Dear Subreddit Community,
We hope this message finds you well. We, the moderators of this subreddit, are writing to inform you about an important decision we have made regarding the upcoming changes to the Reddit API. As a demonstration of solidarity and protest, this subreddit will be going dark for a period of 48 hours, starting from 12 June.
The Reddit API plays a crucial role in enabling us to provide a seamless and enriched experience for our community members. However, recent changes to the API by Reddit administration have raised concerns among many subreddit communities, including ours. These changes have the potential to significantly impact the functionality and accessibility of our subreddit.
In order to express our discontent with these modifications and draw attention to the issues at hand, we have decided to join the wider Reddit community in a unified blackout. This collective action is aimed at conveying a strong message to the Reddit administration about the importance of involving the user base in decisions that directly affect us.
During the 48-hour blackout period, our subreddit will be set to private, effectively limiting access to the general public. Only approved members will be able to view and engage with the content during this time. We understand that this may cause temporary inconvenience to some of you, and we sincerely apologize for any disruption caused. However, we believe that this temporary measure is necessary to demonstrate our commitment to protecting the interests of our community.
While the subreddit is dark, we encourage you to participate in discussions on other platforms, engage with other subreddits, or join the wider Reddit community in expressing your concerns about the API changes. This blackout serves as a collective effort to raise awareness and initiate a constructive dialogue with the Reddit administration regarding the potential ramifications of these modifications.
We would like to emphasize that this blackout is not intended to be a permanent cessation of our activities on this subreddit. It is a temporary measure to highlight the importance of community involvement and to safeguard the future of our subreddit.
We will be closely monitoring the developments surrounding the Reddit API changes during the blackout period and will keep you updated on any progress or potential resolutions that arise. Once the blackout is over, we will resume normal operations on this subreddit and continue providing a vibrant platform for our community to connect, share, and discuss.
Thank you for your understanding, support, and patience during this time of protest. We believe that our collective voice can bring about positive change, and we look forward to standing together with you as we navigate these challenges.
[Funnymemes MOD TEAM]