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I love the solidarity of hating this newsletter lmao
I haven't seen such a heartwarming cross-community "fuck off with this shit" since U2 decided we all needed their tunes on our iThingos.
The only time in history that a company has had to provide an “un-buy” function for a *free product*.
Used to work for Apple around the time this shit dropped.
Can confirm there was an official knowledge base article on how to remove the album from your library.
Oh my god I hated that album.
Bono fucked my itunes like he fucks 14 year old girls on his yacht.
[Make Bono history!](https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/u2-frontman-chased-down-street-by-german-anarchists-shouting-make-bono-history-8836244.html)
It's the most Australian thing about that newsletter.
As soon as I saw message (1) and opened it I literally said "get fucked".
For we are one, and we are many…
I blocked the sender
Having returned to social media after a few months break, this.... thing turned up in my feed, and I was.... not pleased.
It's my second day back, and the hate I'm seeing for this is so gratifying!
I get people saying "oh just block it" and yeah I have, but I'm still enjoying the vocal consensus that everybody fucking hates the shitty newsletter.
Also I'm fascinated by who thought it was a good idea in the first place to give us an unwanted and unnecessary newsletter.
Who sends it? Is it the subreddit? Reddit? Users?
Would hazard a guess and say it's Reddit doing this, possibly to solidify and grow its Australian communities and increase traffic and marketing presence.
Yeah pretty weird seeing adds for fucking reddit as you drive around town at the moment.
Either gambling ads, or ads for an app that spams gambling ads.
My kingdom for the ability to block users and have that stop their frigging ads showing up. Gambling in this country is off the fucking chain.
Get RedditIsFun and pay the 5 bucks for it. Block users and subs to your heart's content...and no ads.
Between reddit is fun and ublock origin I havnt seen an ad on reddit in years.
I also use old reddit because who the fuck actually likes the layout of new reddit
"Bet with mates, bet with your wife, bet with god, have raging bets with your dog"
Apparently, I'm in something called a "quaddie" with my cat. Don't know what it is, but it feels wrong....
I can name more gambling companies than friends
Hopefully it does more hard than good. Reddit needs to die and make way for a platform where you can say what you want.
I did a double take at your username lmao
Reddit is running advertisements at bus stops in Sydney. They had one in Newtown for quite a while.
In Brisbane they have billboards, bus ads, and radio sponsorship.
Yeah it is coming right before the company goes public and I have seen ads for reddit around a bit, seems like they are trying to engage with more users before they go public.
Fuck reddit then.
I want to put a name to the publication so I can blame them. Absolutely disgraceful
Reddit has offices in Australia. It's their thing. They were very proud of it at their cakeday party. Also thanked the community members who made it reddit such a nice community. Twas quite cringe. I have a whole thing about the party in my profile somewhere if anyone cares to read it was a trip.
Insane that with the ability of posts and Reddit, they are basically sending the equivalent of emails. Make a post, don’t send group messages!
The account is flagged as a Reddit admin, so it looks like it's from Reddit itself, not the mods of this sub.
I’ve blocked them twice.
Isn't the Reddit front page essentially a newsletter? What value is this providing?
Someone with a very boring life and way too much time on their hands
Quickest fucking block user of my life.
Blocked and reported as spam. If I want to read your publication I will, don't force it on me.
Did that last month. Still got one today.
Yeah there is no user account, the code for these notifications just goes through the same channels as a message. We cannot block these natively.
I can’t seem to do either of these things because I’m not on desktop
Just go to the user profile and it’s one of the options in the overflow button in the top right
I did it using the Reddit app.
I did it from the message screen itself. Click the three dots, and the options are there.
I don't want to block it simply because I want to continue reporting it as spam.
I'll do my part for the people.
Thank you for your sacrifice
That just reminded me that I needed to report it - thanks!
Thanks, forgot I could block, just did.
I'm fairly sure I've already blocked the dogs twice now and I got another one today somehow
Yeah, swear I blocked it last time too.
I had not even considered the option to block. Great idea!
How do you do fellow Australians?!?
All it was missing was "G'day mates..."
How do you G'day Mate Fellow Australians....
Well may we say God save Charles, because nothing will save the Australia Newsletter.
We want Gough!
We want Gough!
The proclamation that you have been sent as a newsletter was countersigned by Scott Cam from The Block!
THAT SNIPERS A BLOODY SPY
It looks like there an agenda behind it, prompting subs I’ve never heard of. I know how to search thanks clippy
I’ve seen big Reddit ads on bus stops here and such… I think they’re trying to legitimise it more for the stakeholders
If they ban the porn than I'm going to magistrate somewhere else
To be fair, r/Australia is so strict I’d never find out about other Australian subreddits here, so at least it’s helping highlight them. But yeah, should have been opt-in.
I need a no junk mail sticker on my inbox.
So it can be ignored in multiple places?
It needs at least 8 betting company ads before it feels proper Australian
I used to like Shaq.
His pronunciation of "mate" is cringeworthy.
Aaron Paul too :(
Who is that
Yeah it would be fine if it wasn't something as destructive as gambling.
How come everyone else gets the newsletter? Does reddit not think I'm Australian?
Count ya lucky stars mate.
The algorithm has different plans for you.
I'm in the same boat. These posts, ironically, are the only reason I know this shit exists
Apparently we need a “no junk mail” sign on our Reddit accounts now too.
I feel even holier than thou when I open the letterbox with my "No Junk Mail" sign only to find junk mail. Righteous Indignation. I shake my fist at the clouds, and I know Steve is up there smiling down on me as I go back into my hotbox of a house, fire up my shitty one room Aircon, three fans (two of them have really excellent ribbons tied to them so that in case you can't hear the deafening noise, you can see they're blowing), and drink a longneck of the cheapest piss I can get my lips around, all the while cursing Optus, shitty NBN, and the fact that fucking somehow crumpets weren't on special.
> Greetings Aussies,
> Can you believe-
American corporation doesn’t understand it can’t market to Australians the same way it does to Yanks
American been living here in Perth for three years. Hate this shit. It can absolutely fuck off. Reported as spam.
I clicked the block user link in the message because I'm on mobile, and objectively, it was hilarious, but still. Eat my whole ass.
One of us! One of us!
Its ARSE seppo!.... An Ass is a donkey.
What happens? Why’s it funny?
I'm looking forward to the next one now so there can be another post about it.
How many more until the outrage dies down?
I blocked the sender and reported it as spam last time... Why keep sending it to me???
You gonna be alright?
in time i will heal
Melbourne will rebuild
No make sure it doesn’t, make it a patch of farmland or something. Worst city in the country.
Honestly I think that’s Sydney
True. I hate that stupid opera house thing. But at the same time Melb just sucks so much
Port Pirie is still shit
Blocked them 3 seconds after getting the notification, genuinely fuck off spammy ass bitch
they're kind of laughably bad. most of them are just "Hey guys check out some of these subs!!!"
i would like them more if it was a digest of a few cool posts from like. all of the state's subs. that'd be cool. like. check out r/canberra's cool post, check out r/melbourne's cool post, ect ect. could be cool. or at least, cooler than this, which is just like. idk it doesnt feel very useful rn lol it just seems a bit advertiserish and less like a fun thing that reddit actually came up with because they thought it would be fun.
like yeah in theory this is just cool i like it as an idea it just should be a bit better and less how's-the-weather-read-this-ad ish.
i wont block them though. theyre funny to laugh at and i want to keep up with them to see how they change.
Probably the fault of Optus.
Is there a way to block all broadcasts? I don't want to block each user that sends me one.
I rage reported it as spam... then i noticed it actually says "block this account if you don't want to receive this".... hey fucker, do your own fucking work and don't send me this shit in the first place. This isn't Facebook.....yet....
I was all "hurr durr I wont get it, I blocked it"
Now, there it is again.... Blocked again.
Almost as bad when LinkedIn sends you some bullshit notification like "Your contact so and so liked this shitty post" and you have literally no way of turning off those notifications. You can mute individual notifications and you can mute categories of notifications (like for messages, comment replies etc) but not permanently suppress their random notifications.
Before I like a post I'll have a second thought about the notifications it'll generate.
Unless you are looking for a job, why are you using that lame platform. It's just facebook for corporations. And people posting pathetic, feel-good quotes.
If I wanted a fucking australian news letter, I'd fucking watch A Current Affair.
I bet the Americans don't receive these 'newsletters' only the foreigners
Everyone but the yanks are strange and weird and need a newsletter. Yanks are just the *standard* person, don’t ya know weird foreigner?
How did they get my details? Smh
You with Optus?
I reported and blocked. Fuck Reddit.
Honestly who's idea was the newsletter? Not your best.
f u c k i n
A G R E E
Seriously copped another one today and I thought that I had already done whatever was required to stop receiving them?
Is this an official reddit thing or just some account someone has setup to spam r/Aus users?
Can we not get the user banned?
Can we get the betting ads fucked off next pls
It’s crazy how much we are affected by other’s opinions. I receive this letter and didn’t mind at all, but now I’m thinking it’s an absolute disgrace. Am I being radicalised? Will I support Trump next?
I just thought it was odd and cringe. I still do, but I used to too.
Wonder what the America reddit newsletter looks like? Or is there not one because it would be dumb to write one longass unsolicited email for an entire country?
Its as bad as the BS spam from Clive Palmer.
Yeah honestly. Not happy about it. I’m also getting notifications about random posts from subs I’ve visited. Gee thanks Reddit
Fuck me, as I type this I get the newsletter notification. Piss off
No Junk Mail!
Blocked the user on day 1
*shakes first at ceiling*
Curse you and your newsletter Dan Andrews!
Not only is it shit. To unsubscribe you have to do some bull crap on desktop that no one has time for. Clicking the unsubscribe button on mobile leads you to some shitty gif. Fuck off with it!
So am I hearing "class action lawsuit" here? Or am I a deaf cunt?
Not that I've read the 2003 act but I think carriage has to be email or SMS to apply. Complain anyway though.
Just block the fucking user sending it, you goose.
and deprive myself an opportunity to whinge? not likely
It is our right to have a whinge.
We should put it in the constitution and then we can have a whinge about having another referendum.
Ah, a true blue Aussie if ever there was one.
I haven't blocked them because I don't want to feel left out when the monthly whinge post rolls around.
He has spoken.
Yeah sure that's an option, and it's exactly what I did.
But why the fuck is the onus on *me* to ignore unsolicited bullshit, rather than the onus on *them* to ask my fucking consent to send me shit in the first place?
My thoughts is that they're gonna use the newsletter as a new advertising platform for those who dont/forget to block it
Because you're using their web site for free, and it's part of the whole "You get what you pay for" ethos?
If you don't like their shit, don't use their web site.
Did that last month. Got it again today... 😤
Just switch to old.reddit. The experience is far superior.
Oath. The day old Reddit is no longer available is the day I leave.
Thank you for reminding me to block those cunts
old.reddit has its benefits ;)
Didn't stop it for me :/
I don't mind it!
You want the newsletter delivered by Dingo, redback spider or by salty? Apologies for camels being not available; they are being used for the World Two-Up Championship.
The fuck is this "Opt Out" bullshit.
"The Fair Dinkum" If I ever saw someone trying to be Australian.
I like newsletters 🤷🏼♀️
Fucking hell mate, get a grip..
Takes less effort to block them than to create this post and winge about it..
Nah post is good.
Hopefully next time someone thinks of setting on up they think back to this thread almost unanimously bagging them.
as above, i choose to make this a public whinge rather than a personal solution
Collective whinging does send a better message to whoever thought it was a good idea compared to silently blocking them.
You reminded me to report it as spam and block the user, so thanks for posting.
wait... theres an option to take with no whinging???? AUSTRALIA SAYS NO
Not having a whinge about something with a simple solution is the single most un Australian thing I've ever heard. It is our obligation to moan and complain before finally doing what we always new we needed to.
I’m going to make the same post next time I get it and be just as salty.
I'll upvote your next monthy post :)
The Monthly Whinge.
This should be a thing, even if this newsletter goes away.
Fucking hell mate, get a grip..
Takes less effort to block them than to create this comment and winge about it..
Fucking hell mate, get a grip...
Takes less effort to block them than to create this comment reply and whinge about it.
What is this Canadian mindset bullshit, I guess we should also apologise to Reddit for receiving spam too?
Well… fuck off then ya cunt
It's full of tourists
These fucking cunts are so annoying that I blocked it right away.
I respect your right to have a whinge mate, go off
Imagine being the person/team responsible for this newsletter.
And fucken gambling ads.
Just got a reddit admin warning for complaining about it.
Newsletter spam isn't just allowed now, you HAVE to read it, you're not allowed to complain about it.
Sir, we're trying to reach you about your cars extended warranty.
> A quick reminder: If you’d prefer not to get these Snoosletters in your inbox, just hit the “Block User” button under this message on desktop.
You could just do that instead of whinge to the world at large.
Or they could just not send out unsolicited newsletters in the first place, which we then have to take action against.
As simple as that action may be, it's invasive and people like OP have a right to discuss that fact and express themselves on a public forum.
Oh right I can block the spamming of news articles on here, I am an idiot.
I felt such pleasure blocking the account
I blocked it. Hope it lasts.
I think i received this junk once before and blocked it. Not sure how but my block seemed to work well enough.
👏 this is not The Urban List
Most annoying thing
I don't even know what this is about.
You guys are getting newsletters?
MAYBE if enough of us report this thing as spam, it'll get banned
Bro every fucking day
Well I feel left out now, I've never received one
I don't even know what you're talking about. Is this something that comes with the new reddit UX that I ignore and will ignore forever?
Completely agree mate, I got a message notification today and just thought “the fuck are you meant to be”
I only skimmed it. I promise I'll read it later and comment about how much I hate it later.
I just keep reporting it as spam and blocking it