Ellen Pao resigns

Well this was inevitable. Truly disappointing to see the idiot minority drive someone out with their artifically inflated sense of importance and knee-jerk pitchfork grabbing. Pao was unfortunately doomed from the start.

Sam Altman, reddit board member, had this to say in his post on the site:

As a closing note, it was sickening to see some of the things redditors wrote about Ellen. The reduction in compassion that happens when we’re all behind computer screens is not good for the world. People are still people even if there is Internet between you.

If the reddit community cannot learn to balance authenticity and compassion, it may be a great website but it will never be a truly great community.

It's frustrating that the reddit community's pent up aggression became so focused on one person when the shortcomings of the administration wasn't Pao's orchestration. Instead of giving her a chance, they vilified her and channeled all of their ugliness into making her life a living hell. Disgusting.

Not saying she didn't make mistakes, but no one deserves the abuse hurled at her constantly. She was the CEO of a free Internet website. Gain some fucking perspective.