• Aer
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    1249 months ago

    Of course they aren’t going back. We saw how arrogant spez was. There was no doubt in my mind he is just going to rely on the fact that most people are rarely committed enough to do anything.

    My expectation… Some will stay with the fediverse. Others will see the blackout as a “we did everything we could” and then go back, business as usual.

    I for sure will not be back. I like RIF and it is the only way I browse. With RIF gone so too am I.

    • 0485OP
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      659 months ago

      I’m team Apollo. When Apollo goes I’ll go.

      It’s Lemmy for me from now on!

      It’s been a good 10 years with Reddit but it’s time to be the bigger person and step away from toxicity.

      • @heimur
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        589 months ago

        I feel so bad for Christian. He’s been an absolute role model in handling this—calm demeanor, transparent communication and willingness to compromise (which Reddit obviously doesn’t have).

        He’s put so much work into Apollo and stayed composed so far during the shutdown process. What scares me for him is the risk of refunds now: whoever subscribed to a premium tier can have the purchase refunded since he won’t be able to provide the service. I hope not too many will go the refund route.

        • @akeraio
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          249 months ago

          A lot of people claim that they bought the premium tier even after the announcement in API changes to support him, despite 3P apps shutting down in 3 weeks. I feel like most users will be supportive and not refund, myself included (Sync pro)

        • 0485OP
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          159 months ago

          I second that. Poor Christian. What an absolute chad!

    • @mcpheeandme
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      379 months ago

      I think you’re probably right. I might even go back because /r/stopdrinking is sort of a lifeline for me, and I just don’t see another viable alternative.

      But I’m hoping to replace the majority of my reddit use with the fediverse.

      • Aer
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        209 months ago

        Perfectly valid reason to do so, everyone needs a place to recover. Those who need reddit as a lifeline shouldn’t lose that. Be well friend!

      • @Ozma_of_Oz
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        149 months ago

        I relate to this, I am in a number of support groups on Reddit. I ended up just making the knitting community here because I didn’t know what I was doing and now I’m a mod. I really want to set up a c/stopdrinking community here but that’s a mod role I am not willing to take on.

        • @mcpheeandme
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          19 months ago

          I so wish there were one here, but yeah, I don’t have the time or experience to make mod something like that.

      • @Sunforged
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        79 months ago

        I think there is a huge difference from going to a specific sub that doesn’t have equivalents and just browsing aimlessly. The aimlessly browsing is where they get the real juicy user data on what people engage with.

        Fuck em.

        • @mcpheeandme
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          29 months ago

          I agree with you. I’m OK with keeping one foot in reddit just for that sub, but it would feel wrong to use the wider site.

    • @lhx
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      38 months ago

      This is me. If I can’t use Apollo or Narehal, Reddit is dead to me except when web search sends me to a Reddit thread.