Log in or sign up to comment
62 Comments
  • 62 results
  • 1
  • 2
Posted by Viking_Funeral

Why come here to complain?

Edited by Viking_Funeral

Why come here to complain?

Edited by CitizenCoffeeCake

Reddit is complete ass. That being said, this is not very offensive to me. Stay off Reddit is the moral of the story.

Edited by Brodehouse

@dudeglove said:

Woohoo! It's the bi-annual shit on another website thread!

What I like best about it is the criticisms of it being an insular community only interested in its own in-jokes and validating each other's opinion.... on Giant Bomb. An insular community only interested in its own in-jokes and validating each others opinion.

Watching people in internet communities get angry because other people exist who are in other internet communities, that are happy by themselves... it is like watching jingoism or chauvinism in its infancy. That's where it starts. "What? They do things the way they like to do things instead of the way we do things? ... I don't like it, we should do something about them."

Posted by chiablo

Woohoo! It's the bi-weekly shit on another website thread!

Fixed that for you.

Posted by dudeglove

Woohoo! It's the bi-annual shit on another website thread!

Online
Posted by Missacre

@sooty said:

@jazzyjeff said:

I visit Reddit more or less every day. I like that they promote free speech, and the community has done great things for people. But then sometimes a large amount of users get behind something that sucks. This is from today:

It's just lame, and shows that a lot of people's sense of humor is disconnected from their conscience.

You really think Dinklage would be offended by this? He is playing a dwarf that is routinely insulted regarding his height every episode.

The perception people have of Reddit on this website is absolutely hilarious. You idiots (not the OP) do realise that Reddit is merely a combined view of multiple different sources and communities, right? Subreddits house entirely different people and are communities within themselves, the only place Reddit comes together is on the front page and default subreddit picks. (common ones like /r/pics, /r/todayilearned, and so on)

I use it a lot as it's a pretty great way to quickly find information about a variety of subjects, be it learning, technology or just random facts. There's a lot of subreddits I wouldn't step foot in, doesn't mean the entire site needs to be condemned. Good grief.

Yes, yes it does. That damn site should be taken down. That place is nothing but racists, meme-spouting idiots, overly zealous "atheists," and that fucking "we're better than the rest of the internet, so worship us" attitude that's prevalent all over the website. Honestly, the internet would be much better off without those holier-than-thou fuckheads. At least the people of 4chan acknowledge and accept the fact that they're scumbags and plain horrible people, but not internet darling Reddit, who can do no wrong.

Posted by Forcen

There is a setting that hides stuff that you have downvoted, turn that setting on and downvote on.

Posted by Forcen

There is a setting that hides stuff that you have downvoted, turn that setting on and downvote on.

Edited by Sooty

@jazzyjeff said:

I visit Reddit more or less every day. I like that they promote free speech, and the community has done great things for people. But then sometimes a large amount of users get behind something that sucks. This is from today:

Top of the front page.

It's just lame, and shows that a lot of people's sense of humor is disconnected from their conscience.

You really think Dinklage would be offended by this? He is playing a dwarf that is routinely insulted regarding his height every episode.

The perception people have of Reddit on this website is absolutely hilarious. You idiots (not the OP) do realise that Reddit is merely a combined view of multiple different sources and communities, right? Subreddits house entirely different people and are communities within themselves, the only place Reddit comes together is on the front page and default subreddit picks. (common ones like /r/pics, /r/todayilearned, and so on)

I use it a lot as it's a pretty great way to quickly find information about a variety of subjects, be it learning, technology or just random facts. There's a lot of subreddits I wouldn't step foot in, doesn't mean the entire site needs to be condemned. Good grief.

Posted by millionthlayla

Wait, wait, wait...out of all the horrible, heinous stuff on Reddit, THIS is what's disappointing you? D:

Edited by Itwongo

Reddit has some good stuff hidden away. I used to visit for specific subreddits, and for the site in general before that. Nowadays I don't even bother. Reddit peaked for me around January 2011, and it's been downhill since. There used to be some really cool stuff on the front page, but no longer.

Also, I despise the greater community. There are too many holier-than-thoust-website zealots engaging themselves with mutual ego stroking. At least 4chan-goers openly admit they're a bunch of dirtbags, and much like reddit, there are parts of 4chan which are actually pretty fine, it's just that everyone thinks of /b/ and /v/ as the face of the site.

Edited by Damodar

My problem with Reddit is how insular it is. Due to the way it works, with the community sending the stuff that they think is worth seeing to the top of the page, you can see some amazing things. But it mostly just ends up being a big, seething pit of bacon and cats. And that's the annoying side of it, but the way it so often just appears to be a bunch of like-minded people re-affirming each others ideas and beliefs seems potentially harmful and can even lead to dangerous internet mob mentality. My views probably don't even differ very much from the majority of reddit, but when the majority all have the same way of thinking and the comments that people don't agree with get shooed out of sight, it kind of damages the potential for discourse. I mean, it's not like I'm the only one who feels this way since the most common description of reddit both outside of and within that site/community seems to be "circle-jerk", but it just doesn't seem conducive to maintaining an open-minded worldview. That and they need to get the fuck over Pokemon.

Edited by Milkman

I don't think this is THAT big of a deal but I would agree that Reddit is absolute cesspool of self-aggrandizing dumb fucks that's no better than 4chan.

Online
Posted by Carousel

boo hoo

Edited by ProfessorEss

I don't go to Reddit so I have no opinion on it.

But I do have an opinion on this, and my opinion is that it's amusing.

Edited by DonutFever

Dude... Peter Dinklage WOULD be an amazing Batman...

Posted by weegieanawrench

@chiablo: Yep, and then reddit makes fun of itself for it. Still nothing changes.

@jazzyjeff It's all just a huge circle jerk in the default subs (I'm sure you know that). Right now, everyone is going on and on and on about Miley Cyrus and her performance at the VMA's. If you want quality content then unsubscribe from the massive subs like advice animals or funny, and find great stuff like showerbeer, internetisbeautiful, birdswitharms, and games for in depth and more mature discussions about games. Currently, my two favourite subs are darksouls and lifehacks.

Edited by chiablo

@khann said:

There is a lot of really good content on Reddit. None of it is in the default subs.

Posted by cloudnineboya

I laughed, i think peter dinklage would be more offended that you don't have a sense of humor .

Edited by Khann

There is a lot of really good content and/or friendly communities on Reddit. None of it is in the default subs.

Here are a few that I'm subbed to, for example:

  • r/Aquariums/ - aquarium enthusiasts. Not something I actually do myself, but I enjoy the friendly discussions and pictures of pretty fish.
  • /r/CampingandHiking/ - same as above. Friendly discussion and pretty pictures. Taking a look at the sidebar kinda explains what I'm talking about here, too. There are a ton of related sub-reddits.
  • r/changemyview/ - interesting sub-reddit. Plenty of intelligent discussion about things I both agree and disagree with. It's well moderated.
  • r/explainlikeimfive/ - Helpful, knowledgeable people giving easy to understand answers to interesting (occasionally dumb) questions.

Obviously that's just a tiny part of Reddit, and these are probably things you're not actually interested in. My point is that there is plenty of not-shit content on Reddit if you go beyond the front-page garbage. There is also some fucked up stuff; you can ignore it. If there's a topic/hobby you're interested in, chances are there is a sub-reddit for it. Also a good chance that they'll be friendly and welcoming.

Posted by chiablo

My biggest problem with Reddit is that there is no way to give credit to content creators. Everyone steals content, dumps it on Imgur, then links that on Reddit. There should be a tumblr-style "reblogged" system so that people have a way of giving credit where it is due.

Posted by Intro

Uh oh a joke?! So...... ignore it if you don't like it? People say/do offensive things, what's the matter?

Posted by MikkaQ

My problem with Reddit, having read it pretty regularly over the last couple months is that it's completely predictable. You click on a thread and you see where they all go within seconds, every meme, every reference, every snarky comment, everything seems to happen like clockwork. I guess they call it a hivemind for a reason! I bet you could write a computer program that just generates Reddit threads and converses with itself and would be indistinguishable from the real thing.

Posted by Darson

Giantbomb is like reddit so what's the diff, yo?

Edited by GreggD

I hear they are still arguing whats in the shed at the top of Mount Chiliad in GTA V.

I bet it's aliens.

Posted by davidwitten22

I laughed. If that's what disappoints you about reddit, then you clearly haven't really truly explored reddit.

And you probably shouldn't.

Posted by GreggD

@bemusedchunk said:

To me, reddit feels like a cesspool no better/worse than 4chan, but it pretentious about itself.

Again, thats just me. I have a lot of friends who browse reddit daily and love it. I'm not one of those friends.

Oh god, a pretentious 4chan almost sounds like a nicer place than Reddit.

Look, all I'm saying is our anime board is too nouveau for you plebs. Now please, tits or GTFO.

Posted by jimmyfenix

I hear they are still arguing whats in the shed at the top of Mount Chiliad in GTA V.

Posted by TheVeteran13

Oh the humanity, someone made a joke at the expense of someone else's feelings.

Posted by ajamafalous

This is a ridiculous thing to be offended by. How do you exist in the real world if you can't handle this joke?

Posted by Flappy

Stop being such a baby. It's just a joke and not even one that's meant to be hurtful. The guys short. That's not an insult, it's just the truth. If there was a photo that was called "If Shaq was Batman" and it had his head cut off because he was so tall would you care? No. Harden up.

Good job.

Posted by fuzzybunny566

I think it's funnier that his last name is "Dinklage," seeing as how "dinky" is synonym for "short."

Edited by EXTomar

I thought it was kind of funny. Ironically I would have never known about this or that it was on reddit till you posted it here so...thanks? Getting upset at what others thing is funny is waste of your energies.

Posted by FancySoapsMan

I thought it was kind of funny.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

To me, reddit feels like a cesspool no better/worse than 4chan, but it pretentious about itself.

Again, thats just me. I have a lot of friends who browse reddit daily and love it. I'm not one of those friends.

Nope, you nailed it. I'm sure there are plenty of subreddits with nice people but I feel like "4chan but pretentious" is a perfect label for that community at large.

Posted by Subjugation

@leych said:

I dislike Reddit.

You'd see something about about GTAIV and 5 posts later everything just goes off the rails into something completely different like horses and Tacobell.

Best post in this thread. It's funny because it's true.

Posted by Clonedzero

This is a ridiculous thing to be offended by. How do you exist in the real world if you can't handle this joke?

Posted by Deadlydog

@leych: But thats the beauty of it! (albeit does get annoying)

Posted by Bollard

The worst part about this thread is the use of "can be" in the title.

Posted by RazielCuts

Yawn.

Edited by deathstriker666

The joke is distasteful, yes, but you didn't have to link your blog to the forums about it.

Posted by ShaggE

You must despise Randy Newman, then.

Posted by oldenglishC

Out of all the horrible things you can find on the internet, THAT is what makes you come to this website and start bitching? I hope you're never elected chief of the comedy police.

Posted by Animasta

To me, reddit feels like a cesspool no better/worse than 4chan, but it pretentious about itself.

Again, thats just me. I have a lot of friends who browse reddit daily and love it. I'm not one of those friends.

nah, I feel that way as well.

Edited by Metal_Mills

Stop being such a baby. It's just a joke and not even one that's meant to be hurtful. The guys short. That's not an insult, it's just the truth. If there was a photo that was called "If Shaq was Batman" and it had his head cut off because he was so tall would you care? No. Harden up.

Posted by LeYcH

I dislike Reddit.
You'd see something about about GTAIV and 5 posts later everything just goes off the rails into something completely different like horses and Tacobell.

Posted by JazzyJeff

@brodehouse: Supporting people's freedoms doesn't mean I have to like how they use them.

Posted by Legion_

Oh come on.

  • 62 results
  • 1
  • 2