The 2nd canvas was launched a few mere days after the first canvas, adding new automated anti-bot and manual anti-multi-accounting tools to help weed out the cheaters in the game.
While many still suspected factions of cheating, those factions would often retaliate by showing just how much they're not bots by steamrolling all over smaller factions.
due to the sheer size of some of these factions, use of simplistic bots can not easily be ascertained from placement times as each connection naturally has a minor offset from others
The 2nd canvas was also the canvas that dictated that canvases should be family-friendly from there on out, as certain characters would be drawn nude, given underwear by moderators using their new tools, users would make them nude again, and ultimately the art wiped from the canvas altogether.
In social terms, there were two major force events on this canvas:
The New Pixel Axis - an alliance of Ukrainians, Fins, and Germans - felt annoyed by other forces, and built a large circular stamp in the top right corner of the canvas to intimidate others;
this necessitated the destruction of artworks there which were offered to be rebuilt elsewhere (though few if any were), which caused many of the players to be even more upset with this alliance.
However, given their sheer size, there was little that the players could do as they feared retribution if they decided to join in on efforts to remove the new stamp.
The Pink Lattice - a group borne out of a German minecraft player's YouTube live streams - was under the impression that the Green Lattice was trying to take over the Pi numbers, not being aware that Pi had requested Green Lattice to surround them.
The 1st canvas was made live shortly after reddit's r/place shut down, giving it huge exposure to players and
An influx of players was the result, and Pink Lattice quickly took over Green Lattice areas, only to be fought back later. They reached a truce after explanations, with the requirement that a pink lattice heart should be adjacent the r/Green Lattice banner. This heart was later coopted by Green Lattice.
One often-changing piece of art was a simple white rectangle with black text - with players deeming it a good target for changing that text, it was eventually dubbed the community board, which made another appearance in the third canvas.
User undo (green), server undo (blue), and mod rollbacks (red)
Heatmap of server undo, and mod rollbacks
Top 100 pixelers
The top 100 pixel placers on this canvas.
Layers GIMP file
This zip:canvas2_public.xcf file contains layer information in the form of a The GIMP project file.
This file is the product of manual labor with layer groups representing factions, layers representing art, and their labels showing the art and/or artist's name.
It can be used to show many projects on the canvas near the Green Lattice corre as well as identify their canvas authors.