Thursday, November 24, 2005

happy thanksgiving

We're enjoying the holiday with our families, but we've got a busy weekend planned for when the tryptophan wears off.

So, in lieu of a real update, here are some things that we're thankful for:

1) Red Baron's frozen pizza
2) KVM switches
3) Winter coats (this is not going to be a Virginia winter...)
4) World of Warcraft
5) Angel investing
6) The friends, family and loved ones who put up with our unorthodox choice of lifestyle and when we do come home, usually feed us.
7) All of you. Seriously, you make reddit what it is. We wouldn't have the opportunity to work on this site if it weren't for you. Thanks.

Thursday, November 17, 2005


We've added some more bookmarklets for your enjoyment. You should now be able to like/dislike/save right from your bookmark bar.

Internet Explorer users: things are flaky, but you should be used to that by now.

These bookmarklets don't play well with the reddit frame (and are actually intended to replace it). You'll want to disable the frame in your profile before using the bookmarklets.

Monday, November 14, 2005

new stats, new karma-measuring contest

We tweaked the stats page today, adding a new section for average submission score that had been suggested by quite a few users. There should be some new faces on the stats page now, so don't be bashful about bragging to your friends and family (Nutshapio, I'm looking at you).

Sunday, November 13, 2005

reddit learns

There's a new tab for 'recommendations' now if you're logged in. This is our first attempt at collaborative filtering. What you should see here are sites liked by people with whom you generally agree. It's not perfect yet, but we're getting there.

We added the 'save' feature to the frame. We're also working on a better non-frame solution to rating.

We've also introduced some new bugs. I think you'll be pleasently surprised.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

spreddit, like butter

After uploading this last update, spez promptly passed out, so I'm letting you know that we've consolidated submitting and sharing (spreddit). Hopefully this will make it easier for you to not only submit links to reddit, but also spread them to others. When adding emails to your contact list, know that we're not using them for evil. In fact, we're not even using them for good. We're simply not using them, period.

Also, when creating aliases, know that they can contain other aliases. For example:

alias: mom | emails/aliases:
alias: my posse | emails/aliases: mom,,

Thursday, November 03, 2005

profile bugs

We had a couple of session bugs turn up tonight as a result of some of the profile changes we made. They should be fixed now. I apologize to the users who were logged in and have mysteriously found themselves logged out. The fix should prevent future updates from causing this type of problem as well.

frames and click bug

After much complaining, the frame is off by default now. You can still enable it in your profile.

I think I fixed the errors when clicking a link. If I didn't, shoot an email to

Rating Frame

We added a new feature today that opens links from reddit in a frame from which you can vote on sites. We did this to make voting on sites easier because the click-site-click-back-find-site-vote trail was getting bothersome.

There are still a few bugs in the Safari version, but those won't last too long. Also, some sites don't like being displayed in frames (ahem, Joel Spolsky) so things aren't quite right yet. Our goal was to make a non-evil frame, hopefully we were successful.

The frame is easily disabled as it's supposed to be a convenience rather than a hassle.

For those of you feeling serendipitous, we've created a link in the frame just for you.