Just in case Reddit needed to make it more obvious where their priorities lie.

  • @sramder
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    351 month ago

    Sad Pattern? This seems less dark and more pathetic…

          • Victor
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            226 days ago

            CONGRATULATIONS {player1}, YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE QUEST.

    • Altima NEO
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      81 month ago

      Right? Like wtf? Thats the whole reason I stopped going to reddit.

      • pacoboyd
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        1 month ago

        What’s the other choice these days?

        Edit: Did some research, sounds like a few apps got API exceptions because they are consider accessibility apps. Am currently test driving RedReader. It’s not bad and so far ad free.

          • pacoboyd
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            21 month ago

            Unfortunately there are some communities (especially gaming ones) that just don’t have a Lemmy equivently or don’t have enough critical mass to be useful. I would say Lemmy is a great addition, but not a drop in replacement.

            • @cmbabul
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              11 month ago

              As soon as there’s an NFL and CFB equivalent on Lemmy I will have zero use for Reddit, I still check those for news and during the season but deleted my account last June

        • Resol van Lemmy
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          11 month ago

          Browsing the Reddit website completely anonymously

        • @AWittyUsername
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          11 month ago

          If you really must then firefox mobile with adblocking

        • @[email protected]
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          11 month ago

          There’s always web, viewed via the old domain. I view most apps as websites with user agency removed.

  • @[email protected]
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    There’s also no longer any button on the mobile web client. Your options are to upvote, downvote, or click on the three dots to expand every other option, including reply, all at once.

    • @KISSmyOSFeddit
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      181 month ago

      You don’t need to reply anymore, the bots do that for you.
      Just relax and enjoy the ads content.

  • AwkwardLookMonkeyPuppet
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    111 month ago

    What’s crazy is that they think they’re being sneaky with these sorts of changes

    What’s even crazier is that these sorts of changes actually work

  • CMLVI
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    61 month ago

    Idk if I’d consider that nefarious moreso than just “we added a button and want to keep reply right of the options dropdown”.

    The addition of the awards button so prominently is easily deemed shitty tho lol

    • @FangedWyvern42OP
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      101 month ago

      Muscle memory. It’s literally in the exact spot reply used to be, and they made reply smaller so it’s harder to press.

      • CMLVI
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        31 month ago

        Was the reply button the biggest previously? I never installed the official app so I don’t know how it was previously set up

      • CMLVI
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        11 month ago

        You’re right. It makes a difference that they moved it one spot to the left vs one spot to the right. If they had kept it second from the left, there would be no one upset about it.

        Except the headline would likely be “they moved the dropdown button to put the award button in its place”.

        I’m not arguing that they added it in the first place. But given that there is an award button, where is the acceptable place to put it on the UI?

        • AwkwardLookMonkeyPuppet
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          The point is that they put the award button where people’s muscle memory is trained to tap when they want to respond. Not about where they moved the respond button to. They knew exactly what they were doing.

          • CMLVI
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            11 month ago

            Kinda par for the course for Reddit. There was like a whole thing a while back about how they were monetizing the site, selling off data, etc. Anyone who stayed should expect this and more.

            Would also be crazy if they allowed 3rd party apps that let you change how you interacted with comments. I think I had one that was swipe reply, so I didn’t have to tap anything at all. Whatcha get staying in a clearly money hungry platform I guess lol.

            That might be my disconnect with the UI change, cause I wasn’t tapping anything to interact with comments, I was only doing that to do formatting, etc, and didn’t have that muscle memory. I do still think it’s a bit “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” in terms of where they’re going to put it, but again, that’s to be expected from that company at this point.

  • @MacedWindow
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    31 month ago

    The idea of the first three being too simple to be worth playing is dumb. Its like saying Super Mario Bros isnt worth your time because its old. They’re still fantastic stories and the second game has some really cool mechanics you don’t really see anymore.

    I know this thread is about the ui though, its why I had to turn off the floating button on the Sync app.

    • @FangedWyvern42OP
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      31 month ago

      Lol that was my comment. The post was about which game in a series you would pick if you could only ever play that one game. I excluded the first three based on story, not gameplay.

      • @MacedWindow
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        11 month ago

        Ahh in the context of the only one you’d get to play its a reasonable opinion.