r/ProgrammerHumor • u/deliteplays • 4d ago
Programmer Humor will be shutting down indefinitely on June 12th to protest Reddit's recent API changes which kill 3rd party apps.
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/deliteplays • 3d ago
Q&A: Why is Programmer Humor shutting down?
Hey everyone, our announcement yesterday sparked a lot of discussions so I'm making another post to answer some common questions and consolidate everything in one place.
What is going on?
Main post: https://www.reddit.com/r/Save3rdPartyApps/comments/13yh0jf/
Or if you prefer a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqL-G3GFqRU&
Reddit recently announced that they'll start charging ridiculous prices (20-30x what some notable competitors do) for usage of their API beyond some relatively low limits. This effectively forces third party apps to close up shop, as most of them don't make anywhere near that amount and won't be able to afford it. In addition, the API pricing also impacts moderation bots which most subreddits run. Those bots are a core component to running large subreddits, and they can barely function without them.This greatly impacts a large chunk of the community, including moderators. The official Reddit clients are nowhere near usable for moderators, users with disabilities, or power users of the platform in general - and do not offer a viable alternative to what third party community clients have built over the years.
To protest, thousands of subreddits (with over a billion subscribers in total, to date) are shutting down beginning June 12.
How long will this subreddit be closed for?
We're hoping Reddit backs down from this decision, and more reasonable terms are offered. If they do and the community finds them acceptable, we'll reopen together with all other subreddits participating.If Reddit makes no change to this policy in the nears future, we will re-evaulate the future of this subreddit.
Why shut down?
In order for this to work, there needs to be a sizable impact on Reddit's bottom line. If we didn't close the subreddit but only locked it, there would be a much lower impact on their metrics.
This is not enough.
In order for Reddit to notice the impact, we need as many you to stop using Reddit as much as possible, especially new Reddit on desktop and the official apps.Instead, you can use privacy-respecting alternative frontends on desktop such as teddit.net, or third party apps on mobile while they still work.
While not a direct alternative, we also have a Discord server that you can join. It will remain open when this subreddit shuts down.
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/TheSpiderLady88 • 13h ago
My husband sent me this. He doesn't understand Excel but he knows I will get the joke and laugh.
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/FauroMari • 4h ago
Meme Just print it
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/Nveenkmar • 1h ago
Meme Pls tell me if you know any
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/propjX • 19h ago
Meme People forget why they make their API free.
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/taatzone • 14h ago
Meme STRESS, hell NO
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/ArchetypeFTW • 16h ago
Meme I'm a Full-Stack Data Scientist
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/littleBread9000 • 16h ago
Other Wtf even is this?
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/riskable • 1d ago
Meme Reddit seems to have forgotten why websites provide a free API
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/DTrombett • 2h ago
Meme Do not pretend too much from AI
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/FlocklandTheSheep • 5h ago
Meme Found this gem while cleaning up my code
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/brogus_amogus • 22h ago
Meme I HATE EXCEL I HATE EXCEL I HATE EXCEL I HATE EXCEL I HATE EXCEL
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/VitaminnCPP • 20h ago
Meme The secrete robot meetup.
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/4ft4 • 1h ago
Meme I present to you: The textbook CEO
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/Strange_Dragonfly964 • 9h ago
Meme Not bad
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/TomDuhamel • 7h ago
Meme Don't you hate when this happens?
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/ImNotCrying-YouAre • 12h ago
Meme The future of third part Reddit apps
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/nickmaran • 1d ago
Meme Fingers crossed
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/DiamondWizard444 • 23h ago
Meme I was today years old when I learn that their is Upper and Lower Camel Case.
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/huxx__ • 1d ago
Meme All you need is a % completion popup
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/Abob1996 • 12h ago
Meme And y'all say python is useless
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/Image-Fickle • 1h ago
Meme It’s too true :(
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/Thatbale • 54m ago
Meme Mistakes were made
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/NullSurplus • 20h ago
Meme I know what you are
r/ProgrammerHumor • u/MichaelteaM • 16h ago