hmmms are textless images that make you think about the context, do a double take, invoke a deeper meaning, or just leave you thinking about how or why they exist:
As long as they give you a good solid hmmm... why would that bear be in a cubicle...
hmmms should be aesthetic and meaningful, avoid anything that is merely r/mildlyinteresting.
One million subscribers! Thanks to everyone who has helped make this subreddit truly the center of internet art.
And we've got some celebratory news. Over the last few years we've got a lot of modmails about websites/social media accounts that have been taking content from the subreddit and attempting to use it to sell t-shirts, build "fashion brands" and other weird financial schemes.
We've decided to give people a good alternatives instead. r/hmmm will always be the home base, but our top posts will now be automatically pushed out to other social media you might prefer:
So please give us a subscribe or a share, to help dogola shine bright on the web free from monetisation. If anything I would like to find a way to promote the artists who's images regularly get posted here.
In other news, one piece of feedback we got in the survey was to be more strict on posts. We've been a strict subreddit from the very beginning, but have taken this feedback on board.
For some perspective, r/hmmm routinely gets over 600 posts every day. From that, a gigantic 400+ will be removed as either reposts, junk, or breaking a rule. Our custom built image bot Magic Eye does a lot of the work, but keep in mind that we are nuking a godawful lot of stuff before anyone sees it.
Regardless, I'm confident that this year is going to be the strongest for the sub yet. And I'm looking forward to seeing what post is going to top 2018's Hmmm of the Year.
Thanks folks. I will sell all your data to ZUCC when we hit 10 million though.