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Comment Re:Hmmm. (Score 2) 410

It's pretty simple. If you give racists a home on your site, they will start congregating on your site (because nobody else will let them post their openly racist bullshit). The thing is, they don't just stick to the explicitly racist forums, they'll start using the whole site, as any other user. When you have a sizable number of racist users, submitting links, making comments and voting to increase the visibility of content as an organized bloc (remember, all links & comments on Reddit are pushed to the top based on user votes, not admin/moderator/editor fiat), the result is that the entire site, even the "non-racist" parts gets regular doses of white supremacist propaganda.

The core demographic of Reddit, young middle-class white males, is exactly who white supremacists want to recruit. They're naive enough to buy into the "oppression of the white race" narrative that white supremacists continually spew.

To put this in perspective, it's been estimated that Reddit's racist subs currently have more traffic than Stormfront - historically the center of online white supremacist activity.

Comment C++ is the only logically option (Score 5, Informative) 407

C++ is still very much a living, actively developed language. There's a lot of people using it for modern projects. It's well supported under pretty much all modern operating systems & you have excellent tools available under Linux.

There's not a lot of reason to pick up Objective C unless you plan on targeting Apple. It's pretty much a dead language everywhere else, outside of a few niche projects.

Comment Re:A different set of pros and cons (Score 1) 700

Check out reddit.com/r/homeschooling for a more knowledgeable community

Reddit is great for finding people with the same interests and viewpoints as you. It's a shitty place to find critical discussion or unorthodox ideas. Between the insular nature of specialized subreddits & the conformity-promoting nature of the voting system, you're going to find incredibly one-sided information. It might be good information, but there's seldom room for other viewpoints.

Just as an example, there's communities of opiate addicts, anorexics & self-mutilators that support & promote those lifestyles.

I'm saying this as a long-time active Reddit user.

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