People Explain What Ruined Something They Once Loved
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Why do we always have to mess with a good thing?

If something isn't broken, don't fix it.

I know, I sound one hundred years old.

I get technology and life move forward and evolution in all areas is key, but some changes are not always for the better.

RedditorMikiTheOnlyOnewanted everyone to vent about the joys in life that have been stolen. They asked:

"What was ruined that was once so good?"

Things really have changed. I miss my IPod. Yes, my IPod. It was perfect.

I miss the Music

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"I was 20 when MTV came on the air. So many good music videos at that time. The channel lost some of its soul when it decreased the amount of music videos and increased the amount of reality shows."


No Discussion

"Jump the Shark. Loved that website. Just opinions on when a show began to suck, which I can talk about for hours (I didn't know about Reddit yet). Then TV Guide bought it in 2006 and destroyed it. Every show you clicked on would just cause a search on TV Guide's website about articles pertaining to the show and the phrase 'jump the shark.' No discussion, no anything."


ads on the way...

"Streaming services. I remember the days when Netflix was king & there were only a few who also shared the industry. Now it seems like there's a new streaming service every week."


"My prediction is they will start ads in the future too. It'll end up just like the tv of old. Streaming services will be like tv channels full of ads and you'll flick between them."


The algorithms...



"YouTube has become so bad in the last years. I saw a youtuber who got demonetized because he showed how to install Windows 11 on 'unsupported' hardware and that apparently is harmful and dangerous."


"Their algorithms killed a lot of small/indy creators."


"For a long time Netflix was anything old and Hulu for the current season of anything. That was reasonable. Now everything is split up."



"The quality of appliances."


"And furniture, and clothing, and homes, and every other consumer good."


The quality decline in appliances and furniture are no joke. Thanks IKEA.

Bad Bones

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"My body lol."


"First thing to my mind was 'My back!', but body will also do. Getting older sucks but hey, it beats the alternative."


My Favorite

"My husband and I have a favorite vegan restaurant (I only point out its vegan because there are like 3 within an hour of us, thats it). We’ve been probably a dozen times over the last year and there was always a wait, business was always booming."

"But they were just bought out by somebody new and that person changed literally everything! The menu, the recipes, the wait staff, all of it. And it now sucks. It was amazing before! Why would you buy something that is working for everyone and then change everything about it?'"


Pixel issues

"Mobile games. Most of them are ridden with adds and paywalls. If you want a good free mobile game, I suggest anything by rusty lake."


"A portable console with touch screen and high pixel screen? It's the dream come true. But then a flabby-bird clone made by an intern in a single afternoon and loaded with ads until pus leaks out your phone turns out to be much better in terms of cash flow."


pizza memories...

"Pizza Hut. 90s Pizza Hut was the best as a kid. Especially when we got PS1 demo discs."


"I worked in Pizza Hut in the 1980's. We would make our dough fresh every morning, and the pan pizzas twice a day (the dough was only good for 6-8 hours). We would prep the vegetables every day, and cut up the garlic bread daily. There was nothing that was as good as a fresh pan pizza whose dough had just risen and then baked."



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"Concerts. I used to be able to see a band for $20-$30 a ticket. Now they're all over $100."


"You can blame it on Ticketmaster and all the fees that costs more than the actual ticket."


Bad Sweets

"Cadbury chocolate. Now it's sickly sweet and has a lower percentage of cocoa in it. Yes, it was bought by US company Kraft. They bought it under condition that they would keep production in the UK, and in just one week moved manufacturing to Poland."

"Some of the Brits must remember how Kraft executive was grilled by Parliamentary committee. Not that it made any difference. When later Kraft was asked why Cadbury chocolate has more sugar and less cocoa in it, they replied: 'Americans prefer it very sweet.' According to them, Americans have very sweet tooth and don't mind the quality."


seasonal restaurant only...

"There was a great seafood restaurant near a place where my family goes on vacation every summer. After decades of great lobster, scallops, fish and prime rib, it gets sold to new owners and they change the menu around. Family goes to the restaurant to try it out under new ownership. Waited more than hour for seafood that was practically inedible."

"They used to give you delicious bread and salads to start but they were all gone. Word got around and business tailed off so badly they closed for the season (seasonal restaurant only) earlier and earlier. The last two years they didn’t even open and it appears they’re never reopening again. It’s a shame."


Damn Susan

"Youtube, it was once a place for the people by the people. now it's a place for the corporations by the corporation. The worst part is that actual good content creators are too scared to make any decent content in fear of breaking their stupid rules."

"And lets not forget the double standard, 'oh here is a 20 second unskippable advert about a naked woman talking about bras, but lets demonetise that guy who said crap once in 1 of his 500 videos to oblivion.' Youtube died ever since Susan came. And just like a Susan she broke and ruined something that was completely fine and profitable."


Miss the OG

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"Kentucky fried chicken. It’s still pretty good… but sucks compared to the old school stuff. I heard Colonel Sanders once went to one of the locations, tried the chicken and was appalled at how horrible it was compared to his method."


The Plunge

"My grades."


"Same. Lockdown ruined my mental health and then my grades just kept falling and I failed a class last quarter with a 4. I don’t have motivation to keep going. I’m trying now, but it’s hard."


"I totally get that, the same happened with me. I fell into a horrible depression and developed bad anxiety and now I don’t have the motivation to anything. The worst part is I used to be a straight A AP level student and now I feel like I threw away my future."


In Saint Louis...

"The way turn of the century apartment buildings were constructed, the damn things were built to last and the walls weren’t paper thin. Now the newer ones may look good and have more amenities however they are extremely cheaply built and you can hear your neighbors having sex like they are literally in the same room. At least that’s the way they are here in Saint Louis."


As a Whole

"The gaming industry. For the sake of clarity, I'm not referring to games themselves. The gaming industry as a whole is a vile cesspool of predatory marketing, intentional deceit, employee physical and mental abuse, absurd working hours, etc... list goes on. It's hard to have faith in developers when they so frequently engage in filthy crumduggery."


Happy Places

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"Shopping Malls."


"Man, I miss the super cool malls of my childhood in the 80s and 90s."


The View is Hazy

"A pristine mountain lake - serene with pine trees, pure water, abundant with fish and much wildlife. As I've described in askreddit, the peaceful lake caught on - the trees were cut down and the lakefront developed with oversized houses and docks for motorboats. Now the water is polluted, the fish are gone, and the roar of outboard motors negates peace and quiet."


I miss the good ole days. But alas, we move forward.

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