Is there some reason for this that I don't know about?

Is there some reason for this that I don't know about? | WE ALREADY USE PSEUDONYMS SO WHY IS THERE AN OPTION TO CREATE A MEME ANONYMOUSLY? | image tagged in memes,philosoraptor | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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11 ups, 2 replies
people still associate a projected identity with their chosen name. "anonymous" is for when you are really terrified of what random strangers on the internet will think of you
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10 ups, 3 replies
I chose the username "Raydog" because it was an old Navy nickname...I didn't start personifying it with dog pics until way later. Me personally, if a meme makes me have to worry about what others will think of me, it probably is better left unsubmitted...That being said, I don't downvote anonymous memes, even when they are trashing me, but as a golden rule, I will NOT upvote them.
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4 ups
I saw you mention some months ago that, as a rule, you never upvote anonymous memes. I thought it was a good rule and have been doing the same thing since then, which is a shame, since some anonymous memes are very funny.
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4 ups, 1 reply
LOL BRO!!! I would loooooooooove to see what you don't submit!!! :)
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EVEN I CAN'T LOOK AT THEM ANYMORE | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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YOU GOING SOFT? HUNH??? | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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3 ups, 1 reply
JUST CUZ I PUT ON A FEW POUNDS DOESN'T MEAN I'VE GONE SOFT | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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0 ups
I never use that picture.
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6 ups
:)
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9 ups, 1 reply
I think that a lot of them are from reddit. I down vote all anonymous memes.
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6 ups, 1 reply
Cool. I had a "no duh" moment recently. Pertaining to the old "what page of the recent do your memes land on" debate, why do anonymous memes hit the top of the first page of the recents?
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7 ups, 1 reply
You know when you submit a meme, and it says, "Sharing your meme will make it more likely to reach the home page" (or similar)?

I wonder if it's people who generate the meme anonymously on imgflip, then share the meme to another site (eg, Reddit). That might put it higher up in the Latest stream, so it gets more views.

I don't really know though - I'm just guessing. I find it frustrating.
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5 ups, 3 replies
EXACTLY! I saw one last night, anonymous, less than an hour old on the recents, and it had over 1,600 views already? How does that happen, honestly?
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5 ups
I think those are Reddit ones.
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3 ups
Yeah Acuity12 mentioned awhile back that when a redditor uses imgflip to create a meme, they sometimes post them here anonymously at the top of the latest as a way of promoting the imgflip meme generator and generating traffic. At least I think that's what he said...LOL
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2 ups, 1 reply
A meme created and shared prior to submitting. How long I guess depends on the thread it was submitted to and its popularity would be my guess .
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Yes, I realized that myself after I posted that comment. (Another "no duh" moment on my part.) If a user submits a meme that was used as a comment then that meme could have hundreds or thousands of views.
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8 ups
Sometimes you might want to voice an unpopular opinion or troll, maybe. I made 1 anonymous meme, in which I said what my username was for comic effect. Aside from that, I'd never use them.
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7 ups
A lot of them are troll users, so they post them anonymously because they know if they posted it with their username, they would get downvoted into oblivion.
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Dash Hopes is my real name is why :D
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