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To be honest, while I read reddit daily I have never once seen mention of the button nor do I have any inclination to even go to the sub.

so how was this introduced to reddit, it was not on the front page for long if ever. if not for reading here I doubt I would have ever encountered it

It was introduced on 1st of April and was definitely on the frontpage for few days.

They also have a blog post [1] about it.

[1] http://www.redditblog.com/2015/04/the-button.html

To be honest, you don't read reddit daily :)

> What is the button?

> The button is a feature that the popular social media site Reddit introduced on April 1, 2015. It has its own subreddit at /r/thebutton.

After April 1st it hasn't been that visible though

Button-related posts keep making it to /r/all, though (my main Reddit window).

There was a blue box on the right side saying "Have you clicked the button?" on most subreddits I read on April 1st.

Most likely, he is blocking ads

It wasn't an ad. Adblock did not affect the "have you clicked the button"...button.

It was definitely an ad[0]. But the Reddit subreddit ads I think are excluded from Adblock Plus if you have it set to allow "unobtrusive" ads (which is the default)

[0] http://www.reddit.com/r/ads/comments/3181or/did_you_press_th...

Not the button I'm talking about[0]. There must have been ads too, but there was a generic non-ad "Did you press the button" button on the front page in the days following Apr 1[1].

[0] http://web.archive.org/web/20150402105722/http://www.reddit....

[1] http://i.imgur.com/Hvn6AuG.png

it was announced in a blog post, and has featured many times on /r/all, but if you don't ever read /r/all, you wont have read it.

It was also most likely featured at some point on trending subs. And if you read a hell of a lot of reddit, you'll see it mentioned elsewhere on the site (like in memes, comments etc)

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