This is, again, one of those situation where I’m stuck between wanting to praise people in positions of (relative) power for doing the right thing, and also not wanting to congratulate people for doing what they should be doing anyway.
That being said, Reddit being the absolute hellhole that it often is, specifically in games communities, means the mods are putting themselves in a position to be harassed pretty intensely (especially by outright putting down the cultivated identity bullshit of “gamers”), so I do respect them putting themselves out there and using their platform to say something meaningful and boost some charities.
I’m ultimately glad to see another games communities, especially something as large as r/Games (1.7 million subscribers right now), call out and moderate some of the really awful behavior that plagues them. Hoping other communities take note.
Also, hey, a warning y’all: some of the things linked in that post for bigotry are truly, deeply appalling. Might not be worth clicking those images if you’re not in the place for that. All you need to know is that, yeah, it’s unapologetic awfulness.