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[–]magnora7 5 insightful - 1 funny5 insightful - 0 funny6 insightful - 1 funny -  (4 children)

I would contend nothing has really changed behind the scenes, except now they're forced to admit what they've already been doing. Reddit is pulling every lever it can to make money, and has been for a while.

[–]HibikiBlack 3 insightful - 2 funny3 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 2 funny -  (3 children)

This will surely bring some backlash, unfortunately, I still don't see reddit completely dying soon.

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 2 funny3 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 2 funny -  (2 children)

Oh I'm sure it'll be around for years to come, but there will be exoduses and eventually reddit will be like myspace and digg

[–]wrez 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Reddit clones will probably accelerate the process.

Once one of them gets traction, it will be all over.

[–]magnora7 4 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 0 funny5 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Agreed. There used to be voat, but then it went super far-right. Then no new alternatives came along for years. Thankfully now there are a lot of competitors.

[–]wrez 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Reddit's business model is floundering, so they are trying to do anything to make $

[–]pitterpatterwater 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

on its road to literally becoming a corporation.

Literally what does he think Reddit is?

we can ban you.

Reddit has always been able to ban you for any reason.

We can send you malicious javascript attack ads that have the potential to get you banned.

Malware distribution is illegal lol.

We can spy on you in any way we want.

Nowhere does it say that; this depends and has depended entirely on privacy laws.

We can capriciously cancel your account for any reason

Reddit has always been able to arbitrailly ban you whenever.

can even hijack video content as ours, even if its from google -- so we can launder IP this way

Literally what? He has a bad habit of not directly quoting the specific parts he's referring to next to such statements and explaining how he gets from A to B.

I don't really understand how he phrased it, but if content is copyrighted by someone else and you post it, Reddit still has to follow said copyright.

"Your license does not include the right to: license, sell, transfer, assign, distribute, host, or otherwise commercially exploit the Services or Content;" -- I read this as "it doesn't give you a right, because that's what COPYRIGHTS are for"-- I wouldn't worry about this as much as I initially did

His reading is nonsensical. You retain copyright on your content, but you give Reddit some rights regarding its usage by them.

It's like with many open-source license you retain copyright but give others the right to reuse your code.

By the Services and Content they literally mean Reddit itself; the code and stuff which comprises the website. They're saying that you can't reuse their code.

[–]wrez 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Malware distribution is illegal lol.

if it is done via ad networks, the website is not responsible

[–]Celica_GT4_ST205 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

I deleted my very long comment history with Reddit. It took several hours but I feel it’s worth it. I feel like more of us need to do it.

[–]Goober_notorious2 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Hmm... what about my past accounts that I can't remember let alone access now?? Ugh lol.

[–]ottotk 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Does this have anything to do with this site?