r/lotrmemes will answer the call and will be going dark on the 12th of June for 48hrs in protest of Reddit's worrying API changes.Mod Stuff(self.lotrmemes)
submitted2 days ago byFinestOldTobyHobbitstickied
Elen síla erin lû e-govaned vín.
On this day, we would like to discuss an urgent matter that affects both the moderators and users of this sub and the site as a whole.
As you may be aware, the recent announcement made by Reddit regarding their APIs have raised significant concerns within the Reddit community.
Starting on 1st of July, Reddit has unilaterally decided to impose exorbitant charges on third-party app developers(Relay, Reddit is Fun, Apollo, Baconreader, Narwhal etc.) for utilizing their API. This decision has far-reaching consequences that not only hinder app developers but also affect the experience of moderators and users alike. The poor accessibility of Reddit's official app has made it difficult for us to fulfill our responsibilities as moderators efficiently, and it has also left many users dissatisfied with their browsing experience.
In response to this situation, the moderators of r/lotrmemes have answered the call and joined an alliance of other subreddit communities and their respective mod teams in a coordinated blackout, starting on the 12th of June. The blackout will last for 48 hours.
During this blackout period, the subreddit will be set to private and thus be unaccessible to our users. We understand that this may cause some inconvenience to our users and for that, we apologise, but this short term, temporary inconvenience is in response to long term, far reaching changes that are being made by Reddit.
In the meantime, we encourage you to voice your own concern about the API changes to Reddit.
There are a few ways you can express your concerns:
- [Email](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) Reddit or create a support ticket to communicate your opposition to their proposed modifications.
- Share your thoughts on other social media platforms, spreading awareness about the issue.
- Show your support by participating in the Reddit boycott for 48 hours, starting on June 12th.
Let this be the hour, where we go dark together!
Meneg suilad Mellyn.
1 day ago
1 day ago
This subreddit you're currently on? It's run by volunteers who put their own time and effort into maintaining it. Right now, trying to moderate a sub like this one effectively using the reddit app is impossible. Old.reddit and 3rd party apps have been the best way for us to moderate properly. Forcing mods and user to only interact with reddit throught a "corporate approved" way is troubling.
This protest is a community driven as reddit is also community driven. The protest is also against the general direction Reddit is heading.
I'm sure there will be many users here now who remember Digg and it's downfall. Digg was community driven and went through redesign after redesign and with each redesign, Digg lessened the emphasis on community contribution and the users found it less accessible and friendly and so everyone had had enough and left for Reddit.
Reddit promised to be the opposite of Digg, but lately with other changes and now this one, they seem to be reneging on that promise.