… » 4/13/15 5:45pm 4/13/15 5:45pm

Which Sad and 'Very Famous' Actress Is Seeking Life Advice on Reddit?

Today, from Reddit's unreliable and rocky shores, someone claiming to be a "very famous" 26-year-old singer and actress posted in r/Relationships about how much she loathes being famous and how sad it's making her. There is absolutely no way to know whether or not this is real or some Friday trolling, but nonetheless,… » 3/27/15 4:15pm 3/27/15 4:15pm

Site Uses Pic of Woman with Anorexia in 'Amazing' Weight Loss Post

The Chive is the internet's home for all things "awesome" and "mind-blowing," a sort of Total Frat Move/BuzzFeed mashup focusing on gifs, girls in bikinis and whatever other #viral #content they can scrape off the floor of the web and (barely) repackage into an article. And that, apparently, is how they came to use a… » 3/24/15 12:00pm 3/24/15 12:00pm

Bride Gets Back at Awful Parents With Brilliant Burn of a Wedding Invite

Say you're getting married and don't want to invite your parents due to the abuse they visited upon you as a child. And say those same parents are now bullying you for an invitation. What do you do? If you're this bride, you send them an invitation that's so acid-dipped that you can feel the burn from here. » 2/16/15 9:45pm 2/16/15 9:45pm