everybody on ilx complains about reddit

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This thread title is both an observation and an invitation!

The way you guys complain about reddit and its users, it seems like it must make it's way into your lives quite a bit. But I only hear about it through ilx! Except for the Obama thing, I think I heard about that in a newspaper or something. So how do you guys know so much about redditors and their loathsome opinions?

Are you all reddit users too and when you go over there, do you complain about ilxor?
Do people share contemptible reddit links on your facebook/twitter?
When you're out at the club, do people ask you if you saw that thing on reddit?

how's life, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 15:40 (six years ago) Permalink

My apologies. I meant for that formatting to be in bold.

how's life, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 15:41 (six years ago) Permalink

my manager talks about it all the time

goole, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 15:45 (six years ago) Permalink

i have some irl friends who are active on reddit.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 15:46 (six years ago) Permalink

at first i only knew of reddit because my wife started forwarding me a bunch of the image memes from whichever board of theirs focuses only on pictures. i started clicking around the site and ended up on one of those creepy boards dedicated to men and how terrible women are and have p much written the site off since. i mean, i'm sure there are some just fine places on reddit, but i got a really uncomfortable vibe from it.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 15:47 (six years ago) Permalink

only thing i know about reddit is there's this crazy keyboard techno-busker in town who's constantly trying to get his Facebook "fans" to sign up to it so they can vote for him in a poll, except he keeps writing the wrong instructions on exactly what to do and he's been at it for days and days....

This Is... The Police (dog latin), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 15:47 (six years ago) Permalink

i started clicking around the site and ended up on one of those creepy boards dedicated to men and how terrible women are and have p much written the site off since.

Yes, I hear about this one the most, probably.

how's life, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 15:48 (six years ago) Permalink

i only ever hear about it here too

Know how Roo feel (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 15:50 (six years ago) Permalink

challenged a friend on that and he offered the semi-convincing argument that you can control your subscriptions or whatever and make the site into whatever you want it to be. but i still steer clear.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 15:51 (six years ago) Permalink

that being the men's rights board.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 15:51 (six years ago) Permalink

Reddit is basically the future of language. We'll have trollface, Jackie Chan face, Freddie Mercury face, "me gusta", rageface, and that's it. No words just memes

frogbs, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 15:53 (six years ago) Permalink

are u on reddit frogbs?

A.R.R.Y. Kane (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:15 (six years ago) Permalink

god no

frogbs, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:17 (six years ago) Permalink

Reddit is basically the future of language. We'll have trollface, Jackie Chan face, Freddie Mercury face, "me gusta", rageface, and that's it. No words just memes

don't most of these things come out of 4chan?

DX Dx DX (dan m), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:18 (six years ago) Permalink

I don't know, but both times I've been on reddit it was full of this stuff. either way I think my point stands. this is just how young people communicate.

frogbs, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:19 (six years ago) Permalink

I have a bunch of FB friends who share reddit crap all the damn time

real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:20 (six years ago) Permalink

the niche subreddits are fine because they're usually small and of likeminded people

diamonddave85, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:25 (six years ago) Permalink

I think the people who think about reddit the most are the ones most disgusted by it

Inconceivable (to the entire world) (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:25 (six years ago) Permalink

the hivemind of reddit is depressingly stupid and naive. people making inside jokes and puns on middle east riot threads. imo the site is full of sheltered philistines who know very little about a lot

spazzmatazz, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:32 (six years ago) Permalink

"I have nothing to say, but I want to say it anyway"

frogbs, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:38 (six years ago) Permalink

its popular on the internet, so if you spend a lot of time on the internet you will probably run across it,

max, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:39 (six years ago) Permalink

it's possible to spend a lot of time on the internet and not see much or anything reddit related

or it was until 'reddit' became shorthand for a load of stuff ppl hate + an easy laugh at the expense of dorks

A.R.R.Y. Kane (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:43 (six years ago) Permalink

it is possible yes

max, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:44 (six years ago) Permalink

One of the most popular Reddits is IAmA ("I am a") where users prompt others to AMA ("Ask me anything"). Recently, many celebrities have taken to this section, including President Barack Obama, Jimmy Kimmel, Ron Paul, Stephen Colbert, Bear Grylls, Deadmau5, Zach Braff, Neil Strauss, Tim Ferriss and others.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16]

A.R.R.Y. Kane (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:50 (six years ago) Permalink

Men’s Rights thing is probably overstated. It’s the 171st most popular subreddit and most people only know about it because of Gawker clowning them for it. Not totally fair because anyone can create a subreddit about anything and with a user base of millions, shitty niche areas will arise. That said, “Redditors” are mostly awful 20 something white male alpha nerd atheist gamer types who think they’ve got the world figured out and they’re insufferable and have terrible taste in everything.

circa1916, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:59 (six years ago) Permalink

I do know that Deathdrone wrote about Reddit a lot so that's the persona I associate "redditor" with

frogbs, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 17:05 (six years ago) Permalink

It’s the 171st most popular subreddit and most people only know about it because of Gawker clowning them for it.

This is key info here. Thank you.

how's life, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 17:05 (six years ago) Permalink

171st most popular of 3,692 subreddits

real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 17:07 (six years ago) Permalink

171 was the peak US chart position for the first velvet underground album

only 500 people read the men's rights forum but every one of them etc etc

A.R.R.Y. Kane (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 17:08 (six years ago) Permalink

I feel like this thread is going to good for exposed the extent of the reddit/ilx cross-over.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 17:09 (six years ago) Permalink

"for exposting"

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 17:09 (six years ago) Permalink

a local acquaintance just got divorced and is sliding into men's rights shit on his Facebook and it's like...dude...you gotta just back away from the men's rights community

Inconceivable (to the entire world) (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 17:14 (six years ago) Permalink

I thought I was into men's rights back when Norwood Fisher was trying to get child custody. I don't know if I heard anything about it until it got brought up in the context of reddit/extreme misogyny.

how's life, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 17:23 (six years ago) Permalink

In fairness, if we had a men's rights board, I would be totally okay with Gawker clowning us for it.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 17:25 (six years ago) Permalink

xp: just realized that was "father's rights" and so a different thing I guess.

how's life, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 17:26 (six years ago) Permalink

It's a gateway drug iirc.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 17:26 (six years ago) Permalink

Every time I look at an AmA, the comments are so loathsome that I give up pretty much immediately.

But sometimes the train wreck is just too compelling

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/ypb8j/third_world_child_ama_with_translator_via/

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 17:28 (six years ago) Permalink

there's a disconnect between what some notable people (some of whom probably should know better) who end up doing IAMAs think reddit's readership is like and how it actually is, that you get a lot of cool people who aren't joss whedon getting only a few responses to the point where you can ask, say, James Fallows a question and it will probably get answered. It's kind of nice!

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 17:40 (six years ago) Permalink

i'm pretty glad ILX exists or else i'd probably be on reddit or still reading somethingawful forums or whatever

ciderpress, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 17:47 (six years ago) Permalink

Ground zero for GWB image rehabilitation:
http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/101a82/good_guy_gw_greets_troops_at_the_airport/

Dan I., Tuesday, 18 September 2012 17:56 (six years ago) Permalink

i'm pretty glad ILX exists or else i'd probably be on reddit or still reading somethingawful forums or whatever

― ciderpress, Tuesday, September 18, 2012 6:47 PM (15 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 18:03 (six years ago) Permalink

this is a pretty good site for clearing out the riff raff:
http://topiama.com/

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 18:29 (six years ago) Permalink

I don't think I 'get' reddit... I've only ever seen a couple of the ask me anything threads and they just kind of seemed like the comments section of the av club or whatever.

I quite like metafilter though. Is it considered equally hateful? Am I accidentally joining fathers4justice by reading it?!

sktsh, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 19:07 (six years ago) Permalink

avclub comments are the worst, seriously

"GET CANCERAIDS LOL"

frogbs, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 19:08 (six years ago) Permalink

Metafilter is much better than reddit imo, but they both have their uses. With reddit, the key is to register and then only subscribe to the subreddits that have actual interesting content.

*sad hug eomticon* (Control Z), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 19:11 (six years ago) Permalink

iow what call all destroyer already said

*sad hug eomticon* (Control Z), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 19:11 (six years ago) Permalink

rettit is horrible nerds

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 19:15 (six years ago) Permalink

they should just call the site horriblenerds

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 19:15 (six years ago) Permalink

metafilter is objectionable too, but it's right at the opposite end of the spectrum from reddit's misogyny4u, over at the the po-faced navel-observation end. We're somewhere in the happy middle, I guess?

But ye I spend time on both: Metafilter gives better link than reddit, but for tech stuff I can bear the horrible nerds on the programming reddit more than the "bro, bro, watch me pivot" clan on Hacker News

stet, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 19:16 (six years ago) Permalink

(The traffic that reddit sends is astounding, btw. We more than doubled our daily average when a link got on reddit, and it wasn't even on the front page, it was buried somewhere with 5 upvotes)

stet, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 19:17 (six years ago) Permalink

One observation about reddit that has popped up for me when casually browsing over the years. There are a certain amount of reddit users who refer to white men's underpants as "tidy whities" or even "whitey tighties". I did a couple searches and found that, over here in ilx, we have for the most part stuck with "tighty whities". Thank you.

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 25 February 2019 00:37 (three months ago) Permalink

you're welcome

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 25 February 2019 14:27 (three months ago) Permalink

Why would anyone over the age of 6 use any of those phrases?

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 05:21 (three months ago) Permalink

/r/legaladvice sometimes has some corkers. And if this guy isnt a troll, he wins the award for more Gullible than Gully the Gull.

I gave my friend POA and now I want it back but he’s making it difficult

Long story short, my friend wants to go to law school but has no experience. He asked if he could be my power of attorney to get some experience and I agreed because I wanted to help him out. But I’m not happy with what he’s doing and I can’t figure out how to make him stop.

When we were out for drinks with friends one time, he saw the debit card that I was using and said it was a bad bank. Next thing I know, I’m trying to use the card and it’s not working. Turns out he pulled all my money out, closed the account and opened a new one with a different bank plus a credit card with the bank. When he gave me the new cards I explained that I liked the old bank because they have branches in my home state I can use when I go home for summer from school. The new bank doesn’t. I also really don’t believe in credit cards and never wanted one (I have enough student loan debt anyway). But he said this bank was better and credit cards make more sense and he was doing me a favor.

He also requested all my medical records from the student health center and let it slip in front of friends that I’m taking an antidepressant. A girl I like in our group doesn’t believe in them and now she’s not really talking to me anymore.

I’ve brought up to him that I’m kind of not happy with this arrangement but he said he needs the poa for a few more months to show his law school applications that he has relevant experience, especially if her can’t get a legal job this summer between our junior and senior years.

I’m having car trouble and he keeps trying to involve himself in the repair process and bully the mechanic and it makes me super uncomfortable but I don’t want to hurt his chances at law school.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 1 March 2019 02:04 (three months ago) Permalink

lmao that’s gotta be a troll

moose; squirrel (silby), Friday, 1 March 2019 02:08 (three months ago) Permalink

Also you don’t need experience to get into law school you need a good LSAT score

moose; squirrel (silby), Friday, 1 March 2019 02:09 (three months ago) Permalink

a troll trolling with a fluorescent lure

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 1 March 2019 02:24 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

so i stumbled upon this:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Drama/comments/b24xu3/nz_police_wants_the_ip_addresses_of_everyone_who/

the way the kw guy talks to the police
is kind of crazy.

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Sunday, 17 March 2019 17:26 (two months ago) Permalink

josh moon is another white genocide guy so no surprise
kiwifarms is dedicated to doxxing troubled people and some pedophiles and nazis but only when they're funny, grew out of a chris-chan harassment hobbyists, serious about anonymity.

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Sunday, 17 March 2019 17:52 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

My friend has become adamant that cool runnings was a hoax and that Jamaica never had a bobsled team until very recently. Now I understand that cool runnings is “inspired” by a true story, but it is true that Jamaica has had a bobsled team since 1988. He doesn’t believe this. He thinks that Jamaica only created a bobsled team recently because they wanted to boost the blu ray sales of the movie.

I tried to show him actual video of the 1988 Jamaican Bobsled crash, and he said it was doctored video of a different country's bobsled team. He tried to show me a documentary style video he made pointing out all of the inaccuracies in the video compared to the actual competition. The video is called, “History’s Greatest Lie: The ‘Cool Runnings’ Hoax”. Whenever I question him to a point where he can’t counter my argument he says something like, “C’mon. You can’t really believe that Jamaica had a bobsled team? It’s a tropical country! They’ve never even seen snow! It’s too hot, how would they practice?” He doesn’t believe in any other conspiracy theories either; He regularly makes fun of flat earth, anti vax, moon landing conspiracy theorists etc.

I’m starting to get worried about him and I can’t just ignore it because he’s devoting more and more time to “unraveling” the hoax. He’s my best friend and I really want to help him. How can I convince him that Cool Runnings was inspired by a true story?

alomar lines, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 04:17 (two months ago) Permalink

i think he should support this conspiracy theory it's a really good one

Mordy, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 04:23 (two months ago) Permalink

Hold a seance, ask John Candy

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 04:23 (two months ago) Permalink

haha that rules

lag∞n, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 04:30 (two months ago) Permalink

I suggest working on this a bit and then posting it to a conspiracy reddit.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 04:50 (two months ago) Permalink

my brother saw that documentary on half japanese and was convinced it was a mockumentary and that they were not an actual band

i tried to convince him otherwise but he was having none of it

i came to realize that it makes absolutely no difference if my brother believes half japanese are an actual band

makes for an ok anecdote though

Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 07:09 (two months ago) Permalink

lol

lag∞n, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 13:19 (two months ago) Permalink

Reddit has discovered 'resultant paste'.

https://www.reddit.com/r/askreddit/comments/bb0s2g/_/ekg3koj

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 13:22 (two months ago) Permalink

really shouldn't have clicked on that while i was eating

sexual consent... on the blockchain (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 13:32 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/paste-eaters-grave

kinder, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 17:17 (two months ago) Permalink

this... did not go where I expected it to go.

My (36m) wife (33f) was sued, I'm feeling resentment towards her and I don't know how to move past it. pic.twitter.com/2jkigELgvm

— relationships.txt (@redditships) April 11, 2019

Roz, Friday, 12 April 2019 07:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Yep resentment over money is a bizarre takeaway from that situation. Like if your whole family died and you're irked about having to organize multiple funerals

Vinnie, Friday, 12 April 2019 09:49 (two months ago) Permalink

woah. that story's BLEAK.

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Friday, 12 April 2019 10:02 (two months ago) Permalink

In other news, one of the top trending subs of the past few weeks is called /r/waterniggas, in which all of reddit invokes their n-word pass because they're hydrated.

☮ (peace, man), Friday, 12 April 2019 10:59 (two months ago) Permalink

One of the subs I frequent is focused around guitar pedals and a lot of the discourse there revolves around the toxic masculinity in the gear and "guitar player" scene. Somebody made a joke about how the real rock and rollers play retirement homes.

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That's the Coctails sometime in the early 90s (Archer Prewitt on drums, you plebs).

Friendly reminder that some of the great people that existed before the internet soured everything still do, in fact, exist.

The moral of this post is

Archer Prewitt = good

reddit = n00b

Archer's not a redditor, afaik

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 21 April 2019 16:03 (one month ago) Permalink

There it is.

Old ladies dancing with each other at your show is p punk, honestly.👍

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 21 April 2019 16:07 (one month ago) Permalink

(Archer Prewitt on drums, you plebs

c'mon, everyone here has a full set of Sof'Boy

blokes you can't rust (sic), Sunday, 21 April 2019 18:44 (one month ago) Permalink

you can just say it was guitarpedalsjerk

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Sunday, 21 April 2019 19:00 (one month ago) Permalink

has the bonus 7" that came with the "in the sun" lp ever been reissued?

Burt Bacharach's Bees (rushomancy), Sunday, 21 April 2019 19:28 (one month ago) Permalink


you can just say it was guitarpedalsjerk

ya. it's weird and fun. didn't say because i didn't think anyone here cares.


has the bonus 7" that came with the "in the sun" lp ever been reissued?

no, but it's still around.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 18:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Threads like this one, which ended up getting locked due to the blatant racism, openly celebrate murder:

https://www.reddit.com/r/trashy/comments/bjhcyq/woman_shoots_kills_intruder_in_her_house/?sort=top

Bonus points for the Canadians who barge in to praise Texan self-defence laws.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 19:19 (one month ago) Permalink

/r/guitarpedalsjerk is one of my favorite places on reddit. I was very active there for a while, but I've fallen out of my guitar gear acquisition phase lately.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 2 May 2019 09:20 (one month ago) Permalink

Looks like notorious MAGA subreddit The_Donald is in the process of being quarantined or something? https://www.reddit.com/r/SubredditDrama/comments/bmjl3r/t_d_now_unsearchable_on_reddit_and_google_and/

In other news, one of the top trending subs of the past few weeks is called /r/waterniggas, in which all of reddit invokes their n-word pass because they're hydrated.

― ☮ (peace, man), Friday, April 12, 2019 10:59 AM (three weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This subreddit was apparently banned, and has been replaced by /r/hydrohomies.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 9 May 2019 17:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Heh:

First they came for /r/coontown and I applauded

Then they came for /r/altright and I laughed

Then they came for /r/The_Donald and I cheered

Then they didn’t come for me because I’m not a disgusting piece of shit so no one needed to speak for me.

pomenitul, Thursday, 9 May 2019 17:03 (one month ago) Permalink

xp - SubredditSimulator is indeed great, especially once you start reading the comments

frogbs, Friday, 17 May 2019 14:48 (four weeks ago) Permalink

wagon wheel pasta holds peas very well between the 'spokes' and i often give it to my children. my favoured shape offs conchigli, ideally with three grooves.

kinder, Friday, 17 May 2019 15:13 (four weeks ago) Permalink

offs? 'is'

kinder, Friday, 17 May 2019 15:14 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I don't have chicken, but I use rotelle in my "mac and cheese" because it's good at holding onto cheese and ground beef and tomatoes and peppers and pureed carrots

but I don't agonize over whether this is a mature culinary choice because ofc it's not

lispectah deck (unregistered), Friday, 17 May 2019 15:48 (four weeks ago) Permalink

lol, "I don't have children"

lispectah deck (unregistered), Friday, 17 May 2019 15:48 (four weeks ago) Permalink

liked the arguments of the guy who kept saying "childwen", hated that he kept saying "childwen"

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Saturday, 18 May 2019 07:34 (four weeks ago) Permalink

his arguments were valid but he was a fucking asshole, which is probably why he got downvoted so hard

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Saturday, 18 May 2019 09:29 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Everyone in that exchange comes across as an asshole except poster #2.

Daniel_Rf, Saturday, 18 May 2019 10:40 (four weeks ago) Permalink

LOL that user's suspended now.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 20 May 2019 01:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I had always imagined that wagon wheel pasta was somehow related to the Chinese because of Taoism.

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 20 May 2019 11:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Wagon wheel was my grandfather's favorite pasta and he was actually Italian (2nd generation American). He said it was the best at holding tomato sauce.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Monday, 20 May 2019 13:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It reminds me of trivial pursuit

brimstead, Monday, 20 May 2019 18:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I am enjoying the territorial nerdrage between /r/gameofthrones, /r/asoiaf and /r/freefolk since last night.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 20 May 2019 23:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lmbo I don't even want to know more, that's great stuff

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 20 May 2019 23:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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