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comment by Rieuxian
Rieuxian  ·  1833 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA: Welcome to Hubski, Redditors.

Thank you, Hubski. Thank you for existing. Thank you for being what I've always wanted the internet to be. I joined Reddit a few years ago looking for a community, a place to interact with people I would never otherwise have had the opportunity of interacting with. With a few exceptions strictly related to a few niche hobbies, it has not turned out to be that. However, I've kept up with it because, well, I don't know, to be honest. Conversations quickly devolve into like-minded "yes-manning" or attacks on anyone that dares disagree. It's truly been a disappointment.

Here, things seem different. People seem to want to talk. To discuss. To share. You've all also been so incredibly welcoming of us refugees, that I'm absolutely blown away. In the 21st century, the first site that autofills on your browser may as well be your home address, and I think I've finally found a nicer neighbor. Thanks again.

deepflows  ·  1831 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I concur. The last time I had such high hopes for a community, I was using a 56k modem and I was hopelessly naive. Now, I got a faster internet connection. Seriously, though - I thought places where longform text was appreciated, serious but friendly discussion could occur and the whole thing didn't scream "eventual cashgrab" were long extinct.