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

'''Reddit''' is a very large news aggregator similar to Digg or Website/{{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 be (and are) made for pretty much anything. And yes, there's a [[http://www.reddit.com/r/tvtropes TV Tropes]] subreddit.

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.
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!!top 200 tropes [-show all-]:
* AccentuateTheNegative: Subreddits dedicated to mockery (like /r/thathappened or /r/cringe), especially the former, which expresses mocking disbelief towards almost anything. Extreme examples of this are in turn mocked by /r/nothingeverhappens.
* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/holdmybeer /r/holdmybeer]] is a collection of gifs depicting people performing [[DidntThinkThisThrough comically ill-thought-out acts]], generally titled "[=HMB=] while I [action]".
* TheAllegedCar: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/Shitty_Car_Mods/ /r/Shitty_Car_Mods/]] is all about this, and [[http://www.reddit.com/r/Justrolledintotheshop /r/Justrolledintotheshop]] is mostly about attempts to fix similar disasters on wheels.
* AltText: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/askreddit/ /r/AskReddit]]'s snoo says "[[{{Pun}} Ass Credit]]" when hovered over.
* AntiClimax: In March 2013, dont_stop_me_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. Not all of them have animals and most don't give any advice except the "Advice Mallard".
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu /r/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu]] is named after the expression for rage, as the subreddit is for Webcomic/RageComics. However, they no longer always involve rage.
* AprilFoolsDay:
** In 2012, the Subreddits for /r/Soccer and /r/NFL switched flairs. [[http://imgur.com/a/THAHf Hilarity ensued]].
** 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. [[SupplementalMaterial/TeamFortress2 The TF2 blog]], [[http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=10307 on the other hand,]] stated the opposite.
** On the same day, [[Franchise/StarWars /r/StarWars]] [[FandomRivalry and]] [[Franchise/StarTrek /r/StarTrek]] switched backgrounds, to much confusion.
** 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''.
** In 2015, the Subreddits for ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' swapped places for the day, similarly to 2013. So r/homestuck led to the Steven Universe Subreddit and vice-versa. This led to many confused fans on both ends. Both of the Subreddits [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] this. Steven Universe's "users here now" counter read "X confused homestucks" and Homestuck's read "X wondering if Steven Universe ever really existed in the first place".
** Also in 2015, the staff created a subreddit called "the button" ([[https://www.reddit.com/r/thebutton /r/thebutton]]) which featured a prominent button, which you could click or not click. The button was attached to a timer counting down from 60. At whatever time you clicked, the button would reset- for everyone- and you would be given a flair based on that number. Soon, two sides emerged, pressers and non-pressers. By the second, there were over twenty factions.
** Elsewhere on Reddit, [[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemon /r/TwitchPlaysPokemon]], in a moment of FunWithAcronyms, [[http://web.archive.org/web/20150401014148/http://www.reddit.com/r/twitchplayspokemon changed their page]] and posted on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Pacific_Partnership Trans-Pacific Partnership]].
** For 2015, the [=DataIsBeautiful=] subreddit became a shrine to Data from ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
** For 2017, A subreddit called [[https://www.reddit.com/r/place/ /r/place]] opened, a public canvas where you could place a coloured pixel of your choosing every 5 minutes, but placed pixels could be overridden with another. Just like the button, several factions appeared almost immediately.
* {{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.
** If [[https://www.reddit.com/r/NegativeWithGold/ a heavily downvoted comment gets gilded]], it's common for the poster in question of gilding themselves with an alternate account. This mindset applies even more so if it's an admin's comment.
* AsYouKnow: Any sort of TIL (Today I Learned) or "lifehack" threads will either be [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle genuinely informative]], or something that's already common knowledge or generic tricks we all learned in our childhood.
* BeliefMakesYouStupid: How [[http://www.reddit.com/r/atheism /r/atheism]] views religious people (mostly Christians). Its sizable [[BrokenBase hatedom]] considers /r/atheism this, as well.
* BerserkButton:
** /r/shitredditsays, since it's a haven for snarky feminists, and really hates [[BlackComedyRape jokes about rape]]. The subreddit also has a low tolerance for BlackComedy, sex jokes, racial humor and transphobia. It flies both ways - mentions of SRS on other subreddits garners outrage and anger over "SJW"s.
** A mention of Colby the Dog will receive numerous responses of 'EVERY THREAD' or similar.
** The firing of a popular admin responsible for the celebrity [=AMAs=] prompted many subreddits to temporarily go private in protest.
** Several political views have the potential to trigger this when expressed.
* 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: [[https://www.reddit.com/r/eyebleach /r/eyebleach]] for washing away memories of [[https://www.reddit.com/r/wtf /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?"]]''
* BrokenAesop: If you visit /r/relationships, this is almost certainly expected, and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded frequently]].
* BrokenPedestal: /u/unidan was a biologist almost universally loved by Reddit until an incident in 2014 when he lost his temper and it was revealed he had been using alternate accounts to manipulate votes in his favour. He's now mostly just another in-joke (don't mention jackdaws), but many users still seem to mourn the loss.
* CatsAreMean: Cats show up a lot in [[https://www.reddit.com/r/AnimalsBeingJerks /r/AnimalsBeingJerks]], and jerks show up a lot in [[https://www.reddit.com/r/CatSlaps /r/CatSlaps]]. To be fair, cats show up in [[https://www.reddit.com/r/AnimalsBeingBros /r/AnimalsBeingBros]] as well.
* CloudCuckooLander: ''Many'', although [[http://www.reddit.com/user/_vargas_ _vargas_]] is one of the most popular.
* ComebackTomorrow: The [[https://www.reddit.com/r/staircasewit /r/staircasewit]] subreddit provides a place for users to place these thoughts.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When a Redditor does this in response to another user's post, it's known as "the ol' Reddit switcharoo" ''[sic]''. A long list of these is maintained, with each one linking to the next.
* 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 [[http://www.reddit.com/r/conspiratard /r/conspiratard]], the latter of which is dedicated to mocking Truthers, Illuminati freaks, and Ufologists.
* CoolCar: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/spotted /r/Spotted]], among others, is all about posting pictures of awesome vehicles.
** [[http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/sports/2014/05/02/wise-move-nascar-josh-wise-gets-into-talladega-race-with-help-fans-via-reddit/_jcr_content/par/featured-media/media-2.img.jpg/876/493/1442005989816.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 Th]][[https://pitnotes.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/487850483.jpg is]] is an actual UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} car [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer sponsored by Reddit]].
* CringeComedy: Several subs, including /r/cringe, /r/cringepics, or /r/cringeanarchy collects unintentional examples, though they have some accusations going against them of being too mean-spirited.
* CutShort: The infamous 'tree fiddy' (a ''South Park'' reference) stories posted by [[http://www.reddit.com/u/thehealeroftri /u/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.
* CuteLittleFangs: [[https://www.reddit.com/r/CuteLittleFangs/ r/CuteLittleFangs]]
* CassandraTruth: This trope is what [[https://www.reddit.com/r/PredictCirclejerk/ r/PredictCirclejerk]] is shooting for.
* 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".
* DogsAreDumb: A common joke on [[http://www.reddit.com/r/DogShowerThoughts/ /r/DogShowerThoughts]], though it tends to go hand in hand with DumbIsGood.
* 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]].
* DudeNotFunny: [[invoked]] SRS is an entire subreddit dedicated to this reaction to various ostensibly bigoted jokes on the site.
** [[https://np.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/5k5xjn/does_anyone_know_a_place_that_will_remove/dbll3e6/?context=10 This comment]], where a redditor's makes a lame joke about another redditor's dead son
* 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. There's several subreddits out there dedicated to bashing America, and it's not uncommon to see anger over the Pledge of Allegiance. Ironically, a lot of the users of these subreddits are American themselves.
** [[https://www.reddit.com/r/ShitAmericansSay/ r/ShitAmericansSay]] is a subreddit for quotes that sound like they came from here
** [[https://www.reddit.com/r/ANormalDayInAmerica r/ANormalDayInAmerica]] is a subreddit for insane news stories from america
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** Subreddits weren't introduced until 2008, 3 years after the site launched.
** [=AskReddit=] questions were previously more personal, and could ask for assistance.
* TheEeyore: /r/2meirl4meirl, which is mostly reposting suicidal, extremely self-loathing, and nihilistic reposts from Tumblr and elsewhere, mixed in with pleas for death. It's like Shinji Ikari, Marvin the Paranoid Android, and Eeyore ruining all your favorite tumblr posts.
* 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 copied 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.
* EskimosArentReal: There's an [[MemeticMutation infamous]] post by a person who grew up believing that Finland isn't a real country, explaining that his parents convinced him that Finland was in was just an elaborate conspiracy [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext created by Japan to get around fishing regulations.]] The post eventually led to the creation of an entire (satirical) subreddit dedicated to exposing the "Finland conspiracy".
* 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://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ridiculously-photogenic-guy-zeddie-little 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, and Your_Post_As_A_Movie will turn random pictures posted by redditors into movie posters (replete with taglines).
* FiveFingerDiscount:r/shoplifting is dedicated to this trope. They even have an arch-nemisis in the form of r/lossprevention.
* FoodPorn: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/FoodPorn/ /r/FoodPorn]] and [[http://www.reddit.com/r/DessertPorn/ /r/DessertPorn]]. [[https://www.reddit.com/r/cooking /r/Cooking]], as well. [[http://www.reddit.com/r/ShittyFoodPorn/ /r/ShittyFoodPorn]] is intended to be something like Food ''Gorn'', but unless the posted edibles are ''truly'' atrocious, there'll be at least one redditor commenting how they'd gladly eat that.
* ForGreatJustice: The spirit of [[http://www.reddit.com/r/KarmaCourt /r/KarmaCourt]], a subreddit for trials of redditors who have committed various "karma crimes" on Reddit such as claiming another's work as their own, or lying for karma.
* 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.
* FridgeLogic: Invoked with [[http://www.reddit.com/r/showerthoughts /r/Showerthoughts]], for all those odd thoughts you get from pondering too much. Also goes along with FridgeBrilliance and FridgeHorror.
* 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 got quarantined by the admins in December 2015.
** [[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.
* {{Gorn}}: r/Spacedicks and r/watchpeopledie are subreddits dedicated entirely to this. And by that we mean real life gore. It would be an understatement to say that these subreddits are controversial.
* GunPorn: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/GunPorn/ /r/GunPorn]].
* HairTriggerTemper: Every other day, Reddit launches a counterattack somewhere. Or on itself.
* HeavyMetal: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/Metal /r/metal]] also includes all of 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).
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: The stories posted by /u/rogersimon10, all of which involve his father beating him with jumper cables.
* HitlerAteSugar: One of the "Stop using ad blockers" jokes.
* HiveMind: Reddit sometimes [[http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/wp3w5 acts like one]] [[https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/a8a2v/what_is_the_official_name_for_those_mirror_disco/ in individual threads]] to troll the OP, [[PlayedForLaughs mostly just for laughs.]]
** One OP accidentally changed his language settings to Spanish, and posted [[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, ''[[NotSoAboveItAll even an admin's]]''.
** An infamously bizarre example is [[https://www.reddit.com/r/CatsStandingUp/ /r/CatsStandingUp,]] where nearly every word and every post has to simply be "Cat." Saying anything else in the sub gets you an automatic ban.
* HughMann: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/totallynotrobots /r/totallynotrobots]]
* 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.
* TheHorseshoeEffect: Subreddits like [[https://www.reddit.com/r/StormfrontorSJW/ Stormfront or SJW?]][[note]]which challenges the reader to identify whether a given statement was said by a social justice warrior or a neo-Nazi[[/note]] or [[https://www.reddit.com/r/menkampf/ Men Kampf]][[note]]which observes how Nazi-esque statements from social justice warriors become when substituting "men" for "Jews" and "women" for "Aryans" etc.[[/note]] are based on this concept.
* HumansAreBastards: What you'll probably think browsing through [[http://www.reddit.com/r/morbidreality /r/morbidreality]].
* HurricaneOfPuns: Entire threads of puns are not uncommon. There's even an entire subreddit dedicated to puns, simply named [[https://www.reddit.com/r/puns /r/puns.]]
* 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!"''
* IdiotProgramming: Invoked in [[http://www.reddit.com/r/SoftwareGore/ /r/SoftwareGore]].
* IHaveThisFriend: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/myfriendwantstoknow/ /r/MyFriendWantsToKnow]].
* InternetToughGuy: [[https://www.reddit.com/r/iamverybadass/ r/iamverybadass]] and [[https://www.reddit.com/r/killthosewhodisagree/ r/killthosewhodisagree]]
* IReadItForTheArticles: /r/[=WatchItForThePlot=]
* 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.
** The Incest Porn subreddit is one of the few that ''actually'' contains porn.
* 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]] is full of real Reddit comments like this.
* IWasQuiteAFashionVictim: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/blunderyears /r/blunderyears]], where users post embarassing photos of their youth.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: [[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.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: As with most online forums, Redditors are anonymous and any credentials they may claim to have are unverifiable, so take any facts and advice you read with a grain of salt.
** [[https://www.reddit.com/r/iamverysmart/ r/iamverysmart]] is a subreddit dedicated to finding and mocking people constituting this trope, usually with shades of being an InternetToughGuy.
* 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.
* LongLostUncleAesop: Some participants on /r/relationships turn up just for the sake of participating in the situation (or are mentioned in the OP's post itself).
* MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/evenwithcontext /r/evenwithcontext]] collects lines that are just plain weird both in and out of context.
* MeaningfulName: Reddit means "He/she/it gives back" in Latin.
* MeToo: "This." is common slang for "me too" or "I agree." 2015 brought about a spread of "me too thanks" posts.
* 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.
** [[https://www.reddit.com/r/infiniteworldproblems /r/infiniteworldproblems]], where every post is a random assortment of symbols. The subreddit itself usually has a background that's mind-numbing to look at.
** And then there's [[http://www.reddit.com/r/ooer /r/ooer...]] [[note]][[http://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/1sf7dc/what_exactly_is_rooer Evidently]] a subreddit created by the eponymous /u/Ooer, which was originally for CSS programming practice, but ended up getting crazier and crazier.[[/note]]
* 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.
* NightmareFetishist: The denizens of [[http://www.reddit.com/r/creepy/ /r/creepy]] and [[http://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/ /r/nosleep]].
* NightmareRetardant: [[invoked]] Invoked with [[http://www.reddit.com/r/shittynosleep /r/shittynosleep]], a parody of /r/nosleep.
* NonindicativeName:
** The "SFW Porn" group of subreddits, which unanimously refer to "porn" in the FoodPorn and SceneryPorn sense, i.e. pretty photos of food and landscapes. 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. In a way a SubvertedTrope, as it is, in fact, literally about storms.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/nottheonion/ /r/nottheonion]] collects real news articles that wouldn't look out of place on parody sites such as ''Website/TheOnion''. The sidebar stresses that the sub is for true stories only.
* NotMeThisTime: Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao was already disliked by some redditors for removing some subreddits among other actions. When a well-liked admin was let go unexpectedly, Reddit freaked out on Pao, only for it to be revealed later that it was actually /u/kn0thing that had fired the admin.
* NotSafeForWork: There's a lot of NSFW subreddits. One in particular being [[https://www.reddit.com/r/nsfw/ r/nsfw]]. Be warned, it's [[CaptainObvious NSFW]].
* OffscreenInertia: Commonly used in [[http://www.reddit.com/r/thisismylifenow /r/thisismylifenow]].
* OnlinePersonas: Every type is represented on the site.
* OnlyInFlorida: The subreddit [[https://www.reddit.com/r/FloridaMan/ /r/floridaman]] examines various bizarre stories coming out of Florida.
* 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]]. The "switcharoo" meme is all about [[CompletelyMissingThePoint jokes that apparently are related to the subject matter]] at hand, but [[BaitAndSwitchComparison are often something about something else.]]
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Many of the posts on /r/atheism involve variations of this sentiment being expressed. r/magicskyfairy is a mockery of such by deliberately taking the terminology antitheists and r/atheism use a lot (magic invisible sky fairies that don't exist, fundies, etc) and upping it to eleven.
* OverlyLongGag:
** Pun threads and "No, you're thinking of __" threads tend to devolve into these.
* PapaWolf: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/dadreflexes /r/dadreflexes]] features fathers saving their young children from imminent danger.
* 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. Popcorn flair is available in [[http://www.reddit.com/r/politics /r/politics]].
* ThePeepingTom: In a major scandal (crassly dubbed "[[ADateWithRosiePalms the Fappening]]") where many celebrities' private nude photos were illegally copied 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 - but not before they'd reached critical mass, with the material spread so much as to have become trivial to find with a Google search.
* 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, and users with hundreds of thousands of link karma attract hate comments every so often. And, of course, the tagline for /r/scenesfromahat.
* PokeThePoodle:
** The entire point of [[http://www.reddit.com/r/firstworldanarchists /r/firstworldanarchists]].
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/madlads /r/madlads]] is similar, consisting of posts made on social media with the perpetrator worried, ashamed, proud, or otherwise putting more weight on their offense than it calls for.
* PoesLaw:
** The initial reaction to [[http://www.reddit.com/r/pyongyang /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, and a number of far-left subreddits express unironic support for North Korea.
** r/The_Donald often gets this reaction from those outside of it, especially since it got so popular, striking the front page numerous times. Based on the sheer amount of fanaticism its users have for Creator/DonaldTrump, many users are unsure exactly how much of it is a joke.
* PokemonSpeak: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/CatsStandingUp Cat.]]
* PoliceAreUseless: It's well-documented that Reddit has almost no respect towards police officers, mainly due to AccentuateTheNegative articles painting them as this, prone to PoliceBrutality, painting them as [[DirtyCop Dirty Cops]] or consistent [[KarmaHoudini Karma Houdinis]].
** Occasionally subverted when a police officer does an AMA; what usually happens is that curiosity prevails and a lot of genuine questions are asked, often followed by newfound respect after it becomes clear that while there certainly are crooked cops, the average officer's job is not about whacking random people over the head with truncheons.
* PoliceBrutality: One of the reasons Reddit hates cops, as noted above. [[https://www.reddit.com/r/Bad_Cop_No_Donut/ r/bad_cop_no_donut]] is dedicated to instances where cops overstep their boundaries.
* PrecisionFStrike: Prolific novelty account u/Poem_for_your_sprog leaves comments in the form of poems, [[RunningGag several of which]] are about an unfortunate person named Timmy and end with "And Timmy fucking died."
* PretenderDiss: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/gatekeeping /r/gatekeeping]] collects attempts at these that come off as being pointlessly exclusionary instead.
* 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.
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/RoastMe/ /r/RoastMe]] is a downplayed, and more humorous, version where someone posts a pic of themselves and [[BringIt challenges]] others to [[TheRoast come up with funny or creative insults.]]
* RealLife: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/outside/ /r/outside]] is Reddit's equivalent to our page on the subject.
* RunningGag: Far too many to mention.
** There is no "The Last Airbender" Movie. Anyone who mentions one will be invariably met with replies of "What Movie?"
*** Some take the gag further by replying ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender "There is no war in Ba Sing Se."]]''
** "Are you that guy from the Warlizard gaming forum?" whenever /u/Warlizard comments. Warlizard will usually reply with "ಠ_ಠ"
** Betty White is immortal.
** "GODDAMIT VARGAS"
** It went ''okay.''
** You have been banned from /r/pyongyang.
** x/10 with rice. [[http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2np694/what_tasty_food_would_be_distusting_if_eaten_over/ Reference to this thread.]]
** Any minor twist in a story will be met with "Directed by M. Night Shyamalan".
** "Test ''something'' Please Ignore" is given to anything created by redditors, whether it's a [[https://www.reddit.com/r/TestPackPleaseIgnore/ Minecraft modpack]], an [[https://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Test_Alliance_Please_Ignore_(Player_alliance) EVE Online alliance]], or a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TestPAC political action committee]]. It's based off of a [[https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/92dd8/test_post_please_ignore/ test post]], which somehow became the most popular post on the site.
** Then my dad beat me up with jumper cables.
** u/Poem_for_your_sprog is a novelty account who leaves comments in the form of poems, many of which are about an unfortunate character named Timmy that always end with "...and Timmy fucking died".
* 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]] and [[http://www.reddit.com/r/ApocalypsePorn /r/ApocalypsePorn]]. And, of course, a sizable part of the Imaginary Network, like [[http://www.reddit.com/r/imaginaryderelicts /r/ImaginaryDerelicts]] and [[http://www.reddit.com/r/imaginarywastelands /r/ImaginaryWastelands]].
* 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. The Imaginary Network is mostly divided between TechnologyPorn (see the example below), SceneryGorn (see the example above), and this, with subreddits such as [[http://www.reddit.com/r/imaginarycityscapes /r/ImaginaryCityscapes]], [[http://www.reddit.com/r/imaginaryskyscapes /r/ImaginarySkyscapes]] or [[http://www.reddit.com/r/imaginaryforests /r/ImaginaryForests]]
* ScreenShake: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/redditintensifies/ /r/redditintensifies]]
* 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.
** [[https://www.reddit.com/r/SUBREDDITNAME/ r/SUBREDDITNAME]] combines this with TropeName.
* 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''.
** Subreddit sidebar rules.
** ''Frivolous'' rules aren't exempt. For example: in [[https://www.reddit.com/r/thingsforants /r/thingsforants]] you are to title every post "What is this, a <whatever> for ants??". Any deviation - like failing to include "what is this" at the beginning - will have members calling for the offender's ban.
** [[https://www.reddit.com/r/catsstandingup /r/CatsStandingUp]] takes this trope to its LogicalExtreme... PlayedForLaughs. Every title and comment must be exactly "Cat.". The CSS on the page even changes the usernames and subreddit tabs to "Cat.".
** The Throwdown Thursday threads in [[https://www.reddit.com/r/nintendo /r/Nintendo]] have a hard-and-fast rule that every comment must be written in all-caps.
** [[https://www.reddit.com/r/karmacourt /r/KarmaCourt]] parodies the concept by providing a place where users can make cases regarding unfair distribution of karma.
** [[https://www.reddit.com/r/memeeconomy /r/MemeEconomy]] is another parody. Investors advise and ask questions to other investors about the future value of memes, what to buy, what to sell, etc, with some users claiming to fall into depression after losing their fortune investing into a failed meme.
* 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.
* TheSingularity: [[https://www.reddit.com/r/singularity /r/Singularity]], of course.
* SoUnfunnyItsFunny: [[https://www.reddit.com/r/ComedyCemetery /r/ComedyCemetery]] collects text, comics, and videos of this nature.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Reddit can be seen as one to Website/{{Usenet}}, especially its alt.* hierarchy.
** [[https://www.reddit.com/r/meirl/ /r/meirl]] is this to [[https://www.reddit.com/r/me_irl/ /r/me_irl]], after the latter started banning people to subscribing to certain subs.
* SoBadItsGood: Invoked on a ''lot'' of subreddits.
** Most subs starting with "shitty" are dedicated to collecting particularly poor examples of something, though some of them, such as [[https://www.reddit.com/r/shittylifeprotips r/shittylifeprotips]], are deliberate attempts at it.
** [[https://www.reddit.com/r/justfuckmyshitup r/justfuckmyshitup]] collects really strange hairstyles, some of which would require a great deal of effort to create and maintain.
* StartMyOwn: This occurs often with popular subreddits.
** Happened to the whole of Reddit, too, in the form of Voat.
* 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]], ironic RunningGag on the SRS "fempire", used to mock accusations of being radical feminists. Also used, unironically, by its detractors.
* StrawNihilist: The comment threads are full of them.
* StylisticSuck: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/crappydesign /r/crappydesign]] is self-demonstrating, with Comic Sans as the default font for all text elements, an ugly, nonsensical banner, the sub name in barely-readable rainbow [=WordArt=], a rotating upvote arrow, and a a downvote arrow with 'TM' superimposed on it.
** Some subreddits have taken to turning their subreddits as ugly as possible when viewed through the NP (no posting, which happens when you come to the Subreddit through a link from another subreddit - this is to prevent brigading) filter.
** The design for [[http://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinfuriating /r/mildlyinfuriating]] includes a simulated slow-loading banner image, randomly tilted comment text, glaring typos, and lots of other things to help it live up to its name.
* 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]]).
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/titlegore /r/titlegore]].
* TallPoppySyndrome: Users with high karma get hate just for having high karma.
* TechnologyPorn: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/MachinePorn /r/MachinePorn]] and [[http://www.reddit.com/r/GeekPorn /r/GeekPorn]]. A '''lot''' of the Imaginary Network qualifies as well - like [[http://www.reddit.com/r/ImaginaryStarships /r/ImaginaryStarships]] and [[http://www.reddit.com/r/ImaginaryRobots /r/ImaginaryRobots]].
* 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.
* ThemeNaming: Subreddits with "shitty" in their name (such as [[https://www.reddit.com/r/shittynosleep /r/shittynosleep]], [[https://www.reddit.com/r/shittyaskscience /r/shittyaskscience]], or [[https://www.reddit.com/r/shittyama /r/shittyama]]) are humorous parodies of their respective "legit" subreddits, while those with "circlejerk" are parodies of the community associated with them. Note that there are exceptions - for example [[https://www.reddit.com/r/shittykickstarters /r/shittykickstarters]] is a (relatively) serious subreddit dedicated to debunking and exposing crowdfunding scams.
* TheStoner: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/trees /r/trees]] [[NonIndicativeName is the most popular marijuana subreddit]]. (If you actually want to talk about trees, go to [[http://www.reddit.com/r/marijuanaenthusiasts /r/marijuanaenthusiasts]].)
* TheTetrisEffect: Spend enough time on Reddit and the next time you take a peek at your Facebook feed you will instinctively reach for the downvote button, only to have to remind yourself Facebook doesn't ''have'' a voting system. Ditto for every other site with user-submitted content (and probably many without).
* ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet: [[http://blog.reddit.com/2011/07/who-in-world-is-reddit.html 86.7% of the site is male.]] The Subreddit of [=TwoXChromosomes=] aims to avert this, and [=ShitRedditSays=] has a healthy female userbase.
* 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.
* TotallyRadical: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/FellowKids /r/FellowKids]] categorizes various tryhard advertisements of this nature
* 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]]. And, occasionally, [[https://www.reddit.com/r/singularity /r/Singularity]].
* {{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 Wiki/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 - although it's arguable they already had this problem by being on Reddit in the first place.
* 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 with a few subreddits dedicated to documenting 4chan such as [[https://www.reddit.com/r/4chan r/4chan]] and [[https://www.reddit.com/r/classic4chan r/classic4chan]], and they're ambivalent at worst. Website/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 and a fair few are very likely unaware that Reddit even ''exists''.
** Reddit has had a long-standing feud with Gawker, which boiled over in the violentacrez debacle.
** A chunk of Redditors hate Imgur, for some bizarre reason, despite a healthy shared userbase, due to, well, Imgur being the primary go-to for Reddit uploads. It goes the other way as well. [[https://www.reddit.com/r/IgnorantImgur/ r/IgnorantImgur]] is a subreddit for this
* 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}}''.
* VigilanteMan: Those involving themselves in the events surrounding the now-private subreddit [[http://www.reddit.com/r/findbostonbombers/ /r/findbostonbombers]].
* 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.
* WeAllLiveInAmerica: With the exception of subreddits explicitly dedicated to other countries or cities, Reddit is heavily American-slanted, and many American redditors will automatically assume that any other users who don't include very obvious mistakes in their written English are themselves American. As a result, things like asking for, say, rust prevention advice in /r/DIY will result in redditors suggesting you buy Rustoleum brand chemicals, or asking about bicycle grease in /r/bicycling might get you suggestions for Phil's Wood Bearing Grease (prompting the obvious question "Who's Phil? Should I e-mail him?"). To say nothing of legal advice...
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/whatcouldgowrong/ /r/whatcouldgowrong]] fits this to a tee.
** Inverted with [[https://www.reddit.com/r/whatcouldgoright/ r/WhatCouldGoRight]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [[invoked]] Played straight with [[http://www.reddit.com/r/bakedart/ /r/bakedart]] and [[http://www.reddit.com/r/TreesSketchbook/ /r/TreesSketchbook.]]
* YourMom: If there's an opportunity to make a joke like that at OP's expense, someone will take it.
* {{Zeerust}}: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/RetroFuturism /r/RetroFuturism]]
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