hey everyone. if you want to post links or discuss the Reddit blackout today, please localize it to this thread in order to keep things tidy! Thanks!

I just used Power Delete Suite to remove all my comments and submissions

https://github.com/j0be/PowerDeleteSuite

I am just a drop in the ocean, but I won’t be going back to reddit now that’s I’ve discovered the fediverse

this feels like the internet I fell in love with back in the mid 90s with smaller communities and no corporations trying to control what I interact with

@Sanctonis@beehaw.org
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Considering doing what someone else suggested and editing all your comments to explain why you left, to mess with the data it has access to rather than outright removing it

CodePy
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Haha this sounds like such an amazing F you to reddit.

Pigeon
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This is what I did, too. I even included a little blurb about Lemmy.

I suspect the account might just get banned and comments deleted, but nevertheless they were (or will be) there for at least a little while, and it removed my participation in reddit’s profit machine. It was oh so satisfying to do even if it only had a super small impact.

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oh man I’d love to run that but I feel it’d be wrong to purge all of the technical answers I’ve posted over the years. I think it’s better to pass on that one

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You can filter by subreddit in Power Suite Delete, so if your tech answers are in specific subs, you can leave those alone and delete everything else

it had an option to export your comments into a .csv, so theoretically you could post them elsewhere if you want

but that could be a lot of work so I understand just leaving comments as they are

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Archiving copies of my Reddit history would be nice, but here’s a somewhat idiotic question.

I use commas in copy a lot, so a CSV file sounds like a nightmare. How’s that handled?

TheRtRevKaiser
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you can enclose the contents of a field in double quotes so that commas within a field don’t break it.

@Cipher@beehaw.org
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Csv is not always comma delimited. It could also be delimited with a tab, semicolon, or pipe (|)

@T0RB1T@beehaw.org
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Isn’t a tab delimeted spreadsheet normally called a TSV, as in “Tab-Separated Values”?

Isn’t CSV literally Comma-Separated Values?

Sorry, pedantry doesn’t die.

@Cipher@beehaw.org
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A little bit yes, a little bit no

Tab delimited csv are sometimes called tsv, but just as often you’ll see csv (tab delimited) as a file type option

See the wiki section on standardization for details.

Csv currently includes the following delimiters:

Comma, space, tab, pipe, or semicolon

flatbield
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I believe CSV format has quoting rules. Hope the software understands them. :)

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Just kicked it off on my account, it’s currently rewriting every Reddit comment I ever made. Feels good.

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