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We've rebranded to raddle.me

Submitted by ziq admin in meta (edited )

We did this to avoid being compared to reddit and to avoid possibly having the domain seized for infringing on their IP if we continue to grow in size. I don't trust any registrar to not cave into a corporation's threats.

We're also in the process of transferring the old domain raddit.me to our new (non-US) registrar. That domain will continue to redirect to the new site. We've also acquired radd.it, which will also redirect here.

The old registrar Enom sent me a legal notice because of a post here that broke US law, and it didn't sit well with me since registrars have no legal responsibility to police content. I never willingly registered with Enom - they bought out the registrar the domain was originally registered with and we were stuck with them. Now both our server and our domain are located outside the US, along with us admins.

Reddit is closed source, bloated, filled with reactionaries, owned by millionaires and has a dead warrant canary. This site has already surpassed that privacy nightmare in nearly every way, and it will continue to be a shining example of a community-run space that doesn't treat its users as IP and doesn't give a platform to fascism.

We almost went to raddi.sh as one of you suggested, but there were hurdles that made it impractical, including the high annual cost and the fact that .sh is owned by the UK; a nation we want nothing to do with.

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alqm wrote

Man, I love this place. This is home.

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jadedctrl wrote (edited )

Raddle, sounds kind of like a rattlesnake.
It'll grow on us all-- I guess I'll have to edit all my comments on reddit recommended that raddit, too, jajaja.

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ziq wrote

Check out the dictionary definition. It literally means to 'dye something red'.

So raddle me - dye me red.

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hotcool wrote (edited )

raddle (rădˈl) v. To twist together; interweave. n. Variant of ruddle

Yeah, that works.

Source: http://www.wordnik.com/words/raddle

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ziq wrote (edited )

That's awesome too.

https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/raddle

a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking

mark or paint with raddle

http://www.wordreference.com/definition/raddle

a red variety of ocher, used for marking sheep, coloring, etc.

to mark or color with ruddle.

And from google:

raddle ˈrad(ə)l/ noun noun: raddle

1.
another term for reddle.
    a block or stick of reddle.

1.
colour with reddle.

"a device which holds a colour marking device on rams in lieu of raddling their breast wool with colour"
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jadedctrl wrote (edited )

Ohh, that's really rad-- now the name's really growing on me!

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ziq wrote (edited )

Couldn't find a black dye pun, sadly.

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zod wrote

I'm assuming someone got reddits source from when it was open, and created a clone. You know the type "come on guys lets all move to this new thing, it'll be awesome without -the man- controlling everything". Ironically, people stealing reddits source to make a clone is probably exactly why they decided not to be open source anymore.

OMG the ignorance. It burns my eyes.

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emma wrote (edited )

BORN TO DIE

WORLD IS A FUCK

鬼神 Kill Em All 1989

I am trash man

410,757,864,530 DEAD COPS

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zod wrote (edited )

Maybe that bootlicker should yell at reddit for stealing hapless volunteers hard work and making it closed source. Instead Ser Licksbootsalot accuses you of stealing when all you did was write an entire social media portal from scratch and gave it to the world to do with as we wish with no strings attached.

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soylentbomb wrote

Ironically, people stealing reddits source to make a clone is probably exactly why they decided not to be open source anymore.

I really wonder what they think open source is.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote (edited )

Alright. Thanks for doing the work.

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amongstclouds wrote

I was so worried this site was down earlier, but then luckily raddle.me showed up. <3

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ziq wrote (edited )

Some voat narcissist was claiming their federal government was going to take us down today, I'm not surprised they were full of shit.

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emma wrote (edited )

BORN TO DIE

WORLD IS A FUCK

鬼神 Kill Em All 1989

I am trash man

410,757,864,530 DEAD COPS

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amongstclouds wrote

I got 403 errors for about fifteen minutes, but when after a random refresh raddle.me showed up.

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ziq wrote (edited )

Btw, in the event that we go decentralized in the future, I could pass the other domains raddit.me, radzi.me and radd.it to others that want to run instances.

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000 wrote

I have an 11 year old Reddit account that I created when Digg started going to shit. Now Reddit has gone to shit. Viva Raddle!

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sudo wrote

Will the source code on gitlab still be called raddit-app, or will that have its name changed, too?

Also, does this mean we can doxx nazis without worry now?

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emma wrote (edited )

BORN TO DIE

WORLD IS A FUCK

鬼神 Kill Em All 1989

I am trash man

410,757,864,530 DEAD COPS

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Defasher wrote (edited )

That thing was fucked up mate. No one should be messing with relatives of reactionaries, they're not responsible for the actions of their parents.

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sudo wrote

Agreed; I meant for those who actually deserve it.