Alternatives to Reddit for all platforms with any license


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    Voat is a censorship-free community platform based in Switzerland where content is submitted, organized, moderated and voted on (ranked) by the users. Users can earn...

    Open Source Web

    • Better upvote code, better restriction on downvoting, no censorship. WulfangAug 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Better moderation, less rules & more freedom of speech Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Much less censorship than Reddit, and none comes from the site owners. Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Similar voting style with ranking of links Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • No censorship, hands-off admins, no shady stuff Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Isnt filled with cat videos and memes like reddit. Just the good discussions. EvenStevenJun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Stack Exchange

    Stack Exchange is a fast-growing network of 84 [and counting] question and answer sites on diverse topics from software programming to cooking to photography and gaming....

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

    • Reddit is a site for sharing links, pictures, and thoughts with other people on the internet. Stack Exchange is about asking specific questions and getting helpful answers. Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Hacker News

    Hacker News is a social news website that caters to programmers and entrepreneurs, delivering content related to computer science and entrepreneurship.

    Free Web

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    Digg delivers the most interesting and talked-about stories on the Web right now. IPhone and iPad apps available. * Read every story in a clean, mobile-friendly...

    Free Web iPhone iPad

    • It doesn't allow users to post content. It allows only commenting on content. Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    A non-censored social platform where users are incentivized to contribute and curate content. The users decide what is valuable by voting, and content regarded valuable...

    Open Source Web

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    News for nerds, stuff that matters. Slashdot (aka /.) is a technology-related news and discussion site with a focus on Linux, free and open source software and...

    Open Source Web

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    A social bookmarking website for visual contents — allows you to remember your favorite images around the web, and share them with everyone. Sometimes, you...

    Freemium Web

    • Discontinued Mobile apps unavailable and site now substantially different and doesn't reflect description.
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    Telescope is an open-source app that lets you easily set up your own online community. You can use it to create your own discussion board, social news site (like...

    Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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    4chan is a simple image-based bulletin board where anyone can post comments and share images. There are boards dedicated to a variety of topics, from Japanese animation...

    Free Web

    • 4chan is not an alternative to reddit. Reddit is the alternative to 4chan Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Hubski is a community for sharing thoughtful information and conversation. Here you can find interesting stories, ideas and events, and share what interests you with...

    Free Web

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    Kliqqi - formerly known as Pligg CMS - is a powerful content management system that lets you to easily create a social network or online social community similar to...

    Open Source Linux Web

  • icon aims to be the premier news and information source for the free software community. We provide comprehensive coverage of development, legal, commercial, and...

    Open Source Web

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    Discover and share the best web content together. Join groups to discover content curated by like minded people. Push your favorite online content to your friends and...

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    Indie Hackers

    Founders share the revenue numbers behind their profitable apps, side projects, and businesses, and give in-depth interviews about how they did it.

    Free Web

  • spreadit

    spreadit is a link aggregator and bullshit generator. It combines the best of structured conversations of reddit, the ability to embed code, LaTeX and community...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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Reddit Comments

Reddit is open source, change that please

about Reddit · · 1 Helpful

Here the GitHub repo wiki



Comment by michaelangelo1980
about Reddit · May 2017 ·

This is one of my favorite social bookmarking site.



Comment by cheerexcheerex
about Reddit · May 2017 ·

Try new Reddit alternative


kinda sucks

about Reddit · ·

came looking for an alternative to reddit because reddit's user interface is ugly (online; the apps can be quite nice) ...but unfortunately voat is the exact same thing as reddit the only difference is that there are no moderators.


Where can I find alternatives platforms for community managers and developers?

Comment by Zizoo
about Reddit and vBulletin · Jun 2014 ·

You can make a subreddit easily enough and become a mod there, or you can take the source and use it on your own website, since the code is free. I'd like to have a way to show Reddit alternatives specific to this usage? For instance one might list vBulletin as an alternative.



about Reddit and Snapzu, Digg · ·

When Digg it was kind of cool and got ruined by investors that removed the top 700 users to be able to push their own stories more effectively.
At that time the kids with absolutely no friends discovered reddit and liked the puristic look.
Reddit grew and even was able to shake of some of the control Condé Nast has and become the number one in aggregating links. Hooray.
But just like every system the ideals and rules fail at some point in time. So Reddit got more and more users, reposts became daily and even though the content got more and more mainstream (by deleting subs such as jailbait etc.) the number of users was still increasing. Everybody can create a sub and discuss anything. And that "anything" led to the most absurd and even illegal subs. So moderators of subs were enabled to ban users. That wasn't part of the original reddit concept and made reddit the next dig: a crappy bloated system with unbearable people in power.
Reddit calls one of the most devlish functions "shadow ban" and allows all mods to ban users from subs they moderate or even from entire reddit. There is even a sub about that:

But, you can guess, this was a stupid idea because it became a tool for many to silence users with opinions they just didn't like.
Tools to check on bans emerged: and there are hordes of internet bullies trolling the s*#t out of reddit.

New communities like 9Gag or SnapZu are comming up with more creativity and/or focus on certain aspects of digital life.


The narwhal bacons at midnight...

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Reddit · Sep 2011 ·

I like Reddit better than Digg because I can filter what things I see on there. My Reddit homepage consists entirely of pictures of cats, PC building tips, and rage comics. More or less.

What I DON'T like about Reddit is that their website is super-slow. Reloading the homepage takes a million years, and every once in a while, loading the comments section just causes my old Windows computer to freeze for 10 seconds. :(