Tuesday, May 30, 2006

spam domains

We made an addition to the "report" tab for each link tonight. In addition to reporting a link as spam, and the submitter as a spammer, you may now report the domain as a spam domain in general.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Feed Your Craving

You know that feeling you get in the bottom of your stomach once you've read everything there is to read on reddit? No? Yeah, me neither.

Um, anyway, I've been wishing there was a place with the clean, easy interface of reddit that let me subscribe to read the latest updates on my favorite websites. So I went and built it. Introducing feeds.reddit.com.

For more details, take a look at what I wrote about it on my blog.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

interesting observations

We've been working on the recommendation engine lately, and along the way I turned up an interesting observation. Behold the most popular words in reddit titles:

new 2564
googl 2173
web 1395
video 1371
get 1218
blog 1187
news 1159
world 1143
use 1130
time 1095
free 1030
make 1028
bush 945
us 900
game 846
microsoft 806
year 767
softwar 765
onlin 732
internet 699

Friday, May 12, 2006


In response to the discussion over the top story on reddit's front-page at the moment, we've made the hot page no longer count down votes. Down-votes still influence your recommendations, which, by the way, are in for a major overhaul soon, but the hotness algorithm is only going to pay attention to the up votes for the time being.

In addition, where the score used to be displayed as "points," it's now displayed as "ups." There are a few glitches still (when you vote it says "points" still, for instance), but this is a potentially temporary change.

One change that we should see immediately is that the stories that are currently controversial, but formerly had a score near 0, are now bubbling up on the hot page.

We're not sure the exact ramifications of this change, but we're going to give it a couple days to see how it works.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

comment reply notification

We added a new feature today to notify you when one of your comments has been replied to. You should receive a message in your inbox stating that there is a new reply to one of your comments.

There will be a 'context' link below the message to take you to the comment thread.


Saturday, May 06, 2006

everyone likes getting mail

You've likely already noticed the addition of the mail icon beside your username now. Private messaging has been requested quite a bit lately and after hearing it suggested by a number of the redditors we spoke with at Startup School, we knew we had push it to the top of the todo list -- let us know what you think.

We also snuck in a new sort option, comments, a little while back, so if you're looking for some hearty discussion, this'll show you where all the chatter is.