That's great. Yeah the idea is to get everyone to make their own memes about it. My understanding is that memes which use the standard templates, Bad Luck Brian, Overly Attached Girlfriend etc are approved automatically as long as there are no trigger words such as profanity. If there is a trigger then it's sent to a moderator for approval. But all newly uploaded images have to be viewed and approved by a moderator. That's why submissions on standard blanks feature more quickly.
You might find this interesting...
I submitted my meme about making the front page, before the Down with Downvotes meme. But the Down with Downvotes meme got featured first.
So maybe they are getting the message. :)
DOWN WITH DOWNVOTES WEEKEND; MOST USERS ON IMGFLIP; COME HERE TO HAVE FUN; BUT THERE ARE SOME... WHO ABUSE THE DOWNVOTE BUTTON; THIS IS WHY WE'RE HAVING DOWN WITH DOWNVOTES WEEKEND; I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO PARTICIPATE!
hotkeys: D = random, W = upvote, S = downvote, A = back