Thought I’d circle jerk it a bit and share why I’m done with reddit.
I had been getting sick of it for a while then last night every second post on the front page was Bill Nye being a loser. (For those not aware, I’ll paraphrase what he said: “I didn’t mind teaching you about mitosis as kids, but now you’re fucking adults and the fucking worlds on fire, grow up”.) Now I’m fine with climate action, but come on. Not only does he make me uncomfortable, he’s being condescending to young people when he’s had an entire lifetime of climate inaction. It’s so sad to see someone I looked up to become a jimmy-rigged Willy loving asshole. Then reddit put it on a pedestal.
There’s much deeper rooted problems with reddit and it starts with the users. There seems to have been a massive influx of children that like to larp as adults. Then there’s the actual adults that act like children. I can list many cases but it boils down to the suppression of any non-progressive thought. Then there’s the users who derive joy from “gotcha” moments where the actual text and ideas of a post mean nothing, as long as it’s written in a pleasing format. A seemingly small portion of the users make it unbearable for me.
One that I love to criticize each time it comes up, is whenever an amazing athlete makes the front page, the most upvoted comment is something that invalidates the athlete in some way. Every single time. Then there’s the blatant fake posts on choosing beggars in particular that somehow keep making it to the front page. There was one where’s the text exchange had a country name blurred out. A user uncovered that under the blur was simply “blur out”. So either a marketing agency (there was no mention of any product, at all) or reddit themselves are authorizing fake posts.
And then finally, everyone on reddit seems to be on the bottom of the food chain in life, and they think the solution to their problems is raising the minimum wage then focusing all other efforts to social crusades. Then of course there’s the children reinforcing this bullshit.
Anyways, 100% done with it. I cannot stand the site anymore it’s fucking garbage.