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What Reddits do you follow?
« on: January 22, 2013, 02:41:17 PM »
Just started using Reddit... took a while to get used to the spartan layout, but have subcribed to a few reddits and finally getting it. What do you all subscribe to?

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 02:57:25 PM »
/r/IamA
/r/nfl
/r/golf
/r/explainlikeimfive
/r/britishproblems
/r/truereddit
/r/askscience
/r/depthhub
/r/longtext
/r/history
/r/askhistorians

I find the last four to be of excellent quality. I also have a bunch of programming-related subs, but the quality of submissions varies widely. Whatever you do, unsubscribe from politics and funny/pics.

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 03:22:47 PM »
/r/IamA
/r/PersonalFinance
/r/FinancialIndependence
/r/Frugal
/r/askscience
/r/adviceanimals
/r/TheWalkingDead
/r/Politics
/r/Gaming
/r/Sherlock
/r/PersonofInterest
/r/LifeProTips
/r/WorldNews

So addicted to Reddit it's not even funny.  Another great site - ask.metafilter.com.  It's like reality TV in text format - plus it's hugely helpful in terms of crowd-sourcing for those questions Google just can't answer.  :)

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 04:34:22 PM »
/r/ColumbusActive
/r/ColumbusSocial
/r/ColumbusMusic
/r/Riddeit (Columbus cycling sub)
and a bunch for electronic music production and DJing, as well as some music genres I especially like.

I highly recommend subscribing to your local subs if you have them. Mine are a great source for fun free stuff, such as the Monday Night bike ride x urban exploration get-together, some good local jazz nights, and (best of all) the opportunity to volunteer at the Columbus Beerfest. That was a good night.

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 06:41:41 PM »
I read the title of this thread and went "I don't even know what that means."  I thought maybe it was people that you "follow" on there (like how you follow people on twitter?), but from this thread it sounds more like categories you subscribe to?

I've only been linked to threads a few times (mainly through here).

I've heard that reddit can be a big time waster, so I've never bothered to figure it out.  I'm not a fan of time wasters (go on Facebook every 2-3 weeks, for maybe a 10 minute period).  This site is actually my biggest time waster, by far. 
I am a former teacher who accumulated a bunch of real estate, retired at 29, spent some time traveling the world full time and am now settled with three kids.
If you want to know more about me, this Business Insider profile tells the story pretty well.
I (rarely) blog at AdventuringAlong.com. Check out the Now page to see what I'm up to currently.

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 07:00:09 PM »
A reddit is a topical forum on reddit. A subreddit is a subforum. Kinda.

It's a colossal timewaster as far as I can tell, and I think the format of the site makes it hard to quickly see what's new, unlike something like a traditional forum. It is really active and has a great community, but those just aren't worth it for me. Keith's post about reddit being urgent without being important really stuck with me, as well.

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 08:32:15 PM »
/r/keto
/r/ketodiet
/r/ketorecipes
/r/xxketo
/r/abandonedporn
/r/dogsports

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 10:05:08 PM »
It can easily be a huge time waster if you let it, which I don't. I check the Columbus reddits once a week when I update my calendar, and I quickly scan through the music-related things once every couple of days to see if there are any articles or tutorials I could learn from. I can see though how it would be easy to get caught in the trap of "huh, that looks interesting..."

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 01:23:31 AM »
Well here's my list: Probably says a bit too much about me, and is a bit longer than the others shown, but there's a reddit for everthing.

r/52book
r/AcademicPhilosophy
r/Anticonsumption
r/AusFinance
r/ausinvest
r/bestof
r/bjj
r/bodylanguage
r/bodyweightfitness
r/books
r/budgetfood
r/BuyItForLife
r/Cheap_Meals
r/chess
r/cigars
r/Cooking
r/DepthHub
r/DIY
r/dresdenfiles
r/EarthPorn
r/EatCheapAndHealthy
r/Economics
r/Entrepreneur
r/everymanshouldknow
r/finance
r/financialindependence
r/FinancialPlanning
r/fitmeals
r/Fitness
r/freebies
r/Frugal
r/frugalmalefashion
r/getdisciplined
r/history
r/HomeImprovement
r/InteriorDesign
r/investing
r/italianlearning
r/IWantToLearn
r/judo
r/languagelearning
r/LANL_Spanish
r/learnspanish
r/LifeProTips
r/literature
r/MadeToLast
r/malelifestyle
r/malelivingspace
r/MapPorn
r/MechanicAdvice
r/minimalism
r/minimeals
r/overcominggravity
r/PenmanshipPorn
r/personalfinance
r/philosophy
r/PipeTobacco
r/productivity
r/ProjectEnrichment
r/psychology
r/quoteporn
r/QuotesPorn
r/RoomPorn
r/SecurityAnalysis
r/SelfSufficiency
r/Shoestring
r/simpleliving
r/Stoicism
r/sydney
r/TACTeam_Spanish
r/Team_Italian
r/Thrifty
r/totalanguage
r/wallpaper
r/woodworking
r/worldnews
r/ZenHabits

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 03:53:12 AM »
MMM is on Reddit.. His username is Blackstache or blackstash or something

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2013, 06:52:29 AM »
/r/financialindependence
/r/personalfinance
/r/frugal
/r/investing
/r/paleo
/r/fitness
/r/bicycling
/r/daddit
/r/homebrewing
/r/keto
/r/futurology
/r/weightlifting
/r/weightroom
/r/advancedfitness
/r/twoXchromosomes
/r/parenting
/r/bbq
/r/tzm
/r/depthhub

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2013, 08:38:30 AM »
r/EatCheapandHealthy
r/FinancialIndependence
r/Frugal
r/FrugalMaleFashion (great for finding deals on clothes, people post clearance sales as they pop up)
r/lowcar
r/minimalism
r/simpleliving

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2013, 10:32:54 AM »
Fairly certain that this thread has taken the trophy for the most incidents of the word 'porn'. Ctrl-F shows me 7. (not counting this one)

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2013, 10:55:04 AM »
I've heard that reddit can be a big time waster

Oh, it totally is.  But since I do most of mine at work, it's basically a free time-waster.

(Well, for me anyway.  We won't talk about what it's costing my boss.  :)

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2013, 11:01:49 AM »
3ch
actuallesbians
androiddev
architecture
askscience
BehavioralEconomics
bestfrom
biology
BuyItForLife
cerebral
DepthHub
DumpsterDiving
Entrepreneur
environment
Excelsior
explainlikeimfive
financialindependence
fitnessplus
Foodforthought
Frugal
history
InsightfulQuestions
ISBU
livingofftheland
lostgeneration
MetaTrueReddit
modded
occupywallstreet
RepublicOfNews
RepublicOfPolitics
SRSGSM
Strawbale
Thrifty
TinyHouses
TransSpace
TrueReddit
TrueRedditVideos
TrueTrueReddit
unconventionalhomes
worldpolitics

Kinda all over the place.

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2013, 12:41:14 PM »
the narwhal bacons at midnight? and may I suggest the reddit enhancement suite plugin. I spend a LOT of time on reddit thanks to my incredibly boring job (last day Friday). All that time sink will go away once I start the new gig though.

I added depthhub and longtext today based on above lists. I also frequent imgur for funnies.
this site does a good job distilling some of the popular posts as well along with aggregating several popular user submitted news sites. http://popurls.com/

askscience
bestof
bicycling
blog
buildapc
Colorado
coloradohikers
denver
depthhub
earthporn
eatcheapandhealthy
financialindependance
frugal
gameofthrones
imaginarytechnology
longtext
news
personalfinance
samoyeds
science
scotch
simcity
space
sql
sqlserver
sysadmin
talesfromtechsupport
technology
wallpapers
webhosting
windows
writersgroup
writing

Also, TIL: Many Europeans get 3-4 weeks off a year. I can only assume this is why the TdF is 3 weeks long and no American race will ever be longer than a week.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2013, 12:48:38 PM by mindaugas »

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2013, 04:59:24 PM »
I feel like an idiot. I went to find my list of sub-reddits but I can't. How are y'all finding your lists?

I'm also "yolfer" on reddit if anyone wants to be my friend. Ok that sounded pitiful.

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2013, 05:24:25 PM »
I can see 50 of mine on the right hand side, here: http://www.reddit.com/reddits/

Also, became your friend. Cos I felt bad for you...

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2013, 06:17:16 PM »
Definitely install RES if you haven't already... it makes your time wasting go so much faster.

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2013, 02:13:30 PM »
I can see 50 of mine on the right hand side, here: http://www.reddit.com/reddits/

Also, became your friend. Cos I felt bad for you...

Thanks for being my friend!

You were right about the sub-reddit list. For anyone else looking, the actual URL is http://www.reddit.com/reddits/mine/

So here are mine:

announcements
AskMen
Assorted
BackYardChickens
bestof
bicycling
blog
bodyweightfitness
business
chickens
cyclocross
DreamInterpretation
everymanshouldknow
explainlikeimfive
financialindependence
Frugal
gooby
IAmA
Judaism
LifeProTips
lowcar
minimalism
Parenting
personalfinance
PrimeFreebies
running
Seattle
seattlebike
travelhacking
Velo

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2013, 05:29:26 PM »
Asianladyboners
AskReddit
Aww
BudgetFood
Canada
Childfree
CreepyPMs
FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU
FortPorn
Frugal
Funny
Gaming
LostGeneration(for antimustachian laughs)
MensRights
PersonalFinance
PersonalFinanceCanada
Pics
Relationships
Science
Travel
Vancouver
Vegan

Wow, that's very interesting - it sums me up as a person surprisingly well.

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2013, 09:55:15 PM »
Wow, that's very interesting - it sums me up as a person surprisingly well.

I was thinking the same thing about my list! But I guess it makes sense.

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2013, 07:00:33 AM »
I feel like an idiot. I went to find my list of sub-reddits but I can't. How are y'all finding your lists?

I'm also "yolfer" on reddit if anyone wants to be my friend. Ok that sounded pitiful.

First rule of reddit is to never give away your username...  noob :)

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2013, 03:46:23 PM »
I thought it was "don't talk about fight club".

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2013, 04:21:31 PM »
I've heard that reddit can be a big time waster, so I've never bothered to figure it out.  I'm not a fan of time wasters (go on Facebook every 2-3 weeks, for maybe a 10 minute period).  This site is actually my biggest time waster, by far.

Don't start now... seriously stay away :)

It's a colossal timewaster as far as I can tell, and I think the format of the site makes it hard to quickly see what's new, unlike something like a traditional forum. It is really active and has a great community, but those just aren't worth it for me. Keith's post about reddit being urgent without being important really stuck with me, as well.

Yup. It's way too easy to get sucked in for hours browsing. I have trimmed the subreddits I'm subscribed to and try to not check it often, but its a long-term habbit that needs changing for me.

Anyways, here is my core list:

/r/Anticonsumption
/r/beer
/r/blackhat
/r/childfree
/r/DIY
/r/financialindependence
/r/gamedev
/r/Guitar
/r/movies
/r/netsec
/r/OkCupid
/r/personalfinance
/r/RealEstate
/r/relationships
/r/TinyHouses
/r/woodworking

Unsubbing from askreddit, iama, funny/pics, news, etc really helped turn the volume down.

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Re: What Reddits do you follow?
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2013, 05:19:15 PM »
/r/PersonalFinance
/r/FinancialIndependence
/r/Frugal

As most have said they can be pretty big time sinks, but day-to-day some of them are slow to update - so I can move on and come to these forums - ha!