Weekend Open Forum: What are your favorite subreddits?

Shawn Knight

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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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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!!!!
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 :)


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.


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.


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.


TS Forces Special
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.