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  • A simple r/NintendoSwitch post announcing an event cancellation turned user and moderator against one another. 1 / 8

  • "Please be aware that the previously announced Overwatch launch event scheduled for Wednesday, 10/16 at NintendoNYC has been cancelled by Blizzard." 2 / 8

  • That was the post locked by moderator MegaMagnezone on the grounds that it was political. 3 / 8

  • Users took this as an abuse of power, as a Switch game launch event definitely belongs on the Switch subreddit. 4 / 8

  • MegaMagnezone only doubled down, and mods eventually stealth changed a rule so that it included "no politics." 5 / 8

  • Eventually the push back forced the mods to apologize, although MegaMagnezone won't be removed. 6 / 8

  • Some users split off to make their own subreddit in protest of the decision to keep the offending mod. 7 / 8

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