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[–]Mcheetah 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I've already explained why, Sneako. The TL;DR: All the braindead, extreme-right, actual-white-nationalists on here exiled from r/TheDonald who almost make the woke left seem tolerable. Even sane conservatives don't want to be around these retards. Apparently, this was even a problem on here back in 2020. Not to mention, the Cloudflare bullshit every 60 seconds.

[–]NastyWetSmear 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

If I had to guess?

1) No porn... I know, but let's be honest, half the reason people join sites like Reddit in the first place is their genitals, then the rest is just gravy.
2) Younger people who want to join forums like this tend to be Left Leaning American style. This place is where people who upset the American Left end up. Ergo - they don't want to come here.
3) If you're not after porn and you're not looking for an echo chamber for your thoughts, and you want to join a place for conversation, you have a choice of Reddit, which everyone knows about and has millions of users, or Saidit, with enough users that I know most of their usernames.
4) If you search Google, the most popular search engine, for a place to chat with other people, you'll get Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat... By choice or by popularity, Saidit won't come up straight away, so unless you're specifically looking to avoid those other locations, you won't search long enough to find Saidit.
5) It doesn't offer much to the average person beyond what Reddit does. Sure, you and I know it offers a chance to speak without being cancelled or banned, but to a "Normie", that doesn't mean much. Why sign up for Saidit over Reddit?
6) Maybe most importantly, the kind of person who spends a lot of time on these kind of sites often does so for validation. They want precious upvotes to make them feel good. They want public applause and acclaim, to see their fellow man tell them "You're right and what you said was good". People on Saidit don't tend to be the kind of people who care about that kind of interaction. As a result, no motivation to join and post... After all, if total strangers aren't clicking the arrow next to your name, why live?

Those would be my first guesses.

[–]Smalls 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think you hit on all of the reasons. I would like to expand on #6. This site gives people a place to be heard, or at least the opportunity to be heard. This can be validation for the views they hold or validation for being equal members of a group.

[–]monkeymagic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

because refreshing every 30 seconds is fucking arcane. doing so while simultaneously dealing with 8000 darshan spam posts per day is infuriating.

[–]ActuallyNot 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

There are people here that are trying to keep the place small and niche for users who aren't magahats who's family trees don't have branches, or anti-science conspiracy theorist nutcases.

The comment "Fuck off back to reddit" is commonly seen as a response to a perfectly engageable comment that is high enough on the pyramid of debate to engage with rationally. This leaves a very small community of people who feel welcome.

That means that you don't get any of the fun people here that reddit has.

[–]elonmusk7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

there's nothing wrong with fucking your cousin

[–]Cantbot 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So fucking true.

[–]Cantbot 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Too many curries.

[–]gloomy_bear 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Spam and cloudflare (fuck the 403 error)