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[–]yellow_algebra_31 12 insightful - 3 fun12 insightful - 2 fun13 insightful - 3 fun -  (10 children)

Welcome, speak freely* here.

*as long as you follow the pyramid of debate from the ToS and don't get too much like reddit or voat.

I'm curious what kinds of groupthink and hivemind were you having troubles with, if you feel like saying more here.

[–][deleted] 17 insightful - 1 fun17 insightful - 0 fun18 insightful - 1 fun -  (9 children)

The political side of Reddit just got...exhausting. I can't stress that enough. "Don't you dare have an opinion that's different than mine!" And it seeps into literally everything, every sub, every discussion. There was no intelligent discourse to be had, and if there seemed like there was, it fast became name calling and "internet arguments with strangers" but with longer words.

Not been here long, but I notice I tend to...it sounds silly, but I actually read the articles others post. If something is insightful, I vote it as such. I couldn't even be bothered to participate before. Whatever the difference is, it's good, and it's working. Hell, I even posted an intro and responded to a reply. Almost all I ever did on Reddit was be depressed and lurk.

[–]yellow_algebra_31 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

Ehhh heh sweatdrop I don't always read the articles. Perhaps I should do that more. And make more of an effort to post insightful stuff or stuff that otherwise actually contributes to the discussion. I guess these forums aren't really meant as a place to just socialize.

Glad you're having a better time here so far.

[–]Dolphinman360 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well, don't worry too much. If you can't have fun on Saidit what's the point of being here.

[–]eth0 3 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 4 fun -  (1 child)

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

LOL thanks, I needed that.

[–]magnora7 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Exhausting is the perfect word for the political side of reddit. It's like arguing with a wall. A wall that hates you, haha.

Welcome to saidit!

[–]Dolphinman360 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Same here! On reddit all I did was lurk and never post, but I feel more comfortable posting and giving my own opinion on Saidit.

[–]shadowthrone 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

I get you 100%. The political stuff was getting completely over the top and out of hand. I was sick of seeing it on basically every sub. This place seems very good so far, although I can't figure out my subscriptions. Resetting them didn't work, and nor did unsubbing from some.

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I clicked on "my subs" in the top left, and in the drop down menu "edit subs." That being said I'm a laptop poster, not a phone poster. Your mileage may vary. :P

[–]shadowthrone 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah I managed to figure it out now, cheers. I'm also on PC.

[–]Karlfranz 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Hey what’s up man, same here

[–]Wrang1er 2 insightful - 6 fun2 insightful - 5 fun3 insightful - 6 fun -  (3 children)

Just stay away from the conspiracy theorists on here

[–]EVERYBODYPANIC 2 insightful - 5 fun2 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 5 fun -  (2 children)

Uh oh. I'm being outted!

[–]Marou 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

So I guess that means they really were out to get you.

[–]Dolphinman360 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Can confirm that the username does in fact check out.

[–]frieza- 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Same

[–]72ndGender 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Welcome. You can say negative things here about groups other than whites and males. Pretty cool. You can even tell the truth and present evidence, even if it offends people. Crazy concept, I know...