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Clownshoes
Decided a thread is deserved for this website, because it's so extremely awesome.

Really Short: Reddit is a non shit version of Digg.
Short: Reddit is a social news website on which users can post links to content on the Internet. Other users may then vote the posted links up or down, causing them to become more or less prominent on the reddit home page. Reddit also includes topical sections called "reddits" (colloquially called "subreddits"), which focus on specific topics, such as politics, programming, "not safe for work", or science. There are hundreds of reddits. Users can create reddits.

My favourite subreddits are the discussion ones, lots of tips or generally interesting things on them:
/r/AskReddit - thought-provoking, inspired questions.
/r/IAmA - Post what you are, have people ask you about yourself.
/r/DoesAnybodyElse - find other redditors that share your quirks.
/r/TodayILearned - You learn something new everyday.
/r/Self - A place to put self-posts for discussion, questions, or anything else you like.
/r/TipofmyTongue - Aw, what's the name of that…thing?

Other good content reddits: Bestof, Howto, Pics, Funny, Gaming, Music, Australia

I'm not sure how the friend system works or if it's of any use, but try adding me (failquail) and who knows!
Remedial
might try it out instead of digg today then

digg has been sucking quite a bit lately with nothing other than a few old pictures being worth opening and having a quick chortle about
Alfie
I've been reading reddit for almost 3 years now. It started as an alternative to digg as a time-waster, and then I slowly realised how much better it is than digg and that a lot of the content is posted on reddit hours before it pops up on digg.

I highly recommend this website for abundance of time wasting enjoyment while sitting at your cubefarm.
Fork
How do you reddit?

I mean it's not hard, you click links and look with your eyes.. but it still just doesn't all gel for me.

On mobile I use amrc which is bloody fantastic, but on web with the toolbar now deprecated it's just not as fluid as it could be / used to be.

Generally I scroll through the front page or a multireddit, and click on the links to open tabs for what I think looks interesting. Then, if the content is interesting enough I'd click the toolbar and look at the comments. But now with the toolbar gone, I'd have to go back to the main list, scroll up and find the link to hit the comments.

I could open the comments after each link I hit, but that seems a bit silly since I wouldn't look at the comments for most of the things. Going back up the list and searching for the one or two I want to look at isn't easy, either.

I have RES installed but barely even know what it does.

Am I missing something? Do you browse it differently? What's your process?
Fun
I thought this was going to be a bump to do with the Reddit shitstorm that is going on right now.
Hanlol
Simon I use Alien Blue for my phone and use Reddif Enchantment Suite for my browser. I click "view images" and scroll endlessly.

I like Alien Blue because depending on my mood I can pick whatever the fuck I want. Plus I find reading any text based subreddits easier on my phone than my computer.

Fun the whole Ellen Pao thing is hilarious. The petition to get her fired has a huge amount of signatures

https://www.change.org/p/ellen-k-pao-st … reddit-inc
cailo-
I only recently took time to see what reddit is. It shows that no matter what you are interested in there is someone else who is interested in it too. I should frequent it more often, maybe I'll even make a post there someday too.

I suppose 10 years of twelve forums has blinded me to the fact the internet has changed a bit since 2005.
Fun
cailo- wrote:
I only recently took time to see what reddit is. It shows that no matter what you are interested in there is someone else who is interested in it too. I should frequent it more often, maybe I'll even make a post there someday too.

I suppose 10 years of twelve forums has blinded me to the fact the internet has changed a bit since 2005.


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Docilus
Fun wrote:
cailo- wrote:
I only recently took time to see what reddit is. It shows that no matter what you are interested in there is someone else who is interested in it too. I should frequent it more often, maybe I'll even make a post there someday too.

I suppose 10 years of twelve forums has blinded me to the fact the internet has changed a bit since 2005.


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Spoon
Hanlol wrote:
Ellen Pao resigned.

Oh shit, it actually worked.

There's no way they could have kept her on as CEO with such a massive backlash to her being there from so many users. The direction of the company is extremely unlikely to change from its current trajectory, but at least there's less of her being so blatant about it.
Konstantine
My impression is that most of the changes effected while Pao was interim CEO were guided by the board. I don’t see them reversing that trajectory anytime soon. Now let’s see how reddit reacts to having a man make the unpopular decisions. How can they possibly critique his decisions, if they can't threaten him with rape and call him a cunt?
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