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pianississimo  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are your strengths?

What is this reddit post that everyone keeps talking about? I must have missed it but I really hope all the annoying people of reddit just stay there. Any who, to answer your question, i think one of my biggest strengths are optimism and compassion. That almost sounds like a generic interview answer, but it is what it is. I don't know why and how I have become so optimistic in life, but I cannot seem to find a situation in my life, no matter how sad, where I haven't felt overly optimistic about the outcome. And really, it might not have always turned out to be good but optimism doesn't seem to leave me. No complaints there!





ifvibhu  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The post: www.reddit.com/r/TheoryOfReddit/comments/15goza/is_reddit_experiencing_a_brain_drain_of_sorts_or/

AugustWest  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I came here as a result of this post

ifvibhu  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So did i, the lack of content is annoying, but the content is better here and the layout is cooler.

user-inactivated  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't care what the content is as much as I want a better discussion about the content, and that's why I switched. On reddit, you'd sometimes get similar articles, but the comments would be a ton of puns and stupid memes, with the longer posts downvoted because they were too long. I hope to never see tl;dr's on this site.

ifvibhu  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah that is the problem with reddit, nobody wants good quality discussion, just look at something like r/atheism.

UK  ·  2615 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No. Don't look at it.

In all seriousness, I like the fact this site is more 'discussionee'; Reddit lends itself to being consumed quickly and easily and I guess that sums up its whole 'TLDR'ish nature.

harryjames  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Fairly confident most of the people here are from Reddit or Digg in the first place. Try /r/bestof.

pianississimo  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I still browse reddit myself, not going to lie but I have seen a considerable decline in the quality of posts lately. I heard about hubski randomly on the internet and have been lurking for a while. I am just glad that more people are participating here because hubski does have great discussion posts and interesting articles but it can get boring due to lack of content.

harryjames  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I understand totally. The phrase "meme graveyard" comes to mind. I mean, reddit has carried me a long way in terms of how I interact with social media, and it is still and always will be a great community, but EVERY comment is shot down. EVERY post the majority of people make are shot down, and thats just not fun. When I made my first post, I was astronished to recieve just a few comments. This is why hubski will attract lots of redditors. Unfortunatly I dont think it will ever overtake.

pianississimo  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, if you disagree with the hive mind, you will get downvoted to oblivion. That's basically the motto of reddit. And honestly, I hope it doesn't overtake reddit. Reddit is great for passing time and with filters in place, you can avoid some(obviously not all) annoying content. Hubski can be more of a mind bleach after a disappointing trip to reddit!

harryjames  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not only does disagreeing with hivemind get you downvoted, mind. Agreeing with the hivemind puts you in a circle jerk. When I started out on reddit, I got abuse for not understanding the trends of the site or using the right memes. Here, there is no unspoken stupid rules to conform to.

pianississimo  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

OH yea how dare you NOT KNOW WHAT THOSE MEAN! hhah...those are def silly, always made me laugh. It also makes me sad that now there is a total disregard for rules of subreddit and anything gets upvoted, even if it doesn't belong to the said subreddit. Like most of the r/facepalm posts are actually really funny. I guess it's okay that people are just upvoting based on how much it entertained them but seriously, if it doesn't fit..it doesn't fit.

harryjames  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Prime example, /r/wtf. Comments constantly ridden with stupid discussions about what is WTF, and then, the post itself which ISNT WTF. The mods just dont do anything, and the subreddit just slowly rots. Then, all the truly WTF post are gore.

pianississimo  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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harryjames  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Using top comments and posts may be the answer, but then new and original content dies.

jennings  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think you both have hit the nail on the head here.

harryjames  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The horrible fact is that most people are happy to participate in this decline and just adjust to the new content. A lot of my friends say that they just go on Reddit and just upvote anything mildly amusinsg, even though they know its drivel. Because, well, its just the way reddit is going. Contact the mods, comment if something is awfull, screw hivemind. Hivemind doesnt portray all of reddit, just the select few teenagers and circlejerks who are willing to impose their views over the entire site.

jennings  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Good for you. If things don't go my way or I am feeling worried about something coming up in life, I tend to just think 'it'll be fine. It always turns out fine.' and it always has. Maybe I'm just lucky or maybe that mindset puts you at ease and able to cope better..

The post.

pianississimo  ·  2616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I believe it's the mindset or the 'attitude' that gets one through tough times a lot more than than someone who is already in a dire situation and things are made worse with a horrible self deprecating attitude. That being said, that last statement is not an attack to people who cannot take the tough goings of life as well as others. Just a comparison of how things could be made worse with a pessimistic outlook in life.

PS: definitely appreciate the link to the infamous post! haha