Does Reddit’s Self-Policing Go Too Far? Erik Martin explains bans of publications, editors by @TechwisePodcast
And now with Reddit being the size that it is and kind of being in the middle, it’s big enough where that can have a huge impact. So it’s small enough where you can very quickly still become an active member of the community or have your story get seen, but it’s big enough that it still has a pretty big reach. But I think the reason that, hopefully, if we’re able to continue and thrive, is because of the subreddit system. So because users can come in and create a new subreddit, it allows Reddit to fork right? If one area of content, one category, one subreddit is getting kind of stale, users can come in and say, “Hey, we want to go in a different direction, try new things, or have a little bit smaller community,” and it allows for a lot of trial and error and experimentation by the community, and it kind of allows Reddit to evolve over the months and years.