Why is everyone so stingy with their upvotes?

Why is everyone so stingy with their upvotes? | I SOMETIMES DREAM ABOUT GETTING UP VOTES AND COMMENTS ON MY MEMES KEYWORD: "DREAM" | image tagged in memes,confession bear,upvotes,thebestmememakerever,comments,dreams | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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5 ups, 2 replies
YEEESSS! TOP OF THE FIRST PAGE! | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
:)
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4 ups, 1 reply
I was just happy to get there. That I was in the second slot, under Raydog, made me do the happy dance. Next day, if you filtered out GIFs, I had that and another Meme on page one.
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1 up, 1 reply
Congrats! I had a few on the front page and was totally surprised each time. Then there's the ton of comments to reply to, which is fun but takes time.
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THAT FEELING YOU GET WHEN YOU MISS GETTING ON PAGE ONE | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
On either account, this was the tradition: https://imgflip.com/i/1fhbsm

I will say my first page one was #2 on the page for a while. The one that came in second made it to the bottom of page one... If you filtered out The GIFs. LOL. Just before I deleted my account I seemed to always have a meme on page three.
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Lucky ;P
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1: Avoid making too many meme about memes, meme making, and img flip. It's cool if you post a "thanks for putting me to {goal}" I had three goals for 2016, first to make 50K by my one month anniversary, which I felt was doable. The next two, hit 100K before year's end and make front page were dreams, and I made them to see how close I'd come. By last Monday, I was sure I might make the 100K mark, but front page? I did that last Friday. I submitted my thank you meme, but it never featured. Moved on. Next goal? I do it based on Flippers likes of my memes and myself. I have one, I work at it, I get rewarded.

2: Try and respond to all comments, especially with intellect and wit. Raydog didn't get to be number one by ignoring those that comment on his posts, nor does he trash talk those that he might disagree with. Keep positive and avoid personal attacks.

3: Understand your audiance. You are playing before a world wide audiance. Talking about a local concern and focusing on that specific concern may not draw people to your cause and keep them disinterested. Eg: post a pothole complaint. Bad idea: don't you just hate that pothole between Main and Jefferson on 3rd Street? It cost me 100 bucks to fix my front end. Good idea: the potholes are in bloom and it looks like s bumper crop. I bumped so many that it cost 100 bucks to fix my front end. Not everyone will identify with the pothole on third, but they will identify with potholes in general. (Note to self. Make pothole meme)

4: upvote and comment on other memes. It's a good place to air gripes if they're relevant to the conversation. Upvote, comment, and upvote anyone that comments on your comments. It's rare when someone comments on a post, so acknowledge it. You earn points for their comments after all. But most important, comment whenever you can. You can also get ideas for memes by commenting. See potholes above.
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1 up, 1 reply
1. Check!
2. Check!
3. Sorta Check!
4. CHECK!

Why am I not going places? ;P
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Content and numbers. I looked through you memes and saw several i upvoted. I upvote if it makes me smile. If I think it's a good conversation starter, I comment. Aside from your memes about comments and upvotes, you've got decent memes. Some are better than others. Same here. Focus on the humor. Eben if it's a social commentary or political on. Check my submissions for today. I did a social commentary on the battle of the sexes. Biting humor, but no upvotes or comments. 66 views, though. But I focused on the humor and even put in some reality with a twist.

Go through my memes and ask yourself is it worth an upvote? If it shows an upvote arrow from you, you thought so. If it didn't, have an upvote from you, ask yourself why. Most times it's because it's not seen. I did that with a page of your memes. Yes, I saw some green arrows, so that told me you can do good memes. Focus on the humor.

Now let's discuss the numbers. Compare my submissions to yours. Remember, although I've been around almeist a year, this account is three weeks younger than yours. Now compare creations and comments. A lot of those comments are replies. A lot of the comments are meme replies. Anyone that comments, especially with a humorous meme usually gets replies. If you can hold your own in a one upmanship conversation, it's smooth sailing, even if you've been outclassed. Maybe not the best term, but I just woke up. Again, check through the comments. My star trek bad phn Piccard and my new years bushed one attracted the punsters and I had a blast.

Go through the latest pages and look for upvote worthy memes. There are always, by my standards, at least two memes on a page worthy of a comment. Make them.
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1 up, 2 replies
Thank you for the up votes!
TBH, I have never really heard of you until now. :/ But your memes are very interesting.
I just lack the time to comment all day.

I also don't up vote mature, or cursing memes. :/
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Oh, the pothole meme idea. I just submitted it.

https://imgflip.com/i/1h0qdr
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1 up, 1 reply
Good. Set your standards and stick to them.

I do have a bawdy sense of humor, but I try to keep the cursing to a minimum. My bawdy sense of humor actually helps me in my vocabulary. I prefer using euphemisms for comedic value, and, for me, it works.

You don't need all day to comment, but you do need to comment on other memes that fit your standards. You help yourself and you help others. It's in my nature to do this, and you can see how it's paid off.
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1 up, 1 reply
Congrats! I am already close to 40k
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I was here for about six months before I became active. Suddenly had 1000 points just on posting. This was my old account. Started making comments and meme comments. Before the week was out, I posted a positive meme: Andy from the office. "I reached 5000 points and i don't know how. And at this point, I'm afraid to ask"

That produced a lot of helpful comments. And it was smooth sailing on out.
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Nice! :D
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Notice my reply to you on the pothole meme. When you reply with memes, your points go higher, you get noticed, you acknowledge the OP and you get to show off your skill in improv.
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1 up, 1 reply
Thanks! :D
(it wouldn't let me reply to your other comment below ;P)
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As for why I'm not in the top 100: I deleted my original account and was gone a month. I was on the verge of 200K, too.
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1 up, 1 reply
I just made a meme stream for new users. :)

imgflip.com/m/new_users
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Not sure how to get it out there better. Might want to keep your eyes open for new users to give them a heads up. Saw one this AM, and his very first meme rocked. Second one? Meh.

Let ghost of church know about your stream. He's more active in that part of the community. Right now, I'm just a member that loves to kibitz.

Oh, one thing I can recommend to increase views and upvotes: as soon as you make a meme, share it on other social media: Facebook, Twitter, Tumble, etc.
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This IS a meme site. Dissing for using memes here is just cyber bullying.
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i.imgflip.com/1gz8m1.gif (click to show)
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Try what Swiggy said and it'll come true.
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Thank you!
I will! :)
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