Another scammer exposed on Reddit

In Friday's Reddit Digest, Stanley Cup winner Steve Duchesne does an AMA, a get-rich-quick scammer gets exposed, and r/politics tries to make election day a holiday.

 

Kevin Morris

Internet Culture

Published Apr 20, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 6:14 pm CDT

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  • Can you permanently damage a limb by sleeping on it the wrong way? Yes. And the affliction seems to most frequently affect passed-out rock stars. Don’t worry, non-rock stars, or people without a proclivity to pass out drunk for 14 hours or more: “Our bodies normally feel pain however, so these situations shouldn’t happen to normal folks,” ihaveatoms notes. (/r/askscience)

  • Free tip of the day: If you use Reddit Enhancement Suite, there’s a cool trick you can use to hide your username. Why would you do that? Maybe you’re at work, at school or behaving really poorly at a Reddit meet-up. Regardless, it’s quite easy. (/r/YouShouldKnow)

  • r/politics‘s latest petition push is to make election day in the U.S. a national holiday. Unfortunately, redditor super6logan shows up with a nice serving of wet towel: “I’m pretty sure that a long time ago a redditor posted a letter he received back from his congressman explaining that research has shown this doesn’t actually increase voter turn-out.” Redditor dynam0 backs him up with a study. I don’t care about the science. I still want a holiday. (/r/politics)

  • A victim of domestic violence seeks help on r/Assistance. (/r/Assistance)

  • You don’t really see pro-athletes (or former pros) hit up r/IAmA very often, so it was refreshing to see Stanley Cup-winner Steve Duchesne’s take to the AMA stage yesterday. (/r/IAmA)

  • Speaking of AMAs, yesterday a group of redditors exposed a scammer who’d used r/IAmA as a platform to hawk a phony get-rich-quick scheme. Redditors probably shouldn’t have been duped so easily in the first place, but the detective work by BananaMoustache, COW_GO_MOO, and V3rtigo was impressive. (/r/self)

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*First Published: Apr 20, 2012, 10:20 am CDT