r/WallStreetBets has been made private

r/WallStreetBets has been made private

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The WallStreetBets subreddit, which has seen a significant increase in attention in recent days following the meteoric rise in GameStop’s stock driven in part by traders on the forum, has been made private. Reddit confirmed to The Verge that the subreddit’s moderators were the ones to make it private.

If you try to access the subreddit as of 7:06PM ET, you’ll see a page with this message:

We are experiencing technical difficulties based on unprecedented scale as a result of the newfound interest in WSB. We are unable to ensure Reddit’s content policy and the WSB rules are enforceable without a technology platform that can support automation of this enforcement. WSB will be back.

However, it’s not just people who weren’t…

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