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[–]magnora7 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

I more or less agree with everything you said. Reddit is going IPO in 2020 so they're trying to make themselves more marketable, but like you said, it's becoming much more of a "curated space" than a real-world community. So ironically as they try and clean up their image more and more, it becomes less and less appealing to normal people who find they don't fit in anymore.

Reddit's traffic is actually doing fine, but there is a lot of evidence that they are gaming their numbers. And if they're going IPO, and their company valuation is based on traffic numbers, why wouldn't they? During the 2016 election reddit was the #6 most visited site on the entire internet.

We hope here to have a space to agree to disagree, where people can say their part and not have to face the wrath of going against the reddit hivemind, as we have no downvote and the site is designed to lessen echo-chamber effects, including the addition of mod rules that limit the deletion abilities of mods instead of it being a free-for-all. You can read more information about this from the links in the footer of every page.

I had the same migration path from digg to reddit to saidit, and we are doing our best to learn from the lessons of the past.

[–]basedaf1 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Reddit is going IPO

I did not know that, maybe if you can keep the nazis who seek freedom of speech off the front page there will be a way to attract enough people to make this site worth spending time on. 8chan did to a level usurp 4chan as they wound up pissing off their userbase enough. I'm 10k% confident people who buy the stocks will be out of touch with what it takes to keep reddit happy

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm 10k% confident people who buy the stocks will be out of touch with what it takes to keep reddit happy

Same. I'm certain the IPO is going to basically be an exit scam. I expect reddit to truly fall apart in 2020-2021 as they cater more and more to investors, and alienate their original userbase more and more. There's no way it will last beyond a few years. Reddit is already on the decline imo

[–]Troll 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Coontown founding mod here. Everything went according to plan.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

I even wrote some reddit bots to do various things over the years, so the value proposition of a site like reddit was not lost on me.

Can you poach that stabilization bot and bring it over here?

[–]HopeThatHalps[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I'm not sure what that is, but even if you get the code, you'd have to run it from a server, maybe your own computer, which is an time/resource investment I couldn't make right now.

Does saidit run the same reddit api also? I know saidit is an older instance of the reddit code base.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Stabilization bot takes videos that have excessive movement and stabilizes them.