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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 (seven years ago) link

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

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

my manager talks about it all the time

goole, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 15:45 (seven years ago) link

i have some irl friends who are active on reddit.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 15:46 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

i only ever hear about it here too

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

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 (seven years ago) link

that being the men's rights board.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 15:51 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

are u on reddit frogbs?

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

god no

frogbs, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:17 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

diamonddave85, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:25 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

frogbs, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:38 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

it is possible yes

max, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:44 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

171st most popular of 3,692 subreddits

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

"for exposting"

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

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

It's a gateway drug iirc.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 17:26 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

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Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 18:03 (seven years ago) link

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

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 18:29 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

avclub comments are the worst, seriously

"GET CANCERAIDS LOL"

frogbs, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 19:08 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

iow what call all destroyer already said

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

rettit is horrible nerds

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 19:15 (seven years ago) link

they should just call the site horriblenerds

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 19:15 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

(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 (seven years ago) link

Most of the fakes are over the top but that one’s juuuuuust right.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Saturday, 28 September 2019 18:21 (nine months ago) link

yeah i'm not sure if it's real. it's just ... what a world!

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 28 September 2019 19:33 (nine months ago) link

that third graph lol

lag∞n, Sunday, 29 September 2019 03:30 (nine months ago) link

the only reason i think that one is fake is cause its too funny

lag∞n, Sunday, 29 September 2019 04:26 (nine months ago) link

six months pass...

Ok this is gold:

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/

(Mind the date, obv.)

coco vide (pomenitul), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 18:24 (three months ago) link

"the glitch in the matrix" is a really good source of twilight zone type user-generated fiction

treeship., Saturday, 11 April 2020 19:58 (two months ago) link

four weeks pass...

going to have this printed on a t-shirt take it to six flags and have one of their talented t-shirt artists spraypaint God Bless The Troops over it

https://i.redd.it/fgj3cc7mzkx41.jpg

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Sunday, 10 May 2020 18:13 (one month ago) link

[–]professor_coldheart

1 point 1 day ago
I started thinking about the missing players and coaches. Ideally Oscar is coaching while Kevin and Darryl are playing, but probably Michael is trying to coach and play forward. On the other side, Gunther is definitely holding Rachel up, Ursula is in the game actively sabotaging her own team, and despite this and Joey flirting with Pam, The Office is still getting demolished.

Eddie Menuek is the ref. He's constantly calling fouls, and everyone ignores him.

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Sunday, 10 May 2020 18:14 (one month ago) link

[–]Professor_Zumbi

12 points 23 hours ago
I kinda like how its mashing up different eras. The artist was probably was just fond of these two shows in particular. If I had any artistic ability at all, I might draw the Office vs Dragon Ball Z.

would give anything to see this, anything

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Sunday, 10 May 2020 18:15 (one month ago) link

I mean the artist's name and @ are in the image, if you're willing to give money I bet you can arrange it

silby, Sunday, 10 May 2020 19:18 (one month ago) link

boy oh boy do those people over there obsess over the wrong cultural signifiers!

lumen (esby), Sunday, 10 May 2020 19:20 (one month ago) link

god they sure do

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Sunday, 10 May 2020 20:56 (one month ago) link

Can we get one of these where one team is Carly Rae Jepsen, the Balloon guy, and Steely Dan while the other team is @Doug Henwood, @DennisThePerrin, and @dick_nixon?

peace, man, Monday, 11 May 2020 00:45 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Reddit will ban r/The_Donald, r/ChapoTrapHouse, and about 2,000 other communities today after updating its content policy to more explicitly ban hate speech. The policy update comes three weeks after Black Lives Matter protests led several popular Reddit forums to go dark temporarily in protest of what they called the company’s lax policies around hosting and promoting racist content. It marks a major reversal for a company whose commitment to free expression has historically been so strong that it once allowed users to distribute stolen nude photos freely on the site.

“I have to admit that I’ve struggled with balancing my values as an American, and around free speech and free expression, with my values and the company’s values around common human decency,” Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said in a call with reporters.

In a blog post that cites the company’s new rules, Huffman said users of the r/The_Donald subreddit had violated the site’s policies for years. (The site has no official connection to President Donald Trump, although he did do an Ask Me Anything there as a candidate in 2016.) “The community has consistently hosted and upvoted more rule-breaking content than average (Rule 1), antagonized us and other communities (Rules 2 and 8), and its mods have refused to meet our most basic expectations,” Huffman said.

Similarly, r/ChapoTrapHouse had also hosted content that violates the site’s rules, Huffman said. The subreddit is a spinoff of the popular left-wing podcast.

Reddit’s new policy begins with a first rule that requires users to “consider the human.” It reads:

Remember the human. Reddit is a place for creating community and belonging, not for attacking marginalized or vulnerable groups of people. Everyone has a right to use Reddit free of harassment, bullying, and threats of violence. Communities and people that incite violence or that promote hate based on identity or vulnerability will be banned.

That formed the basis of a policy framework that bans hate speech.

“Reddit’s mission is to bring community and belonging to everybody in the world, and there is speech in the world and on Reddit that prevents other people from doing so,” Huffman told reporters. “Harassing speech or hateful speech prevents people from coming to Reddit and feeling safe and sharing their vulnerabilities ... So if we have speech on Reddit that’s preventing people from using Reddit the way that we intend it to be used, or that prevents us from achieving our mission, then it’s actually a very easy decision.”

The introduction of the new policies has resulted in the removal of about 2,000 subreddits so far, and the company says “the vast majority” were inactive. Only about 200 of them had more than 10 daily users, the company said.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 29 June 2020 17:20 (three days ago) link

Consider the Human vs Don't Be Evil

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 29 June 2020 17:23 (three days ago) link

Consider the Lobster.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 29 June 2020 17:27 (three days ago) link

Apparently follows Twitch banning the Trump channel. The infraction? Posting his initial racist volley calling Mexicans rapists, etc. They are aiming right at Trump himself, not just his knucklehead emulators and fans.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 29 June 2020 17:32 (three days ago) link

gosh I hope the incels are safe

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 29 June 2020 18:22 (three days ago) link

What's the deal with the Chapo sub? I don't pay attention to the podcast because every time I've checked in, it's been annoying for me. But I thought those dudes were left. What is their hate speech component?

peace, man, Monday, 29 June 2020 18:27 (three days ago) link

Horseshoe theory.

pomenitul, Monday, 29 June 2020 18:30 (three days ago) link

I haven't looked, but it's not just hate speech, it's also inciting violence, harassing, and just generally aggressively flouting Reddit rules.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 29 June 2020 18:31 (three days ago) link

I think CTH’s biggest offense, officially, was praising the abolitionist John Brown! He killed people, you see, so he’s just as bad as slavers and Nazis.

Dan I., Monday, 29 June 2020 18:35 (three days ago) link

Huffman:

Though smaller [than r/The_Donald], r/ChapoTrapHouse was banned for similar reasons: They consistently host rule-breaking content and their mods have demonstrated no intention of reining in their community.

jaymc, Monday, 29 June 2020 18:35 (three days ago) link

It’s clearly also an effort to deflect claims of political bias

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 29 June 2020 18:40 (three days ago) link

I don't know what most of these are, but of the 200 mostly inactive threads there was this group"

r/DarkHumorAndMemes
r/ConsumeProduct
r/DarkJokeCentral
r/GenderCritical
r/Cumtown
r/imgoingtohellforthis2
r/Wojak
r/soyboys

No idea of the politics of any of them, but I assume they are very edge lord centric.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 29 June 2020 18:45 (three days ago) link

The Chapo subreddit at this point seemed to be primarily young trans and queer people working out their anxiety and fear.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Monday, 29 June 2020 18:47 (three days ago) link

Through joking about killing slavers and Nazis

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Monday, 29 June 2020 18:48 (three days ago) link

think you can guess what r/GenderCritical was about

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 29 June 2020 18:59 (three days ago) link

Apparently the Trump forum has been dead or idle for months.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 29 June 2020 19:03 (three days ago) link

/r/ConsumeProduct wanted to trick people into thinking it was /r/HailCorporate, but when you got there all the posts were like "Wahhhh - why are all these businesses supporting Black Lives Matter?"

peace, man, Monday, 29 June 2020 19:15 (three days ago) link

think you can guess what r/GenderCritical was about

― Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, June 29, 2020 2:59 PM (forty-two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Is it when the onboard computer is warning you the gender is about to explode

Evan, Monday, 29 June 2020 19:49 (three days ago) link

Halt and catch gender

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:53 (three days ago) link

Apparently the Trump forum has been dead or idle for months.

Reddit quarantined the forum last year and banned or restricted most of the users in February.

time is running out to retweet boing.gif (sic), Monday, 29 June 2020 21:35 (three days ago) link

nice to know that a bunch of misogynistic rape/violence/degradation fetishist subreddits have escaped the axe. I guess banning them would amount to kink shaming or smth

panburger partner (unregistered), Monday, 29 June 2020 22:41 (three days ago) link

I haven't looked, but it's not just hate speech, it's also inciting violence, harassing, and just generally aggressively flouting Reddit rules.

― Josh in Chicago, Monday, June 29, 2020 2:31 PM (four hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

lol their #1 hobby was debating whether or not CTH is too problematic

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Monday, 29 June 2020 22:45 (three days ago) link

reddit ban for two reasons - illegal stuff and (more often) breaking rules, usually the rules about not raiding other subs, they are obsessed with this for some reason, or at least use their obsession as an excuse to ban stuff. (legal) pervs presumably keep themselves to themselves and don't get banned.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 29 June 2020 22:50 (three days ago) link

Both sides do it*

*bring the American fascism that's murdering thousands vs. make fun of Matt Yglesias taking his laptop into the bathroom of a coffee shop

The Mandymoorian (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 29 June 2020 22:52 (three days ago) link

I haven't looked, but it's not just hate speech, it's also inciting violence, harassing, and just generally aggressively flouting Reddit rules.

― Josh in Chicago, Monday, June 29, 2020 2:31 PM (four hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

lol their #1 hobby was debating whether or not CTH is too problematic

― ℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Monday, June 29, 2020 3:45 PM (seven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

yes, literally people calling for one of the hosts to be booted off the show for being too problematic. must ban this subreddit

Rik Waller-Bridge (jim in vancouver), Monday, 29 June 2020 22:53 (three days ago) link

I think CTH’s biggest offense, officially, was praising the abolitionist John Brown! He killed people, you see, so he’s just as bad as slavers and Nazis.

― Dan I., Monday, June 29, 2020 2:35 PM (five hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

*chefs kiss*

lag∞n, Monday, 29 June 2020 23:55 (three days ago) link

Which chapo did they want to boot? Hopefully Will

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:03 (two days ago) link

gotta be matt (ive never listened to the show but i followed them all on twitter except the one who has me blocked)

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:05 (two days ago) link

matt says the most problematic stuff but is also the best one

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:06 (two days ago) link

Amber laps them all with problematic takes and beliefs.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:09 (two days ago) link

isnt she on a different pod now tho

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:11 (two days ago) link

Nah, she's still a regular

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:13 (two days ago) link

ok im changing my guess to amber (i dont follow her but i think i used to)

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:14 (two days ago) link

yeah it's amber

Rik Waller-Bridge (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:18 (two days ago) link

she's no longer on twitter

Rik Waller-Bridge (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:18 (two days ago) link

thats crazy to reach such pod success that you dont even have to be on twitter anymore

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:19 (two days ago) link

astonishing

all cats are beautiful (silby), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 04:28 (two days ago) link


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