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Reddit launches /r/Layer, a "community canvas" sponsored by Adobe

18 comments

  1. [2]
    imperialismus
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    So they took their own most successful experiment, the community-driven r/place, and made a corporate-sponsored ripoff. As expected, it seems to be a less interesting and less engaging version of...

    So they took their own most successful experiment, the community-driven r/place, and made a corporate-sponsored ripoff. As expected, it seems to be a less interesting and less engaging version of the original.

    Overall, my opinion of this can be summed up as: meh. I find myself utterly unable to produce any kind of emotion stronger than total indifference in regards to this, whereas I quite liked r/place.

    31 votes
    1. Rainbow
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      Kinda agree, I hope they close it early like r/place so people have less of a chance to organize and brigade it. It also runs a lot slower on my computer.

      Kinda agree, I hope they close it early like r/place so people have less of a chance to organize and brigade it. It also runs a lot slower on my computer.

      1 vote
  2. [6]
    Deimos
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    I didn't see any mention of it being limited-time on Reddit itself (and there hasn't even been an announcement or anything as far as I know), but according to this post on the Adobe site, this is...

    I didn't see any mention of it being limited-time on Reddit itself (and there hasn't even been an announcement or anything as far as I know), but according to this post on the Adobe site, this is only running for 5 days (until Sept 13).

    12 votes
    1. [5]
      moocow1452
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      Seems kinda weird to be Place V2, a permanent you I could see it just being another weird project, but what do you get out of it being time limited?

      Seems kinda weird to be Place V2, a permanent you I could see it just being another weird project, but what do you get out of it being time limited?

      3 votes
      1. [2]
        Deimos
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        Enthusiasm for things like this tends to die off very quickly. Honestly, I'd be surprised if there's even much happening with it any more after 2 days, never mind 5. The admins also probably don't...

        Enthusiasm for things like this tends to die off very quickly. Honestly, I'd be surprised if there's even much happening with it any more after 2 days, never mind 5. The admins also probably don't want to need to keep it running and keep monitoring it for penises/swastikas/etc. for more than a week.

        13 votes
        1. Neverland
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          This made me crack up out loud. I didn't think of this operational issue at all. I have clearly never been a mod.

          The admins also probably don't want to need to keep it running and keep monitoring it for penises/swastikas/etc. for more than a week.

          This made me crack up out loud. I didn't think of this operational issue at all. I have clearly never been a mod.

          6 votes
      2. Neverland
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        Total outsider POV... but, if I was a business-bro like spez, then I would be really trying to reign in the control of subreddit real estate. Reddit is a crazy outlier in this aspect. I'm honestly...

        Total outsider POV... but, if I was a business-bro like spez, then I would be really trying to reign in the control of subreddit real estate. Reddit is a crazy outlier in this aspect. I'm honestly shocked it took this long to happen. Reddit is a VC funded corporation after all.

        Subreddit names may be similar in weight/value to .com domain names. By keeping r/layer temporary, reddit can reuse this r/layer real estate on behalf of Adobe, or any other advertising client. Selling r/* to a client forever would be a bad biz move.

        edit: to be clear, this is a devil's advocate argument.

        3 votes
      3. babypuncher
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        As soon as public interest dies it will be taken over by neo-Nazis, and people who think neo-Nazis are funny.

        As soon as public interest dies it will be taken over by neo-Nazis, and people who think neo-Nazis are funny.

        3 votes
  3. [2]
    Deimos
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    The subreddit has been set to private now, with this message: So I guess they don't trust it overnight, they must be monitoring it fairly closely. That makes sense since it's a sponsored project,...

    The subreddit has been set to private now, with this message:

    Thank you for an amazing first day, Reddit! Your creativity has been incredible. The fun is far from over, though! The Community Canvas will be live once again tomorrow (Tuesday, September 10) starting at 7AM PST.

    So I guess they don't trust it overnight, they must be monitoring it fairly closely. That makes sense since it's a sponsored project, I'm sure Adobe wouldn't be impressed if it started getting covered in offensive stuff. Kind of ruins the event for people in a lot of other timezones though, if it's only going to run for half the day.

    11 votes
    1. TheRtRevKaiser
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      There was a pretty large Nazi flag visible (with the 'Hot' sort, not even with 'New' or 'Controversial') as soon as I clicked on it yesterday, and when I checked back a couple of hours ago, it was...

      There was a pretty large Nazi flag visible (with the 'Hot' sort, not even with 'New' or 'Controversial') as soon as I clicked on it yesterday, and when I checked back a couple of hours ago, it was buried under more highly upvoted posts, but not removed. So they may be monitoring it, but it doesn't look like they're watching it all that carefully.

      2 votes
  4. [4]
    ThyMrMan
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    I find it odd that I never find out about these things on reddit itself, but instead on here. Same thing happened with that live stream thing. I would have expected to see some front page post, or...

    I find it odd that I never find out about these things on reddit itself, but instead on here. Same thing happened with that live stream thing. I would have expected to see some front page post, or banner advertising it but nothing happens. Maybe it only shows up in new reddit?

    10 votes
    1. [3]
      Deimos
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      Nope, I couldn't find anything for it either. There's a small button for it in the redesign's header, and they announced it on their Twitter account, their Facebook page, and presumably some other...

      Nope, I couldn't find anything for it either. There's a small button for it in the redesign's header, and they announced it on their Twitter account, their Facebook page, and presumably some other social media too, but... nowhere on reddit itself, or even their own blog.

      There have been a few things like this now, where they don't even bother announcing it on reddit. It's very weird.

      7 votes
      1. [2]
        Crespyl
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        Is it possible that there's more indication if you're on the redesign? I visited the r/layer sub and didn't even see the app (I force everything to old.reddit.com), so I assume the whole thing is...

        Is it possible that there's more indication if you're on the redesign? I visited the r/layer sub and didn't even see the app (I force everything to old.reddit.com), so I assume the whole thing is redesign-only.

        1 vote
        1. Diff
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          Yep, that's why the link for the post explicitly links to new.reddit.com, which overrides the per-user setting to force old.reddit.com.

          Yep, that's why the link for the post explicitly links to new.reddit.com, which overrides the per-user setting to force old.reddit.com.

          3 votes
  5. [2]
    tunneljumper
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    All this shit they're throwing at the wall and their search function is still hot trash.

    All this shit they're throwing at the wall and their search function is still hot trash.

    3 votes
    1. asoftbird
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      Classic case of "we can ignore basic functionality if we throw enough 'exciting' features at the public and sweep any problems under the rug" of development. Something l usually only see in games....

      Classic case of "we can ignore basic functionality if we throw enough 'exciting' features at the public and sweep any problems under the rug" of development. Something l usually only see in games. (space engineers, l'm looking at you)

      2 votes
  6. thejumpingbulldog
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    It's okay? It's not terrible, but they also did not give enough space for much to develop or much time either.

    It's okay? It's not terrible, but they also did not give enough space for much to develop or much time either.

    2 votes
  7. Capn_HAXX
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    It's place but bad

    It's place but bad

    9 votes