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Huffmeister
09-26-2012, 11:51 AM
Does anyone check out reddit.com? If so, what are some of the subreddits that you visit?

Here are some of the non-default subreddits that I subscribed to:

/r/kansascitychiefs (http://www.reddit.com/r/kansascitychiefs)
/r/kansascity (http://www.reddit.com/r/kansascity)
/r/rush (http://www.reddit.com/r/rush)
/r/gameofthrones (http://www.reddit.com/r/gameofthrones)
/r/torchlight (http://www.reddit.com/r/torchlight)
/r/adamcarolla (http://www.reddit.com/r/adamcarolla)
/r/creepy (http://www.reddit.com/r/creepy)
/r/shortscarystories (http://www.reddit.com/r/shortscarystories)
/r/imgoingtohellforthis (http://www.reddit.com/r/imgoingtohellforthis) (offensive humor)

DaFace
09-26-2012, 11:51 AM
I'm a daily lurker. I've got too many subreddits to list, though.

Los Pollos Hermanos
09-26-2012, 11:54 AM
I have no idea what reddits is.

I'm old.

Buehler445
09-26-2012, 12:34 PM
I have no idea what reddits is.

I'm old.

Me either. But I'm younger than DaFace. :(

Tribal Warfare
09-26-2012, 12:38 PM
are you guys talking about RSS feeds in general?

Chest Rockwell
09-26-2012, 12:41 PM
Does anyone check out reddit.com? If so, what are some of the subreddits that you visit?

I am aware of Reddit, but rarely visit anything but the local area subs for my location because everything else on there that's interesting gets posted somewhere else I already have in my rss feeds anyway.

BryanBusby
09-26-2012, 12:54 PM
A terrible fucking place that was supporting pedo's until they were harassed about it.

Buck
09-26-2012, 01:18 PM
Too many to list but mostly r/NFL or r/MagicTCG

hometeam
09-26-2012, 04:40 PM
r/guildwars2

DaFace
09-26-2012, 05:14 PM
A terrible fucking place that was supporting pedo's until they were harassed about it.

That's a bit inaccurate. Reddit is more of an infrastructure backbone than a community in and of itself. There was indeed a subreddit (aka subforum) that got shut down due to pedo shit, but it's not like that was a big, thriving community or anything.

It's almost like saying that vBulletin sucks because of people on ChiefsPlanet.

DaFace
09-26-2012, 05:20 PM
are you guys talking about RSS feeds in general?

No, reddit is a web site where users can submit links into a nearly infinite number of subreddits (kind of like starting a thread on ChiefsPlanet). Other users then "upvote" or "downvote" those submissions, which determine how high the link shows up on the "front page." They use a time-based algorithm, so topics that are new and active end up on the front page, but eventually get replaced by new stuff, so it's a constantly changing "front page of the internet."

The normal front page itself is nifty for killing some time, but the real value of reddit exists in its various subreddits. If you sign up for an account, you can pick and choose which ones you want to show up on your own personalized front page. If you get rid of all the defaults (which are largely full of crap submissions these days), you can really find a cool way to find links you're interested in quickly.

BigRedChief
09-26-2012, 05:26 PM
A terrible fucking place that was supporting pedo's until they were harassed about it.it use to be a step up from 4 chan but in all fairness they are trying to go mainstream and cracking down on the over the top stuff.

KcMizzou
09-26-2012, 06:40 PM
I'm on there a lot at work between customers. I like the AMA, AskReddit, and TIL (Today I Learned) stuff.

The AMA's (Ask Me Anything) are probably my favorite. Really interesting stuff, from celebrities, down to people who are or have been homeless, just answering questions and telling their stories.

There was one on there the other day from someone who's been teaching english in South Korea for a few years, which is something my brother in law is considering.

DaFace
09-26-2012, 06:53 PM
Definitely agree - r/iama is one of my favorites for sure.

KcMizzou
09-26-2012, 07:01 PM
What's the story with the downfall of Digg? Wasn't it supposed to be similar?

Reddit's huge, and Digg's pretty much a failure.

pimpchief
09-26-2012, 07:02 PM
What's the story with the downfall of Digg? Wasn't it supposed to be similar?

Reddit's huge, and Digg's pretty much a failure.

Facebook/myspace

Buck
09-26-2012, 07:02 PM
What's the story with the downfall of Digg? Wasn't it supposed to be similar?

Reddit's huge, and Digg's pretty much a failure.
Facebook/myspace


http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2012/07/13/facebook-didnt-kill-digg-reddit-did/

Buck
09-26-2012, 07:07 PM
I'm on there a lot at work between customers. I like the AMA, AskReddit, and TIL (Today I Learned) stuff.

The AMA's (Ask Me Anything) are probably my favorite. Really interesting stuff, from celebrities, down to people who are or have been homeless, just answering questions and telling their stories.

There was one on there the other day from someone who's been teaching english in South Korea for a few years, which is something my brother in law is considering.

TIL is probably my favorite default.

iama is cool, but personally, I'm not a huge fan of reddit's comment's system, so I don't really enjoy the AMA's that much.

I usually don't go on TIL for a month and then I'll hit Top > Month, and enjoy myself for the next 4 hours.

Sannyasi
09-26-2012, 07:08 PM
What's the story with the downfall of Digg? Wasn't it supposed to be similar?

Reddit's huge, and Digg's pretty much a failure.

There was a mass exodus from Digg to Reddit after the release of a particularly shitty new version of Digg.

KcMizzou
09-26-2012, 07:08 PM
http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2012/07/13/facebook-didnt-kill-digg-reddit-did/Good read, thanks.

mikeyis4dcats.
09-26-2012, 07:26 PM
/gonewild

hometeam
09-26-2012, 07:39 PM
ahh i forgot about /iama ! Great place to learn about people/things outside your normal scope

KcMizzou
09-26-2012, 08:59 PM
ahh i forgot about /iama ! Great place to learn about people/things outside your normal scopeSome of (what you'd think would be) the most mundane shit... turns out to be pretty interesting.

Huffmeister
09-26-2012, 11:11 PM
The AMA's (Ask Me Anything) are probably my favorite. Really interesting stuff, from celebrities, down to people who are or have been homeless, just answering questions and telling their stories.

Yeah, they had one the other day asking for people who had ever killed someone in self defense. Some of the responses were pretty interesting. Although it is the internet, so you have to take them with a grain of salt.

BryanBusby
09-27-2012, 01:02 PM
That's a bit inaccurate. Reddit is more of an infrastructure backbone than a community in and of itself. There was indeed a subreddit (aka subforum) that got shut down due to pedo shit, but it's not like that was a big, thriving community or anything.

It's almost like saying that vBulletin sucks because of people on ChiefsPlanet.
Not really, as vBulletin wasn't hosting terrible people of ChiefsPlanet and defending them, like reddit was with pedos.

it use to be a step up from 4 chan but in all fairness they are trying to go mainstream and cracking down on the over the top stuff.
They only cracked down on it because of the pressure they got over it. The people that maintained reddit knew their place was a hub to swap child porn for a long while and they seemed to be cool with it.

rocknrolla
09-27-2012, 01:51 PM
I have no idea what reddits is.

I'm old.

Me too. I ave no clue.

kaplin42
09-27-2012, 08:52 PM
Thanks to this thread, I decided to actually give reddit a chance. Then I found /r/gone wild and then I fa.....err smiled for awhile.

KcMizzou
09-27-2012, 08:59 PM
Thanks to this thread, I decided to actually give reddit a chance. Then I found /r/gone wild and then I fa.....err smiled for awhile.Never heard of that. Never been there. Ahem.

Dave Lane
09-28-2012, 08:43 AM
It's almost like saying that vBulletin sucks because of people on ChiefsPlanet.

Well pre-Black Bob they may have had a point.

Los Pollos Hermanos
09-28-2012, 09:04 PM
Why is everyone showing Zach Braff their boobs?

DaFace
09-28-2012, 09:06 PM
Why is everyone showing Zach Braff their boobs?

http://i.imgur.com/WlLAw.png

KcMizzou
09-28-2012, 09:10 PM
http://i.imgur.com/WlLAw.pngLMAO

Well.... he's right.

BigRedChief
09-28-2012, 10:28 PM
Thanks to this thread, I decided to actually give reddit a chance. Then I found /r/gone wild and then I fa.....err smiled for awhile.you need to get out more often. ;)

BigRedChief
09-28-2012, 10:34 PM
LMAO

Well.... he's right.and now everyone is going to know and start posting their own "sexy" pics on our feed. Thanks, we have more of these to sort through now
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRNt_vamwQuJzwIXWow0QB9DOrYXCaMg3MpACLGRsZnI2Txhhwowg

KcMizzou
10-01-2012, 09:29 PM
Ron White's got an IAMA on there right now, that's one of the better ones I've read. (from a celeb, anyway.)

Huffmeister
10-02-2012, 06:04 AM
Ron White's got an IAMA on there right now, that's one of the better ones I've read. (from a celeb, anyway.)

Yeah, not all of the celeb AMAs are great, but I do like that Redditors at least ask different questions than the canned ones that they use on the press junkets. And it's a good way to promote whatever their project is, so I'm hoping more and more people will be inclined to do it.

Bump
10-02-2012, 05:45 PM
so what is the purpose of this site? I looked around, is it like a huge message board or something?

Huffmeister
10-03-2012, 05:08 AM
so what is the purpose of this site? I looked around, is it like a huge message board or something?

It is kinda like a huge message board. Users create threads by posting links to other sites (news articles, wiki pages, imgur pictures, etc) and people comment on them. But there are a few things that make it unique:

(1) Rankings - Members of the community can "upvote" or "downvote" threads. That way the frontpage of the site is always the most popular content. The comments can also upvoted/downvoted, so when you open the thread the most popular/helpful comments are at the top.

(2) Subreddits - Subreddits are basically subforums that deal with one particular topic. For example, /r/nfl is a subreddit for NFL content. Pick a video game, hobby, celebrity, sports time, etc, and there's probably a subreddit for it. According to Wikipedia, there are over 67,000 subreddits to choose from.

I usually go there to check out subjects that I'm into. Another good subreddit is /r/askscience/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/). Post a science question and someone (usually several) will answer it. Of course, it's still the internet, so take it with all with a grain of salt, but they usually provide links to other sites to back up their explanations. Or at the very least someone else will chime in to tell them how wrong they are, then provide their own explanation. Fun stuff.

Mr. Plow
10-16-2012, 08:57 AM
Crap....just what I needed....another site to mess around on.