I.reddit.com Has Been Deprecated

64 points by gameshot911 2 months ago

I was wondering when this day would arrive. "I" was pretty much the only way I used Reddit on my phone. IMO the new layouts (both 'old' and 'new') are far inferior - lower information density, ads, and more. This likely marks the start of a significant reduction in my Reddit consumption.

edit Seems like it was rolled out with this update: https://old.reddit.com/r/reddit/comments/11zso11/an_improved_web_experience/

tmtvl 2 months ago

Might be a good time to give a shout-out to teddit (https://teddit.net), which you can even self-host if that kind of thing floats your boat.

  • aalhour 2 months ago

    It's so slow though. Is there a way we can help the contributors to make it faster?

    • tmtvl 2 months ago

      Well it is Free Software (<https://codeberg.org/teddit/teddit>, AGPL license (best license)), so anyone who is interested can do some profiling to see where the slowness comes from. Without doing any of that myself I would hazard a guess that the issue would be either of:

      A: The Reddit API being slow or rate limited.

      B: The site being hosted on a cheap VPS.

      If the second issue is at play you could speed things up by running it locally (the README file includes instructions to do so with either Docker Compose or directly via Node).

KerrAvon 2 months ago

I don't hate the current reddit visual design, I hate that the site is just completely broken and unnavigable unless I use old.reddit. Maybe this update fixes that?

  • tabtab 2 months ago

    Both the old and new stink in different ways. It's good to have options when something doesn't work right in one or the other.

endisneigh 2 months ago

You have to use old and compact together. /thread.


  • testybesty2 2 months ago

    This is insane.

    I've been using old.reddit.com (via DuckDuckGos !sro bang) for a while now, but this is so much better.

    It's incredible how much better/faster/easier to use this is than the standard mobile site. What are modern web devs smoking?

    • goosedragons 2 months ago

      Nothing. The execs just want engagement at all costs. The mobile site is basically useless and will spam you constantly to try and get you into the app. For a little while I was seeing them Gaussian blur pages and then tell me "it looks better in the app". They seemed to have walked back that maddness at least.

      • 0xRusty 2 months ago

        It's so easy to blame management for these kind of things but the day to day designers have to take some responsibility too. New reddit is dreadful, literally unusable. You're telling me all that is the fault of "managers" and the people constructing the code are blameless? There could be no other way to solve the problem management set them? This "don't blame me, I'm just doing what I've been told to do" attitude stinks and the faster these passenger devs get replaced with AI the better

        • Sohcahtoa82 2 months ago

          > This "don't blame me, I'm just doing what I've been told to do" attitude stinks and the faster these passenger devs get replaced with AI the better

          Uh...what? I don't think you thought this through.

          How do you think that replacing devs that just do what they're told with AI that's going to just do what its told is going to improve things?

      • foverzar 2 months ago

        Ironically, the link to the app isn't even working properly, as it just opens app store. I have the app, but it's just unusable since links simply won't open there.

  • hk1337 2 months ago

    Until they deprecate old.reddit.com

pkamb 2 months ago

Does anyone know of a way to prevent `old.reddit.com` from reloading every time you click/tap "back"?

1. Visit home page. 2. Click link; read. 3. Press "back". 4. The homepage takes 1-5 seconds to reload, messing up your reading position and all stories.

I just want the page to remain exactly as it was the last time I saw it...

  • freshairr 2 months ago

    The "Old Reddit Redirect" extension has been stellar for me to keep it consistently on `old.reddit.com` without performance/reloading issues.

  • Sohcahtoa82 2 months ago

    You would have to tell your browser to ignore the no-cache directive that reddit gives.

    Or just do what everyone else does: open links in a new tab.

  • pohuing 2 months ago

    You could open the story in a new tab. There's an option on the settings somewhere to default to that

  • corvuscorvid 2 months ago

    Reddit Enhancement Suite still works. One option is to open every link in a new tab.

  • brtv 2 months ago

    You could try the browser extension "Old reddit redirect".

CogitoCogito 2 months ago

Interestingly i.reddit.com works with my computer browser, but not my phone. It seems it's only forwarding if you have a mobile user agent.

I guess this means that I can still browse i.reddit.com with if I change my user agent, but maybe a better decision is to unglue myself a little more off my phone.

Rzor 2 months ago

You can still add "./compact" to the end of the URL to access it.

Example: https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/.compact

Works with old.reddit.com too.

brtv 2 months ago

I feel the same way. For me, the worst part about new mobile is the overlay that appears on every page reload to force me to use their mobile app. And it's noticably slower to load.

speedgoose 2 months ago

I heard that https://sh.reddit.com should become the new default this year.

  • singedproxy 2 months ago

    I have seen this version on mobile when I'm not logged in, but as soon as I log in it's back to the regular version.

    What does "sh" stand for?

    • speedgoose 2 months ago

      Login is currently broken for normal users it seems. No idea about what it stands for.

SuperShibe 2 months ago

Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.