What is Lightstream and how does it work
Lightstream is an open source project designed to improve the Reddit interface, making it easier on the eyes and more social. It was written by the members of the r/LightStream community and is currently in beta. The current development team includes BanjoServ, Inthereals, DoleMangoez, FloppyCat1-2-3 and perhapsthe4th. In order to access this new website, you need to reset your Reddit preferences by going to /settings/l , making sure to turn off Advanced settings. You should make it the main page and not a subreddit, as you will have all of the new features available on the main page. There is also an option on there to upload a screenshot of your preferences. This would help in debugging if someone doesn’t like how their changes look.
To change your theme, go to /l/theme and choose a new one to try. There are currently 4 themes available: default (old style), default, lightstream, and dark lightstream. The screenshots on the right show the difference between each of them. You can also switch out the color scheme if you wish to. To modify your background image, go to /l/background and pick a new image instead of giving it default. The screenshot on the right shows what you should use to make it your background.
Save your settings on the right and you will be ready to go! You will see the new pop-up appear when you log back into Reddit telling you that this is a Lightstream test site. If you view it from /l/ it appears as Lightstream rather than Reddit (if you tried to submit or anything, it just crashed). You can still see all of your posts and comments, but none of them will show up in the stream section. You can still see posts from other users, but they will not show up in your stream until you change it.
If you want to know more about this project, please read the FAQ. Please be sure to use the project subreddit ( /r/lightstream ) and not the main Reddit post as that is here for beta testing only.
Posting With Lightstream [How To Make Post]
How to get a Lightstream loan
For now, you can sign up at /r/LightStream ! You’ll be asked if you want to join the community and if you do, a new subreddit is automatically created for you. You can only apply if you are a member of the sub and are verified. These people will be responsible for handling your loan through Lightstream. Add you on Steam if you haven’t already!
You’ll be able to place applications on the subreddit, which means it will publicly list your loan request. If you are approved, you’ll receive a loan offer directly from Lightstream (we work through escrow). You can pay with Paypal or Bitcoin, we do not accept cash.
1. Be respectful of other users’ time and space 2. Do not spam 3. No loans without personal contact 4. Follow Reddiquette 5. If you are rejected, take it like a gentleman!
Claim your loan request:
You can find an application on the subreddit. You can simply fill out the application and post it to /r/LightStream and someone will approve you. If approved, we’ll give you an offer directly through Lightstream (we work through escrow). Apply for this loan please! You’ll be able to find it here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Kp5b5xywHWnq3Bv-oX_NhHN2QfZzDeyRgVyLSUORlCKw/viewform
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. We will be happy to help!
Pros and cons of using Lightstream
Lightstream is a great idea. It’s just like Reddit, everything on there is just how you want it to be. The main difference with lightstream and reddit is that on lightstream, you can personalise your own subreddit and get it how you want it to be. So Lightstream is a great way for communities to get their own subreddit and make it how the community wants it to be. On top of that, you can also get your own custom image on the front page! You don’t have to worry about any of the people talking bad or rude stuff to the community. You’ll be able to see who adds things on a daily basis and give good feedback, as well as tell people why you think they should merge. That way you can become more involved in the community and can help out with anything needed. Sometimes though, when there is not enough activity in a community, it may be merged along with another one. When that happens, it means there is enough activity in the other community and that way, you won’t have to worry about it being merged with others.
The main concern is that there isn’t enough activity in some communities because not many people know about lightstream. There are also many duplicates as well. For example, if you search for something like “League of Legends”, there will be lots of duplicates because a lot of people think that this subreddit already exists and so they create another one for League of Legends. That is one of the biggest concerns I’ve come across.
Reviews from people who have used Lightstream
Lightstream has had a lot of reviews from people who have used it. Some good and some bad. From what I’ve seen, some people said that they prefer the old reddit interface and want to keep it as is. Some people enjoy lightstream and more people are on there than on reddit, which is a good thing for communities to get going and growing. Some people have said on the subreddit that they’d prefer to keep the old reddit interface, as it was easier to see and navigate. They said that it was difficult to find anything. Some people felt that the new interface made it harder for them to navigate and get around, but they still had fun with it. It’s all up to what you want out of reddit, whether you want it to stay the same as it is, or if you want a new fresh look on how it works.
Some reviews I’ve read are that people said that the “new” lightstream is great, and they enjoy the layout and how everything is easier to find, and how they like the way comments work.
I think that overall lightstream has had a good response from people so far.
The new reddit is a lot better looking than before. I feel like in the old reddit, it was hard to find where things were, especially on /r/gifs… now you have a menu and it’s easier to navigate.
Reddit discussion about Lightstream
A new subreddit has been created by DoleMangoez, the developer of lightstream. It’s rLightStreamReviews. On this sub, you can discuss your thoughts and feelings about the new website and how you feel about it. You can also ask any questions that you may have on there! There will also be many reviews there, as well as just general stuff. You can talk to other people and ask them if they’ve used lightstream or they are planning to use it.
reddit-top-post: dolemanoegm /r/lightstreamreviews, pls upvote
reddit.com/r/lightstreamreviews/comments, 59+ comments /r/lightstreamreviews, pls upvote (29 comments)
The developer is DoleMangoez. The website offers 1GB of free cloud storage. You can upload and download files but if you want more space you need to pay for it.
(taken from dolemanoegm’s comment)