We have slightly edited the sidebar rules to allow direct link submissions of news articles about reddit. Our subreddit is dedicated to gathering "the most interesting meta news & discussion about reddit." As reddit grows in size year after year, that "meta news" is increasingly taking the form of actual news articles about reddit. At the same time, niche meta subreddits like /r/RedditInTheNews have largely been ignored... even /r/MetaHub itself hasn't grown as much as I would have liked.
Before today, if I wanted to share a news article about reddit with this community, I would have had to post it to /r/RedditInTheNews, and then ask someone else to crosspost that submission here. I couldn't crosspost it here myself because of our anti-self-promotion rule:
Do not link to your own comments or submissions, unless you are submitting an official (distinguished) moderator announcement.
The moderation team discussed the issue, and we decided that news articles about reddit are definitely "interesting meta news" and therefore we should be able to share them here.
Thanks for reading!
Any post "not supporting the cause" is removed instantly. Are we dealing with The_Donald 2.0 here? Is it some 4chan meme gone out of control? Are they breaking reddit rules by not allowing discussion?
I.e., one that is at least six levels underneath the thread-post so that it will not be visible fron a main page of the Topic but can be accessed either by clicking on "Read more" or direct-linking. Probably must be archived to deny invitation of brigading. Preferably its parent comment has a lower score (for added contrast value). Any context might be nice as well. |¤}
Same question but for a comment on exactly the tertiary level (response to a reply to the OPost) in which the comment in question has a higher score than its parent and grandparent and all three were submitted by different persons (or at least distinct handles).
Thank You for sharing some goodies, and if there be a more appropriate subreddit for to which me to post this, please do direct me to it! :]
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According to this article,
"The data offered a strikingly complete picture of the voting histories and political leanings of the American electorate
In some cases, that included which voters are suspicious of Wall Street and pharmaceutical firms, or who reluctantly voted for Hillary Clinton or supports the Affordable Care Act
Some of the files assigned voters a score based on their views of 46 different issues ranging from immigration to trade."
The article offers this -
Nearly 170 gigabytes of the exposed data consisted of social media posts scraped from Reddit
How is it possible for them to be building these files on voters based on reddit comments???
EDIT: It's working fine for me today. Thanks everyone.
Starting today, opening up reddit on my phone no longer brings me to the desktop site (my vastly preferred method of browsing reddit.) Instead it brings me to a jumbled up, glitchy screen with multiple links to the mobile site and the app store.
Furthermore, after some annoying navigation that eventually gets me to the desktop site, trying to back out of a post that I've clicked on BRINGS ME BACK TO THAT ORIGINAL SCREEN with the annoying pop-up app advertisements. Very annoying. Just my two cents. Hope this doesn't cut the userbase in half.
The idea behind the voting system is that bad-quality comments get downvoted and good-quality comments get upvoted, so the comments worth seeing rise to the top. But this isn't how it works in practice at all. People generally vote based on a number of completely pointless criteria like whether they agree with the opinions in the comment or if they like the person who's commenting. Cringe culture also means that comments can be downvoted seemingly at random. For example, for using stilted wording or for using an obscure word.
This creates a lot of problems. For example, it's hard to have a debate on reddit because one side will inevitably have their comments hidden and the other side will inevitably have their comments pushed to the top. This creates a lot of obvious problems, but it also means that if you want to follow a back-and-forth between two redditors, you need to really hunt for the responses by the downvoted side.
I think this also creates a resentment that's common to all redditors. Every one of us has been on the receiving end of arbitrary downvotes and I think we've all gotten indignant about it, and I think that indignation is one of the reasons why reddit is such a hostile place. 100 anonymous downvotes don't give you anything to lash out at, so you carry that anger with you until you see someone who annoys you just a little bit, and you unleash it all on them. But really you've just handed off your anger to this new redditor, and the cycle continues.
So how do we fix this? How do we get people to vote thoughtfully or not at all?
Am I correct in assuming that when you sort posts in a subreddit by top and then "all time" that it just performs a ranking based on the net upvotes?
If so, given the great increase and, hypothetically, the potential for a decrease in Reddit's daily active users over a period of years -- should these rankings not be adjusted using weightings taken from the time of the post. E.g. daily active users and some metric based on the number of subscribers to the sub and whether or not it got front page exposure.
See what I mean? There would have to be some sort of threshold to avoid artificially inflated popularity at the low ends though.