Women’s and men’s fashion advice subreddits are protesting Reddit’s API changes and recent moderator actions by hilariously changing their focus: now posts on these subreddits must be about 1700s fashion. Both r/femalefashionadvice And r/malefashionadvise the subreddits flipped after putting the choice to a community vote, and the subreddits are now filled with wonderful threads asking for information on very old fashion.
An amazing thread in r/femalefashionadvice, titled “How to dress for dinner with the guy I rejected but now love? (1813)”, is clearly an Elizabeth Bennet role-playing game from Pride and Prejudice. “How can I dress in a way that says, ‘I’m so grateful you saved my sister and my whole family, but I don’t want to embarrass you about it either, but also I’m totally in love from you now and if you proposed again I swear I would accept? “Wrote the user. Many comments play delightfully, with one user asking for the age of the original poster and noting, if they are over 30 years old, to “get fired up and seriously give up”. A thread asks the community for recommendations on “Which glove is best to slap someone with? »
The old-school changes are all a lot of fun, but the subreddits are part of a larger movement of dissent at Reddit that has taken place over the past few weeks. Over 8,000 subreddits shut down to protest API changes that will force popular apps to shut down, but many subreddits have reopened after to feel threatened by Reddit.