What next for Reddit's time-traveling alien?
@mikehunt@lemmy.world
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191Y

No mention of alternatives in the article :(

@rewddit@lemmy.world
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41Y

It would’ve been very powerful if there was a remote consensus on where to setup shop during/after the blackouts rather than framing them as a wholly temporary thing. I completely understand that that would’ve been tough, but imagine if Lemmy/Beehaw/whatever else was mentioned in all of the Subreddit messages about closures.

@Zevulon@beehaw.org
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101Y

It’s rarely talked about, frustratingly. I didn’t find Beehaw through articles or suggestions from people online, which I should’ve been able to do - I just found it because I have a friend into the fediverse space. Pure luck.

Imo the creators of third party apps should be talking about moving to alternatives (not moving their own apps, if they can’t, but just being voices for it).

@die444die@lemmy.world
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101Y

to be fair, reddit strung them along and made them think it was all smooth sailing until about last week. The devs have to figure out what they even plan to do before they can start announcing plans. And there aren’t any real fully developed apps yet from what I can tell. I think, given some time, these developers may move their apps over or create new apps

pancakes
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31Y

I’m liking the Jerboa app. It feels kind of like RiF when I set up all the themes and everything.

R0cket_M00se
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11Y

Same, it definitely suits me just fine. I don’t see a reason to go back, this wasn’t a lifeboat for me it was just a legitimate transfer.

nzhc
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21Y

Same , feels like a earlier version of Reddit is fun from about a decade ago.

@Arystique@beehaw.org
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41Y

There is a mention of the tracker though and the tracker has a link to lemmy :D it’ll get anyone who’s interested in how many sites are down (its not perfect but its something)

GadgeteerZA
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81Y

I spent a few hours manually deleting all my posts in my subreddit this morning, and changing the name to Deleted. So no going back for me now ;-)

Apart from the attitude, it is just amazing that there was no option for me to just delete my (their) subreddit, even though I’m the creator/owner. I anyway do believe more in the decentralised federated model of social networking.

@drwilhi@beehaw.org
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21Y

I had a small subreddit, I just set it to private, removed all the other mods and then removed myself as mod. fuck reddit

What happen next is we move on to this better platform

Absolutely, even without all the reddit drama a decentralised version clearly seems to be the smartest way to go. Reddit is it’s community and I think the ceo lost sight of that.

@EnigmaNL@feddit.nl
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701Y

Many subs are already opening up again sadly.

Kushan
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231Y

The subs going dark should have only been half of the protest. Users should have also stayed away from the site but I don’t think that was really coordinated.

The number of new posts didn’t drop much, the comments dropped a bit more but only by like 20%, which isn’t a lot given the amount of subs that went dark. Reddit doesn’t care about subs, they care about users and it seems engagement was still pretty high.

The next protest should be to all users to stop using the site. Drop the users and they’ll start to listen.

@death916@lemmy.death916.xyz
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all the subs I liked were dark anyways so opening my app showed super old posts that were cached or blackout notices. Couldn’t go back of I tried

Edgerunner Alexis
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Yeah when the blackout started I disabled my Reddit app and haven’t been back there once since. We need more people doing this.

@ewe@lemmy.world
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I went back to post on the “We’re back from the Blackout” posts to go let them know about the new communities that were started up here.

@EnigmaNL@feddit.nl
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101Y

Indeed. Users should have joined in. I did my part at least, I haven’t used the site in days and I’ve also removed all of my comments and submissions.

Pitri
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I tried to do my part and heavily restricted my visits to the site. I checked the state of my feed and user profiles a select few times but always left almost immediately.

I even redirected my reddit browser bookmark to a local website which acted as a warning wall, just to stop me from my subconsciously opening and browsing the site.

Kushan
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71Y

I did similar, I swapped my shortcuts/apps for ones going to Lemmy. The muscle memory has worked in my favour.

@unceme@lemmy.one
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I think a non-insubstantial amount of the comment activity was bots to be fair.

@erezac@sh.itjust.works
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31Y

So, a substantial amount? :D

Medium-substantial. Midstantial?

Kushan
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31Y

I think this is true but I think it has always been the case. The question is were there more bots than usual and I’m unconvinced there was.

@enix@reddthat.com
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51Y

Honest question, (I don’t expect you to know) how many of those were some form of bot?

Kushan
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61Y

Nobody really knows, but I personally don’t think there were any more bots on Monday than there was a week earlier. It’s a nice story that users dropped with the subs going dark, but I think it might be wishful thinking on our part. To my knowledge there’s zero evidence to suggest that they were mostly bots.

The Cuuuuube
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The submissions remaining steady while comments dropped off a cliff is eyebrow raising, however given how much the site struggled to handle so many private subs from a technical perspective, I strongly suspect reddit didn’t really do much ahead of the blackout. I think the steady submissions compared to the decreased comments tell us more about an average day of reddit how many submissions are bot submitted than it tells us about a change in bot behavior that day.

@small44@beehaw.org
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Before asking people to leave, subs creator should create similar communities on Lemmy

Edgerunner Alexis
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141Y

Exactly this. A long term blackout, especially a user blackout, is not feasible without a replacement place to go to.

leaving this in lieu of lemmy gold.

grundelgrump
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11Y

I’m pretty sure none of them thought about that because they’re basically just doing this out of anger. They know it won’t change reddits decision so they want to take it away from all the users that don’t really care about third party apps or mod tools.