That’s a recent quote from Reddit’s VP of community, Laura Nestler. Here’s more of it:
Reddit cannot survive without its moderators. It cannot. It’s a symbiotic relationship. It’s giving up control. And when you do that, you’re able to say: here’s the value that they create. Here’s what they’re actually bringing to the table. And then there’s no question of whether or not they’re valuable.
This week, Reddit has been telling protesting moderators that if they keep their communities private, the company will take action against them. Any actions could happen as soon as this afternoon.