Reddit's recent changes to API pricing threaten to destroy user access to a huge variety of quality-of-life features exclusive to apps like Apollo, Narwhal and Reddit is Fun. We're here to stop it.
Since a couple of months I've seen a massive influx of repost bots. I am on r/Imthemaincharacter and like 70% of new posts are reposts by bots. The way you recognize them that they're bots is 1. The bots copy the top comment from the original post and comment on their own repost with it 2. Their username is a randomly generated username by Reddit 3. When checking their account you can see that they have a few posts (reposts) on very particular subs like r/contagiouslaughter r/perfectlycutscreams and r/falloutnewvegas that's a very weird collection of subreddits, I am not sure why are they attacking those in particular, and the mods can barely manage it, it's like a plague. And I am pretty sure that the API changes have a part In this. The goal of these bots is to get as much karma as possible. Many are speculating that the bots then will go on to astroturf subreddits.
There are a couple of months old threads explaining how to make RIF work but if you sort them by new there will be comments saying they don't work anymore. Is anyone still using these apps?
Title is self-explanatory. I must be a doofus cause I can't get it to work and I would like some assistance. Will compensate if I can get rif again
I know infinity is one but are there any others?
Time flies haha it's been 4 months since the whole api reddit fiasco happen and looking back at the rabbit hole this history of reddit will probably be forgetten in a few years if I had to guess since the blackout didn't really work and everything went normal after a few weeks also I remember the highest active users in this sub is 30k and now while currently typing this post it's now 17 users deym
Do we know what happened to the third party Redit apps and their developers? Did they find a way to keep their app working, did they transition them to other social media, did they stop developing them, …?
Does anyone know Any third party reddit apps that aren't addictive? Ones that don't constantly try to ruin your attention span and keep you hooked on the app. I know there's oldreddit.com but that isn't for mobile. I want one that just treats reddit like a tool and nothing else.
I use third party apps like piped an Nitter because I have ADHD and official apps cause me to procrastinate because of their addictive algorithm. I was wondering if there Is something like that for reddit
Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm on android BTW.
SS: Aaron Swartz, co-founder of Reddit and advocate for free access to information.
Guerilla Open Access Manifesto
“Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations. Want to read the papers featuring the most famous results of the sciences? You’ll need to send enormous amounts to publishers like Reed Elsevier.
There are those struggling to change this. The Open Access Movement has fought valiantly to ensure that scientists do not sign their copyrights away but instead ensure their work is published on the Internet, under terms that allow anyone to access it. But even under the best scenarios, their work will only apply to things published in the future. Everything up until now will have been lost.
That is too high a price to pay. Forcing academics to pay money to read the work of their colleagues? Scanning entire libraries but only allowing the folks at Google to read them? Providing scientific articles to those at elite universities in the First World, but not to children in the Global South? It’s outrageous and unacceptable.
“I agree,” many say, “but what can we do? The companies hold the copyrights, they make enormous amounts of money by charging for access, and it’s perfectly legal — there’s nothing we can do to stop them.” But there is something we can, something that’s already being done: we can fight back.
Those with access to these resources — students, librarians, scientists — you have been given a privilege. You get to feed at this banquet of knowledge while the rest of the world is locked out. But you need not — indeed, morally, you cannot — keep this privilege for yourselves. You have a duty to share it with the world. And you have: trading passwords with colleagues, filling download requests for friends.
Meanwhile, those who have been locked out are not standing idly by. You have been sneaking through holes and climbing over fences, liberating the information locked up by the publishers and sharing them with your friends. But all of this action goes on in the dark, hidden underground. It’s called stealing or piracy, as if sharing a wealth of knowledge were the moral equivalent of plundering a ship and murdering its crew. But sharing isn’t immoral — it’s a moral imperative. Only those blinded by greed would refuse to let a friend make a copy. Large corporations, of course, are blinded by greed. The laws under which they operate require it — their shareholders would revolt at anything less. And the politicians they have bought off back them, passing laws giving them the exclusive power to decide who can make copies. There is no justice in following unjust laws. It’s time to come into the light and, in the grand tradition of civil disobedience, declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture. We need to take information, wherever it is stored, make our copies and share them with the world. We need to take stuff that's out of copyright and add it to the archive. We need to buy secret databases and put them on the Web. We need to download scientific journals and upload them to file sharing networks. We need to fight for Guerilla Open Access. With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we’ll make it a thing of the past.
Will you join us?"
July 2008 Eremo, Italy
Found this app on the play store and it's basically an infinity clone with ads but it does seem to work despite the API changes. Does anyone know how it's able to operate?
Its been 3 months since r/scribblenauts is private is u/spez not gonna replace the mods of r/scribblenauts with loyal mods
you might like this. heard it today in a german podcast but can not verify. maybe someone who pays for the newsletter can confirm.
from garbage day newsletter
they watched reddit and observed that most big subs show 50-90% reduction of daily content (posts, comments) in comparison to last year.
their conclusion: user left because of changes or the protests and have not returned.
Like I'm from India, is this app name different for every other country?
I have had this issue since at least May or June and was hoping that the Reddit API becoming paid would have some effect in slowing or stopping these accounts. Basically, every day, thousands of Reddit accounts are infested with DMs and follows from bot accounts with pictures of hot women, typically stolen from places like Instagram or Twitter (why the hell would anybody call it X?), inviting people to "surrender to passion" and to "Ask for personalized fantasies" on their *deep sigh* OnlyFans accounts. *deeply questioning how the human race got to this point*
I have tried blocking people from following me, which did stop them for a while, but now they are back in my DMs. I have no fucking clue on how to stop this other than to make a new Reddit account, which I am not doing considering that I have over 10,000 karma and a 3-year-old account, and don't want to lose any of that unless I absolutely have to. I tried to look up how to disable DMs and found an option which only allows chat requests from accounts older than 30 days, which seems perfect for my needs, until I realize that most of these accounts are 2 - 6 months old when they message me, and I don't want to lose my DMs altogether.
PLEASE SPEZZY DO SOMETHING.
My subscription expired today, thought i’d share it.
I used teddit.net so much i even made desktop browser bookmarklets that automatically converted reddit links to teddit, & also teddit back to reddit.
Also I know about https://libreddit.domain.glass/, but it doesnt let me see a redditors post's only, or comments only, it wont load "reddit username"/submitted, & half the time libreddit doesnt load/work at all. maybe a different mirror would work.
I've been using Infinity and it doesn't load posts since a few days ago, did they kill it already or is it the client?
you might know this.
you google, find a reddit link and when you want to open - you are forced to chose the reddit app or chrome.
i do not want to use either.
my standardbrowser is opera, alternatively i sometimes use firefox.
you can't even use reddit website in opera.
firefox yes. the choices in ff are reddit app or firefox. even that is annoying.
my apps are redreader or boost.
there seem to be no setting to work around.
any ideas? android13.
I was an avid Apollo user right up until the API shutdown. I was hoping that the protest shutdowns would change anything, and I stopped using reddit for a while. (My own little shut down protest I guess). But now, it seems to me that all my favorite subreddits are back up again. Noone is talking about u/Spez (apart from r/dankmemes and r/holdup) and Noone is shutting down their subreddits.
What happened to all the backlash reddit was facing? Can we stage another shutdown?
Until that happens, as the title says, I've downloaded the official garbage app, and I'm browsing reddit on that for the time being. A little less dopamine, a little less useful, a little less fun, a whole lot more spam, ads, and uninteresting shit popping up in my feed..