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ggAlex

Hello, You can find [the full Place dataset, the final image before the whitening, and a high res timelapse video here](https://www.reddit.com/r/place/comments/txvk2d/rplace_datasets_april_fools_2022/). We have also reopened the canvas with a timeline slider so you can revisit any moment from the history of the event. You can find that by going to r/place. We look forward to seeing everything you will create with this data!


3Dee8

Finally. The beginning of the first expansion is actually shown. Thanks Reddit!


SuperRoby

Gotta say, it was pretty amazing to be there and see the first expansion live.. like, getting a whole new canvas and feeling the panic of free choice


Upbeat_Group2676

I woke up after the expansion had already been filled in and was like "Holy shit, r/fuckcars and green latice got bounced from their starting points? Who the fuck pulled that off?" Then it finally dawned on me.


username3

Fun fact, the guy who created wordle came up with this r/place idea originally


Sclog

I spent a good hour making something on the new canvas going “hm, I can’t believe nobody is over here!” Only to reload the Reddit app and find out in fact there we’re a ton of people there and what I was putting down for an hour doesn’t even exist lol


TelevisionEastern116

It took you twelve pixels to realize?


ArrestDeathSantis

It was an amogus


Katrina_0606

Something similar happened to me. Thought I was helping with a community design, was confused about why nothing seemed to be happening, saw someone in our discord say that it looked great, reloaded the app, and what I thought I’d been helping with was almost finished. Was kinda bummed that it lagged on me. I really wanted to help lol


babyBear83

That happened to me after the first expansion but I didn’t place that many tiles. It just looked all white and I dropped a tile and it got recovered instantly, which I thought was weird because it looked like an open space around it. It suddenly reloaded and the spot was full already! I think there was a really brief glitch around that time or something.


DocAdrian

Feels appropriate to say that he is full of good ideas.


biggestofbears

I closed out almost immediately because I thought I broke something... Only to open it again and realize that I'm just an idiot.


memelover3001

loved the sudden void explosion


Pandantic

I love seeing the spread of void and the purple void (do we have an name for that yet?) like a pandemic until they are pushed back, only to return again after a while. Very poetic.


SteveFrench12

For real i was hoping this would come out but am still pleasantly surprised at how comprehensive all the data is as well. Thanks again admins, you guys got something right this time!


Acidtwist

Thank you all!


jamiew0w

big special thanks to /u/chtorrr!


Admirable_Host5226

u/chtorrr what a guy


olllj

best reddit moderator ever!


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barely_fits

~~guy~~ girl _Happy cake day_


joaoffdes1308

Why are they still a mod lmao


joe2596

#Free2BsASS


whenthebeatdropss

2B's ass should have lived sadge


macelonel

It's always fun seeing which communities get attacked and how fast they are able to rebuild


shewmai

Yo what do our flares mean lol. It’s clearly place coordinates but I don’t know why I have that particular cell, and wtf is after it? Edit: for everyone coming to ask the same thing, it appears to be related to the 2017 iteration of r/Place (and likely the last tile location based on the dates?)


8e8

My guess is the last coordinates you placed and the time


EarthyFeet

I converted the timestamp in your flair and the date comes out as Sat 1 Apr 21:30:24 UTC 2017 and the other two parent comments also have timestamps from april 2017. So yall got old flairs from last time?


Dab1029384756

Yeah they gave out flairs from the 2017 event of the last pixel placed back then


EarthyFeet

You're 3 apr 2017 01:42:33


i_Killed_Reddit

Just checking if even I have a flair.


DonGarnelos

same bro Edit: Rip us


i_Killed_Reddit

Guess the flairs are for 2017 art. I didn't use this one back then.


Ze_AwEsOmE_Hobo

I did, do I have flair?


Tyler927

Oh shit we the OGs then!


formyhauls

Makes sense, but only if your pixel survived. Mine didn’t :(


NeoCipher790

Aw really? That sucks :( is it only the first pixel places or does no flair mean that none of our pixels made it


ImGonnaObamaYou

No idea what's after but the flairs are actually from the first place not this one it's the last pixel you placed 2nd number is actually the time you placed it via here https://www.reddit.com/r/place/comments/63a4xo/lets_find_who_placed_the_last_pixel_look_at_your


thedingoismybaby

Really? Testing!


my5cworth

Gotta give credit to r/southafrica - their flag wasn't even the correct shape for the majority of the time, then they pulled a great design out of the bag featuring Nelson Mandela, their rugby world cup wins, their bbq culture and national icons.


afookenleaf

These guys were great neighbours, coming from r/masseffect


Newcago

Absolutely fantastic neighbors. And Kenya too! Love you guys -Mass Effect


nocturnalbreadwinner

It was beautiful seeing Kenya and South Africa so close to each other


Ode_to_Apathy

That was one of the great things this time around. Somebody made a script you could easily install to your browser that allowed for easy tracing. You just had to download the blueprint from somewhere and you were good to go! It's why there was so much artwork everywhere. On the last one, anything complicated was exceedingly rare, both because of how hard it was to make, and because any griefing took so long to fix.


Diarrea_Cerebral

I think that script existed from the first time and was invented by some user from /r/Argentina. Not sure about the author


Kraily4t8

Snuffy, the raccoon vtuber just next door to South Africa here made an alliance and also helped out South Africa with Nelson Mandela allot on her stream. Place felt really magical to me because of these bizarre alliances, that normally just don't make sense or could even be considered enemies before. Small communities worked together to become stronger. Osu had one the largest list of alliances to be sure their spot would stay on the board, including many many smaller oness. And despite the void being incredibly annoying early on, it slowly became an inspiration for "void art" and even held a spot as the "Void Mother" for a while. It's act and ideals of deletion, became a means of creation. It's really bizarre and gnarly to think about.


The_Geodude_

"Vtubers helped South Africans paint Nelson Mandela" is something i never expected to happen haha


SweetLadyofWayrest

I wasn't here for the last r/place but I feel so lucky I got to be part of this one! I wish there was a way to watch a time-lapse play out so you could zoom in and look at all the tiny details and random smaller scale battles that took place. I would watch that for hours...


LadyGuillotine

Same!! There were so many cool tiny things to look at that morphed over the weekend.


ggAlex

Hmmmmm...


PhiloSlothicalPapaya

something about the way it all turns white, as if to say goodbye🤌🏼


trelene

As someone who spent a lot of my time fighting the black void where it showed up, participating in the 'whitening' was fairly satisfactory. Like kicking over the sand castle when you leave the beach. It went so very fast too.


burnsides125

Everyone talks about the don’t, but when that heart forms in the middle of the canvas, I’m not gonna lie I started crying


iangallagher

I had a very weird weekend. It's the end of the semester, I'm burnt out, I've been off work due to an injury, yesterday was my birthday, and I was just in a weird emotional place. I watched r/place all weekend while working on my final assignments, and I was part of the community that worked on the hollow knight pieces. Watching the pixels a turn white and listening to everyone in the discord prepare to say goodbye and then actually saying goodbye just felt like this really weird, emotional experience and I did cry. It felt weird to cry over. But I did cry. It felt like saying goodbye to an old friend.


LoveaBook

You cried because, for a brief moment, a disparate group of humans from across the globe all came together to be part of a silly and beautiful global art project; everyone working together to add their own small bit to a greater whole. You cried because you felt a part of a community greater than you. It’s okay to cry for both the beauty of being part of something like that, and for the grief of losing it. It’s something that many of us are missing and yearning for in our souls, without even realizing that *that* is what we’re missing and yearning for. I understand your feelings of loss.💜 ^. edit: I’m such a dope sometimes! I completely forgot to tell you happy birthday. Happy Birthday!!🎂


Drackitty

Ok I admit I cried like 3 times the day after. It was an experience I never knew I needed. All the communities I loved, as well as communities I never new existed, coming together to leave their mark. It was the first time in years I felt like I was part of something great, I felt a true sense of belonging, and seeing it get erased genuinely felt like a loss. The whole thing was legit an emotional rollercoaster. Though it never really left. Seriously, there's still a whole sub of people making content out of it, all the communities are still here. And now that there's an interactive timeline we can all reminisce! :D


LoveaBook

Part of the beauty of the canvas was its ephemeral nature.😌


Incredible_Witness

Damn, your comment made me tear up all over again. 🥲


LoveaBook

Just a reminder that we’re all of us still out here, even if it’s harder now to talk to us all at once, in a single place.💖


catbearcarseat

You’re a good egg 💜


divineear330

Pretty sure Ludwig was responsible for that, one of the few streamers that seemed pretty chill about the situation


Albrithr

It was so sad, but also happy. A very peaceful, bittersweet ending to this whole experience.


DiggingNoMore

How did the white out work?


One-one-eight

Only white tiles were allowed to be placed. Naturally it turned into a race to remove the artwork that wasn't your own.


stars9r9in9the9past

Oh snap this is what happened? I was under anesthesia at the time this happened and you’re the first person to explain it to me, I had just assumed a bunch of streamers coordinated to white everything out. Guess that means all my tiles are 100% gone


No_Situation6753

yeah i was watching a stream at the time and they were confused at first too. their first reactions were assuming someone hacked reddit and caused the white-out. It was a few minutes before they just gathered their thoughts and figured out it was just the reddit admins plan all along.


DragonDropTechnology

Ok, that’s actually a really cool idea. At least we got “BONER” (I think it says?)


colorbluh

It's Döner haha


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Martin_RB

It was weird how many groups connected together. Like I had my group making one logo and we made a pact with those on our boarders then joined an alleyway along a nose when then joined a united factions alliance which itself had a pact with central alliance and all combined accounted for around ¼ of place.


itothepowerofahalf

Wipe the canvas clean for next time


Crystalsandmoonshine

Some epic battles in France, Turkey, USA and Bananas!


jeezyjames

And the University of Gay Porn!


Sunomel

Truly the people of Bananas should be proud of their nation.


UberMisandrist

Oh Banada


Cloaked42m

I will be giving shout outs to Banadians for a long time


haloxhunter

Finally we get the timelapse without 4 hours cut out of the middle.


puetzk

beginning was missing too in the others I've seen


-durangmaster-

This was really a nice and fun April fools , see yall in 5 years


adde0109

See you too! :D


3rr0r-0ff

See you too! :)


WalfAkaiTsuki

For real, hopefully this planet doesn't go to shit in the next 5 years.


neil_billiam

RemindMe! in 5 years


SpigglerWasTaken

ill be 9!


Thource

Wow, 362,880 is pretty old!


GoldenretriverYT

r/UnexpectedFactorial


HRAND5

At this point most of what I do on Reddit is look for unexpected factorials and I still get beaten to them all


Zee_Ventures

See You Space Cowboy...


Weshwego

People were thinking the same thing 5 years ago


Brno_Mrmi

And will think the same 5 years from now


gaspitsjesse

5 years is such a tremendously long time on a human scale. What did you do between 2017 and 2022? A lot, I bet. It's crazy to think how much we change in such a short time, but, I hope we all change for the better. See you in 2027.


nahog99

> What did you do between 2017 and 2022? A lot, I bet. Sir, this is Reddit.


Babill

That's not true, in 5 years I managed to let my life go to complete shit!


legion327

It’s a matter of perspective I think. The degree to which I changed from 15-20 was much more than from 35-40 for instance. In that sense, we’re like clay that is slowly hardening over the course of our lives. You’re becoming more and more what you’re going to finally be but the bulk of that development is at the beginning. The later years are just refining the details.


SUDDENLY_VIRGIN

Fuck my clay is hardening. Fuck fuck fuck help no I want to stay moist fuck help


Prof-Dumbledore101

Some of us would be gone :(


burnsides125

Hey, I like to think that’s in the spirit of place. Sure something’s will be gone, but other new things will take it’s place and get to experience this for the first time. It’s ever changing, and I like to think that’s kind of beautiful.


Prof-Dumbledore101

it's called "Life" that you just summarised man and indeed it is fucking beautiful.


ensui67

I fear for the day when I reach into my pocket and all I can pull out are the white pixels


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unctrllable

I'll be 40... EDIT: I really expected someone to say "UB40". How disappointing.


FananaBartman

Old git. I'll be 41. :/


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A relic of humanity.


sonofaresiii

Hahaha you old bastards, I'll still be living large at thirty nine. Whole future ahead of me really.


BerserkForcesGuts

I don't need another reminder. I have suffered enough this year.


Skjolbir

u/Acidtwist any chance we can get the pixel placement data like the last place? I'd love to make a full res video timelapse, as great as this one is.


Acidtwist

Stay tuned…


Skjolbir

yayyy


ggAlex

[Here, friend.](https://www.reddit.com/r/place/comments/txvk2d/rplace_datasets_april_fools_2022/)


AnythingTotal

It really was the coolest thing I’ve seen on the internet in a very long time. Thanks to all who made it possible.


WalfAkaiTsuki

It is even more crazy than the previous event in 2017, millions of people having war with the French flag is something I never thought will happen. Absolute madness.


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To be honest it was just as good in 2017 — but obvs the canvas got bigger this time


Sarke1

It was different this time. There was an announcement so subs were able to prepare, and they knew what to expect from last time. More tech was used too. In 2017 it took much longer to start cooperating and figure things out.


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>make their numbers look better when they go public. Yeah allowing new accounts to contribute was ridiculously stupid unless they were doing it for that exact reason. 2017 place was way better imo, was considerably more organic.


_mach

I agree with you, there was a lot more magic to the original one, I feel. But maybe it's because it was our first one? A lot of people felt really strongly about this year, which might be their first? also, since I'm curious: it doesn't look like your account contributed back then, though? Didn't everyone get a flair for it?


SCP_Y4ND3R3_DDLC_Fan

Seems like everyone who was there in 2017 got a flair of their last pixel placed and when


TLaz3

Yeah sadly bots were a big issue this time around. And I doubt they intend to fix that. Still a fun experience though.


Sufficient-Point3388

The foxhole green and blue war was a really cool special thing to watch


theothersteve7

French sure know how to fight on their territory.


vitor7993

You guys aren’t selling this as a NFT right?


Acidtwist

Nope. It doesn’t belong to us, it belongs to you all.


Knightway16

That's great to hear! So many people were annoyed because they were scared that it would become an NFT


Shamrock5

Then again, if Reddit tried to sell an NFT with a prominently-displayed Star Wars poster (and Avengers logo), Disney's lawyers would be knocking on their door before you could say "boo".


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heyimrick

Don't expect and answer lol. This whole "We love the community" shit is hilarious when they get asked the real questions.


KcEdwards01

Anyone else spend the whole time watching the Canada flag?


radicalizethisgramps

Constant change and movement throughout. It was a struggle* bus pushed on rims the whole way


0x8FA

At one point some Spanish speakers had changed it to “MAMADA”


Underrated_Nerd

Wich means "Blowjob"


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itakeskypics

Fingers crossed for the raw data


BubbaBoufstavson

Yes! A scrollable, zoomable timeline would be amazing!


itakeskypics

Honestly I just want a csv file and I'll be happy


Acidtwist

👀


jkink28

So you'll have that ready here for us by tomorrow?


Mugros

Dude managed a 720p video. I wouldn't get my hopes up.


Unoriginal_Man

Lmao, give them *some* [credit](https://www.reddit.com/r/place/comments/txvk2d/rplace_datasets_april_fools_2022/)


Acidtwist

Keep an eye on this subreddit ;)


pieceofcrazy

isn't it already out there? I saw some cool posts on r/dataisbeautiful


Zaypegmafia

Loved the fact that the Eren face survived by the whole time 🥹


Momo--Sama

If you look at activity heat maps his eyes and and mouth are as bright as the Canadian leaf.


Leviathon143

Out of all the reddit events, this was definitely one that stood out. Hands down to the reddit staff that made r/place possible.


Thimit

I can’t think of many other events they’ve done honestly. Orangered and periwinkle was one


mikeyfreshh

The button was fun


deadla104

Not a reddit (as a company) thing, but the whole snap event was pretty cool.


Redeem123

What's great about the Snap is that it was a community idea that eventually got official company support. And they did only the necessary amount of involvement to keep it still organic feeling.


Acidtwist

Thank you all for participating! This project and our entire platform could not exist without everyone turning out for it.


thomolithic

Can you just make sure u/chtorrr isn't anywhere near it next time, yeah?


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The_Godlike_Zeus

Probably some reddit higher ups gave her the order to lie low for a few days until the pitchforks have lowered, which is now. TLDR: nothing happened to her, this person will continue to play internet dictator.


RegulusMagnus

Any chance you have data on hand to announce "awards", such as longest unchanged pixel, user with the most number of initial pixels place, user who did the most "defense" (changing a pixel back to what it had been before), etc.?


aff_it

Is there any way to find out if you had a pixel left in the final canvas or basic data like that?


workingishard

Now that'd be fucking sweet.


jballs

Definitely lots of fun. Can you guys do something to prevent botting next time? It really took away from the experience.


10031

Are you guys going to release a white paper on how this event worked as in the backend related stuff? Super curious.


Acidtwist

We will be doing some follow-up posts about Place, so keep an eye out.


Truegold43

Thanks for the work you all did! Fingers crossed for a trophy ;)


therapyaccountofmine

History of the entire r/place, i guess


beeurd

Hi. You're an a canvas floating in Reddit


therapyaccountofmine

*Void is a deadly eraser*


TheKvothe96

Not anymore there is a "big subreddit"


Wonderkitty50

Pretty cool right? Some of it's flags. Actually fuck it, most of it's flags.


Redeem123

*French flag appears* "Hey, we can make a religion out of that!" *"No, don't."*


therapyaccountofmine

except Turkey, Turkey makes a brand new Turkey


nderestimated

And Canada's a banana now


CukeNoPickle

Canada was really struggling huh


Ciao_meow

At least it survived. Genshin/Genshit/Genshrek whatever fought hard but lost the battle.


RIPassholes

nah, that was a diversion... we def survived, just in some other locations ;)


SirCalvin

So nice to finally see a time-lapse that shows the moment of the expansion! I love seeing those few seconds of the old world suddenly bleeding onto the white canvas.


boyyouguysaredumb

FINALLY one shows the first expansion instead of just jumping forward to it already being filled in!


tiz

Place was better.


SilentBob890

but it is pLace, with a little p and big L


Guapscotch

RIP kobe RIP widowmaker cheeks RIP amogus pp


StuntHacks

RIP 2B


-CeartGoLeor-

Watching the big arse blip from existence brings a tear to my eye everytime, it could've been *perfect*.


Trixette

It's a real shame.


ForLackOfABetterNam3

What happened to it?


just_some_moron

It got wiped.


Iamfunnyirl

The fight around the big france flag was honestly a highlight and made it more interesting


False_Explorer_9304

This was amazing! Great work by the communities


Gamerbrot

Especially all the collabs between different communities were great


manDboogie

things got better imo with each expansion once there was way more space for creativity instead of fighting for less real estate


ComanderLucky

I love how the last artwork made by the community was a white shaped heart, like everybody from flag makers, big and small artwork cordinators, streamers and the void just joined hands on a last piece of art to grace the canvas in the next five years, and it was incredible and of course it alongside an amogus at the bottom right, becouse it wouldnt be the internet we know if it didnt XD


Mokehasese

That was Ludwig's idea, supported by a lot of twitch streamers


1owen1

This was amazing and I was glad to be a part of it. See you again in five years..?


saigonbob

Beserk section >>>


Ok_Macaroon_1464

Amazing


TheGruesomeTwosome

I participated in r/place in 2017 (Starry Night clan represent!) and absolutely loved it. I recall many, *many* clones and other attempts sprung up to satiate our urge for more, but of course none came close. And nothing else has come close since, until this year. I really felt that same excitement and joy this time round despite knowing what was going on. Everything has its issues, but Place is definitely a good symbol of what the best of the internet can be. The effort and dedication, coordination and skill, community bonding and allyship, as well as the complete chaos, mania, and hype in every corner of the internet, really was, and is, something to behold. I loved being part of r/outerwilds and r/paymoneywubby this time round. Here’s to the next one.


Felix8XD

So proud to be a part of this. Massive thanks to the reddit staff and everyone who participated.


kidonredit124opendor

[here is a copy of the video for y'all ](https://redditsave.com/info?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fr%2Fplace%2Fcomments%2Ftxufad%2Fthe_complete_rplace_timelapse%2F%3Futm_medium%3Dandroid_app%26utm_source%3Dshare)


MoLP5776

Thank you


cloudstrifewife

This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen on Reddit and I’m so happy I was able to participate. It gave me the warm fuzzies.


Maximum-Ad6654

PORTUGAL CARALHO


mmvanheusden

nice


Geo-NS

I love it


picklelord42

Epic. Can't wait for the next one


Lost_electron

It's interesting to watch Quebec get absorbed by Turkey but then seize the old blue corner as soon as the canvas expanded the first time.


fefeboi

Whats the music from?