Reddit-CEO Ellen Pao after stepping on discontent within community




Ellen Pao has indicated that she step down as CEO of Reddit. Her departure has to do with the recent unrest among the moderators of the popular site. Which have long been dissatisfied with the board.

The decision was made ​​on Reddit itself announced by Sam Altman, who joined the company behind the site to function as a board member. According to Altman was boarding a ‘joint decision’ Pao and governance. Is co-founder Steve Huffman to take over in the future. Incidentally Huffman was also previously CEO at Reddit.

That leaves Pao has to do with the turmoil that has recently occurred in the community. The immediate cause was the resignation of the admin of the popular subreddit ama, ask me anything either. Following that decision, decided many moderators to create private popular subreddits, thus meaning that they are no longer accessible. Incidentally, on the black brewed subreddits are already again accessible .

However, the resignation of the ama-admin was not the only reason for dissatisfaction: many moderators complaining for some time about the lack of communication and direction from the company. Led by Huffman must change that, as promised, there are better tools for moderators and also the communication from the board will be improved, says Altman. Meanwhile, the company is looking for a new CEO.

Earlier this week offered Pao already apologies for the lack of communication from the board. She also said sorry for ‘raiding moderators and the community with changes to the site’ and ‘not keeping promises. ” It turned out that not sufficient to maintain its position.


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