The upvote-downvote feature is the worst mechanic to plague social media.

This post is really overdramatic… How good Reddit is depends on the sub. I frequent /r/linux_gaming for example and it’s a very chill place with good discussion. If you don’t like a sub, don’t use it, but to dismiss and insult everyone who frequents there is dumb…

The upvote-downvote feature is the worst mechanic to plague social media.

Okay, suggest a good alternative to filter out trash in social media. Every alternative without voting ends up being like 4chan, a cesspool where people shout the stupidest most insane (and often offensive) things and you’re forced to trudge your way through it to find any decent content. At least when I open something like /r/television, I expect to see stuff people enjoy and articles of interest.

None of the alternatives in the article are real alternatives too. It just sounds like OP got fed up with social media and decided to do something else in their life, which yeah sure but it sounds like you just need to chill out and be the one to ignore the “drunk loud idiots” and just browse places you like.

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This post is really overdramatic… How good Reddit is depends on the sub. I frequent /r/linux_gaming for example and it’s a very chill place with good discussion. If you don’t like a sub, don’t use it, but to dismiss and insult everyone who frequents there is dumb…

Yes, users shouldn’t immediately be dismissed as dumb just because they use Reddit; but the majority of users on Reddit hold dumbass opinions; tons of them support imperialist countries (U.S and Japan), their puppets (Taiwan and the Republic of Korea), and organizations (NATO).

The upvote-downvote feature is the worst mechanic to plague social media.

Okay, suggest a good alternative to filter out trash in social media.

Add the ability to hide posts. In fact, It doesn’t even need to be added, I already hide posts through uBlock Origin.

Every alternative without voting ends up being like 4chan, a cesspool where people shout the stupidest most insane (and often offensive) things and you’re forced to trudge your way through it to find any decent content.

Check out a mailing list hosted by a major organization, like the FSF or the Linux Foundation; I don’t think mailing lists exactly form a “cesspool”. Mailing lists generally do not have an upvote system.

4chan is a cesspool because of the annonymity and culture fostered overtime; the upvote system just make it worse. Reddit is an example: good opinions get downvotes because of kneejerk reactions and they reinforce conformity through our arbitrary values. It’s not just Reddit either:

Also, Reddit is a cesspool (like 4chan), just not in the way you expect.

Political stuff.
  • Most Reddit users support nazis in Ukraine (specifically NATO) and delusioned into thinking Ukraine will win.
  • Reddit has an overt western bias due to it being an centralized, english-based website. It also censors communist communities. (For examples, see the quarantined /r/genzedong and banned /r/genzhou subreddits). Reddit has even been used by the CIA to spread propaganda!
  • Reddit admins are known to be hypocritical and unclear when describing their rules.[1][2]
  • Reddit has a shitty award system that monetizes conformity.
  • Bot accounts can easily be automated to mass upvote or downvote certain posts.
  • Upvotes or downvotes can be bought.[3] [4]

At least when I open something like /r/television, I expect to see stuff people enjoy and articles of interest.

Well I can’t exactly expect Reddit to not form a hivemind.

None of the alternatives in the article are real alternatives too. It just sounds like OP got fed up with social media and decided to do something else in their life, which yeah sure but it sounds like you just need to chill out and be the one to ignore the “drunk loud idiots” and just browse places you like.

Why are the alternatives not “real” alternatives? (This argument is like a ‘no true scotsman’ fallacy.) It ain’t exactly a good idea to solely discuss on a centralized platform formed by a corporation in the imperial core (aka the United States).

How do you ignore the drunk loud idiots on Reddit when they penetrate a large mass of westerners?


  1. The Tragic Tale of Reddit ↩︎

  2. Why Do Reddit Mods Always Look Like This? (Note: Ignore the derogatory title; I don’t like it either. Not all Reddit mods are bad. I cited the video because it summarizes the hypocrisy of the Reddit admins.) ↩︎

  3. https://reddit-marketing.pro/ ↩︎

  4. https://www.soar.sh/service/buy-reddit-upvotes/ ↩︎

If you just toned down the tankie lingo, your comment would be mostly valid criticism. Try that next time. Imperialism, puppets and NATO really must be the boogeyman of tankies all over the world.

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Folks, I did it. I got called a tankie online.

The bogeymen that terrorized Africa for 3 centuries, and socialist countries when they exist.

The bogeymen that terrorized Africa for 3 centuries

NATO terrorised Africa and socialist countries?

You sure you don’t confuse the NATO with the USA? ;)

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I don’t confuse them. The U.S founded NATO (through the North Atlantic Treaty).

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I think reddit is pretty cool! I do agree with the article though.

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Reddit was cool once. But now its just as bad as digg

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People really need to stop inserting this shitty upvote system; because it will inevitably never work.

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Why do you not deactivate it?

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