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No Man’s Sky has caused some heated debate since the game launched and now a moderator on Reddit has decided enough is enough.

It’s not often you see a Reddit channel shut down because once it’s setup, the channel is effectively owned by the community and run by moderators. A note from the moderator R0ugeW0lf on the channel explained why it’s was pulled.

So I purged the subreddit. It’s become a hate filled wastehole of no actual discussion. It’s not what we intended it to be and I don’t like providing a platform for hate. I’m sorry to everyone who used the subreddit as intended but you are now in the majority. I’m sure you can find a different place to discuss this game. It’s not hard.

This was my decision and mine alone. The other moderators tried to sway my opinion but cynicism got the best of me as usual.

Since this post went up, the channel has been re-opened but the community is frustrated and angry over the actions taken by R0ugeW0lf and the other moderators who agreed to the closure. A new post has now appeared following the re-opening.

At the core of things, this is a subreddit and a community centered around No Man’s Sky. I’m asking everyone here to participate in good faith and leave any frustration with the recent situation at the door.

EDIT: I was hoping I wouldn’t have to add this, but yes, I’m going to remove comments that do nothing but criticize the former mods. You’ll notice I am currently the only moderator, so complaints about the old ones aren’t constructive or applicable.

EDIT2: By criticize, I mean namecalling and vague complaints. Constructive criticism is encouraged, but posts consisting only of “x is an asshole” and “this sub sucks” will be removed.

Posts have been removed and there are cries of “censorship” from the community so it looks like the original channel may find it hard to recover.

A new channel popped up in the wake of the removal so now there are two No Man’s Sky subreddits catering for the same community.

It’s understandable that No Man’s Sky would cause heated discussion, the community has not been pleased with the silence from Hello Games’ Sean Murray over all the missing game features. However, it’s worth pointing out that this is a videogame we’re talking about. Is it really worth all the drama?

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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