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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.


    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.

    Article Link: Latest Alien Blue Update Gifts Pro Users With Four Years of Reddit Gold
  2. okboy macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2010
    Reddit is a hate site, think twice about supporting them with any money.
  3. mabaker macrumors 65816


    Jan 19, 2008
    Can you elaborate?

    It started as a free for all americana but it evolved into more and more modded version of Facebook. You do realise that the initial reddit was supposed to be the going back to the roots of the internet type of thing where all the information was given and no moderation was supplied and where users decided about the content, not some external entity.
  4. iLoveiTunes macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2011
    Stop this BS... reddit is simply awesome.
  5. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2009
    Reddit is largely a cesspool. It definitely suffers from the anonymous aspect much like message boards.
  6. pdaholic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2011
    Sounds like MacRumors.
  7. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604


    Oct 13, 2008
    Everywhere And Nowhere
  8. macduke macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    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!
  9. rweavere macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2014
    Indiana, USA
    If you've already viewed the message and not redeemed yet, you can choose to redeem your gold membership before 3/31 by scrolling to the top of your feed and just below the search bar there will be a redemption link. Select your account and click 'Redeem"
  10. mzeb macrumors member


    Jan 30, 2007
    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.
  11. naeS1Sean macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    Scranton, PA
    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.
  12. gfuexia macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2016
    So you admit that you're ignorant, but you continue to stand by your statement. Sounds like a typical Mac user to me!
  13. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    I'm pretty sure you are confusing Reddit with 4chan. What you describe is not Reddit.
  14. Paradoxally macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2011
    That's the darknet.
  15. naeS1Sean, Mar 11, 2016
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    naeS1Sean macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    Scranton, PA
    Wow. Harsh, no? I wasn't standing by my statement. I was asking for help from others who knew more. That's why I said I was ignorant. Do you know what that word actually means?
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  16. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    4chan isn't that bad, is it? I have friends of friends who go on it and I know it is seedy, but it's not child porn seedy, is it?

    I thought that kind of seedy was Silk Road?

    All of our comments discussing this mix up are going to be modded away, aren't they?
  17. MasterMac macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2003
    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.
  18. budselectjr macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2009
    You also could be thinking about 4chan.
  19. ziggie216 macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2008
    hate site? and how is that compare to macrumors
  20. naeS1Sean macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    Scranton, PA
    That's what one of the other people said. That's probably the case. :)
  21. jetjaguar macrumors 68030


    Apr 6, 2009
    Nice I'll take 4 years of free gold I guess
  22. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68020


    Jul 10, 2008
    Makes it clear that Reddit is going with a subscription based requirement for their apps in the future. Using the apps will require a gold membership. Those that already own the app will be "grandfathered in", at least for 4 years currently. Those that download the app later will have to pay for a gold subscription to use it or get much of the functionality.

    Gotta make money somehow when you're hosting one of the largest sites in the world and not seeing normal advertising work out well for ya.
  23. tonyr6 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2011
    Brooklyn NY
    I block reddit from my search engines using this script after I searched on so called inocent Google about pregnant cat and the reddit link was loaded with profanity. Reddit is the cesspool of the interent and so is Twitter.
  24. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

    Jun 8, 2011
    I guess creating accounts on forums to troll people is the 21st century version of prank calling people you don't like?
  25. spazzcat macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2007
    Maybe you should go there and find out the vast amounts of information you are missing out on.

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