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

You’ll never know

frogbs, Saturday, 9 February 2019 20:37 (two months ago) Permalink

Why is it that racism can't be artistic?

― punksishippies, Saturday, November 5, 2016 11:42 PM

pplains, Saturday, 9 February 2019 22:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Bolt the door, Varg is loose!

>Also that he hates non-Aryan people and thinks they should be exterminated.

Has he ever said anything about exterminating any race? As far as I know he just wants to avoid being demographically & culturally replaced (which is a desire that's expected and goes without questioning from pretty much everyone except whites).

― punksishippies, Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:31 PM

pplains, Saturday, 9 February 2019 22:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Wonder what ol' Roger Adultery is up to these days.

pplains, Saturday, 9 February 2019 23:00 (two months ago) Permalink

Playing Proud Boy meetings, probably

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Saturday, 9 February 2019 23:14 (two months ago) Permalink

punksishippies just asking questions

lag∞n, Sunday, 10 February 2019 04:42 (two months ago) Permalink

Has anyone gone onto that T_D thread and actually pasted his "racism is great!" posts to show up the lying little toad?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Sunday, 10 February 2019 22:17 (two months ago) Permalink

...oh wait its a 2 year old post nm

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Sunday, 10 February 2019 22:20 (two months ago) Permalink

someone should

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 10 February 2019 22:21 (two months ago) Permalink

Has anyone gone onto that T_D thread and actually pasted his "racism is great!" posts to show up the lying little toad?

What, so he could make more friends over there?

pplains, Sunday, 10 February 2019 22:55 (two months ago) Permalink

just to set the record straight that he wasn't bannedjust for supporting trump. there was a pattern of posts that went against community guidelines.

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 10 February 2019 22:56 (two months ago) Permalink

let the right wingers hate us for real reasons at least

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 10 February 2019 22:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Thats what shits me, these types are deliberately disingenuous.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Sunday, 10 February 2019 22:58 (two months ago) Permalink

we shd start a fight w some awful nazi reddit until they dox and murder us

lag∞n, Monday, 11 February 2019 02:41 (two months ago) Permalink

xp Or at best, incredibly blind to what it is that people take issue with them for. Think a lot of these characters think they are banned because they mentioned Trump one time, instead of, y'know, being an asshole

Though to be clear I am not not for banning people for mentioning Trump one time

Vinnie, Monday, 11 February 2019 02:43 (two months ago) Permalink

I don’t want to be doxxed. Let’s call it off

Trϵϵship, Monday, 11 February 2019 02:44 (two months ago) Permalink

My real identity is much too easy to tie to this website

Trϵϵship, Monday, 11 February 2019 02:44 (two months ago) Permalink

treesh cmon wheres yr sense of adventure and will to death

lag∞n, Monday, 11 February 2019 02:45 (two months ago) Permalink

Treesh wants to die possibly the least of anyone who is online as much as he is afaict

Norm’s Superego (silby), Monday, 11 February 2019 02:46 (two months ago) Permalink

seems excessive idk

lag∞n, Monday, 11 February 2019 02:47 (two months ago) Permalink

Has anyone gone onto that T_D thread and actually pasted his "racism is great!" posts to show up the lying little toad?

that's not the way T_D works - they are proudly racist

we shd start a fight w some awful nazi reddit until they dox and murder us

they're snowflake central, they instaban anyone who's remotely critical of them. its the only sub I've ever seen without a downvote button.

frogbs, Monday, 11 February 2019 03:31 (two months ago) Permalink

weak

lag∞n, Monday, 11 February 2019 03:53 (two months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/SmrHPFz.png

pplains, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:37 (two months ago) Permalink

they're snowflake central, they instaban anyone who's remotely critical of them. its the only sub I've ever seen without a downvote button.

― frogbs, Monday, February 11, 2019 3:31 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

The only one I can think of at the moment is /r/lptol but every once in a while I'll come across something on /r/all where there is no downvote button.

peace, man, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 01:05 (two months ago) Permalink

shitredditsays used to only have a downvote button

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 01:07 (two months 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 (one month ago) Permalink

you're welcome

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

lmao that’s gotta be a troll

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

a troll trolling with a fluorescent lure

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 1 March 2019 02:24 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one week ago) Permalink

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

Mordy, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 04:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Hold a seance, ask John Candy

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

haha that rules

lag∞n, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 04:30 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

lol

lag∞n, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 13:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Reddit has discovered 'resultant paste'.

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

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 13:22 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

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

kinder, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 17:17 (one week 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 (six days 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 (six days ago) Permalink

woah. that story's BLEAK.

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


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