Edit: Thanks for the Gold Kind Stranger!

Edit: Thanks for the Gold Kind Stranger!

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Updated Jul 21, 2020 at 04:42AM EDT by Y F.

Added Feb 09, 2017 at 06:47AM EST by Particle Mare.

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Edit: Thanks for the Gold Kind Stranger! is an ironic phrase typically associated with Reddit shitposting and circlejerk subcultures, particularly r/circlejerk.[1] It is derived from the tendency of many Reddit users to edit their posts in order to make statements thanking people who have given them gold, Reddit's equivalent of premium membership.

Origin

According to Reddit's "About" section, Reddit gold is a "premium membership program" that confers a range of additional accessibility and customization tools that normal users do not possess.[2] The site allows users to give each other gold, in a process known as "gilding", usually for particularly humorous, original, and/or high-quality posts. Being gilded causes a Reddit gold icon to appear next to the post which is visible to everyone viewing. This, combined with the fact that the process is often anonymous on the giver's part, means that users who are gilded often edit their posts to thank their benefactors.[3]

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[1] Reddit – r/circlejerk

[2] Reddit – Gold

[3] Reddit – Out of the Loop Post

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