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Former Reddit AMA coordinator Victoria Taylor is now working for the place that hosted AMAs

The former "face" of Reddit's popular Ask Me Anything section — whose sudden dismissal caused a massive upheaval in the Reddit community and eventually led to CEO Ellen Pao's departure — has found a new home at WeWork. Announced in a post on the r/self subreddit (appropriately enough), Taylor said she will be joining the workspace company as "their first-ever director of digital community."

Details on what Taylor will be doing as digital community director are slim, but at least it won't be a big change in her commute: "Reddit's New York office has been based out of the WeWork space in Soho West [sic] since before I joined in 2013." WeWork is a company that offers workspaces for individuals and small business / startups. As to when WeWork will be doing a Reddit AMA, Taylor quoted Plan 9 From Outer Space: "Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives."

Reddit's cultural identity has been in a state of emotional disarray since Taylor was dismissed a month ago, prompting community moderators to shut down several large subreddits in protest. On July 10th, interim CEO Ellen Pao was replaced by company co-founder Steve Huffman, who right now is trying to find a balance between having welcoming discussion and allowing hate speech.