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noeatnosleep  ·  1138 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: October 28th: What are you reading this week?

But I don't want to read any more Card! =(




kleinbl00  ·  1138 days ago  ·  link  ·  
flagamuffin  ·  1137 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Did you read Earthhome or Earthbound or whatever

It was a disaster.

I did really enjoy the Xenocide books, once, years ago. It was just such an odd direction to go from Ender's Game. I bet the novelty has worn off.

kleinbl00  ·  1137 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ender's Game, as a short story, ended with Ender blowing up the alien homeworld, realizing he'd committed genocide, staring blankly into the distance, and then the two military guys are at a playground saying "huh. Kids!" The end. There really wasn't anywhere to go with it. That weird-ass 4th act Card tagged on to the novel exists pretty much so that he could dig himself out of a definitively done story.

A storyteller that didn't see himself as the messiah reborn would have finished with Ender in Book 1 and then followed a different POV.

tehstone  ·  1137 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What is that sub?

edit: nevermind

noeatnosleep  ·  1138 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm glad I'm not the only person who feels this way. It's good confirmation for me.

Also, I didn't realize you were a redditor/moderator. Heh. I feel like i should have known that, somehow.

Do you ever get on snoonet?

kleinbl00  ·  1138 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm almost positive you messaged the modmail of /r/hubski like three days ago. ;-)

I'm not just a redditor, I'm a monster of the ancient deep. I'm in the first Upvoted podcast. However, since I abandoned modding my last default, I'm only over there like every third or fourth day. The place has changed a whole bumch.

noeatnosleep  ·  1138 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Haha, I think I did.

I need to reddit less. I used to have 4 defaults, including /r/music, and /r/politics and all kinds of medium level subs on top of that... I've slowed back to just /r/gadgets, /r/history and /r/politics. I'm considering going to just /r/gadgets one of these days, and that's mainly because I am the top (2nd technically, but boss has been inactive for years) mod and I built the subreddit from 10k people to the default it is now.

It eats my time and my mind up, though. I'm so frustrated with the admins and the website in general, and it shouldn't bother me anywhere close to as much as it does.

I do have a massive amount of time invested... I have written tons of bots and tools and even run my own website dedicated to things like that. (http://noeatnosleep.me)

I have to figure out when I should put it down and why, and then do it.

kleinbl00  ·  1137 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Fuck yeah! I used bot_watchman, seo_killer and ban_pruner extensively! We've talked about this.

I walked away from r/movies and it felt like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. It's been downhill since jedberg left, but once Alexis came back and demonstrated beyond a reasonable doubt that not only did he not get it, he also didn't give a fuck... well, I didn't wanna give 'em my time anymore.

francopoli  ·  1137 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I used to spend 20+ hours a week engaged on Reddit. Now it might be 30 minutes for the week, and that is to only look at the local subreddit. The community there has really changed in the last year or so, hasn't it? I mean Reddit has been getting younger over time as more people find the site, but even the non-defaults have, IMO, seen a drop in quality.

I was looking hard at voat, but with the FPH invasion, they turned that place into a shit fest. If I want a shit fest, I'll hang out on the chan boards.

Hubski is neat, and the people are interesting, so I'm here for the duration.

noeatnosleep  ·  1137 days ago  ·  link  ·  

voat has been crap since day 1. I won't be caught dead there.

I don't think Reddit has changed as much as some people say; it's changed some, but I'm almost ten years older than I was when I started on Reddit. I've changed.

someguyfromcanada  ·  1137 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Damn I did not even correlate you with /r/history. I knew several of those co-mods until I dumped reddit. I modded tons of SFWPs and /r/food and a few others.

noeatnosleep  ·  1137 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Awesome!

I'll be gone before long, I think.

someguyfromcanada  ·  1136 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah I was really involved with redditgifts/secretsanta and their sale to reddit was the beginning of the end for me. The entire culture of the modding and subreddit changed. One failed initiative after another without any input from the community and no advance notice to the mods even though we had to deal with the consequences.

I was literally told at one point that redditgifts was no longer responsible to the community but to the CEO. I understand that but it was such an incredibly dramatic shift and the mods were not even told of that shift when it happened as they just stopped responding to reasonable requests and questions. And now the two founders and their first mod and hire are all gone. Within months after the founders were given the ultimatum to move back to SF from SLC (where they had moved to from SF for very serious family issues.) And then they fired someone essentially because he had medical issues. That is just cruel. Then the safe space stuff. And then a bunch of other people I liked got fired, etc. etc. and I decided I just could not be supportive of that anymore. Too bad because even though I blocked most of it I really did enjoy certain little pockets.