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-> "The front page of the internet"
-->--Reddit's Motto

'''Reddit''' is a very large news aggregator similar to Digg or {{Fark}}. Its structure is based around "subreddits", separate topic-specific aggregators which can be easily created. Although it isn't a wiki, TheWikiRule is in full effect here, since subreddits can (and are) made for pretty much anything. And yes, there's a [[http://www.reddit.com/r/tvtropes TV Tropes]] subreddit.

Birthplace and center of worship for the Dark Lord WebOriginal/{{Inglip}}.

Reddit is proven to be actually ''more'' addictive than Wiki/TVTropes. Don't believe us? [[http://www.reddit.com/ Here,]] try it for yourself, but don't say we didn't warn you. [[Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned And whatever you do]], ''[[MemeticMutation do NOT piss off Reddit]]''!
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!!Reddit provides examples of the following tropes:
* AccentuateTheNegative: Subreddits dedicated to mockery (like /r/thathappened or /r/cringe), especially the former, which expresses mocking disbelief towards almost anything.
* TheAllegedCar: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/Shitty_Car_Mods/ /r/Shitty_Car_Mods/]] is all about this.
* AntiClimax: In March, dont_stop_smee posted [[http://imgur.com/a/A8vF2 this gallery showing a locked safe.]] 9 Months later, somebody [[http://imgur.com/a/ELiFe finally got it open]] and inside was [[spoiler: a spider.]]
* ArtifactTitle:
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/AdviceAnimals /r/AdviceAnimals]] took its name from the "Advice Dog" image macro, which is now virtually non-existent. More of them now contain humans and most don't give any advice -- until the "Advice Mallard" image macros were introduced.
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu /r/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu]] is named after the expression for rage, as the subreddit is for RageComics. However, they no longer always involve rage.
* AprilFoolsDay: On April 1st, 2013, Reddit [[http://blog.reddit.com/2013/04/reddit-buys-team-fortress-2.html posted a blog post]] stating that it has purchased ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' and would be implementing its gameplay into the standard Reddit experience.
** On the same day, [[Franchise/StarWars /r/StarWars]] [[FandomRivalry and]] [[Franchise/StarTrek /r/StarTrek]] switched backgrounds, to much confusion.([[SupplementalMaterial/TeamFortress2 The TF2 blog]], [[http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=10307 on the other hand,]] states the opposite.)
** On April 1st, 2014, there was much buzz on [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed /r/AssassinsCreed]] about Ubisoft announcing that ''[[VideoGame/WatchDogs Watch_Dogs]]'' was the real title of their secretive ''Assassin's Creed: Comet'' project. Having apparently forgotten what day it was, the excitement even spilled over into /r/Gaming. [[HilariousInHindsight Funnily enough]], when the game was released, it was ''confirmed'' that it does, in fact take place in [[TheVerse the same universe]] as ''Assassin's Creed''.
* {{Astroturf}}: Reddit's founders, Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman, admitted to submitting links under various usernames when the site first launched to make it look like it there were more people using it than there actually were.
* AsYouKnow: Either TIL threads (Today I Learned) will be [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle genuinely informative]], or something that's already common knowledge.
* BeliefMakesYouStupid: How [[http://www.reddit.com/r/atheism r/atheism]] views fundamentalists.
* BerserkButton:
** r/shitredditsays, since it's a haven for feminists, really hates [[BlackComedyRape jokes about rape]]. The subreddit also has a low tolerance for BlackComedy, sex jokes, and racial humor.
** A mention of Colby the Dog will receive numerous responses of 'EVERY THREAD' or similar.
* BittersweetEnding: The Colby story ends up like this. The poster and his wife get back together, the son sees a therapist, but the dog has to be sold.
* BrainBleach: /r/eyebleach for washing away memories of /r/wtf or /r/spacedicks.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu/comments/hss3l/need_anything_brought_back_true_story/c1y2zax This post:]]
-->''If you go on the goddamn internet it will still be "Did you check the weather/mail/bank account/for missing children/[[SoapboxSadie on whatever cause she presently is interested in?"]]''
* CloudCuckooLander: ''Many'', although [[http://www.reddit.com/user/_vargas_ _vargas_]] is one of the most popular.
* ConspiracyTheorist: A fairly common sight in political threads.
** According to [[http://www.reddit.com/r/hailcorporate /r/hailcorporate]], every post is secretly a viral marketing campaign.
*** Parodied with [[http://www.reddit.com/r/karmaconspiracy /r/karmaconspiracy]] and /r/conspiratard, the latter of which is dedicated to mocking Truthers, Illuminati freaks, and Ufologists.
* CringeComedy: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/cringe r/cringe]] collects unintentional examples, but is accused of being mean-spirited. /r/cringepics does much the same.
* CutShort: The infamous 'tree fiddy' (a ''South Park'' reference) stories posted by [[http://www.reddit.com/u/thehealeroftri thehealeroftri]] (and others) open with a typically believable, interesting premise, then right before the climax of the story, typically involve one of the main characters asking for $3.50, then turning into a prehistoric animal and swimming away.
* CuteKitten: See [[http://www.reddit.com/r/cats r/cats]], [[http://www.reddit.com/r/aww r/aww]], etc.
* TheDandy: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/malefashionadvice r/malefashionadvice]] is often accused of this; either they encourage a boring "uniform" look or they drift too far down "fashion-conscious" and into "effeminate".
* DevelopmentGag: Reddit was originally going to be called "Snoo" as in "what's new?". Obviously, this didn't happen, but the little white alien mascot ended up being named Snoo.
* DirtyCop: Cops are one of Reddit's AcceptableProfessionalTargets. There isn't a day that goes by without a Website/YouTube video being posted of [[PoliceBrutality a cop chokeholding or bodyslamming someone]]. It's enough to turn the most strident law-and-order hardliner into an anarchist. Often redditors have to remind themselves that most cops are not so cruel as the ones shown.
* DiscoDan: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/music /r/music]] is widely derided for its focus on classic rock. [[http://www.reddit.com/r/lewronggeneration /r/lewronggeneration]] mocks internet denizens who complain about modern music, and [[NostalgiaFilter frequently yearn for simpler times, before they were born.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: The whole point of [[http://www.reddit.com/r/pettyrevenge r/pettyrevenge]].
* DreadfulMusician: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/CrappyMusic /r/CrappyMusic]] is full of them.
* {{Eagleland}}: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/murica r/murica]] parodies Type 2.
* EnemyMine: They have a long-standing rivalry with 4Chan, mainly due to being accused of forcing Advice Animals and stealing 4Chan memes (in some instances, they did steal, but in others, they didn't). But when 9GAG started gaining steam and started taking credit for stolen memes from both sites, they put aside their mutual dislike of each other to combine forces to take 9GAG down.
** In a way, they and 4Chan can be seen as VitriolicBestBuds because while they both most assuredly take pot shots at each other on site, many of the users frequent both sites, whether they want to admit it or not.
* EruditeStoner: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/StonerPhilosophy r/StonerPhilosophy]]. At times.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: If a photo of a sufficiently attractive male appears, there will be several comments about going gay for him. Multiply that by about 200 for [[http://i.qkme.me/3oml06.jpg/ Ridiculously Photogenic Guy]].
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Novelty accounts, users who always post with a gimmick, generally have usernames that say exactly what they do. For example, Sure_Ill_Draw_That posts a drawing of whatever comment he replies to.
* FoodPorn: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/FoodPorn/ r/FoodPorn]] and [[http://www.reddit.com/r/DessertPorn/ r/DessertPorn]].
* FrequentlyBrokenUnbreakableVow: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/SubredditDrama r/SubredditDrama]] has a rule against voting down comments in linked threads. However, when a thread is linked, the loser in the argument tends to accumulate a suspiciously low voting total. SRS also has a similar policy against participating in linked threads, but is also frequently accused of brigading.
* FunWithAcronyms: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/nra /r/nra]] is for '''n'''ews '''r'''egarding '''a'''moebas.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: After r/creepshots was banned, another similar subreddit, r/cshots sprang up with almost the exact same content, but claiming to be pictures shot by and for lesbian women. After that was banned r/candidfashionpolice showed up, again with almost identical surreptitious photos of young women, with commentary in the style of [[CampGay swishy gay men]] criticizing their taste in clothes, and even the same mods. It's still up as of this writing.
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/offensive_wallpapers r/offensive_wallpapers]] specializes in the art of sneaking offensive quotes into otherwise innocuous desktop wallpapers.
* {{GIFT}}: The large userbase and loose moderation leads to many, many examples of the GIFT in action.
* GunPorn: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/GunPorn/ r/GunPorn]].
* HairTriggerTemper: Every other day, Reddit launches an InternetCounterattack somewhere. Or on itself.
* Music/HeavyMetal: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/Metal r/metal]] also includes all of Music/HeavyMetal's sub-genres.
* HeManWomanHater: Quite a few women (and men) on Reddit have complained about the site's skewed demographics (see ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet) and outrageous sexism before, especially concentrated in /r/theredpill. r/shitredditsays is the main hub for these complaints (although it's a subreddit that's widely accused of questionable behavior and comments in and of itself).
* HiveMind: A RunningGag says that most members are part of one.
* HitlerAteSugar: One of the "Stop using ad blockers" jokes.
* HypocriticalHumor: Commonly used by [[http://www.reddit.com/r/circlejerk r/circlejerk]], a [[SelfParody Self-Parody]] subreddit, when pointing out Reddit's hypocrisies.
-->''"Hot girl posting on reddit? Upvoted! Oh wait you're not very attractive? REDDIT IS NOT YOUR FACEBOOK!!"''
-->''"I hate COD because all the games are similar, but I love Pokemon."''
-->''"9GAG sucks for stealing our original content. Also, upvote this 4chan image!"''
* HonorBeforeReason: The admins have refused to deal with some of the subreddits that promote illegal activity because it would violate their belief in freedom of speech, only deleting subreddits like r/jailbait after media pressure.
* HumansAreBastards: What you'll probably think browsing through [[http://www.reddit.com/r/morbidreality /r/morbidreality]].
* HurricaneOfPuns: Entire threads of puns are not uncommon. [[http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ibgjy/reddit_what_awesome_senior_prank_did_you_pull_in/c22es07 Example]].
* {{I Have This Friend}}: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/myfriendwantstoknow/ /r/MyFriendWantsToKnow]]
* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: The "SFW Porn" subreddits all have "porn" in their titles, but it's NotWhatItLooksLike-- they just mean it in the sense of SceneryPorn. That doesn't prevent them being blocked by overzealous network filters.
* TheInternetIsForPorn: The large ''large'' '''large''' selection of NSFW subreddits. There's even a "randnsfw" button that, if enabled, will carry you to a random subreddit that is wholly tagged as "not safe for work", and the vast majority of those are porn.
* ItMakesSenseInContext: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/nocontext /r/nocontext]]
* ItWillNeverCatchOn[=/=]ThisIsGoingToBeHuge: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/redditthroughhistory r/RedditThroughHistory is mostly about this.]] Much of the humor in their 2012 April Fool's Day time-travel joke also relies on this.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Parodied with [[http://www.reddit.com/r/ThreeTimesFaster r/ThreeTimesFaster]]. Doubles as a ShoutOut to [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} the obvious originator thereof.]]
* LessDisturbingInContext: [[invoked]] [[http://www.reddit.com/r/nocontext/ r/nocontext]] collects lines that are disturbing, [[AccidentalInnuendo dirty]] (dirti''er'', anyway) or just silly out-of-context.
* MeToo: "This." is common slang for "me too" or "I agree."
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/self/comments/ibeju/the_two_party_system_is_like_having_two_parents/ "The two party system is like having two parents that pretend to be divorced, but have three-ways with the same corporations."]]
* MindScrew: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/firstworldproblems r/firstworldproblems]] inspired a number of strange "worlds".
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/fifthworldproblems r/fifthworldproblems]]: Higher-dimensional EnergyBeings, people from TheFuture and other strange beings discuss their troubles in The Multiverse.
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/sixthworldproblems r/sixthworldproblems]]: Cannot be understood by mere mortals.
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/seventhworldproblems r/seventhworldproblems]]: People living in what might be a {{Dystopia}} discuss colours, machines, and other things that are probably euphemisms for something very creepy.
** Most insane of all is [[http://www.reddit.com/r/1000thworldproblems /r/1000thworldproblems]], in which everyone is part of a giant space wasp hive.
* MisterSeahorse: As told in a ragecomic, one male friend of a user took an ex-girlfriend's leftover pregnancy test for kicks and tested positive. [[http://gizmodo.com/5958854/how-a-reddit-rage-comic-saved-a-mans-life Turns out he had cancer]], but it was caught in time.
* MoralGuardians: What some redditors think of Shit Reddit Says. It ''does'' police language and {{trigger}}s.
* NietzscheWannabe: The comment threads are full of them.
* NightmareFetishist: The denizens of [[http://www.reddit.com/r/creepy/ r/creepy]] and [[http://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/ r/nosleep]].
* NonindicativeName:
** The "SFW Porn" group of subreddits, which unanimously refer to "porn" in the SceneryPorn sense, i.e. pretty photos. Gets especially awkward with [[http://www.reddit.com/r/HumanPorn r/HumanPorn]] (which ''does'' occasionally have artful nudes) and [[http://www.reddit.com/r/AnimalPorn r/AnimalPorn]]. This often will annoy redditors, who may not appreciate having the word "porn" in their history, no matter its intended use.
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/trees r/trees]] is about marijuana. [[http://www.reddit.com/r/marijuanaenthusiasts r/marijuanaenthusiasts]], therefore, was the logical place to put the subreddit that was actually about trees.
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/stormfront/ r/stormfront]] is about severe weather, not the notorious white supremacist forum.
* OnlinePersonas: Every type is represented on the site.
* OrphanedPunchline: Take WebAnimation/SimonsCat, strip out the buildup and convert it to a gif, and [[http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/gzf0g/cats/ see the result]].
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Many of the posts on r/atheism involve variations of this sentiment being expressed.
* OverlyLongGag:
** Pun threads and "No, you're thinking of __" threads tend to devolve into these.
** OP accidentally changed his language settings to Spanish, and posts [[http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/cq1q2/help_reddit_turned_spanish_and_i_cannot_undo_it/ a thread to r/askreddit]] about how to switch it back. Every response was written in Spanish, ''even the admins' responses''.
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/wp3w5 Tom Cruise]]
*** [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike Tom Cruise]]
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/hjyjf/i_still_cant_believe_this_happened_pic/c1w0yx5?context=3 This thread]] regarding ''Film/{{Junior}}''.
* PassThePopcorn: The logo for [[http://www.reddit.com/r/subredditdrama r/subredditdrama]], which, as the name suggests, records the various instances of InternetBackdraft and BrokenBase flamewars on the site. Popcorn is also frequently mentioned in the posts.
* ThePeepingTom: In a major scandal (crassly dubbed "[[ADateWithRosiePalms the Fappening]]") where many celebrities' private nude photos were illegally stolen from their phones, Reddit promptly became a hub for people distributing the leaked images. The offending subreddits were eventually shut down by the site admins, amid much controversy.
* ThePointsMeanNothing: Often said about the "karma" points users collect from upvotes, and yet users still fight over them. Given new life when Reddit went apeshit over staff decision to remove the ability to see the exact number of upvotes and downvotes.
* PokeThePoodle: The entire point of [[http://www.reddit.com/r/firstworldanarchists r/firstworldanarchists]].
* PoesLaw: The initial reaction to r/pyongyang is generally confusion over whether it's serious or not. On the one hand, the idea of a bastion of English-language pro-North Korea propaganda on one of the most mainstream American sites is preposterous. On the other hand, they're ''very'' dedicated to the charade.
* PokemonSpeak: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/CatsStandingUp r/catsstandingup]], and probably others. Cat.
* PoliceBrutality: One of the reasons Reddit hates cops, as noted above.
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: r/shitredditsays is widely known for its social justice and language policing. [[JustifiedTrope One look at the subreddit, however, and you should see why.]]
* {{Pothole}}/{{Sinkhole}}: It's common practice to pothole to another subreddit to crack a joke, oftentimes even a nonexistent subreddit. [[invoked]]
* RankInflation: [[TheStoner r/trees]] has a number scale to indicate how high the poster is. The problem is that unlike 420chan's number scale, it's subjective (i.e. [10] is the highest the poster has ever been, as opposed to adhering to certain objective symptoms). The r/trees FAQ acknowledges that most [10] posts are exaggerations. Some posters have suggested [11] or similar to ''actually'' refer to being that ridiculously high, but they are quickly shot down.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/YouGotTold/ r/YouGotTold]] links to various instances on the site.
* DarthWiki/RuinedForever: The examples of this sentiment being expressed are...numerous.
-->"Today I learned that the first comment on reddit was a complaint that reddit was going downhill"
* SarcasticConfession: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/treecomics/comments/iabau/the_smell/ This treecomic and its comments.]]
* SceneryGorn: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/DestructionPorn r/DestructionPorn]].
* SceneryPorn: Most of the "SFW Porn" subreddits, such as [[http://www.reddit.com/r/EarthPorn r/EarthPorn]], [[http://www.reddit.com/r/CityPorn r/CityPorn]], [[http://www.reddit.com/r/SpacePorn r/SpacePorn]], and [[http://www.reddit.com/r/waterporn r/waterporn]], are dedicated to this.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/jlbdf/2_am_ice_chili_shower/ This post caused]] at least 30 accounts so far to [[FinalDeath delete themselves]] after [[DespairEventHorizon announcing they would leave reddit forever.]]
* SelfDeprecation: Very common among posters.
* SelfParody: There are entire Reddit communities based around mocking Reddit, most notably [[http://www.reddit.com/r/circlejerk r/circlejerk]]. Unfortunately, this often escalates into bullying.
* SerialEscalation: When one user posts a certain image, some others decide to post a new image trying to either one-up the previous one, or add [=[Fixed]=] to the replacement image. By the time a random reader notices, it's the sixth time they've created a new escalation for a theme, and they've become increasingly efficient about it.
* SeriousBusiness: Karma points. Dear Lord. "Power users" with extremely high karma tend to attract a {{Hatedom}} ''just for having high karma''.
* ShaggyDogStory: "Tree fiddy stories", via MemeticMutation from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', where someone posts a long and ostensibly on-topic story, which ends up in a character asking for "about tree fiddy" and revealing himself to be a disguised Loch Ness monster.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Reddit can be seen as one to {{Usenet}}, especially its alt.* hierarchy.
* StartMyOwn: This occurs often with popular subreddits.
* StealthParody: One interpretation of r/shitredditsays is that its members talk about privileged people, namely Straight Able-bodied Cisgender White Males ([=SAWCASMs=]) the way they talk about minorities on Reddit.
* StrawFeminist: A [[TakeThatUs self-mocking]] RunningGag on the SRS "fempire". Also used by its critics.
* StrawMisogynist: The Red Pill, one of the most hated ''and'' popular subreddits on the site, which loathes the "feminization" of modern American culture.
** FemaleMisogynist: r/redpillwomen, which shares much of the same viewpoints, along with notorious flamewars popping up on the subreddit.
* TalkativeLoon: Evoked by [[http://www.reddit.com/r/nocontext/ /r/nocontext]], which shows just how weird some comments can sound out of context ([[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext or in context, for that matter]]).
* TemptingFate: If somebody posts "do not upvote" in terms of hiding an awkward question or post, people will probably upvote the hell out of it anyway.
* TheStoner: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/trees r/trees]] [[NonIndicativeName is the most popular marijuana subreddit]].
* TechnologyPorn: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/MachinePorn r/MachinePorn]] and [[http://www.reddit.com/r/GeekPorn r/GeekPorn]].
* TheTetrisEffect: Try to remember that most other sites don't let you upvote/downvote.
* ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet: [[http://blog.reddit.com/2011/07/who-in-world-is-reddit.html 86.7% of the site is male.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: [[BaconAddiction Bacon]], Nutella. In a more condescending stereotype, Doritos/Cheetos and Mountain Dew, usually to mock game journalists, after an infamous interview from Gamespot where an absolutely miserable-looking journalist conducted a piece with Mountain Dew and Doritos prominently placed in the vid.
* TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/wheredidthesodago/ /r/wheredidthesodago]] is dedicated to out-of-context infomercial scenes, most of which come in this form.
* {{Transhuman}}: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/Transhuman r/Transhuman]] and [[http://www.reddit.com/r/Transhumanism r/Transhumanism]].
* {{Troll}}: Many subreddits are full of these. It's usually best to assume that "I Am A" and "Ask Me Anything" posts are fake until proven otherwise; as you can imagine the idea is such a lure for trolls.
* TrustPassword: [=IamA=] and AMA posters are encouraged to verify their authenticity by submitting photos with a timestamp.
* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife: It is considered slightly bad form to post a link to TVTropes in a comment thread. Not that anyone there doesn't like us; just that once they get here they'll be stuck for the rest of the day.
* UnknownRival:
** Most of 4chan deeply despises Reddit, to the point where they've made hundreds of fake versions of Reddit's rage comics to troll themselves with. However, the hatred is generally one-sided. SomethingAwful hates Reddit for the same reason, on top of all the misogynistic, anti-theist, pedophillic, and creepy (not in the 'horror genre' sense) subreddits. They organized a giant raid to force Reddit's admins to shut down all the child porn subreddits.
** Reddit has one of these with 9gag, Reddit having an entire sub-reddit devoted to complaining about 9gag, while most members of 9gag aren't even aware of that Reddit dislikes them.
** Reddit has had a long-standing feud with Gawker, which boiled over in the violentacrez debacle.
* UnusuallyUninterestingName: Subverted with many well-known power users who often have usernames like [[http://www.reddit.com/u/ANAL_QUEEN ANAL_QUEEN]] or other sexual/disgusting phrase written in all caps.
* ViewersAreGeniuses: Some of the jokes on [[http://www.reddit.com/r/fifthworldproblems/ r/fifthworldproblems]] are more esoteric than anything on ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}''.
* TheWalrusWasPaul: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/gggg r/gggg]], which was originally only morse code messages, with lower case being .'s and upper case being dashes.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [[invoked]] Played straight with [[http://www.reddit.com/r/bakedart/ r/bakedart]] and [[http://www.reddit.com/r/TreesSketchbook/ r/TreesSketchbook]].
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