Unraveling the ever-changing World Wide Web to find the very best sites can be a daunting and time consuming task. Or, you could just ask Reddit.
That's what one Redditor did Thursday, posing to the rest of the community the question, "What is the best website other than Reddit?"
Commenters sprang into action posting thousands of comment replies, naming sites that run the gamut from arcane to whimsical. Below, we've compiled a list of the 15 comments with the highest number of points (calculated by subtracting the comment's downvotes from its upvotes).
Please note that the list may change as more people chime in with their opinions. Also, we've only included websites from comments replying directly to the original poster, not comments replying to other comments.
If you don't know what Wikipedia is by now, perhaps you should check the Wikipedia pagefor it. Then, prepare for a trip down the rabbit hole of cross-linked, Internet-compiled knowledge.
2. Multiple Submissions
Redditor "kinkyroach" compiled a diverse list of nifty sites and provided a short description for each one.
Snapzu - Reddit competitor with good articles
The Oatmeal - Comics/Articles
GrooveShark - Music discovery
Wallbase – Wallpapers
WolframAlpha - Computational knowledge engine
How Stuff Works - Random articles about how things work
Sporcle - Geography quizzes and puzzles
Twitch.tv - Live gaming broadcasts
RetailMeNot - Coupons
ReadItLater - Save pages to read later
Tineye - Reverse image search
Wikivoyage - Travel guide
BugMeNot - Find/Share login/passwords to avoid signing up
Dropbox - File hosting
TheFinalCost - Calculate Shipping totals
Imgur - Best image hosting
DummyImage - Create dummy images of any format
VectorMagic - Create vectors from any image
Wikipedia - The web encyclopedia
Readability - Make articles easier to read
FaxZero – Send/Receive faxes through email
Don't call it a search engine. WolframAlpha describes itself as a "computational knowledge engine." Ask it a fact-based question, and it pores through its vast knowledge base for a fact-based answer.
This streaming media and DVD-by-mail website has revolutionized the entertainment industry. It's the premier site if you're looking for on-demand movies, documentaries or a binge-watching marathon of that TV series you were always hoping to watch.
This is one of the most popular sites on the Internet for pornography. Pornhub even recently launched an "Insights" blog (safe for work) where it provides charts and graphics on how events such as the government shutdown, holidays and income level affect affect porn viewing.
Check your assumptions at the door. The goal of this site is to debunk misinformation, quell rumors and set the record straight. Barbara and David Mikkelson, a couple from California, have owned and operated Snopes.com since 1995.
A site for limitless possibilities or one of the web's most bizarre inside jokes? You decide.
A website that hosts pirated media, the commenter who posted about PrimeWire on Reddit described it as a site where you can watch "pretty much any movie or TV series you can think of streaming free." If you Google "PrimeWire," however, you'll find this copyright infringement notification against the site.
A site for peer-to-peer file sharing that one Redditor described as, "Seriously the best organised and the cleanest looking torrent site I can think of. My go to for any [movie]/TV show."
10. The Nicest Place on the Internet
If you're having a bad day, you might want to pay a visit to this site.
Kickstarter is the king of crowdfunding. It's a site where any entrepreneur with a good idea can appeal to the masses for contributions large and small to help get that idea off the ground.
Proceed with extreme caution or watch your productivity evanesce. This site, by its own count, features nearly 80,000 free online games.
13: Find the Invisible Cow
This is a fun take on the "you're getting warmer/you're getting colder" genre with a bovine payoff. In the game, a voice shouts "cow" with increasing fervor as you move your cursor closer to the invisible cow.
A profanity-laced piece of satire for the digital age, this site is a must-read for anyone who has ever designed a website.
15. TV Tropes
This site describes itself as a "catalog of the tricks of the trade for writing fiction." It started in 2004 aimed at covering TV but later expanded to cover other forms of media such as literature, video games, comic books, theater, music and more.
Scroll through the entire Reddit thread's thousands of comments for more great websites that did not make it into the top 15.
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