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[Update] 10,000 invite requests in 18 hours

We have now topped 10,000 invite requests in the last 18 hours as well as thousands of additional users who joined us by using invite codes provided by members of our community. Of course it would be server suicide to serve all invite requests at once so we have decided to considerably reduce our daily out going invite emails. Sharing invites will remain unaffected by this change, so you can still use your invites or your tribe's invites to get people onto our platform.

To all of those who received an invite code in the mail, or joined through an invite code that someone shared, we welcome you with open arms! We are excited to have you all and hope we live up to whats expected of this already amazing community.

We will post daily updates periodically, thanks for reading!

2 years ago by teamsnapzu with 69 comments

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  • KingAztek
    +20

    That. Is. Insane. Holy crap that's a lot of potential new users. Man, I didn't think I'd see Reddit 180 itself like that

    • gabe2068
      +14

      It really came out of the blue. I did not expect reddit to just go on this huge downward spiral so fast. The subreddit that is for reddit alternatives has 3000 people on it right now. That is insane.

    • Triseult
      +9

      I'm one of those users who doesn't care about the drama. The FPH drama annoyed me, but it didn't linger too long. I have no opinion per se on reddit's CEO, although I find distasteful how she gets targeted for her race and gender.

      That being said, the subreddits going black really worries me. I see it as a company who isn't supporting its mods enough. I see it as utterly amateur. And it reminds me of how much I'm tired of drama constantly interfering with my reading enjoyment.

      I'm as surprised as you are that reddit is imploding right now. But I can see the writing on the wall. One look at this site's slick interface and ultra-friendly and respectful community, and that was it for me!

      • KingAztek
        +6

        I didn't care for the drama much either, but the site has become so inundated with it that now I only use reddit for smaller niche subs that Snapzu isn't really big enough to have yet. I really, really, like Snapzu. It's community is great. The layout is great. The interface is great. The site actually encourages you to actually participate.

      • SuperCyan
        +4

        I really didn't care about the specifics of any drama - I just cared about how much drama was there. It seems like there was just something going on every single day that was making the entire userbase upset. Since I was on there all the time, it just really got to me. I started looking elsewhere to find a calmer place; somewhere without incessant shouting and crying, a place that just wanted to talk.

        • Triseult
          +2

          Yes! That's exactly my experience as well. I come to Snapzu and I just feel... calm. :)

          • Gozzin
            +1

            Same here...This site is really working hard at keeping out the trolls and it's appreciated by the members.

    • PassingThrough
      +2

      I was thinking about this the other day. I assumed Reddit would be going strong for at least 20+ years and I couldn't imagine what possibly could lead it to its downfall. Never imagined this would happen, especially this soon.

  • PMmeyourlove
    +55

    I came from Reddit. Holy shit...this site looks beautiful.

    • fatsteve5531
      +26

      Yep. I was on Reddit for 5+ years and this site sure is pretty. I'm gonna miss a lot of smaller subreddits though...

      • BOOMBOXNOTATOY
        +20

        Even if Reddit doesn't completely fall apart and there isn't a huge migration to other sites like Snapzu, I fully intend to stick around here. I see a lot of promise in a site like this and in due time I can Snap having their smaller niche communities.

        • Ranmaru
          +7

          To be honest, the smaller subreddits are the better ones anyway. Sure, it's fun to browse AskReddit and see what a lot of people are writing, but for any sort of serious discussion I found the smaller forums much nicer and more helpful. The more members a community has, the higher is the amount of trolls and spammers as well.

          So even if Snapzu stays smaller, maybe even significantly smaller than Reddit, it might have a nicer community altogether.

          • AnusBlender
            +5

            The only reason I still use Reddit is to visit a few smaller subs. The big ones got really toxic. I think I'll be sticking around Snapzu for a while.

            • Cheski
              +4

              They certainly did get toxic. r/DayZ was a great example of that. Regardless of your opinion of where DayZ stands as a game.

            • QuietKerfuffle
              +1
              @Cheski -

              Is Dayz still a game? I thought they switched up to malware a while ago. ;-)

            • Cheski
              +2
              @QuietKerfuffle -

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              It is currently a starving simulator.

      • Niqulaz
        +12

        Doing a lot of things right, though. For instance, /t/football is the one dedicated to kicking a ball with your feet, while /t/nfl is the one for American Kevlar-Rugby. Also, if you build it, they will come. Surely.

        • KingAztek
          +6

          American Kevlar-Rugby

          Haven't heard that one yet, that was good

        • cheezoncrack
          +4

          First nickname for football I actually like. Think ill actually call it that during nexts years season.

      • jimmiefan48
        +6

        I think that Snapzu will get there in time. Its a small community right now, but it will grow.

        • JonSnow
          +3

          To me, it's the most promising out of all reddit alternatives. Maybe slicer comes close, but it's way smaller than snapzu.

          • skeeva
            +4

            Hopefully snapzu grows its been this small for awhile now.

            • JonSnow
              +3

              It will definitely grow. Many people are leaving reddit and, let's face it, voat isn't great. The only reason they aren't on snapzu is because they haven't heard of it yet. And they will, soon.

            • skeeva
              +2
              @JonSnow -

              I sure hope so! May everyone have your enthusiasm :)

            • Pixel
              +2
              @JonSnow -

              Voat's not too great because of the fact that it got attention from the /r/FatPeopleHate banning and not from the Chooting, so the attention (and therefore current demographic) over there isn't what it needs. Also it's too similar to reddit right now, Snapzu does enough differently to where I think it's worthwhile (personally)

            • Arbituz
              +2
              @JonSnow -

              Exactly. In all of the Reddit is doomed threads being posted over there, you have to go kind of far down to see the first mention of Snapzu. Hopefully it gains momentum.

            • DunkEgg
              +1
              @JonSnow -

              Lack of invites

      • Zomb
        +5

        You can always start up one that you might miss.
        I started /t/suicidewatch due to the fact that it helped me when I had some rough times and I often went there to help others.

      • Triseult
        +1

        Same for me. I think I'll make Snapzu my home, and just subscribe to a few small subs back on reddit.

        For me, the gems of reddit are the local subreddits... I travel a lot and end up staying in places for months at a time, and some of the nicer people I've met on the Internet were on country-specific of city-specific subs. I guess Snapzu doesn't have the critical mass for these just yet, but I'm willing to stick with a very specific list of subreddits until that happens.

    • JonSnow
      +7

      Me too. It fuckin' does. It sure looks like they put a lot of work in the design.

      Btw, are comments not voteable?

      • AinBaya
        +6

        They are. I just voted on yours. Are you on mobile?

        • JonSnow
          +5

          Nope, not on mobile. I just didn't realize you have to scroll over the comment to see the up/down arrows.

          • PrismDragon
            +4

            Ugh, probably a mobile UI issue. Once the developers can get the servers back to optimal, I think they should focus on fixing a mobile app.

            • Pixel
              +2

              I'm kinda sad I'm starting to leave reddit because Reddit Sync was one of the best apps I've ever had the pleasure of using and I don't think that the dev is too intent on bringing it over here :/

    • Xeno
      +6

      I agree, though controversial, I always wished that Reddit was just ever so slightly prettier.

      • cheezoncrack
        +8

        Pretty much why I said no to voat, along with the fact that its a complete clone of reddit and is probably gonna go down the same road. Get the vibe people going there didn't bother to look at other sites.

        • QuietKerfuffle
          +5

          I was eager for a site that evolved from Reddit. I certainly don't want a straight clone.

        • Rothulfossil (edited 2 years ago)
          +1

          I think Voat was made with complete, uncensored speech in mind, making it a haven for the more controversial subreddits that have been banned. I'd be perfectly fine with that sort of thing staying over there, while Snapzu keeps to a cleaner, friendlier community. In fact, that's my one non-negotiable for whether I stick around here. If hatred becomes the norm here, I'll have to find somewhere else again.

          I have a good feeling about Snapzu, though. I'm not too worried.

      • geckofish
        +4

        100% with ya buddy. It was always a disappointing going to a nicley themed subreddit, like /r/Android then coming back to the main page. Snapzu is soooo pretty.

    • respekknuckles
      +4

      It's what reddit should look like! I'm seriously impressed by the aesthetics alone.

    • FapFlop
      +3

      It does, but it takes two clicks and two page loads to look at an image.

      Where's my RES? :(

    • kraftykitty
      +1

      I know, right? I was in the 6 year club over on Reddit, but I feel like Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music right now, frolicking through Snapzu fields.

    • vulpixwithdix
      +1

      Oh, I'm right there with you, buddy. The only issue I have is not being able to view content directly from the frontpage. 2 clicks is annoying, but I can live with it if it means it's not reddit.

  • Captainmarvel
    +9

    I'm very excited for snapzu! It's similar to reddit, but so very different. Honestly, I'm still getting used to having an actual profile.

    • gabe2068
      +5

      Me too. Its a very nice change though. I like having a bit of personality on a site like this. I know reddit was all about being anonymous and stuff but this isn't reddit, and I like profile pictures :D

      • Rothulfossil
        +1

        I'm so happy I get to bring my Littlefoot GONK picture back!

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  • Grassgrows
    +8

    I came from Reddit too...but boy..I do not miss Reddit at all anymore. I even use a Firefox addon called "Simple Site Blocker" to block Reddit for me, as a way to protest against Reddit and have them get less traffic.

    I absolutely love Snapzu..The site is so elegant...so easy to use...it is amazing!

  • Nikolis
    +6

    Ah, sweet. I got an invite code right away. I was expecting a wait with the surge of requests you're experiencing. Glad to be here, though!

  • skinnyboy
    +6

    Wow, this is crazy, I managed to get an invite from the /r/redditalternatives subreddit! I love the way this website looks and I think I'm going to try to be more active on this then I was on reddit, this really feels like a great community from what I've seen which makes me want to participate instead of lurking.

    • PrismDragon
      +3

      Thanks. Please contribute and help make this site better.

      • skinnyboy
        +2

        Thats something I really want to be able to do, it's a beautiful website :)

  • TheGuyThatsMeh (edited 2 years ago)
    +5

    WOW! You know, I could never have expected this kind of user influx to happen. This is very exciting as I would love to see snapzu develop futher and I am excited to be a part of it. Thank you team snapzu for all your hard work.

  • bogdan (edited 2 years ago)
    +5

    Thank you for letting us know. I'm serving a reddit comment thread and I was away from the PC for some time and the invites ran out, although the thread is sinking.

    Apparently they just keep on coming.

    Edit: I'd also like to thank you for acting responsibly, and letting us, the actual users, enjoy the experience without any downtime. Shows great maturity in management.

  • LacquerCritic
    +3

    I'll pipe in and say that I'm new but looking forward to using Snapzu in a different way than I used reddit. Small is good for now, I think! Beautiful website, I must say.

  • VoyagerXyX
    +3

    That's amazing. I mean truly amazing.

  • ASS
    +3

    Quite the influx.

  • Juka
    +1

    I love the look of this site. A bit laggy but surely because of the current reddit migration

  • Pterion
    +1

    I am really hoping that this site flourishes into something beautiful, and that some small niche communities pop up.

  • ima11
    +1

    The reason they are coming here, is because this is such a great site. This might very well be the next Reddit.