Realtime chart of "the button" game on Reddit


#7

Wow, 3 posts total, all complaining about how awful the site is. Why are you still here?


#8

I think it might be referring to the nascent culture surrounding the button. It’s quite acerbic.


#9

Does your mother know what a fine person you are?


#10

He’s probably just a filthy purple. We all know how those types are.


#11

Knowing nothing about coding, I’m going to go ahead and assume it would be easy to create a process to mind the timer and push the button on your behalf?

… wait, this is when I find out the creators of the button are already selling the app for 99 cents?


#12

Are you trying to get on The List?


#13

Well, it is Reddit, afterall.


#14

You only get to push the button once.


#15

Or, “How To Keep An Idiot In Suspense”


#16

Maybe the user requests how late they are willing to “wait”.


#17

Windsinger’s songs have been silenced. Bravo!

  This user is suspended until August 21, 2042 6:32pm.

  Reason:  name caller

I understand the buttonn, but I don’t understand button-pressers. You only get one shot, and there are more or less unlimited slots above 50s. I won’t settle for anything higher than 10. Then again…


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#18

Note to self: set a calendar reminder for 8/21/2042@18:33 to get some popcorn ready as all the trolls’ account bans expire and they come streaming back.


#19

Apparently the Most Useless Machine isn’t just a metaphor.


#20

I should pay closer attention to those ban expirations. I think one I saw was for several hundred years.


#21

So, are you going to tell us or not?


#22

I guess I have to ask, what happens when the timer reaches zero? Presumably the button just goes away?

With a finite number of eligible redditers, the timer has got to reach zero eventually. There’s surely enough statistical data to make an educated guess when that’ll happen. Anyone want to male a stab at it?


#23

#24

Finally had a chance to check out The Button today… And in a mesmerizing 5-or-so minutes of watching, the lowest I saw it go was 50.* (disappeared to quickly to see exactly how low, but it didn’t hit the 40’s). I saw it reset at 59 seconds several times though.


#25

That isn’t a punishment. That’s a motivation to find a cure for death.


#26

Sonic the Hedgehog sucks.

Boo!

*Throws things*