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ELI5: Why do a lot of worms show up on driveways during a rainy day? by iwasAfookenLegend in explainlikeimfive

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ELI5: Controlling terminals in Linux by stockfisch1992 in explainlikeimfive

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ELI5: how can I change my username on reddit account? by NateW87 in explainlikeimfive

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We don't allow questions about reddit or reddit help on this sub, because there are many subs (such as /r/help) as well as FAQs for this.

But the answer to your question is "you can't." Reddit doesn't have that functionality.


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ELI5: How much easier is it to run on a treadmill compared to running outside? by [deleted] in explainlikeimfive

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I've removed this because a lot of this is personal preference and various other factors. I can give you a whole lot of personal anecdotes if you want...


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ELI5: Why would mining asteroids be lucrative? What resources could we find on asteroids that are rare enough on Earth to not only make mining asteroids viable, but profitable? by [deleted] in explainlikeimfive

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I've removed this because this is actually asked quite often. At this point in time (and technology), we can't mine asteroids specifically because it would cost wayyyyyy too much. So the answer to your question is that right now it would not be.


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ELI5: Why is it so much more painful to hit your hands on something when they are cold? by sukkitrebek in explainlikeimfive

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ELI5: what is meningitis? by doctoremdee in explainlikeimfive

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ELI5: Tommy John Surgery and why it is such a big deal in baseball by babycarrot420kush in explainlikeimfive

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ELI5: Why do graphics improve over time on the same generation of gaming consoles? by Ashyne in explainlikeimfive

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ELI5: How does an app know that you're on data and not on wi fi? by bub76 in explainlikeimfive

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TL;DR: Apps can ask the phone for status.


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ELI5:why sky have blue color? by [deleted] in explainlikeimfive

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The subreddit is not targeted towards literal five year-olds.

"ELI5 means friendly, simplified and layperson-accessible explanations."

"Layperson" does not mean "child," it means "normal person."

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ELI5: What's the role of each of the multiple gaming companies that's working on the same game? by horseboi in explainlikeimfive

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This is going to be different depending on each case, and might not be 100% public information.


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ELI5 - How do brokerage/ trading apps like trade 121 work? by Piekmaster in explainlikeimfive

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ELI5: When we look into deep space, how is the light we see billions of years old? by whogotthekeys2mybima in explainlikeimfive

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ELI5 Whats the difference between horsepower and torque in cars? by FS_ZENO in explainlikeimfive

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ELI5: Why do humans eat crustaceans, but not other arthropods like arachnids, insects, or trilobites? by AnEbolaOfCereal in explainlikeimfive

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This is a cultural thing. Many humans do eat insects, for example, and many others don't eat crustaceans.


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ELI5: How does "free" software, like GIMP and Firefox, stay free? by snapbackchinos in explainlikeimfive

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I've removed this because it can be one of many reasons - or several. Gimp, for example, started as a hobby and is still maintained by many, many people as a side gig. Firefox is financially supported by commercial ventures. It can be any combination of that and more.

EDIT: Just wanted to add, as an example -- you know how Google is the default search in Firefox? They pay a lot for that. (unless it's Yahoo again, in which case they pay a lot).


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ELI5 (For a science project) Polio thesis statement format? by [deleted] in explainlikeimfive

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Dogs cannot get ‘autism’, British Veterinary Association warns after ‘anti-vaxx’ movement spread to pets by ManiaforBeatles in worldnews

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The thing is, "WD-40 Is Made Out Of Fish Oil" is a common enough myth that it's actually addressed on WD-40's website...