Reddit is a failed social media platform

Gogol

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I've been critical of Reddit before, but this time I'm pretty much convinced they're a failed platform.

For reasons. Among them:
  • Up and down voting brigades are rampant on popular subs
  • You can easily fool their system and how exactly it's done is all over the place
  • The political bias is just too blatant. There's not even an attempt to keep it subtle
  • Their user base has no purchasing power (get to front page and see how it converts)
  • The concept of user-moderated communities is a tragedy (their concept of benevolent moderators sucks)

Just thinking out loud here.

I kinda think Reddit's pretty much bound to fail in the long run. What say you?
I kinda agree with this. Have seen the same in my country’s community. I have been burned multiple times for speaking the truth, just bcoz it did not match their theory/opinion. I don’t really care coz then I can just post a picture of a cute pussy, and my karma is back. I dunno if I could call reddit “failed”, but it is toxic for sure.
 

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For a website that big, their collective buying power is definitely low for some reason... The traffic of the network is notorious for its low quality, but often the quantity is larger.
 

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For a website that big, their collective buying power is definitely low for some reason... The traffic of the network is notorious for its low quality, but often the quantity is larger.
Yeah. I post a random post there and 200 views is almost guaranteed.
 

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Remember one business owner saying all their marketing activities on reddit mostly brought them freeloaders with almost 0 paying clients.

Looks like it is best for onlyfans type of girls advertising on subreddits to boost their followers count.
 

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I guess spamming crap doesn't convert that good on Reddit. I don't agree it's far-left though, maybe you see it that way if you come from a rural area.

But yes, ads don't convert as well.
 
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Remember one business owner saying all their marketing activities on reddit mostly brought them freeloaders with almost 0 paying clients.

Looks like it is best for onlyfans type of girls advertising on subreddits to boost their followers count.
Here's a realistic scenario for Reddit.
1000 sign-ups for trial. 0 renewals and only new abusive sign-ups for trial. Meh.
 

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I've been critical of Reddit before, but this time I'm pretty much convinced they're a failed platform.

For reasons. Among them:
  • Up and down voting brigades are rampant on popular subs
  • You can easily fool their system and how exactly it's done is all over the place
  • The political bias is just too blatant. There's not even an attempt to keep it subtle
  • Their user base has no purchasing power (get to front page and see how it converts)
  • The concept of user-moderated communities is a tragedy (their concept of benevolent moderators sucks)

Just thinking out loud here.

I kinda think Reddit's pretty much bound to fail in the long run. What say you?
the reddit moderator issue is a huge factor in this. If I recall correctly it was like 92 of the top 400 subreddits are run by the same 5 people. This is done way more but just goes to show how badly the power is divided. The moderators fucking suck and want to feel power thus creating this puppet show in a lot of subreddits.
 

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It really depends from sub to sub, as in REAAALLY depends.

Here's a recent example.

Managed to get close to 30,000 visitors from one post on /r/gadgets. Adsense total income for that stream alone: $280

A few days later, decided to try out /r/hardware. Managed to get 25,000 visitors from one post. Adsense total income for that stream alone: $30

I said what the hell, something must have been wrong on my side. I checked analytics, and for /r/hardware, the bounce rate and swell time were pure cancer.

Of course, in both cases, my posts were deleted shortly after because of a 10% self-promotion rule I wasn't aware of.
 

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Not true. If you feel a site as big as reddit is ‘failed’, then maybe it’s not for you.

As for the Draconian measures by the mods, maybe that comes, at least in part from higher up the chain of command. If I was the Mod for a sub with 1 million + members, i’m not going to risk any penalty just for one or two members, ‘right to free speech’.

The admin are the real aholes on reddit. If you stir up a sub which happens to be overlooked by an admin too, that’s when you get banned. And they don’t give a shit how many awards you got or karma you racked up... talking from experience.

Playing devil's advocate just to do it or inflate the post count? Because the draconian methods by the mods are well documented, so there's no 'maybe' about it.

Penalties don't happen like that on subreddits and it takes some effort to get your subreddit banned.
 

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I make alot money by promoting stuff on reddit, so i like
 

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reddit is the only one that actually has moderators & admins enforcing that nonsense.
 

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Reddit is actually good , where facebook twitter has not much quality content you can find it on reddit
 

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Is it a social media site though? It always striked me more like as a forum, a discussion board.

I don't visit it too often, pretty much only when it comes up at top for a search query. It has the same purpose as Quora for me.
 

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Reddit is fulled with degenerate speds who are high off moderating powers.
It's a place where, you are encoruaged to be a sheep or you get downvoted or harassed to oblivion.
It's what the world is trying to enforce on the population, so in a way, it's not really a failure.
 
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