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    1. I recently received this message from an admin: Hello! You are receiving this message because you have followed a user profile in the past. Starting on 08/19/2019, we will begin showing some users...

      I recently received this message from an admin:

      Hello! You are receiving this message because you have followed a user profile in the past.

      Starting on 08/19/2019, we will begin showing some users new followers of their profile. In about 3 months, all users will be able to see all the usernames of their followers, including follows that were done in the past, while the user profile feature was in beta. Please take a moment to check your subscriptions list (where followed users also appear) to ensure that if you follow someone, you are comfortable with them being aware of this.

      It's a rather big change and a shame that they are making reddit more and more like the rest of social media.

      39 votes
    2. Just happened minutes ago, so not much information yet. I think it's likely that this article from Monday might have finally pushed it over the edge (since it's usually media attention that does...

      Just happened minutes ago, so not much information yet.

      I think it's likely that this article from Monday might have finally pushed it over the edge (since it's usually media attention that does it): You can’t offer to murder cops on Reddit unless you’re on r/TheDonald

      The quarantine message says:

      It is restricted due to significant issues with reporting and addressing violations of the Reddit Content Policy. Most recently the violations have included threats of violence against police and public officials.

      As a visitor or member, you can help moderators maintain the community by reporting and downvoting rule-breaking content.

      Here's the message the admins sent them:

      Dear Mods,

      We want to let you know that your community has been quarantined, as outlined in Reddit’s Content Policy.

      The reason for the quarantine is that over the last few months we have observed repeated rule-breaking behavior in your community and an over-reliance on Reddit admins to manage users and remove posts that violate our content policy, including content that encourages or incites violence. Most recently, we have observed this behavior in the form of encouragement of violence towards police officers and public officials in Oregon. This is not only in violation of our site-wide policies, but also your own community rules (rule #9). You can find violating content that we removed in your mod logs.

      As we have discussed in the past, and as detailed in our content policy and moderator guidelines, we expect you to enforce against rule-breaking content. You’ve made progress over the last year, but we continue to observe and take action on a disproportionate amount of rule-breaking behavior in this community. We recognize that you do remove posts that are reported, but we are troubled that violent content more often goes unreported, and worse, is upvoted.

      User reports and downvotes are an essential way that Reddit functions to moderate content. Limiting or prohibiting them prevents you from moderating your community effectively. Because of this, we are disabling your custom styling in order to restore these essential functions.

      As stated in our Moderator Guidelines, our goal is to keep the platform alive and vibrant, as well as to ensure your community can reach people interested in it. Accordingly, here are the specific terms of the quarantine and the next steps we are asking from you as a mod team to resolve this situation.

      Quarantine terms:

      Visitors to this community will see a warning that requires users to explicitly opt-in to viewing it. This messaging reminds users of the importance of reporting rule-breaking content.

      Custom styling has been disabled to restore the report and downvote buttons.

      We hope both these changes will help improve the signal around rule-breaking content and improve your ability to effectively address it.

      Next steps:

      You unambiguously communicate to your subscribers that violent content is unacceptable.

      You communicate to your users that reporting is a core function of Reddit and is essential to maintaining the health and viability of the community.

      Following that, we will continue to monitor your community, specifically looking at report rate and for patterns of rule-violating content.

      Undertake any other actions you determine to reduce the amount of rule-violating content.

      Following these changes, we will consider an appeal to lift the quarantine, in line with the process outlined here.

      We hope that this process provides a viable way forward to restore the health of the community. However, if this situation continues to escalate, we will explore further actions, including the possible banning of your community.

      Please confirm that you have received and understand this message.

      110 votes
    3. An undoubtedly horrific subreddit that always seemed to comply with reddit TOS and the admins has been banned, probably related to the NZ shooting video that was in the subreddit yesterday until...

      An undoubtedly horrific subreddit that always seemed to comply with reddit TOS and the admins has been banned, probably related to the NZ shooting video that was in the subreddit yesterday until it was taken down by admins. Looks like they're getting ahead of MSM discovering that this shit exists on the site?

      Will add any updates here.

      r/gore is gone as well.

      From @nacho:

      It's not ahead of controversy, it's in response to the Reuters article calling out /r/watchpeopledie.

      Members of a group called “watchpeopledie” on internet discussion board Reddit, for example, discussed how to share the footage even as the website took steps to limit its spread.

      Reddit - which has over 20 investors, including Conde Nast owner Advance Publications - said it was actively monitoring the situation in New Zealand.

      “Any content containing links to the video stream are being removed in accordance with our site-wide policy,” it said.

      68 votes
    4. My friend and I are considering finishing a prototype of a Reddit app. We've already agreed to the following features on first release (if we keep going). Similar urls to current Reddit website...

      My friend and I are considering finishing a prototype of a Reddit app. We've already agreed to the following features on first release (if we keep going).

      • Similar urls to current Reddit website (so you can change the URL to reddit.com and see the same page)
      • voting, commenting, posting selftexts and links
      • Directly uploading image posts may come later if it looks complicated
      • Masstagger integrated.
      • Dark theme (other options in later releases)
      • Primary use case: desktop and mobile web.
      • Performance first. Reddit's 1 minute load time on default mobile, missing/broken features on i.reddit.com/.compact, and a few tiny complaints on the desktop site are the primary reasons we are considering writing this app. Native is not in our collective skillsets or radar, so we're going to go the extra mile to make sure the app respects both your time and your battery where possible. We did do some research and found that Reddit has actually been negligent in this regard on mobile web, meanwhile we have years of experience in the subject.
      • Mailbox (send/receive messages, orange icon on new message/comment reply/thread reply).
      • No infinite scroll
      • View source JSON of comments/posts.

      What are some features/ideas that members of this community would really like in a Reddit app?

      14 votes
    5. We talked about this about a month ago, and it looks like the change is now actually being enabled. The remaining creddits I had have now been converted to "Coins", and the site's updating with...

      We talked about this about a month ago, and it looks like the change is now actually being enabled. The remaining creddits I had have now been converted to "Coins", and the site's updating with interface elements changing over.

      Here's the announcement post: https://www.reddit.com/r/changelog/comments/9ik900/hey_rchangelog_were_starting_to_roll_out_some_of/

      Here's the new page for Reddit Premium: https://new.reddit.com/premium

      And the page for Coins: https://new.reddit.com/coins

      The interface for giving an award (what used to be "gilding"): https://i.imgur.com/xvExuIn.png

      The Platinum and Silver awards don't seem to be enabled yet, but here are the icons for all 3 awards: https://i.imgur.com/m7iUhmB.png

      58 votes
    6. I dislike reddit's mobile site, as it is slow, filled with app popups, and my content blocker ends up creating software gore situations. On the other hand, i.reddit.com is faster, simpler, and the...

      I dislike reddit's mobile site, as it is slow, filled with app popups, and my content blocker ends up creating software gore situations.

      On the other hand, i.reddit.com is faster, simpler, and the one popup it has is easy to block with element hiding.

      Unfortunately, tapping on a username or subreddit link automatically redirects me to the newer mobile site, and I have to add /.compact to the end of the url.

      On Android, this is easily fixed by installing an Firefox extension to always use i.reddit, but iOS Firefox doesn't support addons.

      So is there anyway to avoid going to reddit's new mobile site? Maybe use a pi-hole to redirect www.reddit.com?

      5 votes
    7. If you missed it, Reddit recently announced some major planned changes to Reddit Gold. It's pretty vague and confusing, but my summary was: The current gold system is basically: When you have...

      If you missed it, Reddit recently announced some major planned changes to Reddit Gold. It's pretty vague and confusing, but my summary was:

      The current gold system is basically:

      • When you have reddit gold, you can disable ads and have access to a few extra features.
      • You can buy gold for $4/month or $30 if you buy 12 months at the same time. You can also buy "creddits" for the same prices, which are basically stored months of gold and can either be used on yourself or to give gold to other users.
      • Giving gold to other users is called "gilding". You can gild individual posts on the site, which puts a gold icon on that post and gives the author a month of gold.

      Now, from what I can understand, this is the new system:

      • Reddit gold is now called "Reddit Premium". You can buy it for yourself for $6/month. There are no bulk discounts any more, so a year of Premium will cost $72. Existing subscribers can keep their current pricing as long as they're subscribed before the change.
      • When you have Reddit Premium, at the beginning of each month you will be given some amount of "Gold Coins". These Coins can be used to give "awards" to other users' posts.
      • You can give 3 different types of awards to a post, which each cost a different number of Coins:
        • Silver Award - costs the fewest number of Coins; adds a silver icon on the post; the author receives no further benefits
        • Gold Award - costs more Coins; adds a gold icon on the post (same as current icon); the author receives some small number of Coins (not Premium)
        • Super Gold Award - costs the most Coins; adds a "spectacular" icon on the post; the author receives a month of Reddit Premium
      • Gold Coins will be purchasable in bundles separately from Premium, pricing not announced.

      Today they released more info in /r/lounge (here's the post if you have reddit gold to be able to view it). The summary of the new post is:

      • "Super Gold" has been renamed "Platinum"
      • If you have any creddits, you have the choice to convert them to months of Premium membership before Sept. 10. If you don't, they'll be converted to 2000 Coins per creddit.
      • You get 700 coins per month for having Premium.
      • The awards that you can give to posts have these coin costs/benefits:
      Award Coin Cost Benefits
      Silver 100 Coins Silver icon next to comment or post; a lingering sense of disappointment that you didn’t get Gold
      Gold 500 Coins Gold icon next to comment or post; additionally, recipient receives 100 Coins
      Platinum 1,800 Coins Platinum icon next to comment or post; recipient receives one month of Premium membership (which includes 700 Coins)

      And there will be the following "Coin Packs" available for purchase:

      Price Point Coin Package Discount % What You Can Buy
      $1.99 500 Coins N/A 5 Silver Awards or 1 Gold Award
      $3.99 1,100 Coins 10% 11 Silver Awards or 2 Gold Awards
      $5.99 1,800 Coins 20% 18 Silver Awards, 3 Gold Awards, or 1 Platinum Award
      $19.99 7,200 Coins 43% 72 Silver Awards, 14 Gold Awards, or 4 Platinum Awards
      $99.99 40,000 Coins 59% 400 Silver Awards, 80 Gold Awards, or 22 Platinum Awards
      53 votes