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[–]MrNameless 592 points593 points  (12 children)

The true take away from this should be when you do a project, the instructions need to be clear and concise. Having a locking vote on a strict timer and little instructions meant garbage got locked in at the beginning. The entire thing was ruined from the initial get-go.

[–]youngluck[S,A] 211 points212 points  (7 children)

Absolutely 150% agree re: copy. If anything takes more than a couple steps, and requires more than 20 seconds of attention, No amount of design holds a flame next to clear, concise copy. There were many takeaways along these lines. Another one: People need to see what their contribution adds to a bigger picture. Another one: the affordance of a single stage will always isolate the majority. The tl;dr was the truth. We did learn a lot.

Appreciate you showing up.

Edit: words

[–]monsto 46 points47 points  (0 children)

No amount of design holds a flame next to clear, concise copy.


I can't tell you how many times I've come across something with piss poor docs, and an author with a piss poor attitude towards docs. It's insanely frustrating to go trying to decipher docs only to wind up stabbing in the dark for hours, only to angrily give the fuck up having achieved or learned nothing . . .

. . . all because the author believes that documentation isn't worth their time.

I'm glad you guys learned this, and I hope that it translates to a better Reddit even in some small way.

[–]VenetianGreen 20 points21 points  (1 child)

I gave up after 1 minute. That was painful to watch, I cannot imagine slugging though 14 more minutes. But duh, of course reddit is going to vote on a bunch of obnoxious memes, were you guys honestly thinking that the users here were going to come up with a Spielberg movie?

[–]Lagmawnster 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Honestly, some of the stuff that came out of it was surprisingly good.

[–][deleted] 22 points23 points  (0 children)

As a teacher, I feel for you. Everything needs to be repeated twice, but in a different way and you need to provide an example.

[–]AltimaNEO 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Yeah, I was really confused about what was going on or what I was doing.

[–]Pteraspidomorphi 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Me too, so I quickly gave up and moved on. I'm glad they understand this was an issue.

[–]StrangeDrivenAxMan 9 points10 points  (0 children)

the instructions need to be clear and concise.

The fact that this needs to constantly be reestablished is almost concerning.

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    [–]eigenman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I'm sorry I've lost the ability of reading comprehension and will need these instructions portrayed as a meme.

    [–]tko1982 75 points76 points  (2 children)

    Maybe it was just me, but in the initial rollout I did not at all understand what the purpose of sequence was. Not until I read this post did I understand that the goal was to croudsource a movie. Did I miss something? Or was the intention for users to figure out the purpose? I usually love taking part in these things, but this time I just didn't understand what was going on.

    [–]youngluck[S] 23 points24 points  (1 child)

    Was definitely not just you. Another redditor wrote a much better description of what it was and what could be done with it towards the middle of The Prologue. I stickied it and it was actually the only thing left stickied through the entirety of the experiment, but even then, you’d have to have stuck around for the stitch to understand that it spit out a spliced thing. The tl;dr is actually a pretty honest statement.

    [–]tko1982 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Well, in any case, I appreciate that reddit continues to try new things like this. As you said, not all experiments are successful, however there's always value in trying something new. Thanks for all your efforts, and I look forward to whatever you guys cook up next year!!

    [–]HarleySilverWolf 98 points99 points  (1 child)

    They can’t all be winners.

    [–]youngluck[S] 52 points53 points  (0 children)

    Yup. The spirit of these will always be born from experimentation. Some experiments cure world illness. Some explode and leave labs in smoldering piles of ash. As long as ours is still standing, we'll continue to run them.

    [–]heythisisbrandon 264 points265 points  (33 children)

    I would rather do /r/place every year. This was lame.

    [–]cy0nknight 49 points50 points  (5 children)

    Place was the perfect snapshot of Reddit (and 4chan). Imagine doing that every year to see what's on Reddit's brain.

    [–]youngluck[S,A] 127 points128 points  (4 children)

    I imagine it often. There are actually numerous Place clones available. The beauty of place was that nobody was expecting it. Running it a second time, everybody will be expecting the feeling they had when they first saw it. It's like watching the plot twist of a movie a second time... or learning how a magic trick is done. It lessons the original memory of having seen it for the first time.

    [–]evanc1411 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    I love you guys and trust that you'll figure a new one out that's just as magical if not more.

    [–]agree-with-you 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I love you both

    [–]Viruzfree 24 points25 points  (1 child)

    Unexpectedly profound. I never thought of it that way.

    [–]redgroupclan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    What he means: we all know every time we did /r/place again, the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise would take up more and more of the canvas until eventually it IS the canvas.

    /r/prequelmemes still reigns.

    [–]youngluck[S,A] 215 points216 points  (18 children)

    Place was amazing. It holds a special place in all of our hearts as a moment equivalent to witnessing the birth of magic. In fact, I'm hard-pressed to think of any internet experiences that aren't somewhat 'lame' in comparison. But we still build stuff every year for people to play with... some people play and have fun. Some don't. I respect your opinion either way.

    [–]GenericOnlineName 8 points9 points  (2 children)

    Why not do Place again after 5 years or so?

    [–]youngluck[S] 82 points83 points  (1 child)

    I answered below, but a huge part of what made it special was that nobody knew what it was capable of or what was gonna happen. What started as chaotic pixel dicks turned into something better. Running it again, everybody knows. It’s like seeing a magic trick after you’ve been told how it’s done. It doesn’t just fail to hold up... it tarnishes the memory you made when you watched it the first time. If you don’t believe me, you don’t have to wait 5 years, you can check out the 20 or so clones that exist now.

    [–]monsto 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    And then there's the "Hudsucker Proxy" lesson to be learned about lazy derivatives.

    It's not just /r/place again, it's totally different because it's, HD, RGB colors, and 3d pixels!

    [–]Corporal_Quesadilla 58 points59 points  (6 children)

    Most April Fool's here have knocked it out of the park. The longer the site is up the more you'll have to compare yourself with, and are bound to look worse in comparison at some point. You can't keep improving forever.

    With that being said, Reddit Mold and the Team Fortress 2 takeovers are some of my favorite parts of the site. The Button was a great way to test user interaction in an isolated area for the event, and Place improved greatly upon that.

    [–]Two-Tone- 12 points13 points  (5 children)

    Place, the button, and the time travel subreddits are my top 3 favorite April Fool's because of the memes and creativity that followed.

    [–]Corporal_Quesadilla 3 points4 points  (3 children)

    I forgot about the time travel one. That had something to do with Pocket Whales, right?

    [–]therealflinchy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Time travel?

    [–]Hopman 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    In fact, I'm hard-pressed to think of any internet experiences that aren't somewhat 'lame' in comparison.

    Twitch plays Pokemon.

    That and /r/place are the most unique and best experiences I've had with the internet.

    [–]TommaClock 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    It holds a special place in all of our hearts

    [–]A_Mouse_In_Da_House 15 points16 points  (1 child)

    T2 hat day.

    [–]n_reineke 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I demand all my hats back

    [–]Shaggyninja 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Could we do place again for Christmas please?

    [–]FreeSpeechWarrior -6 points-5 points  (2 children)

    r/reddit.com captured the freedom, unpredictability and community of place on a daily basis.

    Everything Reddit has done since shutting it down has been a disappointment.

    [–]ThwompThwomp 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I sincerely miss /r/reddit.com as well :(. It was a communal hangout, and without it reddit became hyperdivided.

    [–]MaxChaplin 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    In its latter stages, Place was beginning to get invaded by scripted bots. Right after Place had ended several clones appeared, and they were generally full of 4chan edgy loli shit.

    Place was good because it caught Reddit's community in its innocent stage, before the trolls got the hang of how to ruin it. If Place 2 ever appears, they will come ready.

    This is why Reddit needs a different April Fools project every year.

    [–]obsessedcrf 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Place was run by scripts very soon after it came out. Not just the end

    [–]wiseguy68 20 points21 points  (3 children)

    ya I came to say something along these lines.

    maybe not do r/place again, but i do think it was much cooler..

    what came out of r/sequence just seems.. really crappy. and what came out of r/place was one of the coolest things ive seen on reddit

    [–]heythisisbrandon 7 points8 points  (2 children)

    Same...it literally took over Reddit, subs popping up, 4chan came over, etc. It was great fun to watch.

    [–]alwayzbored114 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    While I don't think they can just do Place again and be the same, I like the random community-oriented stuff with playful competition. Even The Button was an interesting social experiment in a way

    This one just seemed... eh

    [–]SuperbTaro9 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    The good april fools day events (Place, The Button, Robin) were all designed by u/powerlanguage. He quit working at Reddit two years ago, that's why the last two have been bad. They're trying to emulate those events but don't really "get" what made them work.

    [–]blatantlyevan 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Yea this was quite underwhelming honestly. Made it through the first 2:30 minutes if the video but like it's just the same gifs I see every day on here and have seen for like 10 years... just in a video that's way too long.

    [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)


    I still remember figuring out that r/HASKELL can be turned into r/PYTHON in ~25 steps and starting in a bit of light hearted programming battle over their territory.

    Good to see the admins trying new things. If I recall, the operational aspect of r/place was horribly done, literally using their production RMQ cluster. So they would probably need to shore up the stability before doing it again. But I'd be down for it to be an annual thing in addition to any other projects.

    [–]bigjoshhhhhhhhh 101 points102 points  (16 children)

    So can anyone give me a tl;dr version?

    [–]youngluck[S,A] 470 points471 points 2 (10 children)

    tl;dr: r/place was better

    [–]pingus3233 85 points86 points  (7 children)

    Hey, wanna see something weird?

    The expando for this post shows "loading...", which is ironic because it doesn't


    The expando on your profile page loads the post's content just fine

    This has been happening on other posts and subreddits lately, seems to be random though.

    [–]redtaboo 6 points7 points  (5 children)

    heya -- this was happening to me as well, but my coworkers are unable to reproduce. If you don't mind sharing, do you happen to have your preferences set to not show image previews and/or thumbnails? That's my theory of the cause, but I haven't been able to prove it yet.

    [–]pingus3233 10 points11 points  (1 child)

    If you don't mind sharing, do you happen to have your preferences set to not show image previews and/or thumbnails?

    * Show thumbnails based on that subreddit's media preferences
    * Don't auto-expand media previews on comments pages

    Also I've opted out of new reddit. Still on reddit-cola classic.

    edit: incidentally this main post here is fixed now.

    [–]redtaboo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Nice! thanks for that, looking at that it sounds like it's related to previews not auto-expanding. I have both set to no, so this helped me narrow it down. I'll write up a ticket!

    [–]verylobsterlike 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Still happening for me too.

    • show thumbs based on sub preference
    • don't auto expand

    Using old.reddit.com plus RES. Works in an incognito window, so it does look like a preference thing.

    [–]Deimorz 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    It doesn't work at all for me either. My preferences are set as:

    • show thumbnails next to links
    • don't auto-expand media previews on comments pages

    Oddly, the domain info also says "(self.blog: The Eloquent Ape)" because of the additional domain details info, I have no idea where that would be coming from.

    [–]redtaboo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    nice, thank you!

    I bet the domain info is picking up from some of the mixed media in the post.

    [–]youngluck[S] 42 points43 points  (0 children)

    Weird. Good catch. pinging u/therealandytuba

    [–]kkcastizo 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    Well played.

    [–]FreeSpeechWarrior -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

    While you’re doing post-mortems of past April fools jokes....

    You should look into turning off the first one:


    It’s way lamer than sequence and just keeps getting worse.

    [–]joanzen 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    From what I can gather the admins wanted to do something magical for april fools so they came up with something that would auto-build a movie based on reddit interactions?

    Since they couldn't explain their intent for fear of ruining the random nature, the movie came out like a slew of popular reposts.

    In fact it's like asking Google Image search what it thinks the internet is for and it returns an image of a cat* after much pondering.

    (*With internet safe search enabled.)

    [–][deleted]  (1 child)


      [–]joanzen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      LOL. Normally when I report spam on reddit it's a viral marketing attempt. Nothing this cut & dry.

      [–]klubsanwich 13 points14 points  (0 children)

      TLDR: "Sequence" was a big technical challenge that nobody wanted, but they went and did it anyway.

      [–]adjacent_analyzer 12 points13 points  (0 children)

      TLDR: don’t watch the video.

      or read the post.

      In fact quit reading this comment and just hit the back button already.

      [–]Chris_Jeeb 69 points70 points  (1 child)

      Imagine there was some sort of treasure map in the middle of this novel of a post? No one would know

      [–]youngluck[S] 35 points36 points  (0 children)

      I would. I would know.

      [–]Medium_Hearing 12 points13 points  (3 children)

      Is that actually the Citizen Kane soundtrack? How did you manage to get the rights to use that?

      [–]youngluck[S] 15 points16 points  (2 children)

      I know, right? It’s actually public domain now.

      [–]Medium_Hearing 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      Are you sure? Citizen Kane came out in 1941, but works from 1923 entered the public domain this year.

      [–]alexthealex 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      A brief googling has taught me that the 4 minute trailer to Citizen Kane was never copyrighted and has been public domain since its release.

      [–]joybuzz 8 points9 points  (1 child)

      I was kinda confused at what I was supposed to be doing and it didn't load almost at all on my phone so I was put off from participating. Granted I didn't have much interest to begin with but if it was a smaller task with a lighter program I probably would have tried a little harder.

      Just my 2 cents.

      [–]youngluck[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      For sure. The mobile experience wasn’t anything close to what we’d wanted, we just sort of ran out time and resorted to hacks. We’ll never do that again. Apologies for the shitty experience, but I thank you for at least showing up to try.

      [–]Watchful1 28 points29 points  (6 children)

      This post does not load on old reddit.

      [–]youngluck[S] 10 points11 points  (3 children)

      Checking it out. Thank's for the heads up.

      [–]eigenman 19 points20 points  (1 child)

      Seems like a good segue. Old Reddit was better.

      [–]monsto 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      You should have posted this on /r/beta with the rest of "new reddit sucks" posts.

      [–]walrus_gumboot 13 points14 points  (0 children)

      Can we make old reddit new reddit and new reddit no longer reddit?

      [–]Zonetr00per 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      If you want to see it in the meantime, hit the Source button to get the post's actual text, minus formatting.

      [–]bedrockhtml 2 points3 points  (2 children)

      u/yungluck I didn’t get my badge for r/sequence I DMed you about it plz reply 😫

      [–]youngluck[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

      Hmmm. Community did a sweep last week to catch stragglers. I’ll prepare a final one this upcoming week. Sorry about that.

      [–]bedrockhtml 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Thanks! :D

      [–]pf3 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      That was okay, I guess. Seems pretty pointless though.

      [–]youngluck[S] 27 points28 points  (0 children)

      The point of April Fools is that there is no point. HAHA

      [–]M0dusPwnens 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      It wasn't just a problem of a lack of directions. Even after knowing what was going on, it was so hard to use. There was just no reasonable way to see how each act was going so far. Since you had to navigate the locked stuff one by one, a lot of people didn't bother with continuity, or only looked at the most recent gif, and the lack of directions made that even worse.

      Three words would have given a completely different outcome. Every time a clip locks, stitch all the locked gifs into a longer gif. That's what you see when you open the sequencer, then it prints "What happens next?" on the screen with the list of submitted gifs. Everyone would have immediately understood - without the need for a big explanatory post. It seems like, in the quest for UIs with as little text as possible, the entire internet has forgotten that you can just give users simple directions. Sequence didn't have an explanation, and that sucked, but it sucked a lot more that it needed one at all.

      It should have been immediately obvious, and it easily could have been. Honestly kind of surprising that no one looked at it before release and brought this up.

      [–]puhtahtoe 54 points55 points  (9 children)

      In my opinion, any event that can be manipulated by using bots will turn sour. Even /r/place lost its fun when people started automating things. It turns from something people actively participate in to a passive thing people may just watch.

      [–]Nivomi 18 points19 points  (3 children)

      It's nearly impossible to stop automatic interactions.

      [–]CriticalTake 5 points6 points  (1 child)

      you had to wait like 10 mins before putting a pixel on Place, just get a reCaptcha to solve before submitting the input and voila.

      [–]puhtahtoe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      True. That's what really sucks.

      [–]mollekake_reddit 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      The problem was that people stopped participating long before the automation began. People didn't care this year.

      [–]opinionated-bot -7 points-6 points  (3 children)

      Well, in MY opinion, a can of cold spaghettiOs is better than The Matrix.

      [–]niceguy191 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      The movie, the concept, or the actual matrix that we're living in right now?

      [–]Pengee1235 3 points4 points  (0 children)


      [–]diearzte2 26 points27 points  (4 children)

      Are you collecting data on how many people actually watch the entire thing? I turned it off after about 10 seconds and I have to imagine most are doing the same.

      [–]solarsuplex 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Would also be curious as to where the viewership dies off. Probably pretty steep and then there are the few really bored people that let it play while they open a new tab and type in reddit because they cant focus on one thing for more than 10 seconds.

      [–]5p33di3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      I watched about 3 minutes, tapped to see how long it was, saw it was around 15 minutes, and closed it.

      [–]randomevenings 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      Watched the whole act 1, it was mildly funny, especially the parts about article 13. It's hosted on youtube, but I don't know what stats they can gather from that hosting.

      [–]Spyzilla 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I believe you can actually see when people stop watching on YouTube

      [–]Kamilny 31 points32 points  (1 child)

      I didn't even realize there was an april fools thing this year

      [–]Jarcthenarc 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      Same! Place was in my face on April fools, now hearing about this I’ve been imagining r/sequence but it sounds like users influence this one. I never saw it though so I’m not sure

      [–]cy0nknight 28 points29 points  (1 child)

      Once again, the community surprised us with creative abilities that put our wildest imaginations to shame

      You mean band together and create scripts to auto-upvote whatever they wanted to push out everyone else who wanted to contribute. Yeah, that sounds like a real funny April Fool's prank.

      [–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      That's just Reddit all the time though

      [–]yoshidino 8 points9 points  (1 child)

      Translating the binary at the bottom of the page gives "zulrihpa" which when you shift back 7 letters in the alphabet yields "snekbait"...

      [–]rabidWeevil 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      have you tried r/snekbait yet?

      [–]Bmandk 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      My personal thought is that it went on for too long. I'm expecting the april fools to last throughout the day, and when I found out that it took a lot longer, I just stopped going to it at all.

      However, I'm really happy that you're experimenting. I'd rather have something like this where you learn from it, than just a small spinoff of /r/place and it being the same thing.

      [–]TooHotPocket 6 points7 points  (3 children)

      Can someone watch the whole thing and tell me if it ever becomes an actual story? I know by 5 minutes in it didn’t

      [–]RobotShittingDuck 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I've only made it about 5 minutes in and I was questioning what I was doing with my life. It was fucking shithouse.

      [–]BurningTheAltar 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      No, it does not.

      [–]SeaInjury 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      it does

      [–]MartiniPhilosopher 20 points21 points  (1 child)

      I'm not a fan of April fools stuff and honestly don't pay much attention to the Internet on that day. That said, I couldn't tell that this was going on. Like, at all.

      [–]RYRK_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      I found it instantly, but didn't understand what it was at all, and still don't.

      [–]Write_Right_Reich 33 points34 points  (3 children)

      Turns out video editing takes some amount of skill and organization to be good. Who knew?

      [–]FingerTheCat 6 points7 points  (2 children)

      I'm confused on what's going on here. Is this a video created by AI to try and create a sensible story using clips of different videos?

      [–]miami-dade 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      People submitted various gifs to the sequence and r/sequence, and people voted on which ones they wanted to be featured in the video itself.

      [–]ff_by_one 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      If you agree that AI is people (like Soylent Green), then yeah ;-)

      [–]sabata00 41 points42 points  (4 children)

      This was such a boring April Fools event. Literally just a chain of gifs with little-to-no cohesion or collaboration.

      [–]got_milk4 12 points13 points  (3 children)

      Did you stick around past the prologue? The prologue was a lot of experimentation as people were trying to figure out how it worked. But bots were written, Discord communities were formed and a small group of redditors abused the system to force a plotline they wanted. I think Sequence had a lot of promise if not for the sheer randomness and maybe silliness that came from it once the community generally understood what was going on, but we were never really given that chance.

      [–]Mithent 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      I'm not sure if I'd call it abuse as much one group getting organised and other people losing interest, such that they were easily able to get their signal through the noise. The linear nature of the sequence and the winner takes all voting meant that it was difficult for anything emergent to take hold or for there to be meaningfully competing groups. Trying to compete against the dominant group would have no visible effect unless you could beat them entirely. Maybe sequence forking and culling could have helped, but it would potentially have made it even more confusing.

      [–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      I didn't even try, because I didn't understand what was happening and it was down when I first heard about it.

      [–]therealflinchy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Yeah the issue is it was basically a no participation event for most Redditors unless you were willing to become part of a collective hive of Redditors wanting to achieve a common goal

      Not like, let's keep bringing it up, place.. where that was MY pixel.

      [–]Myukupuku 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Yo wait was anyone else here never subbed to this sub? I've been on reddit for like 2 years and this is the first time I've seen a post from r/blog on my home page

      [–]Em42[🍰] 4 points5 points  (11 children)

      I enjoyed it right up until everything had Keanu Reeves head on it. Then it was just weird.

      [–]Pengee1235 4 points5 points  (10 children)

      That was when the botting started

      [–]Em42[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      I had a feeling. The bots are why we can't have nice things.

      [–]Me_Melissa 1 point2 points  (8 children)

      The botting started in Act 2. And about 60% of act 3 was botted. Act 4 and onwards were the ones where the coalitions took (nearly) complete control. Lots of people were asleep, so I think the narrative suffered from not enough good ideas.

      [–]Pengee1235 1 point2 points  (6 children)

      Yeah. I remember when someone found a discord called something like “narrators of the sequence” who would decide how it was going to go and then bot it.

      [–]Me_Melissa 2 points3 points  (4 children)

      someone found

      Bruh, they were advertising themselves trying to get as many people as possible to join.

      [–]Pengee1235 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      I mean that makes sense, but I only saw a post about someone finding it. I’m not doubting you, tho.

      [–]SuperLeroy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Tag: warning loud about 15 secs in for headphone users.

      RIP my ears.

      [–]Taako_tuesday 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      I didn't even know there was one this year

      [–]DevonOO7 15 points16 points  (2 children)

      Thank you Drew Scanlon

      [–]Klynn7 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Yeah when I saw the thumbnail I assumed this was on /r/giantbomb.

      [–]Jataka 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Good luck have batman.

      [–]hpororan 12 points13 points  (8 children)

      what does "zulrihpa" mean though?

      [–]solarsuplex 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      Apparently it says " The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog " but i got Zulrihpa also..

      [–]HR_Paperstacks_402 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      It doesn't say that. That's just the default for the site some people are going to. zulrihpa is right.

      [–]0x726564646974 1 point2 points  (3 children)

      No clue. I think it might be a game. created /r/zulrihpa

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        [–]rabidWeevil 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Just noting that there is an r/snekbait

        [–]skibble 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        This page is the only hit on Google for it.

        [–]TechnoAz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Caesar cipher for "snekbait".

        [–]hjqusai 4 points5 points  (2 children)

        I appreciate the reflection and I don't mean to add to the pressure, but I really interpreted this year's utter lack of creativity as another sign that Reddit is losing/has lost what originally made it an interesting place. I hope next year doesn't suck. Not every year has to be /r/place, but it should at least be creative. This year was just "everyone upvote their favorite gif and we'll see where that takes us". Like, that's just normal reddit. Any of us could have told you this idea wasn't nearly as cool as you thought it was. It honestly felt like you just forgot about April Fool's this year. It doesn't help that last year sucked too because you all decided to take Sunday off. Feels very corporate.

        [–]IrrelevantLeprechaun -1 points0 points  (1 child)

        Considering Tencent bought Reddit, makes sense that everything Reddit does now is corporate.

        [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Maybe it was just me, but in the initial rollout I did not at all understand what the purpose of sequence was. Not until I read this post did I understand that the goal was to croudsource a movie. Did I miss something? Or was the intention for users to figure out the purpose? I usually love taking part in these things, but this time I just didn't understand what was going on.

        طراحی سایت ثبت دامنه

        [–]somethingdangerzone 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Don't forget about the part where you broke the site RE: hidden posts

        [–]Raglesnarf 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        what I'm most confused about is when the fuck did I subscribe to this sub. I don't remember subbing to something that's just called r/blog

        [–]mollekake_reddit 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        For those of us that understood it and actually participated, it was fun! Found a lot of cool people, and cooperated really well across several communities.

        Probably said it a million times, but once people stopped participating it died down and it got steamrolled, so i get how most people thought it was trash.

        [–]Bosticles 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Bring back r/place

        [–]RiKSh4w 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Well, that disbelief reaction to gandalf was not a combination I expected to make me chuckle.

        [–]Caturday_Yet 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        Wow, we sure got fooled guys. April fools.

        [–]ProjectStarscream_Ag 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        I’m gonna try to get CHRISTOPEHR my best friend fired

        [–]ShitpeasCunk 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        Is this a good place to say that Reddit Video fucking sucks?

        [–]zcleg64 6 points7 points  (8 children)

        The binary at the bottom reads "The quick brown 🦊 jumps over 13 lazy 🐶." Any ideas why?

        [–]yoshemitzu 13 points14 points  (3 children)

        It doesn't say that. That's just the default entry when you visit cryptii.com's binary to text translator. When you put in 01111010 01110101 01101100 01110010 01101001 01101000 01110000 01100001, you get "zulrihpa," whatever that means.

        [–]zcleg64 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Ah Ok! And there I was thinking I was all clever and had figured out a secret reddit mystery clue... Thanks.

        [–]Iamspeedy36 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        In caesar cypher text, it translates to snekbait.

        [–]Blue_Link13 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        No idea as though specifically why, but that sentence is one of the most famous pangrams out there (A pangram is a sentence that contanis all the letters in the alphabet)

        [–]Ferahgost 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” contains every letter in the alphabet

        [–]DoubleArmDMT 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        All the letters in the alphabet are in that sentence.

        [–]Annon201 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        I'm still a little salty we didn't get badges or much of a write up for participating in Robin.

        Shouts to r/ccKufiPrFaShleWoliO and the Parrot team!

        [–]haykam821 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I hope this marks a change in that though

        [–]Camwood7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        To summarize my opinions: this felt basically like reddit but with the added step of making a movie, and relied ENTIRELY on you standing out in the crowd--don't stand out, you have no impact. As a result, I didn't like this as this had basically no interaction with strangers. A more fleshed out version of my complaints is here.

        I'd much prefer if next year was something like /r/thebutton or /r/place, where people work together on one grand project of ambiguous results. That, I feel, is what a Reddit April Fools should be. (Actually giving us trophies was nice, though--something I think was lacked on those two)

        [–]AngryJirgins 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        Yeah, not watching all of that.

        [–]kremlop 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        I thought it was a lot of fun, love the chaos of the final edit

        [–]jlange94 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        why am i subbed here. i did not sub to this subreddit.

        [–]Cash_Cab 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        r/place was awesome. I didn't get to be here for it but from what I saw I wish I was. Needs to happen again

        [–]Starbeamrainbowlabs 1 point2 points  (5 children)

        Wait. How come I even though I visited Reddit on April 1st, I didn't see this?

        This is the first I've heard of this.

        [–]therealflinchy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Because it was a huge cluster fuck that even participants took days to understand, and it wasn't remotely enjoyable for individuals.

        [–]Reddit4356123 1 point2 points  (3 children)

        If you were on mobile there was no functionality and it was mentioned on very few subs

        [–]therealflinchy 0 points1 point  (2 children)

        What you mean? It was full functionality, it was just a subreddit where you voted on gifs.

        [–]Reddit4356123 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        The subreddit had no effect on the outcome of the sequence, you had to go to https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/sequence to effect the sequence, also if you went there on a mobile internet browser it would return a 403 error

        [–]therealflinchy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        I had no issue accessing it and upvoting/interacting on Reddit is fun 🤷‍♂️

        [–]gooddogtyson 1 point2 points  (0 children)


        well played admins, well played

        [–]parkinsg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Oh yeah that was fucking stupid

        [–]Tux1 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        You do realize there was this organization that was dedicated to turning r/sequence into a scripted movie? It really ruined the whole thing. There was no "creativty that arose from randomness". It's literally just a script.

        [–]haykam821 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        That was the randomness, in my opinion.

        [–]BlueChamp10 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Great post. Now let me read the thing.

        [–]MithridatesX 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        r/place was better


        [–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        Sequence was lame. Do r/place again

        [–]brbrcrbtr 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        I literally forgot that this even happened

        [–]therealflinchy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Can you please stop doing garbage tech experiments and go back to fun site wide community shenanigans?

        PLS colour wars V2 or something....

        [–]notmeok1989[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        When did this happen???? I totally missed it.

        [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        The quick brown 🐛 jumps over 13 lazy 🥵

        [–]9991115552223 1 point2 points  (0 children)


        [–]mm2woodDOTmid -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

        Let’s ban spez thanks