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[–] Sinful_Casshern 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

People on reddit are more compelled to post memes and over used jokes just for karma and it gets old fast.

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[–] amadeus [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The thing is, I don't hate all memes...memes have a time and a place, and they can be great if they are done well.

The problem is that AdviceAnimals is a hellhole of 14-year-olds telling incredulous stories and engaging in pissing contests.

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[–] Oates 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I mean, I agree with what you say. That is one thing that has been fun in the past, reading the funny one liners, back when "this." wasn't the worst thing to say. But it definitely has gotten out of hand. Hopefully there is a bit of time before that happens here... in a perfect world it wouldn't happen at all.

Yeah.. the SJWs are a-whole-nother can of worms.

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[–] immafightugrrr 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I prefer my honesty in humor form. The two go hand in hand. Nothing funnier than an astute observation told in a humerous way.

For instance (let me take a whack at it) reddit is going down hill because subscribed users are a form of heroin, just like karma/upvotes/liking is to the users, at this point reddit is too far gone, its happy with the shitty users that bring it that momentary high, and could care less for the high quality shit we all really are.

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[–] fg_sf 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

This website sure talks about its ex a lot

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[–] Joshme 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It was just a really rough breakup. I'm still not over it. We still get together every now and again. I know I mean nothing to it, but... I spent so much time. So, so much...

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[–] pm-me-your-pm 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

We're in the "eating a pint of ice cream and bitching about how much we don't need them anyway" phase. It'll calm down once voat finds its own voice.

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[–] SpaceRosa 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And its own culture. Right now it's culture is "Not Reddit" or more accurately "Trying Not To Be Reddit".

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[–] amadeus [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'm not old enough to have used Digg, but I've heard from my older brother about the Digg exodus...

I agree with pretty much everything you just said. I also think that the problems that you point out are compounded by reddit's size...it became too big. In today's reddit, it's almost impossible (save for a small number of subs) to cut through the noise and--as you said--have an interesting conversation.

Maybe we just have to hit the "reset" button every few years and find a new place to share content and ideas.

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[–] jammi 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm not old enough to have used Digg

You make me feel like a grampa.

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[–] Niten 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Maybe we just have to hit the "reset" button every few years and find a new place to share content and ideas.

Maybe that's all there is to it.

I'm a bit older (31), so I remember both the transition from Slashdot to Digg and the one from Digg to Reddit. In both cases there was the promise of a slightly more sophisticated voting system and a new set of features to make the new site more enticing. And yes, the new site was a better experience, at least for a while.

In contrast, when I saw voat I wondered why I should bother investing myself in this site; the creators seem well-intentioned and the codebase looks good (at least to this non-.NET programmer), but it's fundamentally a reimplementation of reddit, so why should I expect it to fare any better as a community in the long run?

But as you say, maybe we just need to hit reset every now and then. If we can get four solid years out of this place, I'll be satisfied. If the founders keep it going longer than that I'll be thrilled.

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[–] audiomoddified 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think you've hit the nail on the head. I got rid of most of the default subs and I got a lot of great conversation in smaller subs.

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[–] tomasnau 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Every website that tries to attract the masses degenerates like this.

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[–] CrowderSoup 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Exactly what I'm worried about. There's a lot of cool people out there, but as soon as the assholes catch on it will be time to find another bastion of intelligent conversation.

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[–] tomasnau 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's harder to poz up a site that's anonymous and not account based. The *chans, for example.

Remember, it took literally years, extensive admin action and literal government involvement to corrupt 4chan.

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[–] Narkano 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

First ever post! I couldn't truly complain about certain subs being "echo chambers", or even about the inevitable stupid people with opinions.

To me it was the censorship(obviously) but also the bots and the incessant vote manipulation. It had the numbers to rival mainstream media. It probably cost less to push something to the top of reddit with bot-votes than it would to air a commercial or ad-campaign.

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[–] GOT 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

There was a time when subreddits like /r/Hailcorporate and /r/shitpost would point out something unusual on /r/all/ Now is just too frequent to bother going to a specialist sub

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[–] CrowderSoup 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This is one of the main reasons I'm trying to get involved here at voat. Reddit may still have more / better content if you sift through all the assholes, but this place has potential!

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[–] six 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

i harbor a sick little fantasy that the militant men's rights dudes and the SJWers would run off together and like, have lots of angry sex, then have a total crisis of identity and wind up in /trees questioning everything.

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