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I have been using reddit in one way or another for 11+ years. I've never been banned from a subreddit before until this past week when I left this comment:
yeah, paying attention to historical context and meaning is totally childish.
That comment was a little snarky reply to :
But the confederate flag represents southerners, who are also my fellow Americans. This "winners/losers" game is childish, everyone from back then is dead.
I'm not sure why I was banned honestly. But the moderators of /r/conservative sent me a message telling me I was and pointing to my comment. They also said I could contact them if I had a question about the ban.
If you have a question regarding your ban, you can contact the moderator team for r/Conservative by replying to this message.
So I did. I sent this message:
why was I banned? Was I too snarky? I said nothing that violated a rule as far as I can tell.
A little bit later I received this message:
You have been temporarily muted from r/Conservative. You will not be able to message the moderators of r/Conservative for 72 hours.
So I guess I really couldn't ask them a question about the ban.
Overall being banned from /r/conservative will have no real impact on my life. I try to read things from various perspectives to understand how different people view things and I can still read the subreddit when I want. I just can't interact with anyone. I can't ask questions or engage in any kind of discourse with them within the context of a posting.