When Extratone’s social accounts were being methodically created, two years ago, the issue of whether or not we needed a presence on “The Front Page of The Internet” was passed around, but I ended up shutting it down out of distaste for the prospect of having to look at it for minutes at a time. (Also, I seem to remember Alex stealing all of the account names I was considering.) Though my personal distaste and bewilderment with its purpose shouldn’t have prevented us from engaging with a new community, it most certainly did. Jokes aside, Reddit’s userbase was repeatedly described to me for years as “second only to 4chan” in filth.
More recently, though, it’s made huge progress in cleaning up both its user culture and web design, so we’ve created r/trato,
and I’ll be damned… it’s actually pleasant to use! I’m anxious to see what we’ll be able to create within it. (The word “trato” is all that would remain readable of “Extratone” on our first branded t-shirt if it was worn beneath a jacket.)
I’d welcome an invested Reddit native’s help with moderation, and I would both invite and ask you to get your asses Logged In and Posting! If you don’t feel like sharing anything in particular, I’d love it if you’d reply to my welcome post.