Ok, this is an older article, but I sense that it could be affecting us soon.
According to Quartz, the redesign beta should be unveiled any day now.
I suspect that it is not going to go well. I'm not saying that because I know what it looks like. I am saying that because $200M in VC funding searching for an IPO is not going to be easily reconciled with the Reddit community.
Have you run a server stress test lately? I recommend hitting it with a sledgehammer and then throwing it off a cliff into the Atlantic Ocean. If it can survive that, it has a chance of surviving a massive Reddit influx.