Old reddit still works, but trends don’t look good.

Sadly the death is near.

  • @[email protected]
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    1 month ago

    Turn on “request desktop site” and that goes away. It’s strictly for mobile users to force more data mining.

    That said. Just stop using that fucking shithole, please

    • @alsu2laundaOP
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      461 month ago

      Some of the valuable discussions are present there in old threads,

      I ended up there from purely organic search results.

      • Otter
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        311 month ago

        I still pop onto Reddit for the same reasons. There’s no point in limiting your ability to work and learn by avoiding Reddit links altogether. Especially if you’re trying to make the internet a better place here, knowledge is helpful

        As for the mobile Reddit popups, I added a few ublock origin filters that seem to be helping. See this other post

        https://lemmy.ca/post/10958482

      • @mysoulishome
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        201 month ago

        Absolutely. Often there are no fucking useful search results on Google at all besides Reddit threads…

      • Veraxus
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        01 month ago

        If you use Kagi you can block the entire site and let better results float up.

      • @blackbelt352
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        01 month ago

        Reddit has always been one of the most useful sources of information for a very long time. Hell the only sources I could get information for troubleshooting the PC upgrades I’m going through are from Reddit.

        And that’s basically all Reddit is for me now, the end result of a Google search looking for specific information.

    • NoIWontPickAName
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      Create another bastion of knowledge and people will.

      Spez won, we lost, learn to accept the things you cannot change

            • NoIWontPickAName
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              11 month ago

              I doubt that there is much money in a social media started by communists.

              He destroyed your head, after that the only goal could possibly be to keep him from making money from doing so.

              Like it or not he won.

              It’s like 9/11, by every measurable objective the terrorists won.

              It sucks to admit but why lie

              • @[email protected]
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                11 month ago

                We also won, for we have gained a new profit-free open source platform that’s currently growing to become the reddit we always wanted.

  • @FrostKing
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    71 month ago

    If you’re using Ublock Origin, you can use their “element zapper” to get rid of it. Also, it took me a minute to figure out, to exit “element zapper” mode on a phone, swipe right twice

  • @NateNate60
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    41 month ago

    If you really want to use Reddit, download an old copy of a third-party app (Boost still works) and patch it with ReVanced.

    This does not work on iOS due to platform limitations

    • @IamAnonymous
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      21 month ago
      • works on iOS if you sideload or jailbreak. I used a patched Apollo app for a few weeks.
    • @[email protected]
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      11 month ago

      Sync works too! This is what I do. Unfortunately it’s only a matter of time before reddit/imgur/some other site changes something and the app breaks, but for now the old reddit apps still seem to all be working okay.

  • AwkwardLookMonkeyPuppet
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    21 month ago

    Sadly the death is nowhere near. 95% of people will just download the app, which is why these types of walls work.

  • @AmosBurton
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    21 month ago

    When I get this shit, I go to old.reddit… and it works.

  • Mr. Satan
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    11 month ago

    I still use Boost, when I need something from Reddit. The only workaround I needed was to make a private subreddit.