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[–]gabilromariz 53 points54 points  (16 children)

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Yes, this. I remember a similar PSA about the Westboro Baptist Church since hate traffic was just the same as any traffic for ad revenue and that was their primary means of support

[–]sagarsash 4 points5 points  (13 children)

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The irony is that many people will have googled the Westboro Baptists after reading your comment...

[–]Endorsed ContributorRedBigMan 13 points14 points  (0 children)

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I'm pretty sure most people know them as the idiots who run protests at funerals and stupid shit like that... Oh yeah and the idiots who run around carrying 'God Hates Fags' signs.

[–]massrabbler 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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Googling them doesn't give them money, so far as I know.

I wouldn't go to their website though

[–]NJBarFly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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Who the fuck is advertising on the Westboro Baptist website?

[–]Glenbert 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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Jesus, it's NOT 1994. You are not making these people thousand-aires by linking to them. Ad revenue is not that high. So what's left? Traffic? OK, what do they really get from traffic? The lines in Google analytics go up. Yay! SEO authority? Can't you just put No Follow, No Index tags on everything here by default? (<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW">)

[–]WillClickOnAnything 24 points25 points  (6 children)

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Can the mods just disable link posts? I've gotten in the habit of hovering over post links before clicking to make sure I'm not going to huffpo or some other bullshit site.

[–]1 Endorsed Contributorvandaalen 12 points13 points  (2 children)

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I second this. IIRC it's also part of the posting rules here that you should make a .self post and at least provide some of your thoughts on why you are posting a particular link.

That lazy behaviour of just posting links has become pretty frequent and became annoying to me.

I am often not interested to read another three pages of a hamster on overdrive, because I just can't be bothered to care anymore, but am much more interested in the thoughts provided by both the poster and the commenters. That's were the gold is for me in my personal development ATM. I am also able to judge if it's worth my time to at least cross read the provided content to get something out of it.

I am pretty sure that this, combined with the application of the existing rule to provide some thoughts, would also dramatically decrease the "I'm offended by this!!!"-posts, which have little to no value at all. Even if you are in the legendary anger phase you can be expected to provide a little bit more than a bold expression of disgust for the mob. I mean: Come on! Even fucking tumblr dipshits manage to provide one or two sentences. We are supposed to do better than them.

We have a bot which is able to prevent you from giving simple and short advices like "Go to /r/becomeaman", which results in people adding bullshit to their post to trick the bot, but allow this kind of lazyness.

After all we are here to improve ourselves. Starting to actually think about something and drawing your own conclusions from it is a part of this. At least in my book.

By the way: Banning Daily Mail and Huffpo would be greatly appreciated by me. I always feel a little bit dumber after I accidently clicked one of those links and was forced to at least read the headline.

[–]the_meme-master 0 points1 point  (1 child)

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Good points, by I don't think we should ban links all together, just make sure people are aware that they don't link a stupid site if they don't need too.

There are a lot of times when links to outside websites are very helpful, even if we give them a little traffic. The knowledge gained is worth it sometimes IMO.

[–]1 Endorsed Contributorvandaalen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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I don't see a problem in forcing people to make self. post which contains text AND the link.

[–]RPDBF 4 points5 points  (0 children)

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Yea I agree this sub should be self-post only, because frankly if you care about your karma thats not very redpill in the first place.

[–]smile_e_face 2 points3 points  (1 child)

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Reddit Enhancement Suite puts the site that a post links to to the right of the title. Very useful for filtering out sites you don't want to visit.

[–]WillClickOnAnything 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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Yeah, I know but I'm a web dev so hover and check status bar is second nature to me. But every now and then I blindly click hence my username lol.

[–]2 Mredpillschool[M] 10 points11 points  (7 children)

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If you guys get a comprehensive list of domains to block, I'll put it in automoderator, and have him send a message to posters to use donotlink instead.

[–]bluemyselfearly19[S] 11 points12 points  (6 children)

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This is off the top of my head. Others can feel free to chime in:

  • Jezebel.com (and all of Gawker Network's Blogs)
  • Daily mail uk
  • Slate.com (Ms. Hanna Rosin's brain child)
  • Salon.com
  • HuffPo
  • Buzzfeed.com
  • Thought Catalog

This isn't a comprehensive list, but it's just ones on the top of my head that are BP as fuck.

*Edit: I noticed I got flack some of my links. I don't wanna make the RP some censored circlejerk. I'll just leave it these few sites as opposed to my initial post. Others can add more if they'd like.

[–]through_a_ways 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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You forgot xojane.

I'm not sure if Thought Catalog is truly feminist, as I've seen a preponderance of "post-sarcasm" saboteur-type articles, which indirectly attack feminism with tongue-in-cheek humor (but are just discreet enough to be taken seriously by most people).

There was that one guy from misc who made a bunch of articles under a false name, pretending to be a woman. All his articles painted the picture of a very obviously bitchy and double-standarding feminist woman, but the articles were just serious enough to not be obvious parody to most.

I've seen a few other articles like that on TC, written by others. I suspect it's a trend.

If I'm right, TC could actually be anti-feminist.

[–]theredpillager 4 points5 points  (2 children)

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I logged on to disagree with Daily Mail UK being listed here. Aren't they who covered that case of the false rape allegations lady in recent news? That article did not take the blame off her, as I recall. Maybe I just haven't read enough, but I don't find them to be too offensive on this count.

[–]bluemyselfearly19[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

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I'm indifferent to them personally, but I have heard people complain about the Daily Mail's material sometimes.

[–]whowhathuhumm -1 points0 points  (0 children)

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Irrational blow offs, they can't articulate what's wrong with a particular story, they just discount it all because it came from the daily mail.

[–]SFofallplaces 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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/u/redpillschool

I’ve seen anti-feminism articles on Thought Catalog, as well.

[–]zpatriarchy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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i listed most of those on my blog, also the atlantic, dr. nerdlove & the good mangina project

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

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Agreed, I try to provide a screenshot when I find someone linking to some BP/feminist clickbait site.

I'd recommend Nimbus for screenshots. Here it is for Chrome and Firefox.

[–]bluemyselfearly19[S] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

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I know this is outdated, but here's a link on Vox Day's blog that estimates that traffic that major manosphere sites get in comparison to Jezebel. The long and short of it is that the traffic of the heavy hitters on all the major manoshpere sites combined pale in comparison to Jezebel's 46+ million views a quarter. Further proof on why we shouldn't give BP/mangina/White Knight websites more traffic. They get plenty as it is.

[–]PhilipeNegro 10 points11 points  (0 children)

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What you're actually saying is that most women don't have enough to do in the day.

[–]GreatWhite_Buffalo 8 points9 points  (1 child)

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I discovered RoK because some girl posted the "how to tell if she's a slut" article on FB to tell people how offensive it was. Lol.

[–]Endorsed ContributorpuaSenator 24 points25 points  (1 child)

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Why should we give a shit? Why should I burden myself to screen cap a page when I don't have to? Regardless of the amount of traffic the get has absolutely no bearing on my life.

It's not like this is a war between ideas, even though they'd like to believe that. It doesn't matter if their site explodes or dies. At the end of the day we know TRP is right, and the opposition is irrelevant.

[–]bluemyselfearly19[S] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

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While I don't consider myself an MRA, I can't say I agree with the whole 'watch the world burn' type of mentality. I know mine and my own will make it through this fine, but my tax dollars go towards perpetuating the feminine imperative and a dysfunctional society. I'm game for doing any small thing I can to not line the pockets of Manginas and White Knights, but that's just me. No man is an island.

[–]bankruptmorals 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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I usually make it a habit of not clicking on any of those links when I see them. If I'm ever curious I usually go right to the comments, where someone usually posts a TDLR or some excerpt.

[–]Not_Reliable 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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Why is this a big deal, do you really think links from our sub give make a drop in their ad revenue? There are 60k subs here, probably 10k max that read each post. Probably 5k that view the direct article. 5k out of the millions of views these sites already get a day makes no difference, it's just a hassle

[–]diablomalambero 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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Let us not forget Gawker and Buzzfeed!

[–]machimus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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For how little we hurt them by not reading something on their site, I really don't care enough to try. It costs more of our time and effort not to than it gives to them.

They can have .001 cents for all I care if I get a chuckle out of their absurd articles.

[–]colovick 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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Doesn't adblock stop most ad revenue?

[–]insane_psycho 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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Easy fix is to post a screencap of the page instead of posting a link and giving them traffic. Kinds like how linking to other reddit threads works here.

[–]Dopamine37 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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Is it possible that the trpbot can be used to automatically block sites to Jezebel and feminism sites, only to give advice and tell you to use donotlink

[–]The_Fart_Of_God 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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I agree because those websites give shitty advices, but gathering ourselves to be an organized force would be authocratic. Let the downvotes and upvotes filter out the bad posts.

[–]SpongeCroft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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true. thanks for pointing this out, i'll keep it in mind for my next post. the internet just isn't fair "sometimes" lol

[–]TheRedTrader 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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Just get the bot to filter the most well known blue pill sites notifying the poster that they must post some sort of screenshot instead. There is no need to go crazy with this, I would start with the ones mentioned by the OP and be very cautious of adding more.

[–]duckducklandwhale 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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I agree that sites shouldnt be linked to feminists but it's absurd to classify HuffPo or the Buzzfeed as feminists. In fact one of the better anti-feminist articles Ive read was on HuffPo (and often links RP examples) and the "Why I Dont Need Feminism" anti-feminist pictures were on Buzzfeed last week too. Daily Dot should just all around be avoided because it's charlatan shit that hopes to become a real paper and Jezebel is just feminist shit

[–]arhombus 0 points1 point  (12 children)

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I don't like how TRP has been lumped in with anti-liberal anti-Democratic BS. It's about self improvement, is it not? Why all the liberal bashing? What's wrong with Huffpo or buzzfeed?

[–]huoyuanjiaa 7 points8 points  (2 children)

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Political bs aside, I find that site to have tons of irrational feminist articles. I am in favor of it being blocked.

[–]arhombus 5 points6 points  (1 child)

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I don't think anything should be blocked. Everything should be open for discussion, or you end up in a bubble.

[–]huoyuanjiaa 3 points4 points  (0 children)

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But it's not censored just posted in an alternative format, a screenshot.

[–]Nerf_Circus 1 point2 points  (3 children)

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Political views aren't related to the subreddit.

[–]through_a_ways 0 points1 point  (1 child)

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Political views aren't related to the subreddit.

This is technically true, but practically false. The truth is that everything this subreddit recognizes to be true and/or stands for is anti-leftist.

[–]rpkarma 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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Depends on the definition of "leftist". If by that you mean the straight up Cultural Marxist-Feminist hard-left, then fuck yeah. But in the same way, that's somewhat of a straw-man in my opinion, in the same way someone saying the right is all Westboro Baptist Church Kill-The-Fags, which some are, but most aren't.

/signed, a centre-ist

[–]thesaltysoup -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

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Democracy gave women the right to vote, and liberalism gave the imperative to vote leftist. Neither are good things.

[–]arhombus 1 point2 points  (2 children)

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Are you serious or did I just miss the /s tag?

Edit---

No I didn't. You're also a racist motherfucker, arentcha? You really disgust me with some of things you say and I'm fairly open minded and not swayed much by any sort of political correctness. Reddit isn't 4chan and thus doesn't have the same unfiltered nature, being not completely anonymous. I hope that you don't go around speaking like you type. It's just low class shit.

[–]thesaltysoup -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

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Hey bud, back up here. What's your deal? How's that racist at all?

[–]Echelon64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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White Knight Websites Traffic

Or just use adblock with easylist. Doesn't matter how much traffic they get if they get no cash.

[–]1CaptainFalconer -1 points0 points  (0 children)

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Sounds great, but for the life of me, I can't seem to get donotlink to work on android

[–]pounds_not_dollars -1 points0 points  (0 children)

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This is the most pettiest thing I see on this sub. Can we just acknowledge that hits don't mean anything?

[–]zephyrprime -1 points0 points  (0 children)

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Without us posting on those sites, people won't ever even hear about redpill. I don't think the amount of traffic we give them is that much anyway. Worrying about shit like this is really petty.