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Thoughts on Reddit?

Post by CMAwatch » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:50 pm

Context: Here is some massive criticism of the Internet's Reddithole.
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Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:22 am
[Wikipedia is] a stupid video game, and the "encyclopedia" is an accidental byproduct.

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Re: Thoughts on Reddit?

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:28 pm

CMAwatch wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:50 pm
Context: Here is some massive criticism of the Internet's Reddithole.
You do know about r/redditcritiques, right? I started it years ago, and all my notes about early Reddit scandals were dumped there (lots of this focused on Wikipedia's connections to Reddit, at first). They have since been buried by newer threads; a major weakness of Reddit's software is that you can't sort by oldest date. I suggest setting it for "compact" mode and scrolling down to the beginning, then start reading up.

I will list the first real posts of the dirt of Reddit history, in order:
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... beginning/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... ackground/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... 012_items/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... _incident/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... nd_shills/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... hilarious/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... ober_2012/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... 13_part_1/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... 13_part_2/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... 13_part_3/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... an_speaks/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... 14_part_1/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... 14_part_2/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... 14_part_3/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... 14_part_4/

And it just kept going from there--thru "Nolibs", the 2015 Ellen Pao and Victoria Taylor messes, r/the_donald, etc. Not that anyone really cares, not that Reddit's management will admit any of it happened....

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Re: Thoughts on Reddit?

Post by CMAwatch » Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:35 pm

ericbarbour wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:28 pm
CMAwatch wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:50 pm
Context: Here is some massive criticism of the Internet's Reddithole.
You do know about r/redditcritiques, right? I started it years ago, and all my notes about early Reddit scandals were dumped there (lots of this focused on Wikipedia's connections to Reddit, at first). They have since been buried by newer threads; a major weakness of Reddit's software is that you can't sort by oldest date. I suggest setting it for "compact" mode and scrolling down to the beginning, then start reading up.

I will list the first real posts of the dirt of Reddit history, in order:
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... beginning/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... ackground/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... 012_items/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... _incident/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... nd_shills/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... hilarious/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... ober_2012/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... 13_part_1/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... 13_part_2/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... 13_part_3/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... an_speaks/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... 14_part_1/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... 14_part_2/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... 14_part_3/
https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... 14_part_4/

And it just kept going from there--thru "Nolibs", the 2015 Ellen Pao and Victoria Taylor messes, r/the_donald, etc. Not that anyone really cares, not that Reddit's management will admit any of it happened....
Wow, incredible! Make sure it is backed up via Wayback and Archive.Today .

I will post your post here tomorrow.
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[Wikipedia is] a stupid video game, and the "encyclopedia" is an accidental byproduct.

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Article: Criticism of Reddit – What's missing?

Post by CMAwatch » Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:56 am

Here is a new article about criticism of Reddit, hosted on an inclusionist wiki (EverybodyWiki), which appears to be run by sane people.

→→→ https://en.everybodywiki.com/Criticism_of_Reddit ←←←

If there is anything missing from the article, post it here or let me know.
#BbbGate
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ericbarbour wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:22 am
[Wikipedia is] a stupid video game, and the "encyclopedia" is an accidental byproduct.

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Re: Thoughts on Reddit?

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:41 am

Ever need some clear evidence that Reddit is a shithole full of petty morons, with a sprinkling of conspiracy nuts?

Watch this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlVVCdBPKUU

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Re: Article: Criticism of Reddit – What's missing?

Post by Strelnikov » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:18 am

CMAwatch wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:56 am
Here is a new article about criticism of Reddit, hosted on an inclusionist wiki (EverybodyWiki), which appears to be run by sane people.

→→→ https://en.everybodywiki.com/Criticism_of_Reddit ←←←

If there is anything missing from the article, post it here or let me know.
There is a metric fuckton of drama thanks to jcm267 and his crew of weirdos who came to Reddit from Digg. Go to the semi-defunct subreddit https://old.reddit.com/r/NolibsWatch/ for links on the sidebar for all the sockpuppets and other nonsense these clowns have been pulling for years.

List of subreddits stolen on created by nolibs/jcm267 here

All the members of the Crew. Many of them grew up at age 52 and moved on.
Still "Globally Banned" on Wikipedia for the high crime of journalism.

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Re: Article: Criticism of Reddit – What's missing?

Post by CMAwatch » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:01 pm

Strelnikov wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:18 am
CMAwatch wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:56 am
Here is a new article about criticism of Reddit, hosted on an inclusionist wiki (EverybodyWiki), which appears to be run by sane people.

→→→ https://en.everybodywiki.com/Criticism_of_Reddit ←←←

If there is anything missing from the article, post it here or let me know.
There is a metric fuckton of drama thanks to jcm267 and his crew of weirdos who came to Reddit from Digg. Go to the semi-defunct subreddit https://old.reddit.com/r/NolibsWatch/ for links on the sidebar for all the sockpuppets and other nonsense these clowns have been pulling for years.

List of subreddits stolen on created by nolibs/jcm267 here

All the members of the Crew. Many of them grew up at age 52 and moved on.
I will add it tomorrow. Actually, you can contribute there as well, if you wish.

On its home page, EverybodyWiki describes itself as inclusionist, and they import G5/G13-endangered stuff from Wikipedia. Seems sane so far.
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[Wikipedia is] a stupid video game, and the "encyclopedia" is an accidental byproduct.

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Re: Thoughts on Reddit?

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:59 am

here's another thing to keep in mind on Reddit: there are bots shitposting. And people are talking to those bots, and upvoting their "insightful" incoherent babbling........

https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditCritique ... d_by_bots/?

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Reddit promotes HEROIN!

Post by CMAwatch » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:06 pm

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Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:22 am
[Wikipedia is] a stupid video game, and the "encyclopedia" is an accidental byproduct.

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Re: Reddit promotes HEROIN!

Post by Strelnikov » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:07 am

CMAwatch wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:06 pm
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It's always been a part of Reddit's culture to push buttons, and talking nice about hard drugs is part of that. This the same site that had a subreddit called "Pics of Dead Kids", started and run by Michael Brutsch (u/Violentacrez) whom Gawker outed in 2012. Saying "heroin is great for the homeless" is more of that "fuck 'em if they can't take a joke" mentality 4chan and 8kun revel in, where you can't tell if they are being serious or not. Reddit is a giant mess because they gave the moderators so much power early on ("they work for free!") to dodge the necessary human infrastructure in a forum website of that size. In return they mounted an insane war with Ellen Pao for daring to run Reddit when Steve Huffman walked away from the site. It was the perfect environment to run a forum about Donald Trump's campaign and presidency as a weird fascist dictatorship of a website, and then continue that site outside Reddit as the sole freestanding subreddit online.....which is bugfuck insane.

Treat Reddit like a Fellini film and you won't go wrong.
Still "Globally Banned" on Wikipedia for the high crime of journalism.

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