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Posted by JazzyJeff (400 posts) -

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.

#1 Edited by SomeDeliCook (2294 posts) -

Please don't vent reddit or other forum's anger on here. This isn't reddit, this is Giantbomb

#2 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -

The problem with reddit is the default subreddits, I'm unsubscribed from all of them except for Videos. It's all crap. Find small subreddits that are based around things you do/like and you will have a much better time.

#4 Posted by Drebin_893 (2911 posts) -

I don't know who Peter Dinklage is, so I don't understand.

#5 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1826 posts) -

I don't know who Peter Dinklage is, so I don't understand.

The little guy from Games of Thrones, so its a midget joke.

#6 Posted by VilhelmNielsen (1734 posts) -

Reddit is a huuuuuge community, and has it fair share of racists, teenagers and assholes. That's just what comes with a huge, diverse community, otherwise it wouldn't be diverse. Downvote, and move on, or unsubscribe.

Please don't vent reddit or other forum's anger on here. This isn't reddit, this is Giantbomb

#7 Posted by jimmy_p (278 posts) -

Ive unsubscribed from every le epic memes and dumb casual gaming ones, but for some reason they wont dissapear from the fucking small upper bar, which is actually useful for quick browsing

and counter strike go is a suprisingly helpful sub

#8 Posted by Brodehouse (9886 posts) -

I like that they support free speech, but how dare they make a joke that I don't like.

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#9 Edited by Captain_Tolerable (20 posts) -

Of course Reddit is disappointing, it's generally a terrible forum community. It's dicey to complain about other forums anyway since a lot of people won't understand the references or anything like that. It's as if I decided to complain about Something Awful threads when I'd probably be the only one who knows what I'm talking about.

Giant Bomb is a cool community though, so that's all that matters.

#10 Edited by bemusedchunk (689 posts) -

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.

#11 Posted by RonGalaxy (3127 posts) -

I really dont like any of those super forum sites (4chan, reddit, SA, etc).

#12 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

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.

#13 Posted by Legion_ (1270 posts) -

Oh come on.

#14 Posted by JazzyJeff (400 posts) -

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

#15 Posted by LeYcH (216 posts) -

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.

#16 Edited by Metal_Mills (2992 posts) -

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.

#17 Posted by Animasta (14676 posts) -

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.

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#18 Posted by oldenglishC (946 posts) -

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.

#19 Posted by ShaggE (6426 posts) -

You must despise Randy Newman, then.

#21 Edited by deathstriker666 (1337 posts) -

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

#22 Posted by RazielCuts (2952 posts) -

Yawn.

#23 Posted by Bollard (5447 posts) -

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

#24 Posted by Deadlydog (157 posts) -

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

#25 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

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

#26 Posted by Subjugation (4720 posts) -

@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.

#27 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11638 posts) -

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.

#28 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5819 posts) -

I thought it was kind of funny.

#29 Edited by EXTomar (4687 posts) -

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.

#30 Posted by fuzzybunny566 (451 posts) -

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

#31 Posted by Flappy (2204 posts) -

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.

#32 Posted by ajamafalous (11963 posts) -

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

#33 Posted by TheVeteran13 (1203 posts) -

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

#34 Posted by jimmyfenix (3853 posts) -

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

#35 Posted by GreggD (4489 posts) -

@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.

#36 Posted by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

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

And you probably shouldn't.

#37 Edited by GreggD (4489 posts) -

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

I bet it's aliens.

#38 Posted by Darson (451 posts) -

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

#39 Posted by MikkaQ (10284 posts) -

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.

#40 Posted by Intro (1206 posts) -

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

#41 Posted by chiablo (924 posts) -

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.

#42 Edited by Khann (2833 posts) -

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.

#43 Posted by cloudnineboya (805 posts) -

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

#44 Edited by chiablo (924 posts) -

@khann said:

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

#45 Posted by weegieanawrench (1938 posts) -

@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.

#46 Edited by DonutFever (3551 posts) -

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

#47 Edited by ProfessorEss (7324 posts) -

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.

#48 Posted by Carousel (418 posts) -

boo hoo

#49 Edited by Milkman (16679 posts) -

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.

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#50 Edited by Damodar (1375 posts) -

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.