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r/Electronics will be dark on June 12, 13 to protest Reddit's API changes which affect 3rd party Reddit apps

Reddit:Electronics - Wed, 06/07/2023 - 18:31

On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced that they would start charging for calls made to their API. At the last minute, despite assurances to the contrary, Reddit has set pricing high enough to shut out 3rd party developers and their apps.

This act of bad faith, combined with numerous other objectionable policy decisions over the years such as the broken, troll and spam enabling, discussion terminating reverse-blocking function has let to many subreddit moderators taking a stand.

Even if you're not a mobile user, and don't use a 3rd party app, this is a step toward killing other ways of customizing and moderating Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the old.reddit.com desktop interface.

On June 12th, many subreddits will be going dark for 48hr to protest the matter - including this one. We will switch this sub to 'Private' at 00:00 UTC, which will effectively render it inaccessible.

This isn't something we are doing lightly: The mod team here have debated the topic and also taken into consideration the f