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NonMax Jake
Nov Member 2018

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Hey guys, so I was wondering if we could have a discussion around why we all use the RSOF. Personally I use both RSOF and Reddit to engage with the OSRS and RS3 community. But I've also seen a lot of negative talk aimed at Reddit so I assume a lot of people use the RSOF exclusively.

So, why do you personally use the RSOF instead of reddit to interact with the community?

Edit: also, if there are aspects of Reddit that you like and would enjoy seeing on the RSOF to improve it feel free to discuss that too!
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04-Apr-2019 16:56:44 - Last edited on 04-Apr-2019 16:57:42 by NonMax Jake

Jeremy Cheng
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Now that I think about it, not even getting a HSR will make me make a reddit account to post that I got one on reddit. The strategy of silently selling a rare drop I get and then posting it on the goals and achievements forum will keep the price of the item from any fluctuations. I prefer to lurk reddit. And reddit's hivemind is a big issue.

04-Apr-2019 17:17:17

NonMax Jake
Nov Member 2018

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Jeremy Cheng said:
Now that I think about it, not even getting a HSR will make me make a reddit account to post that I got one on reddit. The strategy of silently selling a rare drop I get and then posting it on the goals and achievements forum will keep the price of the item from any fluctuations. I prefer to lurk reddit. And reddit's hivemind is a big issue.
What do you mean by the hive mind? It seems like the RSOF has more of a hive Mind than Reddit tbh.
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04-Apr-2019 17:20:29

Thunder Jinx
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I don't fancy the popularity contest reddit is.
Reddit is a total mess.
I prefer a dedicated forum rather than a centralised hub for everything because it would have the people who are actually part of the community.
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04-Apr-2019 17:35:37

NonMax Jake
Nov Member 2018

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Thunder Jinx said:
I don't fancy the popularity contest reddit is.
Reddit is a total mess.
I prefer a dedicated forum rather than a centralised hub for everything because it would have the people who are actually part of the community.
Tbh it seems like the RSOF is a bit of a popularity contest as well, but I get what you mean. Reputation systems (not just on Reddit) do seem to cause that kind of effect. On the flip side it means a lot of spam and weak trolling is hidden. The amount of times I've clicked on a thread on the forum and then had to read through a bunch of nonsense just to find actual logical comments is ridiculous.

I am also not too sure about the last point you made though. If the forum required a weekly play time or weekly xp gain or something that'd be correct. But the only requirement to use the forum is that you have played previously (I'm not sure how many people on the subreddits have never played Runescape but I'd guess not enough to cause any real issues). There were a few people on the osrs sections of the forum that hadn't played for years and just spammed the forum saying that they hope osrs fails and that they want Jagex to make another game for them, for example.
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04-Apr-2019 17:41:50

Loki
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Both have their ups and downs, however Reddit probably has 100x more downs than the RSOF does.

I'd go through and list both ups and downs for each, but well... I don't want a hidden post and to be ranted at/stalked, so yeah we'll leave it at that. ;)
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04-Apr-2019 19:05:21

CM Nick

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I have always preferred the message board/forum structure to a Reddit-type structure.

With Reddit you see the SAME posts over and over, and discussion is quick and then forgotten just as quickly. I don't find the same amount of in-depth discourse on Reddit as I do on the RSOF... and everyone seems much more anonymous and hostile.

I think I prefer RSOF because it actually feels like a community, whereas Reddit just seems like a bunch of short lived memes and angry tirades.

Plus, I do feel that the up/downvote system can sometimes be used to prevent worthwhile discussions, and that it's easily abused.

04-Apr-2019 19:52:46 - Last edited on 04-Apr-2019 19:54:07 by CM Nick

Draco Burnz
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Jeremy Cheng said:
Now that I think about it, not even getting a HSR will make me make a reddit account to post that I got one on reddit. The strategy of silently selling a rare drop I get and then posting it on the goals and achievements forum will keep the price of the item from any fluctuations. I prefer to lurk reddit. And reddit's hivemind is a big issue.


Same here.

The fact that you can be "banned" from reddit just because ppl dislike you, is complete bs IMO.
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04-Apr-2019 20:23:56

Dong U Dead

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Draco Burnz said:
Jeremy Cheng said:
Now that I think about it, not even getting a HSR will make me make a reddit account to post that I got one on reddit. The strategy of silently selling a rare drop I get and then posting it on the goals and achievements forum will keep the price of the item from any fluctuations. I prefer to lurk reddit. And reddit's hivemind is a big issue.


Same here.

The fact that you can be "banned" from reddit just because ppl dislike you, is complete bs IMO.

Really :O

I am sure there are those who would like that brough into RSOF.
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