7 ups, 3y,
I guess I'd rather see a good repost over a crap post any day.
1 up, 3y,
Nearly every single dang lego meme was a repost about stepping on one, including most to tap the front page.
Apparently everyone on Planet Earth is so PTSD'd by doing so that that was all they could creatively think of.
The very few that weren't about stepping on a lego naturally slipped by unnoticed with a mere 2 upvotes,,,
I now so thoroughly loathe legos that I am for once glad my parents were too cheap to buy us them when we were kids, because the memories would have been marred by the monotonal "OUCH! I STEPPED ON A LEGO ON LEGO WEEK WHILE I WAS MAKING A MEME ABOUT STEPPING ON LEGOS AND COULDN'T THINK OF A CAPTION FOR STEPPING ON A LEGO ON STEPPING ON A LEGO MEME WEEK!" refrain that makes me want to get some legos and dive in head first to gouge my eyes out.
Can't wait for the, "GIMME A COKE ALSO TOO AS WELL!" Coke meme week here,,,
1 up, 3y,
Sorry, but I don't buy that. While the stepping on a Lego variations were plentiful, there were many others that were not only plentiful, but made page one. My third trip to page one consisted of an Avengers theme, my cousin made it with a "there, I fixed it" Lego theme. A lot of Lego GIFs as well.
Sorry your folks were too cheap to buy you legos: mine didn't buy a lot of toys, including Legos, but we always had friends that had them. By not playing with them, you couldn't understand the inside joke a majority of the population in the civilized world understood.
And the crazy thing is that those of us that took part in it had fun.
And isn't that what we're here to do?
2 ups, 3y,
But a significant number cliched it. I didn't tabulate it obviously, so I can't give figures.
Nevertheless, likewise many reposts make it to the top. I stopped Googling to check because some whom I like on this site and have been helpful and encouraging to me and others do it on occasion, so why annoy myself when it's a routine practice? I have done so on rare occasion, but pointed it out in the title or comment. In fact I used to put ",,," on all mine to indicate they were original as opposed to a "You mad, bro?" copy, which everyone knows is old anyways.
Some of the gifs to make it to the front page even bear the watermark from another company as well, and I had seen them in 2015 when I was more active on FB! People saying, "Gee, you got a crazy cat," to be answered with a, "I know, I know..."
My fave was a couple of months ago when a newb got slammed with "REPOST! REPOST!" by one who said they REposted it here first, then another said they reposted it here two years prior, then another... A whole bunch claimed to be the first one to steal the idea off the web!!!
It was like a web-age chintzy version of an O'Henry tale.
Such audactious claims apparently came to end after I did a funny rant on it.
Some people really have no shame.
0 ups, 3y,
My general rule of thumb is I don't cry repost if it hasn't been used in a year. Old jokes are like old friends to me. It's nice when they drop in and let me know they're funny. My digital library of humor is fairly extensive, which is partly how I always seem to have the right come back in a meme off. I see the set up and respond accordingly.
My second trip to front page, a few weeks ago, was a GIF with Sheldon from Big Bang Theory tossing papers in the air. I put two captions on it. Top said trying to find a good meme the bottom timed so the word "crap" flashed in at the same time he threw the papers up. I was inspired after going through 103 pages of Latest and not even giving an upvote per page. I easily average 70 meme upvotes a day, do that should give you a good idea I'm pretty flexible. Most i skimmed over saying crap... crap...crap. I was on page 5 the morning I saw this, so it was a breath of fresh air. I couldn't not upvote it and comment.
1 up, 3y,
See, the thing is that the OP is new here.
I've been searching through my bookmarks for that repost argument (to no avail). On it someone else on it asked why do they complain if they're gonna do the same? and the response of "Well it's Ok to recycle after awhile" was also stated.
Not sure how a newb is supposed to know that a meme was used a year or two ago (ONE OF THE REPOSTERS SAID "DO A SEARCH THROUGH ALL THE MEMES!") and be held to a different standard when those who should, AND DO, know better give themselves a pass.
btw, I wasn't taking a dig at your submissions, was meant in general,,, I've seen your stuff and we've had meme back n forths, and always thought them original. Plus you helped out my friend, and I appreciate that. I've tried to get her more involved here, but she just makes memes for the forum we met on.
Also, looking at my first comment, it does come across as a tad crankier than it was meant. Was supposed to be a loud exasperrated but-all-in-good-fun sardonic rant,,,
Forgot to upvote here too, was gonna do it after,,,
0 ups, 3y
I try to be helpful to new users. One reason I didn't freak out and yell repost. New users need some guidance. You don't spank a newborn for peeing on you when you change their diaper. You let them mature enough, first. Then, when they're about 16 and bring home the girl of their dreams, you smack them upside the head and say, "that's for when you peed on me 16 years ago!" :-D
Now OPs been educated. He'll think, maybe follow my advice.
As for our Meme offs, those were great. This is the first place I've been on the internet that understands that trying to one up a joke is a compliment. I rarely have had a good one up in my 20+ years in cyberspace. That last one we had you really had me stretch my mental muscles. I was close to conceding. I went to bed, woke up refreshed, and started going through my notifications. I saw I had to go concede the meme of, saw another post on the way, got inspired, And went over and had a reply.
Tell your friend I said this old geezer said hi.
Theme weeks. Ghost and I are working out some guidelines on those. We want everyone to get a fair shot at running an event: not only running it, but having it successful. The more people involved, the better, and The more points everyone earns. Even the person running the gig ends up with more points. It's work, but in the long run, fun and more fun. Hope you can join in. Right now a Monty Python event is going on, and I'm combining it with my Old Ads Week promo.
2 ups, 3y
This is why posting a reasonably witty post is important. It stirs up comments that send it in the right direction.
Based on the position, views, and comments, you haven't made front page. Making page two this soon in your posting life is phenomenal and damn lucky. Damn lucky because it was a repost that was repeatedly reposted last summer.
When I said luck, that's what I meant. I don't downvote reposts because there's people that haven't seen then yet and if do them a disservice. I'll just skim past if. But, I wasn't kidding in my meme: crap crap crap everywhere. Finding a great meme reposted in the sea of crap earned you an upvote and comment from me and the way I did it assured others would do likewise.
It's hard, but try to avoid reposting. With the thousands of posts here alone, it's difficult not to. Yes, even I've been dinged on it.
Good sources for memes? Old joke books. Funny quotes from famous people. Old magazines like 1950s Readers Digests. Stand up comics. The sources are endless. But if you are really good, develop your eye for funny pictures and you will see a meme in most. I look at 10-30 pics in Google and, if I'm lucky, I can come up with 3 meme ideas. I let the picture tell me what to put there. Other times, I have an idea in mind, and picture what I want. Like casting a play, I look for the best representive pics to use in my memes. I sometimes get two or three flashes for other memes.
Hard work. Yeah, if you don't have fun doing it. I will one day OD oñ fun.
0 ups, 3y
I haven't seen it on the front page, so it's more than likely "close but no cigar."
2 ups, 3y
You're still on the climb. Good job laughing at yourself. For those that dislike your repost, refer them to my original comment. I'll warn you, there will be more people commenting it's a repost because they're eager to be the first. Funny, there comments are nothing more than relosts themselves.
4 ups, 3y,
Your comment is a repost.
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