What is the worst subreddit? - inb4 "all of them"

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Chexxchunk

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Why does this happen to all "we're all for free speech" websites, where it eventually turns into an npc echo chamber?
There's a rant in Michael Crichton's The Lost World (written at the dawn of the Internet) where a character speculates that the Internet will lobotomize humanity because people will be listening to the same 10 songs and having the same few ideas over and over. The claim is that to get speciation and innovation, groups need isolation from each other so changes can have an impact on the population without getting drowned out by the status quo, otherwise evolution is slowed or stops altogether.

Assuming that's true, imageboards somewhat mitigate this because everyone is given an artificially equal voice so innovation can still affect the population (although they have other bad problems like brain-melting stupidity and crudeness that might turn you into a feral beast). Reddit is even worse than what Crichton says because it has the karma system: people with common ideas upvoting everyone with common ideas which are the ideas everyone sees over and over again and are incentivized to reproduce. It's a super self-reinforcing stagnant thought-homogenizer. Most of the stuff there is reposts of reposts and no one cares, they just upvote it again. What isn't reposts is astroturfed corporate propaganda given 3.2 bazillion upvotes by bots.

Low-population forums like this are a nice happy medium, although the karma system here probably mellows people out quite a bit, too...
 

Burgers in the ass

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The worst subreddit has to go to r/unpopularopinion
The sheer number of opinions that are either really common or are already popular is absurd, and actual unpopular opinions get downvoted to shit.
Hell, even opinions about the excessive amount of opinions that aren't actually unpopular are getting pretty common now.
 
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I can only pick one?

r/askreddit - Constant circlejerking, the same dead horse memes beaten into the ground, the corpse exhumed only to beat it some more. Say anything that goes against the hivemind, or attempt to have an actual discussion and get downvoted to oblivion. Lots of pedophile apologists, Tumblrina self diagnosed mental illnesses looking for asspats and hugboxes, rampant SJWism. It's a cesspool.
 

Clockwork_PurBle

"I got a B+ in lurking!"
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r/deepfriedmemes

Subreddit was initially formed to that people could post/spam the B emoji meme freely, as it is a meme that is used and enjoyed ironically in deep fried memes. Recently, they banned usage of the B emoji.

The only subreddit I find that's OK is r/UnresolvedMysteries, because it's a place where people can discuss unsolved true crime stuff (something I like). However, I haven't visited in like 6 or more months because people won't STFU about Asha Degree and similar cases.

Like I get it, and it's a sad mystery, but what more is there to discuss at this point? I do think it's important to keep the memory of these cases alive and in the public eye somewhat but it also feels like we're beating a long-dead horse.
 

Coh

マリア様 止めないで 胸の火が誘うのよ 明日の日を占うの イエス様 眩しいわ
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Pretty much any of them that isn't super political (because they're all pretty much circlejerks, from r/politics to r/The_Donald) and also is about one or more of the following:
  1. A niche interest or a subreddit related to a niche interest that either has career-building or at least skill-building potential
  2. Porn
  3. Ones about oddities or mysteries on the internet or IRL in the case of crimes and shit
  4. Dead ones
  5. Gore
 
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  1. A niche interest or a subreddit related to a niche interest that either has career-building or at least skill-building potential
If you don't mind me asking, what's wrong with that ?
 

Coh

マリア様 止めないで 胸の火が誘うのよ 明日の日を占うの イエス様 眩しいわ
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If you don't mind me asking, what's wrong with that ?
I meant "...also isn't about one or more of the following" (sorry about the confusion), although tbqh, this is kinda vague since there are a few subreddits that aren't any of those but are tolerable to outright fun, like r/opienanthony (and r/opieandanthony before some gay mod shut it down) and r/Kappa (if not just to make fun of Super Smash Bros. Melee pro players).
 

Bon Bon

My name is Amanda Hugankiss, this is my story.
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Don't know if anyone's really gone in on this but literally any horror subreddit is the accursed homeland of basic bitch, shallow, "oh my god have you heard of Cicada3301?", oversaturated horror on the internet.
 

xr95

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r/Gamingcirclejerk is pretty shit, but so are all of the PC gaming ones, with the exception of r/amd
 

Crichax

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r/kotakuinaction2 is pretty bad. It has become infested with anti-SJWs who believed right-wing internet users' attack on MK11 (which resulted in the whole Jak controversy).

r/respectthreads and r/characterrant are unironically great, though. I've never had a bad experience with the community on both subs, and from my experience, the mods seem to be doing their jobs well.

The r/characterrant community have made amazing breakdowns and analyses of fictional series. These guys do deserve the title of internet intellectuals.
 

Chewy Suarez

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r/unpopularopinions became an alt-right “whaaaaa black people/Trump's Chosen People/females/whatever bad” circlejerk the last time i checked that place out. the opinions on there aren’t even unpopular, it’s all just “le anti-PC” shit i’ve heard times twenty.

r/dankmemes isn’t even funny, i swear i found an impact font meme on the top page once. they seem to correlate with that pewdidpie subreddit full of kids who dedicate their lives to someone who will most likely never acknowledge their existence.

there’s a lot of stuff on r/moviescirclejerk that’s unnecessarily political (especially the captain marvel shit) but the zack snyder memes are pretty funny imo so they get a pass.
 

Crichax

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Don't know if anyone's really gone in on this but literally any horror subreddit is the accursed homeland of basic bitch, shallow, "oh my god have you heard of Cicada3301?", oversaturated horror on the internet.
I don't know about any other horror subs, but r/nosleep is THE worst place to post horror I've ever seen. The mods force everyone to pretend they're looking at a real story and frame their comments in a way that suits that situation. This effectively makes criticism banned under the site's laws. Paraphrasing the great FishStickOnAStick (YouTuber), "/x/ allows for mysticism and ambiguity through its anonymous nature. The Creepypasta Wiki allows people to criticize stories. But r/nosleep is just terrible."
 

A Welsh Cake

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I don't know about any other horror subs, but r/nosleep is THE worst place to post horror I've ever seen. The mods force everyone to pretend they're looking at a real story and frame their comments in a way that suits that situation. This effectively makes criticism banned under the site's laws. Paraphrasing the great FishStickOnAStick (YouTuber), "/x/ allows for mysticism and ambiguity through its anonymous nature. The Creepypasta Wiki allows people to criticize stories. But r/nosleep is just terrible."
You forgot to mention that the writing style of most users on the sub is absolutely atrocious. So many stories that are given away just by the title.
Like this group I found while trying to look for examples on Creepsmcpasta's channel (a big goober with bad taste in stories, most plucked from nosleep.)
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Oh nooo a person from a different time. Oh noooo this guy's actually dreaming everything. Oh NOOOOOOOO one of us is possessed you guys!‽?

That's not even mentioning the content. I find a lot of these kind of horror story subreddits always have some method of wish fulfillment in them. Like there was this other one from a channel that read stuff from /r/letsnotmeet and it was absolutely atrocious. The story started with the author saying how they were so different and were never a big club guy, but how they were going to a club for on of his numerous friends brithdays. There he meets a "perfect" dreamgirl with a pink pixie haircut and tatts in a black dress. She was oh so beautiful, and of course when he approached her at the bar this Lethario managed to charm her enough that at the end of the night they banged. Next morning he woke up and she was gone, but her boyfriend came home and started calling out her name. Op hides in a closet too see the boyfriend is bald, "roided up" and had a swastika tattoo. Then OP noticed the uniforms in the closet and escaped somehow.
The prose was so purple it made the house stink of grape for a week. They had managed to combine a totally happened story with a self insert.
AND IT WASN'T EVEN SCARY.
But no you find a lot of "scary" stories involving the writer getting laid or a girlfriend during the story, so much so that it oftens breaks my suspension of disbelief just because it's been done so often.

/autism off.
 

Crichax

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You forgot to mention that the writing style of most users on the sub is absolutely atrocious. So many stories that are given away just by the title.
Like this group I found while trying to look for examples on Creepsmcpasta's channel (a big goober with bad taste in stories, most plucked from nosleep.)
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Oh nooo a person from a different time. Oh noooo this guy's actually dreaming everything. Oh NOOOOOOOO one of us is possessed you guys!‽?

That's not even mentioning the content. I find a lot of these kind of horror story subreddits always have some method of wish fulfillment in them. Like there was this other one from a channel that read stuff from /r/letsnotmeet and it was absolutely atrocious. The story started with the author saying how they were so different and were never a big club guy, but how they were going to a club for on of his numerous friends brithdays. There he meets a "perfect" dreamgirl with a pink pixie haircut and tatts in a black dress. She was oh so beautiful, and of course when he approached her at the bar this Lethario managed to charm her enough that at the end of the night they banged. Next morning he woke up and she was gone, but her boyfriend came home and started calling out her name. Op hides in a closet too see the boyfriend is bald, "roided up" and had a swastika tattoo. Then OP noticed the uniforms in the closet and escaped somehow.
The prose was so purple it made the house stink of grape for a week. They had managed to combine a totally happened story with a self insert.
AND IT WASN'T EVEN SCARY.
But no you find a lot of "scary" stories involving the writer getting laid or a girlfriend during the story, so much so that it oftens breaks my suspension of disbelief just because it's been done so often.

/autism off.
Speaking of YT creepypasta readers, i've tried to listen to their "original fiction", and it's mostly a bunch of bullshit. Creepy Ghost Stories made an excellent and creative anthology of creepypasta stories that involved OnStar. I'll check out more of his content someday.

But the rest of the original fiction I've seen from these kinds of channels is just bad. Probably the worst offender is ClancyPasta. I like his voice, but the two original pastas I've watched from him were just horrid. First up, his My Friend Dressed Up as 'Jeff the Killer' for Halloween story. Now, seeing as I'm a TF/TG fag, I guessed that the guy who was wearing the costume would turn into Jeff the Killer. And I was right. The characters were shit. The plot was predictable. And, even though this isn't the story's fault, its resemblance to the TF/TG fetish stories I read killed the fear for me entirely. Also, I listened to his You Can Eat the Balloon story, and it was one of the most pretentious, overwrought narratives I've seen in a long time. That pasta is an example of the fact that coming up with new ideas doesn't automatically make your story good.

Also, many stories on r/nosleep read more like black comedies than horror.


But I have something else to say unrelated to the prior topic. r/culturalchanges is the most insane subreddit that you've probably never heard of.

So, basically, posts here have to do with any sort of change in culture/race (from a Brazilian getting plastic surgery to look Korean, to comics and stories about men changing race and gender).

There are some genuinely good TF/TG comics and stories on here, but this sub has been dominated by low-quality short "stories" anyone with a functioning brain can write in a week or less.
 
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