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Instead of using API calls for user navigation, you can keep a synchronized local mirror of whatever subreddits the user is interested in.

I have a repository somewhere with a thing that does that, through Reddit's .json URLs, mirroring subreddits into Git repositories full of JSON files, and then serving a minimal local web interface with real time updates. I'll make a note to clean it up and publish it...

That's a very clever idea.

I've been playing with FreeBSD's ports system this afternoon. There's something to be said for using the filesystem instead of a database, API calls or whatever.

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