I will take the time to let my readers comment on the most popular post right now on Reddit/EVE, how the Mittani’s website got a site wide ban on Reddit.com:

Poetic Stanziel did a fine job summarizing what happened in one paragraph:

How did it start? A disgruntled staff writer, knowing that TMdC used an upvote brigade to get their articles ranked onto the front pages of /r/eve, /r/leagueoflegends, /r/worldoftanks, and /r/gaming (among others), decided to report that to the Reddit authorities. Using vote brigades to increase the visibility of posts is expressly forbidden by Reddit’s terms of service.

You can read the rest of his article here.

I have selected a few gold comments from the +350 threadnought on reddit:

Poor @FunkyBacon. By accidentally posting to the wrong subreddit, he inadvertently exposed TMC’s upvote rigging.
http://www.reddit.com/r/eveonline

You’re just looking for a reason to pontificate here, by implying that every player from /r/eve or reddit is an enemy for you to put down, that the only losers are the reddit-to-TEST converts; or whatever straw man you are trying to attack.
News flash, reddit is one of the biggest news aggregator, and TMC is a news site: as a result that site is losing more for these antics, a discussion that is unrelated to the petty EVE conflict you brought up just to preach about.

– Unitblue21

Reading through this thread I could think of was.
“Reddit has no Sreegs to bail him out”

Before the whiteknighting starts, the reddit rules explicitly say:

What constitutes vote cheating and vote manipulation?
Besides spam, the other big no-no is to try to manipulate voting by any means: manual, mechanical, or otherwise. We’re not going to post an exhaustive list of forbidden tactics (lest we give people ideas), but the two major ones are:

Don’t use shill or multiple accounts, voting services, or any other software to increase votes for submissions
Don’t be part of a “voting clique” or “vote ring”

Discuss.

63 Comments

  1. Yahahiuy

    it’s Martha Mittani, wtf cares?

    September 16, 2013 at 9:14 am Reply
  2. EN24wut?

    Yeah, TMC sucks, blablabla, yadda yadda yadda. We all know that. To bad there are no decent alternatives. Oh wait….no, there aren´t.

    September 16, 2013 at 10:30 am Reply
    1. Johan du Preez

      Eve evolved is the best EVE news site on the interwebs. They actually report about eve and not bitching about everything eve or writing articles on how stuff should be done. They report only on valid eve online stuff.

      http://massively.joystiq.com/category/eve-evolved/

      there is other great blogs out there as well don’t poison your mind with the drivel thei write her. I come here for a occasional laugh at the loonies.

      September 17, 2013 at 1:38 pm Reply
  3. arkady

    TMC: still better than EN24 (But then so’s herpes) and now the comments section is even better without Reddit. Thanks whistleblowers!

    September 16, 2013 at 11:34 am Reply
    1. mufufufu

      I, too, love echo chambers.

      September 16, 2013 at 4:34 pm Reply
      1. hahahaha

        then you should love en24 and reddit~!

        September 16, 2013 at 8:22 pm Reply
  4. Banden

    Riv, you do know that the quality of TMC is like miles ahead of EN24? Dont you think you are shooting a little too high considering that you have to rely on complete retards like Goblin to get original content? I suppose that this is some sort of vindication for you because of that TMC post awhile back where one of your former writers exposed that in order to write for EN24, you have to have your cock in the month, but clearly you are on the moral high ground here. :)

    September 16, 2013 at 11:46 am Reply
    1. Dikreathz

      haha something aweful tears ROTFLMAOTNTDFL – (thats how funny you are)

      September 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm Reply
      1. Banden

        Oh please, if Riv didnt have a mad grudge for Mittens this would hardly be news. Its okay though, EN24 being terrible is not my problem, I come here to watch the freakshow. 😉

        September 16, 2013 at 1:47 pm Reply
        1. Shitposter

          There were times when i came here for news. And this site actually delivered. Today it´s just a shithole filled with attention whoring bloggers, most of whom need a fucking lobotomy to cure their mental condition.
          But then again Riv has never been a clever man himself. I´ll give this site one more year before it fades into total irrelevance.

          September 16, 2013 at 2:03 pm Reply
          1. The Obvious

            I love the hatred, if you hate the site so much, why are you here?

            September 16, 2013 at 2:21 pm
          2. Duh!

            To watch the hatred of course

            September 16, 2013 at 2:57 pm
          3. Shitposter

            I guess hope dies last, but it dies.

            September 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm
          4. Lol what?

            Where did he say he hated it? What he said is 100% accurate. This site once had potential. But today 9 out of 10 articles are barely readable (if you can even call them that). So just because you don´t like what a certain thing has become you should not read/visit/whatever it and should not be allowed to criticize it?? I like your attitude.

            September 16, 2013 at 6:06 pm
          5. -_-

            Yea really getting tired of the damn goblins posts, I look for his name now, use too I just looked at the article name and if it looked interested read it.

            “This post is totally NOT about my awesome miner kills”

            “SOO empire is boring and I make money but I try and make it fun so I killed 20 miners last week, 3x more than all TEST combined! Im soo awsome look at me all on the news YAYYY! Im gonna make an article tomorrow (how to kill a miner) its pretty l33t you should read it”

            September 16, 2013 at 10:40 pm
    2. You will make the locals mad spurging that kind of truth here sir!

      September 16, 2013 at 3:29 pm Reply
  5. Fuck All Goons

    So the Mittani is dishonest, unscrupulous and a cunt. What’s new?

    September 16, 2013 at 12:40 pm Reply
    1. 404 Not Found

      He likes to wear womens clothing as well…forgot that part.

      September 16, 2013 at 2:56 pm Reply
      1. -_-

        I heard he teaches Yoga in gay bars. ^_^ j/k I hate to poke fun at someone elses expense. I am sure the goonies love every nanometer of their dear leader and with their second brain cell whack off to the sound of his voice when he decides to get on comms.

        September 16, 2013 at 10:31 pm Reply
  6. Fuck mittani

    Someone should report him to the law society of whatever American version there is for dishonest behaviour. They seriously thrown on that shit.

    September 16, 2013 at 1:50 pm Reply
    1. Dinsdale Pirannha

      What makes you think he is still in good standing with the Wisconsin bar? As far as I know, you have to get certified in every state you want to practice law in, and as I understand it, he as a Washington DC lawyer, and then left for Wisconsin, at quite an early age.

      In fact, anyone who leaves a law practice at such an early age is almost always getting out of the business altogether, and usually not of their own accord.

      September 16, 2013 at 2:21 pm Reply
      1. Gumption

        Dinsdale Piranha ladies and gentlemen.

        September 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm Reply
      2. tinfoil piranha

        Mittens never practiced law in Wisconsin why the fuck would he have any standing with the Wisconsin bar holy shit are you dumb

        September 16, 2013 at 4:20 pm Reply
        1. Creepy Basement Dweller

          You know way too much about this guy, let it go fella, let it go.

          September 17, 2013 at 2:49 pm Reply
      3. Darth Nefarius

        Many states offer reciprocity with others… Wisconsin does if the other state does with it. WI though doesn’t require the multi state test which DC does: http://huslbarrister.com/books-2/1l-survival/the-bar/the-bar/bar-reciprocity-by-state/

        September 16, 2013 at 6:34 pm Reply
    2. lol

      Yes the DC bar association will be REALLY upset about Mittens suicide ganking your hulk and vote gaming on Reddit

      It’s like you live in some alternate reality where people give a shit about these things lmao

      September 16, 2013 at 4:19 pm Reply
  7. Roflstompmittani

    Manipulating page views is a violation of adsense. I have reported it via https://support.google.com/adsense/contact/violation_report
    I suggest you do the same.

    September 16, 2013 at 3:10 pm Reply
    1. Done

      Thank you for contacting us. We will promptly review this website to
      ensure that it complies with our policies and, if necessary, take the
      appropriate action. While we cannot comment publicly on actions we may
      take against an individual website, please know that we take every
      report seriously, and we are committed to protecting the quality of the
      Google Display Network for users, advertisers and publishers.

      September 16, 2013 at 3:10 pm Reply
      1. Tubrug1

        TMC doesn’t even use adsense. o7m8.

        September 16, 2013 at 9:58 pm Reply
        1. z3r0

          only they do moron learn to read source:

          googletag.defineSlot(‘/10195872/TheMittani_Articles_Leaderboard_Top_728x90’, [728, 90], ‘div-gpt-ad-1376666611941-0’).addService(googletag.pubads());

          September 21, 2013 at 10:59 pm Reply
    2. lol

      Promoting your content doesn’t violate adsense policies, idiot

      September 16, 2013 at 4:18 pm Reply
      1. lolatu

        The Mitfucktani has nothing to worry about right?

        September 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm Reply
        1. lol

          no, actually, because promoting your content and manipulating page views are different concepts

          September 16, 2013 at 4:31 pm Reply
          1. smr

            I think the real issue is the blurring lines between tmdc (a real world enterprise) and mittani/gs/etc. (an in-game property).

            People are happy to destroy a real world enterprise because they don’t like an in game character. People from in game are manipulated to support a real world enterprise. Rinse and repeat…

            This is a huge blow to a real world enterprise — even if the Mittani is an in game douchebag.

            September 17, 2013 at 2:08 am
        2. lol

          also “the mitfucktani” makes you look like a petty 12 year old

          not that you aren’t a petty 12 year old/autist

          September 16, 2013 at 4:32 pm Reply
          1. mittanimeatspin

            Boom… you getting wound up? more tears please, as I eat popcorn watching everyone sperg about smalldickini.

            Plus, I have reported mittani to adsense, and I will let them decide whether manipulating reddit to drive traffic is a violation to the adsense TOS. If you are right, then he has nothing to fear. If I am wrong, I still have your tears to laugh at.

            September 16, 2013 at 6:07 pm
          2. lol

            I’m just shitting all over you because you’re a moron, that doesn’t make it “tears”. It’ll be “tears” when nothing happens to TMDC over this because Adsense literally doesn’t give a fuck about unsubstantiated reddit bullshit, and because promotion is not pageview manipulation. You’ll bawww like a bitch because Mittens will still be making cash money from his website while you continue flipping burgers.

            September 16, 2013 at 6:51 pm
          3. mittanifuckspin

            fixed: “making LESS cash money from his website”

            September 16, 2013 at 6:58 pm
          4. lol

            still more than riv makes from his shitty website loooool

            September 16, 2013 at 7:02 pm
          5. crybaby

            keep crying

            September 16, 2013 at 9:36 pm
          6. lol

            imagine if you killed yourself

            one less nigger poisoning the world

            September 16, 2013 at 10:07 pm
  8. Billbo

    Human nature prevails itself again. Were any fucks really given………

    September 16, 2013 at 4:15 pm Reply
  9. War anyone

    So tired of Alex Gianturrco. This gay is taking Eve and video game enthusiasm to an embarrassing level. I wish eve wasn’t full of bad players and elo knight style prostitutes, but alas it seems the goon empire shall live forever. and we are doomed to feel his creepy manipulative touch everywhere.

    September 16, 2013 at 5:13 pm Reply
    1. lol

      I don’t mind being touched by Mittens’ perfectly manicured hands tbqfh

      September 16, 2013 at 7:22 pm Reply
      1. War anyone

        RL must be p. bad then.

        September 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm Reply
        1. mind me

          No, but PL is r. bad.

          September 17, 2013 at 5:01 am Reply
  10. Phil Collins

    BBBBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYUUUUUMMMMM!!!!

    September 16, 2013 at 5:41 pm Reply
  11. J

    So, EVE people doing EVE stuff on Reddit got banned from Reddit? Big whoop.

    September 16, 2013 at 6:06 pm Reply
  12. A dictionary

    I before E except after C

    September 16, 2013 at 7:44 pm Reply
    1. lol

      thats actually a common misconception. google it

      September 17, 2013 at 12:42 am Reply
      1. A dictionary

        and I thought I was being a pedant

        September 17, 2013 at 12:06 pm Reply
  13. Aonus_the_blaster_maniac

    Wow….so this happened?

    September 16, 2013 at 10:50 pm Reply
  14. abc123

    If you Lie –> You will Cheat –> If you Cheat –> You will Steal –> If you steal –> You will Lie
    .
    .
    Category / Good Player / ShitBag Player
    LIE / / X
    Cheat / / X
    Steal / / X
    TOTAL 0 3
    .
    So if he accepts this type of game play and encourage, organize, reward others to do this why would anyone have any pity for this person The Mittani. So when all one does all day long is Lie, cheat, steal in a game (Eve-Online) and it is acceptable behavior by his peers it will soon enough spill over to one’s real life and he would say —> hey it Ok, lets try it here. Then cry’s like a 8 year old when Mama catch’s his hand in the cookie jar. Take your punishment like a man. Learn from it and start again the right way like a stand up man would do. But most know this is not The Mittani way.
    .
    Do not pity the SHITBAG. Support Reddit and congratulate them for enforcing policy that a SHITBAG tried to abuse.
    .
    P.S. Get ready for all the The Mittani forum flames fan boys!!! Boy am I going to have a good read the next couple of days.

    September 17, 2013 at 2:45 am Reply
    1. abc123

      Category / Good Player / ShitBag Player
      LIE………./…………………../…………X……….
      Cheat……/…………………../…………X……….
      Steal……../…………………../…………X………
      TOTAL…../………0…………/…………3………. = SHITBAG PLAYER
      .
      .
      Sorry to all – I’m not that great at forum formatting. But I hope you get the graph point.
      Flame on Retards!!!!!

      September 17, 2013 at 2:51 am Reply
      1. less abcs and 123s

        Let me help you condense all of that useless verbiage.
        What you meant to write was “WAHHHH! BWAHAAHAAAHAAAAA!

        Your welcome.

        September 17, 2013 at 4:59 am Reply
    2. lol

      shame that you’re a pubbie nigger nobody and your opinion is worthless

      September 18, 2013 at 1:28 pm Reply
  15. goon

    Except…they never post links on jabber telling us to upvote on reddit. That would be stupid, THEY WOULD BE ENCOURAGING SA USERS TO USE REDDIT WHICH WE HATE

    September 17, 2013 at 2:58 am Reply
    1. tmc writer

      They did all the time on the tmc jabber. Don’t speak about stuff you do not know anything about.

      September 17, 2013 at 11:57 am Reply
    2. Guest

      Hate so much that you allied with them?

      Or as much as you hate renters?

      September 18, 2013 at 11:08 am Reply
  16. bitter vet dot

    OMFG OMFG , eve sunk soo LOW , Mittani has suck a great succes becausae all u forum warrios read whatever shit he is wrinting and doing ,probably CCP will make more money if they make a game about forums , and all u forum warrios can be legit LET THE BEST FORUM WARRIOS WIN , u can have allinces too

    September 17, 2013 at 11:05 am Reply
  17. Distracted

    After SA exposed & subsequently helped force Reddit to shut down their child pornography webring, then took all of TEST’s space, this was the only revenge Reddit could ever have.

    September 17, 2013 at 11:15 am Reply
  18. some german guy

    … so ?

    September 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm Reply
  19. LOL Goon Fail!

    Goon tears bes tears 😀

    September 18, 2013 at 12:50 pm Reply

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