Unsatisfied with the few link sharing communities that were available and their proprietary, untransparent and non-secure nature, ziq made the original raddle.me (then known as raddit.me) with Wordpress, but it had a lot of limitations.
The plan from the start was to replace the clunky Wordpress site with a site built from scratch. We were incredibly fortunate that emma volunteered to single-handedly make this a reality.
About 6 months later, we relaunched as this fully featured link sharing site without any of reddit, voat or imzy's bloat, and with a mission statement to give the people control over their own community.
We are completely free and open source, completely transparent, we don't track or profile you, we don't try to sell you anything, and we work to uphold the values of mutual aid, direct democracy, and when it's called for, direct action...
So while the rest of the web has rapidly been taken over by alt-right trolls and bigots, raddle will always have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to fascist ideas and bigotry. We strongly believe in freedom of association and don't think anyone should be forced to associate with abusive trolls or people that promote genocide. So bigots will always be removed from our space.
This site was made by the people for the people, and actualizing the community's ideas to construct the best possible meeting place is our entire motivation. We won't censor you for standing up to fascism, or ban you for sharing 'subversive' literature like a certain other site keeps doing.
We run raddle according to the principles of mutual aid, direct democracy, freedom of association (you can easily block users you don't want to be around), direct action (e.g. we require that mods remove racism from their subs, and admins ban fascists site-wide), user privacy / security, moderator transparency, and free and open source software.
We have no ads, no tracking, no user profiling and we don't collect or share any user data with anyone (IP addresses are only stored for 7 days before being wiped by the system). We maintain a monthly warrant canary for peace of mind.
The site is developed and managed by its own community using a direct democracy system.