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Reddit finally rolls out its native poll feature for all communities

Reddit finally rolls out its native poll feature for all communities

Anonymous social media platform Reddit has rolled out a new major feature that enables anyone to poll other users on the site. With this new poll feature, communities (that don't disable the tool) will enable their members to ask other users for their opinions on topics and gather other information when relevant. Until now, users were forced to use third-party polling options for these tasks.

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Reddit ads up: Brands can pay to be “trending”

Reddit ads up: Brands can pay to be “trending”

After six months of beta testing with major brands like Adobe, Spotify, and Method, Reddit rolled out "Trending Takeovers." This is an advertisement platform product in which the "trending today" system on Reddit can be "sponsored" by brands. They'll appear in links very similar to all other trending links, much like Google includes paying brands to appear in search results.

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Reddit discloses possible Russian campaign, bans dozens of accounts

Reddit discloses possible Russian campaign, bans dozens of accounts

Reddit has disclosed what it believes may have been a 'campaign from Russia,' the social platform has announced. The discovery took place after Reddit became aware of a post containing leaked political documents from the United Kingdom. That post itself followed an alert Reddit said it received about suspicious accounts on its platform.

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Reddit is experiencing another outage: Here’s what we know

Reddit is experiencing another outage: Here’s what we know

If you've attempted to get on your favorite subreddit at any point over the past hour, you've likely experienced issues ranging from pages only partially loading all the way to full error pages. The issue is widespread based on current reports, with users in many places complaining about an inability to access the website. Reddit has confirmed that it is looking into the matter.

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Reddit partial outage hits mobile, desktop, comments, and mods

Reddit partial outage hits mobile, desktop, comments, and mods

Reddit users have had trouble accessing the service on mobile and desktop for most of Saturday morning, prompting an official response from the company: it is experiencing a partial outage across multiple aspects of its service. The outage, according to Reddit, is due to 'an incident' with Amazon Web Services that is impacting the social platform. It's unclear when the service will be fully restored.

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Multiple Reddit SubReddits banned for apparent spam [UPDATE]

Multiple Reddit SubReddits banned for apparent spam [UPDATE]

A wave of SubReddit bans occurred this afternoon seemingly at once, including but not limited to r/Android, r/cricket, r/MiamiDolphins, r/golf, r/auckland, r/tennisstreams, r/Wellington, r/Minneapolis, and possibly others. This ban wave likely occurred due to an automatic switch to combat malicious spam attacks. It is unlikely that these bans were due to human analysis and admin judgement. UPDATE: Most or all SubReddits banned this afternoon are now back in business - and we're still seeking answers.

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Reddit’s RPAN streaming video network: Who can broadcast?

Reddit’s RPAN streaming video network: Who can broadcast?

Today we're taking another look at the Reddit Public Access Network, or RPAN, also known as R/PAN. Yesterday we took a brief look at RPAN using what details were available at the time - today we're going a little bit more in-depth thanks to some assistance from an official Reddit company spokesperson who reached out to SlashGear to provide deeper insight. This begins with the most important piece of the puzzle: It's not just ANYONE who can stream videos right now. The RPAN network has a few guidelines, the lot of which are still not entirely public.

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Reddit RPAN lets anyone* live stream videos right now [UPDATE]

Reddit RPAN lets anyone* live stream videos right now [UPDATE]

The Reddit Public Access Network is officially up and available for use today in a test run on R/PAN. This is the first time the Reddit Public Access Network was made available to the world for use - beyond basic testing behind the scenes. Users are able to broadcast their day using their smartphone and do not necessarily need to be any sort of pre-screened or pre-approved creative type of member of any certain club. *UPDATE: A Reddit spokesperson revealed that there are, indeed, criteria that must be met by any one Redditor before they are able to broadcast. Additional clarifications were shared by a Reddit spokesperson as well.

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Reddit is down (sort of), it’s not just you

Reddit is down (sort of), it’s not just you

Today at around 3:45 Central Time, Reddit had a bit of an internal error the likes of which brought parts of the page to a halt. This down-time was verified by several sources independently, including the official Reddit status page (dot io) where the official Error Rate jumped at around a quarter-till the hour.

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One of the biggest gaming Reddits is closed for April Fools’ – but it’s no joke

One of the biggest gaming Reddits is closed for April Fools’ – but it’s no joke

If you're one of the nearly 1.7 million people subscribed to the Games subreddit, you're being greeted by a rather silent forum today. The moderators of /r/Games have shut the whole production down for April Fools' Day, but this isn't some kind of prank. Instead, the motivation behind this shut down is serious, as the moderators are attempting to shine a light on toxicity within the larger gaming community and within their subreddit.

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Reddit Transparency Report details government requests in 2018

Reddit Transparency Report details government requests in 2018

Reddit has released its transparency report for the year 2018, detailing the number and types of requests it received, including ones sent by governments around the world. For its latest report, the company has included information about retractions, restorations, and copyright removals, plus info on when it removed content in violation of its Content Policy.

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Reddit’s best Android games of 2018 list is a bit of a shock

Reddit’s best Android games of 2018 list is a bit of a shock

In the first month of 2019, Reddit's AndroidGaming subreddit did a big vote session choosing the best mobile games of 2018. The winning games largely centered on - shockingly, perhaps - games that were big, sprawling, and involved. More than the average mobile game, anyway. What's more, many of the titles are those that rarely - if ever - appear in the average tech news stream, and as such are mostly grown by word of mouth.

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