r/MurderedByWords Jun 06 '23

Reddit is killing 3rd party apps

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u/Banaanisade Jun 06 '23

Quite frankly, I don't want to get on Twitter.

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u/purrfunctory Jun 06 '23

I left twitter because of the lack of moderation and the flourishing of racism, anti-semitism, etc. Now it’s gonna happen here and welp, there’s always alternative sites who treat users better!

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u/[deleted] Jun 06 '23

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u/[deleted] Jun 06 '23

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u/nictheman123 Jun 06 '23

I'm seeing this name crop up fairly often (looking for which ship I'm going to jump to if this one crashes and burns), could you give like an elevator pitch of it for someone too lazy to Google right now?

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u/[deleted] Jun 06 '23

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u/Shneancy Jun 06 '23

so kind of like, discord servers meet reddit meet decentralisation?

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u/[deleted] Jun 06 '23

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u/jackasstacular Jun 06 '23

It's the Mastodon version of Reddit

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u/[deleted] Jun 06 '23

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u/[deleted] Jun 06 '23

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u/Metalhed69 Jun 07 '23

Not seeing that on the Apple App Store. Is it an Android thing?

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u/2ndtryagain Jun 07 '23

I have been using Artifact for news a lot lately and I am beck on Tumblr more, Mastodon for hobby stuff.

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u/jackasstacular Jun 06 '23

I deleted my Twitter account the day Elon Musk took it over. No regrets

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u/Dresanity93 Jun 06 '23

Before Elon and even maybe after, I've seen much much more racism in reddit than I ever did on Twitter.

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u/purrfunctory Jun 06 '23

I guess I just avoid those subs. I’m sure it exists, I don’t doubt you. When an app is left up to a team of volunteer mods, it’ll almost always be overwhelmed by the worst humanity has to offer, be they 12 years olds being edgy by saying the N word or playing devil’s advocate about holocaust denial to adults who feel free to spout the most abhorrent things in the guise of anonymity and the banner of freedom of speech.

I left twitter because my account was being overrun by tweets from people I don’t follow.

My dude, I am a raging thundercunt of a democratic socialist. They were sending me suggestions of white christian nationalists and Nazis and worse by featuring those tweets in my feed. That’s gonna happen here too when they banish the bots.

Reddit will be consigned the dustbin on my laptop like twitter was and other social media overrun by assholes.

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u/thunderbuttxpress Jun 06 '23

What subs are you on because I rarely see it here.

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u/Dresanity93 Jun 06 '23

Any post involving a black person, r/NFL, public freakout, every default sub especially movies, videos and politics. But I am black so I'll notice it more.

Edit: even my favorite manga subs suffer from racism from time to time

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u/TheNaturalTweak Jun 06 '23

I'll add my anecdotal experience to that as well. It gets really shoved in your face sometimes. Besides the subreddits you listed, I'll also add in r/dankmemes and regular r/memes as well as a ton of specific video game related subreddits.

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u/jeromymanuel Jun 06 '23

What’s funny is Twitter was ridiculed for charging even more than Reddit for API access.

The infographic only named Imgur because it’s the cheapest.

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u/spiffybaldguy Jun 06 '23

Don't get on Twitter, its a train wreck and what kills me is I don't want to follow all of the game communities and developers on Discord either.

Its a shit show but is fun to watch Elon burn twitter down.

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u/2ndtryagain Jun 07 '23

I just use Nitter.net to follow people still on Twitter, Elon gets nothing, you can't comment and it is a bit clumsy.

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u/Zagaroth Jun 06 '23

Lemmy looks like the closest reddit replacement, I grabbed my user name last week.

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u/killyourmusic Jun 06 '23

Yeah, I’m not getting on Twitter. This is counterproductive.

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u/lgodsey Jun 06 '23

Yep. I abandoned that cesspool years ago. Unless you're a famous person trying to get exposure, there is no need for it.

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u/throwawaycanadian Jun 06 '23

My homepage when I open the official app vs when I open my third party app.

If third party apps get shut down at the end of the month, my Reddit usage will probably drop 95%.

I'll probably still log in on desktop every now and then for patch notes discussion for the games I play, but when they tank old.reddit.com I'll be done for good.

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u/EleJames Jun 06 '23

This needs to be upvoted more, if you're not a mobile user, you don't understand the drama

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u/velawesomeraptors Jun 06 '23

I'm not a mobile user (when I had the app I found that I was on Reddit way too much) but if they get rid of old.reddit I'm outta here after 11 years.

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u/foodandart Jun 06 '23

You won't be the only one. I will be posting a big goodbye letter to the site admins.

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u/RelaxPrime Jun 06 '23

Mobile user, old Reddit, desktop mode.

Apps for everything is a plague.

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u/shotbyadingus Jun 07 '23

Mobile user, still don’t understand the drama over the main app, the 2nd one he linked is trash looking, I don’t have a microscope for those images.

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u/Linubidix Jun 07 '23

You'd click on it to enlarge it. You don't have to view every single link that comes your way, Reddit was never meant to be Facebook.

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u/Nyxelestia Jun 07 '23

The irony for me is that I (almost exclusively desktop user) have been using Old Reddit that I keep forgetting Reddit even has a new UI until I open it in a private browser when I'm using my porn account. Every time, I'm absolutely baffled that this is supposed to be the same website as what I normally use, it just looks and functions so differently - and off-puttingly, if I'm being honest.

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u/Cobek Jun 06 '23

I made it to twelve years. It's been a good run, everyone. Some other site is going to enjoy all the revenue reddit delusionally seems to think they will gain from this.

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u/[deleted] Jun 06 '23

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u/circusmystery Jun 07 '23

I recently switched to a third-party app earlier this year because all the unblockable jesus ads were getting on my nerves.

I had no beef with the official app and didn't block advertising or have an issue with it, except for the jesus ads. Those and the underwear ads (because I dont want people's t&a and crotch shots and bulges in my feed) were the only ones that I blocked, and when they made specifically the religious ads unblockable, I moved to third-party. It's got it's drawbacks but it's not bad overall.

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u/kingbach121 Jun 07 '23

Same with me, always been using the official app. I just learned to ignore the ads after some time, but if I had known there was an alternative that doesn't show any advertisements I would've used it. But reddit is soon gonna kill them, weird timing for me to learn about them.

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u/rveniss Jun 06 '23 edited Jun 06 '23

To be fair, the official app has a setting toggle to display as "classic" instead of "card", so it doesn't automatically expand every image to your screen.

It still sucks, but it's slightly better.

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u/Shadowfaxmine Jun 06 '23

Even then, it doesn't fix so many quality of life features that third party apps have.

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u/Linubidix Jun 07 '23

Being able to adjust playback speed on gifs and videos is a game changer

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u/---_____-------_____ Jun 06 '23

I’m hoping that when old.reddit goes away, an extension like RES can bake in an “old style” toggle as best it can to mimic the old layout.

Actually it might have things like that right now. I’ve never had to check.

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u/DiggerW Jun 06 '23

I'm not so sure RES would survive the proposed changes, either.

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u/jaltair9 Jun 07 '23

RES said they don't use the API, so they're fine for the most part.

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u/---_____-------_____ Jun 06 '23

Well in any case you don’t need an API to inject CSS onto a page

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u/beerbellybegone Jun 06 '23 edited Jun 06 '23

r/murderedbywords will be going dark on June 12 in support of the protest against the new API policy

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u/No-Zucchini2787 Jun 06 '23

Great news! Thanks for the support

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u/randomaccessmustache Jun 06 '23

The protest is this month.

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u/MysticSmear Jun 06 '23 edited Jul 14 '23

Note: This comment has been edited and REDACTED in protest of Reddit's draconian decision to effectively ban third-party apps (like Apollo) and spez's horrible choice to lie, try and spread false information, and slander the dev of the app Apollo. I have done this to all my comments. Only by removing Reddit's value (our data) can we effectively target their pocketbook in protest of this asinine decision by their CEO. Because they have said they will not budge or change their minds, I'm taking it to the next level and removing my content. To many of us, third-party apps ARE Reddit.

Tool used: https://github.com/j0be/PowerDeleteSuite

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u/duck_of_d34th Jun 06 '23

For those of us in the dark about what precisely "going dark" means, can we get some kind of ELI5?

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u/MysticSmear Jun 06 '23 edited Jul 14 '23

Note: This comment has been edited and REDACTED in protest of Reddit's draconian decision to effectively ban third-party apps (like Apollo) and spez's horrible choice to lie, try and spread false information, and slander the dev of the app Apollo. I have done this to all my comments. Only by removing Reddit's value (our data) can we effectively target their pocketbook in protest of this asinine decision by their CEO. Because they have said they will not budge or change their minds, I'm taking it to the next level and removing my content. To many of us, third-party apps ARE Reddit.

Tool used: https://github.com/j0be/PowerDeleteSuite

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u/duck_of_d34th Jun 06 '23

Oh, so it's a strike

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u/Cobek Jun 06 '23

Yes, in this case. It has also been used to being attention to wider social protests like BLM in the past.

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u/Galaxy_Ranger_Bob Jun 07 '23

And the last time this was done, the admins made it clear that they won't stand for it. They will use the back end control that they have to make them stop being private, and ban the mods that participated.

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u/[deleted] Jun 06 '23 edited Aug 11 '23

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u/JimDiego Jun 06 '23

I am planning on going outside those two days.

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u/snakes-and-foxes Jun 06 '23

pornhub for me

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u/SnowSoothsayer Jun 06 '23

Turns out I have work, so I'll find a different site to rot my brain with during my breaks

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u/itstingsandithurts Jun 06 '23

I liked an idea another commenter had in a different thread saying all the “unsavoury” subs about porn, drugs and violence should stay live through this.

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u/verydumbbell Jun 06 '23

can I use your image to share on my sub ? r/illegallifeprotips head mod here

also, we are going dark until reddit withdraws their shit announcement. fuck them :)

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u/beerbellybegone Jun 07 '23

Go ahead, I got it from r/Save3rdPartyApps

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u/queenringlets Jun 06 '23

Glad to hear!

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u/dnapolian Jun 07 '23

Is it just for the two days I'm sure reddit won't care about? You should hit them harder than a couple days off.

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u/Quavers809 Jun 06 '23

Who asks for anything like this? Reddit was fine the way it is

I hope this strike lasts as long as possible.

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u/Divolinon Jun 06 '23

But ... money, though!

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u/pizzansteve Jun 06 '23

Reddit needs to milk the 1 Zimbabwe dollar i have in my pocket

They can take it from my Cold

Dead

Hands

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u/snakes-and-foxes Jun 06 '23

"but it's still not enough"

  • from the Simpson's Fox News fundraiser episode

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u/Imadethosehitmanguns Jun 06 '23

Not just money. They have plenty of that. They're doing this for more money.

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u/Divolinon Jun 07 '23

Yes, they don't want a shitton of money, they want ALL of the money.

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u/NABAKLAB Jun 06 '23

Reddit is nearing an IPO, so they are doing a lot of things to increase rentability (short-term by the look of it) of the platform.

A conspiracy theory I liked is that reddit is trying to get a nice API payday from AI companies who are using reddit to train their models. And 3rd party apps are just a 'publicly loud' minority who are not going to pay the price.

But we shall see.

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u/Quavers809 Jun 06 '23

I don't fully know what this means, but I don't like what I'm hearing right now

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u/Vitto9 Jun 07 '23

Basically, reddit is charging an amount for their API use that is so insanely high that no individual developer would ever be able to pay it, even if they charged a subscription fee for their app. However, reddit has a trove of text that was typed from all across the planet. By people from different countries, different areas inside those countries, and different walks of life inside those areas. And that data is covering damn near any topic you could possibly imagine. Often you even find the same thing from multiple perspectives. That kind of data is invaluable for training AI speech and writing models, so reddit is charging these insane prices because they don't care if all of the 3rd party apps take a shit. A single AI development firm paying those API charges to train their model will make up for 15+ independent developers paying a reasonable rate.

Whether or not that's true remains to be seen, but that's the gist of the hypothesis.

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u/DrMike27 Jun 06 '23

I am curious why they are blurring out a plumbus?

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u/Driftedryan Jun 06 '23

It has many uses in day to day house work but there's also nsfw uses from the plumbus because you can use it for so many things

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u/seattleque Jun 06 '23

I was here wondering if there was some weird sex toy that looked like a plumbus. It didn't occur that one could be a sex toy.

Duh.

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u/ArmatorG Jun 06 '23

Today on How They Do It : Plumbuses.

Everyone has a plumbus in their home. First they take the dingle bop and they smooth it out with a bunch of schleem. The schleem is then...repurposed for later batches.

They take the dingle bop and they push it through the grumbo, where the fleeb is rubbed against it. It's important that the fleeb is rubbed, becasue the fleeb has all the fleeb juice.

Then, a schlami shows up, and he rubs it...and spits on it.

They cut the fleeb. There's several hizzards in the way.

The blamfs rub against the chumbles, and the...plubis, and grumbo are shaved away.

That leaves you with...a regular old plumbus.

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u/DrMike27 Jun 06 '23

I always wondered how, uh, plumbuses got made.

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u/wonderwallpersona Jun 06 '23

MurderedbyReddit

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u/AnnoyedHaddock Jun 06 '23 edited Jun 06 '23

I’d advise everyone who’s gonna stay to go into their settings and disable the follower function and chat/message requests. I was getting 3 or 4 sex/scam bots a day following/messaging me before I did this and it’s only gonna get worse if this api bs goes ahead.

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u/mrSixpence Jun 06 '23

As someone who doesn’t like interacting much with others, I’m waaaay ahead of you, buddy.

Day 1 that toggle got hit.

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u/jmcentire Jun 06 '23

Why not start a new Reddit with blackjack and hookers?

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u/Zagaroth Jun 06 '23

That would be Lemmy, unless something else comes along.

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u/FinibusBonorum Jun 06 '23

I don't get it?

Lemmy is not one place, it's a number of separate sites, and each site has just a few hundred users, according to the website.

Help me understand how that can replace reddit?

Could it be possible to create a reddit clone instead? One website?

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u/Zagaroth Jun 06 '23

It's more spread out, which has positives and negatives, but it is built in a similar structure to Reddit, and if a particular sub-Reddit says "we are moving to this community on this server" you can subscribe to it, as your identity is good across servers.

So your experience browsing your feed should be close to Reddit's.

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u/DogOk7019 Jun 06 '23

In fact, forget the Reddit

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u/geomouse Jun 06 '23

Everyone should just stay off reddit on the 12th.

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u/redphlud Jun 06 '23

Yeah but I'm kinda interested to just quick see what the ghost town looks like. A major portion of the site will be protesting.

Idk anything about metric tracking, but wouldn't requests for page data be a stat that strengthens the point?

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u/EleJames Jun 06 '23

Just go look in an archived post and imagine that you asked a question and wait for a reply...

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u/Cobek Jun 06 '23

For like a solid 3 weeks

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u/itranslateyouargue Jun 06 '23

Who would win, a multibillion dollar corporation or a bunch of microscopic dopamine receptors?

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u/andrenikous Jun 06 '23

Between Twitter, Facebook and now Reddit doing everything they can to be worse regarding misinformation, next US elections are going to be a dumpster fire the likes we have never seen.

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u/rollerkitten97 Jun 06 '23

next US elections are going to be a dumpster fire the likes we have never seen.

I don't agree. The far right people are too lazy to do a successful coup. And that's really the only thing we haven't seen yet so.... /S

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u/EleJames Jun 06 '23

The far right is also not smart enough to stop. These morons will continue to spread hatred and misinformation

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u/Sir_Vallenstein Jun 06 '23

The person who paid reddit money only to give this post a gold award did not get the point

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u/Great_Slasher Jun 06 '23

I've never known people use 3rd party apps to access reddit, but I still feel sorry for them.

Why this app I used the most is kicking mud at its own users will always baffle me.

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u/orc_fellator Jun 06 '23

3rd party apps have cleaner uis, less tiktok-esque animations between switching pages and pressing buttons so it loads faster and more cleanly. Also, less notifications and no ads disguised as real posts! You can't access all its features (like the store/avatars/message function/awards) but like. Reddit isn't Instagram, you don't really need those.

Apollo, RiF, etc are what made Reddit on phones usable for me because goddamn the official app -- you need high speed WiFi just to load the homepage. RiF works on cruddy public restaurant speeds no problemo.

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u/SippyCupPuppy Jun 06 '23

Uh, I've been using reddit for 13 years and I didn't even know there were avatars and a shop. What the hell lol, where is it?

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u/[deleted] Jun 06 '23

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u/DimitriV Jun 06 '23

Why the hell would anyone use new (Click to read the rest of this comment)

[Screen-hogging post from a sub you're not subscribed to]

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u/Thriftyverse Jun 06 '23

and that damned 'what are you interested in?' pop-up that always waits until you are in the middle of a sentence to pop up so it can hurt your eyes.

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u/SippyCupPuppy Jun 06 '23

Yeah I lasted about 25 seconds on beta reddit. Is it still in beta? Idk. Anyway, I didn't know they added avatars, and I don't know how to feel about that either. What's the point lol

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u/[deleted] Jun 06 '23

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u/SippyCupPuppy Jun 06 '23

Yeah, same. Sync on my phone. In July, I will try to access Reddit from there and if it's not working, then just too bad. Bye bye reddit. I'm free

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u/DirtySperrys Jun 06 '23 edited Jun 22 '23

Due to Reddit's API changes, I've edited all my past comments and will be leaving reddit. Use Redact if you too would like to change your comment history. -- mass edited with https://redact.dev/ -- mass edited with https://redact.dev/

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u/A-purple-bird Jun 07 '23

My device cant use reddit without this client or what was i.reddit.com/compact

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u/penatbater Jun 06 '23

The third party app I use (RIF) is cleaner, faster, and (allegedly) uses significantly less data than the official app.

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u/throwawaycanadian Jun 06 '23

I use an app called rif is fun (used to be Reddit is fun, but I think they got in some legal trouble).

Here's my homepage when I open the the official app vs RIF is fun: https://i.imgur.com/5uH75s3.png

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u/Divolinon Jun 06 '23

I mostly use Reddit on pc (the old site), but on mobile I use Apollo. I have the official app installed for some reason, but I find it unusable. I don't even remember why I installed it.

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u/vinnie16 Jun 06 '23

one of the bros that got hooked onto reddit when i showed it to him was using the official app till he came across a 3rd party app, never went back , said the official app is ass

if 3rd party apps are gone, atleast there’s one less app i’ll spend time on, i’ll look at sports highlights somewhere else, i’ll have discussions on instagram/youtube instead, i’ll prolly read my books quicker, who knows there will be a better version of reddit somewhere else.

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u/4thchaosemerald Jun 06 '23

me 🙋‍♀️ loyal Boost user since 2019.

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u/NEWSmodsareTwats Jun 06 '23 edited Jun 06 '23

Not to get all conspiratorial here but I don't think I reddit management cares and if anything it's actually going to help them further their goals. It's no secret Reddit wants to have an IPO so their founders and early stage investors can all cash out and become billionaires.

A pretty significant chunk of reddits traffic's goes to 3rd party sites meaning they will realize a pretty decent boost in ad revenue if they are able to convert those users to the reddit app, if they can't it's no skin of their nose as they where making no revenue from you in the first place. And lots of spam will help them to better monetize the platform. NSFW media is not monetizable, at least not to the type of advertisers you actually want on your platform. So a rise in NSFW spam gives them an excuse to ban all NSFW, while probably gaining support of everyone who was tired of seeing the out of control NSFW spam. And lots of spam in general will likely cause reddit to rollout new verification programs aimed at soaking up your personal data so it can be monetized.

And if that kills the platform who cares. The founders and most early stage investors don't give a fuck if the entire thing crashes and burns moments after they jumped off.

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u/Catkii Jun 06 '23

Except they won’t generate lots of money by converting us. We won’t come back. We won’t be posting, commenting, or moderating.

Remember reddit itself doesn’t generate anything. It’s all the users. When a significant portion of posts and comments disappear, people will get bored.

When subs become overrun with spam and bots because the tools to delete them don’t work, and the volunteers who do the deleting aren’t logging in, people will get fed up, and leave.

The pricing starts July 1st. They aren’t due to go public until later in the year. Plenty of time for this ship to sink before the captain gets paid.

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u/Vitto9 Jun 07 '23

To add to that, the vast majority of reddit's content is created by a relatively small portion of the user base. And I'm willing to bet that a large number of those people are among the voices telling reddit that they're dangerously close to finding out what comes after "fucking around".

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u/nefnaf Jun 07 '23

It's crazy that reddit of all platforms would do something like this. They should have learned from what happened to Digg. Piss off users, platform goes down the tubes, valuation becomes approximately 0 in relatively short order. This is what they are risking with these changes that are unpopular with users

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u/Kepabar Jun 06 '23

I'm looking on the bright side.

My screen time on Reddit is about to go down, which can only be a good thing.

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u/Rahiya Jun 06 '23

It’s a shame Reddit chooses to side with scammers and child abusers

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u/ReptarKanklejew Jun 06 '23

the reddit app is trash.

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u/Leuchtstoffrohr Jun 06 '23

I will never use this shitty official Reddit app

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u/Hyperspeed1313 Jun 06 '23

Not enough subreddits are flagging the blocking of mature content from the API as a problem. If the pricing is brought down to a reasonable level but NSFW is still blocked it won’t mean a damn thing.

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u/Augustohn Jun 06 '23

I will do my part

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u/ElleHopper Jun 06 '23

I think every sub I follow is participating in the blackout, and I'm glad. I hope it does something!

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u/TheDuffness Jun 06 '23 edited Jun 06 '23

Okay, I want to help meaningfully protest this action by Reddit, but how? And, in the meantime what is the closest competitor in terms of content? Is it Fark?

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u/[deleted] Jun 06 '23 edited Jun 08 '23

Log off and stay off starting on the June 12th. If there is no change before 07/01/2023, log back in before that date to delete or edit your user history comment and posts. Then log out one final time or delete account.

RIP Reddit The ‘Enshittification’ of “Reddit”

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u/cat_prophecy Jun 06 '23

One thing I hadn't considered about them note allowing third party apps to see NSFW content: If you are moderating via a third-party app, which you basically HAVE to do since the built in mod tools are garbage, you will never even see those posts.

It doesn't make any fucking sense why they would choose to do this. Are they so up their own asses that they think everyone will just go "ope, guess I gotta use the shitty reddit offical ap now!"?

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u/skaXboy Jun 06 '23

Great. More of those shitty HeGetsUs ads.

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u/metalgod Jun 06 '23

This platform is dead without 3rd party apps.

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u/Fun_Procedure_6118 Jun 06 '23

When Apollo goes so do I.

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u/pezboy4 Jun 06 '23

If all the mods threatened to quit, would Reddit even exist?

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u/CapnZack53 Jun 06 '23

Will Apollo still work?

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u/aniforprez Jun 06 '23

Lol this whole thing started cause the Apollo dev was shocked to find out reddit wanted him to pay 20 million dollars a year to use the API. That's how everyone found out what they were planning

While the API was free before, the Apollo dev has explicitly said he'd be willing to pay but obviously not this much. Developers of other third party apps have similarly become despondent at the pricing. As a dev myself who has integrated with tons of apps using APIs, this is by far the dumbest most insane pricing I've ever seen

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u/DirtySperrys Jun 06 '23 edited Jun 22 '23

Due to Reddit's API changes, I've edited all my past comments and will be leaving reddit. Use Redact if you too would like to change your comment history. -- mass edited with https://redact.dev/ -- mass edited with https://redact.dev/

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u/Me_from_Here Jun 06 '23

Can we do 100% of this image without recommending Twitter... Elons cesspool.

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u/PsychologicalRain137 Jun 06 '23

It’s about time I stop using Reddit. It was fun

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u/Buttermilkman Jun 06 '23

I don't want Boost to die :( I love Boost.

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u/Ao_Kiseki Jun 06 '23

The blackout isn't going to do anything because it's temporary. I'm just not going to use the website if this goes through though. If enough people do THAT they'll probably roll it back.

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u/ilovemyplumbus Jun 06 '23

I feel offended by this image. Leave my plumbus alone! It didn’t harm anyone!

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u/TheMightyBattleSquid Jun 06 '23

How do I know when to get back on after the 12th if I can't get on Reddit? 🤔

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u/rollerkitten97 Jun 06 '23

They're going to send owls to everyone's house. Like Harry Potter's Hogwarts letter saying when school starts.

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u/Iuopw Jun 06 '23

I don't use any of the 3rd party apps and don't use the API... But this is unacceptable.

I've edited many of my posts to protest this and it only took 3 minutes on mobile.

Remove some of the content you've generated for Conde Nast, they have nothing to sell with out your generous contributions.

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u/EleJames Jun 06 '23

I downloaded the official app to specifically leave a one-star review and call out this API nonsense. Promptly followed by the uninstallation

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u/SaintStoney Jun 06 '23

Rough math puts them at 10x to 20x the cost of similar services (e.g. Imgur)

This is straight up misinformation, I can’t find any proof that Imgur’s API is that cheap.

Imgur actually costs $3,333 per 50m API calls. Reddits proposed pricing is $12,000 per 50m calls, in comparison.

I’m all for supporting a fair go for third-party developers, but not through misleading people.

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u/c-xp Jun 06 '23

So is this why I've suddenly had an influx of bot accounts following me?

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u/cliffsis Jun 06 '23

More like murdered by a fucking novel.

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u/Grablycan Jun 06 '23

Another one for the brigade. Thank you for joining the force to keep 3rd party apps alive!

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u/We_Are_Resurgam Jun 07 '23

I've been doom scrolling on Reddit every day for years. I have never found a single app that I can tolerate other than Relay.

This change might be great for my mental health.

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u/Roysourboy7 Jun 07 '23

I don't understand are we all supposed to not go on reddit on the 12th?

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u/blindsight Jun 07 '23 edited Jun 09 '23

This comment deleted to protest Reddit's API change (to reduce the value of Reddit's data).

Please see these threads for details.

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u/Officermeatball05 Jun 07 '23

So many porn bots have been following me recently just insta block for now. Reddit better fix this because tiktok certainly hasnt

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u/deannainwa Jun 07 '23

Shit.

Reddit app is no longer supported on my obsolete Android, which is why I went 3rd party in the FIRST fucking place.

Infinity took some getting used to; now I am gonna have to either get on my desktop or go without.

Fuck.

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u/MajorasShoe Jun 07 '23

I don't understand the approach. Why don't they just make a good PWA, and redesign the app of third party apps are more popular? If people don't like the app, isn't that a sign that they should fix their approach?

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u/RickyRetarDoh Jun 07 '23

No, Reddit is killing Reddit.

Digg 2.0

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u/Cahlice Jun 07 '23

Fuck what Reddit is becoming and fuck the our corporate lobbing loving garbage countries

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u/EveryFairyDies Jun 07 '23

I still don't understand what's going on with this. I didn't know there were 3rd party versions of Reddit.

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u/RYUMASTER45 Jun 07 '23

I hope we get this decision reversed...

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u/Bitbatgaming Bitbat(She/her) Jun 07 '23

Im not gonna use reddit for the 12th, but going on twitter is a step too far. I'm not sure if they'd even listen

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u/Stabbmaster Jun 09 '23

And here I was just hoping they'd fix all the problems the app has first before moving on with other nonsense. Silly me.

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '23

Gee whiz that's terrible

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u/033p Jun 06 '23

Once reddit goes public, i quit reddit. Simple really. I know most people won't and that's fine. Twitter showed the level of addiction people have with these platforms, and I don't mind testing to see how "addicted" I am...i have quit many social media platforms before.

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u/gauriemma Jun 06 '23

True story: I've been on Reddit for 17 years and never knew there were third party apps. I've always just used the website or the Reddit app. I guess I won't miss what I never knew I had.

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u/CiroGarcia Jun 06 '23 edited 11d ago

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u/FriendlySceptic Jun 06 '23

You will miss it when your favorites pages either go down or get spammed to oblivion. Just because you weren’t aware of them doesn’t mean you didn’t benefit from them.

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u/DogOk7019 Jun 06 '23

There’s no way in hell I’m going back to an app where 50% of the content is subs I didn’t subscribe to and ads disguised as posts. Finding a 3rd party app was a lifesaver.

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u/Serious_Hunt7681 Jun 06 '23

Lets not forget how damn slow the app is... And if you are lucky and it loads something, it is an ad, 95% of the time... Whoever these apes are that coded that thing should either go back to school or look for other jobs

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u/buzziebee Jun 06 '23

It was pretty common to see references to third party apps before the official app came out in 2016. I've been using RiF for 11 years and it was always being posted about back in the day. Impressive that you missed it. There were always people saying they only browse on their PC though so maybe that's it.

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u/gauriemma Jun 06 '23

Yep--Now that I'm thinking back, I do recall one app--Alien Blue, I believe. I never used it, though. I always just used the browser.

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u/CapstanLlama Jun 06 '23

I don't think "I'm oblivious" adds much to the conversation…

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u/EdgeOfWetness Jun 06 '23

And yet it's still news to some users. Some tolerance helps your cause more than ridicule

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u/DimitriV Jun 06 '23

That wasn't ridicule.

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u/CommanderCuntPunt Jun 06 '23

Screw that, I'm ridiculing him, how the fuck do you use a website for 17 years and never once hear about third party apps?

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u/Buelldozer Keeper of Ancient Memery Jun 06 '23

How is that possible? Reddit didn't even HAVE an official mobile app until 2012 or so!

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u/brokendown Jun 06 '23

You do know there was the internet before phones, right?

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u/Buelldozer Keeper of Ancient Memery Jun 06 '23

I dialed into my first BBS using a Commodore Vic 20 and I was fragging n00bs in Quake on a T1 when 1.544 Mbs was stupid fast.

So yeah I'm aware.

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u/brokendown Jun 06 '23

Satire and reality are too close anymore

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u/NoSignificance3817 Jun 06 '23

It's fiiiiine, I am sure their own app will run flawlessly and be feature rich...and if not, their site is one of the smoothest and best maintained.........hahahahahahahahhaa

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u/bisonlover444 Jun 06 '23

As someone who has only ever used the official app, what are the 3rd party apps used for? Are they used widely? Should I switch and uninstall the official app? These are genuine questions - I was unaware these other apps existed until seeing this graphic

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u/blindsight Jun 07 '23 edited Jun 09 '23

This comment deleted to protest Reddit's API change (to reduce the value of Reddit's data).

Please see these threads for details.

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u/mbod Jun 07 '23

Everybody owns a plumbus

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u/moistmarbles Jun 06 '23

I don’t understand how this change will allow creeps to hide in plain sight. Do bots help moderators take down bad images automatically? Can someone ELI5?

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u/Galaxy_Ranger_Bob Jun 07 '23

I can't help but notice that the icon for Bacon Reader isn't included in that graphic.

Don't give me false hope.

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u/DanfromCalgary Jun 06 '23

Why would porn bots overrun my reddit now that there aren't any bots.

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u/blindsight Jun 07 '23 edited Jun 09 '23

This comment deleted to protest Reddit's API change (to reduce the value of Reddit's data).

Please see these threads for details.

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u/Spyu Jun 06 '23

TIL there are people who access Reddit via desktop.

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u/[deleted] Jun 06 '23

I tried the official Reddit app and it sucked so hard my carpets are clean - and I have LVT.

If they kill relay my access to Reddit will be gone. I suppose I'll log in on the web to delete my account. Official Reddit UX is terrible.