Please point out something legitimately wrong with those subreddits instead of just implying they're shitty by association with reddit.
There are hard working people contributing great stuff and it just bothers me when people say stuff like this without pointing anything specific out.
Everything on the Internet was much better before advertisers were willing to spend real money on the Internet. It was also better before the influencers, celebrities, and (frankly) less educated joined.
Once the advertisers began to take the Internet seriously, and companies committed to an advertising model, everything went to hell. Likely stuffed with junk, or if it's not, make sure to check your spambox in case someone real is trying to contact you. Nobody answers calls because they're mostly telemarketers. There's too much content now, and it's mostly low value.
Looking at what people were uploading and what people were watching leaves me feeling a bit wistful.
It seems like it was a more authentic place before the money caught up with it. Covered in billboards, in a tacky Red Queen race that nobody actually wins. Nobody talks to each other in part because people who appear friendly are often trying to sell you something.
Then putting them on cards on their search engine, triggering a gazillion unsuccessful antitrust lawsuits, only to see they all still aren‘t used.
Then shelving half of them 5 years later and killing all the content forever.
Vastly different communities inhabiting the same body. You could find lossless music that there's 0 chance that you could find anywhere else (legally or not). It's also gotten more like those sites since people have invited more people from those sites that I can tell. Just as I ignore certain people in my day to day life, I also want to filter them out of my Internet experience.signal: noise is a thing.I semi-chalk it up to the fact that the average age of the forum users is around 30-35 years old.The main thing that has kept SA high quality is the registration fee.It's like the forum equivalent of skimmed milk, where the fat in the milk are the analogous "toxic people".
Tildes is a nice place as well.https:// of the Web" since 1999A broad set of interests are represented there, not just programming or technology focused.Overall, it's a good community for general discussion of things happening on and offline.