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5,433 views 79 upvotes Made by Jying 3 years ago
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13 ups, 3y,
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ORIGINAL CONTENT SO HOT RIGHT NOW | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Awesome concept :)
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yoda shrug | DANK OR REPOST IS NO TRY DANK NOT | image tagged in yoda shrug | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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10 ups, 3y
MEMES | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Lol
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13 ups, 3y,
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11 ups, 3y,
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:)
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11 ups, 3y,
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:P
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9 ups, 3y,
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8 ups, 3y,
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lol
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6 ups, 3y,
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8 ups, 3y
Smoke em if ya got em :)
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11 ups, 3y,
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Upvoted :)
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7 ups, 3y
Philosorappa broke that shizzy down!
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9 ups, 3y,
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6 ups, 3y,
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So many people have left and there are a lot of new users. I don't think anybody knows unless they get pointed out. I search a lot of stuff to photoshop and have been at this a while now so I've seen just about everything. Eventually anybody who does this for an extended period of time will notice them more and more.
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6 ups, 3y,
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Is that Black Star Alliance something to do with this OC stuff?
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5 ups, 3y
Well I have a black star and a couple others switched theirs so I made that for them. I don't plan on doing anything but pointing out the reposts I see. At least then people can decide what they think with all the information.
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5 ups, 3y,
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Very true. On the other hand a repost to one person might be the first time seen for another. And some are just classic :)
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4 ups, 3y,
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The simple solution is to just mention it's a repost in the title and the source if they know it. The only reason not to do so is to try and take credit for another persons work.
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7 ups, 3y
Inspiration from others work sometimes creates an new aspect but blatant reproduction is just plageristic :)
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6 ups, 3y,
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well then im just a little confused! i guess spudly junk picks and chooses who he pounces on.
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5 ups, 3y,
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Do you mean how I used that logo as part of the picture? I also put meme character heads on the reservoir dogs. Then I connected both pics together and tweaked their color to make them match perfectly. The matched each individual meme head to the same color. After that I put it on a background and adjusted it's color as well. I then decided to mess with some of the layering options. I beveled the edges while giving some back shadowing to make it pop off the page. After that I brought it here and thought up a caption. Made the coloring of the words match and submitted it. But yeah I can see how it looks exactly like a repost...........
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4 ups, 3y,
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Maybe a slight tweak: Black Star Alliance?
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5 ups, 3y,
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Well when I apply for the licensing and trademark rights I fully intended to list it as "The BS Project " I changed the logo enough with the outer layer of the star for it to be legal. I don't think I could get the naming rights away from them cheaply though. So yeah I might have to change it before this project starts receiving donations for tax purposes.

Seriously though all smartassness aside it does raise an interesting question. If you were to chop up then photoshop 8 reposts into something new and caption it yourself would it still as a sum of it's parts be a repost. I haven't seen the real black star project meme anything with that logo but maybe they have. I suppose I should cower in shame at the possibility that one of the 8 pics I used to make that could be a repost. Making my meme in turn 1/8th repost and me a complete charliten.... as well as an incorrigible smartass leaning heavily on the ass end....
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6 ups, 3y,
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LOL< well to be honest when you 1st messaged me about it, I didn't fully understand, so I googled it. Which really confused me :) I'm old.
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7 ups, 3y,
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Nothing a little photoshop can't fix ;)
5 ups, 3y
LOL!!!
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5 ups, 3y,
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If jying would have posted this exact picture and then took credit for it, then it would be on par with those that I "picked and chose" cause that's precisely what they did...Copied and pasted. Instead he took something and added other elements to make it completely his own image. Nowhere else, not any other social media or meme site, will you find his image, but here. THAT is the big difference.
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3 ups, 3y
thank you it's a lot more clear to me now i think what's been happening is so many people were doing it that they thought it was ok.
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3 ups, 3y
Even if I used the picture but captioned it myself that would make it a template not a repost. I've noticed that people who repost love to pick over little things like this. They know they are stealing from somebody or they would tell everybody it's a repost in the title.
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4 ups, 3y,
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Ha, this is funny. I commented on A FEW memes that were copy and paste duplicates. Literally the same exact picture, caption, font, font placement, etc... Then on those same memes, in the comments, people were congratulating the person and saying how they did an amazing job....to which the person said, " Thank you!!". therefore accepting credit for something they did not create, tweak, manipulate or TRY to make it their own! And you have a problem with me for thinking that's a shitty move? Clearly you can see there is more than just little ol me that would love for people to attempt to be creative and stop stealing. It's really not a bad thing to just NOT submit anything if you run out of ideas, ya know? I understand people want to socialize, that's why I wish they would open up other options to do so without having to be pressured to post something in order to feel you're still relevant around here. Notifications here are even hit and miss.
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3 ups, 3y
thank you :-)
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7 ups, 3y,
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9 ups, 3y,
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trademark...
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6 ups, 3y,
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Convert to a Black Star . . black hood and cape? :)
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4 ups, 3y,
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Support not convert lol. While I would appreciate the irony of a situation where I asked people to support originality by all choosing something I did. Even if seeing all black stars on the leaderboard and no reposts would be a pleasant change of scenery. I am so far away from being that guy lmao!
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4 ups, 3y,
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I support originality on the flip, but I'll still give young newcomers some space and credit for trying, even if it's not perfectly original. I try to encourage them to put more effort into originality. But older dudes like us have no excuse. XD
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4 ups, 3y,
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The only new users I've noticed have an account for a couple weeks then run the leaderboard and everything they make is suddenly amazing at getting upvotes. Maybe the problem is me... I have this need to find challenges and test myself so it bothers me to see people faking it. I shouldn't judge them for not thinking like I do, I simply don't see the point of fake succeeding when they know in reality they have accomplished nothing.

I'm not going to raise every spoiled brat on the internet into an intellectual creative thinking individual. As much as I like a challenge that one is impossible. I hate to say it but this site is basically meme making on training wheels. Everything I've mentioned here is required on sites that can give you 40,000 upvotes or more. They don't let reposts through the gate at all and enforce the rules they make.
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3 ups, 3y,
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I'm like you, I want to challenge myself and make good memes, or at least original ones. It's why a couple weeks ago I didn't have a submission for a whole week because I couldn't think of something original. I don't babysit every newcomer but I have found a couple lately that I like to nudge because they aren't necessarily doing the same gig over and over. They may not be perfect but they're trying, and I'm seeing improvement, so I think a few upvotes applied is a good thing, at least for me. I like imgflip for its casualness. I go to places like reddit - and yes, I know it's not memes but it's social media - and find a situation so uptight that I'd be surprised if you could get a needle up their rectums. I'm anti-authoritarian at heart and don't like being told what to do (unless you're paying me for it). I've come to respect the moderator style on here for being more hands-off. If it means some people popping on and redoing old memes - after probably not experiencing the memeing world before - I'm okay with that. If I don't think a meme is good enough then I don't upvote or comment on it. That said I'm with you on promoting originality. I do notice on the hot pages that memes using popular templates will be further up the pages than original content with more views and upvotes; I have to wonder if the mods use an algorithm that takes into account use of popular templates?
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2 ups, 3y,
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The thing about reddit is you have to figure out where to post stuff. Some subreddits are a lot harsher than others. Some won't let you post at all until you build karma so they know you are serious. I put a template on one last night and it's got 87 upvotes with only 385 views so far. Now I could put it on a different one and it might not get anything. I've always made a lot more stuff than I have on here, I gotta post it somewhere.

Ray leaving has been messing with me, there are very few left from back in the day on here. Hell most of the people I helped figure things out have left too. I put in work on my shit I just don't feel like playing the social game in order to have them do good on here.
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2 ups, 3y,
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Ray?
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dog lol
2 ups, 3y
? I had an interaction with him just the other day.
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9 ups, 3y,
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You miss douchey now don't ya!
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6 ups, 3y,
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1 up, 3y
idk
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6 ups, 3y
I try posting original content as much as possible, but it's a little more difficult for me since I'm not good with photoshop. I don't even know where to start on that.

There are a few good memers who post a lot of original content like yourself. I also like SpudlyJunk's stuff.
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7 ups, 3y,
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Lol. :)
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7 ups, 3y,
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6 ups, 3y,
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Lol
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6 ups, 3y,
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6 ups, 3y,
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Ha ha! :)
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6 ups, 3y,
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Sorry I had to make this template when I saw the second pic lol. How is this not the template we have!
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5 ups, 3y,
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IKR? Lol. :)
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5 ups, 3y,
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Lmao!
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