The one and only nice thing about the subreddit system is that while it makes actually navigating the site completely impossible it does however provide very rich, detailed niche ones. I for example whenever having a vidya question always find that there is an entire subreddit dedicted to just that one computer game. It's also very much like that with anything psychoactive, music etc.>>5483
To be fair though, at least redditors don't actually organize IRL harassment or gangstalking if you piss them off. It doesn't actually feel dangerous to post a controversial opinion without a proxy there. Retards on imageboards are way dumber, way more cancerous, way more groupthinky and hostile, and actually will fuck with you IRL. The worst example of this is probably 8 atm.
> Sure it's fine if you're just looking for information but I've never visited a subreddit that isn't full of retarded redditors.
Try going to /v/. I cannot even physically explain how bad it is.
>encourages the worst type of herd mentality
Again look at a shithole like /v/. Literally the only thing that really makes IBs different is the massive edginess and contrarianism mixed with anonymity where people post inflammatory or stupid remarks for no other reason than to piss people off or derail a thread. I think the upvote system is pretty terrible but the thing is, on a chan if somebody posts something that is actually right the thread dies, because it's not controversial and everyone agrees on it. Meanwhile disputable or blatantly wrong information stays at the top constantly as people keep bumping it.
In terms of retarded herd mentality honestly poltards are among the worst and they shit up every other board and go out of their way to try and find any kind of trick they can to silence dissent and discussion, since they're the one board on some kind of cancerous shitposting mission so it isn't just trolling or being stupid but going out of their way to try and subvert every other board turning it into another echochamber clone.
I think the main difference is redditors are annoying, smarmy, passive aggressive faggots, whereas imageboarders particularly poltards are just openly aggressive and hostile morons, but at least redditors are sometimes actually helpful.>>5493
>"yes this is a good change nice" comments goes to the top while the bitchy "this is a stupid idea" comments just get downvoted and people even consider them as "trolls" or whatever simply because they have a negative attitude.
Actually this might explain what I keep seeing on steam. hmmmm
>It's just weird and dishonest.
Both sites are full of manipulative assholes. You just like our manipulative dishonest assholes more. And I know what you mean, which is especially noticeable in an argument where they do that whole smiling while trying to stab you in the back thing. So in that regard the residents are a pretty good reminder of why I hate common humanity with such passion. But I still think our shitholes are indeed shitholes.
As for the "trolls" thing it's very conspicuous and imma try to figure that one out, because I have noticed this really bizarre thing like 1 in 10 or more people on steam do where whenever you disagree with them and call them an idiot they just say you're a "troll" or talk about "bait" completely misusing the word and trying to hide behind it rather than face any kind of valid criticism.