Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login
[flagged] /r/LOLHackerNews (reddit.com)
21 points by yesenadam 7 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 24 comments

All this shows is that you can cherry-pick comments to make yourself feel superior and get back pats from your in-group. Its just like the original Shit Reddit Says, which started out on somethingawful.com, who's main claim to fame was that they were elitist snobs (had to pay $10 to join) and quick to ban.

Loathsome mentality and I will not be visiting.

Agreed. I am quite tired of these craven point-and-shame sites. Couple years back, I also used to browse communities such as /r/circlebroke or /r/subredditdrama that thrive on mocking their ideological enemy while being protected from any kind of criticism. Since then, I have realized what kind of deleterious effect browsing those websites has. The constant positive feedback loop only leads to groupthink and the further dehumanization of others. Unfortunately, Reddit really encourages this type of community model.

/r/SubredditDrama is occasionally useful for figuring out what the hell is going on

> All this shows is

Well..it does also show that there are a hell of a lot of very silly comments on HN, if you go looking for them. Not quite Literally Unbelievable, but some of them aren't that distant. I kept reading for like an hour, until the reality of it was undeniable. But yes, I agree there's something very unpleasant about living like that. Luckily we don't have to!


Wouldn’t something awful’s “main claim to fame” be that it shaped internet humor as we know it today?

Yes let's stay here away from all the loathsome philistines who aren't intelligent enough to appreciate the enlightened culture here. How dare they make fun of us.

>How dare they make fun of us.

I guarantee it's more like "how dare we make fun of us."

> “ How dare they make fun of us.”

Perverse at best, perverted at worst.

I find the choice of comments very interesting. It basically reflects the opinions of the four people who posted and are upvoting them.

For example this one: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26082603

It basically says you need to be careful when talking to people on the Internet because you can be doxed even if you change your username. You can argue with this, but its' definitely not a "LOL" comment. There are many similar ones - not ridiculous, just debatable.

What's the reddit link of that one?

A distinct lack of comments and upvotes in that subreddit.

To get around the ‘this community is locked behind our data harvesting app’:


Ohh, that's nice thanks. Uh what is it exactly? (I don't know reddit well at all)

From the Teddit about page:

>Teddit is a free and open source alternative Reddit front-end focused on privacy. Teddit doesn't require you to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. The source is available on Codeberg at https://codeberg.org/teddit/teddit.

>No JavaScript or ads

>All requests go through the backend, client never talks to Reddit

>Prevents Reddit from tracking your IP or JavaScript fingerprint

>Lightweight (teddit frontpage: ~30 HTTP requests with ~270 KB of data downloaded vs. Reddit frontpage: ~190 HTTP requests with ~24 MB)


Reddit has become increasing hostile to its web users in order to push them to install their apps.

Disappointed it doesn't take the more traditional naming "/r/ShitHackerNewsSays".

I’m hardly the one to hold HN in some sort of high regard and have mountings of my own criticism. I used to browse subreddits like this (and other prominent ones which I won’t name) and sites like n-gate.

There’s still occasionally something funny but they’re mostly boring to me now. They’re always the same strawmen with the same jokes and insults and never touch on what I see as the bigger issues with HN are.

> and never touch on what I see as the bigger issues with HN are

Please write a blog post about that and submit!

Like n-gate, this changed the way HN seems to me. I just looked for an hour yesterday... already on here today I've seen a couple of comments that reminded me of it. Life's too short to spend regular time reading the worst HN comments, or seeking them out and posting them in that channel. But still—once seen, you can't go back to that innocent state. And I'm glad /r/LOLHackerNews exists.

I don't think I'll be going back though. Whereas sometimes HN gets so much like n-gate's version of it, or even moreso, that I feel impelled to go to n-gate to feel saner!

(I can't give a link for...certain reasons)

Really? I like n-gate, but it changed nothing for me. Yes, not everything said in the comments section here makes sense, and some of it is ridiculous, but so what? We need to be critical and use our judgement whether it's HN or any other site (including n-gate!).

Yes really :-) Well, I guess also everyone reads a different subset of stories and has a different idea what HN is.

Don't get me wrong, I love HN enough so that I can even appreciate criticism of it, if that makes sense.

What’s n-gate?

Just google it. Nothing good comes of linking from here. Well worth a look if you like comedy (at HN's expense).

Guidelines | FAQ | Lists | API | Security | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact