I'm here because I like social aggregation sites, and Reddit is just too full of... well... people that just want to circlejerk. There is no discussion there in the larger subs, though the smaller subs are still pretty good. I belong to some smaller Reddit subs that I still enjoy, but the "big" subreddits are just the usual. You can read a headline, even if false/sensational, and know what all of the comments are going to be about even before clicking. Hubski is different in that regard, but I believe only because it's still smallish. Good discussion still happens here. But it lacks the population to make smaller niche hobbies/interests popular topics here.
I've had an account for over 3 years now, and was more active in the past. I got married, bought a house, had a daughter, and don't really spend a lot of time on sites like this, or on my computer in general. I still lurk, and occasionally comment, but that's about it. Even on a community like this, there's always a small handful of people that ruin it for me. So I just choose not to post, and read the links instead.
ALL communities on the internet suffer from that one or many free radical that shows up; That guy/girl that is always right and has to tell you why your opinions are wrong. Does he/she do that in real life? Probably not. But online, they get their kicks and ruin a lot of normal discussion between people. The reason I came here, yet the reason I don't participate much anymore, is because those people are everywhere online, even communities like this. But in the real world... they aren't there and don't have the same things to say. I get why people do it, but it's the one major downside of the internet discussion for me; some people aren't themselves. They play a part where they are the smartest, always right, have the right opinions on everything, and argue over the stupidest shit. I come to smaller communities like Hubksi to get away from them... but they are still here... They are everywhere on the internet.
Surprising... or maybe it isn't. That's why I came here, but that's also why I don't post much anymore.