What are the actual characteristics of something that's "Reddit?" I feel like there's just a way to know, looking at a person/thing, if it's "Reddit" or not. I've known Reddit users (some even wore fedoras before it was taboo'd) and you can definitely know it upon meeting them and seeing the way they type.
The ones I can think of are >thinks puns are witty and clever >making too many pop culture references >using dialect from fiction or a different time period i.e. "good sir"
Anything else? I want to get to the bottom of this.
>White knights. >A Berniefag. >Runs a new born meme into the ground. >Calls any mentally ill tranny by their preferred pronoun. >Lack of capitalization and punctuation in posts. >Vegan >Linking to Imgur.
The Reddit way of speaking is pretty obvious but hard to describe. Sort of like how you can tell if someone probably frequents 4chan or Tumblr by the way they talk. 4chan is probably the least easy to tell though since it's a melting pot of memers and other fagtrons on this site there's no way to tell.
>any unpopular opinion is a bad opinion >hypes nerdshit for months and then promptly forgets about it because of how utterly mediocre it is (Avengers & Fallout 4) >white knights and "not all women r like that" >check it out I made a cake decorated to look like sadfrog! *2,0483,0395,378m343 upvotes*
>>26524372 It's seriously not. Reddit is the antithesis of 4chan in every way. Identity is more important than content, so people act like giant fags to get attention. This, combined with the fact that the community can control what content people see and don't see, so the whole thing becomes a giant race to the top of Mt. Hivemind.
Regardless of your opinions on 4chan, it's the exact opposite here. Nobody gives a shit who you are, so it's a different kind of discussion, which is more genuine and based on content over identity. For better or worse.
>>26524308 this is legit the way to go about life. open-minded enough to let any kind of person (that isn't a cunt) into your life, but just edgy enough to be interesting. being /pol/ just shuts people out of your life and either being too edgy or not enough makes you a cunt or boring, respectively.
>>26525304 i hate those people as much as i hate polfags that do take themselves seriously. i can't be comfortable around someone if i have to wonder if they're a shithead or not. besides that, pretending to be a cunt isn't funny to me, it's just being a cunt.
>>26525572 i don't bother with it on the internet, but irl that's definitely me. being a watered down faggot with no opinions makes it easier to make friends. social chameleon all the way.analyze the person a bit, see what they want, and give it to them. boom, they like you.
>>26525572 I've seen this claim a few times and it always fucking boggles my mind. How do you convince yourself that following someone else's ideology unflinchingly is having a "real opinion of your own"? It makes no fucking sense, you're literally admitting that you let someone else decide your opinions.
>>26525642 When did I say I follow someone else's ideology unflinchingly? Literally nobody does unless they lack the mental capacity to think for themself But it's better to stick by your priciples once you know what your about than to placate eveybody and not actually engage in real conversation
You're trying to play some reddit mind games right now, I can tell
>>26525750 Alright. Maybe that's different, but the idea is to float in between allegiance, so that everyone is willing to hold a discussion with you. It lets you get ideas and opinions from all sides, digegst them, and inform your own opinions in future. Rigidity isn't something to be proud, it just means you're ignoring facts to believe you're right already.
Try going to /pol/ and talking as a sworn socialist, try going to Reddit and talking like a sworn fascist, you'll get next to nothing. Appeal to each of them in the right amounts, draw out their opinions and justifications, and you might actually end up with new insights and deeper understandings.
I feel like a worthy companion to this thread would be to ask what defines 4chan, as someone who has transferred their allotted intenet time-wasting time from Reddit to 4chan.
On 4chan, as opposed to Reddit, you find:
>Much more random saltiness and anti-social behavior. People are way meaner and hostile on 4chan than Reddit. On Reddit 4-chan tier meanness is relegated to the margins by the upvote mechanic >a higher and more compulsive memetic tendency; on Reddit memes are less self-aware, whereas on 4chan they are more deliberate >A general tendency toward seriousness which 4chan lacks; an emphasis on respectability. After all celebrity's go on Reddit and do AMAs, but wouldn't be caught dead on 4chan >Attention-whoring. Reddit's username structure, karma system and upvote mechanic reinforces the desire to attract attention to yourself, whereas on 4chan impersonality prevails >Reddit, which stylizes itself as the "front page of the Internet" embraces it's mainstream appearance, while 4chan takes twisted pride in it's countercultural edginess and cynicism
>>26526182 >4chan also has a higher frequency of insincere shitposting than Reddit, again accouted for by the upvote mechanic. 4chan relishes it's inanity, while reddit always wants to be seem super genuine sincere to the circle jerking extents
>>26526182 >>a higher and more compulsive memetic tendency; on Reddit memes are less self-aware, whereas on 4chan they are more deliberate This was a direct reaction to normies adopting memes and misusing the word. "Meme" became a meme almost out of spite, to retake what was "ours" while also pulling one over on the normies, I guess.
One thing I hate the most about reddit is how they are totally unaware of their little hivemind system. If a normal, yet unpopular opinion gets downvoted and the poster acknowledges it and asks why they're being downvoted, people will start upvoting the post. Then everyone replies to him wondering who could've possibly downvoted the person. They try to pretend that they don't have a hivemind system and that all the bad things that happen are just things that happened that no person is associated with. People use the upvote system as something to hide behind. It also applies to people who make posts and get downvoted and will never know why because someone can just downvote and nobody will know who they were
>>26527039 >>26527110 this is one of the drawbacks of an anonymous system like 4chan's: unlike reddit, users don't have an incentive ('karma', 'internet points') to respond to posts, so you are less likely to get helped by users here than vs reddit.
on reddit someone might not want to respond, but will (subconsciously or otherwise) think 'yeah this is a chore, but think about the upvotes i will get by providing a correct answer' and answer peoples' 'stupid questions'.
>>26527179 They each have their place. I browse reddit a lot actually but almost never comment or vote. But I guess its the same for me on 4chan. I don't usually post too much either. I've been on 4chan a lot longer than I've been on reddit though. I hate reddits group think.
>>26527179 People on 4chan will help you if your question is specific or interesting enough. If you ask some vague question that requires a thorough series of questions and answers or something that 100 other people have already asked this month, don't expect a serious response.
>>26527220 well there is nothing inherently wrong with reddit, it is just a different system. you can view posts there by date ('newest') in a similar fashion to here, it just isn't the default so 99.9% of people there don't see any comments that aren't heavily upvoted relative to the popularity of the thread.
>>26527232 that's true. it's the trade-off that exists. you can expect to ask the same question a dozen other people asked on reddit and get a good response (or a good response that is upvoted among several shitty responses), because of social effects causing people to be more patient and tolerant than they would be otherwise (if anonymous, like here).
neither is better or worse, they both just have different pluses and minuses.
Reddit is a group of people trying as hard as they can to say the "correct" or approved-of thing. Their story-telling formula is extremely cheesy and makes me feel like I'm talking to someone who knows how to speak correctly but completely lacks self-awareness and is trying as hard as they can to be clever and entertaining. Anyone who disagrees with what the hivemind says is treated with a surprising amount of hostility from a group of people who pretend to be nice and open-minded. So what makes me hate reddit are 3 things: the sycophancy, the dishonesty, and the hypocrisy. When I hear someone in real life say "I'm a redditor" I cringe hard.
From what I know of reddit users and sadly I knew a few you have to quote "le old maymays", white knight/betaorbit some girl and overall be 14. I recently met one of these friends who had left for uni.. He started dogetalking to me, he guilt-tripped me into going to his ex's birthday (when she was with her new bloke) and akwardly stood around near her and his phone's ringtone is "the derp song" if any of you guys remember that.
I just hate reddit so much. Remember last week when scientists found those gravitational waves and they all fucking jumped on it and made a "megathread"
It's just pseudo intellectuals trying to look smart caring about a pop science topic that everyone can understand. It was the same with the higs boson. Redditors giving themselves a big circle jerk, thinking up simple questions about it, using a thesaurus to make those questions sound complicated and waiting for the sucky blowjob up votes.
Instead of going agaisnt the comunity and trying to destroy others by mature, the Reddit kind are more validation seeking. Their taste is safe and bland, but slighlty alternative. They like things that many can agree on. They're usually not edgy, overly friendly sometimes. That's what so annoying about them, reddit users tend to have a dicksucker personality.
>>26523931 My biggest issue with reddit is the absolutely insane censorship. The longer you stay the more you notice it. I'm not taking about down votes hiding unpopular posts, which is a huge issue too. I'm taking about the moderators.
The sheer volume of posts removed for not fitting into a specific narative is sickening. Even complete considerate, non insulting and non offensive posts are removed in droves for simply being contradictory to whatever agenda.
Not to mention tons of the moderators literally sold out to advertisers and special interest groups can and have infiltrated major subreddit and use them as a platform for their own agendas.
The admins largely ignore this until users post undeniable proof, then suddenly they make a big show of banning and acting like they didnt know.
Also, making "two X chromosomes" a default subreddit on a website that is predominately male is just a massive slap in the face to its userbase.
Redditors are obsessed with proper grammar. You would think they are english college professors.
>using one or more commas >excessively proper grammar >saying "ad hominem" >can't handle conflict and hostility >talking about humanity and morals (also could be tumblr) >shilling bernie sanders >calls the board a sub, a subchan, a sub board >uses one more dank memes to prove they are from 4chan (ex. newfag) >improperly uses current memes to prove they are from 4chan (calls you a cuck when it doesn't make sense) >thinks they can win any argument if they debate you with circular semantics (evasive) >writes like a beta bitch but then calls you a faggot (sounds forced) >treats you like you are his friend even if you insult him >desperate to be accepted by "the kool 4 chan kids" >has faith in humanity >promotes tolerance >makes anti discrimination threads >says he loves 4chan >says he has been on 4chan 10 years but at the same time promotes tolerant views and talks like a proper grammar redditor
>>26523931 Simple humor Autism Circlejerking Refusal to listen to differing opinions Easily offended Fake niceness White knighting Pretending to be a normie because you have an ugly emo 0/10 girlfriend.
My view of Reddit is that of an overly optimistic approach towards life while trying to come across as intelligent and thoughtful. Also trying too hard to be funny and awful jokes that they all seem to enjoy. Every joke is taken way too far which shows an overabundance of autism in the community. That and their entire lack of creativity at all. Sub reddits are just complete circlejerks which might as well be literal shill bots discussing one topic. There are some decent places but they're hard to find. Ironically the depression subreddit is the most down to earth and level headed. Almost everyone there has that autistic nice guy syndrome where they're pretending to be happy and sociable but could snap any second and murder your family type vibe.
>defends women in any way >never uses the word "faggot" >answers threads with unfunny 'jokes' instead of an honest answer >self-righteous and condescending toward real bots >never bothered to learn the board culture and freely posts about their normie bullshit
>>26530713 Anyone who doesn't make an account will automatically see the default subreddits. Even if you make an account, you have to go out of your way to unsubscribe to them.
So basically, on a website that is like 90% male, anyone who goes to their front page will be spammed with posts about >my period >my boyfriend >rape >rape >rape >my period >I have a vagina >my hubby >my SO >my bf >my husband >my period >birth control >pregnancy >my vagina >my boobs So on so forth. It's really insulting to the main userbase, in my opinion.
Its funny, you get a group of guys and we talk about all kinds of shit. You give a group of women their own space and they literally can not talk about anything beyond the fact that they have a vagina and their periods and their relationships with men.
>>26531190 "This t b h" has been around for at least half a year on 4chan and has grown quite popular in my experience, sure there are plenty of 4chan users who use "this", but there are also plenty of 4chan users who also browse reddit, I'm willing to bet that the overlap is notable.
>>26526182 Depends on which board you go to. Truthfully, /r9k/ /pol/ and maybe /g/ don't care what you make your thread about because the shitposting game ridiculous. That's the true essence of 4chan, saying what you want and then being a cunt to everyone. The rest of 4chan operates like reddit, talking a big game on being assholes but when it's their time to get trolled you're suddenly banned for three days on all boards or your thread is deleted for no other reason than janitor/posters didn't like it. I love every SJW/blackbot/fembot feels thread I see because it shows that the mods don't give a shit and the posters value real shitposting and bantz.
>>26531296 Good point. Some boards seem to be majority reddit users. Like /ck/. pic related has to be the most reddit response to a thread I ever seen, with at least 10 similar responses in the thread because they just had to get in on the joke that was already made. Cringeworthy...
You guys don't even browse 4chan enough. Some boards are like from another planet, just the way they type and get offended/exited about things. I mostly browse /v/ and /r9k/ which are boards where pretty much anything goes. Sometimes I wander around the different boards and everything just feels off about them.
>>26531581 I used to browse /a/ but over the years it changed, rec thread were replied too people weren't telling newfags to lurk more and the general feel changed. When normies ruin things it fucking sucks.
>>26527571 >I realize know that you're correct but the laws of human nature dictate that it be near impossible for me to relinquish this opinion so Ehhh >I guess I'll just dismiss it while still convincing myself that I'm an objective person with no allegiance to either side, despite the fact.
>>26531904 Speaking of disgust, I was surprised when both /b/ and /pol/ were genuinely shocked by zoophile stuff that someone posted recently. I dunno when it happened. I know /pol/ is anti-degeneracy, but I swear they weren't even here for the far more disturbing stuff that was on /b/ any time pre-2010.
>>26526263 Memes on Reddit are abused to the point where they aren't funny. Maybe that John Cena was funny the first three times, or that Pepe the first ten, but after a year of shitposting, these memes are dead and cringy. Except for on Reddit.
>>26533416 So I was posting on 4chan when I caught this post out of the corner of my eye. Let me tell you. . . I couldn't load up my subreddit fast enough. Thanks for the upvotes Anon they're going to go crazy over this one! LoL full stops. . . the absolute MADMEN! HAHA! This website is so random.
>>26533674 Gee what's amatter Anon. . . did your little binky fall out when your safe space got bumped by the big bad oogey boogey Redditors? Poor little babby open wide and maybe mama will let you have a succ.
>>26523931 "XD" Prog metal calling self a "gamer" liking anybody on youtube atheistic, but only critical of christians thinking there is a single redeemable thing about "the oatmeal" >>26524227 none of these
>believes they are smarter than everyone else >when arguing, will call the other person their boogeyman >will cite science on things, but then pretend it doesn't exist when it suites them >their feelings are rationalized to be fact Basically, /pol/ and reddit are the same
I don't. I never got into the format of hosting all the media on other sites and upvoting/downvoting. I have nothing against posting as a name and an avatar. I do that on many other sites. Reddit is a glorified redirect site.
>>26530860 ugh. You open a thread that seems slightly interesting and the top comment is a joke. The follow up comment to that one is a joke piggybacking off of the first joke. The site doesn't have any real discussion. All you ever see is the most popular content. At least everything on 4 Chan stands a chance, even on stupid topics. And threads don't get pruned here for no reason.
>>26530871 This, man, what the fuck I got a job because of reddit (programming) but to use it and find the technical subreddits I had to sift through so much shit... I couldn't believe they would subscribe me to so many shitty, trivial, inane and futile reddits - I could not even believe so much garbage existed
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