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06:02 AM on 01/08/14
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I am all for keeping standupshots off of r/funny? Why? Because almost all of them aren't even close to funny.
I have to SEVERELY disagree with this statement. As someone who post frequently, and performs a few places around the midwest there are a lot of great comedians in standup shots. The biggest fucking oversight from everyone is "if you're not named so and so popular comedian you must suck". Comedy is bigger than the high paid comedians you see on CC. There are 90k subscribers to standupshots and about a thousand posters, I reached #4 just yesterday on them with a joke that I don't even tell on stage.

And why is everyone calling Comedy a hobby all of a sudden? The OP in this whole 'drama' is a well-paid full-time comedian. This isn't a hobby, it's a job. It's one people have fun with. So while all this is 'just taking place on Reddit' it's still a great way for people to get their jokes out there and grow a fan base. It's not significant, but I gained five new twitter followers yesterday, two of which contact me directly about where I perform and when I would be in their area.

I'm not a Reddit apoligizer, but come'on people, it's the 7th most visited website in THE WORLD, of course there are going to be a few bad eggs. I don't know why people are being generalized so much.

Carry on.
06:25 AM on 01/08/14
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I have to SEVERELY disagree with this statement. As someone who post frequently, and performs a few places around the midwest there are a lot of great comedians in standup shots. The biggest fucking oversight from everyone is "if you're not named so and so popular comedian you must suck". Comedy is bigger than the high paid comedians you see on CC. There are 90k subscribers to standupshots and about a thousand posters, I reached #4 just yesterday on them with a joke that I don't even tell on stage.

And why is everyone calling Comedy a hobby all of a sudden? The OP in this whole 'drama' is a well-paid full-time comedian. This isn't a hobby, it's a job. It's one people have fun with. So while all this is 'just taking place on Reddit' it's still a great way for people to get their jokes out there and grow a fan base. It's not significant, but I gained five new twitter followers yesterday, two of which contact me directly about where I perform and when I would be in their area.

I'm not a Reddit apoligizer, but come'on people, it's the 7th most visited website in THE WORLD, of course there are going to be a few bad eggs. I don't know why people are being generalized so much.

Carry on.
I think he meant that moderating reddit is a hobby, not comedy
06:53 AM on 01/08/14
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I think he meant that moderating reddit is a hobby, not comedy
Thanks for clarifying, sorry for being too brash and misunderstanding, I admittedly skimmed and was more rushed to reply.
08:37 AM on 01/08/14
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Well, it wouldn't be a successful social media platform unless the user base was complaining about the admins. Happened with Digg, Fark, Facebook, and now reddit. . . well, it's always been happening with reddit. I've always heard people complaining about getting banned from a subreddit for one silly reason or another

Sidenote, it is interesting to me how much stuff starts on reddit. I recently stopped visiting Kotaku, and I went back to check in on them the other day, to see them posting about the LEGO Simpsons House, that they saw on reddit. Why a videogame "blog" was posting about a LEGO Simpsons set is beyond me, but that's just one of the few reasons I stopped visiting.
09:29 AM on 01/08/14
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there's probably some alright subreddits, but every time i try to give reddit a chance, it's all just desperate tryhard attempts at upvotes and the same tired old memes over and over(usually used in the wrong way) that makes it pretty unbearable to even browse. AMAs are pretty cool though, read the Seinfeld one yesterday. it would be a lot better if they had an option to just view their answers though other than view by top or best
It sounds like you have only been on r/adviceanimals. Most subreddits flat out ban memes
10:24 AM on 01/08/14
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It sounds like you have only been on r/adviceanimals. Most subreddits flat out ban memes
never heard of that but it's a lot of the first part too. i just think the site would be so much better without the upvote system. it all just seems so contrived, like people not posting from the heart or their actual opinions, but what they think others will agree with in fear of getting downvoted into oblivion where no one will even get to read what they have to say, or just to get points and reddit gold or whatever the hell it is. i'm sure there's some really great hidden gem boards, but i'm just talking about from what i've seen.
10:30 AM on 01/08/14
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People take Reddit and stand up comedy in general WAY too seriously. It's all just supposed to be fun. I hate when people take the fun out of everything.
10:33 AM on 01/08/14
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never heard of that but it's a lot of the first part too. i just think the site would be so much better without the upvote system. it all just seems so contrived, like people not posting from the heart or their actual opinions, but what they think others will agree with in fear of getting downvoted into oblivion where no one will even get to read what they have to say, or just to get points and reddit gold or whatever the hell it is. i'm sure there's some really great hidden gem boards, but i'm just talking about from what i've seen.
No I agree about the first part totally. Reddit kind of sucks in a big way but I have a few niche subreddits that I love and I occasionally browse the front page to kill time
10:52 AM on 01/08/14
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At least as I've interpreted it, he's complaining about comedians and comedy writers having their work plagiarised and misappropriated. Not "taking it too seriously" any more than if it were a musician you like.
11:26 AM on 01/08/14
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never heard of that but it's a lot of the first part too. i just think the site would be so much better without the upvote system. it all just seems so contrived, like people not posting from the heart or their actual opinions, but what they think others will agree with in fear of getting downvoted into oblivion where no one will even get to read what they have to say, or just to get points and reddit gold or whatever the hell it is. i'm sure there's some really great hidden gem boards, but i'm just talking about from what i've seen.
There are a lot of more thought-provoking, discussion based subreddits that actively discourage downvoting based on difference of opinion. Like, when you put your mouse over the downvote button, it warns that you should only downvote if the link is not releveant or the comment doesn't add value to the discussion. On top of that, many have strict moderators to keep the content quality to a certain standard. Not saying those subs aren't still flawed, but it helps.

I recommend unsubscribing from the defaults, or at least a few of them, and finding subs that pertain to your interests or things that you want to improve at. Also, this blog post is particularly helpful in making Reddit a more rewarding experience.
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