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Every article of clothing, has an irremovable tag.

A reddit user posed the question, “Satan opens up Heck, a lighter version of Hell. What kinds of tortures are in it?” Here are a few of the responses. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jul 19, 2016 - 216 comments

"We have to choose between silence and the acceptance of risk."

Even Doing Academic Research On Video Games Puts Me At Risk: On managing personal information in a risky field.
posted by Pope Guilty on Jul 11, 2016 - 29 comments

A "kinder, gentler" Reddit?

"Imzy is one attempt to tackle the problems created by anonymity and community on the internet, a powerful set of dynamics that many entrepreneurs have tried to take on before — often unsuccessfully. While anonymity and pseudonymity can spur swift growth at fledgling sites, they also create breeding grounds for vitriol-spewing trolls that have made many online environments toxic." [SLNYT]
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Jun 8, 2016 - 90 comments

Ah. You elect the person with the most worms.

A young man sits on a large blob of slowly undulating plastic. This is DAVE. Each time that he shifts his weight, the whitish mass beneath him adjusts itself slightly, forcing him to move in a constant search for comfort. [slreddit, beware!]
posted by katrielalex on May 23, 2016 - 10 comments

“Hermione,” Ron said quietly, “what’s a tax shelter?”

While the papers explore her motives, the blogs explore the papers motives, and reddit gives us a clear cross section of their motives, I'll just sit here hoping Mallory Ortberg keeps this going.
posted by avalonian on May 11, 2016 - 68 comments

Ninjas Mapping the Rabbit Hole

THE SECRET RULES OF THE INTERNET: The murky history of moderation, and how it’s shaping the future of free speech [Potentially NSFW - language & content]
posted by chavenet on Apr 14, 2016 - 16 comments

The Warrant Canary in the Content Mines

Reddit has removed its warrant canary. One might take that to mean they've been subpoenaed. [more inside]
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Apr 1, 2016 - 58 comments

Steve Wozniak Answers Your Questions

Steve Wozniak hosted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) at reddit which attracted a lot of (good) discussion. Posts previously about Woz here, here, here, here, and here. Steve even stopped by AskMe once with a very gracious and interesting answer.
posted by SpacemanStix on Mar 19, 2016 - 17 comments

Those who do not learn from the Reddits of the past...

Reddit 3016 is the result of 4 years of work by Blair Erickson, who built a very detailed parody of what Reddit 1,000 years from now might look like; including alternate sites like HoloTube and Huffington Planet to make the experience complete. Although most of the posts are satire of au courant Reddit trends, it is at least worth admiring the amount of detail, including fake comments on fake Imgur (sorry, Hologur) posts.
posted by blahblahblah on Feb 29, 2016 - 18 comments

"there are ten enthusiastic seconds in 6 weeks"

What is the coolest mathematical fact you know? (SLReddit)
posted by holmesian on Feb 14, 2016 - 50 comments

Kirk Cousins does not cheat on his wife

It began as a strange post on the Redskins's subreddit outlining the secret to quarterback Kirk Cousins's talent: faithfulness to his wife, Julie. This has spun off into an entire community celebrating the couple, which is currently excited about a touching moment from Kirk's AMA today. [more inside]
posted by The Devil Tesla on Feb 4, 2016 - 33 comments

"When Your Fat Pic Goes Viral as a Feminist Cautionary Tale"

Writer Hale Goetz had just finished Christmas dinner with her family when she got the call: “A picture of you is on the front page of r/funny,” my friend told me. I’m not a regular Reddit user, but I know about r/funny—it’s a popular subpage, a place with a lot of cat pictures. Funny? Had I been funny? I traced back through the past week, wondering if I had finally made one of my 119 Twitter followers laugh, but then my stomach clenched as my friend explained my stardom wasn’t because I had been funny. It was because I had gotten fat.
posted by Room 641-A on Jan 6, 2016 - 72 comments

Strip Magic: The Gathering

Mark Rosewater, the head designer of card game Magic: The Gathering posted to tumblr about a rejected card. Magic: The Gathering is a complex card game where each card has rules that affect the outcome of the game. The card in question:

Disrobing Scepter. Artifact. Activate: Target player either discards a card or removes a piece of clothing.

Again, this is not a card that will be seen in play. Rosewater's tumblr post was submitted to reddit. Magic enthusiasts started an earnest discussion on the rules and protocols of Strip Magic. The discussion is focused on Magic rules, useful cards and is surprisingly mature. Gross and offensive replies to the reddit thread are appropriately downvoted. The discussion is ongoing. Enjoy.
posted by hot_monster on Dec 24, 2015 - 30 comments

Some places are like people: some shine and some don't.

My family made a gingerbread rendition of the Overlook Hotel from Kubrick's "The Shining, complete with a rice crispie treat maze and interior rooms depicting famous scenes (SL reddit)
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Dec 24, 2015 - 31 comments

I'm Jessamyn West, a cyborg from the TV show House, AMA

Metafilter's until-recently-own Jessamyn West recently did an AMA on Reddit, and the post was subsequently chosen as a starting point by the /r/SubredditSimulator (previously), which is a "fully-automated subreddit that generates random submissions and comments using markov chains, with each bot account creating text based on comments from a different subreddit." I'd say a good 90% of the post titles on /r/SubredditSimulator are obviously gibberish, but every now and then, it will generate one that is close enough to plausible that it fools me. This was one of them.
posted by kcds on Dec 19, 2015 - 7 comments

"Now that we've settled it, OP should probably delete this thread."

At the age of 43, Kelly Slater has done just about everything a professional surfer can do, and done it more than once. After eleven world championships, (he was both the youngest (at 20) and oldest (at 39) to be ranked #1) he's the all-time win leader, and the first surfer ever to earn two perfect waves at Tahiti Pro. He romanced Nicole Eggert on Baywatch. According to Slate you should be worshipping him. Now his greatest achievement is at hand. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Dec 18, 2015 - 29 comments

And a fourth one, le'Mehadrin, for Chinese food

So it's Chanukah. Time to ask that age-old question: Do Jews have trash cans in their kitchen?
posted by Mchelly on Dec 11, 2015 - 36 comments

Fun with n-grams and the internet's other discussion site

You may have heard about n-grams, which identify particular strings of text in a large corpus (an n=3 n-gram could be "plate of beans"). You probably have played with Google Ngram search which lets you look through millions of books to see the first use of the phrase, or when it was most popular (though be warned, recent research shows some limitations, such as the false popularity of a certain expletive in the 1700s). The newest is the Reddit ngram search by 538, which lets you chart the rise and fall of things progressive and regressive. I await more insights in the discussion...
posted by blahblahblah on Nov 22, 2015 - 20 comments

Robots that are Shitty

Reddit has a section devoted to robots that are shitty. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Nov 22, 2015 - 30 comments

Can social networks substitute for peer review in science?

This year, the scientific workshop ADAPT shakes the status quo in the scientific process by using reddit as its primary review system. [more inside]
posted by knz on Nov 16, 2015 - 43 comments

/r/gonwild

"Loadingicon are small, trippy-looking color-limited .gifs that would make good or at least interesting animated icons or loading screens.
Gifs posted should be a closed loop, and animated either by hand or computer.
Gifs drawn from film, television, or other video sources are not allowed. Reposts or posts that otherwise aren't a good fit may be removed at the mods' discretion.
[more inside]
posted by growabrain on Oct 18, 2015 - 13 comments

Supported by the McGarblin Group

It's 1983, time to watch Computer Show. There are only a couple of episodes uploaded to Youtube, but the first one features custom art work site Lumi, and the second explores Reddit. [more inside]
posted by zabuni on Oct 14, 2015 - 23 comments

Reddit, Florence 1400

A year ago, someone took a well-composed photo of a fight in Ukranian Parliament. This prompted the creation of a small subreddit that finds photos (many soccer-related), that look like they're from the Renaissance - r/AccidentalRenaissance. Here are a few post samples: Pence & Morse * Ukraine * The Orchestration of Heisenberg * Maldini * The Accused, Etc.
posted by growabrain on Oct 10, 2015 - 45 comments

Survivor: Second Chance

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Survivor: Second Chance, by Josh Wigler [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Sep 17, 2015 - 71 comments

goprotog

GoPro on a weather balloon over Arizona (photo)
Reddit comment describing the student project
Video showing preparation details and more footage of the earth (stay for the slo-mo shot of the balloon bursting at high altitude) [more inside]
posted by michaelh on Sep 11, 2015 - 5 comments

"I just wasted an hour. I hope you're happy."

me irl - Mefi's own The Devil Tesla describes the project: "Me irl is a subreddit where every post must be titled 'me irl'. The prompt is to post 'selfies of the soul'. It has 250k subscribers, and is responsible for several of the highest scoring links on reddit of all time, including #7. This is the burden I carry with me." [via mefi projects]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 6, 2015 - 65 comments

"I caught this transparent gecko in my French press turned iridescent"

On /r/SubredditSimulator, all the posts and comments are made by bots. These bots generate text using Markov chains trained on humans' comments from different subreddits. Their posts are at times ordinary, surreal, revealing, and even self-aware. [more inside]
posted by Rangi on Aug 30, 2015 - 20 comments

Ftaires! We have found ftaires!

For the last three days, a Search and Rescue Officer for the US Forest Service has been telling his stories to the NoSleep subreddit. They are by turns unsettling, sad and and just plain creepy ... and what's with the stairs? Read the comments, too. [more inside]
posted by daisyk on Aug 28, 2015 - 97 comments

The Imaginary Network

The Imaginary Network rounds up under categories the various subreddits for imaginary art such as Imaginary Cityscapes, Ebony, Architecture, Ruins, History, Science, Starships, Aww, Weather, Armored Women and more.
posted by TheophileEscargot on Aug 1, 2015 - 12 comments

“The moderatocracy lives on inside us all.”

When the Internet’s ‘Moderators’ Are Anything But [New York Times] The title suggests a steward of civility and decency. But online, unpaid moderators can become a force for mayhem. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 21, 2015 - 60 comments

The heads are rolling today

"Ellen Pao is stepping down as Reddit’s CEO, a move that comes amid mounting pressure after a series of management mishaps that has angered its very vocal online community. Steve Huffman, Reddit co-founder and its original CEO, is taking over immediately."
posted by Chocolate Pickle on Jul 10, 2015 - 576 comments

Reddit going dark.

Subreddit Moderators rebel against Admins Triggered by the surprise termination of Victoria Taylor, AKA /u/chooter, Director of Talent and sole official contact for /IAMA by the Reddit admins, and more generally in protest for what has been seen as a lack of communication with and appreciation for the unpaid volunteers that act as moderators of Reddit, many of the most popular subreddits have gone dark, setting their status to private and thereby hiding their content to the vast majority of users. /r/AskReddit, /r/Books, /r/science, /r/Music, /r/gaming, /r/history, /r/art, /r/videos, /r/gadgets, and /r/movies have followed /r/IAmA in making themselves private. Many other subreddits have also taken steps in solidarity.
posted by leotrotsky on Jul 2, 2015 - 596 comments

A lick is NOT blep 🐈

When 'meh' just won't do: blep. But maybe you're not a cat person. In which case: blop. And yes, there is a place for all other animals - meet blup. (Previously.)
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 1, 2015 - 19 comments

10 years, 1,715,454,785 comments (.36% of which mention cats)

Reddit, the other front page of the internet, turned 10 today (best comment on the anniversary "We made it 10 years without drama!") and celebrated with a look back. It addition to the most liked posts, it also revealed some other interesting posts and replies. Some of the most gilded ever are well-written responses to Reddit's/the Internet's own problems (links go to responses, not topics): attacks on PUAs/MRAs, racism, and jokes about Asians. Of course, more true to popular form, the most gilded ever are about League of Legends and a NSFW thread that combines pranks with too much homophobic subtext. The most saved threads on Reddit tell you how to get free things on the internet, how to study, and where to go before you die. And, of course, there are good old standbys like "what is the best picture on the internet" and "what gif reduces you to laughter every time." Reddit now faces many challenges for its next 10 years.
posted by blahblahblah on Jun 23, 2015 - 69 comments

CRISIS ON INFINITE SUBREDDITS

After last month's vow to curb targeted harassment and make the site a safer platform for all users, the admins of Reddit began making good on that promise yesterday by banning five offensive subreddits deemed guilty of doxxing, brigading, and otherwise tormenting others, including /r/fatpeoplehate -- a militantly anti-HAES forum whose attacks had recently extended to the admins of popular image host Imgur. In reaction, the 150K subscribers of FPH and their sympathizers in other fringe subreddits went on a rampage, creating countless clones (all banned), filling the front page with hate posts, and disregarding the veneer of free-speech activism to viciously slander Reddit CEO Ellen Pao personally. The dissenters advocate a mass exodus of the hate subs to Voat.co [obligatory_wonka.gif], a moderation-free clone of Reddit that has already crashed under the traffic. Ongoing coverage by the enlightened popcorn-munchers of SubredditDrama. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jun 11, 2015 - 495 comments

The Yellow Kid

Based on such continuous disappointment you'd think that trust in these grandiose, empty promises would wane - yet articles like this are more popular then ever. How click bait articles work (this will amaze you!)
posted by chavenet on May 7, 2015 - 21 comments

I'll fess up. I pushed the button.

Can you resist? Step right up and sample the latest Internet inanity. Someone over on Reddit has created a button that you can either click or not click, according to your own personal inclinations. As I was, before learning of the button, not clicking it, I chose to click it, so that I could experience the full breadth of the system.
posted by rankfreudlite on Apr 2, 2015 - 89 comments

Is there historical consensus as to who actually Shot the Sheriff?

How did the Spacing Guild develop such a stranglehold on the Padishah Emperor? What led to the split between the People's Front of Judea and the Judean People's Front in the first century? If Franz Ferdinand's assassination was the inciting cause for WWI, how are they still able to go on tour? How could Scrooge McDuck have maintained his extraordinary wealth from the 1940s onward without destabilzing the entire world's economy? Did the 'genocide' against the Air Nomads REALLY happen? And, finally, how did the Eagles manage to rescue Frodo and Sam at Mt. Doom and still have time to record "Hotel California"? [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey on Apr 1, 2015 - 27 comments

Ellen Pao Loses Silicon Valley Bias Case Against Kleiner Perkins

"The plaintiff, Ellen Pao, had accused the firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, of discriminating against her in the course of her employment and eventual dismissal. The decision handed Kleiner a sweeping victory in a case that had mesmerized Silicon Valley with its salacious details while simultaneously amplifying concerns about the lack of diversity in the technology industry." Pao is now the CEO Reddit - Relevant Reddit thread.
posted by marienbad on Mar 28, 2015 - 52 comments

"YOU'RE NOT GOING TO WORK TODAY, THE CAMP IS BEING EVACUATED."

I am Ben Lesser, the last survivor of the Dachau death march.
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Mar 14, 2015 - 20 comments

How Reddit Became a Worse Black Hole of Violent Racism than Stormfront

The world of online hate, long dominated by website forums like Stormfront and its smaller neo-Nazi rival Vanguard News Network (VNN), has found a new — and wildly popular — home on the Internet. [NSFW racist language]

Keegan Hanks of the Southern Poverty Law Center discusses racism on the "front page of the internet".
posted by lkc on Mar 10, 2015 - 397 comments

The grim nightmare of successfully banning booze

Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald recently did an AMA on Citizenfour, their Oscar winning documentary about Snowden and the NSA scandal. Among the highlights is Snowden discussing the relationship between people and their governments and how enforcing the law too well actually can have severe drawbacks.
posted by Drinky Die on Feb 24, 2015 - 24 comments

Do not add "bruh" or "fam" to your post title just to sound black.

Almost five years ago Metafilter was introduced to Black People Twitter, but Metafilter has no chill. Since then Black People Twitter has become hot af. Compilations of black people being hilarious on twitter that were posted to reddit and a Black People Twitter subreddit was created, and has since grown to over 165,000 subscribers. [more inside]
posted by ND¢ on Jan 29, 2015 - 46 comments

It's expensive to be poor.

What do poor people buy that no one else does? [askreddit post]
posted by empath on Jan 15, 2015 - 118 comments

Why does it matter that you're female?

3 female computer scientists held a Reddit AMA. You can totally guess what happened next.
posted by bq on Dec 19, 2014 - 138 comments

The greatest story Reddit ever told

The first communication I ever received from Dante Orpilla landed in my mailbox one morning in the summer of 2011. The handwritten letter, filling up six pages of legal-sized paper, arrived in an envelope stamped with a return address to the Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan, Ore.
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 26, 2014 - 10 comments

Get these M*therf*cking snakes out of my theater!

I kick people out of my Alamo Drafthouse movie theaters without a refund for texting and talking. AMA. From tales of snake handlers spraying blood all over the theater, to angry patrons yelling at security guards, the Alamo Drafthouse still remains raucous after all these years. [more inside]
posted by Annika Cicada on Oct 27, 2014 - 25 comments

Vigilanteville

"Revenge is never pretty, but when done meticulously, intelligently, and psychotically, it sure is a thing of beauty." Al Jazeera tells the story of James McGibney, founder of BullyVille and CheaterVille.
posted by frimble on Oct 10, 2014 - 61 comments

Reddit: Somalia Of The Internet

In response to criticism over the banning of infamous subreddit TheFappening, where private photographs of women (both celebrities and not) were being circulated, Reddit chief Yishan Wong released a controversial op-ed stating that Reddit considers itself "not just a company running a website where one can post links and discuss them, but the government of a new type of community." T.C. Sottek, writing for The Verge, asserts that if this is the case, then Reddit is assuredly a failed state. [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Sep 12, 2014 - 272 comments

My Little Tulpa: Friendship is Magic

"Tulpas are sentient beings imagined into existence using meditation-style exercises. Their creators, known as 'tulpamancers', form the internet’s newest subculture, meeting online at tulpa.info and the subreddit r/tulpas." [more inside]
posted by Zed on Sep 4, 2014 - 103 comments

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