IIRC, someone transcribed the article into a comment; that's where it probably hit a filter. There was also a delay between posting and banning, so either the 'automated' system sweeps on a schedule, or it pings for review and the actions were taken then.
Most charitable option is they didn't dig deep (or at all, TBH), out of a fear of "deadnaming" or seeming "transphobic". Realistic option, given Reddit's track record, is that they didn't think the plebs smart enough to dig in, or figured the Window had shifted enough to make "Aimee" safe from inquiry.
Spez just posted in /Announcements:
We would like to give you all an update on the recent issues that have transpired concerning a specific Reddit employee, as well as provide you with context into actions that we took to prevent doxxing and harassment.
As of today, the employee in question is no longer employed by Reddit. We built a relationship with her first as a mod and then through her contractor work on RPAN. We did not adequately vet her background before formally hiring her.
We’ve put significant effort into improving how we handle doxxing and harassment, and this employee was the subject of both. In this case, we over-indexed on protection, which had serious consequences in terms of enforcement actions.
On March 9th, we added extra protections for this employee, including actioning content that mentioned the employee’s name or shared personal information on third-party sites, which we reserve for serious cases of harassment and doxxing. On March 22nd, a news article about this employee was posted by a mod of r/ukpolitics. The article was removed and the submitter banned by the aforementioned rules. When contacted by the moderators of r/ukpolitics, we reviewed the actions, and reversed the ban on the moderator, and we informed the r/ukpolitics moderation team that we had restored the mod. We updated our rules to flag potential harassment for human review. Debate and criticism have always been and always will be central to conversation on Reddit—including discussion about public figures and Reddit itself—as long as they are not used as vehicles for harassment. Mentioning a public figure’s name should not get you banned.
We care deeply for Reddit and appreciate that you do too. We understand the anger and confusion about these issues and their bigger implications. The employee is no longer with Reddit, and we’ll be evolving a number of relevant internal policies.
We did not operate to our own standards here. We will do our best to do better for you.
HoB, does this timeline square with the, um, "Enhanced Protection" of Demographic Groups Which Cannot Be Mentioned Except In Glowing Praise?
No word on "better vetting", or if they're going to do any retroactive checks, or even enough spine to say their name (Aimee Challenor). How you can "dox" a political figure - who linked their real name and Reddit handle via an AMA - is left as an exercise for the student, as is how "incomplete vetting" means they (purportedly) didn't even Google them, as their own Wikipedia page contained a bunch of Red Flags, and has for many months (going by edit records).
No, Spez. You're not sorry. You're sorry you got caught.
Everyone from /gundeals to /prequelmemes is dragging Reddit and the... individual in question hard, from the top of /all on down. We shall see if they said the quiet part out loud too soon, or there are more purges coming.
As an aside, I haven't bothered to see how /ahs and /srd are taking this...
They seem to be backing off on the "automated Response"; OOTL has a post up (for many hours, now), with all the receipts, names, etc.
Of course, the bottom half of the comments has devolved into the standard #NotAllTrans, and "I bet the people bitching are TERFs" kaka.
As I posted in the other thread, there aren't too many subs on the list that Reddit would be sad about losing; only a couple Default subs (and /Music locks down if their toast is unevenly buttered), and quite a lot of places (KiA, TiA, PCM, FDS, Conservative) they'd as soon dump before any IPO.
There's a non-insignificant number of Subs on the list that Reddit would as soon not have around: /bodyinflation, /yiff, /FemaleDatingStrategy...
As a side note, /Conservative locked down, but /Politics didn't. /Music is one of the only Default subs to, but they're like the French, and Strike at any opportunity.
B550 loses some features; if you go bonkers with multiple PCIE 4.0 m.2 drives, GPUs, etc, you won't be able to run them all full speed. If you limit yourself to a single PCIE 4.0 M.2 and GPU, some B550s are pretty good - see GN/Buildzoid's B550 Roundup. X570 is the 'Full Featured' option, and costs it.
Another of those shows that couldn't be made in [CURRENT_YEAR]; hell, it barely got made then.
"I want to live just long enough to be there when they cut off your head and stick it on a pike as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price. I would look up into your lifeless eyes and wave like this. Can you and your associates arrange that for me, Mr. Morden?"
You have to tiptoe around .win; Reddit has hard blocks in place against linking, that Mods can't override. That, and the platform was kinda sputtery yesterday with the added traffic; a concerted push would probably flatten it.