Submitted by madmars in antiwork (edited )

Hello! I'm a former mod of the Anti-Work subreddit and discord. I've come here to do an AMA and offer some insight into the internal drama and such and give my opinions on the whole situation.

I do want to get a few questions out of the way:

Q: Why didn't you stop the interviewee? A: I, along with the vast majority of the other mods, strongly advised against the Fox interview and I personally advised talking to media at all.

Q: Are you an anarchist? A: I'm an egoist anarchist and anti-civ (not anprim) and all that, just wanted to get that out of the way so people know my political stuff.

Alright I thought I'd have more pre-questions but I can't think of anything lol

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subrosa wrote

Ay, which one? If I may ask. Daisy here.

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madmars OP wrote (edited )

Oh hey, I know a lot of people were wondering what happened to you. I was Mars/ComaCrow (which I'm only okay with saying due to the current mod team being kinda "led" by someone who hates me already lol)

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subrosa wrote

Did you join when I was still on there? I kinda lost track towards the end, there was a ton of moderators joining and leaving.

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madmars OP wrote

I'm not sure, I was mostly one of the discord mods but joined the reddit to help with the brigading (though I planned on joining the reddit anyway and just never got around to it).

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subrosa wrote

Maybe not a question I should be asking, on second thought. Good to have you here either way.

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Styx wrote

How are you doing?

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madmars OP wrote

The last few days have been full of a lot of internal drama and stuff. I'm fairly emotionally disconnected from the "anti-work" brand after I realized the majority of the mod team at this point is frankly completely uninterested in its concept past a few individuals that are constantly targetted or ganged up on by the other mods.

Other then that I've been fine, after the fallout and brigading stress everything else has been like honey XD

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Tequilx_Wolf wrote

Nice to have you around here, hope you'll stick around.

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moonlune wrote

Hi welcome :)

What's your favorite ice cream flavor?

Got any cool obscure text to recommend? If not, what was your most recent favorite read?

If you had to do it all again, what would you change? I know it's a little too hot/fresh to really have thought about it enough for now but eh.

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madmars OP wrote (edited )

My favorite icecream flavor is chocolate but I havent eaten chocolate in over a year.

I like Black Seed Volume 1

I'd probably be a little more tactical and laying low but the problems were very much things out of my control. A team that put all their trust into a contrapoints mod that made anti-antiwork posts for six months to "save them" and an owner who veto'd any proposals to try and help educate the influx of new people. Overall just incompetence and apathy

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ziq wrote

at least you learned to kill democracy wherever you see it

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Archaplain wrote

If given the chance to become an antiwork mod again, would you?

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madmars OP wrote

Honestly nah. A notable amount of the team is very apathetic or outright supportive of the dilution (which was encouraged/allowed by the head mod at the time) and it just felt generally toxic.

The fact that now the actual modteam has started to turn against anarchism due to some recent infiltration and the community overall is very aggressive towards anarchism due to the interview it seems like a failed experiment and no longer something I wish to spend my time on.

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ziq wrote

How many lychees can you fit in your mouth?

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Bezotcovschina wrote

Why "former"?

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madmars OP wrote (edited )

I was banned on the discord by a rouge admin (who also admitted to cyber-stalking me) after I dealt the brigaders by myself for hours while they were online but did nothing (And were generally inactive that entire month anyway UNTIL the day the head mod resigned).

I was recently taken off the reddit team and while I was never given a reason I feel its due to the current "lead visionary" for team (the mod who made the reconstructing post) spreading discord and distrust among all the mods behind everyone's back to try and get more power as that's something happening to the other mods that I'm still in contact with

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