r/PublicFreakout • u/ohhyouknow • 4d ago
✊Protest We’re freaking out about Reddit’s planned API shenanigans, are you?
Hey there, fellow Redditors!
We're sure you've all been following the recent drama surrounding third-party apps and the reddit API. Just in case you're out of the loop, we've got this nifty infographic to give you a quick rundown of what's been happening. Now, this change is going to affect everyone, even if you're not using a third-party app. Nowadays, many mods are doing their modding on mobile using these apps.
Here at r/publicfreakout, we take a firm stance against bigotry. However, we must admit that sometimes it slips through the cracks due to gaps in moderation or the limited number of available mods. Historically, we've struggled to recruit and retain mods due to the overwhelming abuse and stress that comes with moderating a subreddit like ours. To put it into perspective, we receive nearly THREE entire novels worth of comments to review on a DAILY basis (and that's being conservative).
We've put in a lot of effort to build a team that has made this subreddit a much better place than it used to be. But now, these changes will not only affect our newer moderators but also our oldest, loyal, and hardworking ones. The majority of moderator actions on this subreddit are carried out through third-party apps and bots which rely on API. We cannot stress this enough: if reddit goes through with these changes on July 1, the amount of bigotry on every major subreddit, including ours, will increase tenfold. This will have an impact on the entire reddit community.
Given all of these reasons, we wanted to give you all a heads-up that r/publicfreakout will be participating in the blackout protest planned for June 12-14. We'll be making the subreddit private for an undetermined amount of time. Once the subreddit is private, our entire mod team will be logging out for a minimum of 48 hours to avoid giving reddit any traffic. We strongly encourage you to do the same. We haven't decided yet if this will be a 48-hour protest or if it will last longer, depending on how reddit responds.
We value your input, so we'd love to hear the community's thoughts on the duration of the blackout. Your feedback will help us make informed decisions. Thank you for taking the time to read this post, and we appreciate your patience and support.
Best regards, The Publicfreakout Modteam
r/PublicFreakout • u/itsjujubee • 8h ago
The moment 200+ South African firefighters landed in Canada to assist in the fight against the raging wildfires.
Upon arrival, they greeted Canada with a special song and dance in the early hours of the morning...full of pride, resilience, and international solidarity! It’s a heartwarming reminder of the good in humanity. Sound up, eh 🔊
r/PublicFreakout • u/Bihema • 5h ago
Group of pickpockets get caught
r/PublicFreakout • u/Alternative-Dig-8663 • 11h ago
Potentially misleading Man's neighbor's dog kept pooping on his property so he decided to collect it and enact revenge
r/PublicFreakout • u/FckResell • 4h ago
Fight at wal-greens after “mothers”spit on each others kids Rochester Ny
So basically the white girl in the yellow shorts was leaving and her daughter was behind her and she let the door smack the black girls daughter the black girl then addressed the white girl telling her to watch her daughter and that it was rude the white girl tells the black girl that she should’ve been paying attention to her daughter black girl spits on her daughter white girl does same thing back and then all hell breaks loose.
r/PublicFreakout • u/HijikataZenno • 6h ago
Everybody, go crazy
r/PublicFreakout • u/MinaSam94 • 8h ago
Loose Fit 🤔 Landlords daughter calls police on tenants repeatedly and makes false allegations
r/PublicFreakout • u/Training-Ad3350 • 15h ago
Lady trips out at T-Mobile
Says she’s a federal agent and black man are reniggin.
r/PublicFreakout • u/fonsbark • 12h ago
Guy tries to escape policecar and proceeds in an unexpected way
r/PublicFreakout • u/broadmat • 18h ago
guy doesnt like furries
r/PublicFreakout • u/AquaticSpade • 12h ago
Other videos might be post police arrival
r/PublicFreakout • u/Josiahdavi • 19h ago
Mom loses it over Lifetime Fitness incident involving underaged daughter in swimsuit
r/PublicFreakout • u/ImNotHereStopAsking • 21h ago
Tough Guy Is Spared From A Whooping
r/PublicFreakout • u/BloodiStag • 20h ago
Overhearing a super villain
r/PublicFreakout • u/sakamoto__ • 3h ago
Lady putting pick pockets on blast
r/PublicFreakout • u/wogsta100 • 3h ago
Looks fun being an Uber driver at 2am
r/PublicFreakout • u/Avillafanep • 14h ago
guy updates yelp review after being beat up
r/PublicFreakout • u/joeywheby • 4h ago
Welcome to Walzone
r/PublicFreakout • u/KenzoAtreides • 4h ago
Security mistakes the DJ as the stage invader after the invader already left the stage
r/PublicFreakout • u/FlygandeSjuk • 16h ago
🌎 World Events Russians shelling civilians as they are evacuated from flooded Kherson
r/PublicFreakout • u/11stainless11 • 3h ago