TL;DR: Replit and Replit Ask are broken due to staff not listening to feedback, making users pay more for less, mods abusing their power, botting activity, and repl.co going down frequently. This topic aims to share my opinions on these issues.
Dear fellow Replit users,
I wanted to take a moment to express my thoughts and feelings about the state of Replit and Replit Ask. Unfortunately, I have to say that the platform is broken, and there are multiple issues that are making the user experience less enjoyable than it should be.
First of all, the staff’s lack of response to user feedback is extremely disappointing. Many of us have voiced our concerns and suggestions for improvement, but it seems that most of the staff members are not interested in listening to us. It is essential to have an open and transparent dialogue between the users and the staff to ensure that the platform is meeting the needs of the community.
Another significant problem is that Replit seems to be making users pay more for less. We’ve seen egress restrictions and talk about canceling free deployments, which was the entire point of making Replit. This is not what we signed up for, and it’s a shame to see the platform heading in this direction.
The issue of mods abusing their power is another topic that needs to be addressed. While some mods are doing an excellent job (@not-ethan!!!), there are others who seem to take pleasure in flexing their authority and imposing their own rules. This kind of behavior is unacceptable, and it undermines the integrity of the platform.
Furthermore, there’s been an increase in botting activity on Replit, which is evident from the number of likes and runs repls are getting. Then, those botted repls get on the trending page, kicking quality repl that people worked hard on out.
Lastly, we can’t ignore the frequent downtimes of repl.co, which is happening 3-5 times (including RIGHT NOW) a week. This not only affects the user experience but also affects those who use Replit for educational and professional purposes.
I understand that I have only touched upon small parts of my opinion on different topics, but I wanted to make a post sharing how I feel about everything. Replit has the potential to be a fantastic platform, but it’s up to the staff to listen to feedback and make the necessary changes. I hope that this post has shed some light on the issues at hand and that we can work together to make Replit a better place for everyone. Thank you for listening.
I would love to get some more feedback and opinions from @bigminiboss, @CoderElijah, @Firepup650, @MiloCat, @GiggaPoggers, @youngchief, @9pfs1, @backjump, @prisems, and anyone else who wants to share and feels like they haven’t been heard.