Latest Alien Blue Update Gifts Pro Users With Four Years of Reddit Gold

Reddit has released a new version of Alien Blue this week that gifts pre-existing Pro users with a four-year Reddit Gold subscription for free. The one-time gift can be redeemed through a pop-up menu in Alien Blue version 2.9.10.

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Alien Blue is the most popular Reddit app for iPhone and iPad, developed by Jase Morrissey and acquired by Reddit in October 2014. The universal iOS app is free on the App Store, and a Pro tier was previously offered as a $1.99 in-app purchase.

However, Reddit has since decided to focus its efforts on developing an official Reddit for iOS app, and Alien Blue will be removed from the App Store once the new app is released. Reddit for iOS is currently in closed beta testing.

Alien Blue will remain accessible by users that already downloaded the app, but Pro features will likely require a Gold subscription going forward. Reddit's free four-year Gold subscription should help bridge the transition for existing Pro users.

Reddit Gold is a membership program that provides perks such as turning off ads, custom themes, custom avatars, new comment highlighting, subreddit filtering, saved posts and comments categorization, and more. Reddit Gold is $3.99/month or $29.99/year.

Alien Blue [Direct Link] remains available for free on the App Store in the short term.



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20 weeks ago

Reddit is largely a cesspool. It definitely suffers from the anonymous aspect much like message boards.

Sounds like MacRumors.
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20 weeks ago

Reddit is a hate site, think twice about supporting them with any money.

Stop this BS... reddit is simply awesome.
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20 weeks ago

I am ignorant. I know that. But when I hear reddit, I think of the nastiest stuff the world has to offer. (child porn, human trafficking, torture). I'm sure I'm wrong, and I have no idea why my brain associates those things with it. But I've never gone to the reddit website because of that.

I'm pretty sure you are confusing Reddit with 4chan. What you describe is not Reddit.
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20 weeks ago
Saying you should stay away from Reddit because certain aspects of it are really bad is the same as saying you should stay away from the Internet because certain aspects of it are really bad.

There are some great subreddits on that site that are really well moderated, and others not so much. If you filter just the subs that you are interested in and have good communities of people then you will have a fantastic time there. Default subs are usually lower quality because of their default status.
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20 weeks ago

Reddit is a hate site, think twice about supporting them with any money.


That's an interesting statement. My company uses Reddit as a support outlet for its products. Our users love it. Likewise, as a Guildwars 2 gamer there's no better place to go for hints and news about the game as it evolves.

Like the rest of the internet, if there's places you don't want to be don't go there. But there's some valuable information on Reddit.
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20 weeks ago
Like anything online, reddit has parts of their community that are really great and parts that are really terrible. A lot of it depends on how well a sub is moderated. I only casually browse the site now (mostly on desktop when I want to get into some discussions or learn something), but still appreciate this article about getting a free gold account. I had to redownload the app as I don't browse the site as often anymore, but it worked like a charm once I restored my Pro account that I had from back when it was a paid app. Thanks!
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20 weeks ago
Reddit is largely a cesspool. It definitely suffers from the anonymous aspect much like message boards.
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20 weeks ago
Reddit is a hate site, think twice about supporting them with any money.
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20 weeks ago
I've never been loyal to any forum online other than Reddit. Anything you want to ask people, you can do it there, and you will likely get helpful replies and real communication. It's as if Reddit makes everyone as open-minded as they can get, while other forums make people as bigoted and rude as they can get.

Elsewhere you post a thread and you either get no replies or one person says something unhelpful. For some reason Reddit seems a lot more intelligent than the rest of the Internet. I'm not saying it's intelligent, just *more* intelligent than say YouTube comments (Jesus Christ those are dumb for some reason), Facebook comments (which are usually short and say nothing useful) MacRumors comments (which are usually patronising and passive-agressive), and your other usual forums where you have to get use to how things are there before you even start posting. Try doing that every time you have a question on a new forum...

On Reddit you have a forum for literally anything, which means if the paint on your car's gear-shift knob is flaking off, you have a forum for that, with people who won't mind you're new to it, and they'll help you. You don't have to register on SmartCarExpertsDiscuss.com just to post one question.

Also I think the traditional forum structure, with all messages going in the order they were posted with quotes, is totally stupid. I also don't like the huge amount of wasted space your regular forum layouts create, and the fact that discussions are spread across many pages, burying most posts forever. Reddit's system that prioritises upvoted comments and groups replies with the comments to which the reply is to, makes a lot more sense to me. I can actually scroll through pages and read everything and not be lost. Here I scroll up and I see discussions of stuff I have no idea about since there are only snippets of information in the quotes, no context whatsoever. Also maybe the best comment is buried on page 193 just because lots of stupid comments were posted afterwards, so no one will read it. Why give all comments the same priority, when most comments on the internet are going to be useless and stupid? When I join a discussion I don't want to read every comment that was made since it started, just the best ones. Reddit self-moderates in this way, which means that everyone who reads the comments can easily make the content better by upvoting and downvoting it as they go, making the discussion better and better for the next reader.

On Reddit you can go onto a forum and instantly get an idea of what's going on, what the general opinions are, and what has been said and agreed/disagreed on very easily. Go on MacRumors and you have no clue about what the atmosphere and general ideas are without having to read through hundreds of pages.

And saying that Reddit is bad because some of the stuff on Reddit is horrible is like saying the Internet is bad because some of the things on the Internet are horrible. This is the online world, lots of stuff is going to be horrible. But even more stuff is going to be great, helpful and useful to you, and by participating in that, you strengthen the good stuff.
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20 weeks ago

I am ignorant. I know that. But when I hear reddit, I think of the nastiest stuff the world has to offer. (child porn, human trafficking, torture). I'm sure I'm wrong, and I have no idea why my brain associates those things with it. But I've never gone to the reddit website because of that.


Maybe you should go there and find out the vast amounts of information you are missing out on.
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