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Great app. Users are way to argumentative
Like the title says, upvotes and karma and coin rewards only make the problem way worse. People are always trying to prove themselves to strangers for that karma that ANYTHING you say gets turned into an argument. And I mean ANYTHING. It gets exhausting and it stops me and everyone I know that uses the platform from engaging in any way other than up and down voting. Commenting and participating just isn’t worth it. 3 stars because the platform is obviously designed that way on purpose even though most people don’t like participating because of it. I guess they think it raises engagement but I’m sure if the many people who avoid commenting because they don’t feel like arguing would add a lot more engagement. I know I’d participate a lot more often if I didn’t have to worry about having to reply to some A hole with an opinion on a comment I made a week ago. Maybe make upvoting and downvoting a post thing and take the number away from comments like some subs do. Maybe people would be less inclined to circle jerk if there wasn’t a “point” system and more people would join the platform and stop thinking everyone who used reddit is a weeb with no social life that likes to argue with strangers.
The most unique and customized social media platform out there
Many people look at me like I’m a nerd or dweeb when I say something about Reddit, but that’s just because they’ve never used it. Reddit possesses its own culture, comment memes, and sense of humor and it is just delightful. It’s where you can have a simple epiphany that gains you underserved adoration from thousands of random Redditors, and where you might just have the cofounder ask you if you’re his brother (both of which have happened to me, thank you Mr. O’Hanion). Reddit creates a feed based on your interests. There are thousands of subs dedicated to very specific things, many of which you didn’t even realize you were interested in. It’s not like FB or IG where you scroll and hope to find something interesting or relevant to you. On Reddit, the feed is made up of things you subbed to, and after you create a feed, you get to get your hands dirty in the comments... just do it, you won’t regret it.
Popular section glitch
The popular section is kind of broken. The vast majority of posts on there come from r/soccer, r/liverpoolfc, etc. Soccer subreddits. I don’t watch soccer, I don’t care about soccer. So how come a post from r/soccer with 200 upvotes is on the front page ahead of more interesting posts with 10,000 upvotes? My theory is that they’re trying to “personalize” the popular tab. But first: it’s not working, because I’ve never been to r/soccer, I’ve never posted, commented, or upvotes a single thing on that sub. So if it were trying to personalize, it’s doing a bad job. Second: why would the popular tab be personalized? That’s what the regular home tab is for, because it only shows posts from subs you’re subscribed to. The popular tab is just for the most popular stuff on Reddit, regardless of whether or not you’re subscribed there. Basically, this is either feature that isn’t working, or it’s a bug. If it’s a feature that isn’t working properly, let me opt out, because even if it worked properly I don’t want any part of it. And if it’s a bug, please fix it.
Welcome to your community
I’ve known about reddit for a long time. My partner constantly sent me links of such random interesting bits of information, memes, news articles, conspiracy theories, etc. But it always seemed like a scrolling trap to me. I decided to download the app on a whim and shortly after created an account. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about a year ago and the hardest part was having no one in my life to truly connect with over my experiences. I looked for online forums, support groups, even hotlines in desperation. But it all felt surface-level and people couldn’t really share what’s truly on their minds. I was spiraling. I found a community on reddit of people who were in my exact same boat. Reddit provides a platform for people to connect in a relaxed and creative way to share what’s truly in their hearts and minds. There is a subreddit for almost anything. I can’t recommend this app enough.
Amazing app, totally recommend.
This is a great app for things such as news articles, petitions, horrible facebook memes, interesting pictures or videos, or even some regular memes for a good laugh. However, Reddit doesn’t do a very good job of filtering through every post or comment to see if it is appropriate and follows the community’s guidelines. I had made a comment to a post on r/memes, saying “ah yes, those dang cows, always there when you least expect it.” About 3 seconds after I had posted the comment, I got a notification that read “Your comment has been removed as your account does not meet our posting requirements. You can visit....” I was very confused because I thought that the comment was appropriate for said community and did not break any of their rules. Other than that, it is very easy to use and a great way to un-bore you anywhere you are, whether it’s the doctor’s office, waiting for the bus to arrive, in the car, in your room, etc. Please download this app.
Good app, Sharing Options are TERRIBLE
The app works great and is getting better all the time. If you’re here to browse Reddit on your own it works perfectly. However, if you want to share anything you find, you’re in for a confusing time. Reddit feels the need to share the link to the post even if all you’re trying to share is an image. I get they want traffic to their site, but trying to share images via MMS becomes obnoxious because you’re always sharing the image AND the link. In most messaging apps, this renders a preview of the image alongside the picture that was actually sent. So as the sender I either need to delete the link to just send the picture, or give in to their intentions and only send the link. But this is also an issue because sometimes the link opens in a web browser instead of the Reddit app, which then links to the respective App Store, and finally just opens the Reddit app. By the time you’re in the Reddit app you’ve already downloaded, the link was lost from all the app switching and the post doesn’t open at all. My biggest issue is prepending this link to the image share BREAKS Airdrop completely because it refuses to send multiple items of different types, so the only Airdrop option is to only send the link to the post. Despite this, I’ll continue using the app because it’s a solid experience for viewing content. But I’ll cringe every time I want to share something until Reddit lets ME choose when I want to send links.
It works well
I always used alien blue and still have it on my phone. The official Reddit app has crashed/frozen probably 2 times in the past year or so. I don't like the advertisements and never had them on the alien blue app, but I understand it's a necessary evil. I would like the app to have some different features but since I only use Reddit on mobile I don't have a fair view of what's offered on the website or the often lauded Reddit Enhancement Suite; I know I would like to sort by rising, switch between commenting and checking another sub Reddit (to reference or link) without loosing/ having to cut and paste my comment. I feel any issues I have with the app are likely larger issue with the company- for example the report function has gone to crap, you used to be able to just report and presumably a mod would review it but now you have to choose a specific rule that was broken and I think it'll dissuade new users from reporting when they should.
The whole app is put together very well with a good system of rewarding the best comments by giving them more exposure by bumping to the top and the “Karma points” is like no other media app that I used. The minimalistic interface of the main page is easily navigated as well. It’s all great, BUT, the political subreddits that are so called “neutral” (/r politics /r worldnews) are 98% left leaning where the posts are predominantly liberal. Due to the demographics of Reddit(large young population/ academics/tech community/ etc) any opinion that questions their narrative or simply doesn’t agree, gets downvoted by the entire community, disproportionally downvoting your comment/post until you have negative karma points inevitably by stating your mind in “neutral” subreddits. There needs to be algorithms that pick up on these patterns that counter balance the bias or remove politics from the app altogether and create a political Reddit separate from Reddit. This will solve the problem of the echo chamber style subreddits and removed censorship from this free speech platform. That is all.
Is pretty good. Just avoid the "Pro-vaccine cuz' the Doctors and Jimmy Kimmel tell me so and any evidence you lay out is tinfoil and all studies are by quacks...unless the study supports the lovely PSA's words I have most certainly seen and proclaimed as fact for all to know and besides you're not a doctor so you can't say anything so I'm right"(Slowly turn away with an uncomfortably forced smile) groups. (Yeah. Long. But, I'm on a long trip.) Warned because it's like talking to a pack of hyenas who's teeth were each replaced with a dying brain cell shared by many and any threat to that cell's stability and existence will be met with the veracity of angry giant but the intellect of a remote control's "yellow" button. Other than that parade of a hollow Webster's dictionaries riding in a float motorized by American destiny's canary in the coal mine and moved painfully by squared wheels, it's alright. Enjoy.
Frustrating update to comment collapsing
This review is specifically regarding the current update and not the app as a whole. It's incredibly frustrating to have the method for collapsing a comment be completely changed without any notification other than what was nested in the app updates description. I don't understand why it was changed in the first place from just tapping the upper area of the comment next to the user name, but without any sort of note that it had been changed I spent a few minutes thinking the app was broken, and really only stumbled on the long tap functionality by accident. Would have never guessed to double tap a comment since that's usually reserved for upvoting things in other apps. UX devs, PLEASE don't rewrite core functionality without giving users any update in-app that it's been rewritten. At least give a one-time pop up or something letting me know what it's been changed to.
Latest update a perfect example of devs who mess with the ui too much
Why oh why did the devs place the “give award” button right next to the share button, shifting everything over? Now every time I go to hit view comments, it brings up the share option. Because I’m so used to the old placement. I will truly never understand the though process behind changing UI that has been a certain way for so long. Would it not be possible to reduce the click box size for the share button? Or just move the award button back to its original place? I never leave negative reviews on anything unless something genuinely pisses me off, and well, that button placement genuinely pisses me off. There are many other reasons to give this app 2 stars. Like the fact that you can’t save videos with sound, and the fact that they constantly change the UI more and more just to push you into giving them money. But all I really ask is if something isn’t broken, like the button placement, don’t change/fix it. Thanks.
I have watched as reddit, which I so deeply cherished, has become a cespool of alt left liberal ideals so much to the extent it has become unbearable. Today they crossed the final straw by quarantining the_donald perhaps the only mainstream outlet for conservative viewpoints and discourse. This type of censorship is unacceptable and sets a terrible precedent for private companies ability to control and manipulate information going forward. I don’t care what side of the political spectrum you lean on, this type of censorship ship should terrify you. I understand that they are a private company and completely capable of choosing what content gets published, but reddit pretends to be a neutral form of free expression, and thus should behave accordingly. By silently censoring conservative voices, while allowing many other subreddits which partake in much worse behavior than the_d but simply align to their own leftist ideals, they are lying to their users and greatly damaging free expression. Reddit claims to be the front page of the internet, and that upvote/downvote system brings this all together, but what is point if they pick what they want it’s users to see anyway.
Good if you’re a democrat.
This app is filled with wonderful ideas, pictures, videos, and stories but the comment section completely ruin the app. Think of it like this, everyone is a professional about everything they see on the app. They judge you quickly and without a full review of who you are, and they’re from what I’ve encountered mostly leftist. God forbid you actually like your president because they will belittle you to nothing before you can even share you ideas. Even the news section that happens to be one of the biggest subs to reddit is all Trump this and a Trump that instead talking about anything worth a read. Personally, I still use the app even though it’s filled with know it alls and quick to judge liberals because I can cut most of it out by not looking at comments and only following subs where political input has no place and even then people will tether Trump to the situation so if you’re already tired by the constant hate parade on Trump then I don’t think you’ll be interested in this app.
Great app - News needs work
I love the reddit community in general and this app makes interacting with reddit a pleasure. The news section is another story. Without the news tab, I’d give the app a 4 or 5, but this section is super frustrating. For example, your choices for politics is ‘politics’. There is no way to filter out the questionable news sources (which is most of what appears in this feed). As a result this is a complete cesspool of sketchy and manipulative ‘news’. Facebook is being slammed for manipulating perception via misleading information disguised as news, but this feed is the exact same thing. I want to be able to select the sources of news that appear in this feed so I can choose reputable sources and sources that I want to see to triangulate my info. There are polarizing sources of news-like entertainment on both ‘sides’ of the political spectrum that nobody should be reading. The current structure of this feed is contributing to the deepening divide in our country.
Overall great app
I’ve spent countless hours on this app over the past few years so I think I’ve experienced enough to leave a review. Even though I have a few complaints for the website itself I’ll exclude those from this review (this is for the app not the site). My biggest complaint would be the ability to play videos hosted on the app. Most of the time the video takes ages to load or doesn’t load at all. It really hurts the experience because a large portion of the content are videos. As for as searching directly for a post, it’s pretty much impossible. The “search bar” mechanic is completely broken and should only be used to find specific subreddits. Even though there are a few problems with the app it’s great overall. I recommend it to anyone who’s interested in a huge time killer. It’s perfect for people who have a problem with procrastination.
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