#1 Posted by PalmettoBling (23 posts) -

Are there a lot of people here that use Reddit? Any ideas of what we can do with the subreddit, if anything?

#2 Posted by believer258 (11979 posts) -

Anytime Reddit comes up, there's a fair number of people that slander it. It may be a vocal minority but I don't think many people here care for it.

I don't, it seems like it's just one step above 4Chan to me.

#3 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

This is going to go badly, isn't it?

#4 Posted by Mijati (937 posts) -

I use it but don't post a lot. The community there for the most part is horrific and it's just not fun having discussions with some of the people there. It is however a great place for certain things and some subreddits are a lot better than others.

#5 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5145 posts) -

We can open a Giant Bomb subreddit which will be like the Giant Bomb forums only worse.

#6 Posted by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -

@Mr_Skeleton said:

We can open a Giant Bomb subreddit which will be like the Giant Bomb forums only worse.

There already is and it's pretty stale. Just links to some videos and articles, mostly old stuff.

I like reddit a lot for news updates and watching videos, but anything else like the memes get pretty repetitive.

#7 Posted by BraveToaster (12589 posts) -

The only time I go to Reddit is when someone happens to post a link from something there.

#8 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

I don't really care for Reddit.

#9 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

I always try to use Reddit but the layout and format of the site are so exhausting and uncomfortable. How can anyone read that infinite wall of adjacent comments?

#10 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

The only subreddit I've ever read is nosleep, there are some decent stories on there.

#11 Posted by ShaggE (6543 posts) -

I frequent the horror subreddits (creepy, truecreepy, FearMe, etc.) mostly, but sometimes I poke around the bigger ones.

#12 Posted by laserbolts (5331 posts) -

I have never seen Reddit so I'm not sure how bad it is. I have heard bad things though.

#13 Posted by TheSlothKing (333 posts) -

I use it quiet often. I have most of the meme/circlejerk heavy subreddits blocked.

#14 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1816 posts) -

@believer258 said:

Anytime Reddit comes up, there's a fair number of people that slander it. It may be a vocal minority but I don't think many people here care for it.

I don't, it seems like it's just one step above 4Chan to me.

I vastly prefer 4chan's layout to Reddit's, but I've been visiting 4chan off 'n' on for 6 years now, since the great Something Awful forum purge. I think most of us have gone back to Something Awful, as too many idiots came in and perceived our faux-stupidity as genuine stupidity and came to revel in it.

#15 Posted by Demoskinos (15007 posts) -

/r/gonewild is the only reason to visit Reddit.

#16 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

I'm not really seeing the benefit of a GB section there...we got all the tools we need right here.

#17 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

Why would you need it when the GB forums are right here?

*stares dreamily into the middle distance*

#18 Posted by kindgineer (2767 posts) -

Reddit, to me at least, is that section of the internet that is best left to use when it is needed - rather than going out of our way to be a part of it. While there is plenty of information there that is worthwhile, it's filled with nonsense that is comparative to 4chan, so I avoid it.

#19 Posted by Animasta (14711 posts) -

reddit is garbage. I mean, 4chan is too, but they don't put on airs and pretend that they aren't garbage like reddit does.

#20 Posted by Gamer_152 (14091 posts) -

Never really got the Reddit hate. I use the site quite a bit, they usually have quite a bit of funny and witty content showing up on the site on a very regular basis.

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#21 Edited by ckeats (489 posts) -

I use Reddit a lot, but it does get the same reaction around here as neoGAF. Can't we all just get along?

It's useful for filtering news that I care about and news I don't, and there's lots of good stuff there if you know where to look.

#22 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -
#23 Posted by Spuirrel (86 posts) -

It's a great place to be a bitter, lonely and bigoted libertarian.

#24 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

OMG!

#25 Posted by RazielCuts (2971 posts) -

@PalmettoBling said:

Any ideas of what we can do with the subreddit, if anything?

Not quite sure what you mean by this? I'm not really up on reddit, go to /gaming every now and then but don't really check out the comments section, just the posts.

#26 Posted by 49th (2783 posts) -

I don't have a problem with reddit, just feels kind of weird. I'm not sure what I would do there.

#27 Posted by TheSlothKing (333 posts) -

@RazielCuts said:

@PalmettoBling said:

Any ideas of what we can do with the subreddit, if anything?

Not quite sure what you mean by this? I'm not really up on reddit, go to /gaming every now and then but don't really check out the comments section, just the posts.

I think he might mean the giantbomb subreddit which is dead.

Also to OP, there is really no need for /r/giantbomb since we have giantbomb.

#28 Posted by rachelepithet (1391 posts) -

Seems like a combination of variety of horrible things about the internet.

10% Hateful misogynistic adult porn.

10% "Non-nude" child porn and dudes asking for the "goods".

10% 9/11 conspiracists, "group stalking" nuts, chemtrail fanatics.

10% Ayn Rand/Ron Paul propaganda, egomaniacs, eugenicists, capitalist extremists.

10% Communist extremists, anarchy conspiracy theorists, white men with dreads and needle marks quoting RATM.

10% Hateful misogynist and homophobic and racist "gamers", that kid that promises to OWN your mom on Xbox Live.

10% Hackers posting propaganda threats to steal passwords/social security numbers.

10% Yuppie liberal bloggers trying to win journalism awards for essays about displaced Katrina victims or Fox News lie tallies.

10% Cute cats. Cute asian pop stars.

10% Mainstream/gossip news stories. (Yankee slugger A-Rod spills ice cream cone, it lands in the shape of virgin mary...)

#29 Posted by TheSlothKing (333 posts) -

@boocreepyfootdoctor said:

Seems like a combination of variety of horrible things about the internet.

10% Hateful misogynistic adult porn.

10% "Non-nude" child porn and dudes asking for the "goods".

10% 9/11 conspiracists, "group stalking" nuts, chemtrail fanatics.

10% Ayn Rand/Ron Paul propaganda, egomaniacs, eugenicists, capitalist extremists.

10% Communist extremists, anarchy conspiracy theorists, white men with dreads and needle marks quoting RATM.

10% Hateful misogynist and homophobic and racist "gamers", that kid that promises to OWN your mom on Xbox Live.

10% Hackers posting propaganda threats to steal passwords/social security numbers.

10% Yuppie liberal bloggers trying to win journalism awards for essays about displaced Katrina victims or Fox News lie tallies.

10% Cute cats. Cute asian pop stars.

10% Mainstream/gossip news stories. (Yankee slugger A-Rod spills ice cream cone, it lands in the shape of virgin mary...)

I don't think you have been on reddit.

#30 Posted by MAN_FLANNEL (2462 posts) -

I check it when I'm bored (that's what the internet is for). Don't know why people hate on message boards. It's about as stupid as hating on a steak sauce or something.

#31 Posted by rachelepithet (1391 posts) -

I dunno man, anytime I ever hear about Reddit its either:

"You won't believe what Bill O'Reilly claims should be taught in schools..."

"Sheeple masses refuse to illuminate their minds about reptile..."

"Scientists say Los Angeles will be underwater in five years if Comcast..."

"11 year old JB bikini beach russia..."

"Bitch cunt kitchen whore ruined Mass Effect 3 auto-aim sensitivity..."

"LOLOL worlds funniest brutal car accidents from Norway tons of gore..."

Not those exact words but headlines like it.

#32 Posted by GeekDown (1170 posts) -

I really like Reddit and use it quite a lot. I think most people just look at the front page and come to the conclusion that it's not for them. When you create and account and customize which subreddits you want to subscribe to it becomes infinitely better.

#33 Posted by rachelepithet (1391 posts) -

@MAN_FLANNEL said:

I check it when I'm bored (that's what the internet is for). Don't know why people hate on message boards. It's about as stupid as hating on a steak sauce or something.

Well, its not that any one is worse than the others, although I believe that a small, purposeful one, actively moderated and viewed by the staff themselves thrives more. There may be a few people here trying to role-play internet life, get the last word in, be an "intenet tough guy", get the ultimate post count, etc. but nowhere near as horribly as neogaf and something awful and the like are.

#34 Posted by punkxblaze (2990 posts) -

Sometimes I go to Reddit when I need to be reminded how to hate.

#35 Posted by Animasta (14711 posts) -

@boocreepyfootdoctor said:

@MAN_FLANNEL said:

I check it when I'm bored (that's what the internet is for). Don't know why people hate on message boards. It's about as stupid as hating on a steak sauce or something.

Well, its not that any one is worse than the others, although I believe that a small, purposeful one, actively moderated and viewed by the staff themselves thrives more. There may be a few people here trying to role-play internet life, get the last word in, be an "intenet tough guy", get the ultimate post count, etc. but nowhere near as horribly as neogaf and something awful and the like are.

lol have you ever been to SA?

#36 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

the only thing i don't like about it is the layout. i don't really get the layout of it. i just browsed it for a few minutes and it was weird. i clicked on a link saw a picture and then had to click on the view comments to see the comments.

they pretty much ruin memes. i don't get the whole le comment. le pokerface le trollface le rageface.

#37 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1644 posts) -

I think Reddit is fine, but what's the benefit of a GB reddit when we already have the forums? I know the format is different, but it just seems too niche (the subset of GB fans that want to post there and not in the forums) to be sustainable.

#38 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4896 posts) -

I use it quite often, more than GB probably

runs

#40 Posted by PalmettoBling (23 posts) -

@TheSlothKing: Well, the whole reason I really brought it up, is that at work Giant Bomb is blocked, but Reddit is not. I find myself on Reddit quite a bit during the day, scoping the headlines in /r/GamingNews, reading interesting stuff in /r/AskScience and finding out what's new in my town in /r/Charleston. Since I can get there and not here, I was just hoping we could us /r/GiantBomb for something.

#41 Posted by Mageman (351 posts) -

Easily one of the worst communities on the internet. Now obviously there are many niche subreddits but the main ''reddit'' is just the most abhorrent piece of shit on the internet. Rotten self righteous pseudo intellectuals oozing with forced slave morality.

Just create a GB thread on /v/ once in a while, sometimes they take off. I mean 4chan is pretty shitty but compared to reddits it's great.

#42 Posted by Gabriel (4067 posts) -

If your into horse porn and atheism.

#43 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

There was a Subreddit-thing at one point I could get in to. 
It was all about trying to take down 4chan and reddit .. Was kinda weird, but fun to read

#44 Posted by FreakAche (2954 posts) -

Reddit is interesting so long as you can see past the large, awful subreddits, with /r/atheism, /r/AdviceAnimals, /r/gaming, and /r/AskReddit being the main offenders, although that last one is at least endearingly terrible.

#45 Posted by Intro (1208 posts) -

Looked at it once or twice for a short amount of time, didn't care for it. There are other sites I'd much rather visit, like this one I suppose.

Also, is this going to be a 4chan vs. Reddit thread soon?