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Bodnoirbabe
Apr 30, 2007

And it's funny how I imagined that I could win this win-less fight.


Reddit is a bastion of internet awfulness. It attracts the dregs of humanity that were often kicked out of or outright banned from other communities for their terrible, terrible opinions. This thread is to showcase just how deep the abyss goes, and just how far someone can go to justify their racism/pedophilia/misogyny/ignorance/etc.

After some brief discussion as to why the previous Reddit Thread was gassed, I was given mod permission to start a new thread, albeit with a few new rules:


1) All quotes must be from Reddit and they must be sourced. If you post something, a link must also be posted to the direct Reddit thread it is from.

2) Anything quoted from Reddit must be in quote tags. This is to prevent people from mistaking a Reddit quote for something someone is genuinely saying.

3) This thread is for discussion of Reddit. It is not for discussion of how Reddit isn't that bad, how SA/Youtube/4chan/et al. are just as bad as Reddit. Attempting to start this argument will be seen as a derail and reported as such.
-If someone does say something to this affect, please just report their post as trying to derail and then ignore them and move on. Engaging their argument is just going to make things worse.


Having those three rules may hopefully keep this thread going even longer than the last one!

Here are a few areas you can visit on Reddit to find the best of the worst, as linked in the first threads OP:

http://reddit.com/r/mensrights
http://reddit.com/r/askreddit
http://reddit.com/r/libertarian
http://reddit.com/r/politics
http://reddit.com/r/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu
http://reddit.com/r/seduction
http://reddit.com/r/atheism/
http://reddit.com/r/foreveralone
http://reddit.com/r/funny/
http://reddit.com/r/AdviceAnimals/
http://reddit.com/r/TwoXChromosomes/

You don't have to stick to these Sub-Reddits, of course. Reddit is so rife with bad people and their bad opinions that you can find them posted all over that site. Use this next link to find everything that's been posted to any sub-Reddit.

http://www.reddit.com/r/all

Also, in case you frequent Reddit yourself, you can join poo poo Reddit Says, a goon-friendly sub-Reddit that exists to mock Reddit on it's own territory:

http://reddit.com/r/ShitRedditSays/

And since it's been asked a few times, here is a link to the origin of this threads name sake. It's a story from Seddit (r/seduction - the PUA board) about one mans attempt to pick up ladies in a club.


Due to this thread and the awesome goons who participate in it, we were able to successfully get Reddit to take down a lot of it's child-porn subreddits. If you have come here curious about this or how it all started and went down, here's a convenient link to the actual post that started it all, and the poo poo storm that followed.


Here is content that was posted at the end of the last thread that I think can kick off this thread nicely. They also showcase how this thread should be handled - the quotes are sourced and put in quote brackets to avoid confusion.:

Cowboy Pope posted:

Top thing on the front page: Friendzone level 99

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[]fondlemeLeroy 75 points 3 hours ago
He should've had a wad of hundreds casually hanging out of his pocket.

quote:

[]d3ld0t 118 points 3 hours ago
And a Magnum condom to show off his monster dong.

I don't mean to make fun of the kid in the picture, I just love this guy dissing his foreveralone chops.

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[]Offensive_Brute 12 points 2 hours ago
yeah, my eyes watered with pity. Like the chick was cold enough to take a pic and emasculate him publicly via facebook? it wasn't enough that the dude was pathetic enough to do it? Then he stands there and lets her take the pic. Its soul crushing just to look at. Like I've been that guy before, at least to the point where I've done the cheesy romantic thing for a girl who doesn't give a gently caress about me, but I've always been aware that what I was doing was shameful and pathetic. I'd never allow her to have proof positive like this.

quote:

[]Gordondel 1114 points 3 hours ago
More like "Wait I NEED to take a picture of you standing there to show my new douchebag boyfriend how it's supposed to be done... God I wish he was more like you AHAHA"

It begs the question: is this a thing they all experienced, or are most or these guys just parroting a Thing They Heard? I've never seen unpaid people be so on message so consistently before.

quote:

[]TimMitchell 736 points 4 hours ago
If this doesn't kill him, hearing her complain that her BF cheated on her right after she gave him anal but she's taking him back anyway will.


DrProsek posted:

Also, I feel like contributing right now;
Thread about a list of things someone wished men would still do

sexymalcontent posted:

7 things men wish women still did

make rational arguments

match my income

be good in bed

practice and believe in actual equality


r/MensRights: I'll respect women once they can match my income, but they should be paid less because I respect women less than men.

Wait, that's less than 7...

sligowaths posted:

I see only four. Are you a woman?

be good at math


God_of_gaps posted:

7 things we wish women still did

Raised kids
Cooked dinner
Had sex with us
Were loyal to us
Stood up for us instead of denigrating us in front of others
Cleaned the house
Didn't bitch when we went to play poker with the guys

Looking for Women; Needs to raise the kids, cook food, gently caress me on command, clean the house, and in exchange, I'll play poker with the guys.

cowrecked posted:

I'll still hold a door open for a woman. Not because she's a lady, but because I'm a gentleman.

Well, that's good-

quote:

That, and you can use it as an opener!

Oh

Eryemil posted:

Everyone wants everything. Many modern women, however, actually feel entitled to it and feel very little need to sacrifice their desires for the sake of others.



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ts12
Jul 24, 2007

by Y Kant Ozma Post


My bad y'all, won't do thing again

Luigi Thirty
Apr 30, 2006

Emergency confection port.


found jailbait subreddit on bf's computer. what should i do???

quote:

My bf and I are both in our late 20's. I was using his computer this morning (which he allows if I don't log in and use an incognito window) to look at my bank statement. I was typing "wells fargo" when "well endowed chesty bait" popped up, which is obviously one of the new jail-bait subreddits. I am not cool with this! I don't want my boyfriend looking at young girls. I have a niece that age. Porn is one thing, but underage isn't cool even if they aren't nude. We have a great relationship. We have been together over 2 years and just moved in together. Things have been going great. It looks like he must have gone to this page yesterday while I was at work, b/c I check my bank statement every day. Right before I went to work I gave him a bj while he was playing Call of Duty and then we had sex. So it isn't like he isn't getting sex at home. We are leaving on a cruise tomorrow. I'm pretty upset right now. I mentioned to him that I saw this and I'm not cool with it. He said, "Point considered." I asked him if he looked at "jailbat" too and he said, "What are you talking about?" and I replied that he is the one who told me about that and the media attention and how it got taken off Reddit. Then he jumped in the shower and left for work, about an hour early. I'm crying and ask him to stay and talk to me. He leaves. Reddit, what should I do? I don't want to date someone who looks at this stuff. Am I over-reacting? We are really happy together, but I can't get this out of my head. Help...please.

Tons of the usual "it's not kiddie porn it's jailbait you know in Japan it's 14" etc etc until:

fddjr, 19 points posted:

It's not that it's not a big deal. It's a matter of accepting him, including his faults. He's still the same guy you love. He's still capable of all those other things that make it so you don't want to dump him. In a lot of relationships, a partner comes up against something about their SO that they really dislike. That doesn't necessarily mean that they should break up.

So the best thing you can do is contextualize this into the complete, flawed, person that he is. And then you need to figure out what you actually believe. Then you need to understand whether or not you can accept someone who believes differently.

Is he a pedophile? My guess is that if he's looking chicks with big breasts, probably not. A 17 year old taking a self photo that gets uploaded on facebook and then taken and aggregated somewhere else is not all that far from an 18 year old doing a hardcore scene. That doesn't mean that someone looking at those two things is in the clear, it just means he's not strictly a pedophile.

Is he doing this often? As in, is this an actual fetish? Does he actually want to date someone who is 16? My guess is probably not.

Is he a threat to underaged women? Is he a predator? I doubt that too.

So think hard about these things, and figure out what exactly this makes him. Then you need to figure out why you're bothered by it.

Is it simply the principle of the thing? Is it because you believe that his tacit endorsement of this hyper-sexualization of our youth is bad? Is it because you feel threatened by younger girls? Is it because you actually believe that he is about to go out and attempt to befriend and coerce girls into posting these kinds of pics, and join those kinds of communities?

At that point you can have a discussion with him about what exactly bothers you, and figure out more about him. And at THAT point you can make a solid decision on whether or not you can live with this, and what your boundaries are. And then he can agree to that, or not, as he desires. One perfectly fine boundary is "you hosed up by making it so I ran across this, and it makes me want to slap you and cry at the same time. Don't be so inconsiderate of me and my feelings." Just because, on occasion he does this, and he doesn't see anything wrong with it (if he doesn't) doesn't mean he can flaunt it. That's just rude, and a whole other character flaw.

the OP posted:

A few years ago he did date a 16 year old, actually. He met her online and moved across the country to live with her and her family. He said he never had sex with her. I believe him. We've dealt with this. My family and friends know. He told me when we first started dating. But...this may be a reason why this bothers me so much.

I don't think he is a pedophile or a threat. I know he loves me, but all girls can feel insecure time to time about other girls or other types of girls. He doesn't think that being with someone under 18 should be illegal...so I guess that is why it hurts me to see that he looks at this "jailbait" stuff. Whatever happened to "Barely Legal"? Hah.

Danarky, -4 points posted:

Yeah, if someone did something in their past I didn't disagree with, I would dump them too because I'm mature.

Also I think we're confusing jailbait and porn here.

Aye-Aye
Jan 23, 2007

We've become more monster than monkey.


What bit of this isn't totally hosed?

Prof. Moriarty
Dec 6, 2003
Not the regular Professor Moriarty, the hologram Professor Moriarty where the holodeck malfunctioned and he created the whole fake hologram enterprise and fooled the Captain. Oh, and he tried to escape with his girlfriend once, but he was foiled.

Right before the last thread went under, this gem was posted:

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/commen..._1000_times_in/

Creepy misogynist posted:

I've visited around 500 different prostitutes at least a 1000 times the last 18 years, mostly in the Netherlands.
I started a blog on my experiences a few months ago: http://amsterdamprostitutelover.blogspot.com/

Visiting his blog yields PUA style ratings of each sex worker he's had sex with, as well as other ratings (he has a chart of vagina styles to which he refers by numbers). A typical entry looks like this:

No, seriously, he's probably a future rapist/serial killer posted:

Sandy is a bit chubby, ugly hanging breasts, belly, big rear end, but a very beautiful face, dark long hair. Her service was pretty bad though, she didn't allow me to stand for the blowjob and gave a short suck without any fondling. I had to convince her to start with doggy position ('it's to big etc') and because she was being such a bitch I rammed my dick all the way up her stinkyhole in one time. She yelled and said we had to do normal position instead. I started loving her slowly but steadily started to really pound her deep and hard, holding her legs down. I said I still wanted doggy, so she reluctantly turned around again. After a few minutes she said it was too much, so we were back to normal position. I continued loving for a few minutes, then she said it was time. I said I needed to finish in doggy position. After some arguing and a big sigh, she went on her hands and knees on the side of the bed. I stood behind her, put her legs together (more complaining) and rammed it home. 'you really like doggy' she said. 5 out of 10, The Hague 3k3, 35 euros.

The redditors are dead split between high-fiving him and being disgusted.

TheSpiritFox
Jan 4, 2009

I'm just a memory, I can't give you any new information.



gently caress Yeah, the new thread title is awesome.

:Edit:

Op you forgot /r/Atheism.

FuriousGeorge
Jan 23, 2006

Ah, the simple joys of a monkey knife-fight.

Even if you took the misogyny, pedophilia, and Ron Paul out of Reddit, it's still a terrible place. Because even "normal" Redditors strike me as the sort of people who are just way too in love with their own internet-ness. Y'know, the sort of people who use "for the win" and "epic fail" in everyday conversation.

CrumFUNist!
Nov 27, 2005



One of Reddit's favorite things are "rage comics."

http://www.reddit.com/r/fffffffuuuu...girl_pee_smell/

quote:



Some comments along with that.

quote:

guldilox 1 point 8 months ago

Upvote for making a comic about what everyone thinks, but no one is willing to admit.

quote:

apullin -1 points 8 months ago

You and I are more alike than you'd think.

http://www.reddit.com/r/fffffffuuuu...r_ffffuuuuuuuu/

quote:



Related thread.

quote:

WartOnTrevor 17 points 1 year ago

Heck, I've had to crap in the shower, gone in my hand, and tossed it into the toilet next to the shower before. Just gotta remember to wash that hand again before getting out.

quote:

WartOnTrevor 3 points 1 year ago

Actually, I'd rather spend the day with a clean rear end rather than sullying it right after a shower by taking a poo poo. So realizing you have to drop one after you get in the shower and performing what I call "The Shower Trick" saves time and aggravation!

It's also a good source of poo poo that didn't happen.

"The Day I Called a Black Guy "Negro."

quote:



And racism.

quote:


Sleepy Sheep
Jun 12, 2009


I always feel so awkward when /r/jailbait discussions come up.

I was born and raised in Nevada, where the age of consent is 16.

But onto actual Reddit topics! It seems like even /r/MensRights posters are looking for love!


Looking For A Good Girl

johnmars3 posted:

Where would one look for a good wife today? One that cultivates those eternal qualities of virtue, chastity, fidelity, thrift, industry, integrity, a nurturing nature and contentment.

I like women, but those I get into contact with seems to have very little respect for themselves and others

JeremiahMRA posted:

Not in America. Not in the western world. They are incredibly rare here. I've heard of a few countries where women are still women. Just DO NOT bring them back to the US or any other western country where women are supremely entitled.

You might try asking over at http://the-spearhead.com regarding specific countries.

Prepare for the down-votes from the manginas here. (How dare you expect certain things from a woman you plan to marry, you evil oppressor! Marry a western woman, they're greeaaattt!)

JeremiahMRA posted:

Ooh I find an old link regarding which countries have good women.

http://mirrorofthesoul.blogspot.com...427083363617454

"Now, you might want to get married and have kids, you can go to Malta or the Philippines for that where divorce is illegal. Most women in Malta and the Philippines (at least the ones I have met and scrutinized) and women in some other foreign countries in South America (Columbia from my friend's experience), when the rubber hits the road are family oriented types, and you want this type of woman to help you raise your kids, not some career-oriented, cigarette smoking, alcoholic, been screwed by most every man you know, Western Hemispheric woman. This does not mean you won't get a headache with these foreign women I have mentioned, just the headache will go away afterwhile. It won't linger forever and constantly increase in pain like you get with a Western Hemispheric woman's neurotic mentality - and the baggage she brings with her.

One more thing, NEVER bring a foreign woman back to the West, live in her native country with her. She will easily be corrupted by the toxic misandrist feminist culture in the West, as I have seen happen to so many of my friends' wives they have brought to the West."

I knew before I even clicked that the answer would be "Not in America!"

Bodnoirbabe
Apr 30, 2007

And it's funny how I imagined that I could win this win-less fight.


TheSpiritFox posted:

gently caress Yeah, the new thread title is awesome.

:Edit:

Op you forgot /r/Atheism.

Thanks, I'll add it in. If anyone else has some good sub-Reddits I should add to the OP, let me know!

Instrumedley
Aug 13, 2009


Bodnoirbabe posted:

Thanks, I'll add it in. If anyone else has some good sub-Reddits I should add to the OP, let me know!

/r/foreveralone is sometimes good.

junan_paalla
Dec 29, 2009

Seriously, do drugs

I followed the old thread pretty keenly and I'll just have to say thank you to all of you who managed to bring me the best of the worst of the worst. I can't tolerate browsing reddit anymore, and I'm thankful to be able to enjoy the stupidity second-hand.

enraged_camel
Jul 4, 2007
Can't make ends meet in the US? Move to Australia! If you need to ask about things such as "economic feasibility" and "logistics" you're just lazy and entitled and better looking than I am

TheSpiritFox posted:

gently caress Yeah, the new thread title is awesome.

:Edit:

Op you forgot /r/Atheism.

I'm not quite sure what the purpose of this thread is, but if it is to make fun of terrible and hosed up stuff on Reddit, I don't think /r/Atheism belongs in the OP.

I mean yeah, it has some retards posting there, but for the most part it has good debates and genuinely funny/intelligent stuff.

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


enraged_camel posted:

I'm not quite sure what the purpose of this thread is, but if it is to make fun of terrible and hosed up stuff on Reddit, I don't think /r/Atheism belongs in the OP.

I mean yeah, it has some retards posting there, but for the most part it has good debates and genuinely funny/intelligent stuff.

That's basically the worst reaction, sorry

Cowboy Pope
Jun 2, 2004
Zesty.

Is there any word about getting the old thread goldmined? That was a good three hundred pages of purestrain that I would like to be able to show friends.

Edit for content and celebration:
The truth about Friendzone Johnny and most Redditors.

Here's something that I find troubling: reddit loves old jokes more than new ones. Here is a moron being rewarded for saying words that others recognize

quote:

[]form_wrestle_account 33 points 58 minutes ago
He's in a ditch somewhere with College Freshman getting Necro Raped by Insanity Wolf while Foul Bachelor Frog faps to the live stream and Redditor's Wife files for divorce.

Also surprise sex is a meme. You say it and people laugh.

quote:

[]gingerbreadmanPK 2 points 37 minutes ago
Alternative: Rapezone

When it comes to desperate, wrongheaded gestures, always play the long game.

quote:

[]Gfresh404 2 points 28 minutes ago
Very true. You don't get out of the friend-zone by doing desperate poo poo like that. You get out of the friend-zone by removing yourself from the relationship (temporarily) and then when you come back in she has to see you as "different." This is usually after a period of some kind of self-improvement, an exercise regiment for example. Don't get me wrong, getting out of the friend-zone can be difficult but you can improve your chances by using the right strategy - it also really depends on the relationship and the people involved.

The Saddest Rhino
Apr 29, 2009

I could hear the roots of loneliness creeping through me when the world was hushed at four o'clock in the morning


enraged_camel posted:

I'm not quite sure what the purpose of this thread is, but if it is to make fun of terrible and hosed up stuff on Reddit, I don't think /r/Atheism belongs in the OP.

I mean yeah, it has some retards posting there, but for the most part it has good debates and genuinely funny/intelligent stuff.

/r/Atheism is one of the earliest communities that turned Reddit into a shithole so I don't know what you're talking about.

TheSpiritFox
Jan 4, 2009

I'm just a memory, I can't give you any new information.



enraged_camel posted:

I'm not quite sure what the purpose of this thread is, but if it is to make fun of terrible and hosed up stuff on Reddit, I don't think /r/Atheism belongs in the OP.

I mean yeah, it has some retards posting there, but for the most part it has good debates and genuinely funny/intelligent stuff.




Following that second comic

quote:

why not run all new borns in a meat grinder. They go to heaven, and it would be risky to let them live for a while and maybe go to hell after their first mistake.

quote:

quote:

I always pondered that as a bored kid in church.

If you just kill yourself, and you're good, you got heaven?

Well Bible ruled that out, suicide sends you to Hell.

So what if you kill other people?

You would instantly go to Hell, but by default you would save the other person's soul, sending them to Heaven. So I always wondered why no one did that.

Next step in the process was, what if a machine killed people. It doesn't go to either since its not alive, so therefore is machines killed everyone, they'd all go to heaven.

It was twisted logic for me at an 8-10 year old age, but it made sense in my head back them.
I would assume that whoever made/programmed the machine would be sent to hell. If someone were to kill people that would go to heaven, that person could potentially save many souls, while only that one person would have to pay for it.

Also, suicide sends you to Hell is another thing that always confused me. I mean, what kind of person (or god) would eternally torture someone for trying to escape from a torturous life. Priests would try to explain it by saying that life is like a gift from God and that suicide is like throwing the gift away in front of the giver. The problem with this is that it's also rude to give a gift that you KNOW someone won't like. God knew ahead of time what he was giving the person who committed suicide. And God has the power to do better. This is more like someone giving a lactose intolerant person ice cream, the receiver saying he's lactose intolerant ant can't have it, and the giver then PUNCHING the receiver for DARING to not like the ice cream he can't eat. There's one more analogy. I mean, someone who just committed suicide is probably depressed. It's like kicking a man while he is down.

It may be twisted logic, but it's twisted logic based on an unjust system. Of course it's going to be twisted.



Following that...

quote:

Is it perhaps possible that having sex with people at young ages in those times wasn't as immoral as it would be now, as people matured a lot faster mentally?

To illustrate what I mean: A 12-year old in this day and age is in every aspect still a child; they have few if any responsibilities, parents still care for them completely and they aren't allowed to work. They're taken care of in every aspect, which leaves them very young mentally. They're treated like a child, so they are mentally like a child.

A good two centuries ago, however, people of those ages did not go to school, and people weren't taking care of their every need. They had to work hard and they were fully responsible for their actions. This could lead to them maturing a lot faster mentally.

I mean, it would make little sense for us to physically be ready for sex at the ages of 12-14 (periods start, hormones are released to make you horny) when kids of that age could not mentally be ready. It makes a lot more sense, to me at least, that this "reduced mental aging" is a result of the way our society raises kids, and is not completely natural. But that's to me, at least, and I'm not an expert by any means.

quote:

Aside from the fact that your answer was not at all responsive to the person you replied to, there actually is evidence that "surprise sex" is less traumatizing to the young when it is socially acceptable. I suspect you just didn't want to consider such evidence. I'm not going to look up the papers for you, but it has been argued that one of the reasons that child molestation is so traumatizing is because it is so taboo. If you look at cultures that openly practiced pederasty, it doesn't appear that the practice leads to the trauma that it finds in modern societies. I'm not saying that modern society should adopt the practice. However, when anything is made strongly taboo the level of practice will likely decrease, however the trauma associated with it will increase accordingly.

I can go all day buddy, you wanna take that back now?

SirSamVimes
Jul 21, 2008

JIMMY JIMS?!

I thought take 2 was going in PYF.

Cowboy Pope
Jun 2, 2004
Zesty.

SirSamVimes posted:

I thought take 2 was going in PYF.

Considering 3/4s of the posts are about women's issues, libertarianism, really bad atheism, etc, I think it makes more sense here.

ladyboy pancake
Jan 3, 2008

"Please let this be a normal field trip?"



There's a couple of ragecomic "greatest hits" I've been wanting to see again, but haven't been able to been able to find. I figure it's a new thread, so it might be a good time to ask if anyone has them:

* A guy shows reddit to his friend then waits at his computer for her to post porn of herself.

* A guy shows he has no idea what the significance of the 1968 Olympics Black Power photo was by Photoshopping the white guy into the victorious bullfighter.

vvv Per...perhaps it is we who are the true monsters...

Mercrom
Jul 17, 2009


TheSpiritFox posted:

quote:

Is it perhaps possible that having sex with people at young ages in those times wasn't as immoral as it would be now, as people matured a lot faster mentally?

To illustrate what I mean: A 12-year old in this day and age is in every aspect still a child; they have few if any responsibilities, parents still care for them completely and they aren't allowed to work. They're taken care of in every aspect, which leaves them very young mentally. They're treated like a child, so they are mentally like a child.

A good two centuries ago, however, people of those ages did not go to school, and people weren't taking care of their every need. They had to work hard and they were fully responsible for their actions. This could lead to them maturing a lot faster mentally.

I mean, it would make little sense for us to physically be ready for sex at the ages of 12-14 (periods start, hormones are released to make you horny) when kids of that age could not mentally be ready. It makes a lot more sense, to me at least, that this "reduced mental aging" is a result of the way our society raises kids, and is not completely natural. But that's to me, at least, and I'm not an expert by any means.

quote:

Aside from the fact that your answer was not at all responsive to the person you replied to, there actually is evidence that "surprise sex" is less traumatizing to the young when it is socially acceptable. I suspect you just didn't want to consider such evidence. I'm not going to look up the papers for you, but it has been argued that one of the reasons that child molestation is so traumatizing is because it is so taboo. If you look at cultures that openly practiced pederasty, it doesn't appear that the practice leads to the trauma that it finds in modern societies. I'm not saying that modern society should adopt the practice. However, when anything is made strongly taboo the level of practice will likely decrease, however the trauma associated with it will increase accordingly.

I can go all day buddy, you wanna take that back now?
I don't know anything about Reddit but I'd want an atheism forum to be a place where you could discuss real issues without dogmatic responses. By just quoting people and being smug about being a goon you make fun of this forum, not theirs.

atomicthumbs
Dec 26, 2010



enraged_camel posted:

I'm not quite sure what the purpose of this thread is, but if it is to make fun of terrible and hosed up stuff on Reddit, I don't think /r/Atheism belongs in the OP.

I mean yeah, it has some retards posting there, but for the most part it has good debates and genuinely funny/intelligent stuff.

The purpose of this thread is not to say "Reddit can be generally okay (and has some good parts) but parts of it have a lot of shitheads." The purpose of this thread is to say "LOOK AT ALL OF THESE SHITHEADS ON REDDIT. JESUS loving CHRIST THIS IS ABOMINABLE" because there are some really bad shitheads on reddit and often those shitheads are a majority

TheSpiritFox
Jan 4, 2009

I'm just a memory, I can't give you any new information.



Mercrom posted:

I don't know anything about Reddit but I'd want an atheism forum to be a place where you could discuss real issues without dogmatic responses. By just quoting people and being smug about being a goon you make fun of this forum, not theirs.

Being smug about being right about that subreddit and the terrible poo poo enshrined and upvoted there is not "being smug about being a goon".

I mean, seriously? The specific posts you quoted are endorsing pederasty, minimalizing/normalizing surprise sex, and explaining how children are only traumatized by sex because they're trained to be. Where in that is your "real issues without dogmatic responses" that you just talked about?

I could care less what you'd want in an Atheism subforum. Your ideas are not representative of what's actually there, and wishing that /r/Atheism was better doesn't change the fact that it's full of the same stupid, ignorant, disgusting opinions we see all over the rest of Reddit.

You are defending a population of people that sees the sexual exploitation and objectification of children to be a normal and potentially healthy thing. "If only society didn't train them to get all hosed up about it"

LP97S
Apr 25, 2008


What always got me about reddit is that all of their terrible "rage comics" or anything else not hand-drawn is done in a compiler or a browser-side applet to make them. For Christ sake's, at least 4chan from what I've seen does stuff in MS paint or photoshop.

SGRaaize
Jan 19, 2011
DONT YOU DARE TELL ME HOW THE FUCK TO HAVE FUN IN VIDEOGAMES!!! OR TO READ THE FUCKING OP!!!!

As long as you stay in the thoughtless parts of Reddit, you are sure to be fine, sub-reddits like "Movies", "Games", etc. Its in the serious sub-reddits that, much like 4Chan and the whole MLP community, a bunch of manchildren unite to be social within their hosed up group.

Also, I think there are probably more young pretensious assholes that are atheists than there are old crazy religious lunatics (in the West)

http://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/com...ing_an_atheist/

I mean, just look at this. First thing in this thread is a dude rightfully going "No, the biggest problem of Atheists is that most of you are self-righteous pretensious dicks", he gets 0 points and a whole bunch of people debating him and calling in scientific studies, effectively proving his point without realizing it.

Goddammit, this is why I call myself an Agnostic.

Edit: Quoting for the lazy

xXConfuocoXx 1 point 4 hours ago posted:

My Biggest problem with Atheists they say "im an athiest" they mean "i'm superior to theists because i have superior logic"
if you really want to get down to it, LOGICALLY - no one has actually returned from a dead-as-a-door-nail state. Meaning no one on earth who has lived or ever will live could possibly KNOW without a shadow of a doubt whether there is or isnt an afterlife/god. Since thats the case.
every religious and non religious person needs to STFU. Your logic isnt superior to anyone else. It's scary that someone could actually be arrogant enough to claim that they know what happens beyond the veil of death. spoiler: no you loving dont.

NovusHomoSapiens 1 point 3 hours ago posted:

Logic check: which god will you see after death? From that point on, all religions are invalid.
Standard scientific process check: as long as you cannot provide a sound and logical explaination for a subject, the strongest theory stands.

2Weird2Live2Rare2Die 3 points 2 hours ago posted:

xXConfuocoXx 0 points 2 hours ago posted:

An Athiest and Thiest both claim to know what happens after death

Nope. Only theists make that claim. Atheists simply doubt it and watch theists embarrass themselves trying to prove it.

Also, I had to spend minutes editing this poo poo so that its format is actually comprehensible.

Rurik
Mar 5, 2010

Thief
Warrior
Gladiator
Grand Prince

Mercrom posted:

I don't know anything about Reddit but I'd want an atheism forum to be a place where you could discuss real issues without dogmatic responses. By just quoting people and being smug about being a goon you make fun of this forum, not theirs.

If you hadn't said you know nothing about Reddit, I would've taken you for a redditor* by now.

(*And do I hate that noun. I mean really, reddit-or? So I'm a somethingawful-or?)

Kenzie
Nov 29, 2002


This guy isn't particularly popular but he's an example of the wonderful people you'll find on Reddit!

http://www.reddit.com/user/imnotroll

quote:

So Reddit is so pro homosexuality and "gay rights". The way I was raised and the way I would like to see society goes against this view. I don't think this is bigotry, I don't want them stoned or whatever, but I don't approve their lifestyle anymore than I approve drug use. I know some will say it is genetic, but I don't buy that.

Anyway, us conservatives who don't like homosexuality should be able to express our opinions. I know it is not cool as of late, but I know it was OK in previous generations. I personally think that the media is glorifying homosexuality to us. I bet that most of you who are "pro gay rights" would not like to be so or wouldn't want your brothers/sisters/fathers/moms to be gay. And I bet most of you would be disgusted at the thought of having sex with another guy (if you're a man). So stop it with the hypocrisy.

quote:

I honestly think it is just a habit, not a gene that you can't change. I know some childhood acquaintances who used to screw little teenage boys and now they are married and hate gays. It's all about conditioning.

I noticed when I was a kid I used to fantasize about kissing cute boys etc and now the thought of gay sex disgusts me. I believe all of us have some sort of gay tendencies but we can choose to go with them or not until they are weakened. You did the reverse and took your straight tendencies and abandoned them and now need to revive them

quote:

I personally like sharks more than dolphins, it's not a popularity context. All animals are less intelligent than humans and it doesn't make a difference if some of them look or act cute. Humans hunt and slaughter animals, get over it. As long as they don't endanger the existence of the animals it has become almost universally accepted. If you stop the killing of dolphins, then stop the killing of all the other animals. Buffalos, Zebras, Seals, sheep, cows...etc. Just because you think dolphins deserve to live more doesn't make it so.

quote:

It's good for you, so cry as you please.

I wish I could cry sometimes.

4th Horseman
Jun 3, 2011


Rurik posted:

If you hadn't said you know nothing about Reddit, I would've taken you for a redditor* by now.

(*And do I hate that noun. I mean really, reddit-or? So I'm a somethingawful-or?)

Isn't the term/appellation(?) 'goon'?

plague rat of doom
Nov 26, 2007
rolling down the magnet hill

SGRaaize posted:

As long as you stay in the thoughtless parts of Reddit, you are sure to be fine, sub-reddits like "Movies", "Games", etc. Its in the serious sub-reddits that, much like 4Chan and the whole MLP community, a bunch of manchildren unite to be social within their hosed up group.

That doesn't really change anything about reddit being a shithole, though.

To the OP, you forgot:
http://reddit.com/r/all
http://reddit.com/r/funny

andrew smash
Jun 26, 2006

smooth soul

Rurik posted:

If you hadn't said you know nothing about Reddit, I would've taken you for a redditor* by now.

(*And do I hate that noun. I mean really, reddit-or? So I'm a somethingawful-or?)

I'm not saying it's not stupid but it's clearly a play on the word editor.

Aleksei Vasiliev
May 7, 2007

Fuck the cowboys. Unf. Fuck em hard.


cody_au, 83 points posted:

Wow, that was hosed. But if you read it in a way where the guy is sarcastic and borderline psychotic/threatening to kill her post breakup, it's way more fun.
oh, seddit.

Rurik
Mar 5, 2010

Thief
Warrior
Gladiator
Grand Prince

4th Horseman posted:

Isn't the term/appellation(?) 'goon'?
Well, yeah. So why didn't Reddit come up with something similar instead of sticking that morpheme at Reddit's end?

andrew smash posted:

I'm not saying it's not stupid but it's clearly a play on the word editor.
...I didn't even think about it. Now that you say it, it makes sense. And it also makes 'redditor' sound even more stupid than before. I'm really tired of seeing clever word games everywhere. It's like some news papers refer to Sarkozy and Merkel collectively as 'Merkozy'. It's just horrible.

A GLISTENING HODOR
Aug 8, 2009
Probation
Can't post for 4048 days!


Renly is killed by Stannis

Tyrion Kills Tywin

Joffrey wins the war

Robb and Catelyn are killed by Walder Frey at the Red Wedding

Jaime loses a hand

Winterfell is Burned Down

The Hound Captures Arya

Littlefinger kills Lysa Arryn and becomes Lord of the Eyrie

The Queen of Thorns Poisons Joffrey

Jon Snow Dies


Lemonus
Apr 25, 2005

Return dignity to the art of loafing.


I understand that its the basis of this website to find 'something awful' with everything and laugh at it kind of disingenuous to pick out some particularly bad rage comics or sub reddits or imply that everyone is there because they were 'banned from other communities' because honestly reddit is just incredibly huge.

And some of their random kindness sub reddits/charity drives and such are pretty awesome and definitely on par or better than the goon village in haiti.

But if you are looking for some of the most awful stuff, r/mensrights is probably one of the worst.

Aleksei Vasiliev
May 7, 2007

Fuck the cowboys. Unf. Fuck em hard.

Lemonus posted:

I understand that its the basis of this website to find 'something awful' with everything and laugh at it kind of disingenuous to pick out some particularly bad rage comics or sub reddits or imply that everyone is there because they were 'banned from other communities' because honestly reddit is just incredibly huge.
It's incredibly huge and the vast majority of the site is lovely.

Here's a pedophile getting upvoted for discussing her perspective: http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/c...0ocnv?context=3

Let me summarize:

auntieanon, 583 points posted:

But one night my roommate had an emergency and had no other choice than to leave me with her 4-year-old daughter for the night. I was to feed, bathe, and put this...little girl....to bed. I knew from the moment that she walked into the living room, took her panties off in front of me, and asked me to help her untie her dress that I needed to move out immediately. I untied her dress, I stared, I lusted, I almost even touched. Instead I stood up, filled the bathtub only slightly full, sat on the toilet lid 'til she was finished trying to pretend to read something.

The next day I told my room mate I was going to visit some family for a while and told her I would also be moving out at the end of the month. I still fantasize about that little girl.

throwaway10101012121, -75 points posted:

Fantastic self control you showed. Please seek some help, all it takes is one incident to ruin someone's life.

Lenin Stimpy
Sep 9, 2009


Cowboy Pope posted:

Is there any word about getting the old thread goldmined?

Seconding this. I'd love to see that thread goldmined.

A GLISTENING HODOR
Aug 8, 2009
Probation
Can't post for 4048 days!


Lemonus posted:

But if you are looking for some of the most awful stuff, r/mensrights is probably one of the worst.

Here's how bad r/mensrights is: mocking r/mensrights was banned in r/shitredditsays because it isn't even low hanging fruit. It's the fruit that fell to the ground and is fermenting.

Finding a terrible rant about how women aren't proper fuckdolls with no aspirations or self-respect like in THE GOOD OL' DAYS is as simple as blindly clicking on anything.

Here's my previous comment from the end of the gassed thread:

God_of_gaps posted:


7 things we wish women still did

Raised kids
Cooked dinner
Had sex with us
Were loyal to us
Stood up for us instead of denigrating us in front of others
Cleaned the house
Didn't bitch when we went to play poker with the guys

Tony Danza Claus posted:

The tragedy here is, if this guy wasn't a monster MRA douchenozzle, and you change some words around, this is a pretty good list. Observe:

Things it is reasonable to want in a partner:

Dedication to family/children
Willingness to share in household duties
A compatible libido
Loyalty
Understanding and respect
(repeat #2)
A willingness to allow for self-interests/"me time".

But instead, it literally reads as some hosed up, delusional ransom letter: "Bitch I don't care about your wants and needs. If you don't answer to my every demand, you'll never get a piece of this awesome sexy MRA Redditor action!"

Once upon a time a called reddit a toilet. Have a brilliant quote:

squidsbee posted:

You can flush a toilet and all the filth disappears, reddit is more like a septic tank. poo poo just collects over years and even though it gets shittier every day it's never enough to sate the countless bacteria that live inside it.

The Triumphant
Sep 2, 2011

Yeah, I've seen Robocop. Bitches, leave.

Lemonus posted:

I understand that its the basis of this website to find 'something awful' with everything and laugh at it kind of disingenuous to pick out some particularly bad rage comics or sub reddits or imply that everyone is there because they were 'banned from other communities' because honestly reddit is just incredibly huge.

And some of their random kindness sub reddits/charity drives and such are pretty awesome and definitely on par or better than the goon village in haiti.

But if you are looking for some of the most awful stuff, r/mensrights is probably one of the worst.

You can talk about the good work Reddit did but r/jailbait and r/beatingwomen both existed.

Aleksei Vasiliev
May 7, 2007

Fuck the cowboys. Unf. Fuck em hard.

The Triumphant posted:

You can talk about the good work Reddit did but r/jailbait and r/beatingwomen both existed.
Still exist*

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Elliotw2
Feb 16, 2011

Humble Tengu Newspaper Reporter


The Triumphant posted:

You can talk about the good work Reddit did but r/jailbait and r/beatingwomen both existed.

Surely you're not forgetting the replacement jailbait reddits, that r/beatingwomen still exists, animal porn, dead women, underage animal porn, dead animals, gone wild, and who knows how many more.

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