Dear User,

We will soon begin rolling out changes to Reddit’s User settings. It is getting a refresh that includes changes to ad personalization, privacy preferences, and location settings.

As part of these changes, we are retiring a setting that you have previously turned on that limited how we used your activity from the Reddit platform to personalize ads. We have replaced the setting with a new option to select categories of ads that you may not wish to see.

More details are available in our announcement and help center.

These changes are rolling out starting today and you may see the changes over the next few days.

Users will be tracked with no opt out. Posts may be monetized, which will make content even worse No refund or any type of usable credit for users that spent hundreds on Reddit coins The entire vibe has done a 180° since all these new “positive changes” are rolled out.

  • ILikeBoobies@lemmy.ca
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    10 months ago

    I don’t think this will move the needle at all

    Reddit mods had a chance to migrate but decided to sit and wait thinking they could change Reddit

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      10 months ago

      It’s not about the needle, it’s about how Reddit acts during its death throes.

      Reddit can’t make money unless they monetize every user in every way possible, including selling their personal data if they have it. The API garbage was an attempt to monetize users in ways even their own app doesn’t, and also an admission that advertising isn’t paying the bills, or they would have just started advertising through the API.

      So now we’re seeing how Reddit behaves once they realize that charging for API access doesn’t work. They will sell everyone and everything until they shut down.

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      10 months ago

      Reddit mods

      I know tons of mods that left reddit and are on lemmy instances now. Had a chance to migrate? what does that even fucking mean, we can’t bring subreddits over. we can’t hold a gun to the subreddit population and say “goto lemmy now” and most of us were locked out by reddit for shuttering our subreddits anyway, and replaced with scabs.

      Explain yourself for this shit take.

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        10 months ago

        When the big subs had their vacations they had to put their lemmy instance (or other place of migration) on the page

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          10 months ago

          most of us were locked out by reddit for shuttering our subreddits anyway, and replaced with scabs.

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                10 months ago

                It’s the fault of mods who tried shutting down subs instead of moving people

                Anyone with a brain would know shutting down a sub would just see them being replaced so the ones doing that were just providing scapegoat outrage to keep people on Reddit

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      10 months ago

      Nah, they just don’t want to lose their god given right (and status) to be volunteer mods of reddits.