20+ Reddit Users Wanted to Know If Cat Traps Worked and Got an Immediate Answer
A well-known Internet trick says that if you make a square out of tape on the floor, it can “catch” your cat in just a few seconds. The trick seems to work well for many cats, but the tape square is not the only trap you can use to capture your sweet feline. A bath mat, a shoe, a book, or even a belt — they all can become highly efficient cat catchers if you just leave them on the floor and watch. But be warned — some traps work so well, they can capture your kitty before you can even blink.
We at Bright Side selected some good examples of cat “traps” that turned out to be efficient and easy to make, according to Reddit users who posted these 20+ pics. Next time you need to catch your feline, why don’t you try one of these tricks?
1. “The magic square really works!”
2. Next time you need your cats nearby, just roll up the bath mat.
3. “My significant other laid out her crochet project on the floor to measure it. Not even 30 seconds later...”
4. “Annie was more excited about this box than the food that came in it.”
5. “A stone is gone, and now it’s a dirt trap!”
6. “The new mattresses were unwrapped for less than 30 seconds before they each trapped a cat.”
7. “Pulled this item out to put on the counter, came back, and the trap was full.”
8. “Trapped in a basket!”
9. “The skylight trap is working well today.”
10. A grass catcher that caught unexpected prey.
11. “Books are the ultimate trap for her.”
12. “Threw my belt on the floor. Trap is working as intended.”
13. “The classic yoga mat trap.”
14. “I now know how to trap my cat the next time I need to take him to the vet.”
15. “The whole floor to choose from and yet...”
16. “If your box trap doesn’t work indoors, try putting it onto the sunlit lawn. Cats love it.”
17. “I strategically placed cat traps so they hang out with me.”
18. It’s not the whole cat, but the paw was successfully caught.
19. “Caught me one!”
20. “The air mattress pump came with a complementary cat trap!”
21. “Day 2 and the trap is still working.”
Do you have a cat? What “traps” work the best when you need to catch your feline?
Preview photo credit beverlykins / Reddit, wifeofadam / Reddit
Reddit’s dedicated trap music subreddit, r/trap, has just come out with its users’ top picks from our previous year. From larger categories like Best Remix and Best Artist to less frequented classes such as Best Live Performer and Best Mix, the group’s chosen acts are – in this writer’s opinion – more or less spot on throughout the list.
Leading the charge with Best Original Track is none other than NGHTMRE‘s “Street.” The song was first played out in March of 2015 at Skrillex’s headlining Ultra set, and has since become one of the bass scene’s staples. The runner up for this category was Baauer‘s “GoGo!,” which amassed 19% of r/trap’s votes. NGHTMRE also won the group’s overall Best Artist category, with Mr. Carmack thankfully coming in second.
The year’s Best Collaboration was awarded to Skrillex and rapper The Game‘s “El Chapo.” Although the track originally received mixed reviews, the last couple of months have seen it flipped and twisted into epic remixes of all types. Interestingly, “El Chapo” only won this category by two votes, with Flosstradamus, GTA, and Lil Jon‘s “Prison Riot” coming close behind.
Best Remix of the year went to RL Grime‘s flip of TNGHT‘s “Acrylics,” arguably one of my own most listened to tracks of the season as well. Vincent‘s (formally XVII) remix of Alison Wonderland‘s “U Don’t Know” made it to second place with only 12 fewer votes.
R/trap also decided overwhelmingly to vote RL Grime’s Halloween Mix as the best of the year, with Mr. Carmack’s “Queen of Hearts” mix coming in second. RL Grime cleared out the Best Live Performer section as well with well over 100 votes in the lead above his runner up, Jack Ü.
Finally, r/trap elected 2015’s Best LP as Jack Ü’s Skrillex and Diplo Presents. As one of the most influential and talked about records of the year, it’s easy to see why it received over 200 votes more than Rustie’sEVENIFYOUDONTBELIEVE. The Best EP was voted as What So Not‘s recent Gemini EP, with Mura Masa’sSomeday Somewhere coming in second.
Overall, a fantastic selection from our friends over at r/trap. Despite there being far too many trap contributors to to give everyone a fair mention, I think these users accurately represented much of the best and most memorable works and artists of 2015. Check below for the full graphic and each winner’s voting percentages.
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Reddit & PR: Treasure or Trap?
If you search Reddit on Google, its tagline is “the front page of the internet.” Sounds pretty good, right? In 2012, Reddit had more than 400 million unique visitors.
But what is Reddit? And how can you—or should you—use it as part of your PR efforts?
Reddit is a social news website to which registered users submit content in the form of either a link or text post. Each submission is posted to a “subreddit”—an overarching topic that the post is related to and demarked by r/. For example, r/Education is the subreddit dedicated to posts about education. Posts are then upvoted or downvoted by users based on their popularity and relevance.
Each subreddit is an opportunity to access a community directly interested in a particular topic or field of expertise. However, each subreddit has its own set of rules, which you should read and understand before engaging.
A number of posts have already touched on the challenges of incorporating Reddit into PR campaigns. While some say there is a right and wrong way to go about this, many commenters advise against it. If you want to spread the word about your company, don’t join Reddit as a PR or company representative, but as a user looking to share a new resource the community will find useful. Be mindful of the conversation taking place though. If everyone else is talking about trends and issues, don’t start talking about a new product.
By providing a community with links to useful resources that appeal to its members’ interests, you can begin to drive website traffic and gain exposure with a new audience who might otherwise be unaware of what your company has to offer.
An old adage goes: “If you have good service at a restaurant, you might tell one person. If you have bad service, you’ll probably tell 10.” Reddit works in a similar way. If one person posts about a negative experience with a company, other redditors are likely to jump on the bandwagon with their own horror stories. This means it has the potential to be a PR nightmare. Unlucky companies have found themselves in hot water after an unflattering post on Reddit sails to the top of the homepage. Recently, restaurant chain Golden Corral faced a PR crisis when pictures and video of unsanitary kitchen conditions began working their way around Reddit. The company responded, but did so on channels like YouTube and Twitter, not on the channel where the issue originated.
UPS found themselves in a similar situation when an image surfaced featuring a worker mishandling a package. The image went viral, but UPS had a representative take the dive into the world of Reddit to find out what really happened. By keeping a cool head and asking the right questions, the representative discovered the deliveryman in question was not even a UPS employee.
As with any social media channel, there are challenges inherent in using Reddit and strategies for success. Understand the community you are trying to engage with and be smart about what you post.
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Reddit will ban r/The_Donald, r/ChapoTrapHouse, and about 2,000 other communities today after updating its content policy to more explicitly ban hate speech. The policy update comes three weeks after Black Lives Matter protests led several popular Reddit forums to go dark temporarily in protest of what they called the company’s lax policies around hosting and promoting racist content. It marks a major reversal for a company whose commitment to free expression has historically been so strong that it once allowed users to distribute stolen nude photos freely on the site.
“I have to admit that I’ve struggled with balancing my values as an American, and around free speech and free expression, with my values and the company’s values around common human decency,” Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said in a call with reporters.
In a blog post that cites the company’s new rules, Huffman said users of the r/The_Donald subreddit had violated the site’s policies for years. (The site has no official connection to President Donald Trump, although he did do an Ask Me Anything there as a candidate in 2016.) “The community has consistently hosted and upvoted more rule-breaking content than average (Rule 1), antagonized us and other communities (Rules 2 and 8), and its mods have refused to meet our most basic expectations,” Huffman said.
Similarly, r/ChapoTrapHouse had also hosted content that violates the site’s rules, Huffman said. The subreddit is a spinoff of the popular left-wing podcast.
Reddit’s new policy begins with a first rule that requires users to “consider the human.” It reads:
Remember the human. Reddit is a place for creating community and belonging, not for attacking marginalized or vulnerable groups of people. Everyone has a right to use Reddit free of harassment, bullying, and threats of violence. Communities and people that incite violence or that promote hate based on identity or vulnerability will be banned.
That formed the basis of a policy framework that bans hate speech.
“Reddit’s mission is to bring community and belonging to everybody in the world, and there is speech in the world and on Reddit that prevents other people from doing so,” Huffman told reporters. “Harassing speech or hateful speech prevents people from coming to Reddit and feeling safe and sharing their vulnerabilities ... So if we have speech on Reddit that’s preventing people from using Reddit the way that we intend it to be used, or that prevents us from achieving our mission, then it’s actually a very easy decision.”
The introduction of the new policies has resulted in the removal of about 2,000 subreddits so far, and the company says “the vast majority” were inactive. Only about 200 of them had more than 10 daily users, the company said. They include:
Last year, Reddit “quarantined” r/The_Donald, placing it behind a warning screen after it was found to host content that incited violence. The company had previously prevented posts on the forum from reaching Reddit’s front page. Former users of the forum began moving to a new site off Reddit last year.
While Monday’s removals hit some high-profile political communities, Huffman said the company would continue to support a broad range of political speech.
“Political speech continues to be safe,” Huffman said. “But all communities, including our political communities, have to abide by our policies. And while we will do everything we can to help bring them in line, if they fail in doing so they are not allowed on Reddit.”
While r/The_Donald has no official connection to Trump, Reddit’s move could draw the ire of the president. Trump’s campaign complained after Snap removed him from promotion in Snapchat’s Discover tab earlier this month, and after Twitter began placing warnings on some of the president’s tweets.
At the same time, the company has been under more pressure to remove hate speech. Among the critics has been former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao, who earlier this month said r/The_Donald should have been removed long ago. “You should have shut down the_donald instead of amplifying it and its hate, racism, and violence,” she said in a tweet directed at Huffman. “So much of what is happening now lies at your feet. You don’t get to say BLM when Reddit nurtures and monetizes white supremacy and hate all day long.”
Reddit has banned about 2,000 forums, including the pro-Trump section, The_Donald.
Reddit announced on Monday it was banning a large number of subreddits, most of which it says are inactive, as part of a crackdown against hate speech, The New York Times reports. Among them was The_Donald, the board for supporters of President Trump that had almost 800,000 users. Trump has in the past tweeted memes that were first posted there.
"Reddit is a place for community and belonging, not for attacking people," Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said, per the Times. "The_Donald has been in violation of that."
A post to Reddit's announcement subreddit laid out the site's new content policy, saying that "communities and users that promote hate based on identity or vulnerability will be banned." As far as The_Donald goes, the announcement said it has "consistently hosted and upvoted more rule-breaking content than average," as well as "antagonized us and other communities," and "its mods have refused to meet our most basic expectations."
Another popular community to be banned was the group for listeners of the leftist podcast Chapo Trap House. Users who visit the page are now met with a message saying the group was "banned for violating Reddit's rule against promoting hate."
Reddit's former CEO, Ellen Pao, previously said the site should ban the pro-Trump forum. "You should have shut down The_Donald instead of amplifying it and its hate, racism, and violence," Pao wrote earlier this month in a tweet directed at Huffman. "So much of what is happening now lies at your feet."
‘Trap’ banned on r/Animemes – Reddit users in open revolt against mods
A community on Reddit is revolting against their mods after the word ‘Trap’ was banned for being transphobic, despite having context within the anime world.
Over the past week, the r/Animemes subreddit has imploded on itself after the word ‘Trap’ was banned by the moderators of the community.
The r/Animemes war has been raging for a few days now, here is a brief breakdown of what happened and how the community reacted to the ban.
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What happened on r/Animemes?
Earlier this week, mods on the r/Animemes subreddit announced an update to their extended rule set, specifically ‘Rule 5: Be Nice’.
This rule provides guidelines for appropriate language and provides a general standard for the community, generally known as ‘reddiquette’, which includes sexist, racist, homophobic and transphobic content.
The recent update to this rule announced that the word ‘Trap’ would now be banned on the r/Animemes subreddit.
Why did ‘Trap’ get banned?
The word ‘Trap’ has been banned on r/Animemes because the mod team deemed it as a slur against transsexual individuals that fall under the offensive comment section of Rule 5.
“The offensive nature of the word lies in the implication that individuals are trying to trick (“trap”) others and by extension are not valid in how they present their gender.” – r/Animemes statement.
The statement goes on to state that the use of the term ‘Trap’ can “often results in the erasure of trans people and dismissal of their validity.”
How is the subreddit reacting?
Whilst no one within the community would argue against the enforcement of transphobic comments or slurs, the issue is that the word ‘trap’ has a context within the anime community.
The term ‘Trap’ has historically been used within the anime and/or manga context in reference to a fictional character who is depicted with features that are aesthetically similar to that of another gender – something extremely common with these stories.
However, within this specific context of anime, the vast majority of people in the community do not consider the word ‘Trap’ to be a slur and very few have ever used it with intention of being offensive.
Understandably, many members of the r/Animemes community were not happy with this new update and the front page was quickly filled with memes mocking the mod team. Now, several days later, the subreddit continues to be in open revolt.
Although it is worth noting that the mod team for r/Animemes have made an official statement on the matter which has appeased many users.
“As many of you have pointed out, our update was rushed, mismanaged and seemingly arrived out of the blue. Some of our team have also made unwarranted and unfair comments about the critics of the change. It is clear that we have betrayed the trust that you placed in us as moderators, and we are truly sorry.” r/Animemes mods.
Whilst the discussion surrounding the banning and the moderation of the r/Animemes subreddit continues, if we are being honest, some of the memes are just glorious.
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