So they are not "victims", just a bit inconsiderate. And there is no reason to blame reddit, or anyone, for the deletion. They are not obliged to provide their service to anyone.
> So not unreasonable to blame them when they change their mind in the name of Ads.
That change of mind was a part of their business model. Why blaming people for making legal businesses?
The problem is in people who trust "free" services and expect the terms to remain the same forever.
To wit, you've got a good point about the importance of autonomy and independence. But no one is rushing to defend your position here because you've sprinkled in a few unsympathetic value judgments and absolute claims along the way.
It's exactly this attitude that has a chilling effect on all speech, no matter the subject. You should be ashamed.
No, it isn't. The lack of precaution and inability to decently set up a forum software is.