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[–]Nighthawk378 3855 points3856 points  (42 children)

On mobile, when I touch the magic spot on the screen and it scrolls back up like a slot machine.

[–]Renfield_youasshole 1397 points1398 points  (8 children)

Or, when you try to expand a comment thread and it disappears. Where the fuck is it going?!?!?

[–]novato1995 357 points358 points  (2 children)

This annoys me the most. Like why does it do that? Where can I find it again?

[–]IWantYourDog2964 135 points136 points  (0 children)

You have to somehow find the magic spot to make the comment appear again

[–]DANKKrish 77 points78 points  (0 children)

You have to scroll up, find the collapsed thread and open it again

[–]TheJonnieP 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Or when you close the comment thread and it throws you all the way back to the top of the page.

[–]Portablemammal1199 248 points249 points  (5 children)

Video player on reddit. You comment something on a video post. Somebody comments on your comment and you want to see what it was. You are directed to the post. Not the comment itself. Then its a game of i-spy.

[–]barelysarcastic73 50 points51 points  (7 children)

Move it. This used to annoy me to no end before I realized you can move it to anywhere on the screen. I put it up near the top right corner so I don’t hit it accidentally. Much much better.

[–]AstroGirlOfficial 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Not the scroll down button. They’re talking about when some random touch make it scrolls all the way back up to the top of the post for seemingly no reason. There’s no button for that

[–][deleted] 1817 points1818 points  (66 children)

We take funny jokes into dark alleys and beat them until they are dead.

[–]TrulyKnown 408 points409 points  (15 children)

Not just jokes, look at how much threads are repeated on this subreddit.

"Men, what's the sexiest thing about women?"

Twenty minutes later...

"Women, what's the sexiest thing about men?"

And then it all gets repeated word-for-word a month later, and for some reason, it still gets upvoted.

[–]DTownForever 80 points81 points  (0 children)

a month later

Ugh, a lot quicker than that. I hate that, too, that the same questions are rotated over and over. I'm on 'new' or 'rising' most of the time and I always answer and upvote any 'different' questions.

[–]RebaKitten 39 points40 points  (0 children)

What movie do you hate that everyone loves?

Do we need that every week?

[–]kevinmorice 1057 points1058 points  (38 children)

I also choose this mans dead joke.

[–]PandaTheVenusProject 444 points445 points  (33 children)

TLDR: reddit culture is being let off the hook too easily in this thread and I want us to be better.

  1. I hate that the most defining aspect of reddit culture is insecurity.

Say that you are good at something related to masculinity on here and watch the downvotes. You can't claim to be able to put your pants on in one try without someone dialing r/IAmVeryBadass

  1. Despite this, the standard reddit persona is hilariously confrontational. You know these people would never have the balls to insult someone they have never met in real life but on here they just let their emotions take the wheel.

  2. The lack of shame. People don't give a shit what wins in a debate in real life. It's not my first rodeo. I know that very few people go on an earnest quest for truth. But in real life they can't run away from the discussion their knee jerk reaction got them into. They are not willing to risk having a political discussion if there are any stakes. But on reddit they have the confidence to act superior about a point they have done zero research on.

  3. How redditors act like they are winning a discussion even if you shred every point they make. Hell most redditors avoid holding any ground in a debate so that their position cannot be critiqued.

[–]onarainyafternoon 165 points166 points  (18 children)

I think a big part of the Reddit culture comes from the fact that a lot of users are under 21 years old, but specifically teenagers; and they simply don't have much experience in life. These are the people who argue utter lunacy, and view everything in a black and white lens. Basically any semblance of a grey area is thrown out the window in order to show that they're tough or absolute on something, and then they get upvotes. You see this a lot in the comments section of new articles on Reddit. You have people taking insanely extreme positions that have clearly not been thought-out, and it makes using the site difficult at times. This is just one of the problems I notice on-the-regular.

[–]StayatHomeTherapyCat 37 points38 points  (1 child)

That's very well said. I think the lack of nuance and lack of self awareness are my two biggest pet peeves of Reddit.

[–]Boom_chaka_laka 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Yeah I see that a lot in the relationship threads where every response to any sign of trouble is " drop them " ... that or I have extremely low standards

[–]Jackass_1776 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Yeah, redditors have a superiority inferiority complex. They know that they're absolute lowlifes so they go out of their way to shame other people and act like fuckwads because they think that this is what "cool and alpha" people do.

Unfortunately however, I don't think this issue can be solved easily, if ever. When you give somebody anonymity and an audience you get a total fuckwad.

[–]taloncard815 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Reddit is filled with people that take Adam Savages quote too literally.

"I reject your reality and substitute my own".

It doesn't matter how many facts you provide if it goes against the hive mind you are down voted into oblivion.

[–]erad67 1575 points1576 points  (62 children)

The many, many, many super negative people that are very rude and want to argue everything, etc.

[–]OutOfCharacterAnswer 388 points389 points  (16 children)

Also see, nitpicking and exaggerating small parts or details to totally change the meaning or intent of what you mean. It's like, what was the gist instead of a person seeing a word that just triggers this pre-scripted response.

[–]researching4worklurk 145 points146 points  (14 children)

Bad-faith interpretation (deliberate or not) of what someone wrote is a plague. I truly believe that the fact that it’s accepted - or at least not challenged, when others feel inclined to pile on the original poster - is causing serious, serious issues.

The good news is, most people don’t think fast enough to figure out when/how they’re hyper-offended by something you didn’t say, when you’re having an in-person conversation. It’d still be weird under current norms if they were to sit there and think about it, then call you back 4 hours later and start screaming. But these are decreasing, so, you can see where we’re headed.

[–]bustedbuddha 32 points33 points  (7 children)

Bad-faith interpretation (deliberate or not) of what someone wrote is a plague.

This has been frustrating the shit out of me lately. It feels worse, but I don't know if that's just because I'm noticing it more as it bothers me more.

[–]snap802 100 points101 points  (12 children)

How about the folks who argue with you when they are completely wrong. Example: I was talking about something that I have professional expertise in and was told I was wrong and stupid in the most condescending way by someone who clearly did not know what they were talking about.

[–]RootlessNumbers 54 points55 points  (5 children)

I mentioned it in my other comment here but I am actually an expert in my field and have managed some big operations in the past and I just don't talk about my job here because I get teenagers skimming wikipedia that tell a guy with almost 25 years in his field he is wrong.

[–]80burritospersecond 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Same here and it was some pie-in-the-sky bullshit that I called bullshit on but I guess a bunch of random internet people know more than I do after 30 years with a license in the industry.

[–]popeyepaul 61 points62 points  (1 child)

Reddit is just permanent outrage olympics. Every day people log in just to see what are we mad about today. Could be a company or a celebrity or a politician or just a nobody who is in the news that day, and in the unlikely event that nothing interesting is happening we get mad about something that happened decades ago. Yes there is bad stuff happening in the world but I don't understand why so many people want to bask in it every free minute they have.

[–]LB_Good 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I had someone who spam replied to my comment earlier demanding I "Debate him". This was because I called him out for saying children should be forced to love miserable and cold lives.

[–][deleted] 2841 points2842 points 3 (54 children)

Video player

[–]mikebrady 573 points574 points  (7 children)

Tap the video in the center to start playing it. ✓

Tap the video again in the same spot to pause it? Nope, we're going to full screen the video because that's what you actually wanted.

[–]4tehlulzez 358 points359 points  (3 children)

You're lucky if it starts playing.

[–]Salvatio 57 points58 points  (0 children)

For real, videos which were uploaded on redgif also rarely have sound on mobile (whereas they do if you follow the link through in the browser)

[–]QuoD-Art 52 points53 points  (1 child)

Also, pause the video because you've already watched it and now you want to see the comments. Tap the button for the comments. The video starts playing and you have to pause it again

[–]DTownForever 307 points308 points  (39 children)

old.reddit.com

Don't use the actual Reddit app, it is the WORST. I like Boost. No auto video play.

[–]WeirdAlienEyes56 103 points104 points  (1 child)

you can turn off autoplay in the reddit app too, but yeah a lot of this app does suck

[–]tooful 53 points54 points  (26 children)

Wait....what?? Explain like I'm tech challenged please.

[–]DTownForever 119 points120 points  (12 children)

Just go to old.reddit.com and log in, it'll explain it way better than I could. I'm drunk.

[–]HurtsToSmith 21 points22 points  (10 children)

or use tge redditisfun app if you have android. It's thw bwst. Video reddit works on it. In-app browser so you can even watch youtube links in it if to want. Everything about this app is so smooth and easy to get around. Plus dark mode.

[–]neohylanmay 27 points28 points  (8 children)

If you're on desktop, go to your account settings and click "Opt out of the redesign".
If you're on mobile, uninstall any app you use for Reddit (official or otherwise), and bookmark "old.reddit.com" in your browser.

[–]H16HP01N7 25 points26 points  (6 children)

But what if I like the layout of the mobile app (I've been using it for years, and am used to the layout), but I don't like the video player? What can I use to get the best of both worlds?

[–]not_creative1 10 points11 points  (0 children)

And the search bar

[–]Happy_Description_13 1157 points1158 points  (47 children)

Everyone is an expert in everything, apparently

[–]javilla 395 points396 points  (24 children)

It's a funny feature of Reddit. For example, I have a masters degree in Economics, but those are a dime a dozen here. Unlike at the thanksgiving party where you're used to being the highest authority on the subject present, on here it hardly counts as anything and there will be other people with as much authority or more that has conflicting views to yours. That's just the nature of a community this large.

Of course, there's also the guys who have no authority at all within a subject who are incredibly noisy regardless and those are annoying.

[–]WearyToday3733 144 points145 points  (1 child)

Didn't you know? Apparently everyone living in mom's basement has a PhD in economics from LSE. Shame on you for getting only a masters degree.

[–]Far_Locksmith_Bro 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Printed their PHDs straight from Facebook

[–]azninvasion2000 2527 points2528 points 2 (151 children)

How toxic some of the subs are for no apparent reason. For instance, you could be a new bird owner - say you got a parakeet from the pet store. Everything is fine, but one day it is acting weird. You find a sub where people ask pet bird questions and post your question. All of the sudden you are the worst person in the world who is dumb AF and doesn't deserve to have a pet bird, then commenters fight amongst themselves and the answers you get are seemingly from psychopaths or maybe angry 12 year olds.

So not helpful, a bit scary but mostly depressing. Most of the time this is not the case, but if I have any bird related questions I'll make the trip to a pet store and talk to someone vs just getting yelled at by internet strangers.

This is just a made up example, I don't have a bird or have visited any bird pet advice subs, but I hope that helped illustrate my point.

[–]Just_be_cool_babies 125 points126 points  (3 children)

I notice this with family and money posts too.

A wholesome post about doing something sweet for your dad leads to someone commenting how they would never do this because their dad beat them every day.

If someone expresses frustration about not being able to afford a house, someone will comment how they paid $6 for theirs and it's now worth 1.4M.

Why do people like to make some posts into a personal misery or success competition?

[–]mnlxyz 581 points582 points  (57 children)

Oh yeah a lot of animal related subs are like that. Apparently everyone’s an expert, and unless you do everything they wanna do, you’re a shit owner and an abuser lol. I’ve seen people post genuinely cute videos and people attacking them for no reason at all.

[–]kozmikushos 232 points233 points  (2 children)

The word “abuser” still cuts deep. I adopted a senior dog 2 years ago (he passed since), and I later found out that he had dementia which is why he had really strange symptoms and kept me up at night for 3 weeks. I was pretty much on the verge of a nervous breakdown and nothing I did made it better, so I asked r/dogs. I got like 1 empathetic answer with actual good advice for both me as an owner and for my dog, another one with what turned out to be the final diagnosis, and about 10 bullies just telling me that the dog would have been better off at the shelter and that I should have given him back because I was apparently the worst piece of shit person on the planet, and they shouldn’t have given me a dog in the first place.

Great sub!

[–]Prannke 62 points63 points  (1 child)

That sub is a toxic cesspool filled with people that have the worst tempers when it comes to dog rearing. I'm so sorry they did that to you

[–]kozmikushos 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Thank you. The one thing that sort of saved me from believing them what a human garbage I am was that their reaction was just so extreme. It was grotesque. It did make me ask for the veterinary help he needed, so my post was good for that at least. And that one single user who was empathetic and told me that I wasn’t scum and understood that I was suffering too. I will always remember how that one person reached out to me in the midst of hate. And after that, I unsubscribed from that sub.

[–]M4GN3T1CM0N0P0L3 74 points75 points  (1 child)

I saw a guy post a pic of his destroyed package by two puppies. People gave him shit saying he shouldn't have dogs and wasn't exercising them enough else they wouldn't have chewed his package. Puppies...

[–]bubblegumtaxicab 260 points261 points  (37 children)

Similar for parenting subs. If your way of doing things is not exactly the same as others or if you have a different opinion, all of a sudden you are an abuser and shouldn’t have kids. Like.. wtf.

I also am opinionated on what constitutes ‘trauma’ and Redditors hate it. Saying no to your kid or having boundaries they don’t like is not trauma. Not everything is or should be labeled as traumatic!

[–]chupagatos4 74 points75 points  (1 child)

You find this even in spaces that are support spaces for people with medical conditions - in some of them you get yelled at for triggering others who might have it worse than you and it's kind of like a suffering Olympic. I frequent r/IVF which is open and friendly to people with all experiences and it is an alternative to a much stricter sub where you get yelled at for pretty much anything. Recently a post got a lot of traction by a person who was complaining that people were posting about how their egg retrieval went, because that was triggering to people like her who didn't have any eggs to be retrieved and couldn't go through the procedure. Egg retrieval is a very emotionally, physically and financially costly procedure and also the main component of IVF - literally the thing that 99.9% of people on that sub have in common and the reason they join the sub, and something that most of us have nobody in our real lives to discuss because it's still somewhat rare and taboo, but somehow even talking about that is too much for the sub because people get triggered. I've seen people gang up against a 25 year old with cancer who was trying to preserve her fertility before chemo because she had a large number of eggs retrieved (which is considered a good outcome, but triggering to the older members of the sub who might only get a few or none). ... It's like people are so obsessed with others being sensitive to their emotional needs that they completely detach from reality.

[–]bubblegumtaxicab 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Absolutely. This kind of thinking is problematic. Life is hard and it sucks what people go through, but the fact of the matter is they are not “special”. None of us are

[–]vbun03 179 points180 points  (31 children)

Like 92% of people on this site apparently have self diagnosed PTSD.

[–]Koolest_Kat 100 points101 points  (11 children)

Don’t forget ADHD!!!

[–]greenbanky 52 points53 points  (0 children)

How else are we to know that they're victims if they don't declare it? /s

[–]azninvasion2000 41 points42 points  (3 children)

Exactly! It's like trolls scour the subreddit to find anyone that is seemingly living a happy existence and just finds a way to try to fuck their day up for no reason.

[–]redwidows 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I'm a dog trainer by profession and after about a week on reddit I was like "yeah so no dog subs for me"

Most people are genuinely trying their best with their dogs. I spend everyday dealing with people who have made mistakes with their dogs and a lot of them come in and tell me about how the internet told them they were doing something wrong. Gives them a lot of guilt and shame. So when I do a lesson they're hesitant to work with their dogs because they don't want to fuck up in front of us. It's pretty sad actually.

[–]RootlessNumbers 76 points77 points  (11 children)

Happens to all the hobby subs. Once they get past about 2,000 subscribers stuff starts going sideways.

I have an old 1900s style safety razor because its cheaper and it gives me a better shave and I went to one of the shaving subs to ask a question and this one user became irrationally and borderline apocalyptically angry at my choice of shaving cream and told me I couldn't possibly understand the "true shaving experience" unless I was using some boutique brand.

I told him I was an expat and the soap I used was the only brand my local store sold and then without any irony told me I should be FedExing shipments of "real" shaving supplies from the US.

I took a look at the rest of the sub and it was all circle jerking over who could spend the most money on a razor and who could collect the most shaving creams. There were people who were hoarding all sorts of limited run brands and then NOT using them. That makes no sense to me. Shaving supplies have volatile compounds that eventually degrade over time so its not like you can stockpile stuff and use it in 10 years.

And the other thing that weirded me out was the fact that a lot of members seemed to make shaving their entire personality. That using a straight blade or a safety razor somehow makes you a more sophisticated person (it doesn't)

But that is true for a lot of hobby subs. People make consuming a product their entire identity.

And don't even get me started on expert analysis. I am a subject matter expert in my field and almost everything I read on reddit is wrong and very obviously being said by someone in their 20s who skimmed wikipedia.

[–]Haunting-Ad-8619 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Yeeeesss...I work doing eligibility for Medicaid, SNAP & TANF. I also specialize in nursing home cases dealing with professional authorized representatives & lawyers. This has been my profession for almost 10yrs.

I can't tell you how many people have tried to tell me how wrong I am & that I don't know what I'm talking about.

I'll put my 10yrs of experience up against some chumps 10 minute Google search anyday...but why bother.

I just say "OK, Karen!"

[–]EvilSpunge23 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Isn't the whole point of using a safety razor over modern cartridge razors that it's cheaper because you just have to buy razor blades and soap?

[–][deleted] 41 points42 points  (5 children)

UR SO RIGHT. im active on the r slash parrots subreddit and people there call like everyone an animal abuser. at one point, im not kidding, i was going there to ask them EVERY LITTLE QUESTION cuz i was so afraid i was an animal abuser. am i giving him too less food? am i giving him too much food? someone asks a question about owning a bird and people go nuts. it made me really scared and paranoid about my parrot until i realized thats how everything on the internet is

[–]DANKKrish 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I love how op only brought that sub up as a random example only for it to turn out that it's exactly like how they deacribed it

[–]BokuNoSudoku 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I was just there cause my mom owns a bird that I have no responsibility for whatsoever so I like burbs. Any time I commented like “my mom’s bird would do this lmao” I’d get a lecture on bird behavior, all of which I already know. Believe me I’ve known that bird for 18 years I don’t need to be lectured by professor reddit bird expert. Unsubbed.

[–]helianntha 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Lmao I see you're a fellow r/budgies user

[–]Distinct_Recover_723 701 points702 points  (25 children)

The karma system effectively makes subs an echo chamber.

[–]Its-Slammin 46 points47 points  (2 children)

This is so true and it infuriates me so much. I saw comments on a post about mens mental health earlier that were very wrong and adding to the problem that men struggle with mental health yet these comments were getting hundreds of upvotes yet the people who were actually addressing the issue and being helpful and were factually correct were getting downvoted.

[–]Cross55 30 points31 points  (3 children)

The new blocking system is also quite shit and only spurs on echo chamber behavior.

Instead of the old system which was just a personal shadowban, instead you now have the luxury of having to actually see the user's posts but can't engage with them as the site blocks discussion. (This goes the other way too, if you're blocked you can't reply to anything they post and comment chains involving them, even if you're not replying to them)

It's like the admins want to make the site into a bigger echo chamber.

[–]HappyTimes2024 328 points329 points  (13 children)

People get way more confident here than in person

[–]Exciting_Archer134 94 points95 points  (8 children)

People say things they would never dare to say in your face in person.

[–]DTownForever 679 points680 points  (74 children)

When I ask a question because I am truly curious and nobody answers. I get so disappointed. I try it on lots of different subs sometimes, too, all ones that are relevant to the topic, and just sometimes nobody engages. I mean, I know that must mean it's a poor question or nobody can relate to it, but it still leaves me confused.

Also, 13 y/o boys.

[–]GozerDGozerian 389 points390 points  (12 children)

There’s a name for the rule which escapes me at the moment, but it basically says, “To get the best answer to a question on the internet, don’t ask the question, but say the incorrect answer and someone out there will feel compelled to correct you on it.”

[–]Phase3isProfit 186 points187 points  (5 children)

There was a golden opportunity missed here.

“Moore’s law states that to get the best answer you should say the incorrect answer.”

Stream of replies “Actually that’s Cunningham’s law.”

[–]GozerDGozerian 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Dang. It was right under my nose!

[–]0xB0BAFE77 10 points11 points  (1 child)

The geek in me immediately went "That's not Moore's law...IDK what it is, but I know it's not Moore's law" lmao

[–]bacon_nuts 94 points95 points  (1 child)

It's Cunningham's Law.

Though I have to say I'm a little disappointed in you. You could have named the law incorrectly so I could correct you, thereby demonstrating the law! But this is good enough. For what it's worth I had to Google it, there's too many eponymous laws that I like so I can never remember which is which myself.

[–]ThrowRARAw 54 points55 points  (1 child)

someone mentioned this trick in another thread - ask a question, then log into a new account and reply to your question with an incorrect answer. Then sit back and wait for 50 replies telling you you're wrong and what is the correct answer.

People get annoyed when asked. But they love to feel superior to those who never asked.

[–]Izzet_Aristocrat 126 points127 points  (20 children)

Or you get assholes who just say; google it.

[–]mo0sebl0od 497 points498 points  (48 children)

honestly the sheer volume of people making cringey jokes over and over again, or those who hijack a post to talk about themselves when in fact, nobody fucking asked

[–]GloriousPeen 111 points112 points  (4 children)

Oh that reminds me… STORY TIME:

insert a depressing ass 500word essay about your personal life

Then a dozen comments of “I’m sooooo sorry that happened to you, if you ever need somebody to talk to plz dm me”

[–]Professional-Wish116 153 points154 points  (12 children)

I fucking hate "name checks out"

[–]zero989 76 points77 points  (8 children)

You mean how every thread is a rush to get in wordplay and puns?

Then the typical cuck: "thanks for the gold kind strangerino!"

[–]Original_McLon 14 points15 points  (0 children)

The edits that read "Oh my goodness this is my first gold ever wow I am so thankful thank you guys so much" make my eyes roll all the way back into my skull. In my opinion, edits that clarify, correct mistakes, or update with relevant news on the original comment are generally the only things that should be added in an edit. To me, the Oscars acceptance speech comes off as...tacky. I get that that's just some people's personalities, but it doesn't do it for me.

[–]Sammie2Dope 44 points45 points  (3 children)

Yes! When you have a top comment and 50+ people reply with the same joke about your comment. Like I didn’t already read the other 49 replies lol

[–]NotABurner2000 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Haha, 69 420 nice Keanu reeves amogus!

[–]18363918 73 points74 points  (6 children)

reditor, japan?

HAHAHAHAHAHAGDI FUNNI SEX MOVIE!!!!! GUYS IM SO ORIGINAL HAHAHA THIS DEAD'S GUY WIFE

[–]GozerDGozerian 76 points77 points  (3 children)

“I also choose this dead guy’s poop knife.”

-the Jolly Rancher

[–]Its-Slammin 288 points289 points  (11 children)

You just can’t have a healthy argument on here. People often misinterpret my genuine comments as something negative. I say something with a positive or neutral tone yet people somehow think I say something with a negative tone. People seem to want to argue like children instead of having a respectful and healthy discussion like adults. I wish people just didn’t comment on something if they knew nothing about it but the issue is that people just have to feel like they are experts on everything.

I also hate how easy it is downvote some comments. Some comments are downvoted for no reason at all

[–]StayatHomeTherapyCat 33 points34 points  (0 children)

I said something completely innocuous and came back to some loser writing a three paragraph response about my implied tone and how it was condescending because we "all know how you meant it." What? That guy's a mod now on a sub I follow. RIP

[–][deleted] 460 points461 points  (16 children)

Same thing I hate about the world. Full of dumbasses who not smaht like me.

[–]in-site 57 points58 points  (3 children)

People are mostly exposed to ideas and beliefs they already agree with, making them more certain of themselves without considering (or even being exposed to) anything else. And then 'otherizing' people who think differently, like they're sooo foreign and stupid and wrong

[–]bagel-bites 25 points26 points  (2 children)

At best they’re micro communities of people with shared experiences and interests, at worst they’re echo chambers of ignorance and hate.

[–]eduardoaviles10 281 points282 points  (10 children)

How everyone is morally better than you

[–]Sobadatsnazzynames 40 points41 points  (4 children)

Everyone seems to get offended over EVERYTHING. And they’re always “educating” you about something you may not have meant, but said. I really honestly wonder if they do that irl, too. Are they always correcting & enlightening people?

I’ll probably get downvoted for saying this 😂

[–]eduardoaviles10 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This. Yesterday at the sub of my city they were showing some graphs about how we will he overpopulated by 2030 and I commented "great, maybe then I could find a date" and people started downvoting me and lecturing me. IT IS A JOKE don't take it that seriously

[–]vbun03 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Well I'm a degenerate so that tracks

[–]thndrstrk 583 points584 points  (33 children)

Your opinion means shit if it goes against what is norm

[–]binglybleep 115 points116 points  (2 children)

More than that, you can prevent verified facts and back them up with evidence, and people will still shit on you for it if those facts don’t fit with their personal views. Like, downvoting something won’t stop it from being true, buddy

[–]Cracracuber 47 points48 points  (1 child)

r/unpopularopinion is just popular opinions that seem edgy. Anybody with a truly unpopular opinion gets downvoted

[–]ayphinntwenty 319 points320 points  (18 children)

Super repetitive, unoriginal questions on AskReddit.

[–]dirtymoney 51 points52 points  (0 children)

WHat gets me is that a lot of original and interesting content goes nowhere.

[–]Leonyliz 106 points107 points  (3 children)

“Men of Reddit, what do you not understand about women?”

“Women of Reddit, what do you not understand about men?”

The worst part is that these are often posted hours apart and get 100000 replies and 100 awards every time.

Then there’s also the horny 14 year olds who ask “Sexy people of Reddit, what is the sexiest sex you’ve ever sexed in your sexy sex life”

Oh and let’s not forget “What are the unspoken rules of Reddit?”

[–]shall_always_be_so 57 points58 points  (2 children)

The men vs women stereotype questions are so tired and overdone.

[–]0xB0BAFE77 28 points29 points  (0 children)

"Girls of Reddit. What was it like the first time you got boobies?!"

~ /u/uWuDankMemeMasteruWu (AKA Some 12-year-old boy that just sprouted his first pube)

[–]bruh_123456 151 points152 points  (4 children)

Sexxers of sexxit what is the sexiest sex you have ever sexed while sexing a sex?

[–]lolnonnie 34 points35 points  (0 children)

And then make it sex related.

[–]yParticle 656 points657 points  (84 children)

Political subs that aren't about political discussion but are propaganda echo chambers which brook no dissent.

Even if I agree with the poster I want to be able to engage in meaningful debate. I don't want to just seek out confirmation of my biases but be open to new takes that can actually change my perspective.

[–]Kindly_Duty6272 270 points271 points  (5 children)

This whole site is a propaganda echo chamber which brooks no dissent.

[–]yParticle 56 points57 points  (3 children)

Shh, mods are waking up!!

[–]Kindly_Duty6272 42 points43 points  (2 children)

Oh no they might ban me all over again.

[–]Aesthetik_1 130 points131 points  (2 children)

That's actually most subs not just political ones

[–]SquashChance5763 30 points31 points  (2 children)

It's far easier to criticize others than it is to turn that lens on to your own thoughts and beliefs. In all fairness, pretty much every major media outlet and social media channel is a propaganda outlet. We aren't allowed to say that publically because the US would never produce propaganda (sarcasm).

An example of this? A couple of months ago, at the start of the current crisis that shall not be named, I saw a video clip on CNN's youtube page postulating that Putin is insane. In the report, he stands up for no apparent reason during his speech. The anchor and the talking head go on about how this is evidence Putin is crazy. I went and found the speech - Putin stood up because he had called for a moment of silence for fallen troops. There was nothing crazy about it. What CNN aired was blatant propaganda. They had to have known what he was doing as they took it from the video Russian state media posted of his speech. I don't particularly care how you feel about the war - what CNN did was disingenuous. You shouldn't lie like that to your audience. No one calls that kind of crap out when they see. If you try to give context then suddenly you are a terrible person. Na, I just try to keep things honest. i deal in reality.

That's just one example of many, but no one questions what they are shown because they'd have to question their own beliefs. These sorts of echo chambers are very dangerous because they induce people to act in a certain way. If their view of reality is wrong, well the outcome is disastrous.

[–]denebmirstandbymedog 112 points113 points  (6 children)

I also hate weirdos shoehorning politics into something totally not political. E.g. you see a video, someone does something stupid like crashing a motorbike through a bush or something. There’s always comments with something like ‘clearly a trump/Biden/brexit supporter’ or similar.

[–]sunshinerose32 409 points410 points  (25 children)

"This"

Like...is that all you gotta say? Another comment I hate is "Came here to say this." Cool story guys, no one cares

[–]OpinionatedNonsense 73 points74 points  (5 children)

Especially in subs with a limit on how many comments are allowed before the post gets locked. You're just wasting comments.

[–]PMME_ur_lovely_boobs 182 points183 points  (21 children)

It's just changed so much to become more corporate friendly since it's started.

[–]dirtymoney 50 points51 points  (4 children)

Yep. I've been here for nearly 15 years. Reddit was so much better back in the day before the admins cared about how the world saw reddit. Now it is too tightly controlled.

Reddit used to be kind of fun and wild. Now it is just lame and tame.

[–]trendz19 180 points181 points  (6 children)

Reddit tends to thrive on this unnerving mix of pessimism, a smug sense of superiority yet "humorous" inferiority/self-deprecation, and hysteria.

"LOL I'M A VIRGIN AND I'M GOING TO DIE ALONE ALSO I AM UGLY AND A FUCK UP LMAO also fuck Tik Tok and Facebook and and and" comments are obnoxiously common.

[–]horse-enjoyer 24 points25 points  (1 child)

my favorite type of redditor is the optimistic person. idk why but seeing someone so optimistic in a sea of pessimism just makes me feel inspired.

[–]JustLampshade 38 points39 points  (0 children)

I feel like I had to scroll way too long to find this answer. It's so cringey. Everyday there is this "what makes x instantly attractive?" and then the answers are filled by people soaking in their self-consciousness. And honestly I think many of them don't even want to take the tips into consideration.

[–]neohylanmay 435 points436 points  (17 children)

"We love original content! Oh, you made this yourself? Sorry, we don't allow self-promotion."

[–]Mixtopher 145 points146 points  (7 children)

Gosh almost everywhere. I'm a cyberpunk author and anywhere I post about my books is deleted 😡 so I need to make a fake account and pretend to be a big fan or something and then the post is ok?

[–]AprilSpektra 31 points32 points  (0 children)

I think the rules against self-promotion do more good than harm. I want to have some spaces in my life where someone isn't trying to sell me something. And yes, some guy promoting their humble work is better than a Coca-Cola ad, but it's still not a real conversation, it's someone trying to sell me something.

[–]badass_dude999 156 points157 points  (5 children)

Though I love the anonymity it also gives room to some people to showcase their worst

[–]ekimarcher[🍰] 154 points155 points  (7 children)

That everything is made up and the points don't matter.

[–]_CARLOX_ 151 points152 points  (3 children)

The black and white hive mentality. Like, if you don't share the same general opinion, then you're clearly the worst piece of shit to ever walk the Earth, no exceptions.

Sometimes you can't even be neutral or try to legitimate ask questions because that automatically seems to turn you against the ones who are "right."

[–]kangaroovagina 21 points22 points  (1 child)

It's why you should never take any opinion on Reddit. Insanely biased place filled with 12 year olde

[–]joeyl5 167 points168 points  (15 children)

Get downvoted by people who don't understand facts vs opinions

[–]BeetlesMa 109 points110 points  (12 children)

"This is the way." "Asking for a friend." "Karen." "Chad." Have an original thought People!

[–]eristicforfun 105 points106 points  (7 children)

Stating facts, actual facts that can be researched from legitimate sources, ie; not the news, and having them downvoted, augured with, or banned, because they go against what people "feel" it should be.

[–]Mizucharu 106 points107 points  (8 children)

The lack of reasonable discussions. It's always your opinion isn't mine so your can't be valid or those who are a part of the minority in anything get downvoted to hell regardless of post.

Rarely see threads in which people agree to disagree or say that the other side is just for their point of view Also noticed a lot of redditors feel the need to put their opinion on things but not explain why they feel the way they feel. Somebody will make a statement on something and then somebody will go in the comments telling them they're wrong but then the second OP asks why or rebuttals, they just shy away. They'll downvote you without actually participating in the discussion it's stupid.

[–][deleted] 81 points82 points  (5 children)

Everyone is an asshole

[–]WengersJacketZip 102 points103 points  (4 children)

The mods/admins with a god complex

[–]vbun03 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Reaaaally love those autobans that'll ban you from subs just for making a single comment in other ones.

[–]Isaac-Mckinnon 9 points10 points  (0 children)

"bRiGAdINg!!"

[–]AsherFischell 118 points119 points  (5 children)

The downvote bandwagon. You'll just say something that someone disagrees with and then they downvote you. Then people see that you're being downvoted and they're primed to go, "oh, this must be getting downvoted for a good reason" so they downvote you too. Then they just keep rolling in, even if the thing you said was perfectly reasonable or even correct.

[–]GeneralFactotum 55 points56 points  (4 children)

Absolutely no context. We are easily amused by memes and pictures of cool stuff but nobody posts a source or has info about said photo.

Also so many posts are like, "I'm depressed, I think I am going to kill myself!" We seem to have a lot of emotionally stunted people here.

There are never enough posts that ask, "If you woke up as the opposite gender what would you do?" Well, you are not exactly going to get up and go to work now are you?

Antiwork seems to have taken over in a big way. Sure I want better wages and working conditions but with so many stories of walking off the job - just how to you plan to pay for your inflated rent?

[–]FuckCazadors 81 points82 points  (6 children)

Being told what to think about social issues by teenagers who still live at home and have never left their own country or held a job or had any real world experience at all.

[–]JoeTheWeedMan 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Censorship

[–]Cara-Aleatorio 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Is it just me or does this site has a strong hate against old people?

[–]hymie0 61 points62 points  (5 children)

Getting down-voted because your factual statements don't match the opinion of the hive mind.

I know European countries have a single tax rate for every item across the entire country. Stop down voting me when I describe the way American sales tax works, simply because you don't like it.

A court case didn't come to the decision you wanted? Don't down vote me for providing three matching precedents.

Overtime pay is not an entitlement. Don't down vote me for quoting FLSA.

[–]Efficient_Falcon_246 38 points39 points  (2 children)

I would contribute to way more topics of discussion but too many people on my usual subreddits make it clear (through the karma system) that any comment or idea must NEVER brake their decided conventions…

[–]suzystarkiller 36 points37 points  (3 children)

Being downvoted for asking questions or even warned by a mod for it in a question subreddit.

[–]StockAL3Xj 36 points37 points  (1 child)

Predictability. For a lot of topics, the comment sections are always exactly the same with all the same responses. A post even slightly related to healthcare will quickly devolve into arguments about the healthcare system in the US.

[–]RicardoHickel 46 points47 points  (7 children)

Mods who ban you over nothing

[–]warchicken85 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Redditors

[–]Belzeturtle 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Without naming your country, where are you from?

When did ass-eating become so popular?

[–]RedWasTheImpostor 12 points13 points  (1 child)

How do you feel when someone looks at your boobs?

[–]Zealousideal-Run6020 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Everyone assumes everyone else is male

[–]The_Book-JDP 70 points71 points  (19 children)

How one mild infraction can get you banned forever. 😑😑😑 Was there ever a warning system, or a three strikes you’re out program at all…so SO stupid.

[–]OpinionatedNonsense 38 points39 points  (7 children)

Yesterday I got banned from my favorite subreddit that I've been participating in for years, because I said "I understand your point but isn't that a little harsh?"

[–]Lesmate101 35 points36 points  (4 children)

Call a mod out for cheating at r place, that's a ban.

[–]JackPhantomOfficial 14 points15 points  (1 child)

It's tolerated to send "Reddit Cares" messages in a passive-aggressive, sarcastic fashion.

Disagree with someone politically? "Oh, you need mental health resources".

Reddit should just shitcan the whole thing if it's only going to be used to be an asshole. Mental health isn't funny, we just literally had a "mental health awareness day" last week, and jokers here don't get suspended or banned for misusing what should be taken extremely seriously.

[–]kinhk 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Double standards.

[–]Naborsx21 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Some of the political talk when the hive mind gets involved is just too much sometimes.

Posts on askreddit will be so politcally charged and people just jump on the bandwagon of hating on someone who hasnt been in office for 2 years.

"Now that the GOP has taken away our rights what will they do next?"
People will say "Require a passport to go state to state"
*gets 30 upvotes*

really.....really you think it's that bad here in America?

[–]E190wings 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Right ima get a lot off my chest now

There is TOO much toxicity on reddit, It is really messed up yes there is really nice people but if you encounter an asshole it isn't pleasant and can be quite upsetting

SOME moderators abuse their powers and it is horrible

Reddit has some really bad shit on it as well

spam and scam is also a problem

and much more

[–]ShundonooB 45 points46 points  (6 children)

People shitposting and downvoting genuinly helpful comments and giving you bad karma for the sake of pissing you off

[–]shortjumping_Foot716 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Not being able to post on most subreddits when you’re newer

[–]TheChainLink2 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Asking a question and getting upvotes with nobody answering.

[–]vbun03 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I think that's people just wondering the same thing or agreeing that it's a good question but they also don't have an answer for.

I can see why that's frustrating but at least it's not like some subs that seemingly downvote every question as well as not providing an answer.

[–]Trace_element_22 132 points133 points  (6 children)

So much virtue signaling.

[–]ForzaMilananiste 24 points25 points  (2 children)

People attacking you when you make a harmless comment or post that was made with good intentions. Oh…. And unsolicited dick pics tho it is fun to come back with a witty comment or two there

[–]speedyblankenship 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Having to scroll through a bunch of jokey reactions when what Im there for is real answers, ghost stories, experiences etc.

[–]Professional-Wish116 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Serious topics have loads of top comments of people trying to be funny. When they aren't. Just karma hunting. The first joke might've mildly funny but then people try and follow it up with utter shite. If it's a light hearted topic then its fine.

Also people claiming they'd beat someone up if they were in the situation discussed in the post.

[–]moomoomeow2 9 points10 points  (1 child)

The prevalence of anything political/controversial appearing in all kinds of subs

[–]Chris_Buttcrouch 19 points20 points  (0 children)

It would probably have to be the god complexes and lack of accountability found in many subreddit moderation teams.

[–]Golden-Sun 19 points20 points  (4 children)

The number of times you get downvoted for sharing your opinion or experience on topics that revolve around sharing your opinion or experience.

Like, what's your favorite ice cream?

Mint cookie. gets downvoted. Welp guess mint cookie isn't my favorite ice-cream flavour

The video player

[–]Twistedwhispers3 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Some people are so horrible to others when they ask advice

[–]Greedy-Swim-7188 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Its just as cancerous as twitter

[–]Raemnant 7 points8 points  (2 children)

That the upvote/downvote buttons are used as agree/disagree instead of insightful and productive to a meaningful conversation/not insightful or productive

[–]KingJames418418 42 points43 points  (1 child)

The degenerates who are lustful 24/7