• http://www.austinot.com/ Brittany Highland

    Reddit is possibly the most unique social network animal I’ve ever met. I go for content unique to the community – and obviously individuals unique to the community. But I often feel like I’m walking on eggshells, trying to avoid getting flamed for nothing. The mysterious intricacies of Reddit continue on…

  • http://www.facebook.com/MattOwenWeb Matt Owen

    I’m a regular Redditor, and I do occasionally submit links from my own site if I think they are particularly relevant to the discussion of a particular subreddit, I do usually identify myself in the comments there though and try not to do it often, I’d rather others submitted our stuff anyway. 
    To be honest I think this is more about flooding and keeping the content on Reddit diverse. links from Business insider and the Atlantic (among others) are hard to avoid because there’s just so many of them, and it’s to the detriment of the subreddits they are posted in. Similarly, the r/metal sub recently placed a moratorium on songs from certain bands being posted, as they were filling up the front page and frankly, making the entire thing rather… boring frankly. 

    It’s fine to post from popular sources, but there comes a point when things need to be cleared out. Similarly, some users will post from very popular sources in the hope of gaining lots of Karma, and will repeatedly post similar content. Again, this makes things become rather homogenous. If I want to read articles from The Atlantic, I go to their site, I’d rather have unusual, less well reported content on Reddit. That said,  I’d hope that Reddit will lift the ban after a suitable period.