Smaller Reddit communities are fine, there's a sort of quasi-meme on there that if a board gets too big another board with a separate name but for the same topic will pop up with better oc and better discussion.
Large boards are absolutely awful though, oc is usually good, but cringey and the community becomes solely based on getting karma as opposed to what the point of karma is, which is to promote community growth and posts that are beneficent to the board or to the thread.
I'm sure early into Reddit's existence karma for this function worked well and did promote the site to grow to the size it has, but the site overall alright and I use it.
>>18 >Don't let that meme change your perception of the site Tried to create a thread on /r/netsec the other night. It actually never appeared as open, probably wasn't accepted by the mods. Cool place, you were saying
>>53 That is exactly why it's a good place. You are supposed to read the rules and submit according to them. The same applies to lainchan, this is not a thread about reddit and enough has been said about it. Either use it or don't, if you want to discuss reddit, create a thread about it.
what book would you recommend as a general introduction to security, aimed for people who are tech literate but have never been educated with a security focus? my university doesn't even offer a security course. :(