submitted 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago) by _number8_ to c/asklemmy

i can't stand megathreads -- no one reads these! no one wants their posts banished there!

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[-] mamaMiata 429 points 7 months ago

This may be an unpopular option since I've already seen it across lemmy, but the ____porn communities. I'd like to browse pictures of nice landscapes or exotic cars without worry about someone around me noticing "PORN" on my screen.

At this point it seems very old internet, something that made sense when those communities were established, but now is unnecessary gratuitous and not socially acceptable.

[-] DrMango 140 points 7 months ago

I saw a post about a community created here called "pixel passport" which I thought was a hell of a lot better that "earth porn."

[-] ImOnLemmyWow 107 points 7 months ago

EarthPixels. CarPixels. PornPixels. HistoryPixels. This could work.

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[-] Skiv 70 points 7 months ago

Damn, I had forgotten how obnoxious that was on Reddit. Blocked all of those years ago because it was just unnecessary and a gross way to qualify otherwise unremarkable photos.

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[-] Countess425 388 points 7 months ago

When people turn a popular post into an Oscars Acceptance Speech

ETA: wow thanks for the upvotes!

ETA2: omg my first gold award?? I couldn't have made it without my mom and Jesus through whom all things are possible

[-] [email protected] 201 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)


ETA: thanks for one upvote!😃

ETA2: thanks for two upvotes!😀😀

ETA3: woah?! 3?!?!?! thanks for three upvotes!😁😁😁

ETA4: this is more upvotes than I have money in my bank account! thanks for four upvotes!💵💵💵

ETA5: INASANE!!! thanks for five upvotes!😍😍😍

ETA6: I’ve never had more than SIX!!! thanks for six upvotes! 😱😱😱😱😱

ETA7: thanks for seven upvotes! I want to thank my mom, my brother, Jesus, Scott, Bill Gates, and my cat!!!🤗🤗

ETA8: What? Why y’all downvoting me now? Bring it back to seven!😤😤😤

ETA9: Unbelievable. -400 upvotes now. I lost my house, my car, and my job because of this! 😔😔😣😖😖😖😭😭


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[-] Ensign_Crab 299 points 7 months ago

Moderators who coddle bigots.


[-] [email protected] 100 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

This is my #1 also. So many people "just asking questions"

I also hate the circlejerk of people going "I cannot possibly comprehend being gay/trans/disabled/whatever but I let them do what they want!" They're not aliens, you can listen to them explain what they are going through and have empathy. It's not very complicated.

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[-] [email protected] 211 points 7 months ago

Creative writing presented as truth

[-] [email protected] 73 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Oh man, this is something I definitely hope to never see again. I'm so tired of the unbelievable TIFUs, AITAs, and/or OffMyChests with thousands of upvotes that had obviously-fake stories.

The worst one (in recent history) was that TIFU with the student who slept with their professor's daughter.

Part 1: https://libreddit.de/r/tifu/comments/1379pge/tifu_by_hooking_up_with_professors_daughter/

Part 2: https://libreddit.de/r/tifu/comments/137u9bk/tifupdate_by_hooking_up_with_professors_daughter/

Part 3: https://libreddit.de/r/tifu/comments/1391lmj/tifupdate_i_cuckolded_my_professor/

I hope this kind of bullshit never happens here.

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[-] Smooth 204 points 7 months ago

Can we stop talking about Reddit? Let it go.

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[-] Moshpotatoes91 202 points 7 months ago

"Thanks for the gold kind stranger"

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[-] [email protected] 175 points 7 months ago

All I want is that top comments under posts are something insightful and related to the post, and not just the same one liner boring jokes that keep getting upvoted for some reason.

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[-] buycurious 172 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

The “hivemind” ignoring the correct information or even worse, encouraging the wrong information.

Does anyone else remember the whole Boston Bomber fiasco (i.e. We did it, Reddit)?

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[-] throbbing_banjo 154 points 7 months ago

Karma-whoring. It's already started with the stupid "upote my can of beans" posts... Dude nobody cares about your internet points, either activity participate or fuck off to Instagram.

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[-] [email protected] 144 points 7 months ago

I absolutely hate the love for revenge violence. Stuff like celebration people running over protestors in their cars because they were forced to stop on the road. Or bleeding out after someone got shot when they robbed a store.

This includes that fact that you can basically guarantee every thread contains at least one comment claiming "play stupid games, win stupid prizes"

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[-] [email protected] 137 points 7 months ago

r/the_donald or anything like it. Kindly fuck off with all of that shit.

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[-] [email protected] 131 points 7 months ago

Comments like:


Use the upvote button and shut up.

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[-] Zozano 131 points 7 months ago

Please don't let /c/asklemmy become like /r/askreddit, which had half of the front-page posts being the same sex related questions every month.

"Women of reddit, what non sexual thing that guys so makes you horny?"

"What is the sexiest thing you regret doing?"

"How many cocks have you sucked while your cat judges you while waiting for you to feed it?"

It was bullshit.

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[-] magnetosphere 118 points 7 months ago

People who don’t know/acknowledge the difference between “free speech” and “hate speech”

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[-] riotrick 115 points 7 months ago
[-] [email protected] 109 points 7 months ago

When someone would ask a good question that you also wanna know the answer to, but then all the "answers" were just jokes bc everyone wanna get upvotes. I dont really mind jokes but those times it was a bit sad, then sometimes no one would answer for real bc i guess they see 10 replies and assume surely one of them is real already.

Also repost bots.

And apple vs samsung feuds.

And sometimes looked like whenever some people try to organize action or protests, comments just spamming that "protests do nothing" or "voting does nothing," or "what is this gonna do," not suggesting any other solution either, almost like trying to encourage apathy? Or discourage action. Sometimes i wondered if those were bots.

Also the r/wooosh when someone didn't understand a joke. .-.

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[-] answersplease77 105 points 7 months ago

Cringe horny sexual questions on the main page every day: Reddit, what sound do you like to hear when you do the sex with your female partner? (and the post has 999999 upvotes and 99999 comments)

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[-] [email protected] 99 points 7 months ago

/r/MadeMeSmile portrayed toxic positivity which felt out of touch with reality.

"I made my bed today. First time in 14 years 🙂"

  • 45 thousand likes and 2 thousand comments.
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[-] Sinister_Grape 96 points 7 months ago

The ragebait fake text message screenshots that plague subs like antiwork.

Wow, your dickhead boss is stupid enough to put all of that in writing and has the exact same style of writing, spelling and grammar as you do? Isn’t that a coincidence!

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[-] alvaniss 96 points 7 months ago
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[-] Rengoku 90 points 7 months ago
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[-] lagomorphlecture 89 points 7 months ago

My cat didn't get any love over on insert community name here. I hope you guys updoot me more than they did.

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[-] tylenol3 86 points 7 months ago

“Women of Reddit: what’s the sexiest sex you ever sexed (and why)?”

[-] EyesInTheBoat 84 points 7 months ago

Karma. I feel like that will push Lemmy in a way that isn't healthy.

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[-] meisme 81 points 7 months ago

"Sir, you have just won the internet" "Thanks for the gold kind stranger" "I too choose this guy's [placeholder]" And the other corny overused reddit lines

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[-] [email protected] 80 points 7 months ago


Banana for scale

5/7 with rice

Generic ask Reddit threads

All that shit can go to hell.

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[-] hairinmybellybutt 80 points 7 months ago

Communities with videos of violence and assault, justice porn etc. I hate those, this is honey for conservatives and fascists, they love it and it disgusts me.

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[-] Pregnenolone 77 points 7 months ago

"Came here to say this"

Also, while I will tolerate it, I hope we tone down the doggo speak

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[-] metic 75 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Ragebait like noahgettheboat, idiotsincars, publicfreakout. It’s the Jerry Springer of the 2020’s.

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[-] Pumpkinbot 70 points 7 months ago
[-] rob_t_firefly 70 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Sponsored posts, banner ads, algorithms, and other advertising-industry fuckery.

A reply that's just "r/(some subreddit name)."

A robot trying to sell stolen fan art printed onto t-shirts.

People childishly self-censoring non-sweary words. "Sex" isn't a bad word, but writing "s*x" suggests you probably shouldn't be allowed on social media at your stage of development.

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[-] [email protected] 69 points 7 months ago
[-] meldroc 68 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Safe spaces for fascism. Spez let The_Donald and its imitators fester for years, thus turning Reddit into a de facto Nazi Bar. Thus years of harassing non-fascists & minorities, brigading, spouting bigotry, disinformation and toxicity while the admins yawned.

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[-] Sinister_Grape 66 points 7 months ago

Photos of people’s wives or girlfriends - often taken without their wife or girlfriend’s consent - playing video games, with vaguely condescending titles about it “only being the Sims / Animal Crossing” and half the replies being absolutely vile. As a Woman Who Plays Video Games, it was awfully annoying.

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[-] flagellum 65 points 7 months ago

Pun threads. They're not clever. They're the same, old, recycled jokes, and they just get progressively worse with every reply.

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[-] [email protected] 64 points 7 months ago

Just general karma whoring...

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[-] TheSpookiestUser 61 points 7 months ago

I hope that the mod-user relationship will be healthier here. (Bias, I was a reddit moderator.)

Some reddit mods were crap, this is true. Powermods and sub collectors were real. They did shit up a few communities.

But these people were a very small proportion of all moderators. Most moderators I met were chill, and just wanted to chip in to their respective communities to give back, in a way. Volunteering for internet janitor duty, because no matter how much people use the term as an insult it turns out public spaces need janitors - or they get filled with shit, trash, graffiti (and not the cool kind either, mostly badly drawn swastikas). It's not a position that should be glorified, or anything, because that's weird, but I hope that some semblance of basic respect can be maintained here on Lemmy - both ways, meaning no powermods but also no defaulting to assuming mods suck.

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[-] off_apparition 61 points 7 months ago

Thanks for the gold kind stranger

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[-] 0Empty0 58 points 7 months ago

I love megathreads for when I have to sleep through an event and I want a detailed recap

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[-] jcb2016 58 points 7 months ago

To stop talking about Reddit. Reddit is dead to me!

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[-] [email protected] 58 points 7 months ago

The smug, smarmy attitude Redditors are known for even when they're obviously wrong.

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[-] LollyActionGinger 58 points 7 months ago

Other Redditors. Can we just be on Lemmy and move the fuck on?

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[-] [email protected] 57 points 7 months ago

Political compass meme was a breeding ground for fascists. Who would have thought a sub about reductionist political thought would attract bad actors.

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[-] lemmylommy 56 points 7 months ago
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