I decided to join simply because reddit has become too crowded. I don't like the direction of the site. it has gotten too big.
I like the idea of a smaller community. Hopefully you guys are open minded. I would like to see how this community grows, and would love to be a part of the growth. I'm not so interested in the political reasons for a movement away from reddit, but welcome and respect the open debate platform of which this place has been created to protect (as long as it does not become a simple bastion of propoganda).
much love, and let us see what becomes of this place.