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Following Reddit's repeated attacks on its users and communities, r/lgbtdndmemes has shut down.

You can find our new incarnation at https://lemmy.blahaj.zone/c/lgbtdndmemes

Memes about/for LGBT people playing DND

/r/lgbtdndmemes

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We're now on Lemmy plus a few thoughts on the future of this community

Hello again everyone,

For anyone wanting the short version, I'll give that here. r/lgbtdndmemes is leaving Reddit and can now be found at lemmy.blahaj.zone/c/lgbtdndmemes (!lgbtdndmemes@lemmy.blahaj.zone if you're already a lemmy user. If you need an app, try Memmy for iOS, or Jerboa and LiftOff on Android. This decision is being made for a variety of reasons including severe concern over the future of the platform, hostile actions by Reddit towards various communities, and moral objections to various business moves.

And now the longer version: As many of you will likely remember, several weeks ago I held a poll on how the community should progress in lieu of the actions taken towards 3rd party apps, accessibility tools, and various moderator utilities by Reddit. As the deadline for the new API approached, despite Reddit's promises to the contrary various tools found themselves unable to function and shut down. However, Reddit did make some promises to improve certain features that were sticking points and when the deadline came and went without Joey, my primary app, shutting down I saw it as a glimmer of hope that this may eventually resolve. Given this hope I opted to wait and see before finishing setting up the transition to Lemmy.

Reddit swiftly set about correcting that conclusion. In the past few days, several moderators were forcibly removed from r/dndmemes, awards and coins were discontinued with no offers of reimbursement, and just today Joey's access to the API was terminated without warning in the midst of discussions with Reddit. Given these actions, I feel that Reddit has no honesty or good will left. While the merits of some of their changes are debatable, these recent changes are inexcusable. As such, I see nothing left for me on Reddit. With that in mind, I'm leaving for greener, less commercialized pastures and encourage you all to do the same.

I've chosen to put the community on lemmy.blahaj.zone as it's a friendly accepting queer community with a fair bit of traffic, thanks to r/196 relocating itself there. If you like LGBT reddit, I hope it'll feel like home. See you there.

Great campaign everyone, and I hope to see you again.
-u/VeryConsciousWater, Head Moderator.

2 Comments
2023/07/15
01:59 UTC

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IMPORTANT: Community vote and how we move forward

TL;DR We're voting on what should happen to the subreddit. Vote at https://www.rcv123.org/ballot/oQqhDu32Xtq1DzeqLJpXHP or via comment on this post ranking your choices.

Hello everyone, your subreddit dm here.

As many of you may know, r/lgbtdndmemes has been taking part of a protest against API changes made by Reddit. More information on that can be found on a previous post found here. In that post I stated that if Reddit seemed unlikely to back down, I would bring the subreddit back to restricted and make an announcement. Unfortunately, this is that announcement.

At this point, Reddit has begun to issue threats to moderators, demanding that they reopen their communities or be removed. This is more or less directly counter to the spirit of democracy and semi-independent communities that I have known Reddit for, and a step that indicates that Reddit has no interest in allowing this protest to continue. As a result I am beginning the process of leaving the platform and will be winding down my presence over the next few weeks.

With that in mind, I want to know what you want. I have no interest in staying on the platform, but I don't want the community to die unless that is the consensus. I see a few options going forward.

  1. Shut down the community. Bring the subreddit to restricted mode and leave quietly, likely with a memorial post to close things out.
  2. Migrate to Lemmy. This is the most developed of the Reddit alternatives and I think could house us comfortably, although some have raised issues with the developers and some find federation confusing.
  3. Migrate to Kbin. Less developed, but fairly similar to Lemmy and semi-compatible with it. This distances us from the concerns over Lemmy's developers but the less developed software may cause problems. Also federated.
  4. Migrate to Squabbles. This is arguably the least developed platform, but the simplest to grasp, as it is non-federated. It is closed source though, leaving us at the whims of a different set of site admins.
  5. Migrate to some other platform. Have a suggestion? Leave it in the comments, we are temporarily unrestricted to allow feedback on this post.

Voting will be available for roughly 48 hours at https://www.rcv123.org/ballot/oQqhDu32Xtq1DzeqLJpXHP. An external site is being used to minimize vote manipulation and to enable ranked voting. Please rank your preferences 1 to 5. If you do not wish to use a 3rd party link, you may rank your choices in the comments as well.

If you have any other feedback, please leave a comment.

Thank you all for being such a lovely community. I'll miss you all,

u/VeryConsciousWater, Head Moderator

9 Comments
2023/06/18
03:31 UTC

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A fitting meme before tomorrows blackout

2 Comments
2023/06/11
13:47 UTC

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r/lgbtdndmemes will be joining the June 12th blackout indefinitely

Hello r/lgbtdndmemes,

Your friendly subreddit DM here. I'm sorry that I'm not making an announcement on better terms, but I think it's important to get this down. To cut to the chase this subreddit will switch to private and become inaccessible from June 12th to a currently unknown end date in response to Reddit's API changes that will kill 3rd party apps. Most of you have probably seen other information about this on Reddit, but I wanted to make sure you all knew.

Wait, why? What's going on?

On May 31st Reddit announced drastic price increases to a development tool called the Application Programming Interface or API. Reddit's API is what allows all third party apps to exist from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to Bacon Reader, and these price increases are so extreme as to make these tools too expensive to run. Many users and moderators alike, myself included, rely on these apps for a variety of reasons such as functional accessibility tools, improved moderation functionality, and just generally having a functional app. Even if you do not rely on these third party apps, in the long term this is likely to impact tools like old.reddit and Reddit Enhancement Suite (RES) as well.

In response to this many subreddits, now including r/lgbtdndmemes will be shutting down in protest. Some will return after 2 days, on June 14th, while others will remain closed indefinitely.

For more information on the exact details of why this is all going down, I highly recommend the post from ELI5, as they explain it quite well. ELI5: Why Are Subreddits Going Dark

Is there anything I can do to help as a user?

  • Complain. Message the mods of /r/reddit.com, who are the admins of the site: message /u/reddit: submit a support request: comment in relevant threads on /r/reddit, such as this one, leave a negative review on their official iOS or Android app- and sign your username in support to this post.
  • Spread the word. Rabble-rouse on related subreddits. Meme it up, make it spicy. Bitch about it to your cat. Suggest anyone you know who moderates a subreddit join the coordinated mod effort at /r/ModCoord.
  • Boycott and spread the word...to Reddit's competition! Stay off Reddit entirely on June 12th through the 13th- instead, take to your favorite non-Reddit platform of choice and make some noise in support!
  • Don't be a jerk. As upsetting this may be, threats, profanity and vandalism will be worse than useless in getting people on our side. Please make every effort to be as restrained, polite, reasonable and law-abiding as possible.

Is there anything I can do to help as a moderator?

  • Join the coordinated effort over at /r/ModCoord
  • Make a sticky post showing your support, A template has been created here you can use or modify to your liking, and be sure to crosspost it to /r/ModCoord.

Why is r/lgbtdndmemes going down indefinitely instead of just to June 14th?

I use third party apps and tooling as my primary method for accessing reddit. With their shutdown, I will likely leave the platform, which would leave this subreddit without a moderator. If Reddit seems unlikely to back down I will likely bring the subreddit back to restricted and leave a final announcement. Thank you all for being a fantastic community and for what it's worth, I'm sorry it's come to this.

- u/VeryConsciousWater - Head Moderator

2 Comments
2023/06/09
04:26 UTC

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Fits my table pretty dang well

7 Comments
2023/06/08
15:02 UTC

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An open letter on API pricing and third party apps

0 Comments
2023/06/03
01:48 UTC

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Every time! Can't people just hug!!!

3 Comments
2023/05/11
20:49 UTC

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Aro/Ace Barbarian Part 9: Bunch of people discussed countering Loki's followers in mischief to get Loki out of hiding. Then he was defeated and my Barb had 4 out of 7 clown in the boxes toys with no use (3 were hidden in library). Welp, jokes on the guard who told him that. They got prank'd!

0 Comments
2023/05/08
22:28 UTC

249

They've fallen right into my trap...

1 Comment
2023/05/04
18:39 UTC

206

Pain

1 Comment
2023/05/02
18:08 UTC

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Actual still from Owl House. Guess they felt no one would be able to notice a 1 frame animation mistake.

4 Comments
2023/05/02
15:01 UTC

310

what females actually want to have

4 Comments
2023/04/24
21:20 UTC

273

Lich Goblin Basilisk Tiamat

12 Comments
2023/04/24
02:20 UTC

166

Owl House Finale: How to deal with toxic players.

12 Comments
2023/04/14
19:01 UTC

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TFW your genderqueer PC-turned-NPC has the Shadow Touched feat

2 Comments
2023/04/13
01:04 UTC

273

Gender is screwy so play D&D instead

5 Comments
2023/04/13
00:43 UTC

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genderfluid_irl

6 Comments
2023/04/04
13:54 UTC

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Today on "Get This MFer a WIFE Godsdamnit"

4 Comments
2023/04/03
14:38 UTC

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Aro/Ace Barbarian Part 8: Barbarian got into a quest to find out who was the woman in the hospital. She was found in the woods and he went there. Turns out she was attacked by a man with claws, according to a squirrel via Speak with Animals. Barb asked squirrel and bird for directions to man's shack

0 Comments
2023/04/02
15:09 UTC

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Aro/Ace Barbarian Part 7: Long story short, party went to Mechanus. Found the ingrediend for the cure, got into a fight with Primus (over a misunderstanding) and cut off his arms. One arm became a Longsword of Sharpness, which were given to Aro/Ace Barbarian. He will use it with honor and rage!

1 Comment
2023/03/18
00:33 UTC

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Inspector Lowbeer (Alexandra Billings) being an icon in Peripheral tv show.

1 Comment
2023/03/17
18:05 UTC

238

the life and struggles of being a lesbian noble....

7 Comments
2023/03/15
15:29 UTC

211

Roll to save against dysphoria

7 Comments
2023/03/15
11:17 UTC

317

Egg_IRL

4 Comments
2023/03/13
22:20 UTC

249

new pc just dropped!! <3

4 Comments
2023/03/01
14:17 UTC

208

That's one way to reinvent the concept of the Mermaids

9 Comments
2023/02/22
11:06 UTC

182

Outplayed

22 Comments
2023/02/20
18:45 UTC

258

Divine smite when ramming the prostate

5 Comments
2023/02/19
18:04 UTC

123

Last Episode of the Aroace FTM Bard, You Had Fatherly Wholesomeness! Now Get Ready For Fatherly Pain And Agony :)

2 Comments
2023/02/13
13:42 UTC

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