Thursday, December 14, 2006

what a week...

Again, we're sorry about yesterday's outage -- the DNS troubles were entirely our fault.

On a separate note, we want to make you aware that media of ours that contained a backup of a portion of the reddit database was stolen recently. Although the media did not contain any personally identifiable information about our users and we have no reason to believe that reddit data was the target of the theft, we wanted to alert you to the possibility that your username, password, and -- in some cases -- e-mail address may have been compromised. If you use the user name and/or password for other purposes, we suggest that you change them in those other uses as soon as possible -- just in case.

We take your privacy very seriously, and deeply regret any inconvenience this unfortunate incident may cause. We do feel confident, however, that because we do not collect any personal information from our users, the ability to do harm with the data that was taken is greatly reduced. Nonetheless, we decided to inform you right away so that any necessary precautionary measures can be taken.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

dns fun

Last night we had a bit of a fiasco transferring the domain for We're one day of propagation delays away from being back on track. Although, to be honest, the spamish landing page was beginning to grow on me.

Accountability is paramount here at reddit hq, but we're not going to play the blame game. Besides, it's clear that the alien was wholly responsible for this blunder.

As a result, we're pleased to announce that the alien is being promoted to senior mascot.