reddit has closed its beer trading forum at r/beertrade, which was one of the largest such sites that facilitated the trading of beers around the world.

According to the company, the forum was in violation of reddit’s updated content policy “regarding the use of reddit to conduct transactions”, which also includes a number of other items:

  • Firearms, ammunition, or explosives
  • Drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, or any controlled substances
  • Paid services involving physical sexual contact
  • Stolen goods
  • Personal information
  • Falsified official documents or currency

This is not the first time reddit has shut down specific subforms.