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Gamergate forum 'infested with racism and sexism' back up after shutdown

Reddit's primary hangout for Gamergaters was briefly shut down Friday by its creator, who called it a "cancerous growth" and said it had become "infested with racism and sexism." (Don't know what Gamergate is? We'll get to that.) The subreddit /r/kotakuinaction went...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:47am

Bride gone bananas auctions off spots in her bridal party

One Bridezilla has figured out how to take the agony and dread of being asked to be a bridesmaid and made it about a thousand times worse — force your “friends” to bid for a spot in your wedding party. The bride’s 33-year-old sister posted the tale on Reddit under the...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 7:47pm

Q+A: Reddit user who snuck into Government Center station on his infamous night

By the time construction crews were putting the finishing touches on renovations to Government Center station in March, lots of commuters were anxious to get a look inside. For nearly two years, trains had been scooting right by the central T stop while it was getting a makeover and new...

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 9:30pm

MBTA Commuter Rail to take questions in a Reddit AMA

The Commuter Rail is taking to Reddit this week to answer riders’ questions in an "ask me anything" Q+A.Top brass from Keolis Commuter Services, which runs the rail, will be taking queries on the site from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, a company spokesman confirmed for Metro. General Manager Gerald...

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 1:21am

What are the perks of small boobs? Reddit chimes in

The debate is perhaps one of the oldest: big boobs or small boobs?Women have likely been discussing the pros and cons of various breast sizes since the stone age, and now the conversation has spilled onto Reddit, where users (most of whom probably aren’t women) answered the question “What are some...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 7:48pm

'GET YOUR F---ING SH-- TOGETHER,' SEPTA gets a Reddit shout-out

It's not every day that SEPTA gets a shout-out online, but when it does it's usually because people are mad at the Philly transit system. SEPTA made an unexpected cameo in an AskReddit thread titled "What do you think is just so unfair?"The number one answer? Comment from discussion What do YOU...

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 8:52am

Tom Hank's strange and hilarious Reddit history

Exactly one year ago, award-winning actor Tom Hanks joined the hundreds (maybe thousands) of celebrities and famous folk who have done an AMA on Reddit.Now, a year after his AMA, Tom Hanks's account rolled back the stone and started firing off answers to random questions around Reddit.Although we...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 10:04am

De Blasio answers NYers questions in unannounced Twitter chat

Funnel cake, writer Albert Camus and zero rent increases for stabilized apartments this year.All of the above were answers Mayor Bill de Blasio gave to users in an unannounced Twitter chat early Monday afternoon, where users asked his favorite dessert on beach boardwalks, his favorite writers and...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 4:04am

Subreddit /r/RoastMe begs internet to insult users

“What's your address? You just won a lifetime supply of condoms courtesy of the human race.”That’s one of the top comments on a user’s submission to a strange, strange subreddit called /r/RoastMe in which users post images of themselves and beg the community to insult them.RELATED:New website...

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 10:05pm

How is de Blasio doing as mayor? Reddit chimes in

Reddit, the source of all things ridiculous or horrible on the internet, got serious about de Blasio's job as mayor.User, seaburnm recently posed the question "So, how do you think de Blasio is doing as Mayor?" over the weekend and garnered a decent amount of response. The vast majority of the...

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 7:19pm

Meet Earl the grumpy puppy, the internet's newest obsession

A new animal curmudgeon has been thrown into the cold cold light of internet fame and his name is Earl the grumpy puppy.Earl the grumpy dog, meet the internet. Internet, meet Earl the grumpy dog.RELATED:Adoptapalooza coming to Prospect Park this weekendEarl is a five month old little pup with...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 11:11pm

Reddit users revolt after site bans offensive subreddits

Reddit, the website known for things like sharing pictures of cats and leaking nude images of celebrities, recently made an effort to curb harassment and trolling by banning several subreddits.The bans were not well received by Redditors, a community of Impassioned internet users with a penchant...

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 1:03am

How to subtly mess with your enemies, friends, and complete strangers

The modern day Oracle at Delphi that is Reddit, has spoken, and its testament will be a delight to schemers, tricksters and just horrible people in general.In an AskReddit post titled "How do you subtly f--k with people?" all the folks who you love to hate, and hate to love (or just hate), came out...

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:51pm