/r/196 is the spiritual successor of /r/195, it was created after 195 was suddenly shut down by the last moderator who used the subreddit. The subreddit follows the same "post before you leave" scheme, and has developed a unique culture in the process.

The subreddit would eventually become a sequel to the shutdown /r/195, /r/196 itself was made in 2012 but it never became an active subreddit until 195 got shut down in 2020. The subreddit is currently owned by u/atleast8courics.