Worst Default SubredditsDefault Subreddits are a bunch of subreddits you are automatically subscribed to when you make a reddit account. There are some of them that are just filled with low quality posts, that rise to the top. Here are some of the worst default subreddits.
The Top Ten
It's pretty much expected. Who would have thought that people like Redditors would actually give good advice?
Everyone’s happy to find “cheat codes” for life. /r/LifeProTips promises them, but unfortunately, the subreddit is filled with stupid “tips” from people who seemingly have never gone outside.
Well, the problem with this is that... it's not funny. It is the equivalent of an unfunny facebook meme page, you have to put in little to no effort to post a popular entry. - styLIShT
These subreddits are filled with racist content (*cough* thetoptens *cough*) and the posts that get popular are the conservationist Islamophobic Anti-Muslim posts. There are also people who argue about this, overall, they are really racist and sexist. If you want to keep track with the news, download the BBC news app in your phone. Don't go to these subreddits. - styLIShT
The default subreddit for video games, /r/gaming, is a complete mess. Nearly every post is a low-effort meme, “does anyone else remember this game” post, criticizing EA, or a scantily-clad woman in cosplay. It quickly gets old and game fans will want something more. - styLIShT
/r/pics sounds like a great place to see cool pictures. In actuality, you see more boring pictures with sob stories attached than anything. Rarely do the pictures stand for themselves. Normally it’s Facebook-quality content - everyone has to share their weight loss, cancer-beating, or US citizenship pictures to rake in the fake internet points - styLIShT
The subreddit /r/TodayILearned (TIL) allows users to share interesting tidbits they recently discovered. Some of it is fascinating, but a lot of it is stupid celebrity worship and dumb “facts” you could find on Wikipedia. - styLIShT
A subreddit filled with unfunny one-liner puns and jokes that invariably become popular. - styLIShT
This subreddit was originally intended to be a place where people post news that are uplifting, but the comments in posts are sometimes filled with hate such that many popular threads get locked very soon. It's quite sad.
An example of a subreddit that should not have been put under default. Originally a subreddit which was intended to talk about Women's issues, since it's been put under default, it has been swarmed by male users who give incorrect advice on Women's health issues. Adding to this, a lot of women have been posting Radical feminist-type posts, stating why they are better than men, etc. Overall, it's a big mess. - styLIShT
This subreddit, which was made to post motivational material, is filled with a considerable amount of bad wholesome memes. Many posts would have users commenting about how it is not specifically applicable for them, or how they don't find it motivational. - styLIShT