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Analytic Engine
May 18, 2009

not the analytical engine
It's kind of confusing to be a goon in 2022. I thought any given thread here should be A. funnier or B. deeper or C. both than the same conversation on Reddit, but almost every funny thread is shallow and every deep thread is humorless. Reddit sucks but I often go there for comedy and advice I'd prefer to get here, because most goons stopped giving a poo poo about our community being good instead of good enough

edit: solid lesson about emotional posting: don't post

edit edit: SA is special, I love it and legitimately hate Reddit's "community" which is why it hurts when SA feels like it's winding down. This rant is probably fear of aging and losing the kind of motivation I had as a young person and currently see on even the dumbest threads there. Don't even remember the last time Reddit was actually funny, it felt correct emotionally to say that because you can tell they're trying (and failing). Goons *can be* a million times funnier but it's not happening as often as it used to, when every page here was comedy gold. Maybe this is midlife depression and rose tinted nostalgia glasses talking. Obviously my opinion doesn't matter, but better posters aren't posting about their feelings on this and it felt like someone had to broach the subject, which is probably wrong and a reason to stop posting

Analytic Engine fucked around with this message at 10:43 on Nov 27, 2022

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thin blue whine
Feb 20, 2004
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Soiled Meat

Analytic Engine posted:

It's kind of confusing to be a goon in 2022. I thought any given thread here should be A. funnier or B. deeper or C. both than the same conversation on Reddit, but almost every funny thread is shallow and every deep thread is humorless. Reddit sucks but I often go there for comedy and advice I'd prefer to get here, because goons stopped giving a poo poo about our community

Thoughts?

maybe you should go to reddit and ask them?

Literally A Person
May 17, 2017
You should read good threads, OP.

Animal-Mother
Feb 14, 2012

RABBIT RABBIT
RABBIT RABBIT
it feels like the internet shrank dramatically. i used to hit up dozens of different sites every day. now its just here, reddit, and b3ta.

Lister
Apr 23, 2004



There are more people. Full stop. That's it. More people are saying more things. You think the humor is better there? It's because the good jokes get upvoted so that's all the see. Think the discussion is deeper there? It's because insightful comments get upvoted so that's all you see. Because there are more people, there's a better chance of someone making a good joke or a deep comment. Everything else is filtered out, and even good posts go unseen if a commenter comes too late to the discussion and is buried under the ones that get upvoted by the groupthink.

BAGS FLY AT NOON
Apr 6, 2011



Animal-Mother posted:

it feels like the internet shrank dramatically. i used to hit up dozens of different sites every day. now its just here, reddit, and b3ta.

Ever since I deactivated my Twitter and stopped playing Empires & Puzzles sometimes I look at my phone and don’t know what to look at if I don’t feel like posting here.

Been reading a lot more books lately.

Analytic Engine
May 18, 2009

not the analytical engine
SA is absolutely better for chilling out as a 30 something adult, which is a welcome niche, but I'd prefer to get 100% of valuable internet stuff from here (because I'm lazy and ADHD)

Icochet
Mar 18, 2008

I have a very small TV. Don't make fun of it! Please don't shame it like that~

Grimey Drawer
You paid ten dollars for this, it's a little late to get cold feet OP

1969 baby
Apr 29, 2013
I am ip banned from reddit. That's the main difference.

Bad Purchase
Jun 17, 2019




trying to imagine what it's like to lack the ability to distinguish this place from reddit comments, it would be like having a PS5 next to an Xbox and not being able to tell how vastly different they are and that one of them is just objectively better in every way. i'm talking about the switch of course.

Bad Purchase
Jun 17, 2019




by the way, that last post? it wouldn't be allowed on reddit.

Nooner
Mar 26, 2011

AN A+ OPSTER (:
I still can't figure out how to browse reddit ):

Icochet
Mar 18, 2008

I have a very small TV. Don't make fun of it! Please don't shame it like that~

Grimey Drawer
One day I will be dead. One day I might go gay. What the gently caress is reddit's core mission again?

Alucard
Mar 11, 2002
Pillbug
It's because we banned pornography a number of years ago and the forums never recovered.

EorayMel
May 29, 2015

WE GET IT. YOU LOVE GUN JESUS. Toujours des fusils Bullpup Français.
It involves the general ratio of relatively regular people:incels and/or the ability to upvote/downvote individual posts OP

Chief McHeath
Apr 23, 2002

Nooner posted:

I still can't figure out how to browse reddit ):

u use a coputer or a phone op

thin blue whine
Feb 20, 2004
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Soiled Meat
we already have a thread full of le epic comics OP i'm not sure what else you really need

Toxic Mental
Jun 1, 2019

ENERGY FUCKING PILLS BITCH
Nah not really OP

FirstnameLastname
Jul 10, 2022

howlin yeaa
@ the moon
like im jeezy
reddit routinely has the dumbest loving discussions and some of the worst admin staff I've ever seen

they were banning people for saying 'too bad the colorado club shooter survived' because that's advocating violence against Active Shooters lol

run on sentience
Mar 22, 2022
Something Awful is still the least awful and most informative message board/social media on the internet by a long shot. That's not a big compliment to SA though, the bar is extremely low.

Reddit will ban you for calling a neet who thinks washing his rear end in a top hat is gay a manchild.

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

Hey Hey Let's Go! 喧嘩する
大切な物を protect my balls


If you think Reddit is better than SA, there is only 1 question. How much brain damage do you have?

Panic! At The Tesco
Aug 19, 2005

POGCHUMP !

#essereFerrari



who gives a poo poo they're both just websites mostly used to kill some time on this terrible planet

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

Any site that sorts comments by voting is going to be on average an insufferable hugbox beyond the worst of SA.

Rupert Buttermilk
Apr 15, 2007

🚣RowboatMan: ❄️Freezing time🕰️ is an old P.I. 🥧trick...

gently caress reddit.

SA is my 'port in the storm', my internet home, and I don't know what it's like not to have a place like this. Reddit, fb, twitter, none of those places work like that for me.

EorayMel
May 29, 2015

WE GET IT. YOU LOVE GUN JESUS. Toujours des fusils Bullpup Français.
Remember when sa went to war with reddit to at least make reddit consider not harboring child porn

Big Butt Skinner
Apr 16, 2005

Blueprints of the dummy...
Notarized photos of you making the dummy...
And an alternate wording for the banner: "Buttzilla."
Reddit is bad

Animal-Mother
Feb 14, 2012

RABBIT RABBIT
RABBIT RABBIT
remember that ghislaine maxwell was a moderator of several major subs

DeadFatDuckFat
Oct 29, 2012

This avatar brought to you by the 'save our dead gay forums' foundation.


Old.reddit

20 Blunts
Jan 21, 2017
analytic engine is such a poo poo username, rear end in a top hat

thin blue whine
Feb 20, 2004
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Soiled Meat

FirstnameLastname posted:

reddit routinely has the dumbest loving discussions and some of the worst admin staff I've ever seen

they were banning people for saying 'too bad the colorado club shooter survived' because that's advocating violence against Active Shooters lol

i got clapped once from some subreddit on the front page for saying protestors should be able to shoot cars that try to drive into them, which was in response to people advocating and openly wishing they could run over protestors.

Extra row of tits
Oct 31, 2020

Analytic Engine posted:

It's kind of confusing to be a goon in 2022. I thought any given thread here should be A. funnier or B. deeper or C. both than the same conversation on Reddit, but almost every funny thread is shallow and every deep thread is humorless. Reddit sucks but I often go there for comedy and advice I'd prefer to get here, because most goons stopped giving a poo poo about our community being good instead of good enough

Baring the scum like racists and homophobes SA is just like reddit.

Alucard
Mar 11, 2002
Pillbug

thin blue whine posted:

i got clapped once from some subreddit on the front page for saying protestors should be able to shoot cars that try to drive into them, which was in response to people advocating and openly wishing they could run over protestors.

To be fair it's unamerican to make any statement in favor of pedestrians over drivers.

Bloodfart McCoy
Jul 20, 2007

That's a high quality avatar right there.
:lol: if you think George Washington wouldn’t flatten a dozen protestors blocking the street on his way to Starbucks with his F-350.

ChubbyChecker
Mar 25, 2018


Analytic Engine posted:

It's kind of confusing to be a goon in 2022. I thought any given thread here should be A. funnier or B. deeper or C. both than the same conversation on Reddit, but almost every funny thread is shallow and every deep thread is humorless. Reddit sucks but I often go there for comedy and advice I'd prefer to get here, because most goons stopped giving a poo poo about our community being good instead of good enough

next time you go there, stay

ohnobugs
Feb 22, 2003


Analytic Engine posted:

It's kind of confusing to be a goon in 2022. I thought any given thread here should be A. funnier or B. deeper or C. both than the same conversation on Reddit, but almost every funny thread is shallow and every deep thread is humorless. Reddit sucks but I often go there for comedy and advice I'd prefer to get here, because most goons stopped giving a poo poo about our community being good instead of good enough

Sir this is an internet forum

ninjoatse.cx
Apr 9, 2005

Fun Shoe
We get very defensive about our dead gay comedy website. We're still mad at Fark over... something... despite the guy who runs fark being a pretty normal person in all regards.

Doc Fission
Sep 10, 2011



I personally go on Reddit for one thing and one thing only, and that's to DM OP's mom

Philthy
Jan 28, 2003

Pillbug
surprised reddit is still around, thought they went the way of digg

is vine still around too?

the only place i do anything on the net besides watching streaming services is SA and a few photography sites, and fb family members/friends

and porn, but even thats mostly lame these days

Dick Fontaine
Nov 10, 2022

Computer, end program.
It was better, but then you started posting again OP

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FreeRangeHexagon
Apr 17, 2022

My main experience with reddit is that it feels like I am talking to the same person over and over again under different usernames. There's something weirdly soulless and sterile about the site. Despite it being more technically impressive than SA in a lot of ways.

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