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What's your opinion on Reddit?

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Made another thread (you can still see it) where everyone had a lot of opinions on reddit. So thought I'd dedicate a thread just to that.

 

My opinion is that it's good for niche communities. It's nice and there are very few restrictions, for example on the Doom subreddit. Others just suck because while many of their rules are good, there is always that "it depends on the moderator" which really doesn't bode well if they woke up on the wrong side of the bed or especially if they are a shit person in general.

 

Karma system sucks though. I've seen it often just used to downvote whatever one doesn't like, regardless of merit while having a upvote circlejerk for the group think people. Also just the concept of internet points in general; I've seen so many people get suckered into it like it really matters. Who cares that much about your memes? But unfortunately it seems like many do since that's what gets upvoted to high heaven and that's all people are busy with for their precious internet points.

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I do alot of web browsing on a mobile device.

 

Here's my opinion of Reddit...

 

"Download the app for infinite scroll.."

 

Infinite scroll? Wow, just.......wow

Lotta good info on Reddit but....yeah....that one just made me resent that site.

 

I mean I might just get the app to get away from chrome. God damn it's so annoying. 

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5 minutes ago, Graf Zahl said:

 

In clear English "We crippled the website so you have to download the app which is better suited to spy on you."

 

Disgusting.

 

 

Yup. Kinda clever how their marketing touts "infinite scroll" though. It's kinda funny....

 

I bet some users are like "infinite scroll?! Yeah I need that! Cuz this web page sucks and I can't scroll.." lol

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Reddits good for quick information, but the redditeers are secretly evil. 

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Reddit is a mixed bag for me.

It's a really good website but some of the people on there are just plain insufferable.

 

For example, the r/darkhumor mods. They no longer moderate the subreddit, instead they make the bot ban you for random shit and when the get heat about it, they pass it off as a joke.

 

Also the website's design is ass.

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To sum it up in one word: Shithole.

 

Period.

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1 minute ago, seed said:

To sum it up in one word: Shithole.

 

Period.

that's two words but ok

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"Reddit moment" exist for a reason. That and the layout makes me wanna puke.

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Some parts of it are *ok* for more niche hobbies and interests because those users are usually slightly older than the age of 14 trying to get internet-karma-chuck-e-cheese points.

 

But then you have other parts of Reddit like the Doom one for example, where insufferable unfunny memes are upvoted to death and actual quality content (like that one thread of the Exultia Master Level) are ignored.

 

Beyond the user base, the lack of user customization makes it soulless and boring to look at.  At least 4chan has an excuse with trying to be anonymous 

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I've been on reddit for over a decade now. It's... okay. It's kind of a lot of things at once, and much better at some of them (e.g. content aggregator) than others (e.g. non-niche community space). There are problems with moderators being both over-active and under-powered. There's a kind of reddit culture that is not all that pleasant to interact with. There are some stupid half-measures for rules where they need to moderate content (and they should!) but they want to pay lip service to being for free speech -- the guy who got the messages in @RonnieColeman's post is definitely an alt-right homophobic asshole (I'm not going to link his account but you can find it without much work), but suspending someone's account for upvoting content that other people posted is such a weak approach to things.

 

The bigger a subreddit gets, the worse it gets, but this is pretty true for all online communities everywhere.

 

When I was more into making and listening to weird music, I was subscribed to a lot of interesting music subreddits. There are a lot of good ones for specialized content/genres, though the electronic ones often get flooded with people just posting their own stuff.

 

It's great for looking at pictures of cute animals. I'm subscribed to like a dozen various cat-oriented subreddits.

 

The mobile redesign sucks, the official app sucks, and the desktop site redesign sucks worse. I recommend using old.reddit.com and an app like Boost/RIF is fun/Apollo app, or whatever else suits you.

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Reddit is my go-to "I want to zone out and have puddle-deep content poured into my eyeballs" source.  As a kind of weird aggregator of news and memes, it fits the bill pretty well.

 

I rarely engage with the front page too much though, it definitely becomes somewhat of a screaming-into-the-void shouting match.  I have seen it described as both way too right wing and way too left wing - it attracts angry rage-at-the-world types for the easy exposure, which in turn attracts overly harsh (and sometimes nonsensical) moderation.  So it is kind of both.

 

The specialist subreddits are much more agreeable though.  If they stay small and focused, they're pretty decent.

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Reddit is all around garbage and I realized I have a problem because I go to Reddit, inevitability get mad at the neckbeardyness and then feel emotionally drained only to go back with absentminded boredom a short while later. I think internet messageboards and social media I don’t enjoy are an actual addiction issue for me. It doesn’t help Reddit is my go to for news because 10 years ago it used to break stories and I’m still trapped in the “news? Let me check Reddit” mindset

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The only subreddit I use is the Mario Maker reddit. I mainly use it to post my levels I created there. Somehow it's one of those rare subreddits that doesn't post a bunch a random memes. You either have redditors posting their levels, showing off a moment in competitive multiplayer mode, and occasional complaints they have with the game itself.

 

I don't bother looking at the rest of reddit itself. I did look at the doom reddit a few times. I can easily see why people hate that place so much.  I used to browse through the Nihon Falcom reddit, since I do like their games, but I stopped following it ever since it devolved into pointless memes and waifu wars.

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Outside of r/Freelance and r/Editors that I've used for work as handy resources, the only other subreddit I found useful or fun was r/MechanicalKeyboards for when I was getting into, you guessed it, mechanical keyboards. But from a community-orientated perspective, I've found Reddit to be pretty unfulfilling. Plus, its lack of customization and other simple functions that you can find on other sites and forums makes for a pretty dull experience. If you're looking for some specific information, it can be a useful resource. But if you're looking for a place that's really fun to use... eh, you can find better.

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I can't even fathom the length of my post if were to list all of my grievances with that social media platform. So I'll keep it brief.

 

 

I really really don't like it.

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Every time I go there I get pissed off. It's as if you were to group up every socially unaware neck beard onto one platform, and the circle jerking and low effort posts doesn't help its image either.

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@LiT_gam3r I just downvoted your comment.

 

FAQ

What does this mean?

 

The amount of karma (points) on your comment and Reddit account has decreased by one.

 

Why did you do this?

 

There are several reasons I may deem a comment to be unworthy of positive or neutral karma. These include, but are not limited to:

- Rudeness towards other Redditors,

- Spreading incorrect information,

- Sarcasm not correctly flagged with a /s.

 

Am I banned from the Reddit?

 

No - not yet. But you should refrain from making comments like this in the future. Otherwise I will be forced to issue an additional downvote, which may put your commenting and posting privileges in jeopardy.

 

I don't believe my comment deserved a downvote. Can you un-downvote it?

 

Sure, mistakes happen. But only in exceedingly rare circumstances will undo a downvote. If you would like to issue an appeal, shoot me a private message explaining what I got wrong. I tend to respond to Reddit PMs within several minutes. Do note, however, that over 99.9% of downvote appeals are rejected, and yours is likely no exception.

 

How can I prevent this from happening in the future?

 

Accept the downvote and move on. But learn from this mistake your behavior will not be tolerated on Reddit.com. I will continue to issue downvotes until you improve your conduct. Remember: Reddit is privilege, not a right.

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Reddit is toxic and I will never create an account there.

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What hypoactive posted.

I mostly just use it to find cute pictures, porn, and funny pictures.  I never go into the comments.

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I'm actually kind of sad seeing all the "reddit = shit" posts here, seeing as I've spent quite a lot of time there and have had many positive experiences come from it. But there's no defending it either; there's just so much night soil that you have to step around while you're there, that I can't blame anyone who just wants to stay the hell away from it.

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Nowadays it is a shitty site full of marketing teams.

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