r/Damnthatsinteresting • u/EmptySpaceForAHeart • 13h ago
Video Ravens have been shown to have the intelligence of 7yr old children and often have similar mannerisms as well.
r/technology • u/sussywanker • 19h ago
Social Media Reddit CEO doubles down on attack on Apollo developer in drama-filled AMA
r/tifu • u/TitusRex • 21h ago
M TIFU by Phasing Out Third-Party Apps, Potentially Toppling Reddit
Hello, Reddit, this is u/spez, your usually confident CEO. But today, I'm here in a different capacity, as a fellow Redditor who's made a big oopsie. So here it goes... TIFU by deciding to eliminate third-party apps, and as a result, unintentionally creating a crisis for our beloved platform.
Like most TIFUs, it started with good intentions. I wanted to centralize user experience, enhance quality control, and create uniformity. I thought having everyone on the official app would simplify things and foster a better, more unified Reddit experience.
But oh, how I was wrong.
First, the backlash was instant and palpable. Users and moderators alike expressed concerns about the utility and convenience that these third-party apps offered. I heard stories of how some apps like RiF had become an integral part of their Reddit journey, especially for moderators who managed communities big and small.
Then came the real shocker. In protest, moderators began to set their subreddits to private. Some of the largest, most active corners of Reddit suddenly went dark. The impact was more significant than I'd ever anticipated.
Frustration mounted, and so did regret. This wasn't what I wanted. I never intended to disrupt the community spirit that defines Reddit or make the jobs of our volunteer moderators harder.
Yet, here we are.
I've made a monumental miscalculation in assessing how much these third-party apps meant to our community. I didn't realize the extent to which they were woven into the fabric of our daily Reddit operations, particularly for our moderators.
In short, I messed up. I didn't fully understand the consequences of my decision, and now Reddit and its communities are bearing the brunt of it.
So, here's my TIFU, Reddit. It's a big one, and I'm still grappling with the fallout. But if there's one thing I know about this platform, it's that we're a community. We're in this together, and we'll figure it out together.
I'm listening. Let's talk.
TL;DR - Tried to unify Reddit under the official app, phased out third-party apps, caused chaos, possibly destabilized the platform, and learned a lesson about the value of diverse user experiences.
Edit: a word
Note: this is a parody
r/interestingasfuck • u/ledim35 • 17h ago
Baby parrot 41 days development
[reddit] /u/spez, CEO of Reddit, decides to ruin the sitereddit.com
r/gaming • u/ListerineAfterOral • 23h ago
Some weapon, eh?
r/facepalm • u/808picklejuice • 17h ago
🇲🇮🇸🇨 My kid had a meltdown so I deserve free ice cream
r/MadeMeSmile • u/KimCureAll • 15h ago
Good News Four missing children found alive in the jungle 40 days after plane crash
r/AdviceAnimals • u/SoylentCreek • 17h ago
Major “breastfed until they were eight” energy
r/WhitePeopleTwitter • u/Travismatthew08 • 22h ago
Clubhouse Trump was hoarding US nuclear secrets that “could put at risk the national security of the United States.”
r/WhitePeopleTwitter • u/seangolden06 • 16h ago
He’s clearly upset today
r/TikTokCringe • u/screenshotofdispair • 21h ago
Cool Every time I see videos of this little kid named Sam who designs and makes clothes my heart literally grows 3 sizes
r/MadeMeSmile • u/ledim35 • 20h ago
Wholesome Moments Volunteers save neighbors cat in Ukraine
r/wholesomememes • u/Gh0stDestr0y • 20h ago
Love transcends barriers 🥰
r/tumblr • u/Global_Banana8450 • 23h ago
r/dankmemes • u/supremegnkdroid • 22h ago
it's pronounced gif It is quite concerning
r/nextfuckinglevel • u/_DarkBlack • 11h ago
When you're overqualified for the job
r/facepalm • u/Number721 • 20h ago
🇲🇮🇸🇨 Cognitive dissonance 101
r/antiwork • u/dancartopb • 22h ago
Landlords are the scum of the earth, your the reason why they have to rent.
r/todayilearned • u/sunnymushroom • 15h ago
TIL that Varina Davis, the First Lady of the Confederate States of America, was personally opposed to slavery and doubted the Confederacy could ever succeed. After her husband’s death, she moved to New York City and wrote that “the right side had won the Civil War.”
r/worldnews • u/Jimmymgs • 21h ago
Boris Johnson stands down as an MP immediately[BBC NEWS]bbc.co.uk
r/therewasanattempt • u/ShammingAtWork • 22h ago
to sucker punch when opponent was not looking...
r/politics • u/rstevens94 • 21h ago
Trump was 'personally involved' in packing boxes and moving them to Mar-a-Lago, prosecutors say
r/videos • u/OBLIVIATER • 7h ago
Mod Post The future of /r/videos.
Hello everyone, I’ll try to keep this short as I know there’s been a lot going on over the last few days. When we made our announcement last week, we intended to get Reddit's attention on a subject that our team found extremely concerning. /r/Videos is joining a larger coordinated protest and signing an open letter to the admins found here.
The announcement was of exceedingly high API prices which we all know was to intentionally kill 3rd party applications on reddit (Apollo, Reddit is Fun, Boost, Relay, etc.) Since that post several things have become clear; Reddit is not willing to listen to its users or the mod teams from many of its largest communities on this matter. Yesterday all major third-party Reddit apps announced that they would be shutting down on the 30th of June due to these changes. There were no negotiations and Reddit refused to extend the deadlines. The rug was pulled out from under them and by extension all of the users who rely on those tools to use reddit.
In addition to this, the AMA hosted by Steve Huffman, CEO of Reddit, which was intended to alleviate concerns held by many users about these issues, was nothing short of a collage of inappropriate responses. There are many things to take away from this AMA but here are the key points. Most disappointingly it appears that Reddit outright misconstrued the actions of Apollo's creator /u/iamthatis by saying that he threatened Reddit and leaked private phone calls, something done only to clear his name of another accusation.
So what’s happening? The TL;DR? Effective tomorrow (6/11/2023), /r/Videos will be restricting posting capabilities. Anything posted before the cut off date will likely be the final front page of our community before we go private indefinitely. In the unlikely scenario that Reddit ownership has a sudden change of heart and capitulates on their decisions we will reopen, but until that happens /r/Videos will stay closed. Many other communities have come to similar decisions and we support those who have decided to take a stand.
Q: Won’t Reddit just remove you as moderators and reopen the subreddit?
A: This is a distinct possibility, Reddit has made it clear that the “health” of their site is more important to them. We as a team are prepared for this, none of us want to continue to volunteer for a company that disrespects the people who helped build it into the front page of the internet.
Q: An indefinite lockdown? I thought this was only supposed to be for 48 hours?
A: Originally it was our intention to spread awareness of these issues, but over the past week it has become clear that Reddit doesn’t intend to act in good faith, and our role in the protest became clear. The owners of Reddit have taken their users, community developers, and their moderator teams for granted and used them to build up a multimillion dollar company which is now focused not on the community, but on how many commas they can get out of Silicon Valley investors.
Q: What can we as users do to support this protest?
A: The best way you can make your opinion known is by stopping using reddit. At the very least you can try and reduce your usage of the site, consider using alternatives such as Tildes which I’ve personally found to be a nice change of pace from the traditional Reddit experience.
P.S. Thank you to everyone who has helped make /r/Videos a special place, it was a hell of a ride.