OC Reddit Data Retrieval Request timeline thread

I thought about it and it'll be helpful a thread going of folks who made a request, and when they got their data. To help give other folks an idea of when they might here back, if they put a request in now.

I put my request in the day before the blackout. Still waiting to hear back from Reddit.

Edit: Just FYI I ended up deleting my account before hearing back on this. If I ever do hear back I will update on here, but at this point I'm seriously doubting that will happen.

Edit2: 2023-07-10 - they got back to me. Since I no longer have a reddit account this was emailed to the email address I registered the account with.

Kuujaku, (edited )
Kuujaku avatar

Submitted: 2023-06-21
Received: 2023-07-06

8 year old account.

EDIT: (for Firefox) If you can't remember the date and want to know, you can get it by opening your firefoxes profile directory -> find places.sqlite -> open it with sqlite3 command line or with some gui software and execute this:

SELECT datetime(visit_date/1000000,'unixepoch') AS visit_date, url, title
FROM moz_places, moz_historyvisits
WHERE moz_places.id = moz_historyvisits.place_id AND url LIKE '%https://www.reddit.com/settings/data-request%';

EDIT: Added received date


For firefox on windows which sqlite manager extension should I use? The SQLite Manager I found says "This add-on is not actively monitored for security by Mozilla. Make sure you trust it before installing."

abff08f4813c avatar

I've only tried using sqlite from the command line, but binaries in a zipfile are available for windoze.

Kuujaku avatar

I had this picture in my head that sqlite-manager by lazierthanthou was still available, but now looking into it seems like it has been abandoned for quite some time. My bad! But about this "new" add-on i do not know.
For command line use you can use the binaries like @abff08f4813c said, which can be found here or some gui program like for example DB Browser

Gamers_Mate, (edited )

Awesome thankyou.
Submitted 2023-06-22
Received 2023-07-09

(It feels weird putting the year and month before day.)

Edit: I finally got to delete my account.


Submitted for three accounts: 2023-06-15
Received all three: 2023-07-10

11-year, 10-year, and 3-year old accounts.

Pandantic avatar

Just got mine today. I'm not sure on the request date - I did it from a comment on here that said we should flood Reddit with GDPR requests. However, I'm going to guess somewhere around the week of the blackout 6/12. Does anyone know if there's a way to tell what your request date was?

Submitted: 2023-06-14 (aprox.)
Received: 2023-7-10

Account created: 2012-02-27

I think it will be useful for deleting my account's comments since it has all the links to the comments. Also, kinda cathartic having all this archived personally since I will be deleting/altering all my comments soon, then deleting my account.

Kuujaku avatar

If you are using Firefox check my previous comments, should help you find the request date. Let me know if you use some other browser and i'll get the method for you!


Requested: 9 June 2023, received: 26 June 2023. 2 year old account


Submitted: 2023-06-11
Received: 2023-07-01

Just in time to PowerDeleteSuite all of them still. I only used AlienBlue (which is still working; guess they either forgot to disable that API key, or are keeping it around for shits and giggles) and I noticed in the data logs that they started associating my IP to comments in March 2023, as well keeping IP logs of app usage times or login times in March 2023. Creepy.

Unsayableorc, (edited )
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2 year old reddit account, submitted mine middle of last month.

Submitted: 2023-06-17
Received: 2023-07-06
(Edit: Added Received Date)


Submitted: 2023-06-10
Recieved: 2023-07-01
This is what it looks like

ChrV avatar

Submitted: 2023-06-30
Received: TBD

9 year old account


@abff08f4813c I submitted the request on June 22nd. Still waiting for the data.

onyx, (edited )
onyx avatar

Submitted: 2023-06-19
Received: 2023-07-06

abff08f4813c, (edited )
abff08f4813c avatar

Updating with my own request status.

Submitted: 2023-06-11
Received: 2023-07-10
Account deleted: 2023-06-23

Not sure if I'll ever hear back now that my account is deleted.

@ulu_mulu@lemmy.world avatar

Why did you delete the account before receiving the data?

abff08f4813c avatar

I realized I didn't need actually it anymore, I found another way to find all my content using the pushshift torrents, see https://kbin.social/m/RedditMigration/t/47320/PSA-If-you-have-more-than-1000-posts-more-than - and once I had a copy of that I had a copy of the permalinks/ids i needed to delete/overwrite everything.

Note though that this may not be true of everyone - for example if you want your saved posts beyond 1000 (and these saved posts aren't your own or ones you commented on) then the above trick won't help since pushshift didn't have the saved post information.

abff08f4813c avatar

Report from https://kbin.social/u/@MentallyExhausted@reddthat.com

Timeline is a little hazy (more like a best guess), with estimates aiming towards the longer timeframe.

First request:

Submitted: 2023-06-06
Received: 2023-06-12

Second request:

Submitted: 2023-06-13
Received: 2023-06-20


lemann, (edited )

Submitted: 2023-06-07 (approx)
Received: TBD

Edit: formatting

lea, (edited )

Requested: 2023-06-11

Received: 2023-06-28

Untitled_Pribor, (edited )
Untitled_Pribor avatar

Submitted: 2023-06-15
Received: 2023-07-06

3 year old account

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