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

In preferences under subscriptions is an easy link to unsub from all subs. I chose to manually prune my own subs instead, but the option exists.

As to why, I'll leave that to others to explain.

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

https://saidit.net/s/SaidIt/comments/37r/welcome_to_saiditnet/

Saidit's sub 'subscribe' system is an opt-out system, rather than reddit and voat's opt-in systems. This means that when your account is created, you're automatically subscribed to all subs, then you can unsubscribe from the ones you don't want on your home page. If you'd rather do it the other way around, you can go to 'preferences' in the top right to see your user preferences, then select the option 'unsubscribe from all subs' and you can build your own sub subscription list from scratch. This opt-out system also means that when you create a sub, any new users to saidit will automatically be subscribed to your sub.

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

It's an opt-out system.

The idea is that you're subscribe to everything, then you simply un-subscribe to subs you don't want as you're browsing saidit.net/s/subscribed. Similar to the RES "filter" feature.

There is no reason to unsubscribe to a sub that isn't actively posting things, as it'll never appear in /s/subscribed anyways.

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

There are hundreds of thousands of subreddits, so if Reddit had an opt-out system, any user would be burned out if they had to unsub from each one individually. Thankfully, the other posters here were more helpful.

And yes, there is a good reason to not be subscribed to any particular sub, regardless of activity: it holds no interest to begin with, and more importantly, uninterested subs only inflate any actual interest there may be in a sub.

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

You make good points. Personally I like how it is now, because you can opt-out of it anyways (I did, then went through each individual sub to decide which ones I wanted to join), and it helps new but active / interesting subs gain followers faster.

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

Welcome to Saidit, if you want to unsubs from all subs and build your subs list from scratch you can go to preferences.