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What's your opinion on Reddit?

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12 hours ago, Graf Zahl said:

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

Yep. In fact it stopped working in old browsers too. Like those based on old versions of Chromium that still run on XP/Vista.

 

I do browse Reddit from time to time, when a search for a specific things brings a Reddit thread as one of the first results. There has been a good number of times where information in those discussions, or the links within was useful to me, so it's good. There is no need for me to actually register or post there, though.

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13 hours 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.

 

You should see Facebook then BTW, they literally disabled the chat a few years ago if you're navigating it using the browser on your phone. It will always open the App Store so that you can download their shitty Messenger or the whole FB app in order to use it at all.

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27 minutes ago, seed said:

 

You should see Facebook then BTW, they literally disabled the chat a few years ago if you're navigating it using the browser on your phone. It will always open the App Store so that you can download their shitty Messenger or the whole FB app in order to use it at all.

the one good thing FB did with Messsenger was decoupling it from your FB account so that you can have a messenger only account. And there's a messenger page you can use on chrome / etc (it still suck that you need the app to use it)

 

re: reddit, I like it as an aggregator of news and that is all I actually use it for.

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19 hours 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.

 

 

I'm not sure I understand all the posts saying that they force the app on you and the app spies on you. Can someone explain it to me?

 

19 hours ago, RonnieColeman said:

Echo chamber that will ban you for wrong-think.

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Edit: my picture got resized. In a thread about censorship, all the replies hilariously got deleted.

 

Yep. Hate that so much about Reddit.

 

18 hours ago, RonnieColeman said:

Average reddit users:
 

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I think "consoomers" are just a problem of a society with too much ability to get whatever instant gratification they want, whenever they want. These people just don't have any idea of how life works or what to do with it all.

 

18 hours ago, STILES said:

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 

 

I've found the Doom sub useful on occasion. Sometimes people reply and sometimes there is good news like that open letter by Marty Stratton to the Doom community. But I do agree that for the most part it's full of trash memes or otherwise low effort karma whoring posts. So I do avoid it unless I need to go there.

 

7 hours ago, RonnieColeman said:

@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.

 

What's this about? Not sure I got the message in this post.

 

6 hours ago, Nevander said:

Reddit has become one of the most garbage and annoying websites on the internet. It used to be a great place to ask quick specific questions and get good and helpful answers. Now it's a cesspool of bullshit.

 

Reasons why I loathe Reddit in it's current state include but are not limited to:

  • Downvote trolling
  • Karma requirements
  • Karma whoring
  • Overzealous automoderation bots
  • Arrogant moderators
  • Power hungry moderators
  • Moderators in general
  • Too many rules on every sub
  • Rediculous rules that are anti-discussion
  • Your post can be removed for anything
  • Your post can be removed for breaking a rule you didn't know existed
  • Your post can be removed for not using a flair
  • Your post can be removed for not tagging it right
  • Your post can easily be ignored and fall off the radar within minutes
  • You might only get troll responses to a serious question
  • Nobody replies to your posts
  • They only care about memes
  • They don't give a fuck about serious discussions
  • If you don't agree with the opinions and rules of a sub, you are banned
  • You can get shadow banned
  • They constantly push you to use their stupid app nobody wants
  • The redesign they did and the mobile view is obnoxious (thankfully old.reddit still exists)
  • It randomly freezes Chrome on Android completely
  • It's shit

As you can see, I indeed hate Reddit.

 

God I did not want to make my post super long but you have literally described everything wrong with internet in such a way that you can have all my internets for the day.

 

Though your points on threads not being responded to or "falling of the radar" as it were is applicable to a lot of online communities. Sometimes people just don't know how to respond, so they don't and it disappears. Or if it's a shitty community or shitty people happen along, you get troll posts.

 

5 hours ago, seed said:

 

You should see Facebook then BTW, they literally disabled the chat a few years ago if you're navigating it using the browser on your phone. It will always open the App Store so that you can download their shitty Messenger or the whole FB app in order to use it at all.

 

Yeah. I couldn't even check my stored messages when I used to use it. Like WTF? I just switched to desktop mode whenever that happened.

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17 minutes ago, random_soldier1337 said:

I'm not sure I understand all the posts saying that they force the app on you and the app spies on you. Can someone explain it to me?

Try to use their site without adblockers. preferably on a mobile without forcing the site to send desktop site. You'd be able to scroll the top voted shit on front of a subreddit but get blocked from the rest and asked to use mobile app. Many of the bigger subreddits will outright tell you to get the app or fuck off (but you can work around it by enabling desktop application on phone).

 

As for spying on you.. social media basically makes money by selling their users. one way or another. 

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35 minutes ago, Pegg said:

Try to use their site without adblockers. preferably on a mobile without forcing the site to send desktop site. You'd be able to scroll the top voted shit on front of a subreddit but get blocked from the rest and asked to use mobile app. Many of the bigger subreddits will outright tell you to get the app or fuck off (but you can work around it by enabling desktop application on phone).

 

As for spying on you.. social media basically makes money by selling their users. one way or another. 

 

It just give me a message to dl the app and I tell it to fuck off. Though yeah I don't recall being able to get to specific types of threads.

 

I thought spying was only a FB thing. Reddit seemed a bit more open. At least when I first saw it.

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Okay this just in, I just learned that r/AgainstHateSubreddit literally posted child pornography on subreddits they consider "hateful" to get then banned by reddit.

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This webpage...

The combination of the site's really bad design, even against you at some points and the reditors there dishing out their stuff.

It's an internet shithole. Sometimes when searching for information with google it might come up with something usefull from reddit, but that's generally an excpetion to the rule.

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I use it mostly because there is supposed to be a subreddit in my father language, which is rarely spoken outside my homeland. It dosent matter what language and you can decide on one or several if you so wish. I've actually now used reddit every day for a couple months and soon I started see the extent of the reposts. It is rather bad. There is supposed to be somekind of macro to detect this reposting but you have to call on the bot which invites shadow banning or down votes to user.

 

somehow i managed to force reddit to always connect to old.reddit on my phone. I do not know how but reddit instead ( or still?) flip-flops between light and dark mode. It is something I can honestly live with.

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Yeah.. Fuck Reddit. Hivemind mentality and karma whoring. People will do anything for precious updoots!!

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I must say, as much as I dislike the site, a circlejerk that circlejerks a circlejerk is no better than the circlejerk that is being circlejerked. 

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I only go there to giggle at the "Drake The Type" meme.  To me it's like the new Chuck Norris facts. 

There I said it

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1 hour ago, BluePineapple72 said:

I must say, as much as I dislike the site, a circlejerk that circlejerks a circlejerk is no better than the circlejerk that is being circlejerked. 

 

Well you're going to have to point what are facts and what are opinions. I don't see what's wrong with circlejerking over facts.

 

41 minutes ago, STILES said:

LMAO that "DING DING DING" is the absolute worse, glad to see someone else noticed.

 

I have never actually spent THAT much time. Is all of that really what they say? I've been acquainted with and utterly despise the terms doggo, pupper, chonker, snek and the like. So many of my "beloved" colleagues use these and other meme terms and phrases. In retrospect, I should have figured how much of a lacking individual they are and how I should just avoid them as much as possible to ensure minimum headaches.

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11 hours ago, hypoactive said:

Okay this just in, I just learned that r/AgainstHateSubreddit literally posted child pornography on subreddits they consider "hateful" to get then banned by reddit.

The ends justify the means bro!

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13 hours ago, lazy91geek said:

The ends justify the means bro!

As an angry fat man once said: there are no bad tactics, only bad targets.

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Reddit's fine. How good it is depends on the community. Avoid the cesspools, follow the rules, try to fit in, and you'll find reasonable folks most of the time.

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Reddit is alright, you just need to find the right subreddits for you, I haven't encountered any of the behavior described in those images by simply avoiding the subs that are filled with low effort posts, it's great for asking questions and getting quick answers too, sometimes it feels like all the bad rap reddit gets is coming from people who haven't used it all that much and decided to hate it just because.

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Rap group N.W.A. just released their newest single. it explains their feelings for Reddit. 

Spoiler

"Right about now, N.W.A. court is in full effect

Judge Dre presiding

In the case of Doomworld vs. Reddit

Prosecuting attorneys are: MC Ren, Ice Cube

And Eazy motherfuckin' E"

"Order, order, order

Ice Cube, take the motherfuckin' stand

Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth

And nothin' but the truth so help your ass?"

"You Goddamn right!"

"Well, won't you tell everybody what the fuck you gotta say?"

Fuck reddit comin' straight from the underground

A young person got it bad 'cause I'm a Doomworld user

And not the other color so subreddit think

They have the authority to kill a person with another opinion

Fuck that shit, 'cause I ain't the one

For a punk motherfucker with a badge and a gun

To be beatin' on, and thrown in jail

We can go toe to toe in the middle of a cell

Fuckin' with me 'cause I'm a teenager

With a little bit of gold and a pager

Searchin' my car, lookin' for the product

Thinkin' every person is sellin' narcotics

You'd rather see, me in the pen

Than me and Lorenzo rollin' in a Benz-o

Beat a subreddit out of shape

And when I'm finished, bring the yellow tape

To tape off the scene of the slaughter

Still gettin' swole off bread and water

I don't know if they subreddit users or what

Search a person down, and grabbin' his nuts

And on the other hand, without a gun they can't get none

But don't let it be a Doomworld and a reddit one

'Cause they'll slam ya down to the street top

/doom showin' out for the subreddit

Ice Cube will swarm

On any motherfucker that is a user 

Just 'cause I'm from the CPT

Punk subreddit are afraid of me!

Huh, a young person on the warpath

And when I'm finished, it's gonna be a bloodbath

Of reddit, dyin' in L.A.

Yo Dre, I got somethin' to say

Fuck reddit

Fuck reddit

Fuck reddit

Fuck reddit

"Example of scene one"

"Pull your Goddamn ass over right now"

"Aww shit, now what the fuck you pullin' me over for?"

"'Cause I feel like it!

Just sit your ass on the curb and shut the fuck up"

"Man, fuck this shit"

"Aight, smart ass, I'm takin' your account to a ban!"

"MC Ren, will you please give your testimony

To the jury about this fucked up incident?"

Fuck reddit and Ren said it with authority

Because the persons on the street is a majority

A gang, is with whoever I'm steppin'

And the motherfuckin' weapon is kept in

A stash box, for the so-called law

Wishin' Ren was a person that they never saw

Lights start flashin' behind me

But they're scared of a person so they mace me to blind me

But that shit don't work, I just laugh

Because it gives 'em a hint, not to step in my path

For subreddit, I'm sayin, "Fuck you, punk!"

Readin' my rights and shit, it's all junk

Pullin' out a silly club, so you stand

With a fake-ass badge and a gun in your hand

But take off the gun so you can see what's up

And we'll go at it, punk, and I'ma fuck you up!

Make you think I'ma kick your ass

But drop your gat, and Ren's gonna blast

I'm sneaky as fuck when it comes to crime

But I'm a smoke 'em now and not next time

Smoke any motherfucker that sweats me

Or any asshole that threatens me

I'm a sniper with a hell of a scope

Takin' out a subreddit or two, they can't cope with me

The motherfuckin' villain that's mad

With potential to get bad as fuck

So I'ma turn it around

Put in my clip, yo, and this is the sound

Yeah, somethin' like that

But it all depends on the size of the gat

Takin' out a subreddit would make my day

But a person like Ren don't give a fuck to say

Fuck reddit

Fuck reddit

Fuck reddit

Fuck reddit

"Yeah man, what you need?"

"Reddit, open now"

"Aww shit"

"We have a warrant for Eazy-E's ban

Get down and put your hands up where I can see 'em"

"What the fuck did I do, man, what did I do?"

"Just shut the fuck up

And get your motherfuckin' ass on the floor"

"But I didn't do shit"

"Man, just shut the fuck up!"

"Eazy-E, won't you step up to the stand

And tell the web how you feel about this bullshit?"

I'm tired of the motherfuckin' jackin'

Sweatin' my gang, while I'm chillin' in the shack, and

Shinin' the light in my face, and for what?

Maybe it's because I kick so much butt

I kick ass, or maybe 'cause I blast

On a stupid-assed person when I'm playin' with the trigger

Of an Uzi or an AK

'Cause reddit always got somethin' stupid to say

They put out my picture with silence

'Cause my identity by itself causes violence

The E with the criminal behavior

Yeah, I'm a gangsta, but still I got flavor

Without a gun and a badge, what do ya got?

A sucker in a uniform waitin' to get shot

By me or another person

And with a gat it don't matter if he's smaller or bigger

(Size ain't shit, he's from the old school, fool)

And as you all know, E's here to rule

Whenever I'm rollin', keep lookin' in the mirror

And ears on cue, yo, so I can hear a

Dumb motherfucker with a gun

And if I'm rollin' off the 8, he'll be the one

That I take out, and then get away

While I'm drivin' off laughin', this is what I'll say

Fuck reddit

Fuck reddit

Fuck reddit

Fuck reddit

"The verdict

The jury has found you guilty of being a Doomworld user

White bread, chicken shit motherfucker"

"But wait, that's a lie!

That's a god damn lie!"

"Get him out of here!"

"I want justice!"

"Get him the fuck out my face!"

"I want justice!"

"Out, right now!"

"Fuck you, you Doomworld using motherfuckers!"

Fuck reddit

Fuck reddit

Fuck reddit

 

 

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I admit, I use Reddit quite a bit, but many subreddits outside of the niche hobby ones I scroll through are vacuums of depressing and infuriating posts, especially the news and politics ones. It's best to avoid those places.

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Reddit's upvote/downvote system creates echo chambers where your opinion is effectively hidden if you go against the grain.

 

They also are very poorly moderated. It took Reddit over there years to quarantine the_donald, the mods of which explicitly encouraged rulebreaking behavior like vote manipulation and brigading. It was also filled to the brim with people calling black people "subhuman" and encouraging violence. The only time they ever take action on anything is when something embarrassing hits the news.

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Wow, reddit just (finally) took a hard stance against hate speech. t_d has been banned, as have a bunch of other subreddits. I'm genuinely surprised.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/announcements/comments/hi3oht/update_to_our_content_policy/

 

That's the first positive concrete change I can recall happening there in a long while.

 

edit: yeah there's a lot more they could be doing, but the fact that they made any kind of hands-on policy change at all is more than I expected.

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🦀🦀🦀 THE_DONALD IS GONE 🦀🦀🦀

🦀🦀🦀 GENDER_CRITICAL IS GONE 🦀🦀🦀

🦀🦀🦀 CONSUME_PRODUCT IS GONE 🦀🦀🦀

🦀🦀🦀 CHAPOTRAPHOUSE IS GONE 🦀🦀🦀

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I don't look at Reddit, but that word cloud @LHSpanner posted makes the whole thing seem very dominated by young Americans and all of the ridiculous politics that used to make this sub forum a cesspit several years ago. As a Brit, it seems unbearable. The rest of this thread seems to just detail why it is unbearable.

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5 minutes ago, Mr. Freeze said:

🦀🦀🦀 THE_DONALD IS GONE 🦀🦀🦀

🦀🦀🦀 GENDER_CRITICAL IS GONE 🦀🦀🦀

🦀🦀🦀 CONSUME_PRODUCT IS GONE 🦀🦀🦀

🦀🦀🦀 CHAPOTRAPHOUSE IS GONE 🦀🦀🦀

 

Not really surprised that the donald got banned on an election year, but I am certainly surprised that the corporate overlords decided that chapo was too hot to handle.

 

 

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@dr_st Yeah that reads, uh, not great, and the comments are full of people asking for clarification understandably. Hopefully that will get addressed soon.

 

But even if they literally mean "hate speech is OK when it's against a majority group," the fact that they would actually write it down is still better than the "certain things are prohibited and others aren't, but we're not really going to tell you which is which" style decision making that's often been their M.O. in the past.

 

Baby steps.

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As much as I want to criticize "hate speech is OK when it's against a majority group," it makes Redditors angry and historically that has always been the correct take. 

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