Welcome to the official r/PaidForWinRar BestOf post for 2017! For those unaware, Reddit's BestOf posts are a way to reflect on the communities best posts of the year as chosen by you, the community! Only posts from January 1 2017 to December 31 2017 were eligible, and now that polls closed at 9am today the votes have been
tallied extracted, compiled, and counted... and without further ado here are your top posts of 2017!
That concludes our countdown of the best posts of 2017! What a whirlwind of a year - congrats to all the WinNers and thanks to all who voted!
Graphic designers/artists keep reading!
Some of you might recall our 2014 charity: water campaign where, with your help, we raised just over $10,000! That was enough to fully fund an entire project, as well as partially fund one other. Our fully funded project, a drilled well for the Mgomo community in Malawi, provided clean drinking water for 243 people who previously had to walk 2 hours to collect unclean drinking water. The second project we helped fund, a well at a Malawian school, gave 415 children clean drinking water, hygiene training, and a hand washing station. Thanks to those who donated, our campaign helped improve the daily lives of 658 people!
663 million people in the world still live without access to clean water. With 5 million different people visiting this silly page every month, we figure that if we have the opportunity to make even the slightest difference in this cause, it would be foolish not to take it. So, with that said, we're launching a new charity: water campaign!
We'll be doing things slightly differently this time around; Instead of being purely donation based like our first campaign, we've partnered with the awesome folks over at TheYetee.com to create Showerthoughts logo-tees, pins, and stickers to sell with 100% of the proceeds going towards our campaign.
Mike from TheYetee worked with us to bring the cost down on each item, up the percentage of each sale that goes to charity, and handle all other associated costs. Shirts are only $20, with $10 of each sale going directly to charity... and worry not, my fellow tall people - we made sure to have something you can wear too, as currently the red and royal blue tees come in tall sizes!
Everyone at TheYetee has been so helpful and supportive and we're super excited to be partnered with them!
As TheYetee specializes in daily shirts showcasing artwork from amazing independent artists, we thought it'd be a mistake not to take full advantage of that! We would like to offer monthly special limited-batch tees designed by our community. If you're an artist/graphic designer and would like to re-imagine our logo for use on a t-shirt, please send your designs to firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course we will give appropriate credit to you on the store page, subreddit, and social media if selected!
No worries! Just click here to go to our campaign page and you can donate as much or as little as you'd like. Any amount helps, and if you can't donate but still wish to support the cause, you can do so by sharing this post on social media or creating a campaign of your own!
We’ve chosen charity: water, a “non-profit organization on a mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to every person on the planet.“ So far, charity: water has funded 24,537 water projects for 7 million people in 24 countries all around the world - using 100% of received donations. Here’s a link to their website, I’d encourage everyone to see what the organization stands for and how they operate. For those who are curious as to how reputable the organization is - feel free to take a look at the following third-party reviews: 1, 2.
charity: water limits each campaign quarterly, so while this campaign page will expire December 31st this year, we will likely create another campaign page for the following Winter, Spring, Summer, etc. This is all subject to change, but that's the current plan!
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If you get some Showerthoughts swag, tweet pics at us @rShowerthoughts!
I started my weight loss journey in July 2015 after discovering this subreddit. The results I saw from every post here seemed too good to be true, and after spending a bit more time on this subreddit I was convinced I needed to give this diet an honestly try. My hightest weight was 365lbs, though when I started Keto I was around 355lbs, and within 12 months I had lost about 135lbs. r/Keto has completley changed my life and i owe each and everyone one of you my complete thanks. This diet has given me a life I had only ever dreamed of, and I have this subreddit to thank.
I reached my (current) lowest weight last September but was too afraid to share my progress because of some self-image (and other) issues I have since worked on overcoming. While making this post is still completely terrifying for me, I decided that I owed a debt to this community: your progress pics led to me beginning my journey. If me sharing mine lead to someone else beginning a journey of their own, then this will have been entirely worth it.
So again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
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FPS in game dropped to 40fps average (going as low as 15-20fps intermittently), whereas FPS in same game used to average 100-150 FPS
Using any application is slow. Slow to boot, slow running, just slow. There seems to be a delay when clicking through programs, as if I have to wait for the computer to catch up to what I want it to do. YouTube videos play without issue, though navigating YouTube has the same issues described above. Typing and scrolling on already-loaded pages is smooth and without issue.
Skype calls will freeze for a few moments every 40-80 seconds, then play a bit of catch-up where I will see a slightly fast-forwarded recap of the video/audio feed (though sometimes I don't see all of it).
Listening to Spotify (and probably while watching videos, though I've only really noticed while listening to music) there will occasionally be an audio glitch where the song will catch for less than a second, sounding like a sharp buzzing noise, before resuming normal play.
Windows 10 Pro; Intel (R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz; Installed memory (RAM): 16.0 GB.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
MSI Z170A Gaming M5 Motherboard
OS installed to 240 GB SSD with 80GB free space
I built my machine in 2011, though I replaced my processor/motherboard/ram in November 2015. The only current parts dating back to 2011 are the GPU and Power Supply.
Current Windows Resource Monitor readings while writing this post (with only Firefox and Slack running):
CPU 0-5% CPU Usage, 22% Maximum Frequency, 0-3% Highest Active time Memory 21% Used Physical Memory 3528 MB In Use, 12435 MB Available 0 Hard Faults/sec Disk 0 KB/sec Disk I/O, 0-3% Highest Active Time
I ran a Windows Memory Diagnostic to check my RAM but found no issues.
I followed all steps listed in the current 'Anti Malware' sticky on this subreddit, which did reveal several potential malware threats that I subsequently removed.
The problem persists using all browsers, though I did clear the cache/cookies to see if that would work but saw little to no change, obviously since this issue is not exclusive to web browsers.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated! If there is any other pertinent information I need to share to best get help please let me know. I'm not the most knowledgeable when it comes to computer hardware so bare with me if I ask overly simplistic questions. Thanks!
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I'll give it a month or so and see how things go with this new rule, and at the end of it I'll reconsider allowing images.
Having given it a few months or so, 38 months specifically, we believe we finally have enough data and user feedback to make the final decision... that we will be reversing our "no images" policy.
Thank you for being so patient and participating in our trial period. We hope this shows how much we truly value your input, input like...
Find something better to do than ruin this subreddit dickwad. You mods don't do shit here anyway so why the hell do you care what people do? If people enjoy the content then let it be. No one gives a shit about your jusification. The large majority of people want pics to stay
Just roll it back and save yourself the headache. I know you have better things to do with yourself than fighting your userbase.
I disagree, I doubt /r/cringepics wil catch on, and I like seeing all my cringe in one place!
This is so stupid. You're dumb. You don't know shit about governing.
there is a subreddit called /r/shittyideas that seems to really need some work. You'd fit right in!
i herd you like dressing up like a pink faggot pony
The large majority of the community certainly seems to dislike this. Doubt you're going to have any success.
Just submit nothing but images for a few days. If the moderators really want to be strong fisted, let them have an empty subreddit that will eventually die.
Drumcowski fucking blows. I don't need you to tell me what I'm about to see. "Repost" "not cringeworthy" "seal of approval". Seriously... Get over yourself. Stop substituting your views for the voting system and simply fuck off.
the mods will never be able to own up to making a mistake, and this decision will never be reversed even after /r/cringepics shows no signs of taking off.
...and helps rebuild any faith you may have lost in the process.
I tried to force r/cringepics, and now it's time to face the music: at just 699k subscribers, it's clear that we failed miserably.
With the dust finally settled, I owe you each an apology for making such a hasty and foolish decision. As of today we have effectively archived r/cringepics, meaning the subreddit will be browseable but no new posts will be allowed. All r/cringepics content should now be posted to r/cringe.
Finally, all the cringe is back in one place.
Thank you all! If you have any questions/comments/concerns, feel free to leave them below!
Hi there! As the title says, we're very excited to be able to finally announce a subreddit merger that has been in the works for quite some time now.
"Wait, those are two different subreddits??"
"What does this mean?"
What this means is, that this subreddit, being the larger of the two, will remain intact but go through a slight re-branding process. All changes will simply be to the aesthetics of the subreddit, nothing more.
"What will I need to do or change after the merger is finally complete?"
Absolutely nothing! The best part about this is that you won't have to do a thing besides what you've already been doing! You won't have to change a single thing.
We'll be sharing more details in the coming days as we get closer to reaching a full subreddit transition.
In the mean time... get back out there, channel your inner Jaden, and post away!
carat on a stick