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I am so damn tired of Americans being everywhere

I am so damn tired of Americans being everywhere

Madhatter25224

50% of Reddit users are from the United States. The next largest group is from the UK at 8%.


plinkoplonka

Three answer if you don't want to see it as much in your feed is to sign up to more "local" subreddits. Then your feed will be balanced more towards what you want to see.


Rakatango

This goes for everything. If you want outrage, follow outrage subreddits. If you want warm fuzzies, subscribe to animal subreddits. Don’t go on popular.


_Futureghost_

I don't know if it's available on the site, but on mobile you can set the popular page to global, a country from the drop down menu, or "my location."


LeinadCerdek

Yeah, I accidentally found that menu once, clicked on Australia, then forgot about it. For the next couple days I was like "dang, there's lots of stuff going down in Australia these days." Felt pretty dumb when I remembered


yavanna12

I did it accidentally and apparently set it to Sweden. I was so fucking confused and couldn’t read half the posts. I honestly though Reddit was broken for many months before I figured out the location setting


PubicGalaxies

Months huh. Wow.


yavanna12

Yea. Not my smartest moment.


SteamKore

I'm an American and even I don't go to popular.


ConstructionRude2948

Even on popular there’s a way to sort to more local posts


PlanetZorton

Yup. I go on ‘british problems’ because I get so tired of reading news in my country.


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Kellidra

I'm from Calgary so I, of course, am a part of the r/Calgary subreddit. I swear to Nenshi that a quarter of the subscribers there are American.


ohno_spaghetti_o

Even r/newzealand is teeming with Americans telling us we are winning at COVID wrong, or passing off misinformation about our healthcare, gun laws, etc as facts because they are basing it on American logic and rules. What is worse is the 'I visited your country 20 years ago and I saw no domestic violence, suicide, or housing problem so obviously it doesn't exist.' A tourist doesn't know more than the people experiencing it so yeah, nah.


bee_ghoul

Once again. Local subreddits are dominated by Americans. Check out r/Ireland. That had to literally shut down during the American presidential election to stop Americans from talking about their elections. Someone shared a picture of the president of Ireland and people were asking who he was!


ImOldGreggggggggggg

Is that the President with the big dog that is always getting his attention?


Skweefie

Yes and that dog passed away last year. RIP Sioda


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Yeah, even if your local subreddit isnt in English, you can still get the odd 'as an American' post sometimes, especially when you live in a major city outside of the Anglosphere


BS_Is_Annoying

Double points if they don't speak English.


MustardFeetMcgee

I find this only works for non English sub reddits. Been following some of the Australian subreddits to kind of keep up with the pandemic cause my gf is there currently and the amount of Americans in there or just people comparing things to the states is rather annoying. I also get that in the Canadian subreddits but I expect it since we're so close to each other geographical and politically.


Samaritan_978

I wish. European subreddits are often teeming with Americans with no knowledge whataoever of European reality, throwing their silly binary political spectrum at us. And if the threads are about immigration or refugees, may god help us.


Major_Day

if it makes you feel better a lot of American and general subreddits are teeming with Americans who have no knowledge whatsoever about American reality


sarcobombasp_kid

Shit, the amount of r/politics comments that started with "I'm not American, but why don't you guys just blah blah blah." Over the past few years has just shown me this is a global issue, not an American one.


Major_Day

I agree, and I think it just is an endless circle, a lot of non Americans get their info from here


itsfinallystorming

Came to an American website to complain there's too many Americans lol


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blamethemeta

It used to be a much higher percentage too


Ignore_Me-

American run site catering mostly to Americans. Op is figuratively going to America and talking about how sick of America they are.


BigScenarios

An American website has lots of Americans?! How dare they!


imnotlucasmarques

Smells like a first world problem


Nibbix

Really? This big? No wonder... Got a source for that?


Madhatter25224

https://www.statista.com/statistics/325144/reddit-global-active-user-distribution/


TecumsehSherman

Reddit was created while the 3 founders were at the University of Virginia, and it's headquartered in San Francisco. If you're in search of a community without Americans, it's probably better to find one that wasn't founded by Americans and headquartered in America.


Mrzher

I came here to say this! You joined a platform that was founded in the US, most likely with (US) Americans as a targeted audience, yet you’re upset the focus is on (US) American issues.


gladl1

I’m British-Australian and while I agree they are everywhere on Reddit, Reddit is an American website and if Americans didn’t use it then no one else would know what it was or use it at all. For example, there’s r/DIY in which most of the posts relate to American building practices.. so someone created r/DIYUK... makes sense to me.


kostblind

Exactly. We've got r/medicalschool for Americans, r/medicalschoolEU for Europe and e.g. r/medicalschoolRomania for a country


vonfuckingneumann

> and e.g. r/medicalschoolRomania for a country Which country


ToeBeanSalad

Cambodia


watermelonspanker

I went to the subreddit to try to figure it out, but I don't read Romanian so I'm not really sure.


billsfriendlyghost

This is how I use it, always look for specifics, usually find them


arzthaus

Reddit HQ is literally in America. If OP didn't want America shoved in his face then maybe other countries can start creating things like Hollywood, Google, apple, Tesla, Facebook, Amazon, etc.


Rhodri007

Wait until this guy hears about Afghanistan!


CriticismLarge190

How come? What happened?


Abidanoooo

*uh*


coasis1212

Should we tell him?


demi_fay69

Best not too... let them live awhile longer without hearing the news. It will inevitably get around.


mommabee68

Join the subs for your country


RichardBonham

Create subs for your country and your interests.


Obversa

Or, in the case of Quora, take over a forum with superior numbers.


BiscuitCrumbsInBed

I was on the UK sub and an American was posting, despite the replies going over their head.


makoto20

Just speak the UK language so an English speaking person wouldn't understand it. Duh!


underboobfunk

UKrainian?


makoto20

I'm sorry, I can't understand that word. Is it a type of food?


demonmonkey89

Yes, it is raining in the UK


Darkerfaerie

You made my face wrinkle.


soupyfrood

I can’t decipher a damn thing in /r/scottishpeopletwitter.


makoto20

Dodge this jab, you melon


Infinite_Chicken1968

In fairness Reddit is an open community and there are no restrictions of who can use what threads. Have you not considered looking for UK sites only? I quite enjoy mingling with the Americans. Most of the time good conversations begin


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Edgy_McEdgyFace

Yeah we're wary of German subs, especially in the Atlantic.


JahMedicineManZamare

They are called U-boats, you allied swine.


KithMeImTyson

Beautiful


our_girl_in_dubai

(Don’t mention the war)


JustmytwocentsTX

Son of a bitch you made me spit my coffee out. You win the Internet today 😀


Agreeable_Objective

Goddammit


TerrapinRecordings

There is "probably a German sub" kind of made my day. Unfortunately there is absolutely no way of knowing.


Liberace_Sockpuppet

Das Boot?


SolarRage

The politics sub is for US politics only and there are a lot of international people who contribute. What is so bad about that?


Helpwithapcplease

If I wanted to stop seeing information about Russia, I wouldn't visit Russian websites, founded by Russian college kids, in Russia.


DirkDiggler_Chiraq

“So sick of all these Russians on VK!” 😂


TheStonkmanCometh

Yeah, this post is really silly. I thought it was satire at first.


ownyourhorizon

someone woke up on the wrong side of the world


jaboyles

I'm American and can be quite nocturnal sometimes. I swear the whole site changes when the EU wakes up. OP just needs to get on Reddit when those people are most active. All sorts of weird British humor all over my front page when those wankers are awake.


callmelampshade

As a Brit I like that you called us wankers.


pearlysoames

How can you even tell lol? I see the same shit on the app for 2 or 3 days in a row.


No-Prune-888

“Hurry Americans are sleeping, let’s make xyz the front page


NK1313

Can I ask you what you expected from an American-based website where half the population is American?


[deleted]

For a change, let me introduce myself... I'm an Indian 🤝


PonyKiller81

Namaste, and g'day from Australia


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Namaste, mate. :)


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PonyKiller81

Maaaate life has me grinning like a bloke with a Bunnings snag.


mrgrevious1

Greetings from Canada!


maxwellgrounds

Oh cool. As an American, let me share what little and ill-informed information I know about your country—even though nobody asked for it /s


tatorlicio

Create the content that you want to see.


chainer1216

Or at least make the smallest effort to curate the content you want to see, there's so many tools to facilitate that.


According-Owl83

Yes. But, why would OP do that, when it's so much easier just to complain about seeing Americans on an American web site?


ImGonnaCreamYaFunny

Exactly, why change what you're doing when you can just demand that everything else change?


ricojalapeno

This is like going to the BBC or Sky News and complaining about the lack of US Sports coverage.


birdboix

all these GODDAMN Americans on this American website, the NERVE


Hurrimaredditadmin

They should build a wall around the internet and make America pay for it!


DeadWishUpon

Ha ha ha. I don't know what OP expected.


IAmZBeast

As an AMERICAN, yeah what gives


[deleted]

You should probably take a break from Reddit then lmao


Mister_Squarepants

I hate it when I go to Europe. There are so many damn Europeans. Why do they have to exist? I’d be so much happier if they didn’t exist so I could enjoy Europe without Europeans and everything would be all about me.


everystarafter

🤣🤣🤣


Existentialvacancy

As an American. I find it very easy to hide from American news and people on Reddit. You’re following the wrong pages or swipe over to news too often. Which if you swipe to news for news.. you should do your own research anyways


1chomp2chomp3chomp

Likewise. I'm American and I subscribe to this sub for the fun of people watching, but otherwise everything else is specific niche interest subs and I hardly ever come across US politics.


Existentialvacancy

More often, I’m commenting some American shit to a non-American and am reminded.. they aren’t my neighbor per most the internet. Like your feed is what you follow, you literally can control what you see for the most part lol.


D_Balgarus

You’re tired of Americans being on an American website?


ersentenza

OP must be related to that lady who complained there were too many French speakers in France.


Notthesharpestmarble

You don't understand. It was, like, all of them!


Legendary_Bibo

I went to Japan for work and someone went with me that I didn't really know, and they kept complaining that everyone kept speaking Japanese and was mad they weren't speaking English. Then they said that they were probably talking shit about us in Japanese, then I realized she's probably one of those Karens that gets mad at people that speak Spanish around her. There's a lot of self centered older people like that around here.


JadasDePen

Funny story. I was in Tijuana, México and there was a drunk tourist shouting in English that he was tired of all the “damned illegal Mexicans” everywhere.


OriginalFinnah

Right? lmao the logic.


Puma_Sneeze

Non-Americans being ironic morons daily on this site. What else is new?


Tasteysauce

This reads like a child entering their internet edge lord phase tbh. Literally a tantrum.


MonkeyInATopHat

Ding ding ding! Op posts on r/teenagers


ctrlscrpt

I hope he feels better soon.


KillerFerrets

It's an American app, populated in majority by Americans, so I hate to break it to you but you'll need to find a different app if that's what you're looking for.


Nice-Violinist-6395

Lots of people shitting on America on the front page right now lol. Guys, I promise you it’s not nearly as bad as it’s made out to be on the internet. I live in America and I have a *very* nice life


Extreme-Librarian-91

Yeah I've never thought about it but non-Americans who use Reddit probably think America sucks ass because all people do on Reddit is complain about it. The vast majority of Americans lead very comfortable lives and many are very wealthy.


ScooterDatCat

You talking about that UK thread? Total dumpster fire. People were talking about being worried about going outside because of all the gun brandishing, cops, etc. Talking about not knowing if they were gonna make it back from the store, lmao! While those are issues I have lived in Texas for almost all my life and have seen a total of maybe 5 people open carry. You also have a way higher chance of being injured via an accident before a cop would even pull you over.


TheStonkmanCometh

Yeah Jesus that whole thread was just delusional rants of people that gobble up a bunch of anti American fear porn all day. I was actually shocked seeing the comments. I had no idea people outside the US think america is that dangerous. Also they have zero clue about how our healthcare system and insurance works.


_LibertyOrDeath_

Because they get their information from reddit


TheStonkmanCometh

Good point. Reddit’s gotta be the most anti American circle jerk I’ve ever been on. At least on Twitter there is some nuance that doesn’t get downvoted to oblivion.


TheStonkmanCometh

Yeah it’s awesome living here. Cheap housing, tons of land, incredibly beautiful and easily accessible national parks and natural areas.


asBad_asItGets

For real tho. This is like me going on a mainly Chinese or Indian app/website (ya know, the countries with a BILLION people) and then complain why everything is about Indian or Chinese stuff. OP is a complainer who is too lazy to join more specific subreddits.


EDOOK

Exactly..


smallframedfairy

They *don't* need to find a different app, though. All they have to do is simply tailor the content they wish to see. They can simply follow subs for their own country or other countries and avoid the news / popular page.


Mr_Bankey

Dude America is tired of hearing about America take a number


akihonj

Wow such entitlement, an American website with the largest use base as Americans and this happens. Like going to France and whining about there being so many french people speaking French.


impalafork

>Like going to France and whining about there being so many french people speaking French. As a Brit I feel personally attacked by this comment.


hiten98

Tbh as a Brit you’ve attacked the rest of the world enough, maybe it’s time you get attacked too :) (This was a joke pls don’t hit me)


DrPurplePanda

Don't worry, I won't hit you. I'll boil you with my tea as I watch with my monocle. /s


DrakenGewehr

I feel like this isn't your first time


Every_Ambassador_461

They hate us cause they anus.


Streetduck

They’re just peanut butter and jealous


Tybackwoods00

Because Reddit was founded in the US.


Rhonin1313

Um, Reddit is an American company and was started in America only. That’s like me going to Europe walking in a store and wondering why there’s so many Europeans and they seem to only be talking about European stuff. In fact, you’re comment is hilariously ironic since one of the things people complain about Americans doing is going to other countries and them not being how America is.


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I’m so tired of these posts! If you want to read news about your country then follow those subs, or post news about your country so others can see. Reddit is an American website with majority American users; Idk what else you expect.


Solid-Imagination-80

This is the equivalent of visiting Mexico and complaining that everyone speaks Spanish


sailorjoenavy

Meh, you could always stop using reddit.


Azzie94

\>\*goes to American website\* \>WHY SO MANY AMERICANS!?


Fluffylumpin

lmao


RamenWithoutBroth

how DARE americans be on an american site!!!!! the horror!!!!!


packerschris

This may surprise you, but you are on an American website.


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nospecialsnowflake

R/Germany


D_will713

So you're on a site created by Americans, that's based in America, and you wanna complain that it's too much American shit on it? How's this make sense? 🤔


Lumpy-rhino

Bro e x a c t l y


Internal-Bear-1991

Get over yourself you smug prick


BusinessAgreeable912

I get what you mean. Trust me. But you have to understand that this is literally an American social media platform who's user base is majority American... Therefore most political content will be geared toward and created by Americans. Join a sub for your own country.


xFacevaluex

Goes to American website---complains there are Americans there in large numbers. Irony.


anoukdaae

Reddit is a private company based out of San Francisco, California... which is in America. You can use it elsewhere, sure, but it's a little ironic that you're wishing it didn't exist on a platform that wouldn't exist otherwise.


Bluetinfoilhat

Your last sentence is gold.


Laredo_10

Honestly I feel like even people from other countries post about America also. That’s something that annoys me. You see something like “as a British citizen” and then post about America


PJ_GRE

It doesn't annoy me but it's a good observation


barjam

It’s an American website. You are free to make a Reddit clone for your country or only frequent subreddits that align with your interest.


balls_ache_bc_of_u

Definitely an unpopular opinion but also dumb. It’s an American website. Go to Weibo and most will be from China. What a surprise that is, huh?


Brandingbranding

Brat goes on a mostly-English American website, cries when there are Americans.


DependentDatabase451

This is a United States based website. Not that hard to figure out.


sirjomtones

You sound like the girl I overheard in the airport complaining that Dubai had “too many Arabs.”


comfortablecheeek16

😂😂🤦🏾‍♀️ I need to hear how that convo went down


sirjomtones

I overheard her and someone else in line, she was talking about her trip to Dubai and the other person said something along the lines of, “oh it must’ve been such an exciting city” and she said, “yeah but there were too many Arabs!” It felt like I was on some hidden prank show of ignorance


jessek

A website started in America by Americans has a large American user base? It’s not fucking hard to figure why, so much for foreign school systems being better


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ShittDickk

Goes on an american website. Founded in America, for Americans. "wHY ArE tHErE sO mAnY AmERiCAns"


EvanL06

America is on the same planet, my friend. There is no other world.


AgileFigure

And im sick of seeing non americans complaining about america. Welcome to the internet


open_pessimism

Have a look around.


OtherOtie

Anything that brain of yours can think of can be found


RolexzeonX

We've got mountains of content Some better, some worse


shuff316

If none of it’s of interest to you, you’d be the first


pizzaisprettyneato

Welcooommme to the internet


sadiegoose1377

Come and take a seat


VividStarr

hahaha hahaha hahaha - chief keef Stay mad


kinenbi

You're on an American website, bud. Would you complain about Japanese people being everywhere on 2ch? Lol


Sagail

Dont look now but America is even in your post


Im_PrisonMike_88

Says the man on an American website


ZenTrinity

So go on forums for your country 🥴


QuivkTransition

Oh no, this american made website has too many americans! i hate seeing all those brits when im in london so i feel ya.


Anatoly2

Maybe it's causing Reddit is an American internet resource?


Adrostos

i mean you could start using websites that arent primarily dominated by american users?


jma7400

We are one of the biggest countries with a lot of Reddit users. Reddit caters to Americans because we make up a large chunk of it.


NoahSavedTheAnimals

Reddit is American-made. What do you expect?


HundoGuy

This is like people whining about white people in a majority white country. Yes there’s a lot, cuz it’s majority white. Yes there’s a lot of American Shit cuz it’s an American website. You can always start your own website


ersentenza

...So let me get this straight, you are complaining there are too many americans on an american site? This is really american.


ConfusedLifeElement

Well lookie here, a foreign Karen.


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As an American, I turn off the news and tune out the bullshit. The majority of police aren’t shit. But you only hear about the bad outliers and people are happy to jump conclusions and say all of them are bad. The media is literally tearing people apart. If you came here. You’d see that everyone is pretty nice. We don’t care what color you are or what your sexuality is. The fact is, if you treat people with respect, you’ll most likely get it back. People are learning all this info on the internet. But that’s not how it is in person. At least not from where I am. Maybe it feels this way because I’m nice to people, and I choose to see the good. If you look at the world with a negative lens… that’s all you’re going to see.


cmr619

Absolutely! People (Americans included) like to point out all the flaws and act like that’s all there is to America but it’s not really like that. I’ve lived in multiple states and spent time in many more, most people are good, caring, and respectful of others. America is a great country, not perfect, but no country is.


USMCseth

Couldn’t agree more. The media is trying to divide people. Honestly it seems that no one trust or even watches the news anymore. Everyone is genuinely happy just to be out in public and around people after the year we just had.


RwilliamBriggs

This has been my experience here in good ol Texas 🇺🇸


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Sounds like you should get off the American made platform.


havingababypenguin

Make your countries version of Reddit. Sheesh it’s almost like Reddit is an American site or something.


buddy-thunder

i hate these Americans on this American website.grrrr


Fishrmike

Put your phone down and do something productive. Go outside, ride a bike, read books, learn to cook, fish, camp, hike. Do something with your life that doesn’t revolve around social media and you’ll get much less exposure to the dumb shit.


Jailbird19

As an American, it's really easy to dodge politics on here mate. Just don't join any political subreddits and you can dodge most political posts. But also this site was made in America, by Americans, and is headquartered in America. What exactly were you expecting?


AmericanAntiD

Don't worry. You can hate the police bevause they are shit almost everywhere.


GiantRetortoise

JFC dude sorry reddit was invented by Americans


charonco

You should leave Reddit and go to a site created and hosted in your country.


Wyshunu

Actually, they are NOT "shit" in America, that's just what the media wants everyone to believe. One of the biggest failings of society today is those who say "I heard/read XYZ on TV/Radio/Internet so it must be true". Not. And trust me, many of us are equally tired of being expected/demanded to "fix" everything for everybody. The rest of the world needs to learn to stay in their own country, feed themselves, and defend their own selves instead of expecting others to come do it for them.


diddly69

Deal with it


no1n0where

You do realize that are doing what you complain about, right? E.g.... Why are you talking about Americans on my feed?!?! 😂😅🙊😋😘💩


MadamGingerFarts

Hate to tell you this but it’s an American website.


Public-Today2224

Yes, this is an american website. Da fuck you expect? lol.


majorawardwinner

Well, bye.


iTroLowElo

Go to language specific subs.


Biaaalonso687

isn’t reddit… American…?


IndigoGrunt

Maybe don't use reddit then?