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Discussion in 'Technology Forum' started by Deanna, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Deanna

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    Figured I would make this. I've had an account for a year but I'm just now really getting into using it. You can find me here. Also really liking the official Reddit app that was released today for iOS.
     
  2. jorbjorb

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    decent app for sure.
     
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  3. Deanna

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    I had tried out quite a few of the third party ones like Narwhal and Milkeddit, but this one seems a little easier to navigate and cleaner looking than some of the third party ones. Interesting that there's no notifications available on it though. That was the main thing I noticed it lacked.
     
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  5. s12sim

    RIP AP Prestigious

    I've been using Alien Blue for a while now and really like it. I just downloaded the official app, it seems decent so far but will probably take a little while to get used to.
     
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  6. Deanna

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    Yeah I think since Reddit bought Alien Blue, that app may be removed from at least the iOS store and replaced with this one.
     
  7. s12sim

    RIP AP Prestigious

    I didn't realize they bought Alien Blue. I guess I'll have to make the change then. 3 months of free gold is a pretty good perk for downloading the new app though.
     
  8. Deanna

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    Yeah I have to read up on what gold even means hah. I wish it was also available for iPad though.
     
  9. Shrek

    look how old that fuckin cat is Prestigious

    Haven't tried the new app, but if there's no notifications, I will wait until there is. I love Alien Blue, and they gave me 4 years of free gold due to being a premium member. Gonna be hard to switch. Probably my most used app.
     
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  10. s12sim

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    I've read up on the topic a few times and I still don't quite get it haha. I hardly ever log in to my account though I'm just a casual lurker most of the time.
     
  11. kidwithhelmet Apr 8, 2016
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    kidwithhelmet

    WELCOME THRILLHO Prestigious

    Being able to hold a post down and revealing a .gif or image without leaving that page is the best thing about Alien Blue. I downloaded the new app but if that feature doesn't exist, I won't use it.
     
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  12. Deanna

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    Yeah I mean, I just really started using my account that I've had for a year. I likely won't even use any of the gold perks.
     
  13. DeeZee

    If Young Metro Don't Trust You... Prestigious

    Seems like the app doesn't have notifications. What the heck is that about? Love the look, but it seems half baked. I hate going to Reddit every hour to see if I have any new replies. I need notifications, man. So I can argue with trolls in real time! ;)
     
  14. Deanna

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    Hah yeah that is the one thing that does seem weird. I'll likely enable notifications on Narwhal and see how that goes until Reddit does an update.
     
  15. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Prestigious

    Enjoying both the new app for iOS and the Windows 10 app.
     
  16. inspectorkemp

    shittiest taste 2k18

    I've got a Reddit account too but I'd rather not link it. I mostly browse places like r/books, r/music, r/WTF, r/metal, r/dnd and r/Deathcore, among other things.
     
  17. Zoshchenko

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    I've had an account for 5+ years and have been enjoying the site more lately since I did some pretty severe curating to have my front page free of misogyny, racism, sexism, transphobia, etc. It limits me to smaller subreddits, but my browsing and posting experience is better for it. I was pretty close to abandoning the site like 9 months ago.

    I'm not digging the new official app so far. I'm going to stick with AlienBlue until it becomes unusable, if that even happens.
     
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  18. TotesAndGoats

    Bear

    Just out of curiosity, what subreddits are you subscribed to? I can't really think of any of the "defaults" that any of those labels apply to. I guess unless you're talking about the comments sections.
     
  19. Zoshchenko

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    The only two defaults I'm subbed to are AskReddit and TwoXChromosomes. I'm 100% talking about the comments. Because of the comments, I mostly stick to the baseball subreddit and the Cubs subreddit, though I also peak in on soccer, hockey, nba, hiphopheads, sex, rawdenim, and AskHistorians.

    I did the self-curating thing on all my social media accounts recently for various reasons. I culled (or de-cluttered, rather) many of the accounts I followed on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube, and Facebook. It's made for a better browsing experience to get rid of things that I know I'm not regularly looking at or don't bring me much / any satisfaction.
     
  20. TotesAndGoats

    Bear

    That makes sense, I was just kind of confused for a second.

    I find it very liberating to just take a break from all of those things from time to time. Unfortunately, I have an addictive personality, so the time I used to spend on twitter and the like I just divert to forums like this.

    Just have to strike a balance somewhere.
     
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  21. jorbjorb

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    i had to delete my reddit. so many morons on that site.
     
  22. Shrek

    look how old that fuckin cat is Prestigious

    reddit is filled with idiots, to be sure, but it's one of the only places to go for routine discussion on niche topics/fandoms. It also functions as a fantastic news feed, if nothing else.
     
  23. popdisaster00

    Moderator Moderator

    Pretty much my stance as well. I joined almost 4 years ago and it's gone downhill in so many aspects since then. There are still a few bigger subs that I subscribe to (movies, television, politics) but other than that stick to small/medium sized subs like r/minneapolis, r/netflixbestof, r/running, r/travel, r/diy, things like that. Reddit is what you make of it.
     
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  24. s12sim

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    Reddit has turned in to my main source for news. It's rare that something happens and I don't find out through reddit. I agree the community isn't always great though haha.
     
  25. TotesAndGoats

    Bear

    Randomized anonymity is a hell of a thing.
     
  26. SmithBerryCrunch Mar 22, 2017
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    SmithBerryCrunch

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