Reddit Removes r/technology From Homepage in Bizarre Internal Mod Battle

By Gary Cutlack on at

Reddit has oddly decided to punish a part of itself, removing the Technology section from its list of default categories that are recommended to everyone. It's a punishment for the section's moderators, who were found to be making life easy for themselves by using keyword filters.

The list of banned words that get auto-filtered was appropriately discovered by a Reddit user who stuck them on the site, and includes not only understandable ones we already use our brains to filter out like "Flappy" and "Dogecoin" but also much wider terms such as "Bitcoin" and "Snowden."

Reddit spokeswoman Victoria Taylor told the BBC: "We decided to remove /r/technology from the default list because the moderation team lost focus of what they were there to do: moderate effectively. We're giving them time to see if we feel they can work together to resolve the issue." [Mashable]