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Pit of the internet Reddit is TITSUP* just in time to ruin the lunchtime surfing of Europeans and the morning smoothie-quaffing of Americans. For those who have never encountered the discussion site, it covers a variety of topics (or "subreddits") into which text posts, images and links are placed. Members can then "up" or " …

  1. Anonymous South African Coward Silver badge

    Figured as much.

    It was working 0800 CAT, but when I tried to log in at 15:00 CAT, it was down.

    No biggie, I'll do something else in the meantime.

    Other redditors can go to twatter, I'm not fazed.

    And it seems to be up at 15:30 CAT

    1. CAPS LOCK Silver badge

      Cat time?

      I imagine a cat's watch would have two zones, dinner and nap. I think I'll make one like that for myself. Can you become a cat by absorption?

      [Edit] Well, it turns out you can: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuvkNlIS39s

      1. CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

        Re: Cat time?

        I imagine a cat's watch would have two zones, dinner and nap

        You missed one: 'destroy something'..

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge
    Coat

    "Major Outage"

    Get me General Failure !

    1. Daedalus Silver badge

      Re: "Major Outage"

      This calls for Corporal Punishment!

    2. A K Stiles Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: "Major Outage"

      Guess the Redditors had to suffer their own Private Collapse.

    3. sanmigueelbeer Silver badge

      Re: "Major Outage"

      Major Pain

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    My company Yammer feed seems to have a cache of cat pics and memes.

    So somebody found a use for it after all.

  4. Martin Summers Silver badge

    I'm finding myself spending more time on Reddit for some reason these days, not for lunch time surfing though, that's time for The Register. Seriously though, if the Register went down over lunch time I don't know what I'd do, it is actually an ingrained habit for what must be nearly 2 decades now.

    1. MOH

      That's quite a long lunch break!

      1. Martin Summers Silver badge

        Well, lunch breaks are important.

        1. Kane Silver badge
          Alien

          Time is an Illusion.

          Lunchtime, doubly so.

          1. David 132 Silver badge

            Never came back from lunch break and is now "Missing, Presumed Fed"

      2. sanmigueelbeer Silver badge

        That's quite a long lunch break!

        Not for a Frenchman.

        For an Italian, it's not over until the siesta.

  5. dave 81

    Just switched to browse cat memes

    On imgur while reddit was having a wobbly. What boost to the economy?

  6. Snake Silver badge

    Wait a second...

    El Reg is centred in a WeWork building?? Forget that cesspool Reddit, I had expected luxurious private corporate offices, not sordid cubicles. You've destroyed my gloriously built fantasy!!

    1. Martin Summers Silver badge

      Re: Wait a second...

      Where have you been? In keeping with the spirit of biting the hand that feeds IT, 'El Reg have published several articles on their Landords recent woes and have declared their tenancy each time. I think they used to have better dedicated Vulture Central headquarters once upon a time...

      I believe most online publishers are moving away from staff actually having to come into contact with each other. They might argue that's a good thing. I've never met a Register reporter in real life so I couldn't comment.

      1. Antonius_Prime
        Joke

        Re: Wait a second...

        "I've never met a Register reporter in real life so I couldn't comment."

        With the exception of Dabsy, Verity & the Late, Greatly missed Lester; I reckon most of 'em are bots.

        Simon most definitely isn't. I have the certificate he sold me...

      2. Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

        Re: Re: Wait a second...

        Better? We had to pay for beer. Everything else is shit, though.

        1. Roger Varley

          Re: Wait a second...

          You had to pay for beer?

          Looooxshury .... etc etc etc

      3. Snake Silver badge

        Re: Dedicated Vulture Central

        That's what I was led to believe, anyway - I imagined luxurious legal-style corporate offices which were at the level of quality that El Reg justified.

        Now I'm being told WeWork! :p My delusions of beautiful wood-paneled walls are crushed forever. :(

  7. msage

    Seems to be taking another snooze!

  8. a_yank_lurker Silver badge

    Next Time

    Can Reddit and Twitter go down at the same time and stay down permanently?

  9. Captain Scarlet Silver badge
    Trollface

    Here from Reddit

    Sorry its something Redditors seem to like stating, anyway pfft to the new site as the old site work fine (Even more so with the outage).

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