Why Reddit falling apart is a good thing
Reddit falling apart and its communities reassembling themselves into new communities such as Voat, this and others is good for the reason that the road to monetization the admins seem to have taken is bad, but the real reason why it in the long term will be beneficial for all is because the amount communities within reddit with unique and opposite desires created hostility and frustration in most discussions. While in the beginning Reddit was the home to a homogeneous community, it through expansion saw more niche subreddits pop up to fulfill the desires different groups of users had. After a while all of these identity subreddits such as SRS or TRP became big enough to become semi-autarkical communities, fighting against each other and using the downvote button to punish those who dissented with them.
The problem is that all these metaphorical gangs had to share common grounds in prison in non-identity subreddits such /r/askreddit or /r/worldnews where the increase in heterogeneity caused the distance between the hivemind and any random user to grow. Often it was the case in for example AskReddit threads that people would become mad for the theme or direction that the comments had (e.g. puns but in a broader sense ideology).
I geuss I used a lot of words to describe how the addition of new political parties would lead to a redistribution of party profiles to fit the profiles of voter groups - leading to every voter to have a choice between websites they might feel happiest in. Even shorter: for the same reason Reddit would have been much shittier if it merged with Tumblr, it will be much better to have a part of Reddit split up into new communities.
That being said, hello everyone. I am stoic, a Dutch cinephile and 21yo philosophy and criminology student and I already made an account on Voat a month ago because I didn't want to wait on my activation code for Snapzu and because relatively inactive comment sections back then. Some of the features of this site are very promising to me, most noteably to have the ability to search through types of posts (e.g. analysis) instead of just tribes itself. I hope this will turn out what I expect it to be.