Everything has a life cycle. So after Reddit user WarBeast86 made a post on the platform, asking: "What was ruined because too many people did it?" people have been paying respects to their life's treasures that have been (slowly) fading into irrelevance.

Some of the most common examples focus on over-saturated internet trends; for example, influencer culture has become so prevalent that it has led to a loss of authenticity and genuine connection online. Numerous hobbies and activities such as thrift shopping have also been mentioned as hurting from commercialization which, in turn, has led to a loss of their original appeal.

Overall, the post serves as a vivid reminder that it's important to appreciate the stuff that makes you happy because you never know when it can be taken away from you.

#1

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Basically anything outdoorsy. Hiking trails, National Parks, fishing spots, etc.

It's fun when you're the only person on the trail, the lake, or at the camp site. It's not so fun when you're hiking and someone is blasting their music on their Bluetooth speaker, when the lake is packed and people decide to fish 10 feet away from you and are obnoxiously loud, or you go to a National Park and there is graffiti and trash everywhere, random people's names carved into the largest and oldest trees on Earth, and mobs of tourists taking selfies in the middle of the trail.

People don't know how to respect nature. People don't appreciate silence. People don't know how to "leave no trace" or appreciate the natural beauty in the world around them.

JustAnotherMiqote , Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Report

RamiRudolph
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amen to that! Many awful people out there. ☹️

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#2

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Subscription everything...especially software. I want to buy Office/AutoCAD one time and use it for a decade. I don't want to buy it every year.

TroubledWaterBridge , Ed Hardie Report

Just_for_this
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Subscriptions, DRM's, paywalls. I shall bypass you all.

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#3

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Craft fairs. Now they're crowded with dozens of MLMs. I just want to find knitted slippers made by an old lady who clearly has a drinking problem, not more Norwex.

LadyKnightmare , Tom Hilton Report

Genericist
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2 weeks ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For anyone not in the know, MLM = multi level marketing. Basically pyramid schemes pretending not to be pyramid schemes like Amway, JuicePlus, Younique, Osbourne Books, BodyShop at Home, etc etc. The people who sell this at craft fairs, to friends and family and so on are actually the customers and usually make little to no profit, but the business model works on gaslighting. Really worth a google, very interesting and good to be aware of.

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#4

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them declaring their pets as service animals when they are not., thus making it extremely difficult for actual service animals to get their certification, or permission to be around to provide their service

AssociateMany102 , Brian Wangenheim Report

sturmwesen
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Emotional support" animals. Every pet is one - doesn't mean it's a service animal.

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#5

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Tipping culture in America. I can justify a standard 18-20% for good service in bars/restaurants. Why the actual f**k am I being asked to tip 20-30%+ for carry out to eat at home or when I buy retail goods?

notreallyatryhard , Marco Verch Professional Photographer Report

Uncanny
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don’t think the tipping culture in America was ever good. Just seems to me like a whole country has been gaslighted (gaslit?) into believing it’s ok for an employer to not pay people a living wage. Crazy. 🤷‍♀️

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#6

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Streaming services. I miss the days of one single service: Netflix. Now every studio has its own service and holds their stuff away from services like Netflix and Hulu. Direct consequence: too many subscriptions! At this point it’s more economical to buy stuff you want to watch

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#7

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them ETSY - It's all resellers that run fake craft stores selling cheaply made junk. There's a handful of crafters on ETSY, and the rest is amazon resellers and cheap chinese stuff.

genetic_patent , Annie Spratt Report

Cthulhu is Alive
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And they still charge "homemade" prices on the resold products/cheap Chinese stuff.

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#8

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Airbnb.

Mend35 replied:

Used to love Airbnb years ago. Now, it's pricier than a lot of decent hotels, and some of the house rules are nutty.

CG1991 , Open Grid Scheduler Report

Imre Mikó
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I just got scammed recently and all Airbnb could tell me was leave a bad review, which of course the host did too, with a lot of made up bullsh*t. Even if it was cheaper than hotels, it is not worth to be exposed to this nonsense.

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#9

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them College almost guaranteeing a good job and career. It is not the ticket it used to be. Over, over, over saturated.

mjk1260 , Dom Fou Report

Caro Caro
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's a shortage of plumbers and electricians in The Netherlands at the moment. People who know how to make and repair things are getting a very good salary now too.

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#10

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them the internet. it might sound strange because on a surface level it's richer and more accessible than ever, but the experience now is so much worse than what early internet used to give you.

(yes, I know I sound like your crotchety old grandma)

_criticaster , Benjamin Dada Report

Brian J
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I very well remember the early days of the internet. Virtually no ads on websites, and articles and information were concise and to the point. No long drawn out back stories about the authors life

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#11

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Thrift shopping.

charlesdexterward replied:

Yup. 15 years ago the prices were soooo cheap and you could always find a gem. Now they’re always crowded and everything is overpriced and you might find something good once every 2-3 visits if you’re lucky

charlesdexterward , Nilay Sozbir Report

Just_for_this
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Perhaps a sign of the times? rather than you finding your bargain, the economics are pushing more people into shopping at these places.

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#12

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Living in Iceland got f****d up due to Iceland becoming a popular tourist destination. Prices are way up, housing has skyrocketed (lots of reasons, big one being air bnb) and our nature monuments are slowly being eroded by dumbass tourists. I'm a native, but I can barely afford to live here anymore 😢

KristinnEs , Cassie Boca Report

peace
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is so sad. i feel you

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#13

Enjoying nature. Turn the damn music off you inbred.

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Kathryn Baylis
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Drowning out nature sounds with loud music never made sense to me. If you want to live in a loud noisy place, stay in town and don’t come to the country.

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#14

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Cooking shows. It used to be a few talented chefs who had shows to teach. Now it’s every damn celebrity who can or cannot cook making the same recipes as everyone else.

CannaKitchen757 , SHVETS production Report

Firstname Lastname
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cooking shows became about personalities instead of food. Which sucks, because usually if I am watching a recipe video, it's because I need to see how a step is done and not because I want to hear some made up backstory about making croissants with their grandma.

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#15

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them The housing market.

SuvenPan , Pavel Danilyuk Report

Genericist
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I honestly think there should be laws about owning multiple properties. There's a housing shortage in the UK, at least, and you have landlords buying up all the properties and charging extortionate rent, pricing out first time buyers who are subsequently locked into the extortionate renting model. Not to mention all the fricking AirBnBs! As a millennial, if you don't have help/inheritance from your older relatives it's nigh on impossible to get onto the property ladder in some areas.

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#16

Flying. Before there were so many people flying, we had leg room, food, a carry-on, and two checked bags all in the ticket price. Now we are crammed in like sardines and get nickel and dimed for everything.

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Lee
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's not about the volume of people, it's about the greedy airlines

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#17

Influencers

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#18

Having a dog.

They’re wonderful companions, and many working dogs do great jobs at their tasks, but there are SO MANY people who have dogs and can’t be bothered to do even very basic training. And SO MANY people who are inconsiderate pricks with their dogs in public spaces — letting their unleashed dog charge others, start fights, bark uncontrollably, jump on people, s**t on the trails and not picking up after themselves.

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troufaki13
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Same with cats. People think they're low maintenance and don't bother to play with them and interact with them. They think that giving them food and water is more than enough. They also mistreat them a lot...

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#19

YouTube.

I miss the days of amateur videos. Classic Smosh. Crappy, but still sent entertaining music videos of video games. Actual real reactions that didn't feel like a fake, acted out script.

Now everything is about fitting in to the algorithm, likes and subscriptions, obnoxious influences. YouTube is all clean, square, corporate, and sanitized.

I won't deny there is also really good content to be found as well, but it's mixed in with a lot of crap.

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Firstname Lastname
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I used to like turning on Youtube for when I only wanted to watch something for a few minutes. Now it seems every video is bloated to ten plus minutes with ads and begging for likes and subscriptions.

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#20

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Visiting major historical sites...

Most of them have been turned into badly maintained, super expensive tourist traps.

Add in the trash and damages tourists do, and yikes.

LadyKnightmare , JoseluBilbo. Report

ᶜʰᵃᵒᵗⁱᶜ ˡᵉᵍᵃˡ
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stick with the locals! When it comes to traveling. We visited the Taj Mahal, wasn't all it was cracked up to be, but took a hint from a local and saw another cool building, no crowd!

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#21

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Moving out to "the country". Traffic used to be that one light that didn't cycle right, now there's backups every day because they failed to upgrade the infrastructure. Urbanites spazzing out because they heard a gunshot from the farm down the street, calling the police because they saw a coyote and "someone needs to do something about it!" All of them putting 10,000 watts worth of lighting all around their house, completely washing out the night sky. Can't forget their bored f**k trophies breaking into garages and trespassing and street racing on dark narrow country roads because there's nothing else to do here. Oh and there's been a couple murders now, before all this the last time we had one was in like the 60s.

Guvnuh_T_Boggs , Louise Tollisen Report

CHRIS DOMRES
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We just retired and moved to a small rural town. Bought a fixer upper old house only to discover there is a shortage of tradesmen to hire to fix what I cannot manage myself. It takes months to get a plumber, HVAC or handyman to come out. Call the six HVAC guys in town and lucky to get one to even call you back.

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#22

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Writing children's books. Used to be an art form, then every celebrity has written one.

Rich_Suspect_4910 , Dennis Jarvis Report

troufaki13
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's not just children's books. Celebrities are everywhere now. Fashion, beauty, food. Everywhere

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#23

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Festivals. I use to enjoy going to some local festivals. Now they’re just overcrowded and expensive.

TryingToNotBeInDebt , Fred von Lohmann Report

Two_rolling_black_eyes
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Saying you used to enjoy festivals when they weren't so popular and crowded is a rite of adulthood. We all have ones we swore we never miss in our lives then stopped going because they now feel different. For me it was Lollapalooza.

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#24

When I was young we had this tradition before our cities yearly festival started. We would each get a rubber boat (anything that floated really) and just drift in a nearby lake while drinking beer. The drift took around an hour or so. Then we would go to the festival.

Started out with maybe 20-30 of us for a couple of years. Then some douche bag "popular" guy took note of it. Had to turn it into some massive event with musicians playing and calling for the media to come there etc. Just turned a chill event with friends to something where you couldn't hear your own thoughts because there were so many people there. They even had to close it down after a while because some of the visitors littered too much. Left their boats and s**t in the river etc.

Same thing happened in a university town not that far from us. Some students started a "festival" where we played a more relaxed form of baseball. Sign up as a team, play a tournament, first price was like a bottle of vodka or some s**t like that. Completely free of charge. We slept in tents and drank, super chill and fun thing.

In comes the capitalist mind. Turns the whole thing into some commercialized shitshow where its now the world championship tournament of that casual baseball. Huge entry fees, beer tents, artists.

Like f**k man. What's wrong with setting up a tent, drinking a couple of beers, playing baseball drunk and just having a good time? Noooooooo we need to capitalize on this.

Made both of those things boring as hell.

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Adam Zad
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everything must be monetized! It's the capitalist way!

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#25

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them The summit of Mt. Everest is like a trash heap now.

well_uh_yeah , Göran Höglund (Kartläsarn) Report

#26

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Podcasts. They used to be funny or insightful or informative or in some way valuable. Now anyone with a microphone and half a funny story thinks they should make a podcast.

thekeg0fglory , Oladimeji Ajegbile Report

Hotdogking
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2 weeks ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Kid: Mommy, where do podcasts come from? Mother: Well honey, when men love their opinions very much... (Not my joke, found it on Twitter. Thought it fit here) Edit: To those calling me sexist, I’m well aware that it is. I was just posting a joke I found on Twitter because the post reminded me of it. I didn’t mean anything by it

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#27

A once-pristine mountain lake that was peaceful and excellent for fishing and swimming was ruined by development.

As I've previously commented, the pine trees surrounding the lake have been cut down and houses built everywhere.

Discharge from motorboats and runoff from development have polluted the once-pure water. The fish are gone and the air stinks of pollution instead of being lightly scented by surrounding pine trees.

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peace
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is a crime versus nature

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#28

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Rap music ... it's everywhere and it's just terrible ... Some songs have good lyrics, but the melody, the "music" is just the same beat everywhere, it's just boring ...

FeelingLonely2001 , Harry Swales Report

Miki
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Soooo exactly the same as it always was? ;D

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#29

The popularity of online gaming has ruined campaign based play. Story mode is now backseat to online multiplayer.

The popularity of online add ons is also very annoying, because now games seem purposefully incomplete. The game sells with a short bare bones storyline, but don’t worry, you can buy “extra” story modes.

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Just_for_this
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2 weeks ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

An ever smaller niche that has died a death is couch coop. My wife and I love playing together, but so many games that would be sooo good, either involve two copies of everything or are poorly implemented so the player 2 feels like a guest in the game rather than an integral part of the experience.

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#30

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Covid ruined the National and state parks…too many a******s not respecting the land (leaving trash tagging rocks with graffiti)and crowding the trails.

Aromatic_Ad8890 , Gene Bisbee Report

VikingAbroad
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And the park strangers who insist of listening to music or podcast on loudspeaker or talking in their phone without head set.

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#31

Farmers markets. Now they’re full of random people selling really weird s**t and try to hold you captive almost and crazy people doing “shows” as they make them. I just wanna buy my things in peace without being harassed. Or buy good coffee without people there for the “ aesthetic”

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InvincibleRodent
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember a few years ago I visited a farmers' market where an older gentleman, maybe around 70, sold pickled veggies in jars. He had cut the carrots and cucumbers right against the glass into cute shapes, and made up little stories about them for the buyers- there were little bears with carrot slice heads and cauliflower bodies, "maidens" with big, poofy, cucumber-skin skirts... I miss those kinds of sellers so, so much. The older people just selling things they made for fun, mostly to make room in their homes for more.

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#32

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Burning Man. The old guard of the old hippies of yore are long gone. It's over run by hedge fund college kids and raver frat kids.

g6paulson , Steve Jurvetson Report

Marie Dahme
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My tree hugging tie dye wearing, pot smoking, nicotine vaping, classic rock listening, Colbert watching hippie liberal heart is sad and heavy now. Where have all the flower children gone…

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#33

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Driving to work early. I used to do it, but now it's the same as morning Rush hour.

andreACOURTeny , Derek Lee Report

Kathryn Baylis
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Same with driving on back roads. They used to be pretty much empty, and a shorter and way more pleasant drive. Now it seems everyone has found them, and they’re just as s****y a drive as the highways and main roads.

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#34

35 Things People Can No Longer Enjoy Because Too Many People Ruined Them Adblock.

Now every website has a warning. It used to be a rare sight.

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User# 6
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So, it's not the ad blockers that got worse, it's the websites. Don't use websites that block you for using ad and script blockers.

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#35

Flying drones. Thanks to all the idiots doing dumb s**t with them, it's not even worth getting into the hobby nowadays - you pretty much can't fly anywhere worth flying, need all sorts of permits, are constantly risking hefty fines or even being investigated for terrorism... no thanks.

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Marie Dahme
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Miss the days when folks would go out in the desert and fly remote control airplanes. Amazing to hang out and watch these five foot planes doing aeronautics. No it’s all drones. Anyone fly remote control planes anymore?

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