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wtf is wrong with you people | SO THAT MEME THAT REPEATS THE SAME JOKE 20 TIMES GETS 300+ UPVOTES BUT MY CLEVER AND MORE ORIGINAL MEMES GET HARDLY ANY UPVOTES? | image tagged in memes,third world skeptical kid | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Captain Picard Facepalm Meme | I WENT THROUGH YOUR PROFILE. I THINK I FOUND THE PROBLEM IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'VE FORGOTTEN THE SOCIAL MEDIA ASPECT OF THIS SITE | image tagged in memes,captain picard facepalm | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Going through your memes, I upvoted the entertaining ones that I'd missed. The others, I ignored.

Sometimes clever isn't always entertaining. Sometimes original isn't, either. But you're getting upvotes and views, so that can't be the problem. Even the ones I didn't think good at least had views and upvotes. Somebody liked them.

So I looked at other aspects of your profile. You don't meme much. You've been here 2 1/2 months longer than me. You should have 1/2 as many submitted memes as I do. It looks like you have less than a fifth. I know, quality over quantity. But sometimes you have to let the users decide. Tammy Faye's meme, a joke I heard when Kennedy was still president, was presented in an original manner. She got a lot of views and a lot of upvotes for giving a kindergartners old joke a fresh look. People tend to prefer old standards which is why so many old jokes make it to the front page.

Another thing I looked at was your comments and creations. Again, pretty low. You average about 1 comment every 9 days and a creation about every other day. That usually tells anyone looking that you may be a little stingy on upvoting others. Since your likes aren't posted, I'd say in 7 months, you probably have less that 500 likes, which is what they call upvotes. 3 a day? Try doing more upvotes and commenting on just your own memes. The upvotes will come.

TL:DR? Comment and upvote other people's memes, and the upvotes will come.
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Third World Success Kid Meme | THAT FEELING YOU GET WHEN SOMEONE ELSE DOES YOUR RESEARCH FOR YOU | image tagged in memes,third world success kid | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
you certainly did your homework. and for that, i'm gonna check out your memes and comment and upvote the ones I like. :-)
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6 ups, 1 reply
Good. Don't forget to upvote and comment on others memes. That's the one spit I really see needing improvement.
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Waiting Skeleton Meme | I'M STILL AFRAID TO GO TO PAGE ONE. IS IT GONE YET? | image tagged in memes,waiting skeleton | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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I WENT THROUGH YOUR COMMENTS AND CAN SAY IF YOU KEEP THAT UP THEY'LL HAVE TO MAKE ROOM ON THE LEADERBOARD FOR YOU | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Seriously, your comments were impeccable. Do that to other people's memes, and you'll be on the leaderboard in no time flat. You could even beat my cousin, and he's already had a few memes hit page one. Last time, we were on there together. I got there first, but he held on the longest and got a lot more views than I did.
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Yo Dawg Heard You Meme | Do me next, DO ME NEXT... | image tagged in memes,yo dawg heard you | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Be gentle
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8 ups, 2 replies
Noobs catch a break. Sometimes!

Seriously? Okay, a couple meh. Rest? Upvoted. Memes good and entertaining. Remember, not every joke will go over and humor is relative to the situation. Having two out of 17 not go over? That's a good ratio.

Social media? For length of time here, not bad. Check to see how many of your comments go back to your own memes. If more than half, that would be an area of improvement.

The one key is always going to be your own record of upvoting. I calculated on average, I upvote about 70 memes a day. The rest justify my page one GIF from a couple weeks ago: crap.

Advice? You may be doing it already. Try to comment positively on 10 memes a day, not just your own. If you like a meme, don't be afraid to upvote it. Most important, have fun. Hold off on asking for upvotes unless you're close to a goal. 10K, 20K, 50K, leaderboard. A lot of time, I just mention closing in on a goal in a conversation, and suddenly, UPVOTE PARTY. I'm close to my next goal, and will hit it before weeks end. I'll mention it when I get closer to the goal. How close? The last time I mentioned needing a boost, I was a few hundred away from that goal. Next thing I know, I was on the leaderboard. Yeah, that was my goal. I did it at the start of the month. Next goal: 1/2 million by May Day, in memory of my baby brother that Passed a year ago that day.

If you want something, set goals that are achievable.
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2 ups, 2 replies
Yeah been here just over a week now and the social media side is just to funny, thanks.

All the best for 500,000
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Well, I was as brutal as I could be based on what I saw. ;-)

Just heed my advice, it'll come second nature. I have no problem helping you to the leaderboard.

Hint: meme replies and comments get more points than plain text.
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I was so busy on this thread, I didn't notice that I broke 400K while I was doing it. Going back over your memes, I left a few comments. One reason I don't downvote meh memes is because occasionally i can leave a comment that can start a chain reaction. I also see you made some friends.
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3 ups, 2 replies
1 upvote for your baby brother...
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Thanks. I average about 3500 points a day just being myself and doing like him, entertaining the masses. He was a pub DJ and good at it. I'm sure he'd appreciate it.
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Thanks, again. BTW, I took a look at your featured posts. The only one I'd seen before was Batman. Hid upvote arrow looked lonely, so I added some to keep it company. Well, that and they were worth upvoting
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Thank you for sharing your insights. I enjoy coming here, but have been finding it tough to get any traction. Was about to give up creating, and just browse, but I am going to apply some of the info you shared and see if it get's better. Don't necessarily want to be a front pager every time, just would like to see more than 3-4 upvotes per submission. Of course there could be other reasons for that too. LOL
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Keep at it. Post witty comments on others memes. If you get into a meme off, run with it. Thats a one-upmanship meme conversation. You don't even have to "win", as long as your replies are good. Laugh off the losses, And you start building a fan base.

My recommendation is always focus on entertaining. Try to avoid too much about politics, but if you do, it's best to do it in a funny manner. Keep it broad or as factual as possible. I haven't done a political meme since, IIRC, before Christmas.

Writers block is real. If you need inspiration, see what you can come up with by the theme weeks. Yoga pants and old singers are the current themes. Also, use old joke books or funny quotes.

I'm noticing that the people responding to this thread all have one thing in common: I don't assign their memes to the crap bucket. They are good memers. The folks you see consistently on the front page, with rare exceptions, are more than happy to help you along the path. I thought it would be years before I got on the leaderboard, but I would have done it before Thanksgiving if I hadn't deleted my original account. As it is, I did it at the beginning of this month. We all had help getting there. Yesterday, I almost didn't realize it until I got the notification, I passed 400K. I'm at the point where 100K a month is not an unrealistic goal. If you want, I can tell you how to set achievable goals.
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That and commenting. He took my challenge, went through my memes and commented on several. Every comment worth an upvote. I see two people here, StevenCBear and Doppelheathan that have the makings of making it to the leaderboard.
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3 ups, 1 reply
intelligence at it's best.. deductions, fact checking, intuitive guess.. i wonder what do you do in your real life when you have such a enormous capacity for a thought? @Swiggys-back
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4 ups, 1 reply
Currently. I'm a free-lance writer, but I've got a wide and varied resume. From washing dishes in restaurants to doing data collection and research for state government and corporations. Mostly, though, observe and listen. Retain as much as I can, and when need be, I can bring myself up to speed. I sometimes ask questions that piss people off or answer questions when people make a statement by asking a question. I have many interests and am also a quick study. Also a former stand up comic, but I prefer writing instead.
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3 ups, 2 replies
that's exactly what makes you a good writer.. and a f**kin fabulous one in this case.. i'm in the same boat here, like you are, thank god you don't have language barrier.. next step in your individual progress is alchemy as a philosophical thinking.. wish you the best in the rest!
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Thanks. Now the hard part: putti g away my groceries.
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I decided to go through your memes because your Nym rang a bell. Sure enough, I'd already upvoted most. And commented. Keep on memeing. It's a good addiction.
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i have never gotten a meme to the front page. still determined to try, but do you have any advice for me?
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2 ups, 1 reply
Do something where a majority of people around the world can relate to. My first front pager was Y U No guy asking the grim reaper that, with two days left in the year, Y U No Justin Beiber. The second one was during Lego Week, where I took a pic of the Hulk surrounded by Lego pieces of the other Avengers with the caption ,"Avengers Assemble". My cousin, CousinJohn, had on on at the same time: a car that had the rear fender repaired with Lego's. "There, I fixed it!". It was on the front page longer than mine. With more views and upvotes. The last one was a GIF. Sheldon throwing papers in the air. The top said something like trying to find good memes. As he throws the papers in the air, the word CRAP appears at the bottom. That struck a major chord with a lot of people. Too often new users make memes the same way we put random numbers in a calculator, add them up, and look at the answer. Crap. I was inspired by a dearth of bad memes. I look for memes to comment on and upvote. I've notice since then the quality has improved a bit. That helps everybody. Comments from high end users seem to help. This meme was at the top of page one. Look at how many " power players" commented before it did. I won't say this thread has put it over the top, but it didn't hurt;-)

Talking it through, I'd say put something out there that will attract positive comments.
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2 ups, 1 reply
thank you.
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2 ups, 1 reply
I see I'm in good company.
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yup. good company
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21 ups, 6 replies
Heading to your profile to upvote all your clever memes!
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13 ups, 1 reply
I will follow behind you! I am excited to see all the cleverness. Just so you know, I think your meme was very original hence making it clever.
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You f**king criminal mastermind.
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i'll do the same for you now.
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i.imgflip.com/1lw6id.jpg (click to show)
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YAY!
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https://imgflip.com/i/1ly3ht :: Kitty!
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sorry for unintentionally allowing you that opening. ;-)
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5 ups, 1 reply
We should at least like our own memes, no?
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yeah, but unfortunately, you don't get to decide what's funny and what's not....that's down to the people who read your meme
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don't we all! :p
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Lol! Of course not everyone likes my memes as much as I do....
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mine too :/ LOL
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4 ups, 1 reply
but seriously, as long as they're being fair.
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clever and original and funny are like beauty...they're in the eye of the beholder. if people don't upvote or view your memes it doesn't mean they're being unfair
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9 ups, 3 replies
Dont let it get you down.

I rarely get upvotes, and I've never made the front page. Yet I keep coming back.

Then again, I'm not one of those to view this as a popularity contest. Its just a way for me to let go of some sick and funny thoughts.
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Upvote!! Upvote!! You've been upvoted!
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2 ups, 1 reply
Indeed....
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5 ups, 1 reply
to Doppelheathen and Maniak --- I rarely get upvotes, never made the front page, and have too few views, as well. Yet I've only been around for a few weeks and am north of 12k already. I do it for the kicks and for the daily dose of funny, not the popularity, and so far I'm having a blast. To all the others who are wondering what to do, just meme often, meme what's on your mind, and enjoy yourself. Don't sweat the statistics, they're not a reliable metric - just look at the comments that come back to you from others, and rub shoulders with the regulars so that word of you gets around... soon people will regularly check out your memes, upvote & compliment you! Maniak, I upvote your comment and second your sentiment; this isn't a popularity contest!
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Dash has been very supportive, as have a few others. I've only run into one asshat since joining, but like a dog, I just kicked some grass on that shit, and went on.

Keep'em coming, pal!
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Exactly...I don't care about being popular, I post memes that I want to post. I use them on other sites. If they get upvoted here then well that's cool. But from the comments here it is obvious that some are playing the popularity game. If someones goal is to be a top user on imgflip and they will do anything to achieve it I say their priorities are screwed up.
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Just look at the heading of this meme and you might have the answer as to why your memes don't make the front page. This one did, but if you start being friendlier people might start paying more attention.
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5 ups, 1 reply
tried that. didn't work.
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4 ups, 1 reply
yes it does. :-)
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3 ups
Congrats on the 30k.
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me too some times
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And then all of a sudden this meme gets a lot of upvotes.
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5 ups, 1 reply
It's original in it's own way. It uses a variety of memes and would have taken a lot longer than a single image meme to make.
I may be overanalyzing it, but I have been here long enough that I know when a meme takes effort and care.
As someone who makes the occasional witty and smart meme, I know exactly how you feel here. I have even made one meme about this, yet yours gets noticed first, at a day old...
Funny how that works, isn't it?
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Keep posting original work. I'll keep up voting it.
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How did this happen?
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#shamelesspromotion imgflip.com/i/1lxb9n
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I have the same prob. Its whatever at this point
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It seems to be luck of the draw as to who and how many people are looking at the latest memes when yours is posted. If it happens to get on the first three pages of Hot submissions then the up votes increase simply because more people see it there.
So check out my memes that got featured in the middle of the night when fewer people were browsing
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I was worried about people not liking my memes but then I realized it didn't matter as long as I laughed, and if someone else happens to like them then it's a bonus :)
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I feel you bro! Upvote out of experience!
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Le double standard!1
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Here's one
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Brace Yourselves... imgflip.com/i/1lx1oz?lerp=1490231354462
Consider yourself upvoted!!
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Yep...I just make mine and post them on facebook to get some love.
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4 ups, 1 reply
Solution!
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imgflip.com/i/1lywj1 (click to show) Marcellus Wallace is not amused!
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i.imgflip.com/1lypo0.jpg (click to show)
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that is so true tho
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i.imgflip.com/1m0vp5.jpg (click to show)
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0 ups, 1 reply
Welp you got the 300 lol
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thanks everyone, big hugs all around. :-) :-) :-)
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SO THAT MEME THAT REPEATS THE SAME JOKE 20 TIMES GETS 300+ UPVOTES; BUT MY CLEVER AND MORE ORIGINAL MEMES GET HARDLY ANY UPVOTES?
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