Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tech News

Reddit brings back its old award system — ‘we messed up’

An image showing the Reddit logo on a red and white background
Reddit awards are (kinda) back — with a few notable changes. | Illustration: The Verge

Reddit is re-introducing a revised version of the awards system it phased out last year after acknowledging the golden upvote system had “missed the mark.”

“We tried something new, it wasn’t great (you called it),” Reddit said in its announcement post on Wednesday. “So we’re (re)launching awards, not-so-new but definitely improved. Rollout starts today on reddit.com and Reddit’s iOS and Android apps.”

Most of the previous award system mechanisms will remain the same, according to Reddit, with a few tweaks — such as an award button placed under eligible posts, an updated UI to minimize clutter, and an awards leaderboard that displays the top gold and awards earned for a comment or post. New safety features have been introduced to keep…

Continue reading…

You May Also Like

Tech News

Illustration: The Verge Canada’s security agency is trying to dissuade Canadians from using TikTok, telling users that their data is “available to the government...

Editor's Pick

On this week’s edition of StockCharts TV‘s StockCharts in Focus, Grayson walks you through the “heart and soul” of StockCharts – Your Dashboard – and explains...

World News

What makes a libertarian society libertarian? Certainly, one must begin—as did Murray Rothbard—not only with the nonaggression principle, but also with the unequivocal protection...

Editor's Pick

Scott Lincicome Today we’ve published two new essays for Cato’s Defending Globalization project: The More Resources We Consume, the More We Have by Marian...