As protests proceed over on Reddit, the world’s largest neighborhood discussion board that is now inexplicably being become an engine for shareholder-driven greed, considered one of its greatest gaming subreddits has introduced that will probably be leaving the platform for good.
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The official Minecraft subreddit, r/minecraft, a neighborhood that at time of posting has 7.four million members (making it one of many web site’s largest), has introduced that it’s closing down and that, having served as an extremely helpful place not only for dialogue however for tech assist and changelogs as nicely, will now be asking customers to contact them straight on their web site (or social media) as an alternative.
Mojang’s Mikael Hedberg wrote the put up, which reads:
As you haven’t any doubt heard by now, Reddit administration launched modifications not too long ago which have led to rule and moderation modifications throughout many subreddits. Due to these modifications, we not really feel that Reddit is an acceptable place to put up official content material or refer our gamers to.
We need to thanks for all of the suggestions and dialogue you’ve participated in in previous changelog threads. You might be after all welcome to put up unofficial replace threads going ahead, and if you wish to attain the crew with suggestions concerning the sport, please go to our suggestions web site at suggestions.minecraft.internet or contact us on considered one of our official social media channels.
We’re only some years faraway from firms closing down their very own inner assist and shifting their boards to locations like Reddit and, much less usefully, Discord. To see them have already got to begin shifting these items again in-house is as positive an indication as ever that the ‘Enshittification’ of platforms like Reddit, TikTok, YouTube and Twitch is now very a lot in full swing, and that as helpful as their attain has been for folks (and video games and firms) over time, as they every collapse below the load of their very own greed it solely goes to point out the one web sites and boards you’ll be able to ever depend on are your individual.