• mmmplak
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    1210 months ago

    Is John Oliver purposefully providing pics?! This is awesome! Can’t wait for him to take a full on jab of all these mess in a new LWT episode/season.

    • @canOP
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      410 months ago

      That’s exactly what’s happening. Can’t wait to see what they come up with after the writers strike.

  • @SBAC
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    1110 months ago

    I don’t get it. Can someone explain?

    • @canOP
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      10 months ago

      Two of the biggest Reddit communities reopened in the funniest way possible / All posts on r/pics and r/gifs must now be about comedian and Last Week Tonight host John Oliver after users voted.

      In an interview with NBC News, [spez] also equated moderators, who are unpaid volunteers, to the “landed gentry” — a characterization that struck a nerve for the moderators of r/pics. “We — the so-called ‘landed gentry’ — definitely want to comply with the wishes of the ‘royal court,’ and they’ve told us that we need to run the subreddit in the way that its members want,” u/pics-moderator wrote. “To that end, we figured that the only reasonable thing to do was directly ask how you’d like things to progress from here.”

      Both r/pics (more than 30 million subscribers) and r/gifs (more than 21 million subscribers) offered two options to users to vote on: have the subreddit return to normal, or to only allow pics or GIFs (respectively) featuring John Oliver. The results were conclusive

      • r/pics: return to normal, -2,329 votes; “only allow images of John Oliver looking sexy,” 37,331 votes.
      • r/gifs: return to normal, -1,851 votes; only feature GIFs of John Oliver, 13,696 votes

      /r/art and /r/aww have since had their own similar polls

  • TenorTheHusky
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    810 months ago

    Y’know I was originally pretty upset about everything with Reddit but since I found the amazing community here (and nuked my Reddit account so I’m watching from the sidelines), I can’t help but find all this hilarious. Went from upsetting API changes to the John Oliver invasion in a few days and I’m all here for it.

  • Leafeytea
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    410 months ago

    Haha!! you gotta love this! 😂
    Will definitely be fun to hear what he has to say about all this in the next Last Week Tonight. 😊

  • @[email protected]
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    310 months ago

    Oh he need to do more in front of a green screen or something! Reddit would have a great time and turn into JohnOliverdit!