Orange man will save us because if he wins re-election he'll make the 50% climb way higher just by doing nothing alone.People actually think Orange man will save them? Blumpf will make another vague pronouncement from the cuck bunker and that will be it.
The 150 mil from Tencent didn't hurt. But reddit was already gone by that pointI have two major theories as to what actually caused reddit to grow shittier over time.
Ignoring the big picture for the moment (the worldwidesocjus revolution) I'm going to attempt to answer why reddit seemingly had a really hard time staving it off.
1) Edgelords use adblock
As a general rule the left-libertarian dudes who tended to be the majority of reddit ~2008-2012 were reasonably tech-savy and more importantly abhorred ads.
Many people point out that Reddit is now essentially an over-complicated marketing company, this meant that while the founders may have had genuinely good intent (which I doubt) they would still have little financial reason to support users like this.
I personally believe this spilled out into other areas, publishers switched woke not to "go broke" but to chase after the small amount of ad-revenue that could be gained from a less technically savvy audience that's less likely to use adblockers. I believe this is the mechanism that makes it not translate to other markets (Gillette).
This may be controversial but the social justice takover of reddit was a coordinated action. The "Fempire" (ShitRedditSays) was essentially the old againsthatesubbreddits.
This couldn't have gone unnoticed by the admins, and there were certainly accusations of admins participating but I hadn't come across any proof.
What is clear to me however is that they had a very solid incentive to "pick sides" when they had to make harder decisions.
But what do you mean, it's completely normal for a foreign company infamous for ties to a corrupt government to invest in international social media companies...
The democratic system of upvotes + heavy moderation and curtailing for what was acceptable. Anything that normies didn't like was removed, everything normies like was promoted. 15 years of that will ruin just about anything.what actually caused reddit to grow shittier over time.
The 2016 election specifically. Steve Huffman was caught editing Trump supporter comments and from that point onwards his political bias became overt. After that progressively more political subreddits got banned or quarantined over the following years, with anything diverging too much from mainstream Democrat progressivism being shut down to try to maximise advertising revenue. This initially targeted the right but later also began to target the extreme left with CTH and gendercritical (which was left wing feminists who hated trannies).But what do you mean, it's completely normal for a foreign company infamous for ties to a corrupt government to invest in international social media companies...
That said, the reddit I knew died around 2015-2017.
Honestly, at the time there was a lot to see and do, and it at least had the illusion of free speech. Not that I visited the more political subs, but for the most part they kept to themselves.you really held on to it
Who necked himself now? I never heard about this.If you ask me, the site died when homie necked himself because the feds wanted to lock his ass up for sharing fucking scientific journals. I just find it hilarious that cucks like chapo got the ax. All their cries to do away with people they don't like kinda blew up in their faces lol
Mid-2015 was when they first implemented 'anti-harassment' rules that they kept incrementally making stricter. That was the most significant turning point in my view. Everything leading up to today was a slow evolution of those rules.2015 was the last good year, already irretrievably fucked though. 2016 opened the soy floodgates with vote manipulation that just became accepted as long as it was for the "right" reasons
The whole concept of being against "hate" is retarded. How the fuck can you say you love something if you're not capable of hating anything that threatens it? You cannot have one without the other. Are they trying to tell us something about themselves?Anything "anti-harassment" or "anti-hate" seems to invite perpetually coddled faggotry from the user base. Unless niggas be doxxing you and threatening to kill you, it aint harassment. And funnily enough, it's the progtards that do that over children saying "Guacamole nigga penis".