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#waxmymeatballs
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all true, but these days I'm skeptical anyone wants anything outside of that bland monoculture. and without a certain level of general interest any new forum won't have enough traffic to make it viable. even extremely conservative subreddits cannot wean themselves off that website and the ease of visibility it offers. and crowds you'd think could be early adopters just don't want anything new. why post on 9/v/ when 4chan is still up? there is little sense of community like a pre-social media internet. there is only a currency of visibility, managed by 3 tech companies.
To be honest, I think this is the reason the problem has gone on as long as it has.

No matter how much people cry about censorship on these giant corporate websites, many of them are hesitant to actually leave because leaving would reduce their audience. They don't want to just talk with other people or share their opinion, they want to preach to a crowd and get lots of asspats, and the draw of these big corporate sites is that just about everyone else is using them. Every so often a wave of bans results in a small exodus to somewhere else, but that exodus never lasts for long because there's not enough of an audience to hold most users' interest.

Having a return to small forums would ultimately solve a lot of issues, but people would have to be broken of their addiction to ego-stroking first.
 

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kiwifarms.net
Every day I find a new reason to hate that absolutely atrocious site.

Seriously, what the fuck happened with the internet in the past 10-20 years? Every forum needs to be a "safe-space", going against the majority opinion gets your post silenced / hidden and god forbid you call someone a nigger. Why would you want to visit a website where nothing gets discussed, it's just witty comments for le upvotes, animal videos and clickbaity "LOOK WHAT MY BLACK TRANS GF GOT ME AFTER MY VASECTOMY" threads.

Oh, and whoever designed that default layout needs to be euthanized.
It's fast, cheap validation for people who have nothing interesting to say. All you need to do is latch on to the lowest common denominator and wait for those sweet reactions upvotes to roll in. I don't even believe the heavy safe-space moderation part of it came about as part of some malicious agenda-pushing conspiracy, it just naturally evolved out of people wanting that easy echo chamber of positive attention.
 

Forgetful Gynn

Riots and comedy are but symptoms of the times
kiwifarms.net
It's fast, cheap validation for people who have nothing interesting to say. All you need to do is latch on to the lowest common denominator and wait for those sweet reactions upvotes to roll in. I don't even believe the heavy safe-space moderation part of it came about as part of some malicious agenda-pushing conspiracy, it just naturally evolved out of people wanting that easy echo chamber of positive attention.
What's weird is how people still value that forced praise even when they know its forced and they did nothing to earn it.

Lt. Col. Jean V. Dubois (Ret.) said:
"You! I've just awarded you the prize for the hundred-meter dash. Does it make you happy? […] No dodging, please. You have the prize — here, I'll write it out: 'Grand prize for the championship, one hundred-meter sprint.'" He had actually come back to my seat and pinned it on my chest. "There! Are you happy? You value it — or don't you?" Mr. Dubois had looked surprised. "It doesn't make you happy?"
"You know darn well I placed fourth!"
"Exactly! The prize for first place is worthless to you . . . because you haven't earned it. But you enjoy a modest satisfaction in placing fourth; you earned it."
 
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NyQuilninja

drink me
kiwifarms.net
I truly sadden by this any other things at the moment. Sure I couldn't be bothered to care about reddit or the boring slow death of YouTube and a few other big name websites. Its not that however The death of the internet it's self. I'm old enough to have seen its golden age decline at lightspeed. The greatest source of information humanity has ever gathered at the tips of your fingers is mostly gone and very little will be left in a decade or less.
Well here's to a new DarkAge
 

Neanderthal Guru

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He's a soyboy faggot with a gorilla wife who chimped out after losing at tennis. He will never be loved by the reddit userbase no matter how much tranny girlcock he sucks.
You're thinking of Alexis Ohanian, /u/kn0thing. He's the guy who stepped down from the board a few weeks ago and said they need to replace his board position with a black person.
 

Observotron

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How long until Reddit becomes a porn site with a few heavily moderated drumpf bad politics and wholesome memes subs?
Honestly? I think porn is gonna be the next thing to get axed given how advertiser friendly reddit has become, then it's going to go the way of tumblr.

There's been a lot of 'reddit is dying' fear-mongering on the site for years, but in the event they end up doing that, along with recent policy changes and the ever-looming threat of the revocation of sec. 230, we're actively watching reddit actually die this time.
 

Forgetful Gynn

Riots and comedy are but symptoms of the times
kiwifarms.net
Honestly? I think porn is gonna be the next thing to get axed given how advertiser friendly reddit has become, then it's going to go the way of tumblr.

There's been a lot of 'reddit is dying' fear-mongering on the site for years, but in the event they end up doing that, along with recent policy changes and the ever-looming threat of the revocation of sec. 230, we're actively watching reddit actually die this time.
How can reddit ever die? There's millions of people dumb enough and demoralized enough to not only see nothing wrong with the site's moderation policies, but they'll blame themselves if they ever do get banned. Where else can they go to get their latest hate-free takes on countless different niche and popular interests? How else will they be able to ask morgan freeman or the creators of rick and morty questions? Where else will they be able to discuss the lesbian dinosaurs on doctor who without anyone making "Lickalottapuss" jokes?
 

Observotron

kiwifarms.net
How can reddit ever die? There's millions of people dumb enough and demoralized enough to not only see nothing wrong with the site's moderation policies, but they'll blame themselves if they ever do get banned. Where else can they go to get their latest hate-free takes on countless different niche and popular interests? How else will they be able to ask morgan freeman or the creators of rick and morty questions? Where else will they be able to discuss the lesbian dinosaurs on doctor who without anyone making "Lickalottapuss" jokes?
Well, nobody thought tumblr would go the way it did, but look at it now. I honestly can't say the last time it was relevant, and i only seen it brought up in conversations such as these.
 

Cool kitties club

ACAB- All cats are baby
kiwifarms.net
Honestly? I think porn is gonna be the next thing to get axed given how advertiser friendly reddit has become, then it's going to go the way of tumblr.

There's been a lot of 'reddit is dying' fear-mongering on the site for years, but in the event they end up doing that, along with recent policy changes and the ever-looming threat of the revocation of sec. 230, we're actively watching reddit actually die this time.
I would have said that around Tumblr's massive ban but I imagine "sex positivity" will be getting an even more massive push soon. We are already seeing the promotion of open relationships and sex work with anyone being critical of the porn industry labeled as nazi bigots.
 
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