If SASers are leaving here for Reddit, I sure didn't run into them in any droves. Then again I probably didn't browse the "right" subs.
All I can tell you is if MySpace and Facebook triggered your depression, Reddit will REALLY do a number on you. Last chatty/friendly comment I tried to make, along the same lines as several other comments, got a swift downvote. (Nobody else did, just me.) That happened to me all the time, no matter what the sub or subject matter; it was either that or just get completely ignored--if I wasn't getting downvoted for no reason, then I always seemed to be joining the conversation RIGHT after everyone else abandoned it. Didn't matter if it had been posted 24 hours ago or six. Even the two times I made art for other users there, they replied to everybody else but me.
The subs for lonely and "foreveralone" people are the worst (aside from incel subs, I guess). My God what horrible, horrible, judgy people. Get ready to be ridiculed and rejected even by "your own kind," it's a particularly painful kind of rejection. You may even get private messages jeering at you.
Maybe you'd have slightly better luck because you're a guy. (They won't bother accepting a woman like me in the least, no matter how lonely I am and no matter how much they say they wish they could find a lonely woman, but even if guys are accepted, they'll still judge you harshly if you've gone on so much as one date or even had a friend who happened to be a woman...just the fact that you're still trying to make a connection is bad, they jeer at anyone who has a shred of hope left and doesn't completely hate the opposite gender. It's literally the Misery Olympics, and everyone believes they are the worst off.) Dunno. Still depressing and judgemental as hell; I was even rejected in women's subreddits, no explanation. Several times over I've had to remind myself there's no use in me trying even the smallest, most inoffensive socializing there, even in non-FA/lonely subs. Some a-hole will downvote me just for fun and send me into yet another bout of depression and self-loathing.
(And don't dare ask why you were downvoted unless you want ten more.)
Oh. And you have to put a "Tl;dr" after everything or they'll downvote you for that, too, apparently.
If I don't reply to you, it's NOTHING PERSONAL. It's my ANXIETY.
(Devetko's boyfriend Stan Brooks & Det. Reichert are horsing around.)
Det. Kristeva: "If it were legal you'd marry me, right?"
Det. Devetko: "Definitely."
(It's legal now!! But Kristeva's already married. ;_; )
"No canoes...no maple sugar...this place is horribly uncivilized."--Manabozho, Escape From Manitou Island