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Grimoire
Jul 9, 2003

(Not Buddhist)

Slap Happy posted:

That's my theory anyway. I'm no internet-ologist.

Just saw this from a page or two back: Dude, you make Cyanide & Happiness, I'm pretty sure that means you have a PhD in Internet-ology from the University of http://www. Your comic rules.

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Forums Medic
Oct 2, 2010

i be out there in orbit


Going through a lot of reddit today has left me really depressed. Like really actually literally depressed and I can't seem to shake it. I thought the hateful comments were relegated mainly to /r/mensrights and /r/antisrs but gently caress me even /r/feminism is completely milquetoast bullshit. Congrats reddit you've ruined me.

Febreeze
Oct 24, 2011

I turn my gaze out upon the field and forever burned into my eyes is a sorry pageant of spectacular failure


So I normally lurk this thread so I can keep a reasonable distance between me and the poop, but I occasionally get bored and browse the few subreddits I don't mind. I made the mistake of reading the comments on one entry, and I found a creepy novelty account:

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

It looks like this guy googles usernames in an attempt to figure out the name of the person he's replying to. It's creepy. Googling usernames is weird but simple enough, but he's confessed he sometimes digs more to find the name.

I_KNOWS_YOUR_NAME posted:

Sometimes, yes. Othertimes it takes longer than that. I have another account I use for more normal engagement with Reddit. This one is purely for my own entertainment.

Even if he's just doing it to gently caress with people, it's creepy, and most people call him on it, but he does it anyway. I can see him sitting at his computer, alone, in the darkness, posting "THATS RIGHT...ADAM" and laughing gleefully to himself as someone on the internet is creeped out. Oh man, you so hilarious, I_KNOWS.

Jervas Dudley
Feb 18, 2007

Bro and Maplehoof: Go beyond the impossible!


What a loving creep. Actually took the time to report him and message the mods of boards where he had posted (where I could find contacts, not good at reddit), it probably won't do poo poo, but what the gently caress else can I do? That poo poo is un-loving-acceptable.

Found this in the sidebar of r/WTF, from the reddit blog:
reddit, we need to talk... ...about the posting of users' personal information on this site.

Eggie
Aug 15, 2010

Something ironic, I'm certain


Saint Joseph Jesus Christ...

I took the plunge and decided to see what the Reddit hubbub was about after hearing about it a lot in the TV Tropes thread. This behaviour, all these comments and all the bigotry, makes me really depressed. I know I shouldn't let it get to me because all these buttheads are probably greasy mid-twenties neckbeards with no self-esteem, but I'm so caught off-guard by how bad this site is. I do enjoy a good mock thread, but Reddit is too much for my innocent mind.

Literally The Worst
Oct 12, 2007

No, not vengeance. Punishment.

Forums Medic posted:

Going through a lot of reddit today has left me really depressed. Like really actually literally depressed and I can't seem to shake it. I thought the hateful comments were relegated mainly to /r/mensrights and /r/antisrs but gently caress me even /r/feminism is completely milquetoast bullshit. Congrats reddit you've ruined me.

r/feminism was taken over by MRAs months ago, I think.

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008



Febreeze posted:

So I normally lurk this thread so I can keep a reasonable distance between me and the poop, but I occasionally get bored and browse the few subreddits I don't mind. I made the mistake of reading the comments on one entry, and I found a creepy novelty account:

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

It looks like this guy googles usernames in an attempt to figure out the name of the person he's replying to. It's creepy. Googling usernames is weird but simple enough, but he's confessed he sometimes digs more to find the name.


Even if he's just doing it to gently caress with people, it's creepy, and most people call him on it, but he does it anyway. I can see him sitting at his computer, alone, in the darkness, posting "THATS RIGHT...ADAM" and laughing gleefully to himself as someone on the internet is creeped out. Oh man, you so hilarious, I_KNOWS.

Oh really? We could have some fun with this. I should follow him with my alt "prostatemassager" and see how long he tries to keep it up.

e: that's a terrible pun that wasn't intended, but I'm leaving it either way

How are u
May 19, 2005
We will be unified in the trenches of resistance. We will not surrender, we will never surrender to Israeli terror.


Eggie posted:

Saint Joseph Jesus Christ...

I took the plunge and decided to see what the Reddit hubbub was about after hearing about it a lot in the TV Tropes thread. This behaviour, all these comments and all the bigotry, makes me really depressed. I know I shouldn't let it get to me because all these buttheads are probably greasy mid-twenties neckbeards with no self-esteem, but I'm so caught off-guard by how bad this site is. I do enjoy a good mock thread, but Reddit is too much for my innocent mind.

Welcome to the thread you hate yourself for reading but for some reason you just can't sto

goopiegoo
May 8, 2007

Emphasis on CHRONIC


This just in, COOTIES=MISANDRY

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/...tter_than_boys/

+13 posted:

So much for that feminist narrative of "women's self-confidence is crushed at an early age."

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that happens around puberty, when girls become body-conscious (with ridiculous standards) and sex-conscious (with pretty ridiculous standards thanks to porn), and are implicitly or explicitly told it's not sexy to be smart.

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008





I think a small bit of tears is starting to flow

Themata
Dec 10, 2011


yea remind me next time
to not kill such a fat
person

goopiegoo posted:

This just in, COOTIES=MISANDRY

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/...tter_than_boys/


Yeah, I'm pretty sure that happens around puberty, when girls become body-conscious (with ridiculous standards) and sex-conscious (with pretty ridiculous standards thanks to porn), and are implicitly or explicitly told it's not sexy to be smart.

Why is so much of the poo poo posted coming from mensrights lately? And really? Evidence of a gynocracy is "Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider"?

Minion of Cthulhu posted:



I think a small bit of tears is starting to flow

Wow, he sure got you, talking about how much people love his fedora and neckbeard!


I saw this in the Political Cartoons thread and the original poster said it sums up Reddit:



Men's Rights has won. First, they ignore you, then they laugh at you..

TinTower
Apr 21, 2010

You don't have to 8e a good person to 8e a hero.


goopiegoo posted:

This just in, COOTIES=MISANDRY

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/...tter_than_boys/


Yeah, I'm pretty sure that happens around puberty, when girls become body-conscious (with ridiculous standards) and sex-conscious (with pretty ridiculous standards thanks to porn), and are implicitly or explicitly told it's not sexy to be smart.
5
Some more stuff from that guy:

"aetheralloy (+2) posted:

"You oppose this new bill that gets rid of due process? You must be a misogynist that hates innocent women!"
"You oppose the DMCA? You must want to steal food from baby's mouths!"
"You think the order to militarize all civilian homes is excessive? Why do you hate freedom?"

Preventing domestic abuse = literally breaking the Third Amendment.

"aetheralloy (+5) posted:

Thanks for SRSplaining.
Now get the gently caress out you hypocritical piece of poo poo.
I don't really care to hear your hosed up cult-mentality rationalizations for the crap SRS pulls here on reddit. So no, I'm not here to "discuss" with a bunch of SRS trolls. I'm definitely not when you ban any dissent from your "discussion" groups then go to other reddits just to troll and add noise. You don't argue in good faith. You don't allow discussion. So don't pretend to deserve it in kind.
You're scum, lying manipulative free-speech hating draconian modding ban-happy pieces of smug exploiters - taking advantage of real issues to satisfy your attention-whoring trolling as though minorities wanted a bunch of privileged white men making things even worse for them.
You're the very example of self-indulgent privilege.


Okay, I wanted to post more, but gently caress it. Can't handle it.

Miss Andrist
Feb 25, 2012



TinTower posted:

5
Some more stuff from that guy:


Preventing domestic abuse = literally breaking the Third Amendment.



Okay, I wanted to post more, but gently caress it. Can't handle it.

What is with the right and hijacking progressive rhetoric and vocabulary. I really don't loving understand why they feel compelled to twist it into garbage so often

Mo0
Mar 21, 2005
dur dur dur custom title


Some guy posts about how he got beat by a cop and couldn't sue, blah blah blah

clanspanker, 2 points

quote:

You should have hunted his rear end down and shot him with a shotgun.

quote:

steepleton, 4 points

i honestly wonder why this doesn't happen

Someone rightfully points out that's capital murder

quote:

I_WIN_DEAL_WITH_IT 9 points

Only if you get caught.

Yes because this is a proper and rational way to deal with someone's shotthathappenedbecauseileftouthowiwasbeingatwat.txt. Talking about killing da police.

Bonus! This is currently on the frontpage.

andrew smash
Jun 26, 2006

smooth soul

I am consistently surprised at just how angry you have managed to make all those people. Holy poo poo.

Tatum Girlparts
Sep 8, 2011

More like Tantrum Girlparts!
I can't be smug if I never stop whining.



Mo0 posted:

Some guy posts about how he got beat by a cop and couldn't sue, blah blah blah

clanspanker, 2 points



Someone rightfully points out that's capital murder


Yes because this is a proper and rational way to deal with someone's shotthathappenedbecauseileftouthowiwasbeingatwat.txt. Talking about killing da police.

Bonus! This is currently on the frontpage.



Funny I figured it was because wolf man mythos is rooted in the idea of the greatest fear being man succumbing to his base and primal natures, and the idea that for many it would be easy to abandon the trappings of civilization and return to feral life. Also it being a big surprise sex analogy in the case of Red Riding Hood and all. All of these were "man" fears and women were seen as too delicate to think of such things. My bad, Reddit, I thought all the stuff would apply to a general interest on anthropology.

Periods. LOL.

ZenMasterBullshit
Nov 2, 2011

What is the sound of one hand laying down the sickest beat?


Miss Andrist posted:

What is with the right and hijacking progressive rhetoric and vocabulary. I really don't loving understand why they feel compelled to twist it into garbage so often

He can't be right wing, he's a progressive redditor .

Seriously though, I would say it probably has to do with the fact that it takes power away from the terms and makes it look like they have a leg to stand on since they're using terminology similar to what is used by people with a point to make.

Captain_Maclaine
Sep 30, 2001
Every moment I'm alive, I pray for death!

ZenMasterBullshit posted:

He can't be right wing, he's a progressive redditor .


"Progressive redditor" sounds so much more like a terminal diagnosis than anything else.

"We're sorry sir, you've got an advanced case of progressive redditicis. You can expect a steady decrease in the ability to understand nuance and complexity, increased hostility towards women, and a disturbing ability to justify sexual exploitation of minors before your brain finally collapses into a pool of smug inanity."

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008



andrew smash posted:

I am consistently surprised at just how angry you have managed to make all those people. Holy poo poo.

I've already gotten a spot of mail with variations of YOU'RE A stinkyhole GO KILL YOURSELF BITCH within 2 days of making a sub to mock r/mensrights. Could someone please explain to me how they aren't a hate movement again?

Nostalgia4Infinity
Feb 27, 2007

Oh. My. God.



Minion of Cthulhu posted:

I've already gotten a spot of mail with variations of YOU'RE A stinkyhole GO KILL YOURSELF BITCH within 2 days of making a sub to mock r/mensrights. Could someone please explain to me how they aren't a hate movement again?

Because they are fighting the good fight against the gynocracy

Threep
Apr 1, 2006

It's kind of a long story.

Minion of Cthulhu posted:

Could someone please explain to me how they aren't a hate movement again?
That was a SRS false flag operation

Just like 95% of /r/mensrights, everyone who upvoted the werewolf comic (799 points) and everything else that makes reddit look bad

Sophonax
Dec 27, 2011


Miss Andrist posted:

What is with the right and hijacking progressive rhetoric and vocabulary. I really don't loving understand why they feel compelled to twist it into garbage so often

Aren't fauxgressives/Disengenuous Liberals fun?

HOW HIGH THE MOON
Aug 26, 2007


Glitterbomber posted:

Funny I figured it was because wolf man mythos is rooted in the idea of the greatest fear being man succumbing to his base and primal natures, and the idea that for many it would be easy to abandon the trappings of civilization and return to feral life. Also it being a big surprise sex analogy in the case of Red Riding Hood and all. All of these were "man" fears and women were seen as too delicate to think of such things. My bad, Reddit, I thought all the stuff would apply to a general interest on anthropology.

Periods. LOL.

They're actually double-stupid because there are stories about female werewolves. One of the more famous legends about them involves a man shooting a wolf hunting his herd only to find the same wound on his wife that night and having to kill her.

More modern werewolves are usually male for the reason you outlined but they could at least give enough of a poo poo to check and see. Might ruin a good burn on the ol' gynocracy, though.

MasterSlowPoke
Oct 9, 2005

Our courage will pull us through

I'd have thought the joke would be "Because they'd be Wifwolves" and everyone would get an etymology lesson.

General Panic
Jan 28, 2012
AN ERORIST AGENT


Luigi Thirty posted:

Oh yeah that's a great post history. Super trigger warning on that too. I'm leaving out the more objectionable stuff.


He really hates souls:





He hates poor people:




He always posts these two questions in AMAs:



He hates emotions:


I don't even know where to begin on his political opinions:

This guy is just breath-taking, and not for the highly-worked analytical quality of his posts, either. Having followed the TVTropes thread in PYF, his posts are basically as if someone read all of the most bigoted bullshit spouted by the worst posters on that site and decided to do a "Greatest Hits" selection.

TheSpiritFox
Jan 4, 2009

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



Miss Andrist posted:

What is with the right and hijacking progressive rhetoric and vocabulary. I really don't loving understand why they feel compelled to twist it into garbage so often

It makes perfect sense, these people have spent their lives being fed bullshit rhetoric every second they can in order to prevent any possibilities of original, critical thought. Their entire lives are based upon the assimilation of information from other sources and then twisting said information (or having someone else twist it for them) to suit whatever worldview they happen to have.

My parents and most of my family is like this. They look for the nearest source of information which supplies them with easy confirmation bias and drink it in like people dying in a desert finding an oasis.

Reddit just does this with Ron Paul and AVFM.com instead of Fox News.

Chlorus
Jun 1, 2011



General Panic posted:

This guy is just breath-taking, and not for the highly-worked analytical quality of his posts, either. Having followed the TVTropes thread in PYF, his posts are basically as if someone read all of the most bigoted bullshit spouted by the worst posters on that site and decided to do a "Greatest Hits" selection.

Seeing that post has pretty much wrecked my day, and keep in mind, that post is _without_ the most objectionable material. I'm surprised Luigi isn't writhing on the floor in mental agony after reading that shitstorm.

MinionOfCthulhu
Oct 28, 2005

I got this title for free due to my proximity to an idiot who wanted to save $5 on an avatar by having someone else spend $9.95 instead.


Minion of Cthulhu posted:



I think a small bit of tears is starting to flow

Man gently caress that guy, our name is awesome.

sinking belle
Apr 16, 2007



Minion of Cthulhu posted:



I think a small bit of tears is starting to flow

The ban message from MR at the bottom is my favourite part of this

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008



He's just mad because I swung my at him as soon as he posted some garbage I couldn't be bothered to read. Anyone that makes a non-MR-mocking post in my sub gets banned, we're up to 10 people in 2 days. I want to see some quality come out of this, with any luck they won't be able to ignore it.

Aleksei Vasiliev
May 7, 2007

Fuck the cowboys. Unf. Fuck em hard.

A pic of Madonna's daughter in a bikini got posted to r/pics.

NeonSummer, 83 points posted:

Protip: She's 15.

Condottiere10, 27 points posted:

Porntip: Her ID looks pretty legit.

frostiitute, 23 points posted:

Legal in Sweden, hardihar

Magnumice, 39 points posted:

Your point being? Here in Denmark that would make her of legal age. I could legally have sex with her if she lived in here. It would be nice if American people could remember that laws are different in other countries.
SUDDENLY, BIOTRUTHS

DontCallMeABohunk, 68 points posted:

So she's of normal, evolutionary breeding age she's clearly going through puberty where it's appropriate for me to naturally salivate over the sight of her boobs, got it.

1 year 'til legal in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.

3 years 'til socially acceptable, wtf.

Edit: Hello again Downvote-Brigade known as ShitRedditSays (heres your plug!) While I agree with most of the sentiment in your thread, I should point out that at no point would I as an adult even consider courting a 15 year old. There is a difference between appreciating a fully developed female body and desiring abuse of an immature mind with tits attached. I provided a bit of stimulating dialogue below but don't lash out at me... I'm not one of the people who made fun of her portrait (as a 10 year old) and I refuse to further address people calling me a creep. I've elaborated on it here, here, and here.

Edit2: please note the second rule of the rediquette

Moderate based on quality, not opinion. Well-written and interesting content can be worthwhile, even if you disagree with it.

There's a ton of people downvoting arguments that are chock full of stimulating substance and it's an injustice to this website.
why are people calling me a creep for saying puberty is an appropriate age to check girls out

Kajeesus
Jun 1, 2011

You're right, that wouldn't be very heroic of me. It's a good thing I never called myself a hero!


Aleksei Vasiliev posted:

Scandinavian pedohebephilia

gently caress, the poop is everywhere. I feel dirty

Trigger Warning
Feb 7, 2012

by Y Kant Ozma Post


Forums Medic posted:

Going through a lot of reddit today has left me really depressed. Like really actually literally depressed and I can't seem to shake it. I thought the hateful comments were relegated mainly to /r/mensrights and /r/antisrs but gently caress me even /r/feminism is completely milquetoast bullshit. Congrats reddit you've ruined me.

Unhappy people become terrible people. We aren't helping.

Nostalgia4Infinity
Feb 27, 2007

Oh. My. God.



Reddiquette. More important that social mores.

V. Illych L.
Apr 11, 2008

I tried to make a mime but his face fell off

Kajeesus posted:

gently caress, the poop is everywhere. I feel dirty

Is the Swedish age of consent also fifteen? It's sixteen here in Norway. Huh.

Anyway, I don't get why objectifying young girls is not creepy, regardless of legality. I mean, seriously, the age of consent is supposed to indicate that people are mature enough to decide what to do with their own bodies, not "Right, boys, start hounding!".

What I'm saying is, these people are creepy as poo poo.

DuckPuncher
Jun 2, 2011

A writer must sleep
And a ghost must haunt


Kajeesus posted:

gently caress, the poop is everywhere. I feel dirty

Today I went over to my aunt's to feed and clean up after her cats while her family is on vacation. One hand scrubbin' and I'm good to go after cleaning their poop boxes. But after reading through the examples in this thread? I will never feel clean. I will never, ever feel clean.

Hazo
Dec 30, 2004

SCIENCE


I still love how redditors (despite being overwhelmingly American) make a special effort to know the laws of consent in other countries so they can attempt to smugly justify their pedophilia by going "HEH WELL MAYBE YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THAT NOT EVERYTHING REVOLVES AROUND AMERICA "



edit: goddamn that thread is creepy. I don't know how they can pretend their site isn't filled with pedophiles when they make a +934 point thread whose point literally is "hey check out how hot this half-naked 15-year-old is"

Awesome Animals
Nov 4, 2011



HOW HIGH THE MOON posted:

They're actually double-stupid because there are stories about female werewolves. One of the more famous legends about them involves a man shooting a wolf hunting his herd only to find the same wound on his wife that night and having to kill her.

More modern werewolves are usually male for the reason you outlined but they could at least give enough of a poo poo to check and see. Might ruin a good burn on the ol' gynocracy, though.

Clearly the MRAs have never read Twilight. There's a female vampire in the fourth book.

Minion of Cthulhu posted:

He's just mad because I swung my at him as soon as he posted some garbage I couldn't be bothered to read. Anyone that makes a non-MR-mocking post in my sub gets banned, we're up to 10 people in 2 days. I want to see some quality come out of this, with any luck they won't be able to ignore it.

What is your subreddit again?

Loving Life Partner
Apr 17, 2003

You want to file a WHAT!?

I think the jailbait obsession stems from the general atmosphere of arrested development and self-esteem issues.

Hey, this minor looks like a woman, so I got that pegged, also, she's 15 so she'll probably be impressed that I have my own car, no curfew, and disposable income. Also my nuanced theories and biting sense of humor w/r/t blacks, gays, and men/women relationships will be worlds ahead of her feeble love of Twilight and Bieber. THIS will show all those guys from highschool!

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A SPIDER BABY
Jul 22, 2004



Loving Life Partner posted:

I think the jailbait obsession stems from the general atmosphere of arrested development and self-esteem issues.

Hey, this minor looks like a woman, so I got that pegged, also, she's 15 so she'll probably be impressed that I have my own car, no curfew, and disposable income. Also my nuanced theories and biting sense of humor w/r/t blacks, gays, and men/women relationships will be worlds ahead of her feeble love of Twilight and Bieber. THIS will show all those guys from highschool!

Just imagine the looks on their faces when I show up to the reunion with a smokin' hot 15 year-old! They're gonna be so jealous!

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