The Frogman

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Reddit People Stories

Every time I talk about the horrible experiences I’ve had with Reddit, I always get a few people who say, “But we’re not all like that!” All evidence suggests that there are fewer and fewer decent people participating in discussion on that site. It has truly become the Mos Eisley of the internet. 

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. 

My disappointment started earlier this month when I was going through the “suggested” subreddits and saw Fat People Stories. It was suggested. By reddit. It has 40,000 subscribers. And it is filled with people shaming and hating fat people, or as they call them… hamplanets. They have taken the idea of a planet made of ham and turned it into a tool for their hatred. They have ruined ham-based planets. 

The final straw that broke my metaphorical camel’s back was when I saw another (unsourced) image of mine on the front page. It was titled “This guy is everywhere, and he’s great.” I found this to be so encouraging that I foolishly went to the comments.

Never again.

I am truly done with that place. It is not a bastion of free speech. It is a cancer of the internet built on the backs of content creators who constantly have their work stolen. 

11 months ago

August 2, 2013
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