• @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.

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      I can understand why it would annoy people, but it always felt like it was targeted towards Americans in the first place. Especially with Reddit being an American based company.

      Holy heck, didnt realize this comment was 2 years old. Sorry for the necro!

      • @tias@discuss.tchncs.de
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        This is what annoys me most about Lemmy. It’s way too eager to pull up old posts. I also came in here forgetting to check the timestamp.

        • Altima NEO
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          Thats interesting. I didnt realize it does that. Gonna have to be careful

        • @Blizzard@lemmy.zip
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          Hey, this thread is about what annoys you the most about reddit, not lemmy!

          spoiler

          But seriously, perhaps it’s because there’s not that much content here yet so it’s pulling whatever it can.

      • @OprahsedCreature
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        Being one of the original commenters from way back when, I think you’ll find I’m not sorry for the necro :D

        I think some people will find this contentious but I always felt that Reddit’s 6 month policy was pretty arbitrary. Humanity has had arguments that have been resolved and resurrected or existed perpetually repeatedly over millennia (religion and forms of government are perfect examples). In a way, perpetual posts are actually more beneficial because they can be reviewed and built on over time, allowing us to better approach something resembling truth publicly and for all to see. Plus, probably saves server space too if it reduces the rehashing of arguments.

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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.

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

    • ☆ Yσɠƚԋσʂ ☆
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      I was going to post some gripes, but you’ve really covered them comprehensively.

    • @MarcellusDrumOP
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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

        • @MarcellusDrumOP
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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?

            • @MarcellusDrumOP
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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.

    • @MarcellusDrumOP
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      Yeah I posted this 2 years ago. The way “Active” sorting works in Lemmy, is you see the posts with recent comments. Someone commented on this, pushing it back to the front page.

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      Absolutely crazy how a 2 year old post can pop up sorting by hot. It is funny how relevant it is now though.

    • Altima NEO
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      Oh wtf, you opened my eyes here. Its interesting how these 2 year old comments are still relevant especially now.

    • @zabil@lemmy.world
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      All comments are 2 years old as well.

      There must have been a glitch. In time. 2 years have passed since we opened the comment page.

  • @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.

    • DessalinesA
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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.

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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.

    • @MarcellusDrumOP
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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.

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    • TmpodM
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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.

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

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        • @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.

  • 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.

      • 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.

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  • @infotainment@lemmy.world
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    When there’s a subreddit about something you’re interested in, but it’s run by mods who enforce a extensive collection of esoteric posting rules.

    We’re sorry, but you’ve posted about Topic C on a Wednesday, which is strictly prohibited. Discussion of Topic C is only allowed in the megathread which is only open for comments on the first Saturday of odd numbered months. Didn’t you read our rules?

    • @zosu@vlemmy.net
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      also, you need 1 million karma to post and your account must be 100 years old. oh and you’re shadowbanned in that sub, so nobody can see your posts, because a mod once read an unrelated comment you wrote in a different sub and didn’t like it.

  • @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.

  • Linux Bey
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    Being not a FOSS is enough.

  • @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.

  • @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.

  • @gun
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    u/spez