Nudity no more: Mod shuts down Brown Bares “for the time being”

Well, it was fun while it lasted.

It appears that brownbares.com, the NSFW subreddit that Brown students have come to know and love for its users’ nude photos artistic ability was shut down at least 15 hours ago, brought to the Internet’s attention by an alarmed user on the BrownU subreddit.

The reason? The moderator explains in a comment on the original thread:

That’s right. IvyGate, a blog renowned for its  meaningless (and slightly hateful?) campus gossip hard-hitting journalism of all things Ivy League, wrote a post about the site. According to the post, a tipster — ostensibly a member of the Brunonian community — sent IvyGate the name, description and personal OKCupid account link of a female junior who posted on Brown Bares. The tip was quoted with its identifying details redacted, but the leaking of personal information was enough for the BrownBares moderator to shut it all down, according to his comment. This is why we can’t have nice things.

The moderator hints in his comment that Brown Bares may only be on hiatus (“for the time being”), so we’ll be ready and waiting for its return.

[Edit: This post has been updated from an earlier version.]

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