@qoheniac
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129M

In the last years nearly every new feature just made Reddit worst.

@AgreeableLandscape
admin
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89M

Just wait until they remove the option to disable it and give some corporate speak excuse that they’re reducing confusion for users.

Travis Skaalgard
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69M

That’s how it always goes with all proprietary software. “Why are you complaining, you can turn it off!” quickly becomes “We got rid of that option because ‘nobody’ used it! Get used to it!” I saw this pattern in so many places over the late 2000s and 2010s that it turned a die-hard Windows user (me) into a FOSShead.

@TheAnonymouseJoker
mod
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69M

I posted this news on my subreddit with instructions on how to disable it.

@haych
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49M

I was wondering what the hell that was! Turning that off straight away.

samuraikid
banned
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49M

fuck the monopolis

@rish
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39M

And they somehow figured out how to update the old design too. They couldn’t add any useful feature because of the legacy code but this goes live everywhere at once.

@kevincox
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19M

And of course this can’t be disabled in the old design even though it is active there.

@PureTryOut
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119M

It can actually, it’s under privacy settings in preferences. I’m not trying to justify this feature btw.

@kevincox
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39M

Ah you are right! I missed it and my searches didn’t have the right keywords.

@fatboy
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@AgreeableLandscape
admin
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119M

Friendship ended with Reddit. Now Lemmy is my best friend.

@k_o_t
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admin
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@someone
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Dessalines
admin
creator
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199M

It’s a privacy violation to turn this on by default, especially opens up people to stalking and harrassment.

@someone
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Dessalines
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creator
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The vast majority of people don’t know about or use RSS, they use new reddit, and the indicator shows up to your name and comment when you’re online now. So this is going to encourage ppl to harass others because they can see that they’re online.

@someone
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Help me understand, what are your reasons for having an online indicator?

@someone
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Ah it’s you again with the worst take possible

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