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 No.252436

Is there a 2020 standin for ~2010-2013 reddit?

Basically when reddit was still on the cusp of being a niche site and mainstream - and the demographic was primarily bottom tier normies/failed normies (usually either of the invisibly aspergian gamer STEMlord nerd calibur or urban, humble hipster calibur) and was still moderated quite heavily with decent standards - memes were contained to meme specific subreddits, every main subreddit had news articles and discussion (and little tolerance for vague, low quality or vapid responses) - way more fact checking, subreddits weren't being astroturfed and reddit subcultures encouraged more quality over blindly following normieshit for no reason. Everyone was still at least in their 20's-30's and teenagers/kids were almost nonexistent.

Nowadays I noticed that reddit is 90 percent instawhoeres/tiktokkiddie influencers who self-shill, everything is manipulated with bots from every side and corporation, every 'serious' subreddit is just twitter screenshots from self-shillers, crude memes who's punchline is just looking overly surreal/meta to the point of being too disjointed/deep fried or 'when the autistic school shooter nazi hitler fidget spinner despiacito stonks' type zoomer shit. Everything is either stupid/utterly low quality or the same shit being posted every day and hour and variants of it. That, and shitflinging between alt right edgelords and SJWs/simps.

Is there any site or social media that is a standin for where reddit was in the former half of the 2010's? Anything close to it? A site with at least a decent amount of standards and a demographic that is a bit more professional/mature and at age 25-30's? I need to cut the fucking cord on this dumpster fire of a site. I'm 25 and sick of seeing how everything here is indecipherable from the youtube comments section or early 2010's 9gag.

 No.252438

>>252436
>the demographic was primarily bottom tier normies/failed normies
>A site with at least a decent amount of standards and a demographic that is a bit more professional/mature and at age 25-30's?
I don't understand. Are you looking for failed normie types or for professional mature people?
Generally by age 30 most of the "professional" people are dedicated to their careers or families and don't have much time to chat with strangers online.

 No.252439

>>252438

I guess I kind of mean a site that's at a stopgap between it. Not really STRICTLY professional/busy people - but more lax/chill 20 something-30 something peeps with hobbies and aren't having kids or pursuing something that takes you over a fuckton; that has a levelheaded amount of maturity and skills. People who probably work helpdesk, wind down getting into music/film/vidya who aren't immature teens or pewdiepie kiddies. That sort of thing.

 No.252442

>>252439
No. You are supposed to be a big boy now, stop playing around on the internet and let the kids have their fun :)

 No.252452

reddit is a forum where individual content can be moderated and highlighted. Slashdot was an early version of reddit that catered to computer nerds only. Back then mod points were distributed in an egalitarian manner, or more were rewarded based on how insightful the actual post was or randomly given to users who lurk alot. Now a days moderation is strictly in control of corporations and bot armies that want to sway public opinion. I liked the feature on Slashdot that you could still post anonymously without having to register an email, but even now they have removed that.

 No.252457

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the only alternative to 4chan was somethingawful and it was taken over by SJWs, ResetEra had good video game forums but that was taken over by Trannies, reddit has both and 4chan has jannies
small,slow imageboards don't fill the niche as they are usually spammed with unmoderated rule breaking content
even the 30-40 yr olds that are online now are just too boomer and everyone 20 and under is too zoomer this shit is a hell of its own especially after experiencing the comfy "old" internet in early 2000s

 No.252459

>>252457
I’m still more inclined to believe that people just got older and thus disenfranchised with the internet rather than a major shift in the demographics. Things have obviously changed, but I’ve gone though enough websites to feel like that it’s more of a problem with myself than with them. What used to be fun becomes wrote and boring, what used to be permissible becomes agitating.

For example 8chan. It had a honeymoon period for the first year or two where everyone was just super proud they left 4chan. But then everyone got sick of each other, internal drama happened, and it ultimately died. But the actual posting quality and style through all of this didn’t actually change that much. If you look through archives it’s actually hard to tell between 2018 and 2016. People just get sick of each other. So on 4chan there’s all these oldfags that have been there for 15 years and are just bored of memes and shitposts, and forms contemptuous. But all the “zoomers” and redditors are new to it, they just discovered the epic wojak posting and pepe, and they still have fun spamming it and making one word shitposts and “(you) farming”. People just get older.

 No.252462

>>252459
so you think it's all because of anti-fun fags and jannies? since those are usually who ruin communities

 No.252492

You came to the wrong place with your problems. Anonymous imageboards and places like reddit operate with fundamentally different doctrines which makes the userbases completely incompatible with each other. Plebbit was always normie shit and it was never considered acceptable to mention it in our territory.

 No.252495

>>252492
/thread

 No.252505

>>252436
>Is there any site or social media that is a standin for where reddit was in the former half of the 2010's?

The former half of the 10s is where internet/geek/nerd culture firmly fell into the hands of the mainstream. 2012 was the killing blow.

 No.252516

Just use Hacker News or Slashdot even if you're not a techie.

 No.252518

>>252459
I thought that 8ch died because of how shitty that site was run and the court orders they later received. Crappy servers, long delays, a lot of the time your posts didn't go through.
And there was a period where it was offline and then when they brought it back up but it was impossible to make new boards.
Haven't been there for a while but I don't think it was just internal drama.

 No.252519

>>252518
I'm not saying it died because of the drama, because the court orders are definitely what killed it. But in its death throes everyone started going on about "I miss 2016 8chan" and how the website had deteriorated.

 No.252601

>>252457
Well, there's RPG Codex. Good video game forums, very active and the site's population is a mix of far right, centrist, and far left, but the dominant majority is far right and user base leans heavily towards Eastern European, particularly Polish. Though, they keep their non-vidya forums restricted to people who have been there for over a year, so the site appears a lot more moderate on the surface than it really is.

 No.252614

>>252459
I would say that if it's OP because he came from the place none of us dare not speak. But let us be honest here. More normals have been slowly coming towards our side of the internet for nearly 6 years or so especially 4chan itself which has been made obvious by posters that do not care for each boards culture and identity, To the point where it is saturated with the same memetics and varients of those 3 characters or memetics themselves. I would say that over time things will swing back in the opposite direction only because trends and crazes are lapses in time and things that have permanence last long before they are gone. An example is of /mlp/ and Star Trek which may not be as popular as it once was, but still is kept alive by the core fans themselves and has a comfy community.

As for 8chan the real issue became the paranoia that everyone who posted there was from 4chan trying to subvert the site and it became a literal Lord Of The Flies scenario,including the fact that they just went crazy with their "World is ending" "world is ending" everytime something happened, and then you had a mod that would literally just ban for dumb reasons other than for Quality Control especially on /v/. The thing is they never moved past their "Gamergate" phase and tried to become a legitimate memetic site full of fun and create more OC that can distinguish itself from others. It's a huge learning lesson for other chans to understand.

> But all the “zoomers” and redditors are new to it, they just discovered the epic wojak posting and pepe, and they still have fun spamming it and making one word shitposts and “(you) farming”. People just get older.

That is the thing i can get that, but it has been a varience thing for awhile of the same stuff. Even Le Epic Troll Face, Awesome Face, and the FFFFFFUUUCK face did not last as long as these things did. But i will give it to you though the "you farming" never has changed it's just been rearranged. The only gripe i have is that there is not as much memetic characters as their use to be and everything is just a variance of Pepe and Wojak than anything really new as characters.
>>252518
That is apart of it like i mentioned above, also the userbase became paranoid and it did not help they went into purity spirals and believed things without research. They kind of ran off memetic makers in the process. The court order was the start of the end but i would say the finishing blow was the fact Jim and the rest went to a lawyer when asked to have Lollikon/Shota and a guro board, they replied that the Lawyer said it would not be able to be hosted without being taken down and it would be considered Child Porn even though a lot of other chans do it. That was the final straw because users were putting up with the fact the site had to come back from Cloudflare, posts that would take 15 minutes to send or work, disorganization, and just power struggles with a mod that was power hungry as well. The drama dragged the site down but also just the fact it called itself a "freedom of speech" site but then collapsed on itself when they did not allow lollikon and guro etc. Also if i can mention something i think /pol/itics really dragged the sites down overall in the sense of just being everywhere and spammed at once.
>>252519
When it first was starting out it had a huge userbase, i would dare say it rivaled 4chan. It had done all sorts of things correctly with allowing huge amounts of images(well about 3-4) per post and also allowing PDF's, 5MB worth of gifs, and also finally 15MB in videos with sound. These were things constantly and i mean constantly begged for on 4chan. People were hoping for Lollikon and Guro to make a huge comeback and be the thing 4ch stopped being a long time ago.

 No.252618

>>252614
>the place none of us dare not speak.
You have to be a zoomerfag to say something this gay. Reddit.

>More normals have been slowly coming towards our side of the internet for nearly 6 years

Last 6 years? Slowly? What? It was over by 2014 at the latest, this bizarre notion that normalfags are still "slowly" coming round is insane. The turnaround on "memes" these days is literally days.

>When it first was starting out it had a huge userbase, i would dare say it rivalled 4chan.

8chan was a wack-ass clone who's only real thrust was the gamergate exodus.

 No.252625

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>>252618
>Zoomer
Low Effort.
>Last 6 years? Slowly? What? It was over by 2014 at the latest, this bizarre notion that normalfags are still "slowly" coming round is insane. The turnaround on "memes" these days is literally days.
No i was saying that Normalfags have been finding their way since 2014. And it has only snowballed from there, it hit peak at around 2016 due to the elections and all of the /pol/ stuff moved all of these normalfags and Redditfags who want 4chan and other imageboards to be exactly like the places they post in so they can shit it up including the culture. But the thing that will deter them is the fact it those sites are only relevent for awhile but when it's no longer popular, the bandwagon no longer exists, which it will happen easily because things stabilize in the long run. Redditfags and normalfags eventually go to something else when it becomes more popular than the thing they discuss. They are normalfags and bandwagoners. They are not relevant for the long-term of anything.
>8chan was a wack-ass clone who's only real thrust was the gamergate exodus.
Technically speaking yes, but it became an alternative a contrast for those who hated the normalfags. Unfortunately they kind of became paranoid and retarded so i can agree with you on the fact they only held onto the Gamergate label without creating a real community beyond it.



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