Please upvote to help convince the Mods to give the removal of downvotes a go. Down With Downvotes Weekend Dec 8-10th.

Please upvote to help convince the Mods to give the removal of downvotes a go.  Down With Downvotes Weekend Dec 8-10th. | DEAR MODS CAN WE PLEASE HAVE A MONTH'S TRIAL ON SUSPENDING THE DOWNVOTE BUTTON ON MEMES, 
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41 ups, 4 replies
Grumpy Cat Meme | NO | image tagged in memes,grumpy cat | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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27 ups, 3 replies
MEAN CAT | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Down With All Votes, Down or Up,,,   Down With Downvotes Weekend Dec 8-10, a JBmemegeek, 1forpeace & isayisay campaign! | Come on, kiddos, let's stop  this silly    high school    nonsense and get rid of ALL voting, upvotes as well Skip the popularity contest an | image tagged in the devil's seal of approval,memes,down with downvotes weekend,a jbmemegeek 1forpeace  isayisay campaign,down with upvotes too | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Imgflip has become a meme stealing contest that stifles actual creativity (except for the comments, which are, yup, usually way better than the OP memes that too many steal from elswhere).

THE reason people quit are:
1. No attention to their memes because they are not part of this much ballyhood Top Ten circle and their sycophants.
2. They went so full tilt trying to do so that they burned themselves out and quit after just a couple of months.

Getting upvoted back into memeing shape is a mere message to another memer or alt away,,,

And I do not mean to insult all top memers, but we all know the temptation to 'borrow' sadly pays off for far too many while those willing to put a lil' elbow grease into it feel like incapable idiots because they didn't have the gumption to rip em off of FB,,,
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15 ups, 1 reply
Can you please clarify what you mean by "Getting upvoted back into memeing shape is a mere message to another memer or alt away,,,"
Sorry, I just don't understand.
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14 ups, 2 replies
If you get downvoted to the point that it slows your timer or that you can't even post meme comments, you can ask memers you know to boost you back up by upvoting a bunch of your memes and comments,,,

And while you're not supposed to have alt profiles, it is rumored some have simply to upvote themselves out of such.
That's another unfortunate consequence of upvoting, it has been said that some use alts to upvote themselves. I personally doubt how prevelent this is with top memers, because they don't really need to. But I do know of one specific troll who not only does it, he actually converses with his alt on meme threads! He even uses his own style on both. You look at both profiles, and all the memes have him doing this.
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15 ups, 2 replies
A A | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Yep, seen that!
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13 ups, 1 reply
If you need any help with upvotes in that way, let me know,,,
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11 ups, 1 reply
Okey doke, will do, thanks!
One of the other helped me out a while ago, when I was having a spot of bother!
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12 ups, 1 reply
There's many here that will help.
I may sound kind of negative, but I'm really complaining only about some who lose sight of what this site is about. Most here are pret cool folks,,,
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8 ups
pretty*
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6 ups, 1 reply
I could show you what Modda considers acceptable public behaviour...and the compare it to what he calls being a TROLL...and you'll see his capacity to PROJECT and distort in action.
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5 ups, 1 reply
Whoopssy...rigidly not riggedly...tho' 400 years ago...it would have been passable.

Like that guy.
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5 ups, 1 reply
Nice reference to the movie "Marathon Man"
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4 ups
Itz an old FAVE...
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15 ups, 4 replies
Yup. I agree. Actual creative memes don't get seen because the top users post stolen memes just to get points and the sheep comment and upvote those memes in the hopes of getting more upvotes and comments to their own memes. Then there is the factor that some of the top users are definitely on the imgflip payroll. Comments about them stealing memes or reposting or anything else critical mysteriously get downvoted to low comments and on several occasions I have experienced just get deleted. No longer there. Hmm I can't delete peoples comments on my posts but some tops can. Some of the tops are like the "women" you meet on dating sites. Mods pretending to be something else and keeping you engaged so they can get a paycheck.
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15 ups
I wouldn't say all do, nor that it's only them. Plus it isn't against memeing rules either, although I wish they'd point it out as I do the very few times I've done it.

But when they pat themselves on the head, or my favorite - argue about who reposted/stole it first like that makes it now theirs, then it's past ridiculous. One fella who's been here a couple of years even stated in one of those arguments that newbs can't do that, only older memers can. Huh?

Another crack-me-up is when a popular memer's comments get more upvotes than the OP's meme itself. My fave was early this year whem a mere "lol" - not a meme, just "lol" typed out, got 4 upvotes while the meme only got 2, and it would have been just 1 if it wasn't for me.
Which is another thing, this stinginess with votes, like they cost something. Just last week someone posted an "UPVOTED" meme on one of mine, but didn't upvote it. I don't care, my memes are low key and I stick to a little horsing around side niche, plus I've been slack since the summer too. But giving newbs and lesser knowns some points encourages them since the system is set up to be so dependent on them anyways,,,

I think when such comments get downvoted or flagged to oblivion or deletion has a lot to do with fellow memers they're friendly with and fanboys rallying around them.
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9 ups, 2 replies
If you don't like it, leave. No one is forcing you to stay. Try to find another mainstream meme creating site where most of the top users are not taking a lot of the front pages. Memes are meant to be shared, therefore there isn't any stealing. No one owns the meme templates.
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3 ups
I agree. Memes are meant to be shared. But why not acknowledge that when you are posting one you are sharing it and it's not yours? I have shared many memes on my FB page and on every single one I acknowledge where it came from and that it was not mine. The tops don't do this because they fear if people know that great meme was not theirs, they would not get as many upvotes or comments. To them, it's not about sharing funny memes or creating their own. It's about maintaining that top user status. That's why so many creative people DO leave imgflip. Why create an original funny or relevant meme if no one is going to see it because a top user posted a 10 yr old meme about dog shit and everyone is going to upvote it and comment on it because it came from a top and the meme you created will get buried and get few views? People lament the good memers that have left. Ummm yeah. Why do you think they left? Their memes are not being seen. The attention w**res are getting all the views.
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6 ups, 1 reply
The fact that reposts get upvoted to the top of front page when they're posted by unknown users or even posted anonymously shows that most don't care.

Anonymous memes making it to the front page shows that poster reputation is not so big as it is made out to be.

Too often so called "original work" really means the meme was made for the OP only then they wonder why their brilliant original work goes unnoticed.
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6 ups
My fave meme of the year was DashHope's "Post Your First Three Memes"
If you looked quickly enough, you got to see popular memers' memes that went nowhere when they first posted them 2 years ago as nobody newbs zoom from 2 upvotes to 27 in minutes.

My favorite meme theme week was the recent "Repost Someone Else's Meme" where we got to see a handful of nobodies' formally ignored memes zoom to the Front Page via a top memer reposting it.

Hands down the BEST meme theme week was Lego Week where a bunch hit the top with identical, "Ouch, I stepped on my kid's Lego," with two Chuck Norris imbued ones tossed in for variety, natch,,,

Best Meme was the sock one. It was about finding a sock in the dryer. I read it over and over wondering why I didn't get the joke till it turned out there was none. A - you guessed it - top tenner posted it.

Honorable mentions in sheer crass audacity are them, "Upvote me because I don't feel like waiting till Tuesday to hit one million"

There should be a big balls award here for such fetid spittle,,,
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7 ups
I think you are right. I seen the EXACT same things happen that you mention here. Ive seen memes stating “Must be nice to work at imgflip, hey Raydog”.
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11 ups
This is off topic anyway. Please keep posts on topic. Thanks!
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6 ups, 1 reply
I believe my memes will stand up to any OC scrutiny, all I got to say about that....
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I don't bother checking, unless someone else points it out, or if it's flagrant, like the font is way beyond the memer's abilities and lacks resolution yet they're proud like they made it anyways,,,

Sorry about the delay.
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6 ups, 1 reply
cheezus, does this media have to collapse too?
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4 ups
Ten years from now, people will just be posting meme templates without captions,,,
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5 ups, 1 reply
Memes are meant to be shared.
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4 ups
That is actually the very meaning of the word.
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9 ups, 1 reply
Interesting points, but this is not the post to talk about it. You're free to start the topic on your own memes. Feel free to use the 'down with downvotes weekend' tag when calling for the removal of upvotes too. :)
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15 ups, 5 replies
But it is, since it voting is both up and down, and both have an effect on memeing and behavior surrounding such.

Perfect example: Jessica & Chad. They made a ton of comments on the memes of top users and thusly worked their way up to the top + a milion points in merely a month. Two months and two weeks later, they were exhausted, had irked some along the way, and then were gone,,,

Not all do that. There are top memers, like yourself, who comment on all, including those who aren't as well known. Memeing for the sake of memeing, not to be celebrated, as they had.
Those are the ones we see last longer here, or return if they leave for awhile,,,
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10 ups
million*
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8 ups, 1 reply
I'm still grieving
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4 ups, 1 reply
The world of memeing shall never be the same,,,
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5 ups
since voting is*
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9 ups, 1 reply
Jessica & Chad is really off topic. :)

Jessica was here for the fun. She didn't care much about points or such. What she loved most was socializing and chatting with her friends on here more than anything else.
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16 ups, 1 reply
Well I do know the subject about downvoting affecting members (even to the point of making them want to leave) has been dicussed in this thread, which is the theme. And if not here, then in other memes of the same topic their names have been mentioned quite often.

I was skimming through a bunch with this theme when I first posted here, so they kinda blurred together.

Jessica had stated she wish there was a friends list here, and celebrated in meme the approaching of her one million and then the arrival of it.

What they did with Ghostofchurch to Ben was not fun in the slightest. It did partially lead to the sad departure of one of my favorite memers (as well as problems from enemies he had that caused him to stay away a few months ago).
She did apologise after, at least.
And I had read it that they both got too involved and exhausted on it.
If there were no upvotes nor downvotes, those members (and others) would most likely still be here. Hence the pertinence to the subject at hand.

And that's my point. Points are points, and when good or bad ultimately lead to basically the same outcome, ridding one that is viewed as a hindrance to a few while keeping the other which is a hindrance to the vast majority of the thousands of members of this site only serves one agenda.

We can still have a top ten and a leaderboard, just based on views and comments rather than questionable points which can also be utilized as a tool of abuse,,,
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10 ups, 1 reply
Yes. Lots of good memers have been driven away by downvotes. One of the many motivations for this petition.

Leaderboard based on comments will have similar problems. Like you said above one memer was basically conversing with himself. lol

It will never be perfect. I am not looking for wholesale change. Just tuning of the status quo.
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8 ups, 3 replies
Yes, but some are driven away because of lack of upvotes as well. I read some newb say that recently, that he was thinking of quitting because of he wasn't getting enough. Which is silly, but that comes from the atmosphere that worthiness here comes from points which leads to more points which leads to...

I joined here June of last year and didn't realize there was a front Page till November (I log in via the "Ghetto Jesus" meme). I make memes for a forum on another site, and know others from there who do the same and are also unaware or just don't care about meme streams here. So folks like us don't stress that stuff since it's not our primary purpose here...

Having gotten involved in it since, I do like it and the community sprung around it. I soon learned to refrain from political and religious memes because of downvoting and endless inane arguments with ignorant trolls. Plus on that site I mentioned, AltScene, I already gleefuly get in all that kind of head butting. So here I (mostly) toned it down and stick mostly to the fun ones.

So yes, I do agree with your point that downvoting can be a negative.
It's just that Upvotes can inadvertantly have a negative side as well.

And I agree with what you said about my proposal, that it would also be open to exploitation. However, conversing with oneself to the FP can get exhausting and thus pretty much unsustainable.

Also, I'm not necassarilly against a Top Ten and Leaderboard. Freindly competition can foster creativity. It's just when that becomes too much of a focus for some and all that entails that I have an issue with,,,
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4 ups, 1 reply
I am only saying how it is, but of course you don't have to accept it. Arguments won't get either of us anywhere. Peace.
6 ups
I was only expressing the other half of the same mechanism,,,

And only meant to debate it, not argue with you, so sorry if I came across that way. No disrespect was intended.

Also I forgot to mention in my first comment that I posted it her because I don't interact with others expressing the same theme this weekend as much I do with you. It wasn't a go at you.
I hardly get on Facebook or other sites, so most recycled memes are unfamiliar to me. I wasn't calling anyone specifically out on it. I've been saying this kind of stuff on memes of the subject since last year. I did say in a previous comment to another memer that most of the top users are pretty cool folks and helpful to those in need here. My grief is with a system that fosters a climate that can lend itself to losing sight of what the art of memeing is supposed to be about,,,
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4 ups
Okay. I hear you. :)
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3 ups, 1 reply
It like anything else in life. If you want it you got to work for it. I find that most that complain about votes or views simply don't comment at all or don't comment enough on any kind of regular basis.

It is the old starving artist tale being replayed over and over again. You may or may not produce good works but you just can't expect your work to speak for itself. Any budding writers could tell you how hard it is to get published.

Luckily ImgFlip is different that way. As I have said to many users of different occasions, this site is the only few places where time and effort can be directly rewarded. If you put in consistent effort over long periods of time on positive interaction with the community your work will be seen and may even get voted on.

Took me 6 weeks of solid commenting before I got any amount of views, even then I still didn't get the votes, simply because I was making memes for the wrong audience. Took me another month to get the audience right. Still do get it wrong sometimes. Temptation to make memes for myself only is still strong. lol
7 ups
Your recommendations:

1. Network,
2. Repost memes,
3. Make sure they are mass marketable

How is that not kissing ass,
Stealing,
And using proven popular memes like I said?

Oh and,

"If you put in consistent effort over long periods of time on positive interaction with the community your work will be seen and may even get voted on.

Took me 6 weeks of solid commenting before I got any amount of views, even then I still didn't get the votes, simply because I was making memes for the wrong audience. Took me another month to get the audience right. Still do get it wrong sometimes. Temptation to make memes for myself only is still strong. lol"

Nixes this:

"The fact that reposts get upvoted to the top of front page when they're posted by unknown users or even posted anonymously shows that most don't care.

Anonymous memes making it to the front page shows that poster reputation is not so big as it is made out to be."

Here's the thing. Not everyone here is here to stand in the glare of some imaginary spotlight to accrue points with absolutely no use other than to assuage feelings of worth.

I don't even post every day. Heck, these last two have been the most time I've spent here in months.

What you're saying is proving my point. A voting system used to punish and also to form a heirarchy of unjustifiably over inflated egos based on thievery instead of originality and, dare say I, creative talent.

Here's something that would be useful: A way of closing/separating notifications of comments we've replied to from those we have yet to.
I owe you 3 replies from last month. And I owe some others also. Spent a gallon of time 2 nights ago trying to find them. Find one from you, checked it out, nope, I've already replied. Back to notifications again, from the top, and scroll scroll scroll,,, I have yet to find them.

Now a way of marking "replied" - THAT would be useful.
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4 ups, 1 reply
;)
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4 ups, 1 reply
Lets go back to this
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4 ups
Yesteryear always seems so pretty.
But the mentality can get stuck in it in the wrong way at times,,,
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4 ups, 1 reply
imgflip where original content goes to die........
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5 ups, 1 reply
Hey, thinking is a limited commodity these days, so why waste it?
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6 ups, 1 reply
Freedom of speech
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6 ups, 1 reply
Downvoting memes back into submission where no one gets to see it is a even bigger suppressor of freedom.
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2 ups
Says the one with millions of points
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16 ups, 2 replies
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9 ups, 2 replies
Ummm lol
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18 ups, 1 reply
:)
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11 ups, 3 replies
i.imgflip.com/1zgeni.gif (click to show)
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14 ups, 2 replies
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8 ups
Upvotes can fix that too
i.imgflip.com/1zt8gh.gif (click to show)
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7 ups, 2 replies
I forget what that pic is from. I know what it is.
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8 ups, 1 reply
The naked gun
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8 ups, 1 reply
Now I know, the part when the student driver flips him off. :D
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9 ups, 1 reply
I love that scene. The truck driver wasn't even an actor. Just a stunt driver. But his expression makes me laugh every time.
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10 ups
You're on it man! I would try to put pics up with relevant comments, but my kindle takes a long time, for some reason, to access the pic I download. So, I work with what I have. Lol
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10 ups, 1 reply
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12 ups, 4 replies
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12 ups, 1 reply
I should know better than to meme and eat.
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9 ups, 2 replies
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9 ups
You f**kers...gettin' me to promise not to downvote alla yer shit....
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18 ups, 3 replies
Imgflip depends on a thriving community, not just for the social interaction between memers but also the revenue generated for imgflip by the advertising and imgflip Pro subscribers. When a lot of users delete their accounts, that hurts imgflip's bottom line and long term outlook. I think a user who recently complained of being trolled and left was imgflip.com/user/harrisp0 there have been a lot of other users that have deleted their accounts in 2017. Some of those users complained about being downvoted. I think suspending downvotes for a trial period is a great idea. Personally I have had memes downvoted to submitted status. I wouldn't care if those memes ever got upvotes, I would rather have a million views on those memes without a single upvote than a meme that users can't see.
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13 ups, 2 replies
I wouldn’t mind going back to the bar that showed the percentage of upvotes vs downvoted. And maybe showing downvoted memes like NSFW memes, temporarily making them one step further to see. Maybe have to open it to see it. So memes won’t go back to submitted, you would have to click through to see it.
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12 ups, 2 replies
I did not join imgflip until this year, so I don't know what it's like, but I would like to percentage bar of upvotes as well. I like statistics.
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13 ups, 1 reply
It’s like this:
i.imgflip.com/y26in.jpg (click to show)
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8 ups, 1 reply
You were around before I joined the first time. Didn't imgflip go for a while without having the downvote button work? I know when I mentioned using it on a troll that was harrassing CoolerMommy, everyone said that it did work. They tried and the troll was had the timer increased and was unable to meme comment. later, when the trolls tried to use it against me, I just sent a feedback form, and was back in business shortly afterwards.This from being downvoted to commenting once every two hours and no meme commenting.
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6 ups, 1 reply
I’m not sure the downvote ever didn’t work. People thought it didn’t work after the bar disappeared but I think it did.
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3 ups
It certainly works. Newly featured memes can be knocked back to submission by downvotes.
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10 ups
If they can take the downvote counter out it is time for the downvote button to go as well
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14 ups, 2 replies
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9 ups
There is enough material for a couple of memes there. :)
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17 ups, 1 reply
:)
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18 ups, 1 reply
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8 ups, 1 reply
:)
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17 ups, 2 replies
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14 ups, 1 reply
:)
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11 ups, 1 reply
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11 ups, 2 replies
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13 ups, 1 reply
Let's give a trophy for participating! That's been working out well... Oh wait.

Seriously tho. I've maybe downvoted three times ever, once on a terrible meme, twice on terrible comments. And while I (mentally) downvote this terrible idea, I didn't downvote this meme. (Or any from isayisay). But removal of disapproval is not acceptable.
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12 ups, 1 reply
People could still disapprove by simply not upvoting and or flagging something inappropriate. It's not fair that so many of us are having our comments hidden and our perfectly good memes systematically downvoted back into submission by trolls using numerous alt accounts.
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10 ups, 2 replies
While I agree with your premise, people could simply not agree with a presidential candidate and just scroll past instead of vote... Doesn't mean they won't be elected. Be better than the trolls. If you post something worthy, trolls will be outnumbered by far
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8 ups
It is not possible to outnumber the trolls if they downvote your memes back to submission as soon as they're featured. That is the downvote abuse we're talking about.
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8 ups, 3 replies
That's just not how it is on here...numerous of us on here, many of us well established on the leaderboard are being systematically targeted by trolls with numerous alt accounts. They hit our memes as soon as they feature with a barrage of downvotes, often causing the meme to go back into submission, or to get zero traction and be seen by almost no one. Just a handful of early downvotes by alt users will kill a meme before many legit users get a chance to even see it. You can't get upvotes if the legit users never seen your memes. And they even downvote our comments on our own memes down to low rated so they no longer even show. That's simply not fair for alt using trolls to be able to do that.
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11 ups
"of us well established on the leaderboard"!? Boo f**king hoo. You're still on the leaderboard. Are you cashing in your points for money?
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8 ups
True! Been there!
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10 ups, 1 reply
This is the kind of shit that keeps swamp monsters like you flourishing, and keeps people like me (who are trying to just be on here for fun) from saying "f**k it, there's an establishment hierarchy, I'm leaving". That's horseshit
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11 ups, 1 reply
Swamp monsters like me? lmao... I've worked my ass off for a year to get to the leaderboard. I'm here to have fun, to laugh and make others laugh. But I can't do that nor can others when our memes and comments get systematically downvoted to the point of being hidden. My point is that even well established memers, ones way more popular than me are having the same problems. But many of my friends who are not on the leaderboard are having the same problems. All I want is for there to be a fair playing field for everyone regardless of whether they are well known and have lots of points or not. It's not fair that anyone should get targeted by users with numerous alt accounts for downvoting.
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8 ups, 1 reply
Now see, this makes sense. I didn't realize it was happening to other users as well. I thought it was only happening to top users.
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8 ups, 1 reply
If it could happen to top users it could happen to anyone. lol
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5 ups
I have a hard time understanding certain things sometimes. I get confused. I thought you and other top users were having a b*tchfest about trolls. I wasn't making the connection.
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16 ups, 1 reply
isayisay did not give me any mind altering substances or promise any monetary gains for agreeing with him.
Thank you,
forceful
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8 ups, 1 reply
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2 ups
No problem. Thanks for the direct deposit and the magic mushrooms.
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13 ups, 2 replies
typical millenial. can't handle hearing your not the best one in the room huh?? awwww shuucks. poor baby can't handle rejection, and demands to change the world around you?? here is a crazy idea. MAKE FUNNY MEMES FOR UPVOTES!!!!! rather than throwing a fit for being unfunny and having your unfunny ideas downvoted.
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7 ups, 1 reply
Hi, I referenced your name in a comment on this thread. To clarify, I was not having a shot at your memes for not being funny, I've just had the pleasure of scrolling through your collection, I've only been on here for a while, so had missed a lot of these - great stuff!
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9 ups
Even without downvotes you're not going to get any upvotes if your memes are not good enough. So it doesn't change the upvotes you get. What it does change is prevent memes from being knocked back to submission where no one gets to see them let alone vote on them.
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13 ups, 1 reply
In Montréal so this is it till tomorrow :)
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8 ups
Hope you're having a good trip. :)
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14 ups, 1 reply
Done and signed for
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9 ups, 1 reply
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5 ups
No problem!
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12 ups, 2 replies
I wish we knew how many downvotes we have
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7 ups, 1 reply
Years ago they had gauges on comments and memes that showed up and downvote numbers.
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6 ups, 1 reply
Why did they remove it?
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7 ups, 1 reply
I guess SEEING the downvotes (actually I think they were called likes/dislikes then) would encourage others to do so? Not really sure.
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6 ups
Oh ............
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3 ups, 1 reply
They removed the upvote/downvote bar sometime in November of 2015.
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4 ups
Oh ..................
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12 ups, 1 reply
The only time I'll censor myself is when a mod might get offended and scuttle a good cause. ;)
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10 ups, 1 reply
maybe a system like submissions would be better, you only get a certain number of downvotes every day.
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7 ups
Yes others have raised the point too. You should contact the mods about that. :)
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14 ups, 2 replies
I gladly sign this petition! Enough is enough. End the downvoting!
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9 ups, 1 reply
i.imgflip.com/20r68w.gif (click to show)
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i.imgflip.com/1pj6qq.gif (click to show)
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12 ups, 1 reply
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9 ups, 1 reply
Down with downvotes!
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10 ups, 2 replies
Add my vote - anotherway might be to require a mods approval for a featured meme to be laid down. If bandwidth and quality are the issue behind the function - let someone (who can set aside politics and personal opinions simply review such items on their artist and communicative merits.

That way the downvote button cannot be used for censorship. If it featured once...why remove it (unless derivative and overdone, "stolen", low quality etc..).

Some of my better viewed and more popular (but political) memes have been "disappeared" this way... If the ideas or truthez being spoken were so WRONG - savage them with your witz - PLEASE. But to remove unpopular truthez because of their lack of popularity...well that poses a clear and present danger to collective consciousness and the qulity of the discussion. MHO - FWIW.
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10 ups
Nice
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7 ups
You got enough points for a couple of memes there.
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*sweet lol
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6 ups
Thanks! :)
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Downvoted. Your memes suck.
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8 ups, 1 reply
what happens if the mods have a downvoting fetish?
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9 ups
Then it is time to move on. lol
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9 ups, 1 reply
I agree. Or at least monitor members that overuse the downvote button and recognize trolling behaviours.
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3 ups
Doubt the mods want to do any kind of monitoring. They wouldn't want the extra work. LOL
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10 ups, 1 reply
It's time this stopped. You have my signature!
Sincerely,
miguelsilva1
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3 ups, 1 reply
I started noticing great memes with 50+ upvotes down at page 9...
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1 up, 1 reply
Maybe because they've been featured for a few days?
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0 ups
No idea, but it was very rare to see those memes back there a few months ago...
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7 ups, 1 reply
Only on comments, thanks!
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8 ups, 2 replies
Totally agree with "felter" about making funny memes, not everyone will like what you post every time. But you're not dealing with rational people who alt vote memes in a targeted fashion, just because they get a stink on against a user for some reason!
Go check out some of the trolls' memes and have a look at the "quality" of what these peanuts churn out and you'll see what people are talking about!
Any trolls reading this - bring it, I'll just quit and come back again, you can't downvote every new user, no matter how many alt accounts you have.
FYI, I managed to earn more points in the last two months than some of you a*holes have earned in the TWO YEARS you've been on this site! So unless you connect to people via comments, you better be creating some pretty shit hot memes to get anywhere!
Anyway far as I'm concerned, it's all about the user community, not the points, leaderboard etc... You guys rock (you know who you are!)
BTW, sooo not a millenial, way past that!
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8 ups, 1 reply
Nailed it.
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7 ups
Shit I just accidentally downvoted your comment - classic!
Thanks BTW.
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I've been here a few years, earned a few worthless points. had a few laughs. made some imaginary friends. lol at the end of the day, its just a meme site. its essentially a complete waste of time, but its entertainment. I usually try to avoid arguments online, because they are so important (sarcasm) anyone can walk away from this site at anytime. this isn't the first site I've walked away from, won't be the last, why fight to change it? why give up freedom?? to try to stop some trolls?? you can't stop them all, in my experience, you can't stop any of em. whatev, I'm done. I've reached my limit of arguing with complete strangers

BTW, urban dictionary "the most accurate of dictionaries" (sarcasm) defines a millenial as someone being born between 1980-1995 and here I thought we were called generation x? I just learned that myself. guess i gotta stop bashing millenials. umm. . . NAHH!!! lol Have a nice day
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I was told in high school that Generation X began in 1964 after the Baby Boomers...I was born mid 1965, so I was in high school from '79 to '83...I've noticed over the last 20 years that the media kept pushing back the date that Gen X started, until they recently came up with the label "Millenial" to differentiate between them and their parents.
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Imgflip is a business, and uses the users feedback to determine what makes it to page one and what doesn't. This is known as using metrics.
Comments help a lot, but sometimes, if a meme is really good, people become afraid to comment because it IS so good.

The downvote button has been abused by trolls, but also by those being trolled. While there IS a way around this by using the feedback form, it would be better for imgflip to take a closer look. Imgflip, unfortunately, seldom takes action against trolls, unless the members downvote them into oblivion. take 123guy for example. While he did post good memes, his mental instability caused him to troll everyone. His original account was removed by Imgflip.

Or take Jeffery, the guy that posted selfies of him wearing women's panties. He may have been before your time. Reporting his posts only got them an NSFW tag because, as inappropriate as they were, they were within the Imgflip TOS. They may have been good pics for his Facebook page, where he could friend folks with similar preferences, but it was not welcome here. The best you could do is downvote it if it already had an NSFW tag.
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Use your wordz and ideaz... Not the downvote button.
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Repost .. still funny :)
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8 ups
Funny...I printed out a copyof that one several months back...it's been posted on the dashboard ever since. Facing out.

Good show.
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6 ups
How many errors can a meme have?
All deliberate I know, bloody hilarious!
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6 ups, 1 reply
No, stop asking.
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straight to the point!!! I like it!!!
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6 ups
Down with downvotes!
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Down with downvotes!
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6 ups, 1 reply
Yes
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4 ups
No problem :D
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6 ups, 1 reply
:D
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5 ups, 1 reply
Thank you for that. :)
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4 ups
:D
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5 ups, 1 reply
if you want to look for memes that aren't stolen, check the "latest" page. it exists.
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3 ups, 1 reply
All newly featured memes appear in the latest, regardless :)
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5 ups, 1 reply
At least I can say I don't troll the more popular websites for memes to steal (not saying you do either). It seems that a joke that isn't used or stolen is rare these days...
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Jokes get repeated because they're good and good jokes should be repeated. The fact that reposts makes it to the front page even when posted by unknown users shows that people on here don't really care. Memes are not just pictures with words, they are actually meant to be copied and shared.
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I can definitely understand that. Better to have good jokes on the front page than not-even-jokes. Because there are quite a few of those on the "Latest" page, too.
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If your memes get downvoted heavy enough they would be send back to submission and won't appear in your profile or anywhere else for others to see. Which can be really discouraging particularly to young memers, and there are lots of young memers here.
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They took away the downvote bar, but the downvote system still works.
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so, how do you decide who is an alt account user and who isn't. This starts more problems then we have already.
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Yes. You should write to the mods about that. :)
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You might be on to something...
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I understand the issue with downvoting as I've been a victim of it as well. I do, however, believe there is some value to the downvote button, except I'd like to see the stats of upvote vs downvote on each meme, and perhaps restrict accounts to one, maybe two, per ip address. Also allow flagging for suspected downvote trolls. This might help mitigate the downvote troll abuse we've been suffering.
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2 ups, 1 reply
Trolls are never interested in anything constructive. LOL

I've done many constructive criticisms but only after I had upvoted it. If it is worth any kind of constructive comment it certainly deserves an upvote.
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2 ups, 1 reply
I agree. However, trolls always show their true nature in their comments, so they're easy to spot. The report abuse flag is useful against that! LOL
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2 ups
Some are nasty and calculating enough to just snipe from the shadows over long periods of time.
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5 ups, 1 reply
:)
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2 ups
Thanks!
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4 ups
I still see the downvote button.
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Down with downvotes!
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I made an event here it is https://imgflip.com/i/20s4kp
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6 ups, 1 reply
Now normally, I wouldn't be fully in agreement of removing the downvote button, and I could quite happily give my reasons, but I honestly can't be bothered, because I have something better to say (if you do want to see my reasons, check out my comments on Raydog's meme: imgflip.com/i/20njm2 ).

However, I think as isayisay has - rather brilliantly, if I do say so - put it, a month's trial is an absolutely great idea - it's not permanent, but it's long enough to get used to it, and it would be interesting to see what would come of it.

Basically, what it boils down to is this: I think it's a good idea, even though I don't totally agree with it in the long term. You have my vote.

Mods, the tiger has spoken.

-TL1046
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my meme on down/downvotes hasn't even been featured yet... and that's never happened to me before.
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i've said it once and i'll say it again, charge points to DV.....
Its simple, if you make it a stupid amount of points to DV no one will DV unless they really feel something strong about what ever has triggered them.

You could make it 100 points, but that will not really stop the alt. account trolls, but at 1000 they would have to basically "work" to get points and we all know how much trolls love having to work.

i have pitched it to the mods, if anyone at all agrees... please please also msg the mods, if we all actually work together they will have no other option then to at least try this points cost system.
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I agree. I just sent my feedback and included the point cost suggestion.
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Great, thanks for the support. hopefully we can get some more people to join the cause and get some results.
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hey check out this awesome meme imgflip.com/i/20t25q?lerp=1512874075685
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4 ups, 1 reply
*passes out from cuteness overload*
One minute later…
*wakes up and upvotes*
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I'm sure the Mods love this idea..since many of the Mods are disguised as top users and the only way we have to combat them is to acknowledge that they are pretending to be normal users. Those of us that have figured out who those Mod pretenders are downvote every meme they post. I sure do. Doesn't matter much though because the sheep still upvote.
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DEAR MODS; CAN WE PLEASE HAVE A MONTH'S TRIAL ON SUSPENDING THE DOWNVOTE BUTTON ON MEMES, BUT LEAVE THE COMMENT SECTION AS IS.
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