I mean, really, it's like they don't want to try to earn upvotes

I mean, really, it's like they don't want to try to earn upvotes | WHAT I SEE WHEN A NEW USER BEGS FOR UPVOTES AND THEIR PROFILE DOESN'T SHOW MUCH, IF ANTHING, WORTH UPVOTING | image tagged in fishing for upvotes,noobs,laziness | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
604 views, 17 upvotes, Made by Swiggys-back 9 months ago fishing for upvotesnoobslaziness
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Pesci and De Niro Goodfellas | ANOTHER NEWB WANTS TO JOIN THE CREW REALLY? LET'S KILL AND BURY THE  BASTARD OUT BACK,,, | image tagged in pesci and de niro goodfellas | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
YEAH! SAVE THE UPVOTES FOR ONLY TOP USERS WHO BEG FOR A MERE 30,000 TODAY SO THEY CAN CLOCK ANOTHER 1,000,000 SOONER THAN TOMORROW!!!

- Whether a newb with eh-ish memes or a 'superstar' with eh-ish memes stolen off of Facebook or Reddit or wherever, begging, unless you are starving for food, is PATHETIC.

The voting system itself is ridiculous. I once saw a meme with 2 upvotes, yet a comment - no meme, just a comment - of a mere "lol" garnered 4 upvotes! If the meme was so bad, why view it? And how good is an "lol" to merit a vote?

If these overgrown kiddiez really need points to boost their wee underdeveloped egos, then maybe points clocked for activity - a combo of views and comments.

No more whining, "I only got 182 upvotes because of trolls, I just know it! No more downvotes, please!"

No more cringe worthy upvote parties.

No more crippled by butthurt enemies.

No more race to be the first to steal a meme from elsewhere.

Just originality.

Just fun.

In fact, all unoriginal memes should be eliminated upon discovery.

And Facebook statuses ala memes? "YAYA, I WASHED THE DISHES"? C'mon now,,,

Memeing should be about CREATIVITY, not COMPETITION.
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I meant not for competition for mere real world useless points.
Competition for creativity is good, natch,,,
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3 ups, 2 replies
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE METRICS IT'S THE FEEDBACK YOU RECEIVE FOR YOUR EFFORT | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
For humor, it's the online method of laughter. Social issues, it's the feedback on how much support you can expect. Fortunately, the downvote button doesn't take away points.

It just bothers me that so many users here, mostly kids in Jr Hi, think if they post a meme or GIF and say upvote this, they'll get lots of upvotes. Remember the sock meme that was on Page One? It was there for several days. Why the hell should a sock be on page one? Because it was a creative way to make a point about the quality of memes making it to page one. The Pete and Repeat meme was creative, and it made it to page one and spurred a lot of imitators. but it was creative in it's execution. they both spurred parodies of themselves.

While creativity is of utmost importance, the most important part of memes here is that they should be entertaining. Begging for upvotes when you haven't earned them is not creative: it's laziness.

As for creativity, you have to be competitive to be truly creative. How do you know what direction your need to go to push yourself creatively? If you aren't competing with your last meme, your just duplicating your creativity..
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Problem? It's middle aged and older A-D-U-L-T-S who are acting like silly brats.
The actual kids are making memes for FB about today's math test and Jimmy Bryant's messy hair. Look at their profiles, comments? No. Daily submissions? No. They ain't here for the Krazy Kool Kidz Klub.

The Sock meme, sorry, 1st pager soley basd on name.

My fave meme was DashHopes "Your First Three Memes" because you got to see superstars posting meme after meme with a vote or three OOOOONLY to see them suddenly jump, to 17 votes and climbing now that they're known and posted on that thread.
That ain't quality, that's a clique.

Pete Repeat? YOU explained on that thread to a naysayer that routine was a famous one from the 1960s.

Gifs? Same deal. Top user? To the front. Some still bear the watermark of where they were made by someone else! I've seen most on Facebook a couple of years ago when I joined that. Others, I bump into elsewhere, nope, not made here.

YOU posted a meme asking for upvotes last month, no? You even accused the mods of conspiring to hold your memes back to slow your arrival at whatever by a few hours. I got some that take days to feature. Just like Wurmer's whose the link I posted here. 29 Upvotes!

As I said above,

"I meant not for competition for mere real world useless points.
Competition for creativity is good, natch,,,"
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Sock meme? Name recognition helped, admittedly, but the fact that it's presentation was flawless and got across a message in a humorous manner is what earned it my upvote. I rarely notice the names on a meme I upvote,

Pete and Repete. Famous routine in the sixties? It was a kid's joke when I was growing up. What made it stand out was the presentation of the joke. I was laughing so hard I couldn't stay pissed at her for pulling that long scroll off. I've consistently said that making a good meme was similar to casting a show: and she did great in the utilization of so many templates. GIFs? most are "rips" from video files. I do post some of my original GIFs, but today's audience isn't interested in those. I posted two of my most shared GIFs, the snowman pooping snow cones and the cat flipping the bird. They made page three, but couldn't beat out AFV rips.

Meme begging for upvotes? Look again: <a href="imgflip.com/i/1nqfvl"><img src="i.imgflip.com/1nqfvl.jpg (click to show)" title="made at imgflip.com"/></a>

If you go to the page, you'll notice that the title does not say I need upvotes to make 1/2 million. It say "I made it anyway". After the fact. It was the day that imgflip upgraded the site that they didn't feature my memes. I tapped in to something that works, but I use it sparingly. A frustration that users have. I tapped into that frustration that every flipper has when their memes don't feature. In my particular case, they did not feature until the next day, AFTER I'd passed the 1/2 million mark. But it was a something that everyone felt. My rip GIF of Sheldon commenting on Latest having nothing but crap. That made front page because it tapped into the same emotion. This one? I don't know. If I'm lucky, it'll make page two or three. I'd be happy. but, again, because it taps into the emotion Flippers have when they see noobs begging for upvotes instead of earning them.

As far as name attachment, long before anyone knew we were related, my cousin posted a meme that made front page. At the time, he'd been a member for 10 months, but hadn't posted in 9, and then, only posted 3 or 4 memes in that time frame. So he had, maybe, a couple hundred points. No rep. No name recognition. no comments. total enigma. Made front page on the first post he made after returning. He still makes front page on occasion, like maybe once or twice a month. Doesn't comment often, doesn't even post every day (Its his busy season now) but he's happy about it.
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STILL TALKING ABOUT PETE AND REPEAT! | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Leonardo Dicaprio Cheers Meme | YOU'LL NOTICE, THOUGH IT DIDN'T GET TOP BILLING  | image tagged in memes,leonardo dicaprio cheers | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Most of the time its kids, and I will upvote them! don't want to discourage them, and it doesn't cost me a thing :) I don't hack on them about spelling like some do its mean! I just scroll past! Heck could spend the day doing that but don't :)
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I just don't want to encourage bad behavior. (S)He posted three times since the beg, and two were decent enough to upvote. Doubt if I'll bother with the user again. Evidence doesn't show that kid understands upvotes are a two way street. The kid will hate me, but maybe, one day, it will sink in that the attempt to get upvotes actually worked. He or she made it to page two. Points tripled in two days.
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2 ups, 1 reply
Most of the time its kids that usually don't stay around long! If they ask I'll try to give them help, and send them on their way! But one can never tell when they might turn into an awesome memer :)
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1 up, 1 reply
the kid has potential. We'll see.
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1 up
:)
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2 ups, 2 replies
imgflip.com/i/1p4xwj?nerp=1495271065#com1521648

4 days, 29 upvotes, AND STILL NOT FEATURED!!!

Tell me this meme isn't goo- er, GREAT. C'mon, I dare ya,,,
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Your meme was featured. But political memes will often be downvoted by the opposing side it is making fun of as they will deem it offensive. That is our nature.
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Of course it's a good meme. I was clued in on it the other day. I was like the third or fourth upvote. It was featured at the time, IIRC. it only takes a few trolls, especially on political memes, to downvote them back into submission. I've had it happen to me
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I don't upvote posters asking for upvotes. I do go through the latest to find good ones that often are ignored and fail because too many wait until its in the first three pages to view it. There are some real gems out there from new posters that get no attention and that's a shame.
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I usually find them in Latest. when I see them, I check out their profile. How long a member? generally under a month. Often under a week. Number of memes. Usually less than 20. Comments. rarely exceeds the number of memes. Number of memes worth an upvote? Eyes are rolling. shakes head. I might find one or two, but usually crap. number of memes begging for upvotes? three to five. (remember, from less than 20 memes) Standard ass chewing from me. One recent child had a decent gif, and if he wouldn't have begged for upvotes it would have gone to page one. As it is, its in the hot pages and is getting reactions. Mostly those that mirror my diatribe. the kid showed why his memes are worth upvoting, though. I purposely did not upvote a single comment until I was positive he'd been there several times to make sure he had plenty of time to upvote in case he forgot. Forgot, he wouldn't even acknowledge the other commenters. He just focused on me because I stepped on his toes. I pointed out that he hadn't upvoted anyone. But he sure has a million excuses.
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2 ups, 1 reply
Well I definitely enjoyed the comments
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3 ups, 1 reply
Maybe I should make this a template.
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1 up
That you could :)
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I took a picture the other day when i was dry on ideas of a do not hump sign and it made it to fp i never thought a pic i took would make it there!
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That's the beauty of imgflip: you never know what will make it to page one.I just had my third one this month make it there. I don't know if this one will, but it's placed well enough that new users can see it and maybe think about the repercussions of begging for upvotes without putting any real effort into it. The begging has slowed down some, but there is always those people that will try.
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