Reddit used to be better than it is now, but it was never truly good. At least not in my experience. From the beginning it was basically just a place to share memes and waste time - which makes sense, given that the purpose of it was to be as addictive and thus make as much money as possible.
Saidit has higher standards, so it should be better than Reddit. Rather than posting outrage porn or low-effort memes, strive to make informative posts, especially ones that allow you to cooperate with other members and build something great.