I have been a reddit user for over a decade, but now I feel like the once great text based discussion has been replaced by endless garbage memes, videos, and images usually reposted by a bot. And while my political beliefs currently align closer to the left, since 2016 reddit has become insufferably "my extreme liberal opinion is a fact, and if you disagree you'll get banned and are evil" just like Twitter pre-musk (I still hate Twitter post-musk). Reddit went from THE forum of the internet for people to have debates, discussions, and create guides, to a place like Facebook minus the old people.
Saidit at least doesn't have super strict rules, a ton of unfunny/stupid 13 year olds diluting real discussion, or overly sensitive weirdos. I know the community here is small, but I've replaced reddit with it as a homepage tab, so I'll try and add content and make this place somewhere I'd want to hangout online. It's funny how the internet used to be an escape from reality, and yet today reality seems a whole lot better because you aren't surrounded by your average "new" redditor or twitter user everywhere you look.
Edit: I've also joined Lemmy which seems like another great alternative