Mildly Interesting

Mildly Interesting

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About

Mildly Interesting is a subsection of Reddit in which people share photos of things they consider to be sufficiently noteworthy, though not exceptional.

Origin

On February 4th, 2012, an image (shown below) was posted to the /r/WTF subreddit[4] criticizing the recent posts on the subreddit at the time as being "mildly interesting," rather than evocative of WTF. In the comments[5], Redditor doginabathtub[2] announced that he had created the subreddit /r/MildlyInteresting[3] based on the hypothetical category and invited others to subscribe. In a comment the following day, doginabathtub described the subreddit as a place for “the pleasant, the slightly amusing, and the somewhat intriguing, sometimes.”[6] As of January 2016, the subreddit has attracted more than 5,495,000 subscribers and is the 29th most-active subreddit.


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Precursor

The phrase “mildly interesting” has been used online since as early as July 2005 to describe things that are not completely captivating, but worth checking out. On July 10th, 2005, nostalgia site X-Entertainment[1] posted a compilation of "mildly interesting" print ads found in magazines and comic books from the 1980s (shown below).


FINALLY. WWFSUPERSTARS EVEN THE MOUTH-OF-THE-SOUTH CAN LICK. Jimmy "Mouth-of the-South" Hart HULKSTER WESUPERSTARS OF WRESTLING BARS INTRODUCING WWF SUPERSTARS OF WRESTLING ICE CREAM BARS! A Hulk-size bar that's easy to eat, but tough to beat. Almost four full ounces of creamy vanilla ice cream. A rich, chocolate coating on the back. And topped with a giant cookie imprinted with one of six of the ring's hottest WWF Superstars. 3.6 FL OZ. Take it from the "Mouth." Once you lick 'em, alable th through convenience stores, you're gonna love 'em! street vendors and at select WWF events. 1987 Titan Sports, Inc. Hulk Hogan is a Trademark of The Marvel Comics Group Icensed exclusively to Ttan Sports, Inc All other distnctive names and all character likenesses used herein, are trademarks of Ttan Sports, Inc. All Rights Reserved © 1987 Gold Bond ico Cream, Inc. TURN YOUR ROOM INTO A JUNGLE. INTRODUCING BATTLE BEASTS THEY MAY BE SMALL BUT THEY CAN GROW INTO AN ARMY Rub the Battle Badge on each Beast and see what appears. It's either fire. Water. Or wood. Water beats fire. Fire beats wood. Wood beats water. You never know what Beast has what Badge until you get it home. Collect Battle Beasts. Trade them. Battle your friends with them. Battle Beasts. Half-animal, half-human creatures that can turn your room into ajungle. BATTLE BEASTS TM © Hasbro 1987 ERE COMES THE FUDG Introducing Chocolate Chip Cookies 8 12 SIX FUDGE STRIPES ON THE FRONT ONE TREMENDOUS STRIPE ON THE BACK THERE'S ORIGINAL, CHEWY AND NOW NEW STRIPED CHIPS AHOY!CHOCOLATE CHIP COMES, TOS氏HOW CHIPS AHOY! FUDGED UP THEIR COOKIES: CUT OUT SQUARES, PASTE EACH ONE ON A 3"X5" CARD IN THE LOWER RIGHT-HAND Chips Ahoy eerowt/ | CORNER, PUT CARDS IN FLIP BOOK! ORDER AND JUST FUP! FLIP BOOK BETCHA BITE A STRIPE! NABISC ANDS © 1987

Spread

On August 22nd, 2012, internet culture blog Slacktory[7] highlighted a collection of notable images from /r/MildlyInteresting, noting that the subreddit had accrued more than 40,000 readers in the first seven months. In January 2013, the subreddit was linked on MetaFilter[9] and mentioned in a photo post on Odd Stuff Magazine.[8] In March 2013, the Twitter account @MildInteresting[10] was launched, reposting photos and text snippets from the subreddit’s front page (shown below).




On June 24th, 2013, Business Insider[11] published a compilation of 14 photos from the subreddit, which was syndicated via Yahoo! FInance[12] later that same day.

Notable Examples



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Derivatives

As of January 2016, there are 37 derivative subreddits in Reddit's Mild Network,[17] including /r/MildlyAmusing[18] and /r/MildlyInterestingIAmA.[30] Some of the most notable sureddits are listed below. In addition, there is a Tumblr tag[14] for other images deemed mildly interesting.

The Mild Network


  • /r/MildlyAmusing[18]: A subreddit community for the curation of mildly amusing photographs.


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  • /r/MildlyAwesome[19]: A subreddit community for the curation of mildly awesome photographs and news.


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  • /r/MildlyAww[20] : A subreddit community for the curation of mildly cute photographs and stories.



  • /r/MildlyClever[21] : A subreddit community for the curation of mildly clever DIY ideas and comments.



  • /r/MildlyConfusing[22]: A subreddit community for the curation of mildly confusing photographs.


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  • /r/MildlyCreepy[23]: A subreddit community for the curation of mildly creepy photographs.



  • /r/MildlyDangerous[24]: A subreddit community for the curation of photographs of mildly dangerous situations.


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  • /r/MildlyDepressing[25]: A subreddit community for the curation of photographs of mildly depressing situations.


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  • /r/MildlyDisgusting:[26] A subreddit community the for curation of mildly disgusting photographs.



  • /r/MildlyDisturbing:[27] A subreddit community for the curation of mildly disturbing photographs.





  • /r/MildlyEnteristing:[28] A subreddit community for the curation of photographs that would seem mildly interesting if you had just smoked marijuana.


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  • /r/MildlyImpressive:[29] A subreddit community for curation of mildly impressive photographs.


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  • /r/MildlyInterestingMC (Minecraft):[31] A subreddit community for the curation of mildly interesting screen shots and stories from the game Minecraft.



  • /r/MildlyOffensive:[32] A subreddit community for the curation of mildly offensive photographs.



  • /r/MildlyPleasing:[33] A subreddit community for the curation of mildly pleasing photographs.



  • /r/MildlySatisfying:[34] A subreddit community for the curation of photographs that leave the viewer feeling mildly satisfied.


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  • /r/MildlyStupid:[35] A subreddit community for the curation of stories of Reddit users being mildly stupid.


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  • /r/MildlyUninteresting:[36] A subreddit community for the curation of stories and facts from Reddit users that are mildly uninteresting.



  • /r/MildlyWeird:[37] A subreddit community for the curation of mildly weird photographs and videos.


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  • /r/MildlyWTF:[38] A subreddit community for the curation of mildly confusing photographs.



Search Interest

External References

[1] X-Entertainment – Mildly Interesting '80s Print Ads (unavailble)

[2] Reddit User – doginabathtub

[3] Reddit – /r/mildlyinteresting

[4] Reddit – /r/WTF: This isn't r/mildlyinteresting.

[5] Reddit – Yeah, so, I made a new subreddit for just this kind of stuff.

[6] Reddit – Hey, thanks for posting.

[7] Slacktory (via Wayback Machine) – Mildly Interesting: A Mildly New Subreddit

[8] Odd Stuff Magazine (via Wayback Machine) – As everyone Knows, It’s either r/gore or r/mildlyinteresting here.

[9] MetaFilter – Mildly Interesting

[10] Twitter – @MildInteresting

[11] Business Insider – 14 Things That Are Mildly Interesting

[12] Yahoo! Finance – 14 Things That Are Mildly Interesting

[13] Imgur – /r/MildlyInteresting

[14] Tumblr – Posts tagged "mildly interesting"

[15] Reddit Weekly (via Wayback Machine) – /r/MildlyInteresting

[16] Stattit – /r/MildlyInteresting

[17] Reddit – /r/MildlyInteresting: List of similar Subreddits and Mild Network. Message us if you think your Subreddit should be on this list or put it in the comments section!

[18] Reddit – /r/MildlyAmusing

[19] Reddit – /r/MildlyAwesome/

[20] Reddit – /r/MildlyAww/

[21] Reddit – /r/MildlyClever/

[22] Reddit – /r/MildlyConfusing/

[23] Reddit – /r/MildlyCreepy/

[24] Reddit – /r/MildlyDangerous/

[25] Reddit – /r/MildlyDepressing/

[26] Reddit – /r/MildlyDisgusting/

[27] Reddit – /r/MildlyDisturbing/

[28] Reddit – /r/MildlyEnteristing/

[29] Reddit – /r/MildlyImpressive/

[30] Reddit – /r/MildlyInterestingIAmA/

[31] Reddit – MildlyInterestingMC

[32] Reddit – MildlyOffensive

[33] Reddit – MildlyPleasing

[34] Reddit – MildlySatisfying

[35] Reddit – MildlyStupid

[36] Reddit – MildlyUninteresting

[37] Reddit – MildlyWeird

[38] Reddit – MildlyWTF

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