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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:15
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:23
There is a line and Reddit has crossed it, I am using the site less and less now as people seem to be posting disgusting pictures in the comments, such as decapitated pigs, children with diseases that has open sores, pics of near decapitations with chainsaws.
Posted 11 February 2013 - 13:02
Hell no, I am very squeemish I ventured into spaced***s out of curiosity and promptly lost the contents of my stomach.
Dude what subs are you a part of, /r/gore? I don't see any of that.
Posted 11 February 2013 - 13:05
You Can't Please Everyone TM
Posted 11 February 2013 - 13:24
I completely understand where he's coming from and—even though I frequently visit Reddit—I think he's right. Free speech should be protected until it infringes upon the rights of others. Racism, sexism, bigotry and other forms of hate speech should be shunned by society, not embraced under the guise of free speech. The upvote/downvote system only goes so far. The very fact that Reddit has rules - like prohibiting the posting of personal information - shows that it's not truly committed to free speech; it's being done to maintain the site's popularity. It's very similar to YouTube's incredibly relaxed rules on copyright infringement in the early days or MegaUpload's refusal to take down pirated content - it's a calculated decision in order to help the site grow.
Posted 11 February 2013 - 13:40
There is a huge difference between someone posting someone elses personal information and someone taking "personal" offense to what is said. Posting personal information violates a person's right to privacy, that has nothing to do with free speech. Let's also not forget the FACT that "free speech" is a Right of protection from gov action, not private, to which Reddit is a part of.
Posted 11 February 2013 - 13:56
Posted 11 February 2013 - 14:06
It's basically this.
head to a specific subreddit, problem solved. the type of subreddit will dictate the type of lurker and user - aka, I hang out alot in the linux/webupd8/LAS/dota/purge/ subreddit, and the level of conversations are mature and insightful, no one is rude or a fanboy, people talk about what got shared, period. Reddit is a simple case of pick ya poison, don't have over realistic expectations all subreddit, some just attract the weirder and ruder people than most
Posted 11 February 2013 - 14:08
This isn't about taking personal offence to comments - we're talking about extreme racism, sexism, bigotry, hate speech, invasion of privacy and threats. Many countries have laws against that sort of behaviour, whether it's defined as hate speech or covered under harassment or assault legislation. It's interesting that you believe people have an inalienable right to privacy but that everything else is fair game.