Subreddits for FFXIV, Guild Wars 2, WoW and more MMORPGs plan lockdown protests against Reddit’s API access changes

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If the subreddit feeds you follow seem to be particularly popular lately, it’s not just because it’s a Tuesday. it’s because many Reddit communities are angry about it API changes Reddit plans to make in July This obviously requires third-party apps to pay for access Increase in advertising revenue before listing; moderators argue that these changes are putting third-party apps out of business, and that access to third-party apps is essential for themselves and for users.

In response to the news, hundreds of subreddits are reportedly planning bans in July to protest these changes, including the subreddits for World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2And Final Fantasy XIV.

Any of these subreddits Posted similar Hints about the blackout, each with their own explanations as to why they’re participating. At the moment it is GW2 Subreddit plans to register as an NSFW starting July 1 and self-ban when the changes go into effect Wow Subreddit discusses his protest with the community and the FFXIV Subreddit is considering going into dark mode for a 48-hour period on July 12, followed by a week-long period of restricted access.

While mod teams recognize that these protests can be disruptive to their communities, they also point out that this type of action has been effective before and that the protest is necessary to give Reddit’s superiors a voice. “Over the years, we’ve generally been reluctant to use the subreddit as a bullying pulpit,” it says FFXIV Mod Announcement. “Unfortunately, time is of the essence and this will likely affect the majority of our community here, let alone the entire Reddit.”

An open letter on the state of affairs regarding API pricing and third party apps and how this will impact moderators and communities.
from u/BuckRowdy In ModCoord


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