Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Reddit : New Features

We added a handful of new features last night. Among them is the ability for users to create their own reddits. Before we let anyone make their own, we're going to spend a week or so in a closed beta. We will invite a handful of users to play around with the new feature so we can see how things work before we open it up to everyone. If you'd like to participate in this, email feedback@reddit with the subject, "omg me please".

You will be able to make three kinds of reddits: public, restricted, and private. A public reddit is just like the current reddits: anyone can view and submit to them. A restricted reddit allows anyone to view the content, but only invited members may submit, comment, or vote. A private reddit is like a restricted reddit, but with the additional restriction that only members can view the content as well. Moderators of a reddit will be able to remove posts and ban users from their reddits.