MIA: Dashopes, SOCRATES, Reallyitsjohn, R-dawg, and the rest

MIA: Dashopes, SOCRATES, Reallyitsjohn, R-dawg, and the rest | HEY, WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD MEMES GONE? | image tagged in memers | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
3,705 views, 75 upvotes, Made by Mr.Jingles 5 days ago memers
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7 ups, 2 replies
To be fair, every community changes over time. The the weekly leader board is definitely not always an indication of meme greatness but rather an indicator of high comment activity with a few exceptions. Anyone who comments enough can make it to the top. I think there are some good memers here. But also some who aren't that great. I may be the latter. Who knows. I do think some of the worst do occupy the front page at times, and some of the best never see the light of day. I book mark users who make memes that I like and visit those pages much more often than I do the actual pages. I am always the last to know if I make it to the front page for that reason.

Anyhoo, it changed into whatever this is now, and it will change again. I think we do get caught up in being comfortable with "this" and rejecting "that" when the change comes. Just my humble thoughts.
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6 ups, 3 replies
Definitely some good new memers. Giveyouahint, I think you started as I was leaving a bit ago..., and others have been good. It's just different I'm getting used to it.
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6 ups
I have been here since 2015. I was only making memes and sharing them elsewhere. Only the past year did I realize all this social business was going on. I never ventured past the generator.
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4 ups, 1 reply
So you miss this being hijacked by hostile political memes and top memers stealing theirs from Facebook?
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4 ups, 1 reply
I don't think that's necessarily true...there were some great political memes. Not all were from Facebook. What I won't miss are the ur gay, bust a nut, pubg/fortnight, middle school be like stupidity.
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1 up
People complained about the deluge of memes that were not only political, but hyper antagonistic. They're still around, and sadly as vitrolic.
The stealing I referred to were of non-political memes that some star players and their syncophants routinely wended their way to the top spot with.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Thanks. :-)
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6 ups, 1 reply
:)
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6 ups, 1 reply
He he :-)
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3 ups
Lol!
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6 ups, 2 replies
I stopped in and posted a few memes. Everyone is gone.
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7 ups, 3 replies
They were all eaten by the mods. XD
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3 ups, 1 reply
Or they're all the same person and he/she commit suicide over depression.
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3 ups
On here? Potentially...
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4 ups
Been two months since I've been here
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3 ups, 2 replies
Wait the Mods actually did something
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6 ups, 4 replies
I dunno. A lot of 'top users' have been complaining a lot about newbies lately, and saying the flip has gone to hell. But I'm thinking some of this is sour grapes, like old men shouting about the rotten kids nowadays taking their places. I haven't been visiting the front pages recently, but that's because I've found a few good memers to hang with. I actually think the quality of content has improved a little, but that the troll-ier types tend to get page boosts by hook or crook. There are several newish users who are heads and shoulders above the usual mean for the site over the 2-1/2 years I've been here.

Dash had a good meme and commentary section on similar issues: imgflip.com/i/29p23i Dash has a reason for less content nowadays due to his little kid. :)
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5 ups, 2 replies
I'm not sure I'm complaining about newbies...there are plenty of good ones....its the plethora of crap....yhats what I complain about
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3 ups, 2 replies
I find that there often is a plethora of crap coming from those who have been here a long time. A certain high-ranked user, name withheld, makes some of the most boring and rather pointless memes on this site, but is generally worshipped and seems to tend to hold himself in that regard. To this day I'm trying to figure out why the h3ll he has so many points, and the only thing I can figure is that he has been on here from almost the beginning. :P
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3 ups, 1 reply
Oh sure. I'll be first to tell I'm trapped in a slump. But I don't have to read my memes....er....
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2 ups
Not you. :D
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3 ups, 1 reply
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2 ups, 1 reply
No, it's not you... :)
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2 ups, 1 reply
It's been kind of hard to tell... "top users" I think top 10. I couldn't really think of a time I pissed anyone off but you never know. It seems today it's safer to carry a gun than an opinion :)
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2 ups, 1 reply
Currently being at #17 I consider myself a 'top user'. I'm thinking #30 on up, perhaps a few more. Anyway I've not noticed anything from you. Just two or three which have been doing a lot of complaining lately, and one I've never really cared for. All to remain secret. ;)
2 ups
I guess a little simple math and I can figure that one out.
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3 ups, 1 reply
LOL! You know you love this stuff.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Damn it! I still hate the memes!
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3 ups, 1 reply
I have never playes either game. I am hooked on Zelda though. But when I see, Pub G vs fortnight and ESPECIALLY when I see "Ur mum Gey" I want to smash the screen!
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3 ups, 2 replies
You just hate new guys! Lol.
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3 ups, 2 replies
Ran out of thread!

I know you weren't bagging on anyone. I just think it can't hurt to laugh at it a little. A little chuckle can make everything a little better! I think this whole comment section may be good for a lot of people who have felt a struggling sensation though. It may help everyone find perspective.

Sometimes new people don't realize that their presence may be viewed as "you are stepping on my territory!" And they may come waltzing in with out thinking about some of the things they do and say. The older users don't usually remember being that new guy once, and forget what it's like to come into a new place.
3 ups
Well said. CHEERS!
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Oh I remember, It was at least a month before I got my first comment and responded. I also remember being mortified when I first saw my name on the 7 day leaderboard, I didn't understand it and wanted it gone :) I will say overall I think the people are more outgoing now, its just that it seems to be a smaller active group.
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2 ups, 1 reply
LOL
2 ups
People have projected pretty hard on to this. I was just missing my buddies...not bagging on folks.
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3 ups, 1 reply
I've had a complaint but not about the users, or memes, or repost or the front page. Me it's just the lack of site/mod communication (Next to none)

If they could establish a system to let us know when they are doing site construction or modification that would be great, and replying to messages would go a hell of a long way lol.

I was on a paintball site for years before coming here and the mods and owner were always in communication with the users for everything, going to do a site modification, there was a post letting us know, send them a email, ding a reply and often within hours.

That's it, my moment of complaint is over :)
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1 up, 1 reply
Yeah, Dash, not to stroke your ego, but when I make comments about top users and sour grapes it's not about you - you're the f**king saint around here XD XD XD You're the positive example I use. :)

I've actually come to appreciate the quietude a little of the mods on site here. I've been trying to get a profile for a noise project of mine put up on Rate Your Music, which is a music site I used to write reviews for and comment in a long time ago. Well the moderator who was assigned to my page is a pointless pain in the ass, seemingly questioning everything I do for no reason I can see other than to stoke their ego. And they merely hint at solutions. I almost asked him if he trolled on imgflip. XD Anyway, I agree that we could be notified better about changes and receive replies, but sometimes NOT having someone watching over your every move is better than constant meddling. :)
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2 ups, 2 replies
I'm far from a saint but thank you :)

He or she sounds like a real pleasure to work with.... Not!

I'm not saying full blown mod interaction, just a banner or something with updates and better email replies is all :P

Have fun memeing and see you guys here and there :)
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2 ups, 1 reply
:-)
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1 up
You guys are too kind :)
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2 ups, 1 reply
XD

Don't leave us too adrift, oh sahib...
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1 up
LOL

Tu n'es pas mauvais pour un anglais :)
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3 ups, 1 reply
The only thing grapes are good for is wine. I really give a shit less about any newbies or anything else. I pretty much haven't been active since last Year. I see pretty much the same memes, Just like the one at the top of the front-page, I think Raydog made that a long time ago. But to each their own lmoao
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5 ups, 1 reply
I understand the arguments about the site turning over, but I like the fresh blood. And someone who comes on site probably hasn't been studying the last few years of posts to make sure they aren't reposting, to be upvoted by people who look at a meme they've never seen before, despite it being a fourth-generation or whatever. I keep from not giving a sh!t by trying to make acquaintance with new users; sometimes it doesn't work out, more often I find someone funnier or more unique than much of the old guard. I just got jaded to some 'elite' names when I caught a couple whining like privileged children whose exclusive playground was suddenly filled with strangers. I just don't have the time to be bitter when I'm trying to think of something original to submit. ;P
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6 ups, 2 replies
I had a nasty comment or two made to me from some of these self proclaimed elite when I first became active in comments. That seemed to be the attitude that was floating around.
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4 ups
Really? I like your stuff and comments!
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3 ups, 2 replies
Some feel they're guardians, or that it is 'their' site and that new users have too much influence. That's bullsh!t. I'm top-twenty, but I try and follow DashHopes' example and be helpful when I can. I got called out on a private message by a top user when I tried helping a young newbie get along on imgflip; they tried to make it sound like a trust or moral issue, but I got the feeling that they felt as if they felt privileged to have a say. Tried to come off as friendly but it quickly turned a bit miffed when I didn't feel the need to abide. And lately it just seems that several are throwing fits and ditching the site for 'vacations' when their submissions don't get front page (despite claiming not to care about points, etc.) or because some newer users become popular. Sometimes I feel as if I'm back in high school and I hated that time then, so I especially find it abhorrent now. :P
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4 ups, 2 replies
Good stuff here, man
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2 ups, 1 reply
Thanks. I've actually though about a meme complaining about the complainers the last couple weeks, but have been too busy to put the necessary effort into it. Maybe tomorrow?
3 ups
I'll be looking. If you don't, I'll meme about memers complaining about memers, but not memeing ...or sumpthin'.
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3 ups, 1 reply
You have a way with words KenJ. I guess when people feel threatened they act in childish and sometimes desperate ways..
I think the more the merrier around here. It's not as much fun when activity dwindles. Comments are the place to be if you're looking for a good time. I hope we'll see things calm down a bit. I have taken notice of several new accounts which seem very suspicious. Some of whom only seem to be commenting to irritate or embarrass. I am doing my best to side-step all that.
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2 ups, 1 reply
Those kinds of accounts have always existed, but their strength tends to come in waves dependent on what's going on in the culture at any given time. Yeah, just side-step.

I have more fun commenting than I do making original memes to submit. The most successful users usually come up that way too. :)
2 ups
Comments are exactly how I came by my points. Lately my ideas for any good meme are few. Memers block!
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2 ups, 1 reply
"some of this is sour grapes" Couldn't agree more! I've been away for almost a year, and that was exactly what i found when i came back
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2 ups
What strikes me is that you can detect that because you've been away, and I feel I can detect it because I've been on here near-constantly for two-and-a-half years (killing work boredom). It's far more prevalent the last couple months or so. And some of the people I've spent a lot of time trading barbs with here are beginning to get on my nerves. I mean, they don't like it here now? Fine. Go play on Reddit or one of those soul-sucking places that'll kiss your a$$ more thoroughly. Excuse me while I go wash the bile out of my mouth... XD
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6 ups, 1 reply
I just got back from a year hiatus. It's changed
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4 ups, 1 reply
Sure has. I'm just peeking in a minute
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5 ups, 2 replies
It's been hard. You have more crap to wade through and no real election cycle. Couple that with kids who meme the same video game memes daily...i think this site should card...lol
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4 ups, 1 reply
Could have sworn the main complaint last year was the neverending 2016 election flame wars and meme stupor stars taking credit for memes they stole elsewhere?
Grass/greener
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3 ups, 1 reply
Possibly, I tend to bed political in my memes. Some folks like it, some don't
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3 ups, 1 reply
Not that I'm against them. Just the flood plus sheer hatefulness expressed. Debate, humor, even negativy is fine. But such bitterly caustic ad hominems instead of real discussion isn't appetizing.
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4 ups, 1 reply
I hear that. Good points.
3 ups
Welcome back, I forgot to say earlier.
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4 ups, 1 reply
I looked through the latest a little bit and didn't see much worth a vote
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8 ups, 1 reply
Nice to see you stopping by to say hello :-)
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5 ups
Hello Beckett hope all is well with you :)
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4 ups, 1 reply
rpc1, Mr vacation :)
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4 ups, 1 reply
All my meme friends have settled down Lol. Yeah been doing since I been here. You know that John. Hope everything is good with you.
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6 ups
and cornbread and ice tea have taken the place
of pills and bad pun dog
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5 ups
There have been some good memes lately, It's good to see some new users!
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5 ups, 2 replies
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4 ups
Lol. She's a born template
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4 ups
I see what you did there!
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4 ups, 2 replies
I'm here, I'm just not going to feel like I have to submit every day much less submit 3 every day. Although sometimes I might. :)
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4 ups
not sure I belong in that company though
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4 ups
Oh, I was just missing your content.
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4 ups, 2 replies
Thanks for your input guys. I have stuff to mull over. It's interesting how this meme was received. Originally I intended to ask where my friends were...using Van Halen. Thus the river down and insight into my age group. I'm younger than Dashopes, though. Whew.
I started by making political memes. SOCRATES got me into puns, jying got me into template/ photoshopping. Dashopes...and Reallyitsjohn kept me going...till I stopped for a bit.
I appreciate the picket of thinkers that responded here, especially the ones who argue my memes, but maintain a good comradery filled with humor. Look forward to reading more of your stuff in the future.
Cheers to the new folks I met on this thread.
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2 ups
Nice :)
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2 ups, 1 reply
I miss you too :)
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1 up
Just kidding. That was witty
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1 up
I love it lol :)
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4 ups, 1 reply
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3 ups, 1 reply
And how. Good to see ya!
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3 ups
Best mental exercise yet. Thanks.
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3 ups
R.I.P. Coffeemaster
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4 ups, 1 reply
Sorry. It was too hard to resist! LOL
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4 ups, 2 replies
Yes, they are and no, I don't care, there's room for everyone here :)
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4 ups, 1 reply
You have some great stuff.
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4 ups, 2 replies
Thanks, I'm just a noob trying to have fun.
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4 ups, 1 reply
:-)
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2 ups
No your not!!!
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4 ups, 1 reply
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2 ups
There are so many good memes here but they go unnoticed and got buried in Latest :)
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3 ups
I mean, imgflip is just a hobby for me but y'all are pretty cool
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3 ups
I like Van Halen reference!!!
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3 ups, 2 replies
As a guy who's been wading into this whole end of it for all of about a week or so, i used to just hit and run the generator, I can't say a lot on the specific topic of how any of this was (or IS for the fact of the matter), but being old as hell (relatively speaking, I'm 34) this entire discussion is how everything becomes. You wander in somewhere, accidentally make some friends, laugh your face off, then you take a break, come back and everything is just....off. A few years from now the next community of folks you have around will make you feel this way too, and you haven't even met them yet (presumably), life: sometimes it's awesome and sometimes it's just crap, but it's a fun ass ride nonetheless.
Andy Bernard said it best:
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4 ups
Good points
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2 ups, 1 reply
The big thing is not to sweat it. I've been on this site over 3 years, and about a year of that was time away for this and that personal reasons. It changes all the time, a lot of people come and go. I for one am glad you're here and having fun :)
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2 ups, 1 reply
See, it's stuff like that that reminds me that there aren't more assholes in the world, they're just louder. Meaningful discourse can be had between two individuals in this world still, as long as we have that it's not entirely broken.
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2 ups
Thanks, this site and people like Octavia_Melody have taught me a lot about meaningful discourse. By the way, today is tomorrows "good old day" .
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2 ups, 1 reply
Bringing you an answer from the past. He was a funny memer.
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2 ups
He certainly was!
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2 ups, 1 reply
Sorry to jump in here.
I noticed his comments said deleted where his name was.
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2 ups
Not sure
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3 ups, 1 reply
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3 ups, 1 reply
Not at all.
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2 ups, 1 reply
It says there's no good memes. Make some then.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Ok. Is there another way to interpret that without putting a predisposed boss on it?
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2 ups, 1 reply
I don't follow. Take it however you want.
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4 ups, 1 reply
Originally my intent was to just ask the whereabouts of friends I hadn't seen in awhile. I used an old Van Halen song. Peole ran with it and basically projected the he'll out of it.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Yeah I like that song too.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Damon, meet Jingles, Jingles meet Damon. Both of you do great stuff. Damon, I would vouch that Jingles was not taking a shot at the users who joined in his absence.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Fair enough.
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