I was answering questions about war, as I have been for two years when I was accosted by an Admin for … my tone? The crime was dismissing and blocking people accusing me of being a, “c*** holster who should kill himself.” It was clear the Admin hand’y actually read anything. I caught the Admin lying repeatedly (too bad you can’t post screen shots here) and rather than concede even a single point clearly made and supported by the evidence, he just blew his stack and accused me of, “supporting genocide, advocating war crimes, and inciting hate speech.” He then permanently banned me. In doing so he had to link to the allegedly offending comment. It was, “I can see you just want to bash X, but I see no reason to deliberately bash an adversary.” Hate speech? When I reported this to rebut the false charge, all Reddit did was link to a different post - that one asking, “Do you really think all Russians all over the world, including those who fled Russia or were jailed for calling the war in Ukraine a war, are really about to murder kids by some dint of being born Russian?” Yep, confronting hate speech is hate speech. Death threats are fine, it’s that question that crossed the line. When they nuked the account m, they basically stole the credits I had purchased. Reddit has been fighting through the legal system to deny a small claim, only to have the court point to a better remedy - a charge back. The purchase is just outside apple’s refund date. Apple is nevertheless helping to ensure the chargeback only effects Reddit. My bank is a military bank, and they are motivated to ensure Reddit does not profit from this behavior. Reddit is paying is legal team to fight multiple corporations so that they can steal $11 from users by falsely calling them genocidal maniacs. They honestly believe this is a sound business model? The high rating seems to rely heavily on obvious review manipulation, and it certainly suckered me into the morass under false pretense. I should have paid more attention to the negative reviews. Reddit is apparently just a playground for mendacious and abusive employees to act like school yard bullies trying to steal lunch money. Avoid Reddit like the plague it is.
I was banned bc I commented on a Reddit discussion about how a certain porn star was not hot…thousands of “men” weighed in on the subject & I was just trying to warn them that porn addiction is real & ruined my marriage. I got banned from that sub Reddit almost immediately. Then I complained to the mods & they banned my entire account for “bullying” & “harressment” I’ve been bullied & harressed by NUMEROUS users on that account. A few I would block & bc on that app you can make multiple accounts, a few redditors would had more than 1 after I blocked them & kept messaging me! The app is FILLED with nudes & porn omg more than most porn sites I’d imagine! I don’t know how Apple keeps it in their App Store! I’ve messaged with at least 20 Redditors & they are all a lil or ALOT off & wanted to sext with me (the “men”) it’s a mental Verizon of Facebook. If you want to feel sane go on there for about 5 minutes. People down vote you for saying things like “I wish you’d love yourself” & people say how much they hate themselves or their lives & that’s fine but if you talk bad about porn….you’re banned. Utterly ridiculous. I’d LOVE to talk to the CEO of this company
Vitriolic, immature and toxic. These are but a few words to describe Reddit across its various communities. Belittling new members with honest, sincere questions and waging war on those with unpopular opinions. Each community is led by man-children with god complexes and are bequeathed with unchecked authority who promote their wholly single-minded view of reality and squash any other perspectives, should they dare to emerge from the woodwork. In addition, Reddit is also an excellent venue for propaganda to run rampant as it offers no means by which to suppress it (I have cited multiple of Reddit’s own community rules violations to a moderator and the concern was met with silence).
Hey, remember that time you wanted a permanent, unread message indicator reminding you to let Reddit send you pings so they squeeze as much ad revenue out of you as possible? No? Huh, that’s weird. Alright, well remember when you specifically asked that those pings be about nothing you were actually interested in? I mean as random seeming as possible? No? Are you sure??? Ok, but you have to remember how you demanded that more and more of your feed be full of ads, right? You really, really wanted Reddit gold to succeed so you wanted corporate to make it more and more frustrating to use this app without it, remember? Weird.
Shame on Reddit for shoving this app down my throat. The forceful way they make you get this is extremely anti-consumer.
P.S mods will randomly ban you if they are in a bad mood and don’t like your politics, and when it gives you the option to ask why you were banned they will not even respond. Very toxic as far as forum go. Also I had never seen videos of people dying or photos of dead babies until some random psycho would post such things in random subreddits and you’ve seen them before you know what’s happened. These things make Reddit toxic at best and a crime against humanity at worst.
What can you say about a site that allows a video of Russian soldiers castrating Ukrainian and then perma bans you for saying that we shouldn’t allow Russia to continue tormenting the rest of Europe. I’ve used Reddit for quite awhile, had a few sub suspensions here and there, but was actually mind blown at the reaction to Reddit over my comment. I mean come on, the site allows the gathering of pedophiles trying to justify the act of fantasizing about children. Let’s just hope that a large investor steers clear of this venture. This site is radioactive, you’ll never get it cleaned up.
The app itself isn’t bad, as it’s a great way to find new information. Some of the communities are very welcoming.
A worryingly large number of the user base conduct themselves poorly. For every person that lifts you up, two more will put you down. It really is a shame, as this was at once the BEST social media platform. Now you will have to navigate the deplorables to find what value is left on Reddit.
Not the app’s fault. You never know what audience will conglomerate on your platform in the end. Just be aware the glory days are over.
The app is decent. The ads are obnoxious but my biggest gripe is not being able to see the comment I’m typing if it’s more than a few lines long. I can’t expand the comment field which makes commenting a bad experience. Sometimes when I write a comment I can expand the text box to see what I’m writing. Other times it will say “review community rules” and the expand button isn’t visible. If I write more than a few lines my phones keyboard hides the rest of the comment. Mildly infuriating - please fix.
It’s a good app when you’re scrolling in app, but if you Google something and some Reddit answers come up, and it declares it mature (sometimes it’s not actually mature, yet still pops up), it requires you to open in app. Problem is, all it does is bring me to the App Store to download it, even though it’s already downloaded. Then I hit “open” on the App Store and it’s just the home page. That seems like a big flaw
You people support the sexual indoctrination of children at all levels with gender ideology. You are a filth to society that needs to be stopped by any and all means necessary. You are predators, you groom children into this cult like mentality void from reality for your own sick sexual desires. You should all be ashamed and immediately hurl yourselves from the top of the closest bridge to you.