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Shout out to Boardsies being a nicer community than Reddit

  • 18-03-2023 2:15am
    Registered Users Posts: 4,609 ✭✭✭

    I use both. Been a member of both for years.

    I found Reddit Ireland, while full of leftie leaning younger people, to have a very nasty edge and as it is not actively moderated , conversations quickly devolve info F U especially if you are not a card carrying socialist. Swearing, aggressive and belligerent. A lot of younger users there have a black and white view of the world. If you have a different opinion than them they think you are a ' bad person' , start freaking rather than have a debate about it.

    It's a popularity and attention seeking contest in many cases. Unpopular opinions get downvoted to oblivion.

    Boards, while we may decry the moderation or formatting etc at times, the interaction is 100x better and more mature than Reddit. Posters get banned from threads here but get to live again on other ones. It's give and take.

    I have to give credit where it is due for moderators encouraging a better type of interaction here, aswell as the posters.

    Long may it continue !

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  • Registered Users Posts: 593 ✭✭✭Waldo99

    Very true.

    I don’t use Reddit , but have abandoned twitter multiple times because of the relentless unfettered foolishness.

    On boards, gobshites have a limited shelf life.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,184 ✭✭✭85603

    Reddit for all its faults is less cliquey than here, if only due to its size.

    As for the card carrying bit, that is present here too, on one thread in particular. Any vaguely grey area found in your post and a little waiting crew of 🤔 ... disciples will jump at the opportunity to display their loyalty to the team by using your harassment as a stage.

    You'll have a "a better type of interaction" here so long as you don't disagree with anyone connected to the mods.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,609 ✭✭✭maninasia

    I dont find it cliquey here. I have been banned, but they let me jump on other related threads. Hsually they warn me a bu ch if times. They dont even have a way to block you on the thread so you have to remember you were blocked lol.

    I was annoyed about it, but I could see they are just trying to stop folks ranting and name calling.

  • Registered Users Posts: 119 ✭✭slither12

    It's silly to claim Reddit is bad. It all depends on the subreddits you visit.

  • Registered Users Posts: 721 ✭✭✭French Toast went down for maintenance for a small number of hours there a few weeks back. I hadn't seen a notice and thought it might have been taken offline. Was sort of saddened tbh.

    I've been on in various forms since about 2010. It's a great auld site.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,186 ✭✭✭hoodie6029

    While it’s not perfect I think it’s much better than it was even a few years ago. I was mainly a Motors Forum poster and that would be quite cliquey. One guy washes his car, a stream of responses and thanks, someone outside of the clique does an engine swap - 1 response. That was normal enough for years.

    Facebook seems to have hoovered up all those posters thankfully.

    While these forums are much quieter now, I personally think that they are better for it. When there was 20 new threads a day in Motors, what do you look at first?

    It’s a much slower pace now and the threads are much more accessible for people who might only log on a few times a week.

    The Enoch Burke thread is a good example. There is a max of 2 pages a day added to that. It’s easy to catch up on or just skip the bits that you’ve missed. I don’t even want to know what kinds of things have been posted by both sides in other parts of the internet on this topic.

    Cui bono?

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,317 ✭✭✭gameoverdude

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,194 ✭✭✭BrianD3

    I don't get much of a community feel from reddit - seems quite ephemeral. Can you have cliques if you don't have a community?

    Boards seems much more of a community and there were/are cliques. Although the normalisation of closing accounts and reregistering has probably reduced both the community feel and the number of cliques.

    I'm aware that some subforums (e.g. the Golf forum) have their own meetups but do Boards Beers happen anymore? is there a fear that people, especially with drink taken, would try to settle old scores and get violent.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,412 ✭✭✭Furze99

    If you wanna see an active clique on boards, click over on the Enoch Burke thread. Many who have tried to offer a bit of balance to the prevailing view of the pack there are roundly turned on and banned :)

  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 79,660 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sephiroth_dude


    I can see this thread going one way and that's the mod bashing way, so I'm closing it now.

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