I just learned something, I tried to post something in their "dating and relationships" site, a short comment about the article, and a link back to here.
Apparently it got deleted, and the admin said something like "age and gender required, and no DAE's (whatever that means)
And referred me to their rules section on the right. I was kind of perplexed at the vulgarities in which their FAQ, and how arrogant in which they wrote it.
Things like: " No one reads posts with boring, generic titles."
And finally, you could probably call it a profanity, "Keep things civil, and don't be a D***". Is it necessary to throw in that last part?
Is it run by internet tough guys or something? lol
It is run by the people is is run by, They are references a pretty common internet meme.
You would have much more luck posting your articles to 4Chan. 4Chan is a friendly community of Internet users that like to conduct a free exchange of ideas, all while respecting the diversity of the Internet community.
I've found that the beginners area (just look for the /b/ link up top) to be extremely helpful and accommodating to new members, and a valuable source for information.
Hope this helps you
Not sure I understood your last sentence. " They are references a pretty common internet meme."
If statements like "no one reads posts with generic, boring titles" bother you, you may be missing out on a lot of good, sound advice. That statement is true not just on Reddit, but on the entire web.
And an internet meme is -- guys, help me here -- a trope, a widely-known in-joke although not necessarily funny, a unit of cultural meaning like "Where's the beef? It's a video, image, or saying that takes the internet by storm and is recognized in many places. See knowyourmeme.com for examples.
More importantly, I suggest taking two steps back and looking at your experience from Redditors' perspective, instead of yours.
You just walked into a social community and used it to self-promote, like a stranger opening the door to a college dormitory, walking into the living room and trying to pass out leaflets to everybody while they're watching their favorite show or having an intense discussion. You didn't pause to notice what they were doing, introduce yourself, or learn anything about the community or its customs before interrupting and shoving your stuff under their noses. You didn't stop to consider that lots and lots of self-serving link droppers barge into their community every day, trying to exploit them for traffic, making it hard for actual members who are part of the community to carry on real discussions. For them, it's like trying to play pictionary while strangers outside the windows are pumping in vast quantities of junk mail using a firehose.
So while you're criticizing their language as rude and calling them arrogant, you might consider how your actions appear to them. Rude, maybe? Perhaps a little arrogant?
I'm actually surprised you were able to post the link; I thought they'd had to ban hubpages links because so many hubbers have link spammed their community.
I actually thought Reddit was very much similar to something like Stumble Upon. Where you just posted links back to other sites.
I just read over the rules and clarifications. It appears, specifically when it comes to dating, that they wer looking for questions only. People there posting looking for advice and not link backs to articles. (Specifically our own websites/blogs).
It might've been the rules just in that particular niche, I'm not sure of the rest of the site, but seriously...again, I almost swore it was like "Stumble upon" where they just post links to pop culture, gossip and other sites. I wasn't entirely aware that it was a self-aware community.
I'll have to take heed of the rules in the future. I'd have to steer clear of that site, only because that niche is for people asking questions, not wanting links back to dating articles or sites even.
And as usual, I sound arrogant while trying to give advice. Sorry!
Warning: on second thought, knowyourmeme.com might be too jarring, as it's another of those parts of the web where swearing and being... er, very blunt... are normal ways to communicate. Also, what's on the front page today isn't as funny as it usually is.
Just a warning about Reddit, they do not like anyone posting links to sites like Hubpages, Examiner, or their own blogs. On a very rare occasion they have no problem with it, like if it is an article on a certain issue that they consider to have merit, but they will call people spammers who periodically post links to their own writing. There are actually quite a few Redditers that make it their entire purpose on that site to find what they consider self-promotional spam. I decided I really did not care anyway because most of the topics on the general reddit were not super deep, and you have to dig around on sub reddits to find what you want anyway. I highly recommend Stumbleupon within reason, and I got far more traffic from it than I ever did on digg or Twitter.
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