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Reddit is home to tens of thousands of the most involved communities on the Internet. There’s a subreddit for just about anything, but the hard part is finding them. Not every subreddit appears on /r/all frequently. Some are hiding away from you, waiting for you to discover them.
Thankfully, Reddit’s new Explore feature is making that a little easier on us. Before this, it was all word of mouth and mashing the Random button. Still, there are plenty of subreddits that float under the radar and go relatively unnoticed. Here are six of those unique subreddits that deserve to notch up the popular milestone of 20,000 subscribers.
This is one of the more unique and interesting subreddits that I’ve ever stumbled across.
/r/FindTheSniper is “Where’s Waldo?” with a twist. The submissions to this subreddit are pictures, usually of open and grassy environments, and your job is to dissect them to find where the hidden sniper is. Here’s an example from one of their submissions:
See the barrel of the rifle? Now that I’ve spoiled this one and made it seem easy, go check some of the others out. I promise that some of them will have you looking at the picture, completely confused, for at least two minutes.
/r/FindTheSniper is currently at 16,267 subscribers.
In this tale, /u/warsy26 tells us about how his other interests and responsibilities managed to sway him away from his original intention of taking a walk in the rain.
“Why should a subreddit dedicated to being pointless, or things that are pointless, need more subscribers?”
- The stories here are often hilarious.
- I’ve seen conversations lasting well over 100 comments on the simplest, silliest subject. You might find a new friend.
- I bet you have a pointless story worth sharing right now.
/r/PointlessStories is currently at 12,323 subscribers.
In a post published last month, I showed how Reddit is filled with some extremely generous people. This subreddit stands as yet another testament to that.
At /r/GoForGold, users post challenges and reward the first person who can complete it. The reward is a subscription of Reddit Gold.
Many of the challenges, such as the one in the screenshot above, can be completed through a little clever use of Google. Others are simple tasks that the poster might not have the time for.
While Reddit Gold offers new functionality and features from the Reddit website, there are actually many more benefits that you probably don’t know about. Check out /r/goldbenefits to learn more!
/r/GoForGold is currently at 12,111 subscribers.
This subreddit is one that many MakeUseOf readers can probably appreciate!
/r/softwaregore is completely dedicated to bringing you photo evidence of ridiculous software failures, embarrassing error messages, terrible website complications, and more. Here’s a great example from one of their upvoted submissions:
We’ll pass, Google. I think it’s best to stay away from those .info domain names in this situation. As you can see, this subreddit is not limited to software. General Internet-related submissions are accepted.
/r/softwaregore is currently at 19,548 subscribers.
The sidebar states it perfectly:
/r/under10k is for artists who have under 10,000 Last.fm listeners and whose most popular video on YouTube has under 10,000 views. This is a place for the person who’d go to the record store and leave with 10 records they’d never heard of simply because the cover was intriguing or the artist was signed to a label they liked. It’s a place for people who want to find new artists and for those who want to expose others to great unheard artists.
While hipsterism is a fad that’s on its death bed, there’s no denying that there are plenty of amazing musicians out there that aren’t being heard simply because they lack exposure. /r/under10k tries to fix that.
Every genre of music is accepted here. You never know what you’re going to find. Submissions are typically in the format of YouTube, SoundCloud, or Bandcamp links (so they can be trusted).
Holding true to its name, /r/under10k is currently at 6,026 subscribers.
/r/CableManagement/ is a subreddit dedicated to documenting the best ways to manage your PC’s cables. It seems like such an unimportant and insignificant thing to specialize in, but /r/cableporn (it’s SFW) is proof that it’s worth it.
Here’s his PC before:
Here’s his PC after:
It’s important to note that /r/CableManagement isn’t just for pictures of your work. It’s great for discussions and questions about cable management, too. Be advised that this subreddit is only for managing PCs.
/r/CableManagement is currently at 15,928 subscribers.
With a little clever usage of Reddit’s search feature, you can find dozens of Reddit submissions that compare to this article. A good handful of the subreddits I’ve listed here were found in that way, actually! Here at MakeUseOf, we love to bring you new and valuable subreddits:
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Let me know what you think of these subreddits in the comments below!