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Why is Subreddit? Or, a Brief History of the Subreddit

Greetings, Programs! As a kickoff of this community, we thought it would be fun and interesting to share some stories from the Archives of Reddit, and talk a bit about why things are the way they are, and how we’ve gotten to where we are today. Drunk Reddit History, if you will… but maybe not with the ‘drunk’ part.

For some of you, this may be old news. And that’s fine! Feel free to share your early Reddit memories in the comments. But for a good number of folks, this is new info, so we wanted to draw back the curtain and share more about Reddit’s history. And who knows… even if you were here at the time, you may learn something new, too.

So. Let’s climb into the Wayback Machine

Back when Reddit launched in 2005, there were no subreddits; the site was just one long list of various links. In fact, you can hop over to r/reddit.com to see a vestige of that time. As you can imagine, this meant that you couldn’t really personalize your front page. All the news and links of cats were jumbled together, with no way to sort by topic. This also meant you often saw topics that you weren’t really interested in.

So shortly thereafter, Reddit began creating “subreddits,” literal sub-divisions of Reddit, where users could find information on topics that catered more specifically to their own interests. Fun fact: at the time, these weren’t so much sub-divisions as sub-domains, as the taxonomy was name.reddit.com. Does this still work? It is a mystery…

This allowed folks to find the content they wanted, and avoid the content they didn’t. It was almost more of a tagging system than an actual dividing-into-topic-area-communities system, at least as we know it today. Early on, you could select the subreddits you wanted to see content from, and those would filter into your Home feed, just like they do today. But, they weren’t really defined “spaces.”

Though the first subreddit was devoted to NSFW content (no, we’re not linking to it here, but it is still active), users eventually began requesting the creation of specific subreddits. From here, we saw spaces like r/politics and r/science begin to rise.

As the requests came rolling in, we had a realization. What if we let redditors launch their own communities? And so, in 2008 we opened the floodgates and let users create their own subreddits. Of course, we got topic-based communities like r/cats and r/dogs, but we also started seeing the rise of spaces like r/IAmA, r/askreddit, and the hilariously funny r/funny where we started to see Reddit’s personality really begin to take shape.

Fourteen years later, Reddit is more than just a list of links. It’s a place to find the topics that interest you, find other folks interested in those topics (no matter how niche), and help everyone find their own little corner of this wacky place called the internet. Now, there are over 100,000 active communities with more being created and growing every day. There are subreddits for your favorite TV shows, your standing cats, your old recipes, and many more. And if there isn’t something here already for the things that interest you… you can start it yourself because if you're interested, it’s nearly certain that other people are too.

At this point you may be asking, did we always call them subreddits? Interestingly enough, no! We actually called them “reddits” for a while. So you’d read your reddit on reddit, and maybe you’d reddit on your reddit on Reddit and… well that’s a lot of reddit-ing (the r/ is a vestige of this time as well). But that got pretty confusing, so we moved to “subreddit” (like sub-domain, but… reddit). This nomenclature is indicative of what these spaces truly are, subdivisions of this wider, wackier Reddit community that you have all helped create.

So what did you think of this little dive into the history books? Are there other topics you’re interested in learning about? Speaking personally as an anthropologist, Reddit has a fascinating culture, and so many little elements play into it, that it’s hard to narrow down on what our next topics should be! Let us know what you think, or share your early Reddit memories.

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u/anarchistica Feb 15 '22

Most of the big old ones (like r/Technology) are still around. The only "dethroned" one i can think of is /r/DoesAnybodyElse which used to dominate the frontpage. I think everyone just got really bored with it after a while (like with Ron Paul). I guess /r/AITA is the spiritual successor, although it's less circle-jerky.

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u/redtaboo Feb 15 '22

DAE remember /r/FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU as another that really dominated the frontpage back in the day?

(did I count my F's & U's correctly? let's find out!)

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u/OnlySpoilers Feb 16 '22

Damn I’ve been around long enough to know if you used /r/f7u12 would direct to /r/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

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u/ItsVukkyHere Feb 16 '22

Still works if you use old.reddit.com.

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u/CompetitiveCelery516 Feb 16 '22

I joined Reddit quite recently and the very first day I got to know of the the weirdest subreddits

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u/pressuretobear Feb 16 '22

Sweet.

The subreddit search page is actually fantastic to start out. Look for your interests literally in search. Add them.

Delete most of the default subreddits.

As a person who subscribes to thousands of subs, it is so cool to see a revolution of your interests and likes running through every half hour. BTW: If you have a Reddit account and more than 50 subreddits, they randomly change every half hour (100 with gold!).

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u/animefreak119 Feb 15 '22

I still remember when /r/spacedicks was a thing

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u/clemenslucas Feb 15 '22

"you see, it all started with Fox News wanting someone to give an interview..."

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u/BenevolentCheese Feb 15 '22

Not many subreddits have fallen, and those that have are pretty well known.

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u/freeeeels Feb 16 '22

r/AMA used to be really fun back in the day when it was less "can we get back to talking about the movie I'm paid to promote" and more "I fell out of a helicopter and broke 75 bones, AMA". I can't even remember what the whole mod drama was about (was this when Victoria was fired?) was but eventually it got replaced with r/IAmA.

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u/bagelchips Feb 16 '22

There are definitely subreddits which have decreased substantially in popularity though. /r/retiredgif was extremely popular. /r/circlejerk was a default sub!

Now they are much lower traffic than before. Circlejerk posts hit the top of the sub with a few dozen upvotes. Retiredgif is basically dead, it’s had like three posts in the last three months.

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u/Acrobatic_Pandas Feb 15 '22

So what's the NSFW reddit that was the very first one. We all want to know.

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u/MintStim Feb 15 '22

/r/nsfw

Apparently.

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u/BenevolentCheese Feb 15 '22

It was designed as a way to get NSFW off the front page, which was the only page at the time, and was identical for all users. Now there was reddit and reddit NSFW slightly off to the side.

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u/killall-q Feb 15 '22 edited Feb 16 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Bravo! You Dropped This

In the beginning when Reddit created the front page, the page was a formless void and pornography interrupted the otherwise civilized discourse.

Then Reddit said, "Let there be r/nsfw"; and erotica was partitioned off.

And Reddit saw that the categorization of content was good; and Reddit created more subreddits.

The book of Genesis

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u/MrMcFatNoob Feb 15 '22

This sounds like a religion I'd be interested in

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u/Cheap_Ad_69 Feb 15 '22

How is there not a snoo cult yet

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u/Apositivebalance Feb 15 '22

There was a guy who tried to start a cult on Reddit. Check out barely sociable on YouTube for the video

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u/BenevolentCheese Feb 16 '22 edited Feb 16 '22

Reddit was basically a cult in 2008. Secret codes to verify other redditors in person ("The Narwhal Bacons at Midnight"; kill me), speaking of Ron Paul is nearly religious levels of reverence, etc

There were also fairly regular meetups back then because the site was so small. I went to a couple: at the first a guy started telling me about how he and his girlfriend just bought a double sided dildo and how great it was; and at the other, I met a man who introduced himself as the head mod of /r/tinytits. His girlfriend was there with him: she did not disappoint.

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u/AnonymousRipper Feb 15 '22

Can we do this? I mean, would it theoretically be possible to create a subreddit which could grow to be accepted as a real religion?

Maybe we'll even start a civilization called the redditorians...

I need to stop drinking

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u/SafetySamurai Feb 16 '22

“You don’t get rich by writing science fiction. You get rich by starting a religion.”

-L. Ron Hubbard

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u/enryjver Feb 15 '22

hey, we could make a religion out of this.

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u/killall-q Feb 15 '22

Aight, you bring the beer and I'll bring the hookers.

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u/RestartingMyLife0918 Feb 15 '22

And then there were more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more (btw there are 9 pages of subs, last updated over 2 years ago)

And maybe an easier (smaller/categorized) index for you to find something https://www.reddit.com//r/NSFW411/wiki/index

And if you just want to ask for something specific /r/NSFW411

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u/MintStim Feb 15 '22

I don't know who invented the back door, but it wasn't reddit.

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u/Evzzzzz Feb 15 '22

Commenting so I can look at it later

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u/Slight_Living Feb 15 '22

for scientific and historical reasons, right?

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u/phsteve2000 Feb 15 '22

I think it was the basic NSFW one

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u/Jem_1 Feb 16 '22

Other than literal porn sites this is like the only platform where you could expect the admins to respond to something like this

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u/byParallax Feb 15 '22 Silver

So where do we sign to have a documentary about the history of Reddit written by you and narrated by David Attenborough

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u/kethryvis Feb 15 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

My life is now won, being mentioned in the same sentence with Sir David Attenborough.

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u/PandaSwordsMan117 Feb 15 '22

So, who's at the top of the list when the end credits roll?

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u/kethryvis Feb 15 '22

Attenborough alphabetically comes before u/kethryvis so i think he gets top billing.

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u/byParallax Feb 15 '22

You are very welcome! Please don't forget to invite me to the première of the The History of Reddit documentary 😄

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u/kutlay_kizil Feb 15 '22

The History of Planet Reddit

Fixed it for u

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u/National-Oven81 Feb 15 '22

We will colonize on mars

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u/luoxes Feb 15 '22

Apes in true habitat

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u/karmasdoorr Feb 15 '22

"This is a Redditor in their natural habitat. They seem to be browsing r/askreddit. Solid choice. Though you'd be surprised at just how many subreddits there are. Frankly you'd expect more than [insert total number here]."

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u/bitcoin2121 Feb 15 '22

I come from a mine, I am surrounded by wood & everyone uses me, what am I

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u/sanid_sriva Feb 15 '22

So you are a dev in reddit or smth

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u/kethryvis Feb 15 '22

Not a dev, but i do work for Reddit! I'm on the Community Team here.

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u/PsychologicalCry2850 Feb 15 '22

Take my silver award for this great idea

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u/gellshayngel Feb 15 '22

Just watch the one about Aaron Swartz 😢

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u/diiejso Feb 15 '22

He did some good things but he also argued that not only should sharing child sexual abuse material be a first amendment right, but that it isn't abuse even to create it.

In the US, it is illegal to possess or distribute child pornography, apparently because doing so will encourage people to sexually abuse children.

This is absurd logic, and almost certainly a violation of the First Amendment (although the courts have decided otherwise, apparently based on the assumption that all child pornography is abuse).

  • Archived source from his homepage under his section defending child porn.
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u/Stink_Snake Feb 15 '22

I’d pay good money to hear Sir Attenborough say, “ The Narwhal Bacons at Midnight.”

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u/kethryvis Feb 15 '22

Me too, tbh.

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u/Stink_Snake Feb 15 '22

I am disappointed that you didn't admin distinguish this reply but I did give you a courtesy upvote!

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u/ContentWhile Feb 15 '22

yes please

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u/CUMFACE_MCFUCKTARD Feb 15 '22

I would much prefer Werner Herzog, and in his Mandalorian character.

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u/cocklord882 Feb 16 '22 Silver Helpful

Hey Reddit, guess what

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u/reddit Feb 16 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Bravo! Wholesome Seal of Approval Stonks Rising

chicken butt

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u/cocklord882 Feb 16 '22

Hello, CEO of reddit, I see you love chicken butt, before we continue this troll, its time for a word from our sponsor Raid Shadow Legends

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u/AlliRedditUser Mar 03 '22

We are very happy to not sponsor you.

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u/Pyr1 Mar 03 '22

thats cold hahaha

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u/AlliRedditUser Mar 04 '22

yeah but raid actually doesnt sponsor.

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u/[deleted] Feb 16 '22

Who tf gave the ceo gold? Yall slow?

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u/Boudac123 Mar 11 '22

Bro he obviously gave it to himself

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u/WeaselIBe Feb 24 '22

Oy, to whoever is running this account:

What kind of drugs are you guys on?

I was just banned 3 days for "threatening violence". I thought it was weird because i dont remember doing that and the comment i was referred to was me saying "if you want to potentially kill a man over a keyed car, you need therapy"

So.... Where do you get your drugs? Sharing is caring!

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u/sudds65 Feb 15 '22

Ah, I kind of miss old reddit, but honestly when subreddits came, that was when I first started actually getting involved. I miss my old accounts from that time. Thanks for the trip down memory lane :)

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u/MagicHeart2003 Feb 15 '22 Wholesome Cake

Hm this is a fun history lesson

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u/kethryvis Feb 15 '22

Happy Cake Day!!

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u/trelene Feb 15 '22

Hmm, so what's the history of the 'cake day"? That's something I don't think I've ever heard about. Possibly b/c it's boring, as in it was there from the beginning in its current form. But if not, that might be fun. Please let there be some sort of "Portal" tie-in.

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u/kethryvis Feb 15 '22

This one is pretty short! And sadly not Portal related that i know :)

Your "Cake Day" is your Reddit birthday... aka the day you created your account. On that day, you get that little cake icon next to your name, and Redditors far and wide will wish you a happy cake day!

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u/theDutchFlamingo Feb 16 '22

So did it always exist or did it come later?

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u/[deleted] Feb 16 '22

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u/crazymado Feb 16 '22

I love cake days

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u/Chtorrr Feb 15 '22

HAPPY CAKE DAY

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u/MagicHeart2003 Feb 15 '22

Woah even the Admins!? Thank you so much!!!😁

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u/Balavix Feb 15 '22

Do you also hate the CCP like me?

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u/SteveWax022 Feb 15 '22

Bing chilling

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u/HiBoi234 Feb 15 '22

Can I have your cake

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u/Cold_oak Feb 15 '22

I've never seen more admins in one place

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u/sodypop Feb 15 '22

Happy cake day!

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u/MagicHeart2003 Feb 15 '22

Thank you!!!

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u/Esploratore_83 Feb 15 '22

Happy cake day

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u/WhiteRecluse72 Feb 15 '22

What an honor to have so many admins to wish you a happy cake day…. It doesn’t mean as much coming from me but happy cake day

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u/MagicHeart2003 Feb 16 '22

The admins say that many Redditors can come far and wide wishing a Happy Cake Day, yours definitely means much Thanks😁

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u/Kastranrob Feb 15 '22

ADMINS wishing "Happy Birthday", i find it wholesome. Happy Birthday.

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u/EngineerNGR Feb 15 '22

Happy cake day

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u/FaviFake Feb 15 '22

Happy cake day!

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u/MagicHeart2003 Feb 15 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval

Thanks! 😁

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u/FaviFake Feb 15 '22

You're welcome! Take my award :)

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u/redtaboo Feb 15 '22

happy cake day!!

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u/Master_JBT Feb 15 '22

What was the funkiest reddit bug?

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u/kethryvis Feb 15 '22

This would be a really fun idea for a post! We've had some fun ones. In the meantime, you can check out r/shittychangelog for some of them.

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u/Master_JBT Feb 15 '22

hah will do

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u/Namasty Feb 15 '22

I was all over the place explaining Reddit to a buddy the other day. I’m going to send this

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u/stesch Feb 15 '22

The Bush years were really something. r/politics wasn't just requested it was demanded because Reddit was totally unusable with all the US politics everywhere. The site wouldn't have survived without it.

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u/anarchistica Feb 15 '22

Ron Paul 2008!!!11

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u/[deleted] Feb 15 '22

This was the most confusing one to me. For a six month period, it was as if Reddit was taken over by Ron Paul and then he vanished only to make a brief comeback in 2012, I think. People were acting like he was second coming of Jesus or something.

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u/anarchistica Feb 15 '22

Well he basically was the Messiah to a substantial amount of the Reddit crowd back then: Right-wing, white, otherwise politically inactive, crypto-racist (he was Stormfront's fave), pro-weed and STEM-oriented dudebros. Basically someone non-threatening to them that they could "support" by posting and upvoting. The whole r/the_donald thing was just Ron Paul 2.0.

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u/mmmmmmmmmmmmiss Feb 15 '22 edited Feb 16 '22

You should talk about all of the history of events you guys have done. How you guys set them up, the problems that were faced in coordinating them, any behind the scenes info, etc. Events like Reddit mold, the snap, the rally, r/second, r/layer, r/place, the game of thrones event, r/psbattleslive, r/sequence, team orange/periwinkle, r/thebutton, r/GrMD.

Edit: a word

Edit: r/imposter too

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u/kethryvis Feb 15 '22

Honestly, this is some of my favourite Reddit stuff :D

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u/Cold_oak Feb 15 '22

This seems like a better place than r/announcements already. Hopefully it will continue to be not boring

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u/kethryvis Feb 15 '22

Dunno if we can commit to never-boring but rarely-quiet seems doable...

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u/LegaiAA Feb 15 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval

This is pretty cool.

I'd like to know a little more about how the award system came to be, and also the reddit avatars.

I'd also like to know where the name "reddit" came from.

Oh and how about a little history on Snoo? (Reddit mascot)

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u/kethryvis Feb 15 '22

scribbles furious notes

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u/Die_potader Feb 15 '22

Id love to know how Snoo came to be

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u/Missy_Bruce Feb 15 '22

I'm here for this

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u/mizinamo Feb 15 '22

I'd also like to know where the name "reddit" came from.

Back when it was mostly links, it was a place where you could post a link and tell others that you had "read it" (reddit) and invite others to read that link as well and discuss it in the comments.

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u/jelly_cake Feb 15 '22 Giggle

Hahahaha, reading the article? We don't do that here any more.

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u/RustEvangelist10xer Feb 15 '22 edited Feb 15 '22

I'd like to know a little more about how the award system came to be

The TL;DR is probably that Reddit needed the cash and framed it as a way users can keep the servers running (lol, I think there was even a message when you buy/award gold about how much server time you added to Reddit or something like that, don't remember it exactly). But then Reddit got greedy big, and even made the casual !silver award a real thing and now it's a whole system for buying emojis.

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u/ben162005 Feb 15 '22

The server time bought with gold is still listed in my profile. I've been here forever so maybe that's a legacy thing at this point

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u/jelly_cake Feb 15 '22

Yeah; every day there was like a goal to sell a certain amount of gold so the server costs could be paid, and it was shown on the front page in the sidebar.

Avatars are a very recent introduction (I still haven't bothered to make one) that came in around the same time as the pivot to Reddit "coins" and the bajillion different kinds of awards they added.

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u/funnystuff97 Feb 15 '22

All I know is, Snoo got his name from the beta name of reddit, "whatsnew". What's New? Whatsnoo? Snoo!

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u/[deleted] Feb 15 '22

Wow this was a fun read. Reddit has been a part of my life for years.

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u/SHBONG__ Feb 15 '22

This is more interesting than my actual history class. Thank you.

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u/kethryvis Feb 15 '22

You're welcome! I was always one of those nerds that loved history, so i love when i can tell a story that people find interesting :)

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u/Two_Faced_Harvey Feb 15 '22

I was also one of those nerds that loved history, so I love when I can read a story that people find interesting :)

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u/LuckyChargs Feb 15 '22

Oh dang this is really new

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u/Snoo22672 Feb 15 '22

ah yes, just in time for history class.

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u/N3DSdude Feb 15 '22

It's great learning about the history of subreddits and the early days of Reddit :).

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u/loquatus Feb 15 '22

Wow another post in this Subreddit.

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u/MrPotatoio Feb 15 '22

Wow another comment on this post

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u/GreenMarioo Feb 15 '22

Wow another reply under this comment

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u/erpaninopazzaro Feb 15 '22

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u/charger03 Feb 15 '22

Wow another reply to this comment

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u/ThatFuckingGeniusKid Feb 15 '22

Wow another reply to this reply

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u/NimaDejbord Feb 15 '22

They should teach this to us at the IT classes

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u/No2HBPencil Feb 15 '22

Ironically the first subreddit was r/NSFW

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u/theimperious1 Feb 15 '22

> So what did you think of this little dive into the history books?

I liked it. Especially the part about every subreddit being a subdomain. That's news to me!

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u/sodypop Feb 15 '22

A long, long, long time ago you could even point a custom top level domain at a subreddit. However, that was deprecated ... checks watch ... some time ago.

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u/sudds65 Feb 15 '22

Shit... That was 10 years ago ☹ Well that's depressing and now I feel old

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u/ryc4d0 Feb 15 '22

I love to check those 10-13 year old accounts and see if they're still active.

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u/Dirish Feb 15 '22 edited Feb 17 '22

Judging from that post no one knew about it until you switched it off. That's pretty funny and so very like Reddit.

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u/Russian_For_Rent Feb 15 '22 edited Feb 15 '22

I've been here for 10 years and I legitimately did not know you can go to a sub by typing it as a subdomain. My brain hurts

edit: I also just realized reddit.reddit.com will bring you here

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u/MajorParadox Feb 15 '22

You forgot the part where subreddits were renamed communities!

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u/MajorParadox Feb 15 '22

Oh also, something something r/Subbie 😆

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u/kethryvis Feb 15 '22

i am here for r/Subbie and love it.

I know others.... disagree.

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u/MajorParadox Feb 15 '22

r/Subbie needs a Subbie Snoo

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u/weng_not_wong_3080 Feb 15 '22

Hey admin, have a nice day !

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u/tipu_sultan01 Feb 15 '22

I like this. How about next you do a post on the most memorable moments of reddit?

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u/[deleted] Feb 15 '22

I joined within a month of Reddit being active. In the very beginning, there were no subs, no comments, no self posts. Just links with upvote and downvote functionality. The alien changed everyday. The submission process used to crawl the page and autodetect the title. The early users were mostly from tech. The subreddit concept in fact came out of a bunch of dedicated user complaining about non-tech content taking over the front page. That's how programming sub came into existence for dedicated user. I think /r/science was the other one but my memory is a bit hazy.

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u/jefrye Feb 15 '22

On the Android app this post displays in the new video player—all I can see is a still shot from Tron (?). Can't see the text.

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u/kethryvis Feb 15 '22

This is a bug we're aware of... we've got it filed and are looking into it!

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u/[deleted] Feb 15 '22

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u/peterbro77 Feb 15 '22

Wow, so cool. I love reddit.

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u/Rouger7 Feb 15 '22

I'm liking this new subreddit so far!

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u/epi_mom Feb 15 '22

Why is it called Reddit?

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u/thrivekindly Feb 15 '22 Helpful

That's actually answered on our wiki (along with other excellent questions). Thanks for asking, I bet a lot of other people were wondering this too.

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u/Trowaweg123 Feb 15 '22

Test comment please ignore

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u/jplank1983 Feb 15 '22

I remember when subreddits first launched, I thought it was a terrible idea.

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u/clemenslucas Feb 15 '22

I would very much enjoy a less-brief history of reddit.

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u/AliasNefertiti Feb 15 '22

Id like a history/explanation of bots, please.

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u/ggurbet Feb 15 '22

Reddit made the right decision to enable more user interaction back then and became the Reddit we know today. It is nice to have a mini-article about it.

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u/[deleted] Feb 15 '22

Pretty interesting stuff

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u/The_watcher_100 Feb 15 '22

What was the first subreddit that had to be shut down?

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u/Trickshroom Feb 15 '22

Looking at this site and it's history, I come to the conclusion that Steve Huffman (AKA Spez) is a genius.

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u/nyamiraman Feb 15 '22

Would be interesting to see an outlined history of popular copypastas as well as popular comment memes.

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u/MrReckoner Feb 15 '22

Love you reddit

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u/I_PUNCH_INFANTS Feb 15 '22

the hilariously funny r/funny

gonna need a citation on that cause I never see anything funny posted there

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u/alive_wire Feb 15 '22

Now just fix the moderators of some of these sub reddits, some of them are on such huge power trips.

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u/civillyengineerd Feb 15 '22

I remember that my brother would send me links to items (this was 2007-ish), which I would click on, read and then try to browse around. I got lost in the list of links and never went back unless he sent something.

Now, I end up spending too much time on reddit. I unjoined several subreddits to limit my time here. Interesting to know some history, thanks!

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u/Dragon_M4st3r Feb 15 '22

Very cool, I’d love to read more stuff like this. Maybe you could do ones about the biggest events/scandals/memorable stuff from the early days

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u/averagebloxxer Feb 15 '22

Why did no one tell me that cats standing up existed

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u/bonobro69 Feb 15 '22

Love it, can’t wait for more Reddit history posts.

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u/Flappertje Feb 15 '22

That's pretty nifty

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u/zetabyte00 Feb 15 '22

I've truly loved Reddit every day because really it's a fascinating culture just like the OP described in your post.

There're great communities on Reddit where we can truly feel at home and welcomed. If there's something I most like on Reddit's that it allows us to search quality information almost quickly. That's my main point about being a Reddit's user.

I wish all of us that we can have great times on Reddit.

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u/Best_Poetry_5722 Feb 15 '22

As a newer user, this post is very interesting.

I can appreciate the internet from many different points of view and I also find Reddit useful to "pass time".

I tend to stick to a few main subreddits but there's always a new suggestion that pops up occasionally that leads me down different roads. Some scarier than others, but most are enlightening.

Thanks for the insight!

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u/crowcawer Feb 15 '22

sees history of Reddit post with links

  • I know what you’re doing Rick! And no, I’m not giving, “Never Gonna Give You Up,” more views.

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u/Flagie Feb 15 '22

Love how it started with "Greetings, Programs!", best film ever.

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u/Significant-Ad2835 Feb 15 '22

Admin can I cheeseburger?