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 (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

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

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

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 (five months ago) link


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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

/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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

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

frogbs, Friday, 17 May 2019 14:48 (four months ago) link

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 months ago) link

offs? 'is'

kinder, Friday, 17 May 2019 15:14 (four months ago) link

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 months ago) link

lol, "I don't have children"

lispectah deck (unregistered), Friday, 17 May 2019 15:48 (four months ago) link

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 months ago) link

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 months ago) link

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

Daniel_Rf, Saturday, 18 May 2019 10:40 (four months ago) link

LOL that user's suspended now.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 20 May 2019 01:41 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

It reminds me of trivial pursuit

brimstead, Monday, 20 May 2019 18:33 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

http://csslab.cs.toronto.edu/gs/

Dan I., Wednesday, 19 June 2019 15:04 (three months ago) link

/r/frenworld has been banned. how many more racist subreddits to go?

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:35 (three months ago) link

like counting the stars

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:49 (three months ago) link

“The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a new subreddit.”

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Friday, 21 June 2019 00:06 (three months ago) link

ok, so /r/TheDonald has been quarantined, and a handful of other alt-right subs were banned or quarantined today.

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 18:14 (two months ago) link

Too bad they didn't quarantine it back in 2016, preferably before the election.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 18:18 (two months ago) link

Has Trump started flipping shit about his fans being persecuted by reddit yet?

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 18:20 (two months ago) link

He will around 4:15 am.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 18:23 (two months ago) link

guess it was threatening cops that finally got them, lmao

frogbs, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 18:24 (two months ago) link

Or the fact that a third party published an article about it.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 18:29 (two months ago) link

Also, Jordan Peterson's hatreon is about to experience an unprecedented migrant crisis.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 18:36 (two months ago) link

guess it was threatening cops that finally got them, lmao

― frogbs, Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:24 PM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol they do one cool thing and get banned

lag∞n, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 23:13 (two months ago) link

Or the fact that a third party published an article about it.

Which article?

I had to cut out Reddit, the alt-right brigading was becoming increasingly obnoxious there, particularly on r/China in my case. I think I attracted some stalkers because I mocked Steve Bannon one too many times.

It will be interesting to see how isolating the MAGA crowd will play out but I suspect the admins generally gave them a pass for too long and this won't mark a critical setback for the Trumpist brigadiers. Likely they'll just migrate to other subreddits rather than Hatreon or whatever.

viborg, Thursday, 27 June 2019 06:56 (two months ago) link

This is telling: search Reddit for "child custody" and one of the top three recommended subreddits is for Men's Rights.

viborg, Thursday, 27 June 2019 06:58 (two months ago) link

Which article?

This one, apparently:

https://thenextweb.com/opinion/2019/06/25/you-cant-offer-to-murder-cops-on-reddit-unless-youre-on-r-thedonald/

pomenitul, Thursday, 27 June 2019 08:26 (two months ago) link

I had to cut out Reddit, the alt-right brigading was becoming increasingly obnoxious there, particularly on r/China in my case. I think I attracted some stalkers because I mocked Steve Bannon one too many times.
r/China is such a cesspool, it made me suspicious of any new American expats I met in China.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 27 June 2019 13:01 (two months ago) link

Here is the thread which made me despair of the place - please note the number of upvotes this prick has got.

https://www.reddit.com/r/China/comments/3s9axj/forcing_china_to_pretend_to_have_decency_a_howto/

(this will be of limited interest to people who are not familiar with life in China btw)

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 27 June 2019 13:42 (two months ago) link

seeing my r/china posts translated on chinese messageboards like zhihu freaked me out. just boring posts but still. and also i was posting under my real name and unlike twitter where your peers are always hovering beneath you, i felt like i was always in more danger of popping off in a bad way.

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Thursday, 27 June 2019 15:20 (two months ago) link

/r/honkler, an alt-right subreddit that - to my limited understanding - involved clown pepes saying "honk honk" instead of heil hitler, has been banned.

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 17:27 (two months ago) link

/r/honkler, an alt-right subreddit that - to my limited understanding - involved clown pepes saying "honk honk" instead of hell hitler

the right is the new counter-culture

VAR me to the end of yawn (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 17:29 (two months ago) link

This is an r/relationships post from the SA peanut gallery thread because the original was deleted. You will not regret reading this one although you might scream. 🐀🐀🐀🐀 pic.twitter.com/nIt12atnqI

— Horrendous Jake Kablooie (@JakeMHS) July 10, 2019

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Saturday, 13 July 2019 10:57 (two months ago) link

Yeah, maybe I should've posted it here instead of the Twitter thread

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 13 July 2019 11:00 (two months ago) link

oh sorry, I didn't see that

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Saturday, 13 July 2019 11:03 (two months ago) link

lol that's totally made up

kinder, Saturday, 13 July 2019 11:36 (two months ago) link

wow there's an ExRedPill forum with titles like "What is self love" and "How do I stop worrying about my height?"

but everybody calls me, (lukas), Friday, 26 July 2019 03:28 (one month ago) link

Reads like incel fanfic:

https://www.reddit.com/r/relationship_advice/comments/cieyn5/update_my_husband_got_a_sex_doll/

pomenitul, Saturday, 27 July 2019 14:37 (one month ago) link


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