Meta: Political post request…
Not sure how to go about this, but I have a request…
(And this is with all due respect to everyone in this subreddit.)
I go to the Apple sub to read about Apple product/service information and to see what the community thinks about everything. I’ve learned a lot and this is my first stop when I want to know what’s happening in the world of Apple.
However, recently this sub has become more politicized. I’ve noticed more and more posts about China/Hong Kong, etc and it seems to be taking up a lot of space.
I live in Hong Kong. And while I appreciate the attention our city is getting, I don’t think many people around the world fully understand the nuances of the current protest. Many redditors make quick comments about things they may not know much about because they have a strong opinion about certain countries.
The netizen outrage machine is tearing across so many subs right now and I’m getting a little exhausted from seeing so many posts when I can tell that many of them are misguided – even if they have the best of intentions.
I may be alone here, but honestly, I just want to see reviews, rumors, innovations, history, etc. on this sub rather than the political fare. Please understand me, I KNOW it’s newsworthy, and I KNOW that it pertains to Apple. And I know the posts are following the rules of the sub because the mods have allowed them to be posted.
However, again, it’s just…exhausting. Pretty much the only thing on Hong Kongers minds are protests. It’s taken over our lives. I just want to get on Reddit to ESCAPE the protest and the Apple sub is one of my favorite places to go to escape.
Again, this is with all due respect to the mods and redditors in this sub. I don’t think anyone has done anything with malicious intent. I’m just…worn out by the politics of the current state of affairs and I want to talk about iPhones, Mac Pros and future tech like AR Headsets.
Edit: I’m going to hide posts and probably add filters on Reddit. I posted this originally because I’ve just been overwhelmed by Hong Kong news. It’s been going on for 4 months, but has recently exploded on Reddit. Seeing it deep into the Apple subreddit just felt too much.
This is on me. I need to be more vigilant and not ask a whole community to change. The reason Reddit works is because people can vote and obviously this is a topic people care about and want to talk about.
I’ll take the responsibility and adjust my own usage. Thanks for the feedback, honestly.