Curious, if you were/are a Reddit user, will you be leaving the platform for good or have you already? CEO has called unpaid moderators' concerns "noise", that will be "passing soon."

There's a lot of noise with this one. Among the noisiest we've seen. Please know that our teams are on it, and like all blowups on Reddit, this one will pass as well. The most important things we can do right now are stay focused, adapt to challenges, and keep moving forward. We absolutely must ship what we said we would.


This was a few days back, but I think it's important to bring up for the moment. This is just completely convincing me that those running Reddit are entirely out of touch with their moderators and the well-being of their users. Does this make you want to leave or just rub you the wrong way? Have you already left for good or are you still open to using the platform now that more subreddits are reopening?

I've personally deleted the Reddit related apps off my phone and replaced them with the webapp for Kbin for now by adding the site to my home screen, until an app is developed and released.

onceuponaban avatar

/r/place is expected to come back on the 23rd of June, which is Reddit's 18th anniversary.

You'll note that this is also conveniently a week before the API changes go into effect, so I'm planning to, as spez would put it, make some more noise by putting a message right on the middle of the canvas highlighting their bad decision. Time will tell if I'm successful in this endeavor. So far, I have dragged a couple of hundred people and some change into this mess of a plan and The Swarm is going to be backing us up as well, in the manner you'd expect from the group behind the appearance of the black void in the previous iterations of /r/place.

Afterward, I'm torching my account.

artillect avatar

I can try to get the green lattice in on that too, we've gotta make some noise if r/place comes back


Are you guys talking about gangs? Because it sounds like you're talking about gangs... 'The Green Lattice'

artillect avatar

Hahaha I wish we were that cool, the Green Lattice is just a community that formed in r/place in 2017. We build a green and black grid pattern, hence "Green Lattice".

The Swarm (or as it's more commonly known, The Void) exists pretty much solely to destroy stuff, their goal is to cover everything in black.


There are subreddits that that my girlfriend and I commiserate over, so I'm not totally pulling the plug yet. But I'm all aboard the digital anarchism train and here for the Fediverse.

I've been using Mastodon for a year now. PixelFed for nearly as long. I have a self-hosted Calckey site. If I made videos I'd absolutely post them to PeerTube.

This is what the internet was supposed to be, before it got captured by corporate interests. It's time for it to come back to itself.

east avatar

Well put, regarding the capture by corporate interests and the return. I couldn't really put my finger on why I had been feeling like the fediverse is as exciting and interesting as the early internet I experienced growing up, but I think that is at least a large part of why that is.


Yea, I'm done. I deleted my 11 y/o main after the Apollo/RIF announcements, and my "main" account after that absolute dumpster fire of an AMA. Honestly, even if they do revert the changes, I'm not going back.


I didn't have an account that was very old (about 1.5 years), but I've been on reddit for over 10 years, close to 15 I'd think. Anyway, all that is to say, fuck spez lol


I lurked on Reddit a few years before i joined. Ended up staying 8.5 years.

I've seen Reddit go thru changes, some for the better, others not so much. But this latest change was the one that noped me out.

I love kbin. Still in it's infancy and I absolutely love it, hiccups and all.


Kbin is great. Considering how young it is, it's got a lot going for it.


I'm out. I haven't left for good yet. The time I spend there now is to tell other people about kbin and similar sites. But Kbin is now my main site, and I won't use reddit for anything other than to move more people here.

east avatar

That's a great idea actually. Nice approach on the matter and thanks for spreading the word. I may keep my account just to do the same on desktop. I really don't want anything reddit related on my phone anymore though. With them forcing the use of their own app and pretty much making their mobile site unusable I'd just have to stick to desktop with ublock origin.

FarceMultiplier, avatar

I abandoned the sub I moderated for years, and left almost completely. I haven’t deleted my account, but I did export all my data. Deletion is likely coming.


@east Just created my account here. I'm keeping my reddit account open until Apollo shuts down, deleting everything and then not looking back.

east avatar

Welcome! That's cool, hope you find some communities here that you find engaging. As for deleting my account and all the rest, I'll probably do the same very soon.

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Yeah, I'm done with it. It's crossed the threshold into "generic corporate social media site" at this point, so there's no reason for me to stick around there.


I deleted my reddit account about 3 minutes after making this one. I have zero regrets, but the only thing i truly miss is the Tasker subreddit, I used to help out users there to figure out issues when i could. I have RedReader downloaded to view that sub once in a while, but I will no longer contribute to Reddit.


I'm leaving for good. I actually like kbin more, even with all the hiccups of a growing platform it's significantly more fun than Reddit has been for a while.

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The more Spez talks, the more likely I become not to return.
At some point, you would think he’d realise that the hole was deep enough.

decavolt avatar

I'll be nuking my 11 yr old account soon. I've submitted the request for my data, and once I have a copy the account is getting deleted. I won't be going back.

Otome-chan avatar

I joined kbin and I'll be using kbin for the forseeable future. and as a result my reddit usage has dropped. though I don't plan on leaving reddit entirely just yet. we'll see how things go though.

deaconblue avatar

There's a lot of noise with this one. Among the noisiest we've seen. Remind you of anyone? It's gonna be great! It'll be the greatest you've ever seen.

ryanspeck, (edited )
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I'm trying not to go back. I deleted Reddit off my phone and am avoiding opening it on my computer. But, at the same time, there's not a lot to look at on here, currently. It's a little underwhelming in its current state, but at least reminds me of the level of conversation we used to have 20 years ago on the internet.

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Yeah I'm effectively off of there. I will still be looking at some of the tech related subs as they are relevant to my career, and there's also a lot of really good info buried in some of those subs. Hopefully people are scraping them - I may do so myself when/if they come back up, before the API armageddon hits.

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