The world stood still on Wednesday, July 11 when the sixth most popular website went down for maintenance.
Reddit has become a staple on the internet for people to find everything from cat pictures to funny videos, and of course esports and gaming news.
Out of the blue on Wednesday at approximately 9am BST (4am EST, 1am PST) the website stopped working and started to display that it was down for maintenance. It came back online just 15 minutes later.
Regular Reddit users will know that this isn’t a regular occurrence for the website to go down. However, that time of day is popular for developers to roll out updates on their websites, as it’s generally viewed as the quietest time for western users.
Since launching a complete overhaul in 2018, Reddit has become subject to criticism for the way the new site works. Many are hoping this was an attempt to fix the issues which include lagging interface and a multitude of bugs.
That didn’t stop a load of people freaking out for fifteen minutes. Check out some of the best below.
@reddit where are you?! pic.twitter.com/9YlFa7T0AJ
— Úna McBreen (@Unamcbreen) July 11, 2018
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reddit is down time 2 die
— b (@bbyenr) July 11, 2018
Reddit is down for maintenance!?!?
THE END IS NIGH! FLEEEEEEE FOR YOUR LIVES! pic.twitter.com/ZQSrb7qugA
— RedzyReviews (@RedzyReviews) July 11, 2018
Reddit is down. I repeat reddit is down. Please stay calm
— Jeff (@JVertigo94) July 11, 2018
Reddit is down!!! pic.twitter.com/fGUmKBjmVt
— Chloe (@ChloeMorello) July 11, 2018
When Reddit is down pic.twitter.com/bGWl2AKMq8
— Evan Keaveney (@EvanKeaveney) July 11, 2018
reddit is down pic.twitter.com/ikjqLvuk9G
— Dman (@dmanu99) July 11, 2018
We’ll keep you updated on the situation.