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ziq wrote (edited )

If this site is going to survive, it needs to be broadened to appeal to more than just politics nerds. I'm posting interesting videos and images I find that have nothing to do with whatever niche-within-a-niche they're into, so I get shit for it for not conforming to their standards of what is and isn't interesting.. to them.

This isn't their personal blog, it's a collection of hundreds of disparate forums that cover hundreds of disparate interests. If they only want to read about their own interests, they can subscribe to forums they're interested in and not complain when I post things I find interesting to forums they don't care about.

It especially annoys me when people that have 3 posts total over a year try to police what I post. If I only posted 3 times a year, this site would have died more than a year ago.

Raddle is a link aggregator with an scope that includes every possible field of interest on the planet and beyond, not a clubhouse for a small group of red-flag waving politics nerds.

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Copenhagen_Bram wrote (edited )

I believe this is how most popular social media gets big: it's born geared towards a specific community; then it grows and broadens its audience; at this point the admin starts making profit from it, and if the site was open source they might archive the source (see reddit.) I hope the last part never happens with raddle.

My apologies, if you feel attacked by this... I just feel like this needs to be said.

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GrimWillow wrote

I don't think ziq would pull a spez, and if he did, I would be gone so fast, lol.

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supernice wrote

You're not wrong about this, but in this sites case, profit is not the motive. It's just a group of people with similar interests it seems. Are we trying to get big or are we just trying to share info with like-minded folk?

I know that not all of the stuff here I'm interested in, but I don't mind having things thrown my way that don't interest me. I've actually come across stuff here that have sparked interest in things I've never known about previously. Just saying.