What's all this talk about talented memers jumping the shark? nottabot is NOT buying it.
Need ideas? Here is nottabot's not-so-secret meme formula:
Anything funny or irritating makes good material. Just put it on a complimentary template.
When people stop doing dopey things... maybe then the well will run dry.
Fortunately, that's not about to happen. Keep your eyes open for new material and make notes, 24 hours a day. That way there's always a few ideas to choose from when it comes time to deliver. This eliminates last-minute pressure to release sub-standard memes (sub-standard by your OWN definition).
BONUS PRO TIP
If you're going to make a great meme as a comment response, first ask yourself, "Can I submit this to feature ALSO, or should I save it for a stand-alone meme instead?"
When you're down in the comment section, you're already in Creative Mode. Save your best ideas for future memes - make notes.
I hope someone will find this helpful. Especially YOU. Now get out there and mix it up.
If there is a request (determined by UV's) I'll make a detailed list of what I do and don't do when creating memes. And if you get a single idea out of it... then everyone wins. :-)
MY humble thoughts are that if it is no longer fun then WHY keep at it? There is too much of people trying to suck the fun out of the site to be honest. I think if someone is enjoying themselves, and some amount of preservation of ones sanity then let people do what they do. I bypass that which I do not like, and visit that which I do like! Therefore it is always fun for me. I do not worry if my memes get a ton of views and up votes. My fun friends stop by to join me in my comments as much as I do them and that is what makes it great in here!
Can't say I have ever once had the problem with a lot of notifications. I believe the most I have ever had were maybe 24. I also have no problem with allowing my response to be a simple up vote. Something tells me though, that I won't have to worry about that at anytime.