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One of the arguments made for Reddit’s API changes is that they are now the go to place for LLM training data (e.g. for ChatGPT).

I haven’t seen a whole lot of discussion around this and would like to hear people’s opinions. Are you concerned about your posts being used for LLM training? Do you not care? Do you prefer that your comments are available to train open source LLMs?

(I will post my personal opinion in a comment so it can be up/down voted separately)

I was wondering if someone would bring up search engine indexing. Google certainly has the upper hand for LLM training data with Reddit’s new API change since they have the comments anyway. This is a big reason I fear these API changes, it is very much concentrating power in the hands of already powerful companies.

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I really don’t think Reddit changed because of the AI, it’s just for the IPO, trying to pump and dump it sky high.

It’s really sad when you imagine what we could do as a species, if we could work together instead of trying to one-up each other.

It kind of brings me back to decentralized services, which for me is the ultimate freedom model, and I’m loving this alternative to Reddit.

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