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The “download the app” prompt 🤕 I know there are open source clients, but sometimes i want to read with my browser
it is So Fucking Slow. i can’t use it for more than 10 minutes without it slowing down to the point of unusability
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.
Don’t forget 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.
Being not a FOSS is enough.
The whole concept of powermods. At this point they should essentially be employed by reddit
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.
The America-centric monoculture.
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.
not a government, not censorship
I was going to post some gripes, but you’ve really covered them comprehensively.
O see nothing wrong with censoring and making fun of MLM content. (Multi Level Marketing)
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
lol MLM in this context means Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.
But I also see nothing wrong with making fun of these MLMs.
this is one of the best misinterpretations of an acronym I have ever seen
MLM in this case refers to Marxism-Leninism-Maoism or Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought, not Multi-Level Marketing.
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.
Have you ever visited r/europe or r/worldnews?
I have. They are mostly made up of leftists actually. Not extreme left, but left nonetheless.
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?
Yeah, the rest I agree with. I also hate the move towards profiles and more attention to the individual.
How the userbase is constantly bombarding the site with alternate versions of the same meme. Everything just feels so try-hard.
I made this same criticism myself recently. Gotta get those internet points somehow, I guess…
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.
extreme alt-right userbase and moderation
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.
You can’t report a subreddit. Only individual posts.
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.
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.