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  • 3 years ago
    Comment blue2501

    I do miss being able to expand an image or video directly from the front page.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment blue2501

    Sigh, don't make an app. Make the web site responsive. If your web site works well on mobile, you don't need an app.

    Whoever wins the mobile audience wins the war.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment blue2501

    Over on reddit, downvotes are a sort of "Hey, the downvote button is not a disagree buton *wink wink" type of deal.

    So, what systems do you have in place for downvotes that are different than Reddit? The same, right? Don't trivialize the problem by pretending Reddit ignored it. I've seen subs that put stern warnings on the button, or remove it entirely. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. People still got pissed when it happened.

    Overall, though, downvoting and the reactions to it are not unique to Snapzu or Reddit. I think the real cause is just economies of scale at work with a high population at Reddit.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment blue2501

    The problem is that you can't talk about "the" Reddit community. Reddit is millions of people. There are many communities. Making gross generalizations about Reddit is like saying all Americans do this or that.

    Are there horrible subs on Reddit? Yeah, sure, there's horrible places in the US, too. There's also well-run subs on Reddit, too. (Despite the admins...)

  • 3 years ago
    Comment blue2501

    part of the reason for the removal of Chooter was because she wouldn't allow PR people to do the AMA's and required the actual celebrity to do it.

    End result: IAMA mods take over the duties themselves and follow the same standards.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment blue2501

    And yet people bitch about downvoting here. Downvoting because you don't agree with the opinion is bad. Downvoting because it's shitty content is good.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment blue2501

    Meh, karma is still useless. I wish people would stop worrying so much about it.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment blue2501

    Define "many". It's easy to generalize a large population like Reddit by seeing a few comments from the minority.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment blue2501

    Here's the thing: we already know about her history. We already know that she's married to a crook, and both are very ligitatious. She plays the gender card, and he plays the race card. We know that she knows nothing about Reddit or the technology involved in it.

    So, starting out, most of the audience isn't going to be in her favor. And then after stumbling for 9 months with bad decisions, yeah, most of Reddit hates her. The reactions are fairly predictable, actually.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment blue2501

    Don't be fooled. This is just a pathetic attempt at damage control:

    1. She was several days too late.

    2. She replied to everybody in the media before addressing Reddit themselves, which was an extreme disservice.

    3. Her excuse for being so late was so paper thin that it clearly exposed how little she understands Reddit. Or just shows how bad she is at lying.

    4. She calls for technological solutions, while ignoring the real problems of a better rapport and lines of communication.

    5. These are all words. History has shown that nothing will come of this.

    (No idea why I can't do standard markdown bullet points...)

  • 3 years ago
    Comment blue2501

    From Ellen Pao in the link:

    It was hard to communicate on the site, because my comments were being downvoted.

    ROFL! Oh, wait, you're serious. Let me laugh even harder.

    That's the worst excuse I've seen or heard uttered from an adult in many many years. My son can do better than that. Does she not realize that she is the CEO and she can put out whatever statement she wants on the front page? I have seen blog posts that get downvoted down to zero, and yet it's still going to go to the top of the page because it's an admin-controlled sub.

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  • 3 years ago
    Comment blue2501

    I have this feeling that they have almost as many sysadmins and programmers with the same amount of budget, but more of their profit is getting greedily absorbed by their shareholders. Because why bother spending more money on infrastructure and customer support when you can just pocket all of that fat cash?

  • 3 years ago
    Comment blue2501

    If you take away the option to give no reason, an actual reason becomes the new default reason and you lose any kind of meaningful analysis on the actual reasons that were being given.

    What? If you force the user to provide a reason, then they will have to pick a real reason. You lose any meaningful analysis by including "no reason" because they are not forced to pick a reason. I think it's okay to have an Other option with a freeform result. You can use that to create other static reasons, if Other becomes popular.