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Is it worth perusing?

by Anonymousreply 4105/24/2020

Some subs are okay.

by Anonymousreply 102/27/2020

It's best to know which topics you're interested and find subs for that. The site taken as a whole is sort of a dumpster fire. Even the subreddits you're interested in will have dumpsterific tendencies. But it's a great resource, honestly.

I also suggest following the subreddit for the city you live in. Good way to get immediate, on the ground information from the community. I follow the Los Angeles one, and we'll get firefighters that use the site and provide invaluable information. Really makes you feel like you're part of something.

But just know where to go, like all things in life, and you'll be good.

Oh, and there's TONS of porn. Anything you want. There's a whole subreddit dedicated to hot male armpits.

by Anonymousreply 202/27/2020

I don't care for it very much. Posters seem to have a very difficult time staying on topic there and the upvote/downvote thing is annoying.

by Anonymousreply 302/27/2020

No, it's 90% American neckbeards and 10% awkward Europeans.

by Anonymousreply 402/27/2020

There's also a ton of reductionist thought like R4's. In fact, Reddit's not all that different from DL. Believe it or not, I see more overt racism here than I do on any of the boards I frequent on Reddit. This is a much more toxic place in my experience lol.

by Anonymousreply 502/27/2020

Yes, it can be informative and lots of fun, just stay out of the right-wing subs.

by Anonymousreply 602/27/2020

It's a website, not an 8 hour a day, 7 day a week, 20 year commitment. Check it out for yourself

by Anonymousreply 702/27/2020

R5 I got asked for a review, I gave a review. One star.

by Anonymousreply 802/27/2020

I like it and read the main page a couple of times a day when I am taking a break from work. It's no DL but I've seen some funny posts and learned a few new things.

by Anonymousreply 902/27/2020

Reddit is pretty good for discussing TV shows but as a whole I find it to be so lacking in.... whimsy for want of a better word. And the commenters are as a whole easily "butthurt " to use a Redditism. You express an even slightly unconventional thought and all of sudden you will have 50 downvotes. It's definitely a very suburban mindset.

by Anonymousreply 1002/27/2020

Agree with R10.

by Anonymousreply 1102/27/2020

If you're used to the provocative, blasphemous free-for-all that is DL, you'll likely find the groupthink atmosphere of Reddit to be a bit stifling and claustrophobic.

by Anonymousreply 1202/27/2020

I second the recommendation to follow the subreddit for your city. I sometimes see comments that make me think: Oh, [italic]that's[/italic] what was going on. And there will also be stupid comments from MAGAts, et al. You can offer recommendations to visitors on restaurants. And then you'll scratch your head wondering why some innocuous post was down voted.

I joined the subreddits for my favorite TV shows and movies as well as thrifting and fragrance. Mapporn is also a fun subreddit.

by Anonymousreply 1302/27/2020

I don't think anybody over the age of 28 posts there.

by Anonymousreply 1402/27/2020


by Anonymousreply 1502/28/2020

It rots your brain. DL enlightens.

by Anonymousreply 1602/28/2020

Say what you want about DL but at least on here when you find a thread that interests you, you can scroll right on down and review it in order. Reddit requires tons of clicking to expand subthreads within the thread. It can also be intimidating when you see a subject that looks interesting and you see there are several thousand replies!

by Anonymousreply 1702/28/2020

R17 nails it!

by Anonymousreply 1802/28/2020

R17, but out of those 1,000 replies, how many are actually about said topic?

I have a feeling if a lot of DL posters posted as they do here over there, they'd be banned or downvoted to oblivion, lol.

by Anonymousreply 1902/28/2020

Is the gay porn there any good?

by Anonymousreply 2002/29/2020

Sometimes my Google searches take me there but things often escalate so quickly (just from people's replies) that I run for the nearest exit.

by Anonymousreply 2102/29/2020

I can't stand the formatting. DL has the best formatting of any forum site on the web. But some subs are really fascinating. It's just takes time to get used to.

by Anonymousreply 2202/29/2020

It's much easier to navigate from an app. Reddit is Fun is a decent one to use.

by Anonymousreply 2302/29/2020

If you stick to the more specialized subreddits you will find intelligent conversation.

R/askReddit is one of the first things that people see, and it’s repetitive and unfunny, which is why reddit has such a bad reputation, in addition to the right wing incels who are easily avoidable if you stay on the intelligent subreddits. Yet even r/askreddit has some interesting stories.

For anyone who wishes to lose weight, there are supportive and informative subreddits.

by Anonymousreply 2402/29/2020

The discourse is the level of a high school cafeteria. I've found it most useful for tech support and news for specific home devices (Sonos, NAS, Android TV, etc). And there is a lot of amateur porn if you look in the right places.

by Anonymousreply 2502/29/2020

It's mostly low IQ shut-in leftist ideologue jerkoffs, so many DL visitors will fit in fine there.

by Anonymousreply 2602/29/2020

R21 please, you haven't run in YEARS.

by Anonymousreply 2702/29/2020

r21 in my experience, DL is actually, miraculously even worse than Reddit for its resident chorus of insta-outrage morons.

by Anonymousreply 2802/29/2020

It doesn’t try to be witty like DL not is it pointlessly bitchy. It’s pretty informed but the format sucks.

by Anonymousreply 2902/29/2020

Reddit is awesome. It's a great resource for fun or work. Some of the coding subreddits are invaluable for my job.

Subreddits are given a huge amount of power to self govern. So your experience will vary tremendously depending on which ones you visit. On some the moderators are extremely strict. On others, the moderators are the main ones shit posting

by Anonymousreply 3003/01/2020

I dislike Reddit because a lot of the mods are assholes

by Anonymousreply 3104/09/2020

There are a lot of hot buff mostly straight dudes on there showing off their physiques

by Anonymousreply 3204/09/2020

I agree that using an app is best (I use sync for reddit and it's lovely) but if you insit on reading it on a desktop, install RES (reddit enhancement suite) for a better experience. The good AND bad thing about reddit is that topics/subs are so granular it's easy to fall into an echo chamber. But I love it for talking about specific tv shows, bands and hobbies.

by Anonymousreply 3304/09/2020

I hate the format - but it is a common format on social media. You get a post and then you have all of these indented replies to the point of ridiculousness.

It's like the outline of the most obscure term paper.

Say what you will about DL's format and the scrolling, but at least it's in order. I guess the lower number of replies allows for this.

by Anonymousreply 3404/09/2020

I use it now and again for a specific question or a narrow subject. If you keep the purpose well focused and recognize that it's a random forum like this one, but more so, and one that attracts a share of show-offs, it can be useful. There are knowledgeable or insightful people who can be generous and helpful about some very esoteric things.

Beyond that it seems too vast to go wandering about aimlessly or to find a subject serendipitously.

by Anonymousreply 3504/09/2020

What I hate about Reddit is its ephemeral quality.

Threads are only active for 12-24 hours (at most). There is no "bumping" of old threads. Maybe I've become too accustomed to DL, but I don't feel it fosters truly robust discussion.

by Anonymousreply 3605/24/2020

It's a cesspit of hatred for anyone who doesn't think within a narrow range.

by Anonymousreply 3705/24/2020

Its great for specific subjects, and some of the subs are great. As R30 the quality of individual subs varies enormously. Some have some great content, others... not so much. The userbase does skew younger than here without a doubt overall, again that depends on the sub. And its brilliant if you have a technology question

Its also very good for porn as R2 points out, if you have a very specific itch that requires scratching, it is probably the place to go. Want big muscle daddies, there's a sub for that ( I think). I quite often look at femboys, lots of feminine guys there which I like

by Anonymousreply 3805/24/2020

Most posts on reddit aren't meant to spark discussion. The format is just post and then various reactions, sometiems followup questions. If any discussion happens, it's usally more often between two commenters replying to eachother rather than a group discussion like these threads.

by Anonymousreply 3905/24/2020

There's a really annoying tendency for people to post their "art". No matter which subreddit you join, there will be people who feel the need to show you some artwork they've done and it's just embarrassing.

The LGBT subreddit is really depressing. There's no l, g or b. It's just trans posting pictures of themselves because they've bought a new pair of shoes or had a haircut.

by Anonymousreply 4005/24/2020

R37 what 'narrow range' is that? I'm wondering if I'm one of Reddit's chosen people.

by Anonymousreply 4105/24/2020
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