The existence of multiple social platforms allows for too much chaos in the social space when a “Facebook status” for one could be a “tweet” or “meme” to another.
Friendly UI - Reddit’s form factor is strong, being that users can surround themselves with not only the media they wish to consume but what its vast and diverse user base promote and demote on a daily basis.
Reddit is still among other existing social platforms. If the form factor of all existing social platforms were to be condensed, akin to the newspapers of old, human consumption of media would be far more organized. Reddit is a crude go at that- a majority of the communities are informal and leave moderation to users who take personal stake in the guidelines of their “sub-Reddit”. Alongside the informalities of Reddit, I scroll by improperly sorted posts reaching popular status daily.
All of that taken into account the platform itself is incredibly useful when seeking trusted information which allows its users to formulate their own opinions on subjects presented to them. If given the proper support (higher clearance), Reddit could open our planet to properly presented information based on its karmic infrastructure.
...even though their platform and service is great, the powers that be hidden behind the frosted glass of their corner offices have a God complex like so many other big tech execs that makes them think they should censor some things they don’t like, agree with, or approve of other adults saying. Like when they intentionally prevented posts from a very popular subreddit about the President of the United States from being promoted to the front page of Reddit. They eventually removed that subreddit altogether. The most surprising thing of all the nonsense is how such intelligent, driven, and successful people on one hand can simultaneously be amazingly insecure losers to act with such hubris.
I absolutely love Reddit and use it quite a lot. However, I have two small problems. First, storage. The other day I noticed it was taking up over 2GB while is usually only took one. I don’t know why, but it might have something to do with how much pictures and videos I’ve loaded? Please add a way to delete unwanted data. Second is the server crashes. They don’t happen often, but occasionally the app refuses to work, not letting me view or post any posts. And I know it’s not my WiFi cause it it pretty decent. Other than that, Reddit is absolutely amazing and would recommend to other people
If you like facism, white guilt, silencing of unpopular opinions, porn, and circle jerking hive minds but hate freedom of speech, happiness in general, and the thought of not wanting to be an npc part of said circle jerking hive mind then this app is for you otherwise good luck with not being able to post or comment anything because you posted something that didn’t run with the hive mind mentality thus getting you downvoted into the abyss leaving you with no karma or because the dictator moderators banned you because you dare have a different opinion
I’m new to Reddit. When I got my account I didn’t personalize my name due to: 1.) not having anything creative in mind at the time & 2.) not wanting to use my real name as I prefer my privacy. Well, once I start getting into Reddit I thought of a name I’d like to use but quickly found out that my name can’t be changed...lol seems like a major social media platform such as Reddit would have that feature. The site is great and I’ve wanted one for a while, just wish it could be something that a user could customize.
I like Reddit for being able to join great communities. Recently I’ve noticed they have been using third party trackers to track my browsing history to a uncomfortable extent. I search products that I never look for on Reddit and all the sudden ads and subreddits pop up for these things. I had already deleted all socially media before this but dumbly assumed Reddit wouldn’t be like this but sadly they are taking notes from these social media giants. Sadly Reddit will be another app I’ll delete due to this.
I went on a relationship advice thread to ask for some..... relationship advice and my comment was deleted for asking about relationship advice...... this is literally why I even downloaded this app because I need advice from people that aren’t intimate with my situation (complete strangers) but apparently asking for advice on an advice thread is against guidelines for some reason so I will be deleting because it serves me no further purpose
overall i enjoy using this app, however i’ve been dealing with a bug for the last few months or so and it’s becoming really annoying. every time i upvote a comment and collapse said comment, 9 times out of 10 it will undo my upvote. so i have to constantly upvote, collapse, undo collapse, upvote the same comment again and then collapse again. small but REALLY annoying problem. please fix this, reddit team.
Y’all designed the ads like jerks. Ads should behave the same way as all other posts from a UI perspective. If it’s an image ad, I should be able to focus on the image without opening a link to the ad. I get y’all have to monetize your platform, I respect that even; but it is poor form for ads hidden as normal posts but then not even obey the UI rules the same as all other posts.
I’ve avoided Reddit for AGES because I thought it was for techy dudes and techy dudes only. Turns out, Reddit is full of ALL KINDS of people, most of them (in my limited, amateur experience anyway) very friendly and decent. Hats off to you, Reddit. Thanks for having me @evywallace author of Lifegasm Book I: Marshall’s Promise