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reddit
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reddit home page as seen on March 26, 2013
reddit home page as seen on March 26, 2013
URL http://www.reddit.com/
Project status Online!
Archiving status Not saved yet
Project source Unknown
Project tracker Unknown
IRC channel #archiveteam (on EFnet)
Project lead Unknown

reddit is a content aggregator and social bookmarking service similar to the likes of Digg. Users can submit links, submit text posts, vote and comment on submissions in communities called "subreddits". It is largely known in part due to its twelve hour SOPA blackout early in January of 2012.

Vital signs

Appears stable, though a small to medium size team is a concern. Tends to go down temporarily when Amazon's EC2 hosting service goes down.

Data liberation

Currently (as of March 26, 2013), users can only see up to 1,000 posts and comments on a profile page. However, it was stated by admin "spladug" that older comments and posts are still in the database. spladug also states that the team is in favor for retrieving dumps of a user's data, but that the task would be taxing on the servers. Since this comment was posted, there appears to have been no progress on a dump system. Archiving would be nearly impossible using the old-fashioned way (without wget) if things do wind up FUBAR in the future because of this limitation.

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