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(Forward Progressives)   Texas Tea Party candidate for Congress does AMA on Reddit, with expected results   (forwardprogressives.com) divider line 41
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2013-08-21 11:57:34 AM  
5 votes:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Question 1. "Do you like Ron Paul, pot, and poor economic ideas?"

/Reddit politics in a nutshell


Don't forget:

1. Aren't white men the most oppressed group in society currently and forever?

2. Girls are mean to nerds. Is it ok to hate all women, especially geeky ones, in perpetuity because Sally called me a nerd in third period?

3. Why has Electronic Arts not been arrested and prosecuted for making games I did not enjoy, including sports games that only dudebros who beat me up in school play?

4. I am a fan of pornography of questionable legality. What protections do you offer for online forums where such things might be discussed at length?

Pure redditry right there.
2013-08-21 12:36:18 PM  
3 votes:

Dhusk: There's a good reason why Reddit has 20x+ the number of users than Fark.


There's a good reason AOL had 20x the number of users than Compuserve.
There's a good reason Go Daddy has more domain registrations than Network Solutions.
There's a good reason WalMart has more stores than Target.

Of course, none of those reasons are "because they're better."
2013-08-21 12:24:26 PM  
3 votes:

Dhusk: There's a good reason why Reddit has 20x+ the number of users than Fark.


Stupid people outnumber the smart ones?
2013-08-21 12:06:26 PM  
3 votes:

sxacho: I don't even know how to Reddit. I tried but it makes no sense to me.


How to Reddit

1. Be a clueless 20-year-old white male

2. Probably at a community college or commuter school

3. Have a crippling devotion to Gabe Newell

4. Have edgy opinions about pot, eugenics, race relations, feminism, and RON PAUL

5. Enjoy "jailbait" and dropping n-bombs because you're totally not racist, you hate everybody

6. Get really mad about the Internet
2013-08-21 12:03:52 PM  
3 votes:
Say all you want about Reddit's terrible layout, but  http://www.reddit.com/r/askhistorians is an awesome sub. Probably the most adult community I've ever experienced on the webs..
2013-08-21 11:50:02 AM  
3 votes:
I have friends that read Reddit and my question is always, "How?"

It's a mess and full of sociopaths.
2013-08-21 11:40:03 AM  
3 votes:
Question 1. "Do you like Ron Paul, pot, and poor economic ideas?"

/Reddit politics in a nutshell
2013-08-21 12:58:48 PM  
2 votes:

mispelled username: Fark has a problem with trolls


Understatement of the damn decade.
2013-08-21 12:52:34 PM  
2 votes:

CPennypacker: mediablitz: LOL. The "I hate reddit" comments are mighty transparent.

It's okay. You can visit FARK and Reddit. Reddit has much more depth than FARK, if you are willing to look.

yeah, bottomless pits have lots of depth


/askahistorian
/ELI5

Just two very knowledgeable sections of reddit that are very worthwile,

But rail on like children. I get that Reddit is seen as some sort of "competitor" to FARK (why, I have no idea). Closed minded is always best minded!

/nested comment threads are HARD!
2013-08-21 12:32:17 PM  
2 votes:

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Question 1. "Do you like Ron Paul, pot, and poor economic ideas?"

/Reddit politics in a nutshell

Don't forget:

1. Aren't white men the most oppressed group in society currently and forever?

2. Girls are mean to nerds. Is it ok to hate all women, especially geeky ones, in perpetuity because Sally called me a nerd in third period?

3. Why has Electronic Arts not been arrested and prosecuted for making games I did not enjoy, including sports games that only dudebros who beat me up in school play?

4. I am a fan of pornography of questionable legality. What protections do you offer for online forums where such things might be discussed at length?

Pure redditry right there.


1 and 2 are pretty much regular occurrences here too.
2013-08-21 12:26:29 PM  
2 votes:
I hate threaded comments
2013-08-21 12:14:25 PM  
2 votes:

mediablitz: LOL. The "I hate reddit" comments are mighty transparent.

It's okay. You can visit FARK and Reddit. Reddit has much more depth than FARK, if you are willing to look.


yeah, bottomless pits have lots of depth
2013-08-21 11:46:35 AM  
2 votes:
from his Facebook page:
Dear All : Wow the reddit experience was no fun. I was told that Richard Mack found a lot of support there and so I ventured into the fray. Well yes indeed that was not the Right venue. Life goes on.

Note: that is his capitalization of right.
2013-08-22 02:54:58 PM  
1 votes:

Invisible Pedestrian: Would still like to find something that's a nice balance between Fark (slow updates, but modmins do a good job of filtering out the crap) and Reddit (faster but some junk, and threaded views of comments).


You're missing the thing that makes reddit far superior to Fark, and it's not the "threaded" commenting structure, it's the fact that upvoting brings relevant/funny/germane responses to the top and relegates the stupidity to the bottom of the feed.

Sure, in some subs the stupidest stuff is voted to the top, but if you're hanging around in /r/pics or /r/adviceanimals you deserve what you get.

Having to wade through thread-shiatting morons who sit and wait to poop in the boobies around here is what makes me love going back to reddit.
2013-08-21 04:02:37 PM  
1 votes:
Reddit's fine if you ditch the default subs and find niches that cover what you're into.  I follow /r/boardgames, /r/tall, and a few others that are off the beaten path, and they're very, very solid online communities.

Sure, there's part that's full of idiots, pedos, MRAs, and racists, but they get called out pretty hard by the other part that thinks that has no place, and you don't see them much in the non-primary subs.

I'm amused by the hate from Farkers over things like site design (Fark has changed how much since 2001?  Slightly cleaner look, tabs for types of articles, and uh...).  I mean, we only just got a WYSIWYG comment box last year!

Now get back to tearing this guy a new one.  That's far more entertaining.
2013-08-21 01:43:06 PM  
1 votes:

StubhyGraham: Say all you want about Reddit's terrible layout, but  http://www.reddit.com/r/askhistorians is an awesome sub. Probably the most adult community I've ever experienced on the webs..


The key to reddit is unsubscribing from all the default subs and finding a few less popular ones.   Smaller groups, less idiocy.

Would still like to find something that's a nice balance between Fark (slow updates, but modmins do a good job of filtering out the crap) and Reddit (faster but some junk, and threaded views of comments).
2013-08-21 01:23:14 PM  
1 votes:

Kuroshin: Although I will say that the once on-top-of-everything Fark is now the several-days-behind Fark


This is the big bummer for me.  I've been migrating over to reddit mostly because of this.  The news is slow to get onto Fark.
2013-08-21 01:08:29 PM  
1 votes:
Just this image of drew and Lowtax sitting on a porch in old Civil War garb from opposite sides, grumbling and shaking their canes as the two reddit guys drive by on the sidewalk on tricycles.
2013-08-21 01:02:22 PM  
1 votes:

mediablitz: Huh? What "I heart reddit" comments?

Are you suggesting you can't like Fark AND Reddit? An either/or is the only thing allowed?


No. You jumped to that conclusion, and it kind of seems like you are the only one suggesting it. You also labeled all the various critiques of Reddit as "I hate Reddit" comments, so it seems fair to lump all the positive comments about that site into an "I heart Reddit" category.
2013-08-21 12:59:53 PM  
1 votes:

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Reddit is bad because it supports racism, sexism, and pedophilia, blatantly and openly, and it's users routinely upvote such material.


Fark allows racism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia regularly. Why not shut it down too?

Reddit is an open community. You get to PICK what you want to see. If you are looking for the ugly side of the internet, you can find it easily. Or, you can be an adult, filter out what you don't want to see, and focus on what you DO want.

Pretty simple. Unfortunately on FARK, the only option is the ignore feature for all the racist, sexist,homophobic, xenophobic comments.
2013-08-21 12:57:06 PM  
1 votes:
Reddit is full bipolar retards, there are a few ok people on there.But Fark has a problem with trolls and people who intentionally replying to them
2013-08-21 12:56:54 PM  
1 votes:

someonelse: mediablitz: LOL. The "I hate reddit" comments are mighty transparent.

Are the "I heart reddit" comments supposed to be considered purely objective?


Huh? What "I heart reddit" comments?

Are you suggesting you can't like Fark AND Reddit? An either/or is the only thing allowed?

Wow

Cuz I can't say I have EVER seen a "Fark sucks" comment on Reddit, but boy oh boy is the Reddit hate obvious (and pretty juvenile) here.
2013-08-21 12:56:06 PM  
1 votes:
Reddit isn't bad because it's not fark.

Reddit is bad because it supports racism, sexism, and pedophilia, blatantly and openly, and it's users routinely upvote such material.

Reddit should destroyed, its severs melted, and salt poured over the remains.
2013-08-21 12:30:20 PM  
1 votes:

Dhusk: And sorry people, Reddit is a much better and more interesting site than Fark, and this is someone who's been suing both for many years.  There's a good reason why Reddit has 20x+ the number of users than Fark.


Reddit is where 4chan kiddies go once they "mature".
2013-08-21 12:26:33 PM  
1 votes:

Dhusk: There's a good reason why Reddit has 20x+ the number of users than Fark.


There's also a reason why Romney got 48% of the vote in last year's election.
2013-08-21 12:25:03 PM  
1 votes:

Dhusk: And sorry people, Reddit is a much better and more interesting site than Fark, and this is someone who's been suing both for many years.


I guess it's not going that well? You're probably not even going to get your legal fees back.
2013-08-21 12:23:45 PM  
1 votes:

no_dice: Rwa2play: mediablitz: LOL. The "I hate reddit" comments are mighty transparent.

It's okay. You can visit FARK and Reddit. Reddit has much more depth than FARK, if you are willing to look.

If the website developers are willing to take that site out of the Internet Stone Age, then maybe it's worth that look.

The comment sections on reddit are so much easier to use than Fark.  You're notified of replies on the site itself, threaded comments, etc...


Threaded comments are the worst.
2013-08-21 12:23:36 PM  
1 votes:
The guy got just what he deserved.

Politics is a cut throat business.  If he can't handle a bunch of trolls on Reddit, he is in no way prepared to take on any high-powered position where his opponents are going to savage him every chance they get.

And sorry people, Reddit is a much better and more interesting site than Fark, and this is someone who's been suing both for many years.  There's a good reason why Reddit has 20x+ the number of users than Fark.
2013-08-21 12:23:06 PM  
1 votes:

no_dice: Rwa2play: mediablitz: LOL. The "I hate reddit" comments are mighty transparent.

It's okay. You can visit FARK and Reddit. Reddit has much more depth than FARK, if you are willing to look.

If the website developers are willing to take that site out of the Internet Stone Age, then maybe it's worth that look.

The comment sections on reddit are so much easier to use than Fark.  You're notified of replies on the site itself, threaded comments, etc...


"Load more comments" "Load more comments" "Load more comments" "Load more comments" "Load more comments" "Load more comments" "Load more comments" "Load more comments" "Load more comments" "Load more comments" "Load more comments" "Load more comments"
2013-08-21 12:18:32 PM  
1 votes:

Rwa2play: mediablitz: LOL. The "I hate reddit" comments are mighty transparent.

It's okay. You can visit FARK and Reddit. Reddit has much more depth than FARK, if you are willing to look.

If the website developers are willing to take that site out of the Internet Stone Age, then maybe it's worth that look.


The comment sections on reddit are so much easier to use than Fark.  You're notified of replies on the site itself, threaded comments, etc...
2013-08-21 12:18:10 PM  
1 votes:
So has anybody actually been able to track down any of this guy's answer to questions among the internet vomit that is Reddit?
2013-08-21 12:16:58 PM  
1 votes:

Jackson Herring: even I will admit that Fark is better than Reddit


Oh, hi there Argument I Have With My Wife All The Time.  How's it going today?  Catch you at home later?  Cool.
2013-08-21 12:13:23 PM  
1 votes:
LOL. The "I hate reddit" comments are mighty transparent.

It's okay. You can visit FARK and Reddit. Reddit has much more depth than FARK, if you are willing to look.
2013-08-21 12:12:18 PM  
1 votes:

cubic_spleen: Here's a link to a PDF of the AMA


From the comments:

"If you want our votes, don't dodge the serious questions. Or at least have the decency not to brand this AMA, call it Ask Some Silly Deniable Indirect Questions. You know ASSDIQ." - dildologist

LOL
2013-08-21 12:02:09 PM  
1 votes:
2013-08-21 12:00:42 PM  
1 votes:
I don't even know how to Reddit. I tried but it makes no sense to me.
2013-08-21 11:59:03 AM  
1 votes:

Infernalist: I find the whole idea chuckle-worthy.

Someone told this dingbat that Reddit was full of the 'Right' kind of people and he went there expecting accolades and adulation and got a solid kick in the nuts instead.

and after getting savaged for however long he could stand it, he fled in disgrace, deleted his account and tried to pretend as if it was all a big misunderstanding.

Makes me wonder what would happen if one of those loonies showed up on Fark with the same kind of idea.


He should have gone back a few months ago before reddit realized it was awful and banned its racist and pedophile subreddits.
2013-08-21 11:54:11 AM  
1 votes:

MightyPez: I have friends that read Reddit and my question is always, "How?"

It's a mess and full of sociopaths.


The immigration, health care, and gun control debates on Fark are equally awful.

Sometimes, Fark just doesn't update quickly enough.
2013-08-21 11:48:05 AM  
1 votes:
Ew.  Who got this reddit all over my fark?
2013-08-21 11:38:27 AM  
1 votes:
Wow, Reddit is unreadable.
2013-08-21 11:01:30 AM  
1 votes:
Deserved the nut kicking he got for being that out of touch.
 
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