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/r/OutOfTheLoop is a subreddit on Reddit devoted to questions about current events and memes. Users can ask questions regarding a trend or event they've noticed, with links provided for context. Answers are given by users in the know about the situation, and if the question is sufficiently answered, moderators will change the post's flair from "Unanswered" to "Answered."
/r/OutOfTheLoop was started June 10th, 2013 by user MrWittyResponse. The subreddit's description reads:
"Have you ever seen a whole bunch of news stories/reddit posts/videos or anything else about some topic and you had no idea what everyone was going on about? Did you feel out of the loop? This subreddit is dedicated to helping you get up to speed with the recent trends and news.
Posts on the subreddit must be submitted in the form of a question about current events and must be unbiased. Questions also must provide links for context. "Ad nauseum" and "retired" questions are not allowed in order to avoid repetition. The subreddit's guidelines encourage users to check Google and KnowYourMeme before submitting their question. To answer a question, a user must type "Answer:" and give "a genuine, unbiased, and coherent answer." The subreddit has over 1.3 million subscribers.
As of June 7th, 2019, the top threads on the subreddit are megathreads about Net Neutrality  and /r/IAmA and other popular subreddits being set to private. Other top threads include another megathread about North and South Korea reaching a peace treaty, a thread on TotalBiscuit's death, and a thread about the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard abuse allegations controversy.
In March of 2018, /r/OutOfTheLoop was named as one of the subreddits most responsible for provoking conflict by postdoctoral researcher Srijan Kumar in an academic paper on a study of Reddit raids.
 Reddit – /r/OutOfTheLoop About
 Reddit – What's going on with Net Neutrality? Ask all your questions here!
 Reddit – Why was /r/IAmA, along with a number of other large subreddits, made private?
 Vice – One Percent of Subreddits Are Responsible for Most of the Raids on Reddit
 Reddit – /r/outoftheloop wiki
 Reddit – [MEGATHREAD] North Korea and South Korea will be signing peace treaty to end the Korean war after 65 years
 Reddit – Who is TotalBiscuit and why is Reddit flooded with posts about him dying?
 Reddit – What's going on with Johnny Depp and why is suddenly everyone supporting him?
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