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Weekend Open Forum: What are your favorite subreddits?

By Shawn Knight
May 9, 2014
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  1. Reddit is currently one of the hottest destinations on the Internet. The site was founded in June 2005 although things didn't really take off until years later when members of the once-thriving social news site Digg defected to Reddit in...

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  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    /r/gonewild :D
    /r/geology
    /r/bicycling
    /r/bad_cop_no_donut
     
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    /r/planetside 2
    /r/science
    /r/gaming

    I hate: /r/technology just because of the mods.
     
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  4. TrueBooleanFals

    TrueBooleanFals TS Member Posts: 76   +12

    What is this 'redit'? I suppose I could just surf to it, but I doubt I would know what I was doing... and I am only 27!!!!
     
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    /r/interestingasf*ck (you'll need to substitute a vowel for * naturally)
    /r/HailCorporate
    /r/football
     
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,498   +2,048

    I haven't got a clue what this topic is all about.
     
  7. Mieksr

    Mieksr TS Enthusiast Posts: 38   +7

    /r/interestingas****
    /r/diablo
    /r/cablemanagement
     
  8. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    I did not have a clue either. Having just checked the Wiki entry I don't think I will be joining it.
     
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  9. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,392   +107

    Old /@/lingo days of the net, I see here before what you have today.
     
  10. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    Never used reddit it just baffled me.... might try getting used to it..
     
  11. TheLastPanda

    TheLastPanda TS Member Posts: 78   +10

    Reddit is a minimalistic forum. It is an aggregate of boards called subreddits. Say I post to the technology reddit (navigated to by adding /r/technology to the url) then posted a link to this article. The link could be seen by anyone and it gets voted up or down. Things that get voted up crawl to the "front page" of the sub and sometimes to the front page of the entire site which is why reddit calls itself the front page of the Internet. It is really built around intelligent or hilarious comments but you could lurk without an account. /r/games, /r/technology etc are pretty common ones that I enjoy browsing. /r/askreddit is really cool if you are at all interested in sociology and /r/pcmasterrace is funny from time to time. It gets as deep as you want it to so you could skim the default subreddits and look at memes or search for really specific groups of people that share the same interest. A member of reddit created imput, so sometimes links are pictures hosted there instead of text posts. Click with care :)
     
  12. TheLastPanda

    TheLastPanda TS Member Posts: 78   +10

    *imgur not imput. It won't let me edit on this silly phone
     
  13. I didn't have a clue what this was about, so I checked it out.

    Looks like just another time-waster on the Internet to me. I'll pass.
     
  14. Is this another one of those fads like Facehook?

    I think it's far more interesting to ride a bike than read about someone else doing it. It's also far more interesting to go to the toilet alone.
     
  15. mike__lazenby

    mike__lazenby TS Rookie

    r/Askreddit - Although the questions can be boring, the responses are always either hilarious, mind-blowing or damn right interesting.

    r/cableporn - Cabling that has been arranged in beautiful ways, like well looked after comms rooms. (Safe for work - don't worry)

    r/mildlyinteresting and r/interestingas**** - both... interesting?

    r/tifu - Today I f*cked up. Comedy gold, laugh at other's misfortunes.

    Worst subs?
    r/technology - The mods are terrible, they remove stuff just because they don't like it etc.
    r/lifehacks - "Hacks" to make life easier. 90% of these are truly just terrible and pointless.
     
  16. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    I am pretty surprised at the hate or just dismissal of the site. There is a ton of knowledge to be gained on that site. It is essentially like if Techspot covered EVERYTHING rather than just computers/tablets/phones. Almost any topic you are interested in is bound to have a subreddit where you can ask questions or read to learn more.

    I think that most of the people that have something negative/dismissive to say about it after visiting once are really missing the boat. The site isn't new, it has been around for a while, it probably isn't going away anytime soon, and if you are willfully ignorant of it you are doing yourself a disservice. There is more to reddit than what you see from going to reddit.com and not being subscribed to any sub forums.
     

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