I myself am really on the fence about this.

I hate what Reddit has done, as I was removed as a moderator on my sub. But I much prefer the UI to Lemmy so far. I’m also having a hard time understanding how this all works. I was familiar with Reddit, and it is obviously a way more active community.

But I also used Apollo and hate how they’ve done him so dirty.

Will you guys return if Reddit rights it’s wrongs?

  • OverfedRaccoon 🦝
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    1710 months ago

    Spez is doubling down. He’s shown his hand. He’s lied. It’s like watching Anakin’s descent to the dark side. He’s too far gone.

    I don’t really think there is a going back. The watering hole is poisoned. There’s no more good faith. And, I think for a lot people, especially people here, it’s a matter of principle at this point.

    I might check in on certain niche subs that don’t move on to other platforms, but the days of gleefully doomsctolling are over.

      • @PerogiBoi@lemmy.ca
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        210 months ago

        The response killed Reddit for me. No way am I going back to a website run by such a nasty excuse for a person.

    • @Rockslide0482@discuss.tchncs.de
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      110 months ago

      Pretty much. I’m not going to pretend I’ll never use/view reddit again, but it’ll be little more than something like stackoverflow, where if they have the specific information I’m looking for I’ll visit, but I’ll likely not return to the “homepage”, or not with any frequency.

    • Altair
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      110 months ago

      Make the niche subs/comms here too lol

  • @Chronic_Intermission@lemmy.world
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    1010 months ago

    I don’t plan on going back to Reddit in a major way. After giving Reddit up, I find myself thinking over my experience on that site for the last few years. Engaging commentary was harder and harder to find, particularly in any sub of sufficient size, and I spent a lot of my scrolling through Reddit angry. Leaving Reddit has been a wake up call for me. It’s a rat race on Reddit, and I don’t need that in my life anymore.

  • megane-kun
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    810 months ago

    No.

    Way too much trust has been lost for me to even consider going back to that place.

    Even if they completely remove and ban Steve Huffman and his family, fiends or even acquaintances from any and all company and/or subcontracted positions, completely overhaul all their positions and replace them with trustworthy people (sucks to be them, but they know what they’re getting into), add all the requested features overnight including and especially the accessibility features… I still won’t consider going back to them.

    They will need to exert a huge amount good faith effort over a span of a decade to earn back my trust, if they’re at all capable of doing things in good faith.

  • @nectroxt@sh.itjust.works
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    710 months ago

    I think reddit model should be as a non profit org., something like wikipedia. No ads, no selling or trying to monetize user data, or being hostage to its investors whims. That would require a complete change of management. Only then I would think about going back.

  • The Real Geno Smith
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    710 months ago

    sadly… yes. I’m just not finding the community here that I built up there over 11 years. I know, I know, give this 11 years and we’ll get there, too… but it’s still over there.

    I did the whole “delete all comments and posts and replace with the API reasoning text” thing, for my main and my few alts. BUt I find I still am heading over there on browser through old.reddit and lurking.

    • @Kelsenellenelvial@lemmy.ca
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      310 months ago

      Same. I might stick around both for a while and see how it goes since I see big benefits and big drawbacks on both platforms. Same idea as why I use Plex instead of Jellyfin in that as much as I want to support open source projects, and am willing to pay a moderate amount to do that, the commercial platforms usually just have a better finish and feature set, as well as a simpler interface for people that don’t live in the tech world.

      That said, there’s maybe a dozen subreddits that I really care about, so if those communities came over I’d probably follow. Most of those aren’t populated by the kinds of tech enthusiasts that are looking for an open-source/distributed/etc. model, they’re people that just want to be able to talk about their niche hobbies or connect with others in their industry, regardless of what the back-end looks like. Honestly, I’d even be okay paying a reasonable amount to stick with Reddit(as it was last month, maybe not as it is today), it sounds like they just need to be more open to finding a solution that’s reasonable for the third party app developers instead of just laying down the hammer and them plugging their ears.

  • Shambling Shapes
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    710 months ago

    I’m done. I moderated a very small, niche hobby sub for a bit over three years. The size and niche-ness kept it fairly well insulated from the worst online behaviors, but it’s been shifting this year. I have been seeing more and more users posting to the sub for the first time, simply pushing their content creator/influencer material on Insta and Youtube. Their posts are only vaguely related to the sub topic, and they never stick around to have meaningful conversations in the comments of their posts. When they violate the sub rules, I have a policy of warning once and removing only if they don’t respond within 24 hours. But even with a 24 hour warning, people get NASTY.

    I modded the community for the benefit of others. With the shift in sub demographics and reddit sweeping my legs out from under me in terms of mod tools that allow me to keep control of the sub, I’m done. I can’t keep it shaped into the community the original members want. They’re frustrated. I’m frustrated. It’s no longer fun or fulfilling. Someone who wants to keep the sub aligned with the wants of the new content creator/influencer demographics are welcome to it. Personally, I think a sub of people advertising their channels elsewhere is worthless.

    • The Real Geno Smith
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      110 months ago

      I’d love to see you take another chance on a Lemmy community. Start it up here, and post!

      • Shambling Shapes
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        110 months ago

        Thanks. I found half a dozen communities across a few instances that are already pretty close in topic. For now, I’ll be joining as a normal user and just posting and commenting.

        I’ve been thinking a lot about why I agreed to mod on reddit and how my views on it have changed. We’ll see, maybe I do something like that again someday in the future, but for now I’m ok being a normal community member.

  • @Grant@lemmy.world
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    610 months ago

    Fuck spez. Even if they reversed their decision, they have made it very clear how much they will take control if they don’t get their way. They have repeatedly mistreated the mods, devs, and community. They slandered a man with lies that could end his career because of why? To gain social points?

    Spez has shown what reddit really is and I am done

    • @640kb@lemmy.ml
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      210 months ago

      My sentiments exactly. I wonder what it’s like for the reddit staff to work with such a gaslighting, condescending and deceitful boss.

      We owe the Apollo dev a lot for shining a bright light at the leadership of reddit and specifically /u/spez.

  • SustainedChaos
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    610 months ago

    Reddit is no longer is showing on my computer. Something about /etc/hosts. Can’t imagine how that happened.

    • @xffxe4
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      210 months ago

      I accidentally changed a setting on my phone that blocks Reddit everywhere. Not going to bother figuring out what I did or how to fix it.

    • Beto
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      110 months ago

      I installed a Firefox extension that redirects any reddit.com link to my Lemmy instance.

  • @oehm@lemmy.ml
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    510 months ago

    I was on Reddit 15 years and recently have been considering getting off the platform for other various reasons. All of the recent developments were just the final thing to push me to actually leave.

    • @KoboldCoterie@pawb.social
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      310 months ago

      This was me, too. I was actively looking for alternatives already, this whole debacle just provided enough of a community on those alternatives for it to feel like a worthy time to switch. There’s nothing that will get me to go back at this point.

    • v_krishna
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      10 months ago

      Same, but 14 years. Had followed mastodon some and read up on activity pub, but meanwhile I never used Twitter and liked how reddit reminded me of forums and bbs/usenet/email listservs before that.

      I definitely see how lemmy is rough around the edges, and I’m sure that will cause issues with any sort of mass long term reddit exodus, but personally I’m loving the experience, the dev community, the underlying philosophy, etc. & at least for the communities I’ve been following that decently high barrier to entry has uplifted most of the discussion (albeit while kneecapping niche or local or whatever discussion entirely because there isn’t a community for it)

  • Lvxferre
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    510 months ago

    Hell no.

    My issues with Reddit boil down to three: the admins, the mods, and the users. (Note: this is coming from a former Reddit user and mod.) Even if the admins turn 180°, the other two issues remain.

    • Beto
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      210 months ago

      Love this, it’s true and made me laugh out loud.

  • Haily
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    510 months ago

    Nope. Not a chance. I have no love for giant corporations, and Reddit has always been particularly shit even by that standard. Say what you want about the evils of Meta / Google / Apple, ETC ETC ETC, but at least they generally try to keep their users happy, or at least using their platforms. Reddit just seem to have absolutely no idea what their users want half the time, Reddit premium anyone? The way they handled, or rather failed to handle, the accessibility issue also leaves a rather bitter taste in my mouth.

  • Downtide
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    510 months ago

    Only if Spez leaves and is replaced by a decent CEO who reverses EVERYTHING that Spez has effed up in the past few years. I’d return for some small niche communities I participate on that aren’t present in the lemmy-verse (yet). But I’d stay here too. I am committed to Federated services now.

  • TheForvalaka
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    510 months ago

    I’m keeping my account live so that I can still interact and ask questions in threads when I get taken there by search results. Reddit ultimately shows up a lot when looking for solutions to technical problems.

    As far as browsing and contributing, I think I’m sticking with Lemmy. Things are just starting to get good.