Please I can't take them being everywhere...

Please I can't take them being everywhere... | HOW ABOUT WE HAVE A NO REPOST WEEK | image tagged in memes,futurama fry,repost | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Captain Picard Facepalm Meme | WHEN YOU SEE A MEME ON THE LATEST PAGE THAT'S AN OBVIOUS REPOST OF A FRONT PAGE MEME! | image tagged in memes,captain picard facepalm | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
You're right, and I hate it too!
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JUST FILE IT UNDER COMPLETE LACK OF CREATIVITY | image tagged in pompous lets file that under | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
I don't like to complain about stuff, but damn I saw so many on the first two pages it was sad, just out of control.
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3 ups
i.imgflip.com/1pb0g5.jpg (click to show) This is how I feel.
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I unintentionally did that a couple days ago, but i had no idea someone already made that gay guy in circle of friends meme...
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5 ups, 1 reply
NEED A REPOST? I NOAH GUY | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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COOL MINE GOT STUCK | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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3 ups, 1 reply
A problem with reposts is we want familiarity in most things. I have an idea for a meme using the Y U meme that is a simple play on the lyrics from Queen's Fat bottom girls.

It's hardly original even if no one else has done it before, but it will feel familiar and that is the goal. Make a meme that is unfamiliar using a point of reference that few if any will get will go nowhere fast.

I made the front page on a throw away third submission using a simple joke that's been done many times. I was informed that someone else had posted the exact same meme in the past which was hardly surprising given the joke used. But I wasn't trying to be original.

I have prided myself on writing clever jokes (not just here) but often they go nowhere. Part of it is feature timing. New memes can get lost in the back pages or there simply isn't a good crowd on at the time. Now if I thought that was the case, shouldn't I try reposting another time to see if that was the case?
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3 ups, 1 reply
I logged on yesterday and counted 6 reposts of old popular memes on the first two pages that is all. If somebody is trying to get something seen that had a bad release time then how would I know it had been posted before. I'm honestly not that serious about it, I see them all the time, but maybe I've seen too many damn memes lmao. I've retried things myself, photo shopped Reallyitsjohns idea once, made it different but still the same joke, but he is a friend and I credited him in the title. Truly the only thing that bothers me is a direct copy of a meme that's been around a lot. Some people enjoy them though, I'm just expressing my own opinion like I always have. Not expecting anybody to agree with me, or care if they do, but it's my opinion and I can share it.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Just offering potential explanations and taking anything personal. But I have studied comedy and there are certain rules to it that we subconsciously follow because we like what worked before.

But yeah, I have seen obvious copy jobs. Can't tell you why some people do it, but I generally ignore it. It's not worth getting upset over in my opinion.
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I'm not upset, if I was I would go to every repost and comment negatively on it. I submitted my three memes about reposts and am done with it now for another 6 months lol. I appreciate you candor and opinion, in the stand up comedy world using another persons material is looked down on big time. I forget sometimes that memes aren't that type of comedy, I am only human after all. Though I never try and force my opinions on others, I have them and they do come out now and then ;)
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3 ups, 1 reply
I agree with you man. I don't mind a repost once in awhile, but people do it way too much on here.
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5 ups, 2 replies
They can happen on accident, which is almost always the claim when confronted. Some people even say something like, found this on fb or whatever but at least they own it. I just feel like it's bad for the site overall to have a bunch of reposts on it making the new good stuff harder to find.
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5 ups, 1 reply
Is the new stuff "better" than the old stuff?
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4 ups, 1 reply
I suppose that depends on the viewer not my opinion. You can only hear a funny joke so many times before it is no longer funny.
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5 ups, 1 reply
Ok. I am new to the meme scene so alot of things are fresh to me but I have wondered how boring it can get to see Bad Luck Brian in every comment or have Leo toast your meme for the 100th time. ;-)
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4 ups, 1 reply
Comments are one thing, if you really comment a lot you are going to have to use the same thing now and then, I try to mix it up but I have been at this a long time and have a huge folder of images to use, I've been known to spend an hour photo shopping a picture just for a comment, but that's my crazy arse I would never expect that from another. It's the submissions that matter, it's a basic theory of life really. You can take the easy way, copy another or whatever to receive your goal. But in the end the reward is not as sweet as if you created something yourself and reached the same goal. You may be the only one that knows you cheated, but you still know, you didn't really earn that praise at the end. If you had spent as much time as me looking at these pages and I hope you do, you will start to notice the reposts more and more. Maybe it only bothers those that have, I felt somebody had to at least devote a few memes to reminding people that it is noticed, that we see them accepting praise for something they did not create even if they think they fooled us ;)
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I blatantly reposted a meme that to my surprise made the front page. It was not my intent to fool anybody or take credit for plagiarism, I just found it funny and wanted to share it with others.
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4 ups, 1 reply
Is your stance based on "originality", "creativity", or "humor".
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4 ups, 1 reply
I came to this site because I was seeing the same memes over and over on facebook, anybody can google memes or find old ones here and copy them. I enjoy creativity, new ideas, but a lot of them come from old jokes, they evolve. To me reposts are a stagnation of creativity. The site asks people not to do it for a reason, with nothing new to look at who would bother to visit the site?
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4 ups, 1 reply
I tried rereading the Terms and I can't find where it warns us about reposts. Can you screenshot that please?
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2 ups, 1 reply
The terms have changed since back when I first started here. It does kinda mention something like it in the SPAM part but no it no longer says reposts are bad straight out. I had a chat with the creator of the site a while back about it. It's just not possible for them to track down every meme and see if it is original, that would be a huge task! I believe that is why they took it out of the terms, because they could not enforce it. I could be wrong, it happens to me a lot honestly lol.
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I thought I saw it too a few weeks ago. ;-) Slogging through legalese is boring, my mind goes numb.
I have been looking up plagiarism and "fair use" laws for purposes of "parody". It is fun to learn new things.
I also wanted to thank you for letting me be a counter-point to your arguement. I do take more pride in my original posts. :)
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I saw that too, jying.

Click 'next', and 2 memes down is the one from the bottom of the previous page.

Pretty lame in my opinion.
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Right now, I'm in the process of a long repost series. I'm reposting some of my old work that a lot of people didn't see when I first did it 5, 10, 15 years ago. Now that I have my computer hooked to the internet, I can even do the graphic manipulations like I used to do, but it seems the animations like I did in the past aren't what people are looking for as a featured GIF. Still, I found one of my old animations that I use at least once a month when someone wonders what baby oil is made of: https://i.imgflip.com/1k1lwg.gif

Yeah, I'm reposting my own stuff, but it's because a lot of users here didn't see it the first time it posted. Still, in the past, I have reposted stuff others have posted, but it was a GMTA or I found the inspiration about the same time someone else did. Not often, thank goodness. Or, like I commented on another meme that said it was an old one, I replied, https://i.imgflip.com/1ph7wh.jpg
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That baby oil one is a pants-pisser!
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Thanks. I end up using it once a month in a comment to the Philosoraptor meme that asks "If olive oil is made from olives is baby oil made from babies" (wording slightly different each time, same message)
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2 ups, 1 reply
If and when I do a repost I try to give credit for it. I'm all about originality which is why you fell in feelings for me last year. I still owe you that walk on the beach...
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3 ups, 2 replies
Love that work you did on that comment! I have always enjoyed your work you know that. Which is part of the reason reposts bother me. I know so many good meme creators such as yourself that deserve their memes to do well. But then I see a bunch of reposts blocking memes like yours from being seen. It is what it is, I love watching a meme evolve where the joke is taken to another level. It's just the straight copying of something that bugs me. I mean they copy and paste something, it does well and people comment telling them how cool their meme is. And they reply like they made it, like the idea was theirs. I've maybe made 5 repost type memes out my hundreds, giving credit to the original and adding some photo editing to change it a bit. I guess I can't expect everybody to have original ideas everyday, I just don't see what they get out of copying something and acting like they thought it up. If it was me the guilt I would feel would far outweigh any pleasure over others thinking I made something I didn't.
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When a fellow flipper tells me that I should submit one of my comments as a meme, the feeling is quite an honor, especially coming from you top 100 guys.

Dont let'em break your spirit jying. I love your work.
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i.imgflip.com/1htwby.jpg (click to show)

Look familiar to something on the front page right now? I made it 4 months ago...
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2 ups, 2 replies
LMAO! I know what you mean, and you edited Keanu onto it which is much funnier to me. Even if we make memes like that and they don't do good. We still get to keep the pride of creating something. I feel sorry for people that have to copy ideas or memes completely. They will never know how it feels to have somebody enjoy something they made. So really they are the ones missing out on the entire point of making memes.
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In the corporate world, we call that 'theft of intellectual property'.
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Trial and error but I learned by having comment and meme ideas. I went to gimp.org and got the software and it was intimidating at first. After trying to get shit done and a lot of guess work it just came together. It's not really that hard to do and the internet would be a whole lot more fun if people took the time to learn. I had absolutely no idea I possessed this type of talent and I keep pushing myself to do more original pieces. I tend to alter and create new things based on old things. One day I'll move past that and start creating my own completely original stuff, but not today lol. I have no idea what people get out of it either. Take pride in yourself and make it happen instead of plagiarizing others is my angle.
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