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  • Closed source (honestly, I’d rather not know what the redesign of Reddit is made of…)
  • It’s annoying, slow and tedious
  • Works better in Chrome™ (I can’t even scroll down the website properly with Firefox)
  • Harmful business model (Reddit Premium, Reddit Coins, pay-to-win-karma…)
  • It’s a JavaScript powered website (not recommended for low-end machines)
  • Communities are full of racists, homophobes, sexists, xenophobes…
  • The use of sensationalist headlines is promoted to gain karma
  • Is the ideal site for alt-right and conspiracy theories apologists
  • Leftist/Communist/ML/MLM userbase is discriminated and censored everyday
  • Reddit moderators are terrible (most of them)
  • Dark patterns everywhere
  • They block Tor users
  • (I can think of many more but need I go on?)
@vis4valentine
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O see nothing wrong with censoring and making fun of MLM content. (Multi Level Marketing)

AceKat
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Yeah, maybe OP has something to do with them? They teach to stay away from MLM everywhere, it’s not just reddit. And that’s positive, because it’s a scam

@SloppilyFloss
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MLM in this case refers to Marxism-Leninism-Maoism or Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought, not Multi-Level Marketing.

IngrownMink4
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You’ve got it.

lol MLM in this context means Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.

But I also see nothing wrong with making fun of these MLMs.

@DelishVeg
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this is one of the best misinterpretations of an acronym I have ever seen

@yogthos
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I was going to post some gripes, but you’ve really covered them comprehensively.

@MarcellusDrum
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We might be visiting different sites because the reddit I know is anti-right. Most popular news subreddits like /r/politics are actually US-democratic party echo chambers.

Muad'Dibber
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@IngrownMink4@lemmy.ml is making the distinction between leftism and liberalism, explained succinctly here.

Reagan and thatcher for example, are liberals: pro free market, pro capitalism, pro landlordism, pro exploitation. Even the “social liberal” distinction that you see in countries like the US, and your average redditor, agree on all those points.

IngrownMink4
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Yes, exactly! Thank you for clarifying the distinction I made <3 Sometimes I find it difficult to express myself well lol

IngrownMink4
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Have you ever visited r/europe or r/worldnews?

@MarcellusDrum
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I have. They are mostly made up of leftists actually. Not extreme left, but left nonetheless.

IngrownMink4
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Hmm, I don’t think so (I guess because we have different conceptions of what is alt-right). But, do you agree with the rest of what I wrote?

@MarcellusDrum
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Yeah, the rest I agree with. I also hate the move towards profiles and more attention to the individual.

IngrownMink4
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I agree with what you say! I personally don’t like the normalization of this type of harassment.

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@ksynwa
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For me it’s how explicitly for-profit it has become. This manifests in a lot of things like:

  • rampant advertisements
  • dark patterns to get the users hooked
  • you literally cannot use the mobile site because it nudges you to install the app at all times
  • new UI is garbage
  • misinformation is freely allowed to fester to not drive down revenue

It has pretty much become like Facebook and it really sucks.

Dessalines
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This lays everything out really well. The dark pattern / psychologically addictive stuff is something I’d love compile a megathread of articles on, not to necessarily create anything official, but just as a series of design principles to refer to.

@ksynwa
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I don’t even know where to find scientific information on the dark patterns. The thing you shared about infinite scrolling is relevant. But a lot of what I read are unproved observations. Psychologists should be all over this shit since they publish literally anything these days. Maybe it will be easier to find if I dig deeper on Google Scholar. For example I know their nanotransaction bullshit where you can distribute awards worth less than a dollar is a result of their experimentation with psychological engineering too. Worst thing is shit like this becoming more and more normal by the day and people in general have zero objections to these. Considering how long it took the capitalist world to reign in big tobacco I don’t see this being addressed in the near future. Plus get ready to hear fuckwits screeching about totalitarianism when China does literally anything about it.

QuentinCallaghan
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The America-centric monoculture.

@OprahsedCreature
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That might become an unfortunate but inevitable result of any English-language site that’s large enough, since by the numbers Americans make up a plurality (and possibly a majority) of the English-speaking world. It might be that the only counter to that is moderation and local site culture.

@ChinaNumberOne
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english is not american, it’s the language of the world

@Peter1986c
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Please read what @OprahsedCreature@lemmy.ml is actually stating.

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@dragnucs
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While I have no problem with the UI. I found it becoming more like Facebook and twitter. I think it I is drifting to become a Facebook alternative with chat, avatars, profile pages, bios, etc. I liked Reddit at first when it was about content. Now it is becoming about individuals.

@MarcellusDrum
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Agreed. I don’t use tradional social media because I don’t care about individuals, I want to see content I like.

@Lunacy
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The UI. Really awful, it feels so bloated and uncomfortable. No, Reddit, I won’t use your mobile app.

Tmpod
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yup.

New Reddit is really not a pleasant website to use imo, specially on mobile. Too much stuff everywhere, lots of unnecessary features too. Like @dragnucs@lemmy.ml said on another comment, Reddit has become way more individual-focused rather than content-focused. Using old.reddit.com or i.reddit.com (or Slide) are the only ways I can use the platform nowadays. They cut back the bloat quite a lot.

Either way, I also have problems with the platform due to its closed nature and all that comes with it.

@MarcellusDrum
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Are you talking about new Reddit? Because old Reddit’s UI is fine imho.

@Lunacy
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I meant the reddit.com UI. I don’t like the new.reddit.com UI either.

@carbon_dated
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I think MarcellusDrum by old Reddit, means old.reddit.com, which I consider to be superrior to the current Reddit UI.

m-p{3}
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The awards. Before they used to meant something and to be used sparingly for the cream of the crop, now they’re diluted and devoid of any meanings.

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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The trashy Western edgy kid culture that breeds enough racism and discrimination to make Hitler blush. Some subreddits are a mini version of Kiwifarms, like r/FemaleDatingStrategy, a flip coin version of MGTOW.

Linux Bey
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Being not a FOSS is enough.

@vis4valentine
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The mods. Many mods are just abusive. In r/iamatotalpieceofshit the mods were constantly censoring a story about a man who was sexually abused. And stupid estrict rules that makes your posts get autoremoved.

@ChinaNumberOne
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not a government, not censorship

seahorse
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How the userbase is constantly bombarding the site with alternate versions of the same meme. Everything just feels so try-hard.

@sonidobonito
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seahorse
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Also, that people post stuff that isn’t really the theme of the subreddit. For example, on r/whatcouldgowrong someone will post a video of using their phone and then it slips out of their hand and cracks on the ground with the title “WCGW using your phone”. It’s not like they were standing on top of a moving vehicle or something they just were clumsy and broke their phone.

As always when someone asks me this question, I have to reply that reddit is just generally very hostile towards its users.

Mods always fight against admins; I used to be a mod. You check reddit one day and see there’s a new sitewide rule you now have to enforce. These rules fit on one line, so you’re left confused trying to understand how to implement it (e.g. the “no violent content” rule. Is cartoon violence prohibited? Reddit seems to think so), and you get no advance warning. We are performing free labour to keep their site running and yet as a mod your account is not in any way protected. You get three strikes like everyone else and after that you’re suspended, even if you mod a big subreddit that needs someone there.

Other users are really aggressive towards new users if you don’t catch the inner workings of Reddit fast enough. Most subreddits have a karma or account age threshold before you can post to cut on spam. That means you, as a new user, make an account and you can’t post anywhere anyway. It’s like the site doesn’t want you. Mods are also notoriously hostile towards their community but part of that is because they get so much hate that they can do nothing against (it took the admins years to implement a mute function in modmail, they had no idea mods actually even got hate mail). Don’t respect this obscure rule you had no idea existed and you get your post removed without any notification. Every community is ran differently despite being on the same site. But wait, didn’t I say reddit enforces rules to its mods without warning them?

Yep, you get it now. There are too many contradictions happening in Reddit and I can only hope Lemmy knows to learn from them.

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Don’t forget about the mods that selectively enforce certain rules or remove content because they don’t agree with something even though it doesn’t violate any rules.

@ChinaNumberOne
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extreme alt-right userbase and moderation

@nVZWmCa67Tq0SQkXPR
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The ongoing rampant bigotry on any larger subreddit. Reddit is a hub of misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, racism etc. and the annoying ads as well but luckily ublock origin comes to rescue. You know what I remember something, when I was editing my avatar on Reddit, in just 10 minutes, ublock origin blocked about 22000 ads for me. Yes over 22000 ads.

@nVZWmCa67Tq0SQkXPR
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Yeah moderation by humans plays an important part in maintaining a community. It took Reddit years to take hateful down subs like MGTOW, T_D etc. they will let hateful subs stay as long as it doesn’t hurt their profit and public image.

@dakd2
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r/all feels as viral as facebook/youtube

@gun
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u/spez

A loosely moderated place to ask open ended questions

If your post is

  1. Open ended
  2. Not offensive
  3. Not regarding lemmy support (c/lemmy_support)
  4. not ad nauseam inducing (please make sure its a question that would be new to most members)

it’s welcome here!

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