does reddit confuse the shit out of anyone else
i totally get subreddits like pics, funny, cute animals, things like that, where people just upvote things they like. but i don't get discussion boards where people talk about politics, the news, etc. with the bizarre comment system how the fuck does it even work? the comments don't seem to have any rhyme or reason or logical order, its all sorted by popularity (even if you sort by "new" people only care about the super popular ones). so how the fuck do you discuss shit on there? im not asking because i want to, im asking because after spending so much time on 4chan, it seems bizarre to me.
Dude it's another shitty gimmicky website where you can't be anonymous and if you have a true opinion about something it will either get upvoted or downvoted DEPENDING ON IF PEOPLE LIKE IT.
Why the fuck would you even go there? Only time I ever go there is when someone from reddit comes here, posts a link and says "OH YOU GOTTA READ THIS GUYS!!" Then I read the topic or article or whatever and I come back on post on 4chan.
Reddit is such a confusing shit site. I don't know anyone would visit such a jumbled mess of dogshit.
Some subreddits are pretty good for a certain purpose. Such as r/SyrianCivilWar. Reddit is a decent social news site for that purpose but quickly falls off into an abyss of meme regurgitating ciclejerkery once you leave it's narrowly defined purpose.
I use reddit and 4chan, used to be all reddit until a year or two ago (memory is a bit fucked). I much prefer it here.
Short answer of their differences: Reddit, people say stuff for their reputation.
4chan, people say exactly what they fucking mean to say. Popularity be damned.
Now, reddit, its much easier to find shit you are interested in, but I don't use it to talk anymore, because if you say anything that isn't hivemind-allowed, you get banned from that subreddit of shit you like for being 'argumentative' and 'non-accepting.'
4chan, I can go on /n/ and tell them /n/ stands for niggers and nobody gives a fuck besides telling me to stop being a tard. Word for word, their own thoughts on the situation. Here, people speak freely. Reddit, people speak correctly.
I went and looked at Reddit years ago when it was getting popular, and fucking hated it. You can't have a conversation on that site. I see screenshots all the time and wonder why people go there. I don't see what's in it for the people that go there.
I don't fucking know dude
I go on some sub-reddits such as /unresolvedmysteries and holy fuck just don't even bother trying to post it's so retarded and there's all these hidden comments and shit
>so how the fuck do you discuss shit on there?
You don't. You're not supposed to.
It was never intended to be a discussion board. It was supposed to be a content aggregate site for people to share news stories (Hence: Reddit. Read-it.).
That's why the comments system works the way it does. It was essentially like the comments on a news article or youtube video. Popular ones at the top, you can up or downvote posts, etc.
Obviously, it morphed away from its original form with the addition of boards for politics and other debatable topics, but they still kept the old comment system.
People who like Reddit are people who can't stand actual debates and discussions. They want to be in a hugbox, so they flocked to one.
>It was supposed to be a content aggregate site for people to share news stories
Really? That's fucking moronic. Kikebook has a better content distribution system.
Leave it to Reddit to be stupid from it's very conception
This right here, it's such a pointless shithole to post in because it's entirely based around group opinion, i only go there for very few reasons, too see tech or advice type places that simply won't get responses here, or for porn, there's some good shit on reddit or porn surprisingly.
I've taken a few looks whenever I see a link in threads I'm interested in and I really hate the layout and I'm already here, so I never bothered looking beyond that to see what the community is like. It can't be much different than any old forum with the upvote system and names though.