• It’s probably worth noting that getting banned from Reddit means that the majority of Lemmy instances would likely ban you as well.

    And to actually answer the question, I’ve never been banned.

    • Yes and also no, some things reddit bans for non-social commercial reasons, like sharing piracy links and content and DMCA. Lots of Lemmy instances are still able to let that fly effortlessly.

  •  sean   ( @sean@lemmy.ml ) 
    1 year ago

    I got banned from r/LateStageImperialism for saying “Holodomor”. I guess I can’t be anti-imperialism and anti-stalin but whatever.

    I should also note that I’m an anarchist and a socialist, not a Marxist-Leninist.

  • Never got banned, if fact I modded a handful of small subreddits, have basically made three posts in the past 5 years. The rest is just lurking on alternate front-ends on smaller news-like feeds.

    (Some of us are here because we like Lemmy, not because of reddit ;-) )

  • I got banned, but I don’t know why?

    I didn’t use my account for a long time, because reddit is just bad and is only usable if you have questions to a specific topic, because a lot of people are there.

    So after a while I had a specific question again and wanted to log in and a message like “Your account is temporarily blocked. If you don’t know what this means, type something in this edit field”. So I typed “I don’t know why I am banned?” into this field and after some weeks I got unbanned without even getting an email about it.

    No idea why I was banned or why I was unbanned!?

    Reddit and other big players are just banning people automatically. I read about some stories on Twitter and Instagram were the people didn’t know what they did wrong and got banned and they somehow lost their whole (online) existence, because for all other people you don’t exist anymore and move on. But after they survived the “shock” they say their lives are much better now.