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Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Roxe__, Sep 30, 2016.
Simple question, what do you think?
I don't think Reddit can act as a replacement for discussion boards. It's hard to have a decent, on topic conversation with the way Reddit is, and not to mention the upvote downvote system makes people either more likely to post one liner memes or they're afraid to voice their opinions for fear or mass karma loss. Also the admins at Reddit appear to be mired in all sorts of political scandals, which doesn't bode well for its longevity.
I'm not going to lie, I've been using reddit and YouTube to keep up with Nintendo news, such especially seeing how there's a subreddit for everything now (NX). I also feel that the site has a bigger pool of people, and not just a group of people who are head over heels on a certain topic.
Reddit's nature just won't allow content like this to thrive. Sure they have dedicated sections, but they aren't nearly as focused as dedicated sites. They tend to get news after it's been posted to dedicated sites. Such as any 3DS hacking news is often posted here first, then makes it's way there.
Hell, the majority of posts at /r/3dshacks link to GBATemp.
I actually very much like the upvote and downvote system, because if someone says something offensive to humans as a whole, or trolls the topic, we could downvote to hide the comment or even the topic as a whole. As for the "memes" they've been a thing since forever ago, and I see them here as well, so there's no stopping the meme train really.
I personally feel like 3DS hacking is simply one topic, I see a whole lot of other gaming news being posted there first (if I'm on the right subreddit). ← Again this is my opinion. I personally think that the best part about reddit is that it is ran by the community.
That's the thing, there's so many things going on on reddit. It's not a focused site and that's basically the reason it can't kill focused sites. Basically the biggest strength to Reddit is also it's greatest weakness
I can definitely agree with that!! I guess for me, depending with what I'm trying to keep relevant with or what I'm trying to find, I just go to that subreddit.
At least that's what I usually do, hence why I voted, "it'll take a while, but eventually"
For instance there was a FF Trading Card Game announced today here on GBAtemp. Well on reddit if you search r/FinalFantasyTCG you'll find that it's been alive for a whole month and there's already so much information about it..
And I've been here a long time on the site, but things are evolving and you have to keep up.
What is reddit for?
I'm not sure this will make sense or not but Reddit's discussions seem transient while message boards like this seem to go deeper and can have discussion on one topic that lasts much longer.
See, I completely agree with this as well, 10 years is a long time to be on a site, but like you said things are constantly evolving
The same way sites like this destroyed usenet and facebook groups did much the same to this last time. Or digg or slashdot or stumbleupon or fark.
A trolly question like this would of been down voted and hidden, also we would not have to scroll through the obnoxious banner.
uhhh....can you give me an example?
If that is a troll question then you might need to step outside your bubble sometime. I had no real idea what it was prior to seeing
not so long ago, and it is not like I am entirely unaware of internet goings on. Equally not so many searches I do end up on reddit so it is not like expert sexchange a few years back (others reading it was a tech support forum, aspiring to be what spiceworks has since become, that was behind a paywall but for whatever reason their results ranked very high in Google at the time) so it is entirely possible to be unaware of it, unaware of its potency or lack thereof or otherwise dismissed it as a passing fad, even if you are the type inclined to leave the friendly garden of facebook.
On more permanent then by design reddit always wants new content and that does seem to limit the length of discussions. Here it is all a big mess but with some cultivation, some merging and general active moderation it means you can keep things going a bit, and have people dig things up if it is not necessary a project with a hyper frenetic update pace. It might differ for certain subreddits but all those I ever bother to keep half an eye on. It is not as bad as a big gaming site where news posts more than about 14 days old are all locked but still.
As for an example
2013 thread, dribs and drabs of discussion right up to today. That is fairly common in the ROM hacking forums as well.
Simple question, simple answer: No.
"As of 2016, Reddit had 542 million monthly visitors (234 million unique users), ranking #11 most visited web-site in US and #25 in the world. Across 2015, Reddit saw 82.54 billion pageviews, 73.15 million submissions, 725.85 million comments, and 6.89 billion upvotes from its users."-Wiki
How are you comparing apples(reddit) to oranges(fb groups,digg, fark, etc.)?!?!?
Also here's where a site like GBA temp is at for those who didn't know.
GBA FORUM STATISTICS
Is reddit something new and special then? I was more making a comment that prior to this we had seen people say forums would die in favour of facebook groups, the other metablog (I think that is the term) sites I mentioned as a theoretically humorous list of sites long past their prime, but were once also pegged to trouble news and forums and operate fairly similarly to reddit in terms of mechanics. I don't know if the reddit bubble has burst yet, or at least got itself a slow puncture, but we will probably not be seeing exponential growth.
Equally reddit is a general interest site so I am not sure you can compare things directly, else I would be able to look at android sales and say it blows the 3ds out of the water when it clearly warrants further refinement.
I am not sure what's funnier, you and @Sonic Angel Knight don't/didn't know what reddit is, yet there you are telling me to "step outside my bubble sometime."
OR you speaking for @Sonic Angel Knight 's behalf!
Depends on where you look, some subreddit threads get into vicious discussion about something and it becomes like a bad GBATemp. At least from my experience with a certain subreddit that posts women of wrestling pictures and videos, you can't really share an unpopular opinion, you'll be downvoted and criticized, just hope some people would agree. That's just the internet in total, reddit's just a big example, any message board gets into that kind of mentality with opinions and such.
To the question of what reddit's for. Porn and specific interests having their own community, rather than threads on a message board. A whole subreddit about The Room, sweet, though I wish it was more active. A subreddit about entertaining bad movies, awesome.