• John LeschinskiJohn Leschinski, over 5 years ago

    I'm on Reddit a lot, and have yet to come across this. Where is this user following model surfacing?

    3 points
    • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, over 5 years ago

      Here's the profile for one of the most prolific redditors, GallowBoob.

      If you're logged in you'll see a "Follow" button beneath his user photo. And if you look at the pinned post on his profile - you'll notice it isn't posted to any subreddit. It's posted to his profile - acting like the timeline on Facebook does.

      This moves to a model that the user posts their content on their page - rather than contributing it to a community based on topic.

      1 point
      • Jamie Diamond, over 5 years ago

        I don't see them favoring one or the other. Just giving you the option. I see no reason why people won't do both.

        3 points
      • Ben Haddock, over 5 years ago

        I see lots of pinned posts on his profile, but they're all posted within different subreddits. Which pinned post are you referring to?

        I remember a lot of moaning from people that Reddit was moving in this "user-following"direction, but I've seen no evidence that this is the case.

        0 points
        • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, over 5 years ago

          It looks like they have changed - I should have considered that.

          Here's the post that's posted to a profile rather than a subreddit.

          I don't think it's really debatable whether they're moving towards a user-following direction or not - simply because they've built it out and deployed it in the new profiles.

          I do agree that this isn't an issue. I use Reddit daily and I haven't found any of these features to be an issue, and I think the people that are freaking out about them are being unnecessarily dramatic.

          0 points