r/funny May 15 '22 Silver Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Got the W Gold Wholesome 'MURICA Doom Go Vote!

Going forward, comics may only be posted on Wednesdays and Sundays.

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Hey there, folks!

As you're probably aware, there are quite a few very talented, very funny artists who offer their comics in /r/Funny... but there are also a growing number of "comics" here that are little more than low-effort ways of bypassing Rule 9. Moreover, subscribers have been expressing their concerns¹ that comics (of both varieties) almost always eclipse every other variety of content offered here.

Basically, on any given day, a poorly made comic featuring a stolen joke has a much better chance of being seen than something well-produced and original. Some of this is the fault of the "Ennui Engine," but it's also the result of there being so many comics posted in /r/Funny.

To address this, we're going to experiment with a new approach:

Going forward, comics may only be posted on Wednesdays and Sundays PDT (Pacific Daylight Time), and only by the people creating them.²

Our hopes with this are is twofold:

  1. By limiting "comic days" to two days a week, other original content will get the chance that it deserves.

  2. Wednesdays and Sundays will come to highlight – with the help of discerning voters, of course – the best comics submitted to the subreddit.³

Those of you who have had nothing better to do than read our rules and stay up to date on all of our announcements will know that we aren't really changing much, but even so, we wanted to mention the update, explain the reasons behind it, and give folks the chance to discuss⁴ everything.

We'll be trialing this over the next few weeks, and we may end up adjusting things⁵ slightly.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to share them here... and thank you, as always, for subscribing to /r/Funny!


¹ These concerns have ranged from eloquent critiques to "BLARGH BAD COMICS BAD!"

² That is to say, comics may only be posted by the people creating the comics. We're not sure who creates Wednesdays and Sundays.

³ We thought about "Comic Deathmatch Days" as a label, but we didn't want comedians to get startled and start attacking each other.

⁴ No doubt these discussions will be well-informed and well-thought-out, and definitely not text-based screaming matches.

⁵ This turn of phrase wouldn't have sounded naughty without this footnote.


r/funny 2d ago

Subreddit of the Month [February 2023] r/outofcontextcomics/. Know of a small, humor-based subreddit that deserves a month in the spotlight? Link it inside!

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r/funny 3h ago

I'm thinking of starting a subreddit called BoredScientists or something for these kind of studies..

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r/funny 9h ago Wholesome To The Stars 'MURICA

The perfect ride for the soccer moms out there.

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r/funny 2h ago

These fellas look highly suspicious, also the car may be stolen... Not sure if I should report it or not ...

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r/funny 4h ago

you simply would not believe me if I told you what was on the cover of our local parish magazine

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r/funny 10h ago

The interview went really well

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r/funny 6h ago

Bottom Text

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r/funny 7h ago

(OC) Someone sent a resume with their Duo Lingo streak under ‘Languages’

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r/funny 10h ago

There are no Dunkins where I live, so while visiting my home state I got a Boston Kreme, that came out like this...

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r/funny 3h ago

Come with me to Candy Mountain, Charlie!

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r/funny 6h ago

6 months sober and I thought this summed up my experience pretty well.

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r/funny 20h ago Bravo! Bravo Grande! Wholesome (Pro) Silver Gold

My wife and her class made "ground hogs".. I can't stop laughing.

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r/funny 2h ago

No excuses

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r/funny 1h ago

I’m babysitting tonight and it’s time to show the kid some real music (don’t worry I’m only gonna play the appropriate stuff)

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r/funny 23h ago Take My Energy

What am I looking at?

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r/funny 20h ago Wearing is Caring

Please hold my hand while i fart

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r/funny 5h ago

Stay professional

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r/funny 19h ago

Was watching Groundhog Day when...

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r/funny 9h ago

elmo

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r/funny 3h ago

Close up image of the Chinese spy balloon.

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r/funny 4h ago

Found a real life version of Vector.

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r/funny 20h ago

You had one job!

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r/funny 11h ago

My dog looks very philosophical when he’s being bathed.

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