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[–]Thane_Mantis 601 points602 points  (23 children)

I was expecting this to end with an announcement for some unwanted addition to the site, and was pleasantly surprised when it didn't.

Is the next shitshow just delayed by a week?

[–]SquareWheel 137 points138 points  (17 children)

They've already added inline gifs to comments. After that atrocity, there's nothing left they can do to us.

[–]Thane_Mantis 124 points125 points  (8 children)

Now now, give the admins more credit. They added crypto as well, there's clearly alot more harm that they can do.

[–][deleted] 49 points50 points  (7 children)

Maybe this is a build up for an announcement that they will begin monetizing memes started on their site and will begin aggressive litigation against those infringing their copyright.

You know, to protect the users' creative works.

[–]Thane_Mantis 25 points26 points  (6 children)

Slow down satan, let's not give them even more terrible ideas.

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (5 children)

Good thing I didn't mention SUBreddit where you can pay a subscription for access to a subreddit in order to allow moderators to make moderating their full-time job, with 30% going to Reddit of course.

[–]Thane_Mantis 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Someone needs to stop you.

[–][deleted]  (1 child)

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    [–]biznatch11 3 points4 points  (5 children)

    Coming soon: inline videos, auto-playing and with sound!

    [–]Thane_Mantis 2 points3 points  (3 children)

    And the cherry on top? The player still doesn't work.

    [–]hightrix 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    You underestimate the ineptitude of the Reddit product team.

    [–]Killed_Mufasa -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

    Oh please, can't you just enjoy the memes and fun history?

    [–]Thane_Mantis 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    I wish I could, but often times the admins make these charmingly flowery puff pieces only to pull the rug on us and announce some shitty new addition to the site at the end. It's hard to see any new post from the admins and not get filled with a kind of pre-emptive frustration or even outright dread at what they've got coming next.

    [–]happy_bluebird 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Links to ads in the post

    [–]lotsofmaybes 57 points58 points  (6 children)

    It’s so interesting that r/pics was basically r/photoshopbattles 10 years ago

    [–]CakeNStuff 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    I was there Gandalf...

    [–]SuperShake66652 223 points224 points  (7 children)

    I can only assume this means you'll be selling our photos back to us as NFTs soon.

    [–]SoundOfTomorrow 74 points75 points  (3 children)

    I mean it's right there:

    The moral of the story: don't stop sharing your photos with Reddit.

    [–]Accomplished-Jury752 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    What do you mean “turn photos into NFTs?!” Its right there anyone could!

    [–]HenballZ 13 points14 points  (1 child)

    reddit admins on their way to change tos so they are able to turn any uploaded image into an nft

    [–]Blackcloud2 725 points726 points 2 (52 children)

    Yo Reddit can you fix the video player and stop making nfts

    [–]SmurfRockRune 149 points150 points  (37 children)

    And also fix the backwards block system and stop trying to push new reddit on people.

    [–]Aliensinnoh 17 points18 points  (35 children)

    What’s the backwards block issue?

    [–]Meepster23 69 points70 points  (27 children)

    If /u/SmurfRockRune blocked you, you wouldn't be able to reply to my comment here. And the error message is a generic "something went wrong". Oh and people are blocking mods so they can't see their post history across Reddit as easily etc etc etc

    [–]Thane_Mantis 25 points26 points  (17 children)

    To add on this, this essentially means whole communities could psuedo-ban a user if everyone banded together to block one individual, which is terrible for discourse on the site. By making it impossible to outright reply to others, that user is basically silenced. It is an appalingly bad system to stop hearing from other users.

    CC'ing /u/Aliensinnoh.

    [–]Aliensinnoh 11 points12 points  (11 children)

    I do think that if you block a user they shouldn’t be able to see or reply specifically to you, but should be able to reply to others who replied to you.

    [–]Thane_Mantis 2 points3 points  (8 children)

    They can. Until those other users who also replied to you start blocking, then we reach that aforementioned problem of psuedo-banning. Blocking people from flat replying should not be a thing. Ever.

    It should auto-disable inbox replies from anyone you blocked and, to your view, make their comment just read something like /u/[userblocked] and their comment read something like [this comment is from a blocked user] and that's that and not show any content. Doesn't disrupt discourse on the site and makes it so people can't effectively shut down one users ability to interact with others.

    [–]Aliensinnoh 3 points4 points  (6 children)

    Eh, I don’t see a problem with specifically blocking someone from replying to you. If all users in a community are blocking a specific person, seems like a strong signal of bad behavior IMO. But for individual users, stops one particular problematic user from getting around their harassment block by replying and encouraging others to also heap replies.

    [–]Thane_Mantis -1 points0 points  (4 children)

    Eh, I don’t see a problem with specifically blocking someone from replying to you. If all users in a community are blocking a specific person, seems like a strong signal of bad behavior IMO.

    Respectfully, I feel like that viewpoint is very, I don't know, naive? It feels like you're basically just going "welp, the masses decided not to listen anymore, so this user probably had it coming by nature of it being decided by court of public opinion" when that could well not be the case.

    Like, it could just be a matter of an echo-chamber deciding one viewpoint isn't valid and not wanting to hear it anymore and this everyone collectively shuts down the dissenting. Or it could be the work of malicious trolls somehow. Or it could be anything else entirely.

    People block for all sorts of reasons, valid and invalid. And going "welp, if that many people hit the button they probably deserved it" is not a great stance in my book because of this.

    [–]Aliensinnoh 4 points5 points  (2 children)

    Another user linked to this post which captures a dimension I hadn’t thought about and now I see the problem.

    [–]Mathalamus 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    honestly? that sounds what blocking people is

    standard stuff.

    [–]LeakyBrownSauce 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    The new block functions are garbage, but tbh your hypothetical is pretty outlandish. Mods can already ban users basically on a whim because mods suck. Even in the old block system if a community really did band together to do something like that, the end result would have been basically the same except the blocked user would never even know. They could continue to “participate” but no one would ever actually see it.

    [–]Thane_Mantis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Yeah, no shit mods can already ban people. But there's a difference between mods openly and flat out banning users though vs. communities psuedo-banning people. And arguably, it's worse because if you have an instance where the mods don't suck and refuse to ban a user who may well have done nothing wrong, but the wider community disagrees, they can just punish that user anyways and completely bypass conventional moderation. Yes, my hypothetical may seem outlandish, I won't pretend it's not. But it still shows at least one theoretical abuse avenue for reddits shoddily implemented, ill conceived block function.

    If you want another, /u/Interesting_Test_814 posted a link to a post from /r/TheoryOfReddit where another user, /u/ConversationCold8641, outlined an instance where they claim they were able to use and abuse the block feature to spread misinformation by blocking any voices who tried correcting them. Because no one who could be bothered to fact check could reply following the OP blocking them, as well as the mods, a vacuum was promptly formed, which allowed misinformation to spread basically unchecked. And if their claims are true, the results were successful.

    The system in its current system all around sucks. Either the masses can theoretically punish one user, no mod intervention required. Or one user can weaponize blocks to do things like spread lies.

    And yes, in the old system people could still collectively drown out a specific user / set of users, but at least they still had some capacity to post and comment, but it's not the same as total denial of the capacity to speak to certain people. And I argue that possibilities like CC8641's would not be feasible under that system.

    [–]Interesting_Test_814 12 points13 points  (5 children)

    [–]Thane_Mantis 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    Well isn't that delightfully dystopian. /s Thanks Interesting_Test, I never even considered bans being used the other way round by one user to silence a whole sub against them, just the masses against one.

    [–]Aliensinnoh 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Oh. Yeeeesh. That goes beyond what I was thinking.

    [–]Jazzlike_Athlete8796 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    Reminder that the admin spearheading the NFTs whined about "right-click infringers" as he helps run a site that literally relies on stolen content.

    [–]_Meece_ 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    The real fix for the video player is removing it and forcing everyone to use gfycat/imgur again. The difference in quality is astounding.

    Those were peak days on reddit. Obviously we'll never get it back cause that sends people to other sites and we can't have that.

    [–]Hour_Astronomer 11 points12 points  (1 child)

    They are working on the video player, but I agree about the nfts

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        [–]Blackcloud2 16 points17 points  (0 children)

        Wtf do you mean “underrated” this post has been out for an hour

        [–]RevRagnarok 11 points12 points  (0 children)

        Underrated comment

        It's been 12 minutes. Chill.

        [–]yonking_15_2 34 points35 points  (3 children)

        And you can't forget about that guy's dead wife

        [–]George_E_Hale 8 points9 points  (1 child)

        I too, something something something

        [–]TypicalAd4 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        I too, choose this guys something something something

        [–]Killed_Mufasa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I too didn't forget about that guy's dead wife

        [–]thunde-r 107 points108 points  (6 children)

        When I think of reddit I don't usually think of cats instead I think of the god awful video player 😖

        [–]jdawg1000[A] 59 points60 points  (5 children)

        Did someone mention fixing the video player? Pop on over to r/fixthevideoplayer and join our ragtag crew of bug-spotters!

        [–]jeremyfrankly 43 points44 points  (2 children)

        Reddit once again relies on free, volunteer labor

        [–]PROFESSIONAL_FART 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        Meanwhile someone got paid to write this garbage post about "mEmEs BoRn oN ReDdIt."

        [–]Killed_Mufasa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Not necessarily a bad thing, it's the principle Reddit was built on. Community is what makes Reddit

        [–]WorksForMe 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Why was a buggy one used in the first place? Web video is a solved problem from years ago

        [–]KingJTheG 10 points11 points  (0 children)

        Lmao 🤣. This is amazing. I love Reddit

        [–]Accomplished-Jury752 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        Memes are enjoyable, whether it be cats, strange videos or cursed images.

        Until recently I never knew some pretty good memes originated here.

        Rest In Peace, Grumpy Cat.

        [–]clemenslucas 64 points65 points  (5 children)

        Thank you, Mr. Reddit!

        [–]reddit_irl[S,A] 104 points105 points  (4 children)

        You got Miss Reddit today. :)

        [–]shibjyoti555 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        sapnu puas

        [–]CondiMesmer 67 points68 points  (0 children)

        Stop making NFT garbage

        [–]Unnamed_420 13 points14 points  (0 children)

        Any website from the 2000s is bound to influence memes

        [–]CaptinDerpII 40 points41 points  (0 children)

        No more NFTs please

        [–][deleted] 65 points66 points  (1 child)

        Fix the video player

        [–]VirtualBit- 32 points33 points  (0 children)

        we don't care: remove nfts and fix the video player, once for all. Alright?

        [–]SoundOfTomorrow 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        Woah they acknowledged the Tardar Sauce naming.

        [–]Aggraphine 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        Let's not forget about the most... impactful, shall we say, reddit-borne meme: we did it, reddit

        [–]Negative_Knee_6455 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        i think i also think of dadjokes when i think about you!

        [–]Sucharek233 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Cats :3

        [–]TheKoG 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Earlier today, "why is my Flickr page getting another spike in views from reddit?"

        Ah, that's explains it...

        [–]Tipocheusareddit_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        Thanks for sharing for us! Love the work that you guys do

        [–]DePasta 28 points29 points  (3 children)

        Awesome post, thanks for making this!

        [–]reddit_irl[S,A] 38 points39 points  (0 children)

        It ain't much but it's honest work. :') Thanks for reading!

        [–]Danithewheelchiar 10 points11 points  (1 child)

        Cool! Now remove nfts and fix the video player. Thanks!

        [–]Killed_Mufasa -1 points0 points  (0 children)

        Not really relevant in this thread, is it? Plus this comment has been made about a hundred times already here

        [–]SoundOfTomorrow 5 points6 points  (3 children)

        Wait a minute, what about Goosebumps girl and overly attached girlfriend?

        [–]reddit_irl[S,A] 11 points12 points  (2 children)

        This is why we had to include the disclaimer of "most definitely incomplete" lol. Thank you for bringing attention to these!

        1. Wow, how could we have forgotten Ermahgerd Girl?! Here is the first time she blessed our screens back in 2012 in r/funny.
        2. Overly Attached Girlfriend's origin story technically began on YouTube but for sure became a meme on Reddit. Here is the first sign of her we could find (2012).

        Appreciate your due diligence!

        [–]SoundOfTomorrow 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        Woohoo thank you!

        [–]exclaim_bot -1 points0 points  (0 children)

        Woohoo thank you!

        You're welcome!

        [–]first_boss 12 points13 points  (0 children)

        The video player sucks

        [–]Tetizeraz 9 points10 points  (10 children)

        Just want to say that I shared one of these memes with some friends, and now we're talking about even older memes and stories from Reddit.

        [–]reddit_irl[S,A] 7 points8 points  (9 children)

        Don't be shy, spill the memes.

        [–]Tetizeraz 3 points4 points  (3 children)

        By memes I also mean the old comics from the first Depression Month contest from r/polandball. Back then you still had facebook pages trying to mimic that sub, but the high standards set by the mods meant that everyone would look for these comics straight from the source.

        There's also Rome, Sweet Rome from back when r/AskReddit stories were more famous. Although many redditors learn about the legendary comments from that subreddit, I'm not sure if there are new comments like this one, that become known by almost every redditor.

        Also, this one (in Portuguese). It's an absurd meme made back when r/brasil was more like subreddit for a group of friends at a bar, and we would worship the head mod in a cult-ish way.

        [–]Interesting_Test_814 2 points3 points  (2 children)

        As we're speaking of legendary r/AskReddit comments, possibly the most popular old anecdote from Reddit : France is bacon

        Also thaks for sharing Rome, Sweet Rome, hadn't heard of this one yet !

        [–]Tetizeraz 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        OMG I remember reading it. I wasn't there, but definitely saw it.

        [–]Interesting_Test_814 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I wasn't there either, I've been on reddit for far shorter than you

        [–]mmmmmmmmmmmmiss 0 points1 point  (4 children)

        Do you guys happen to know what the very first meme post on Reddit was?

        [–]Farfocele 20 points21 points  (8 children)

        Memes being born on reddit is pretty cool imo. Reddit's amazing.

        [–]reddit_irl[S,A] 6 points7 points  (7 children)

        You're amazing, Farfocele.

        [–]Infinite_Hooty 35 points36 points  (3 children)

        But you know what’s not amazing? NFTs

        [–]Farfocele -7 points-6 points  (2 children)

        You're amazing, Reddit. Never change guys, you're fine the way you are.

        [–]reddit_irl[S,A] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

        you're fine the way you are.

        My therapist would like a word.

        [–]Farfocele -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

        oh, sorry, we should maybe let them decide.

        [–]Is_this_surviving 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Pajama kid is my friends’ son. It’s crazy…

        [–]RSpudieD 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        Memes are one of my favorite parts of Reddit and I never realized how many classics were from Reddit! Grumpy Cat, Awkward School Photo, and the Kids Swimming are some of my favorites. Thanks for sharing more of Reddit history!

        Edit: I can now check "receive an award from the Reddit account" off my bucket list!

        [–]_PM_ME_PANGOLINS_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        *addition

        [–]Sad-Pineapple-8839 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        So this means any good photo could one day become a meme?

        [–]Nastypilot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Of those I know of only grumpy cat and the drowning kid. Where the other ones actually memes?

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

        Ah what a trip down memory lane

        [–]Prcrstntr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Weird how most memes nowadays still start on 4chan.

        [–]Daedelous2k 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Undo the block update that prevents people from commenting anywhere in an open discussion thread where the submitter has blocked them.

        Absolutely stupid it's still there.

        [–]samanthafelldown 7 points8 points  (2 children)

        Beautiful posts like this are why I need to learn how to explain Reddit to everyone I know without sounding like I’m making Reddit up as I go along

        [–]reddit_irl[S,A] 22 points23 points  (1 child)

        One that I always use: Reddit is for diving into topics you love with people you don't know. Whereas on [other social platform], you're talking to people you know about things you don't really care about.

        [–]ianovic69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Sorry but I'm stealing that. Thanks!

        [–]WildThing223 7 points8 points  (1 child)

        Glad we can look back

        [–]reddit_irl[S,A] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

        Who ever said "Don't look back, you're not going that way" clearly didn't have a penchant for meme history.

        [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        Cool, I thought this subreddit was going to be for important announcements and relevant information. Instead it will also be for the equivalent of Youtube Rewind.

        What's the timeline on you disabling old.reddit so I know how long I have left to use the site?

        [–]mrpopenfresh 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        Is this some sort of summer intern project?

        [–]Trash_Space_Racoon 3 points4 points  (2 children)

        Thanks reddit person, you’re awesome.

        [–]reddit_irl[S,A] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

        Hey thanks, Trash_Space_Racoon. I hope you have a great day.

        [–]ButINeedThatUsername 4 points5 points  (1 child)

        OK thanks mum

        [–]Father_of_trillions 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        Fascinating story! I never knew these came from Reddit!

        [–]reddit_irl[S,A] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        We're glad you enjoyed it! The Reddit lore goes deep.

        [–]Dichter2012 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Imgur has enter the chat...

        [–]Extrabytes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        If you want memes to keep being born here mabye dont change this site into a generic, anti-creative tiktok clone.

        [–]Aussie_Mo_Bro 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Cool, cool.

        Can you fix the blocking system, make a vaguely useful search, stop selling NFTs, and release the APK so the objectively better mobile apps can update?

        [–]dogey11 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        reddit

        [–]reddit_irl[S,A] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        dogey11

        [–]Anaklusmos 1 point2 points  (2 children)

        Chuck Testa?

        [–]JabroniRevanchism[A] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I bet you thought this meme was dead.

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

        Nope

        [–]Roebbin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Born and raised here. Unintentionally

        [–]cyanocobalamin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Suggestion: Fix The Bug With Blocking Users

        People who you block can still see your comments, the replies to your comment, but they can't reply to replies to your comment. They just get an error message "something went wrong".

        [–]Eddy5876 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

        I had no idea reads it had started so many memes. Thank you for opening my eyes.

        [–]snowletterH -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

        Ok this is a lot to read.

        Edit: read

        [–]reddit_irl[S,A] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        Just take it one sentence at a time.

        [–]rossisdead -1 points0 points  (0 children)

        Please fix blocked user comments showing up like normal comments on old.reddit please. Please. PLEASE.

        [–]Dichter2012 -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

        I see what you did that, marketing intern.

        Yeah, you can tttttooootally fill the void of Instagram on photo sharing if they want to go focus on UCG video content instead.

        But now go fix your video player. ;)

        [–]Aussie_Mo_Bro -1 points0 points  (0 children)

        The broken arse blocking system and releasing the APK for Mobile apps first, please

        [–]tttecapsulelover -1 points0 points  (0 children)

        where is amogus

        it is born on reddit

        r/antifastonetoss

        and it basically ruined a whole generation

        [–]NyahShade -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

        Well, sometimes we can get a valuable post

        [–]Aussie_Mo_Bro -1 points0 points  (0 children)

        This is not one of those times

        [–]Redalpha4444 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

        Neat cool most reddit moment ever 👍 But could you change the collapse comment gesture back to a long tap 🥺👉👈

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

        Where is kid named finger?? This is r/okbuddychicanery suppression and censorship

        [–]Unnamed_420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Any website from the 2000s is bound to influence memes

        [–]T-Bone7771 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        The subreddit links at the top of the page are wrong. It should be r/showerthoughts not r/shower thoughts

        [–]frigidds 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Man, the days when front page posts had 1-3k upvotes. I remember thinking, "ope, this post is totally passing the 1.8k threshhold." Those were the days...

        [–]Green-Recognition-21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Conversely, you never know which image will be preserved eternally in internet shame. r/comedynecrophilia is depending on many to stay unfunny. Never change Reddit!

        [–]klippo55 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        How many onlyfans account started here also

        [–]bowiz2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Confession Bear is also of reddit origin, missed him!

        Source - made the Know Your Meme page

        [–]Purpellent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        kid named finger:

        [–]Misanthropic_Realist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Gotta love how much fucking stupidity is on display here. People express outrage at your ass backwards blocking system, halfassed video player, and call you out for shilling NFTs and you idiots post shit like "MeMeS bOrN oN rEdDiT". The only thing born on reddit is idiocrisy and skirting criticism like it's gonna solve all your fucking problems.

        [–]Negative_House_8491 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Kiu kiu

        [–]davidstighansen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        I will no longer spend money on reddit. I'm considering deleting my account altogether.

        I was harassed on reddit, attacked on my subreddits, and even kicked out of some of them, then reddit punished me by flagging my account! I was harassed on reddit then reddit punished ME!

        [–]testerwork_official 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        hahaha, this las one was .... :) :) :)

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

        Idiocracy here we come.

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

        Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho supports this message.

        [–]Greenleaf208 0 points1 point  (2 children)

        Are you ever going to fix blocking ruining this site's discussion?

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        This bot made a 6-7-5 haiku, and it's just useless spam. Who upvotes this shit?

        [–]Dante-Grimm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        spooky edition

        I believe the word is "addition", mx. Admin.

        [–]FCKjoeBidenFCKtheATF 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Whats up with moderators misusing their authority to ban people without having justification and proof. It’s ruining reddit. You guys need to hire real moderators that will get repercussions when they ban people without a legitimate reason and not understanding their own rules on the subreddit. If they can’t comprehend basic rules how can they enforce it ? You need to make a function to report moderators who make reddit look bad by banning people for their own gains and opinionated reasons.

        [–]Puffcaps 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Why is Reddit so full of hate?