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Recently on Reddit there are memes after memes on election. Specifically, rather pro-Israel "No vote for Biden is vote for Trump!" If you open, you see a bunch of same-minded people complaining about anti-Bibi protestors.

It's so everywhere I can't see Reddit without seeing such posts.

I can like threadiverse better just for this. I don't have to see the same tiring meme everywhere thanks to having no political campaigning and no forced promotion of posts into my feed.

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It now redirects you to the new site login page. There's no way to sign up with out an email anymore(?) It was only possible on the old site.

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this user seems to be a mix of a chatgpt bot and a real person. Notice how soo many of their posts are these long overly formal\affectionate replies with a link to specific products. The products are amazon links (probably referal links) and all the amazon links are hidden behind a redirect by using tastechocolate.co.uk with a specific link page per product so they don't get hidden by the auto mod. I'm guessing tastechocolate.co.uk is owned by the bot farm\user? A lot of the links are also to zoopy.com via zoopy.link which are probably also owned by the bot farm\user to generate ad revenue and affiliate\referral money.

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So, I deleted everything I'd posted to Reddit almost a year ago now and have been over here in federated space since.

But I do occasionally read threads over there when they are posted over here, just to see what a larger number of commenters are saying on specific topics (or just to remind myself on how disturbing a lot of the Reddit community has gotten over time).

Anyways, to the point. I saw this thread on /r/news had been removed for violating the politics rule: https://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/1c7fhna/us_stops_un_from_recognizing_a_palestinian_state/

I decided to send the following message to the /r/news mod team with the Message the Mods button:

"Why was this thread labeled as politics and removed? Thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/1c7fhna/us_stops_un_from_recognizing_a_palestinian_state/

Meanwhile, there are multiple threads about Trump, threads about Palestinian protests, and a thread about Florida allowing chaplains in schools.

What exactly is the definition of politics that the mod team is using to claim the former is disallowed due to politics, but not many of the other front page political topic threads?

For that matter, why does a US action in the UN count as overly political in the first place?"

Not sure what I expected, but then a few minutes ago:

"You have been temporarily muted from r/news. You will not be able to message the moderators of r/news for 28 days."

So yeah. Was my message out of line? Aggressive in some manner? I wasn't trying to troll or anything like that.

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**The purpose of this post is not to endorse the use of Reddit (), but rather to inform users of a privacy-friendly approach in case they need to utilize the platform.**

Redlib is a private front-end like Invidious but for Reddit.

  • ๐Ÿš€ Fast: written in Rust for blazing-fast speeds and memory safety
  • โ˜๏ธ Light: no JavaScript, no ads, no tracking, no bloat
  • ๐Ÿ•ต Private: all requests are proxied through the server, including media
  • ๐Ÿ”’ Secure: strong Content Security Policy prevents browser requests to Reddit
  • Self-hostable

Redlib currently implements most of Reddit's (signed-out) functionalities but still lacks a few features.

Redlib Instances

(If a particular instance doesn't work, try others to see if they work)

URL Network Version Location Behind Cloudflare? Comment
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For information on instance uptime, see the Uptime Robot status page.

Comparison

This section outlines how Redlib compares to Reddit in terms of speed and privacy.

Speed

Last tested on January 12, 2024.

Results from Google PageSpeed Insights (Redlib Report, Reddit Report).

Performance metric Redlib Reddit
Speed Index 0.6s 1.9s
Performance Score 100% 64%
Time to Interactive 2.8s 12.4s

Privacy

Reddit

Logging: According to Reddit's privacy policy, they "may [automatically] log information" including:

  • IP address
  • User-agent string
  • Browser type
  • Operating system
  • Referral URLs
  • Device information (e.g., device IDs)
  • Device settings
  • Pages visited
  • Links clicked
  • The requested URL
  • Search terms

Location: The same privacy policy goes on to describe that location data may be collected through the use of:

  • GPS (consensual)
  • Bluetooth (consensual)
  • Content associated with a location (consensual)
  • Your IP Address

Cookies: Reddit's cookie notice documents the array of cookies used by Reddit including/regarding:

  • Authentication
  • Functionality
  • Analytics and Performance
  • Advertising
  • Third-Party Cookies
  • Third-Party Site

Redlib

Server

  • Logging: In production (when running the binary, hosting with docker, or using the official instances), Redlib logs nothing. When debugging (running from source without --release), Redlib logs post IDs fetched to aid with troubleshooting.

  • Cookies: Redlib uses optional cookies to store any configured settings in the settings menu. These are not cross-site cookies and the cookies hold no personal data.

Settings and subscriptions are saved in browser cookies. Clearing your cookies will reset them. You can restore your current settings and subscriptions after clearing your cookies using the link given in the settings menu.

[TIP] ๐Ÿ”— Want to automatically redirect Reddit links to Redlib? Use LibRedirect or Privacy Redirect!

Note: The above text presents an abridged and modified version of information found in the developer's documentation. Some context has been removed or altered for brevity. For the full and unmodified documentation, please see the original source.

Additional Information on Frontends from Privacy Guides

Sometimes services will try to force you to sign up for an account by blocking access to content with annoying popups. They might also break without JavaScript enabled. Frontends can allow you to get around these restrictions.

If you choose to self-host these frontends, it is important that you have other people using your instance as well in order for you to blend in. You should be careful with where and how you are hosting, as other peoples' usage will be linked to your hosting.

When you are using an instance run by someone else, make sure to read the privacy policy of that specific instance. They can be modified by their owners and therefore may not reflect the default policy. Some instances have Tor .onion addresses which may grant some privacy as long as your search queries don't contain PII.

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The Reddits | Y Combinator (www.ycombinator.com)
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Tldr

Reddit was one of the reasons Y Combinator was started. This post tells the story of how the site came to be. Despite being rejected in the first round for their food delivery app idea, Reddit's founders were offered funding after agreeing to work on a project that would eventually become Reddit. The project was launched on a quick schedule. It had a core set of real users after just a few weeks. Reddit is now a fundamentally useful tool that seems almost unkillable.

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What are your thoughts on it?

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Here's the interesting part:

The wild card here is that these stock purchasers, who will pay the IPO price for their shares, won't be bound by "lock-up agreements" that require company officers and employees to hold their shares for a fixed period of time -- potentially as long as six months. That means Redditors and moderators will be able to sell their shares immediately if they wish.

While it's not clear from the perspective just how many of those 1.76 million shares will end up in the hands of Reddit users, the number is likely large enough for those users to exert meaningful pressure on Reddit's share price. The main concern is that a surge of demand for shares that aren't locked up could create a sudden run-up in the share price, followed by an equally sharp decline once the initial excitement wears off and short-sellers -- investors who effectively place bets that a stock will decline -- begin to gather.

I found this statement amusing:

"Mishandling this process could result in (Reddit) alienating their most ardent supporters, potentially turning them into critics," warned Deiya Pernas, co-founder of Pernas Research.

(Is he not aware of what already happened back in June?)

Internet Archive version here

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Ahead of its IPO, Reddit announced a set of tools for businesses that want to be more active on the platform โ€” including the ability to see which subreddits are mentioning a brand. For businesses, Reddit says itโ€™s a way to โ€œestablish and grow a meaningful organic presence on Reddit.โ€ In other words: the brands are coming.

https://www.redditinc.com/blog/introducing-the-new-toolkit-for-business-growth-reddit-pro-is-here

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Reddit Inc.'s stock-trading enthusiasts made it a household name by backing companies that Wall Street wouldn't. For Reddit's own initial public offering, a group of them are about to flip the script.

In the days after the social-media company filed for an IPO, thousands of members of the WallStreetBets forum โ€” which boasts around 15 million users and helped popularize meme stocks like GameStop Corp. โ€” voted to boost a forum post about shorting the company, a sharp reversal of their typically bullish ways. Their avowed reasons varied from the company's lack of profitability to competitive concerns, and mostly centered on spite.

(paywalled on Bloomberg website)

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"I didnโ€™t notice a single new or low-post-count forum"

"There Appears to Be No Benefit if a Forum is Hosted on a Subdomain or Which Software It Uses"

The author lists many reasons why reddit should not be at the top of search results. I listed even more reasons here: Reddit is dangerous. The admins are out of control. Humanity needs a viable alternative.

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Any pointers on how to report them?

As requested, I'm posting the full text of the email into this post body. I hope it's screen reader friendly:

u/USERNAME,

tl;dr โ€“ youโ€™re invited to a special program that lets redditors purchase stock at the same price as institutional investors when we IPO. Details about eligibility and next steps follow. This (long, dense) email has all the info we can provide due to legal restrictions.

As you may have heard, Reddit has taken steps toward becoming a publicly traded company with the initial public filing of our registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on February 22, 2024. Yes, itโ€™s happening.

And because you have helped make Reddit what it is today, you now have the opportunity to become Reddit owners at the same price as institutional investors.

Weโ€™re offering a Directed Share Program (โ€œDSPโ€) that invites eligible users and moderators who have contributed to Reddit to participate in our initial public offering (โ€œIPOโ€). (Including you!) Program Requirements While being selected to pre-register is the first step, there are certain legal and regulatory requirements to participate in the DSP that are outside of Redditโ€™s control. Bear with us hereโ€ฆ

To be eligible for the DSP, you must: โ€ข Be a current U.S. resident; o You will be asked to provide the DSP Administrator a valid social security or permanent resident number, along with other personal information. Reddit will not have access to this data. o Please note that U.S. residents using a VPN may face application limitations if the VPN locates them in certain non-U.S. jurisdictions. โ€ข Be at least 18 years old; โ€ข Provide your full legal name and an email address; โ€ข Not be a current or former Reddit employee (FTE). When the DSP launches (a few weeks after pre-registration ends), individuals who have been confirmed for the program will be contacted by our external DSP Administrator. You will then be asked to provide additional information securely to the DSP Administrator to confirm your eligibility. How to pre-register The number of people who can participate in the DSP is limited; we will offer this opportunity to as many redditors as we are able to accommodate. If capacity is reached before the deadline, you will be added to the waitlist. Based on demand, we may also limit the number of shares available.

If you are interested in being part of Redditโ€™s DSP, please go to https://reddit.com/dsp on desktop to complete the pre-registration form. If you are one of the confirmed participants, we will follow up with an email with more details in the coming weeks. You can also refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Due to regulatory restrictions (yeahโ€ฆ we knowโ€ฆ) we are not able to respond to further inquiries or questions.

Pre-registering does not guarantee that you will be invited or able to participate in the DSP; it also does not obligate you to purchase shares.

As with any investment opportunity, you should make an individual decision based on your own personal circumstances and risk tolerance. Therefore, we urge you to review the preliminary prospectus, when available, before deciding whether to invest in Reddit.

The deadline for pre-registering for the DSP is March 5, 2024. If capacity is reached before the deadline, you will be added to the waitlist. What happens next? While there wonโ€™t be a confirmation email immediately after you pre-register, everyone who pre-registers will receive an email in the coming weeks from โ€œ[email protected]โ€, telling them whether they can proceed with the next steps for the DSP.

This is an automated message (beep, boop, beep) and does not receive replies. Please refer to the FAQ for more information. Per our lawyercats, we are not able to respond to further inquiries or questions. Prospectus and Important Disclosures The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. When available, a copy of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from: Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, New York, New York 10014, or email: [email protected]; Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316, or email: [email protected]; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention:c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, telephone: 1-866-803-9204, or email: [email protected]; and BofA Securities, Inc., NC1-022-02-25, 201 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28255-0001, Attention: Prospectus Department, telephone: 1-800-294-1322, or email: [email protected].

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This notification shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

No offer to buy the securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received until the registration statement has become effective, and any such offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time prior to the notice of its acceptance given after the effective date. An indication of interest in response to this notification will involve no obligation or commitment of any kind.

You are receiving this email because a Reddit account, USERNAME, is registered to this email address. 548 Market St., #16093, San Francisco, CA 94104โ€“5401

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Reddit kind of anticipates this critique in its investor docs, and argues that it didn't really start operating as a serious business until 2018 when it finally started "meaningful monetization efforts" โ€” that is, trying to make money for real.

But that's still six years ago. What has Reddit been doing since then?

One big, obvious answer: It has been hiring a lot of engineers and spending a lot of money on their salaries...

...What am I missing? I asked Reddit comms for comment but they declined, citing the company's quiet period before the IPO.

Internet Archive capture

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