Reddit has announced a new initiative to pay its top contributors for popular posts, marking a significant change for the platform. This move comes after a backlash in June when parts of Reddit were inaccessible due to protests against senior management decisions. While most groups have returned to the platform, some notable absences remain, such as the subreddit dedicated to transcribing images for visually impaired individuals. The payment system revolves around Reddit’s “gold” awards, which users can give to posts or comments they particularly like. These gold awards will now have real-world value, ranging in price from $1.99 to $49.