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  • Zack Morris

    Better call the Suicide prevention hotline with this one.

  • Ara Raven

    It won’t do much. Too many lurkers. Too many drop-ins.

    I think this was the biggest turnout ever:

    • Amber Mari

      Holy shit!

    • Lunchbox

      That probably has something to do with how many people shared it on Facebook and stuff to like spread awareness and whatnot

    • Amanda Collier

      I have been here for a long time, I lurk deep in the shadows 🙂 I pride myself in visiting the site daily

    • Joey

      Probably. I lurked on here for a year before I even made an account, and probably didn’t comment from my account for a couple months after that.

      • Kai

        I still don’t have an account, I just post as a guest.

    • poodle16

      Apparently I didn’t upvote it, so I just did! 🙂

    • Mr. Knows-Twenty-Four-Things

      Oh its gettin’ close.

  • Brett Allen

    I’m sure Hoodie Dog can actually answer this more accurately… I do however love this site and by extension, the many people on here who bring daily smiles to my face. Dear Hoodie, how many Lolsnappers exist?

    • HoodieDog

      To Ara’s point, a ton of lurkers and one-time visitors. That’s not unusual for a site like this. Last month, we had about 700,000 unique visits (both mobile and desktop–btw, our mobile is served up from and many of the sites that measure volume don’t catch that portion of our visits). Those numbers come from Google Analytics and are far more accurate than Alexa’s sampling (Liam’s FB comment, above).

      We get about 20% from Facebook and about 15% from Pinterest (and growing every day). The rest come direct to the site…regulars…people who have bookmarked the site. That’s an oddity in the funny picture business. That’s the core community who visit on a regular basis.

      We all know the site content is not unique. What continues to be unique is the community and the comments. You guys make our efforts to manage the site rewarding and worthwhile.

      • Karkass

        Is there anyway to know where the visitors come from (what country)? It could be interesting.

        • HoodieDog

          Top Ten for the past 12 months:
          1. United States
          2. United Kingdom
          3. Canada
          4. Australia
          5. Germany
          6. Denmark
          7. Sweden
          8. New Zealand
          9. Norway
          10. Belgium

          • Tanya Wicht

            8th – Wahooo – go NZ – LOL

          • Richard

            That’s the total population of NZ visiting this site then. If only the sheep had a sense of humour!

          • Johnny Alpha

            Yes? go where exactly? – I thought you couldn’t get further away *ehem

          • Mym Zy

            Am I alone from Mexico?

          • HoodieDog

            Yes. Stay strong.

            Just kidding, but not that much traffic coming out of Mexico. Still in the top 20.

          • asadota

            Am i alone from The Philippines?

          • Kamote king

            hindi ka nagiisa

          • HoodieDog

            Nope. Number 11.

          • Johnny Alpha

            and Frogland?

          • mnaziem .

            150. Malaysia?! damn!

          • chris

            Yeah! All 4 million of us must be using this site. Way to go New Zealand!

          • nope

            I have been coming here since 2011, almost never missing a day.
            One vote from India.

            P.S. Wish me luck @HoodieDog:disqus, I just got married.

          • HoodieDog

            I raise a toast in your honor and wish you all the best. Cheers.


      • Angling Kusumo

        “We all know the site content is not unique. What continues to be unique is the community and the comments.”
        agree on that. there are times which i came here mainly to check out for the community comments.

      • Das Puggy

        Most fascinating.

        • HoodieDog

          Another data point: at about 900 upvotes, this post has been viewed approximately 9,000 times. For that same number of views, we normally see about 60-100 upvotes. And that vote per view ratio is pretty much industry standard as evidenced by Reddit and Imgur.

    • Anh Thư

      i think it would be very cool if we could meet each other in person. i thought about it many times. but i know it’s extremely unlikely to happen.

      • Brett Allen

        I’ve thought that too… Would be amazing I reckon.

        • Anh Thư

          i wonder if anyone here lives in Houston.

    • Kamote king

      One of the reasons I always visit to this site are the people who post comments.

      • Anh Thư

        same here. you know how you go to these funny site to laugh and then you read the comment section and you lose a bit of faith in humanity? people are jerks, and pervs.
        lolsnap disqus section is different. there are still mean, rude people, and trolls, but many are nice, even behind a computer screen. you enjoy intellectual and hilarious conversations.

        • Kamote king

          i learned so much by just reading their comments, i even used them in some of my discussion.

  • Stickers the Bum

    downvote, just so you have to math… even if basic

    • Lowne Wolfe

      hey…let’s be pc here…some folks don’t exist

    • Caddoc

      Am I the only one that does the math on net up (or down) votes, using subtraction, on all snaps in the “New” section?

  • Joey

    Upvote cause I’m bored

  • Homofactual

    Upvote, because, meh ok I guess.

  • Amber Mari

    A look at the evolution of this site was quite interesting.

  • Klemast2

    I laughed more than I should have for down voting this. I am ashamed.

  • D-Easy

    I was just on the random button from somewhere in 2011, where nearly all of the posts had no more than 20 up/down votes. So yeah, this is cool, go us

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Begging for upvotes..

    • HoodieDog

      If we had a point system like Reddit or Imgur, that would be painfully obvious…and would have been downvoted to hell. Not sure who posted this, but it certainly did generate votes and comments.

  • Jayken

    I’ve been here for years. I remember when there wasn’t even a comment section, just a terrible green background with wall to wall ads. I’m glad I stuck around though. This is the one site I visit daily (besides my email).

    I’d be interested if Hoodie Dog has any images cataloging how the site has changed.

    • HoodieDog

      You can visit*/ and see screenshots of the site over time. Looking at some of that stuff was a blast from the past.

      • Alex Carr

        Nice! Thanks for that, Hoodie. I must’ve started coming here sometime back in 2011

      • Devon

        Well thanks to Hoodie Dog’s glorious timeline there I can now confirm that I joined this amazing community sometime late 2011 to early 2012, and since then I have been coming here at least once every day! You done good Hoodie, and lolsnap-ians( I think that word works 😛 ) keep up the good work!

    • Link

      So have I. I’ve been coming to this site since 2010 (not to be a hipster or anything), and it’s been nice to see this community grow, and its members come and go. I wonder where Gary Fay went..?

      • HoodieDog

        I sent him a cat picture last week on Facebook and made him laugh and he still stays in touch with a few of the old guard.

  • Galactic Emperor Kalashnikov

    Hooray for internet families. Unless of course I treat you like my sims, then you’ll find yourself compelled to light a fireplace while surrounded by dead plants, or find your pool lacking any stairs.

  • Daniel Emberton

    i think they talking about us..nice work guys/ know who you are

  • Agidy Yelov

    Shut up! You’re not my real mother!!!

  • Valkiery

    I always come to this site. Always have, and always will.

  • ComputerPony

    What’s the point? Either vote is a vote of someone here.

  • Nathan Huebner

    I dont post as much anymore, but I still lurk around every once in a while.

  • Von Der Tann

    Nice try NSA, nice try!

    • Jayken

      I thought NASA was the space program

  • Vincent Wolf

    I’m not your internet family. Have a downvote.

  • Fokke

    I’ve been around for a couple years now. I kept coming back because it saves me the trouble of browsing through all the other funny sites. Lolsnaps gives a very good average picture of what’s going on on the internet (funnywise I mean). And of course, above all, the comments section is the best, with the best commenters around.

  • Egekilde

    Bigger than I thought, that’s for sure lol.
    I still remember the first day I visited lolsnaps. Was in 2008 after one of my niggers linked me here via facebook.

  • I am Sancho


  • World Traveller

    over 1400 votes… Thanks Lolsnaps for making me happy today. I posted this because I wondered how big this site was, nothing else. It was my second picture ever posted after mainly lurking since 2009. Wasn’t pining for popularity, just a head count. HoodieDog, I like the info you gave throughout the comments, so keep being awesome. As for the rest, keep being the community I know and love on the internet, so much better then any massively large picture site.

    My theory is because this site takes a little digging to get to, most people who get here are lurkers on the internet already and follow that rule before they get here. As a result, they continue to do so, hence why I wanted to see how many are legitimately here. Any opinions?

  • polop050505

    It’s a scam to get up votes!

  • Erik Kennedy

    well if that isnt a fuck ton…

  • Emily-Jaine

    I love this site, I come on here daily. After just having a baby it is the best way to feel normal, and laugh at the silly things in life, when everything gets serious.
    Keep up the good work guys 🙂

  • akashajazlyn

    I think its great

  • Wiccamoon

    Holy fuck that’s a lot of upvotes.

  • Daniel Emberton

    dear lord….thats a lot of upvotes!!

  • David Thomas

    We know who we are.

  • Justin_snap

    I’m just a tourist here vising the most popular snaps of all time.

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