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  • Boop
    +24

    It sounds like a lot of people are offended by this article, but I don't see why. I think it's great that the author put together a list of Reddit alternatives. That is a lot of websites he went through - obviously he didn't spend a whole lot of time on some of these sites - but at least it is a general overview that will get people looking.

    As for the comment "passive and dull", I think dull was a poor choice of word and I'm hoping that's not what he actually meant. I'm thinking he means that users tend to have ideas/opinions that don't waver to extremes, in contrast to Reddit. I see it as a compliment; we're level-headed and not batshit crazy.

    • sobeyharker
      +10

      Sorry. It's poorly worded and this better conveys how I feel.

      • Boop
        +11

        Don't worry about it. Honestly, this whole thread has left a bad taste in my mouth. I can understand why people would initially get upset about some of your comments, but when people start belittling and calling you an "asshole", especially when the original intent of the article was to help others, it makes me feel uneasy.

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        • Goronmon
          +4

          Honestly, this whole thread has left a bad taste in my mouth.

          Same here. It's a little distressing.

        • sobeyharker
          +3

          Appreciated.

          The whole reason I created the list is because I posted the original "Master list" on /r/redditalternatives and I was asked to by a LOT of people who are either part or represent other communities. I gave them all, even the smaller ones with only a few hundred users, a fair shot. A lot of them shared their Google Analytics with me and we talked about their plans for future growth.

          This is the list I was talking about: https://www.reddit.com/r/RedditAlternatives/c..._reddit_alternatives_that_i/?ref=search_posts

          People severely overestimate the use of such a list as a marketing tool, speaking as an ex-mod of /r/marketing and /r/ppc, and the main benefit here will be inbound in weeks/months to come. I did this not because my work wanted me to but because I thought I had an opportunity to create a decent resource for a large amount of communities. I'm speaking entirely on my own behalf here, not some hidden agenda, so I'd appreciate if people would talk to me as a person as opposed to some automated hired shill.

          I understand why this community is hurt by my comments and why they were taken outside of the context I meant - however I stand by what I said and that I look forward to the growth of Snapzu and things to come. This is a powerful community, with twice the amount of members of one that I represent, and I honestly see great things coming from it.

        • VoyagerXyX
          +1

          Tell it like it is. Let's talk about it.

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      • double2
        +4

        YOU PIECE OF SHIT! RESIGN OR I'M DOXIN YOUR SITE

        Ah, I'm kidding pal. I still love you. I don't think you said anything but the objective truth.

        • sobeyharker
          +1

          Haha, cheers. I could have worded it better though.

    • picklefingers
      +6

      Yup, not everybody has to be in love with Snapzu. That's sort of the point of the exclusivity and community that we have been trying to grow. It just sounds like the site wasn't the site for him. No problem with that. There are many other alternatives and I don't want to try to force people to stay if they don't like it here.

      • Jackalope
        +1

        Yup. I quiet agree. Besides, I think dull is the wrong descriptor for this place. More like 'polite'... like Canada.

    • Xendeth
      +3

      I think you summed it up perfectly. Reddit grew to be too big. The loudest are the craziest and everyone will upvote some good drama. It's a shame - but it provides people with the excitement they want. I'll be happy to hang out with like-minded individuals here and if that's not the case at least level-headed.

    • Goronmon
      +3

      I'm thinking he means that users tend to have ideas/opinions that don't waver to extremes, in contrast to Reddit.

      Outside of /t/lounge, /t/asksnapzu, and /t/ideasforsnapzu it feels more like people don't bother expressing their ideas/opinions.