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    1. Reddit's redesign has been down all day, however mobile apps work, and old reddit works. Does reddit not use the same public API for the redesign?

      I'm not sure if this is the case for everyone but the new reddit can't load any data, at least for me. However, old.reddit.com works, and all mobile apps seem to work which obviously use the...

      I'm not sure if this is the case for everyone but the new reddit can't load any data, at least for me. However, old.reddit.com works, and all mobile apps seem to work which obviously use the reddit API. I am curious, does reddit have a different version of their API for the redesign, and that's what's been down for hours?

      edit: I know that reddit must allow their own product to do things that other products don't.. Like it seems the chat api is not open to 3rd parties.. but I assumed that they would have just blocked certain api endpoints from public exposure. But based on my blind troubleshooting of this case, it seems that they must be using a totally different interface all together for the redesign?


      edit2: Copy paste of my down-thread comment in case you don't read the whole thread, the context is that I realize that this must not be a global issue.

      Hmm, so I've heard reddit is super-cached... is this possibly a caching fault then?

      reddit uses redis, correct? And it must be sharded, right? So maybe some redis cluster nodes are down?

      I'm trying to learn here, and I am likely asking the wrong questions.. The goal of my post was to understand this type of failure, as I realize that it must be partial as in if all of reddit resign was down, it would be news. If anyone could correct any of my statements or assumptions I would really appreciate it.

      12 votes
    2. Before hearing about Tildes, I wrote some Python scripts to find interesting Reddit content

      https://john-millikin.com/reddit-front-page-2018 Not sure if this is of interest to anyone else, but it might be a good starting point if you want to find Reddit posts worth cross-posting here. It...

      https://john-millikin.com/reddit-front-page-2018

      Not sure if this is of interest to anyone else, but it might be a good starting point if you want to find Reddit posts worth cross-posting here. It starts with the Python script to fetch the raw data, then some basic SQL commands to delete low-signal parts of the dataset.

      Also relevant is http://files.pushshift.io/reddit/submissions/, an archive of Reddit posts going back to 2011.

      13 votes