I created /r/ripplers - Just a FYI it wasn't abandoned per se -- I was shadowbanned off of reddit.
Reddit is not a place that people should be directing their efforts to cultivate material on, it is rife with censorship and the problem goes right to the top. Don't make the same mistake I made - I spent 8 years of my life trying to form communities, including but not limited to this one, all for naught. I can't even grab all of my posts, since after a year or so they no longer show up on your user page.
Find somewhere that isn't centralized, that isn't just another walled garden for NSA-friendly despots that won't let you export your data from them when push comes to shove and it's time to leave.