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Novelty Reddit Accounts refer to profiles on the site Reddit that are dedicated to one consistent task or type of comment. These topics can include illustrations, short stories, photoshopped images and songs. Additionally, there are dozens of automated novelty accounts run by bots including ones that can mirror websites, translate captions from image macros and tip other users Bitcoins


One of the earliest novelty accounts on Reddit was GeorgeWBush[16], a parody of former President George W. Bush created on September 17th, 2006. Though the account has not posted since January 2009, Bush's last night in office, it accrued more than 16,000 comment karma while it was active.

Tonight is the last night of the presidency of George W. Bush (self. 137 submitted 4 years ago by jetsam 121 comments source share save hide report hide all child comments sorted by: top ▼ navigate by: submitter | moderator | friend | me | admin | IAmA I images I popular | new you are viewing a single comment's thread view the rest of the comments → [-] GeorgewBush e 38 points 4 years ago* (90152) This is just more liberal propaganda. If Mr. Cheney was gonna fire me, he woulda let me know by now It don't even make no sense. Who would he get to replace me? Jeb? Come on. Jeb's a loser. AN' I AINT NO LOSER! Anyway, this is just dumb. I got plenty more to say about it, but I'm runnin' late I gotta get ready for some kinda photo op with some little n---- down on Capitol Hill that Mr. Cheney says I gotta go to. I'II tell you all the rest of the stuff that's dumb about this crap when I get back to the oval office this afternoon I hope the little n---- got a monkey or somethin'. Heh heh heh! Monkey EDIT DONT TELL JEB I TOLD YOU JEB'S A LOSER EDIT EDIT DONT TELL MY DADDY I TOLD YOU JEB'S A LOSER NEITHER EDIT EDIT EDIT Heh heh heh! N---- permalink source save-RES give gold hide child comments


In February 2009, the subreddit /r/NoveltyAccounts[3] was created for users to show off specialty accounts they've found in the comments across the site. On February 14th, 2010, A post was submitted to /r/AskReddit[5] asking novelty accounts to post in the comments. The post accrued 1,916 upvotes, 1,291 points overall and 1,490 comments prior to being archived. That December, a second call for novelty accounts in /r/[6] drew 8,311 upvotes, 2,333 points overall and 3,741 comments. In January 2011, Reddit added "Best Novelty Account" to their yearly awards[7], honoring the account Sure_Ill_Draw_That[17] for their illustrative responses. Some users protested, as i_draw_your_comment[20] had been doing the same thing for six months longer than Sure_Ill Draw_That. However, as of September 2013, Sure_Ill_Draw_That has inspired several parody accounts of their own including SurIllAnimateThat[21], Sure_Ill_Sure_That[22] and IllReallyAnimateThat.[23]


At the end of January 2011, "novelty account" was defined on Urban Dictionary[8] as an account created on Reddit specifically to correlate with a response to a comment and often only used once. Humor blog Blame It On The Voices[9] shared a screenshot of an interaction between seven different novelty accounts in November 2011. In February 2012, Slacktory[10] reported on RedditJournal[18], an account treating Reddit as unknown wilderness, posting comments in the form of explorer logs. Soon after, this account inspired Reddit_Search_Team[19], who responded to these comments with logs of their own, about the search for the owner of RedditJournal in the wilderness.

↑ [-] RedditJournal 74 points 1 year ago (4721398) Day 9: A most enlightening day. Like the ancient Egyptians, Redditors appear to revere cats, even looking to them for guidance in intriguing ways. According to Redditors, cats are even able to evacuate their bowels with preeminence. Food and water both plentiful; the Redditors shower me with gifts. I must be careful. Others are not so lucky. permalink source save-RES parent glve gold 个[-] Reddit-Search-Team ag 4 points 1 year ago (915) We just followed Dr. Livingston's trail through Awwland. His tracks are deeper now, indicating additional weight. Perhaps he took on supplies. This is a warm, giving village, so that would seem logical. Cats are plentiful in this region, though I am concerned by this fortune tI found after eating a meal here. permalink source save-REs parent glve gold

On July 19th, 2012, five novelty accounts including Sure_Ill_Draw_That were featured on Wired's Tumblr blog.[12] The same day, The Daily Dot[13] featured six novelty accounts dedicated solely to some form of art, including Shitty_Watercolour, a United Kingdom-based painter who has been painting both submissions and comments since February 15th, 2012. At the time of the post, he had gained more than 344,000 karma. On January 24th, 2013, torontoitguy submitted a post to /r/AskReddit[4] asking how novelty accounts which are about a specific topic, brand or person know when someone is talking about them. It generated 3,914 upvotes, 1,480 points overall and 2,456 comments. That June, blogger Duncan Lock[24] compiled statistics and other documentation about a number of the site's novelty bots. In September 2013, Mashable[15] highlighted 13 of their favorite novelty accounts.

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External References

[1] Reddit – /r/Kangashark: Automated Accounts

[2] Reddit – /r/BotWatch

[3] Reddit – /r/NoveltyAccounts

[4] Reddit – /r/AskReddit: Reddit's NOVELTY accounts: how do you know when it's your time to "appear" – do you just browse or search?

[5] Reddit – /r/AskReddit: Calling all novelty account holders! Post with it here.


[7] Urlesque (via Wayback Machine) – Reddit Announces Best of 2010 Award Winners

[8] Urban Dictionary – Novelty Account

[9] Blame It On The Voices – Reddit novelty accounts

[10] Slacktory (via Wayback Machine) – Three Novelty Accounts Are Following Each Other Through a Reddit Safari

[11] Gaia Online –
This is the best Reddit Novelty account ever.


[13] The Daily Dot – The 6 best novelty accounts that turn Reddit into art


[15] Mashable – The 13 Best Reddit Novelty Accounts

[16] Reddit – Overview for GeorgeWBush

[17] Reddit – Overview for Sure_Ill_Draw_That

[18] Reddit – Overview for RedditJournal

[19] Reddit – Overview for Reddit_Search_Team

[20] Reddit – Overview for i_draw_your_comment

[21] Reddit – Overview for SurIllAnimateThat

[22] Reddit – Overview for Sure_Ill_Sure_That

[23] Reddit – Overview for IllReallyAnimateThat

[24] Duncan Lock – A Marvellous & Incomplete Compendium of reddit Automatons & Bots

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