Friday, March 30, 2007

New reddit buttons.

Howdy everyone. Today is the end of my second week at reddit, and as a gift to the community, I present new and improved reddit buttons! You can use these on your blog, or any other page you want people to submit to reddit and vote on. Of course, your feedback is always welcome.


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

brace yourself, ads are coming

Part of the reason reddit was acquired was so that eventually it could be used to sell advertising. We wanted to delay ads until we could debut all the new stuff we're working on, but it's taking longer than expected, and the powers-that-be are getting antsy. So, sometime later this week we'll be flipping the switch to turn a few ads on.

We've always held that content is our #1 priority, and that isn't changing. Towards that end, we've specifically asked for ads with no moving parts, and we're not rearranging any content to make room for them.

Plus, I think we found a way to track the ads so we can let you vote/comment on them.

Friday, March 23, 2007 visits reddit is going to stop by and pay us a visit here at reddit HQ at 12pm PST today.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

welcome, jedberg

The newest addition to the reddit team, he's not only a great guy and quite handy with a puter, but he even let us crash at his place on a number of occasions when we were out west and still startup-cheap. (Letting us sleep in your living room is really good for your karma)

Despite what his corporate title may be, he's reddit's "Information Cowboy". Yee-haw.

Friday, March 16, 2007

reddit dev blog resurrected

There's always something that we're working on, but we haven't -- until recently -- been doing the best job updating you with our development blog. Instead, many of you have had to settle for random entries on my personal blog.

Hopefully this will change that. Steve and Chris are knee-deep in reddit code at the moment, but as updates and bugfixes roll out, you'll start noticing their aliens popping up here with commentary.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

front page broken

We decided to take reddit in a new direction this morning and start censoring stories we don't agree with. Hope you like it.

Back in reality... There was a bug that was breaking stories once they reached #1. It's fixed now just in time to get this link to #1.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


A few updates:
  • We added report buttons on comments. We're also keep statistics on who reports actual spam items as spam. In the future we'd like to open the whole system up so you all can self-regulate the spam.

  • We're sorry about all the intermittent 500s lately. We had a number of little bugs that all decided to show their heads recently. We also switched from FastCGI to SCGI yesterday, if anyone's curious.

  • Our backend changes are coming along nicely and there should be some cool new features on the way.

  • We fixed a particularly annoying bug that has been affecting comment ordering for quite a while now, unbeknownst to us. Ordering by hottness (the default) should update in realtime again.

  • Reddit and Wired are looking for a designer. Interested applicants should be a CSS/HTML ninja and can send resumes/portfolios to redditjobs at gmail.