/r/explainlikeIAmA metrics (Consistent Quality[citation needed]!)

~~If you are anything BUT 5 years old, and you're confused by something, this is the place for you.~~ Now that /r/eli5 clarified that they want simple explanations, (fake) 5 YEAR OLDS ARE NOW WELCOME TO THE SUBREDDIT. But not in a creepy way.


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Nov 21, 2017 /r/explainlikeIAmA is trending Trend thread
May 26, 2016 /r/explainlikeIAmA is trending Trend thread
Nov 23, 2014 /r/explainlikeIAmA hits 90K subscribers
Nov 22, 2014 /r/explainlikeIAmA is trending Trend thread
Feb 20, 2014 /r/explainlikeIAmA is trending Trend thread
Feb 5, 2014 /r/explainlikeIAmA is trending Trend thread
Oct 9, 2013 /r/explainlikeIAmA hits 80K subscribers
Aug 9, 2013 /r/explainlikeIAmA is trending Trend thread
Jul 25, 2013 /r/explainlikeIAmA is trending Trend thread
Jul 22, 2013 /r/explainlikeIAmA hits 70K subscribers
Jul 21, 2013 /r/explainlikeIAmA is trending
May 28, 2013 /r/explainlikeIAmA hits 60K subscribers
Mar 20, 2013 /r/explainlikeIAmA hits 50K subscribers
Feb 1, 2013 /r/explainlikeIAmA enters TOP 300 subreddits
Feb 1, 2013 /r/explainlikeIAmA hits 40K subscribers
Jan 31, 2013 /r/explainlikeIAmA enters TOP 400 subreddits
Jan 31, 2013 /r/explainlikeIAmA hits 30K subscribers
Jan 28, 2013 /r/explainlikeIAmA hits 10K subscribers
Jan 23, 2013 /r/explainlikeIAmA enters TOP 1K subreddits
Dec 24, 2012 /r/explainlikeIAmA hits 5K subscribers
Dec 7, 2012 /r/explainlikeIAmA hits 1K subscribers
Dec 7, 2012 /r/explainlikeIAmA enters TOP 5K subreddits
Oct 30, 2012 /r/explainlikeIAmA had 100 subscribers when we started tracking
Nov 28, 2011 /r/explainlikeIAmA is born
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How /r/explainlikeIAmA growth compares with growth of 1,209,754 other subreddits.
No. 1,112,868Fastest growing yesterday
No. 1,111,518Fastest growing last 7 days
No. 1,117,553Fastest growing last 30 days
No. 28,778Fastest growing last 90 days



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