Go to your preferences, and select "I would like to beta test features for reddit". Refresh the page, and another option ("Use the redesign as my default experience") will be listed just below that. Select that and you will have the redesign.
Alternatively, you can go to new.reddit.com when you want to use the redesigned site.
Could I ask how you found it/learned how to use it?
Sure, I found it a while back using the Web Inspector on Safari. I used the "Timelines" tab, and clicked the record button to see all of the requests the page made.
f.write(item.author + "\n") to
f.write(str(item.author) + "\n"). You have to add the
str() outside of
item.author so that python knows to convert a Redditor object into a string.
Honestly, I think all bots should be registered and a page provided by Reddit listing all active bots. This gives moderators the opportunity to set a global subreddit setting to disallow bots posting in their subreddit if they choose.
The new version of the Pushshift API will have the capability of detecting bots. I will provide an endpoint that lists all bot activity for a specific range of time.
There are a couple major classes of bots. Bots that are script driven only and bots that are human / machine hybrids. They can usually be further divided into bots activated by submission actions, bots activated by comment activity and bots that initiate posts (my Pushshift bot for example posts all new news stories related to Donald Trump's in /r/donaldtrumpwhitehouse
That bot detector sounds like a really useful feature. How accurate is it right now?
It's a feature that mods can enable that hides scores so that people don't dogpile based on what the current score is (People tend to downvote negative posts even further, and conversely upvote highly upvoted posts)