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12. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 14, 2012, 19:55 Sepharo
 
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11. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 14, 2012, 16:29 RailWizard
 
CommunistHamster wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 10:47:
The very existence of a "karma system" on reddit is censorship, leading to self-censorship and groupthink.

What do you mean 'leading too'?...I'd say they are right there in the middle of it.
 
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10. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 14, 2012, 16:05 eunichron
 
WarpCrow wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 13:52:
I'm sorry, but this is like saying that /b/ is the sum total of 4chan. To give a better idea of what I mean, yes, most of the default subreddits are shit, or full of shallow memes and in the case of /r/politics sensationalist, self-righteous headlines, but compare those to some of the deeper subreddits like askscience or history or DepthHub, or any of the 'Porn' series of image subreddits (which aren't actually porn, btw), one can go on and on. Generally the more popular they are, and the more lax they are about keeping to a theme and encouraging quality posts, the more corrupt they become.

Yet we all know, whether we want to admit it or not, that /b/ is representative of most of 4chan, and most new users are exposed to 4chan via /b/. In the same manner /r/politics and /r/atheism (the worst communities on reddit, in my opinion) are default subreddits and comprise the majority of the front page submissions. There are some good subreddits there (I do subscribe to a handful of niche ones that I check several times a week), since new users are automatically subscribed to the aforementioned subreddits it either servers to bolster those already atrocious communities, or repel new users, the same effect /b/ has on 4chan.
 
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9. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 14, 2012, 13:52 WarpCrow
 
Verno wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 13:28:
Cutter wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 12:43:
What is reddit and why do people use it? I've seen it a few times and don't understand the draw.

It's almost like crowd sourced news, you share information and pose questions/ideas. Almost like Digg with a better comment/rating system. You can make your own themed reddits as well. It is a really interesting site with a pretty diverse crowd covering a massive range of topics, I really enjoy it. You can customize the landing page to include only info from the reddit topics you want which is a huge timesaver for many hobbies. Think of it a bit like this site (mainly summaries from other sources) except its customizable.

You have to kind of use it for awhile to get it. I didn't really get the big deal either until I registered and spent a few weeks checking things out.

Yeah. Several years ago I was a Digg user, visited Reddit a few times and thought it was ugly as shit and 'why would anybody use this?' It grew on me, though. And with the sheer number of subreddits out there, there's something for everybody.

eunichron wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 13:31:

It's 4chan for 20-30somethings that think they're too good for 4chan, and if you can believe it, vastly inflated self-importance (they think they single-handedly stopped SOPA).

I'm sorry, but this is like saying that /b/ is the sum total of 4chan. To give a better idea of what I mean, yes, most of the default subreddits are shit, or full of shallow memes and in the case of /r/politics sensationalist, self-righteous headlines, but compare those to some of the deeper subreddits like askscience or history or DepthHub, or any of the 'Porn' series of image subreddits (which aren't actually porn, btw), one can go on and on. Generally the more popular they are, and the more lax they are about keeping to a theme and encouraging quality posts, the more corrupt they become.

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8. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 14, 2012, 13:34 Verno
 
eunichron wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 13:31:
It's 4chan for 20-30somethings that think they're too good for 4chan, and if you can believe it, vastly inflated self-importance (they think they single-handedly stopped SOPA).

Nah that's like the people who say Bluesnews is shit based on the posts of a few trolls. Reddit has its share of idiots like most other large communities on the internet.
 
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7. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 14, 2012, 13:31 eunichron
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 12:43:
What is reddit and why do people use it? I've seen it a few times and don't understand the draw.

It's 4chan for 20-30somethings that think they're too good for 4chan, and if you can believe it, vastly inflated self-importance (they think they single-handedly stopped SOPA).
 
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6. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 14, 2012, 13:28 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 12:43:
What is reddit and why do people use it? I've seen it a few times and don't understand the draw.

It's almost like crowd sourced news, you share information and pose questions/ideas. Almost like Digg with a better comment/rating system. You can make your own themed reddits as well. It is a really interesting site with a pretty diverse crowd covering a massive range of topics, I really enjoy it. You can customize the landing page to include only info from the reddit topics you want which is a huge timesaver for many hobbies. Think of it a bit like this site (mainly summaries from other sources) except its customizable.

You have to kind of use it for awhile to get it. I didn't really get the big deal either until I registered and spent a few weeks checking things out.
 
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5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 14, 2012, 12:43 Cutter
 
What is reddit and why do people use it? I've seen it a few times and don't understand the draw.
 
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4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 14, 2012, 12:12 nin
 
Kitkoan wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 12:00:
nin wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 11:32:
CommunistHamster wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 10:47:
The very existence of a "karma system" on reddit is censorship, leading to self-censorship and groupthink.

Your posting name added an additional giggle, as I read your comment.

But yeah...like anything, if used correctly (to downrate comments that don't apply, or are spam, or trolling), it works. But they can also be used to downrate comments that may be perfectly valid, but certain people don't agree with.

Notice Blue doesn't have that here.


Doesn't work like that in the end.

May I show you exhibit a). Slashdot?


On the article though, eh. Never really cared about reddit. Everytime I've looked at anything on it, it just feels like a page of spoilt children screaming for attention at what they have and you don't and just general demanding attention for the sake of attention. While I'm guessing not everyone feels this way, its all I've ever gotten the feeling of.

I was thinking of digg, where it IMO thats exactly how it works, with comments getting hidden.

 
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3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 14, 2012, 12:00 Kitkoan
 
nin wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 11:32:
CommunistHamster wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 10:47:
The very existence of a "karma system" on reddit is censorship, leading to self-censorship and groupthink.

Your posting name added an additional giggle, as I read your comment.

But yeah...like anything, if used correctly (to downrate comments that don't apply, or are spam, or trolling), it works. But they can also be used to downrate comments that may be perfectly valid, but certain people don't agree with.

Notice Blue doesn't have that here.


Doesn't work like that in the end.

May I show you exhibit a). Slashdot?


On the article though, eh. Never really cared about reddit. Everytime I've looked at anything on it, it just feels like a page of spoilt children screaming for attention at what they have and you don't and just general demanding attention for the sake of attention. While I'm guessing not everyone feels this way, its all I've ever gotten the feeling of.
 
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2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 14, 2012, 11:32 nin
 
CommunistHamster wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 10:47:
The very existence of a "karma system" on reddit is censorship, leading to self-censorship and groupthink.

Your posting name added an additional giggle, as I read your comment.

But yeah...like anything, if used correctly (to downrate comments that don't apply, or are spam, or trolling), it works. But they can also be used to downrate comments that may be perfectly valid, but certain people don't agree with.

Notice Blue doesn't have that here.

 
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1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 14, 2012, 10:47 CommunistHamster
 
The very existence of a "karma system" on reddit is censorship, leading to self-censorship and groupthink.  
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