On August 1st, 2023, tedd.it will cease its operations and shut down permanently.
With the new restrictions on the Reddit API taking place, tedd.it’s access to Reddit and its content has been severely limited, effectively rendering the site unusable for more than a handful of users.
This is the cause for the “429 Too Many Requests” errors you see lately.
Sadly, tedd.it is just one more victim in a long list of projects and apps killed by the changes. This is a deliberate decision by Reddit, with the intent of killing content scrapers and third-party apps unless they pay enormous, unrealistic fees, simply because they want to cut costs on their infrastructure to protect their bottom line.
This, unfortunately, leaves me with no choice but to shut down the site permanently. Tedd.it serves thousands of users every month, and is hosted, maintained, and paid for out of my own pocket. I cannot possibly afford the hundreds of thousands of dollars that Reddit now demands for access.
Reddit has proved once again that all it cares about is its profits and its upcoming IPO, and that it could not care less about its users, moderators, and content creators. To protect its corporate needs, Reddit ignores community protests, harms accessibility for disabled users, and threatens the volunteers who moderate the site.
To the many users who found tedd.it useful, thank you for using the site. I hope it served you well. I am sad and disappointed that things have to end this way, but alas, the decision has been made for us.
Stay safe out there 🧡
As an alternative to Reddit and tedd.it, I invite you to try Lemmy, an alternative to Reddit built for the Fediverse. It’s free, open source, and not controlled by a company or central entity. Many of those who left Reddit following the chaos have found their home there.
Here are some instances to try: