February 26, 2015 7:11 PM EST

President Barack Obama knows his Reddit slang.

In a handwritten note, the Commander-in-Chief said he wished he could “upvote” every one of the Redditors who commented on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s net neutrality rules amid the hard-fought battle.

On Thursday, the agency approved the strongest rules yet in a vote split along party lines. “This would not have happened without the activism and engagement of millions of Americans like you. And that was a direct result of communities like reddit,” Obama said in a longer note posted in a Reddit blog post.

Learn more about the FCC’s rules here.

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