<3 from RNC HQ <3 UwU Our protest is on hold, due to the 5th Circuit Court (almost certainly later today) granting the social media companies a stay against the law until the Supreme Court hears the case.
The motion is unopposed by the state of Texas, so there's really no reason that the law won't be disabled today (or very soon).
It's kind of pointless and excessive to try to trigger/test a law that currently isn't in effect. We certainly won't stop anyone from calling any politician a baby of any particular sort, but at this point the automod code requiring it is being more disruptive to our regular users than it is helping.
If any journalist or curious onlooker wants to see the original post that started it all, here it is preserved and archived. We had more than two thousand people take part in this, but that's just in that one comment section. The real number of people who were involved, if we do some very badly sourced and thought out math, should be closer to 3-8K people.
It's been fun, all, but back to our regularly scheduled programming, for now at least.
We have a few ideas for a protest in case the Supreme Court has a senior moment and supports the law, with a twist that both makes it less disruptive, but we can get more people breaking the Texan law overall. If we set up flairs and automod just right, we can have it so that every single poster can decide on whether or not to pissbabify the comments of the post they posted, making it so that the average user could also make moderation and editorial decisions. Texas can't sue us all. But also, other users who want to interact with the subreddit in a more standard fashion would just post regularly without the flair and automod code.
Anyway, we're prepared to defend the First Amendment via harassing Texas on the internet, but at this time, there's no reason to hassle people.
And speaking of flair, I have no idea why this flair I just applied to this post was a preset option, but it was. So I chose it.