Today I checked the pmos sub and was quite surprised it was closed. And for what reason? API change is ancient history.

Clearly, the protest amounted to nothing and frankly once I figured out that reddit api change wasn’t about preventing foss apps, but about squeezing paid apps out of the market, I didn’t care about it at all.

What’s important for any project is the community, and reddit is simply the only place where such community can grow. So why not open it back up?

    • @grendel@lemmy.worldOP
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      -125 months ago

      as far as I know, redreader which is a foss app, wasn’t affected by reddit’s fees/api change

      • @breadsmasher@lemmy.world
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        65 months ago

        Redreader was given a specific exemption. So thats specific to a couple apps and not a general rule

        In response to user outcry, Reddit introduced exemptions for developers of “non-commercial apps that address accessibility needs.” Rathschmidt confirmed that two apps, Dystopia and RedReader, have received exemptions, and the company is in talks with “a number of developers focused on accessibility.”

        https://www.theverge.com/2023/6/13/23759761/reddit-disability-accessibility-blackout-api-blind

        • @grendel@lemmy.worldOP
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          -115 months ago

          Okay, I was not 100% accurate on that, maybe even completely wrong, but that’s beside the point. The point is, protest amounted to nothing, and I do not think that it is beneficial for potential community growth to have the subreddit dead.

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            I agree with you, though an argument can be made that might make (some) users look for alternative communities like the one here in Lemmy… but it might backfire also.

            People want choice, yes, but after having chosen they do not like to change.

            Personally I don’t mind change when it is for the better, but as much as it pains me I’ve been thinking about the communities I haven’t visited in Reddit. Don’t get me wrong, Reddit is still a shithole but there are strong communities there for specific subjects that should not be abandoned or destroyed, we need to lure them to move out of Reddit.

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              we need to lure them to move out of Reddit

              I really don’t think it’s possible. Reddit’s strength is that basically everyone is already on reddit. If someone has an odd question about specific topic, they can pretty much instantly find a community and solve their issue. I guess you can lure the core of the community: regulars and contributors, but when people like me have some minor interest in something, it’s highly unlikely they’ll go out of their way to register somewhere else to ask a question.

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                  -15 months ago

                  I’m looking at the stats of this community and I gotta say 3 users / day, 38 users / 6 months is negligible even compared to small community on reddit. I don’t really think it would split anything.

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    127 days ago

    I for one ditched Reddit long ago and am never going back. Not for any project. If they want to have a sub reddit then fine but they better have FOSS options ike Lemmy as well.

    • @grendel@lemmy.worldOP
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      12 months ago

      You just replied to a two-month old post. What a booming community! Clearly, leaving reddit vitalized it so much.