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They're definitely smoking something if they think people are going to obey that one! (͡• ͜ʖ ͡•) | THIS JUST IN NEW SUBMISSION GUIDELINES HAVE CAUSED THE LAUNCH OF AN INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE MODS ARE SMOKING CRACK | image tagged in memes,imgflip,mods,politics,lol so funny,thank you mods | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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gandalf obey cap | IF YOU COULD JUST CHILL LIKE ME | image tagged in gandalf obey cap | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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IF SMOKE TOO MUCH WEED YOU DO END UP LOOKING LIKE ME YOU WILL | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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I LIKE IT. | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
MODS know what's up.
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Modern Problems! Man I loved that movie when I was a kid! I had no idea what he did to his girlfriend at the time, but I still wanted telekinesis as a power so badly. Even moreso when I became old enough to understand what he did ;)
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LMAOCraziness | . | image tagged in lmaocraziness | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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i.imgflip.com/2f3zs4.gif (click to show) :-)
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Futurama Fry Meme | NOT SURE HOW YOU'D EVEN DO 2 SIDED POLITICS | image tagged in memes,futurama fry | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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@mods:
overregulation does nothing but to wind up with more work for the regulators, i.e. you.
why not imply gagging or blocking function?
every social media does that.
imgflip users would come to grips with themselves.
and you would have it pretty cushy.
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1 up, 6 replies
We've definitely thought about blocking ability and a more personalized experience. The difference between your standard social media personalization (e.g. facebook/twitter) and streams is that you can only personalize globally and you only get one stream. But what if sometimes you enjoy browsing politics and sometimes not? Or maybe you enjoy someone's fun memes but not their politics?

It's not an easy problem to solve perfectly and we'll continue working on it.
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2 ups, 2 replies
Kinda seems like the easiest solution then is to add a "Political" filter, like the "NSFW" filter.

But a distinction should be made between sociopolitical memes and /actual/ political memes.

IE, making fun of feminists vs making fun of Hillary.
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2 ups, 1 reply
like this.
i.imgflip.com/2jurxw.jpg (click to show)
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Yup, exactly like that.
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Filter would have been my solution as well. Distinction...not so much. We should be able to make fun of anything... let ostracization decide be the judge of value.
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2 ups, 1 reply
This would have been my suggestion. Perhaps I will adapt. It's definitely a step backward to deny a third submission on the "fun" stream where there were three before. You would do well to remember that if this site keeps getting all complicated and frustrating to use, people will leave. Imgflip is on probation for me. Also: gaming? That really just eliminates all those memes cause almost none are funny and worth looking for on yet another separate stream. Just my input for today. Thanks for reading.
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2 ups, 5 replies
Thanks for the suggestion, it's good fuel for thought. Definitely need to figure out how the flip settings will evolve now.

We're trying out the stream approach because it can scale to so many different categories. Gaming is great as a separate stream if you don't like gaming, because then you never have to look at it, but if others like gaming they can enjoy a full dose!
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this
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I don't see gaming memes make the front page that often, much less page 3. True, there are people just as passionate about their games as people as there are people that are passionate about politics Heck, I usually avoid politics, but I have put a few out there, like this one when I first started posting. i.imgflip.com/17f7rx.jpg (click to show) I made it for posting elsewhere, but when I decided to become active I posted it. Or this one: i.imgflip.com/144zgo.jpg (click to show), my first featured meme (I just hadn't been sharing them here) when I posted this, about a year after I made it, it went to page one.

I just did my first submission in a while. I was surprised to see how different it is.
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0 ups, 1 reply
Then honestly you should just add a checkbox for every category, like the pic ArcMis created to reply to me a few posts above this (or actually, the same thing he posted in reply to you right here). As it is right now, you've got two features essentially doing the same thing.
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There will be hundreds of thousands of categories. There are already over one thousand, we're just not listing user-created streams yet, but that will come soon.
And perhaps ability to subscribe to streams so you see the ones you care about at the top or as your homepage.
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Sorry to post this here, didn't know anywhere to send it, but there's another problem with the new stream system. It seems that memes that get put in any stream besides "fun" don't appear anywhere in the users "recent submissions/see all" on their profile page. Only memes marked "fun" are shown there, meaning people can't get or give upvotes via profile links on memes from any other stream.
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Well I didn't mean literally every possible category, I should have clarified that I was referring to the reasonable umbrella categories; Fun, Political, and NSFW
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The problem as I see it is that political memes are now penalized (some may say censored). It doesn't matter how well a political meme is received by the imgflip community if it is a political meme, because it will never be seen in the 'Hot' stream as far as I can tell. Kindly filter like NSFW, instead of banishing.
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There should be an edit captions setting for memes you already posted, so that you don't have to delete and repost it every time you want to make an edit. Should allow for under 8 views or so, then editing disables for that meme after that.
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i.imgflip.com/2g8su7.jpg (click to show)

I see, thx.
no global blocking needed. everybody who scrolls on imgflip does so on his own risk. just allow some blocking tool on one's own meme's comment section and maybe vote section.
this would help a lot against toll stalking and downvote bombing.
(contacted You about that later issue on another comment section).
That linked meme above pretty much get's it: entering someone's meme is like entering his house.
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Bring back the downvote button with visible stats and downvotes = point loss. It'll sort itself out real quick.
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If you are poking fun at a political figure, which category does it go in? Thanks.
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Totally agree with your decision. Politics is destroying the fun of this site.
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That pretty much sums up the Libs vs Conservative debate
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7 ups
I don't think it's even possible to imagine how the guideline could be followed (the way it's phrased now).
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lol
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:-)
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lol- that figures.
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6 ups, 3 replies
From now on, I say they should only be able to change the guidelines every 180 seconds, max! Lol i.imgflip.com/2em6cl.gif (click to show) :-)
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hey now, I waited my 180 seconds!
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i.imgflip.com/1hnsu1.gif (click to show)
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Yeah now I only get 2 submissions of 'fun' memes.
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In general, I will answer what I can as a mod. I'm not sure. That paragraph in the Submission Guidelines is new, I saw it for the first time this past weekend.

I've never been much of a political memer, so it's easy for me to steer clear of political memes. I remember a few that were so good I had to comment, I think they were neutral, bipartisan, non-partisan. I guess the only way to find out what meets this new guideline is to see what sticks and have fun in the process.
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You probably know this already. But here's what the submission rules/guidelines look like now (at least last time I checked):
i.imgflip.com/2jsykb.jpg (click to show)

:-)
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3 ups, 1 reply
So, basically, what you're saying is... i.imgflip.com/2jrpkw.jpg (click to show) ? :-)
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For me, a great improvement would be MORE submissions. In addition, the ability to manage my content more precisely would be awesome. I might even consider becoming a paid subscriber for that service. My PC presents pictures as thumbnails. Easier to manage. Here, one has to endlessly scroll to make decisions about deletion or locating old memes for re-use. I want to use the same memes as over again when they work well. That's not so easy when I can't find them in a reasonably timely manner by scrolling through pages at a snails pace. I wish I had backed up all my creations, but alas...I was not wise enough to consider it in the beginning. I would also love to go back and delete memes that I once thought were good but subsequently realized were trash. Anyway, thanks for reading.
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I've brought up the idea of 3 submissions for fun and better way to get your submitted and unsubmitted creations backed up to your device. A button for users to download their own creations in bulk is a possible site upgrade. It's on the table.
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Thank you. Very Much Appreciated.
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2 ups, 1 reply
When did you become a mod?
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Less than a week ago. Today every new featured stream like imgflip.com/m/gaming has a notice at the top with more info :)
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LOL not sure how that's gonna go working :D
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0 ups, 1 reply
So please explain why this meme has spent days basking in submitted imgflip.com/i/2jfahe whilst you can produce a foreign language meme expecting everyone is Canadian and can read French, which is forbidden by your rules?
As For 1. neutral....not supporting or helping either side in a conflict
2. Bipartisan...... involving the agreement or cooperation of two political parties that usually oppose each other's policies.
3. Partisan......prejudiced in favour of a particular cause.
Only goes to prove you have got a clue what you're rambling on about.
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1 up, 2 replies
Thanks for asking. I don't have all the answers about your submission, but I'm not submitting my comment image to the community for featuring. If I did, I would not expect it to be approved for featuring. I said non-partisan, not partisan.
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You, maybe not, but I've seen many, many memes made in other languages that have been featured, while browsing Latest.
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That's a bit Irish, your comment is posted on one of imgflips master meme makers pages with nearly 5000 views and is likely to exceed that by a further multitude of views so submitted or not it is will to be viewed by more users than most memers ever get to view their submitted memes.
As for non-partisan, that is worse than being partisan, the non partisan gun runner selling his wares to both sides, in the same ware a non-partisan memer can just play off one against the other with impunity and is a liecense/licence to troll.
I know it's not easy driving a bus but half the battle is being on the right route, and at present imgflip isn't.
The Circus is the people and the people are the Circus, so don't take the bread away.
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:)
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I still haven't figured out how to get one into "repost" (not sure if that's a glitch, or if we're not even meant to post in that stream, but it's just there to make a point).

Also be careful, because it seems like they divide up your submissions (I posted 1 in "fun," and after that, it said I had only 1 submission left in "fun" for that day).

We'll see what happens! :-)
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4 ups, 1 reply
I guess it isn't set up. And yes, it only gave me 2 funs, and maybe 2 political. I only did one political today. Question is, how are they going to keep one out of the other. At least the political whiners will shut up. The only thing I mostly don't like on here is racist memes. I always flag them.
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Lol
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"i.imgflip.com/2jwfj9.jpg (click to show)" Here is one that I would have submitted today if only I had a THIRD submission. Guess I will wait till tomorrow. For me, a great improvement would be MORE submissions.
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5 ups, 3 replies
The new section for politics is not going to be very beneficial and will only lower the viewing count on a lot of user's memes. I think they're doing this intentionally and it's not a something I support.
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6 ups, 2 replies
I guess we'll see what happens.

What do you think would have been a better option for them to have done (if anything)?

Here's my take on it (in case anyone cares): i.imgflip.com/2jt1j7.jpg (click to show) (I think imgflip could save a lot of fights just by allowing meme-makers the ability to delete/hide comments on their own memes.)

But I'm willing to wait and see what happens, to some degree. If it improves some things on the site, great, but I am a bit skeptical.
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6 ups, 2 replies
Yeah, I don't think it's a good idea. I think it'll squash creativity to some degree if everyone is worried about where their memes fall under. And I don't think these political memes will be seen much anymore. And if you do a political memes or a repost meme and don't put it in the right category, do the mods change it?

Oh well, I'm sure I'll get used to it, but doesn't mean I have to like it. I just don't like changing something because a small minority of users complained.
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5 ups, 4 replies
I'm so confused about this option.

The first political memes I submitted apparently featured right away, but it doesn't show up on my page at all. This is weird.
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So it seems. And they're being put on a meme stream so I guess they don't show up on our profiles and we don't get the points from them.
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5 ups, 1 reply
I submitted a political one too, and now I don't even see it in My Submitted Images.

I'm not a fan of the 'hiddenness' feel. :-/
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4 ups, 1 reply
Hmm maybe that's intended to be another "shield" against fights (ie, people can't go to a particular user's profile to seek out a fight with them)?

I also noticed that when you comment on memes in "politics," it looks like the comment doesn't show up in your "last five" (comments) on your profile either. I agree that it seems weird.
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4 ups, 2 replies
No comments showing in your profile is the same as all other meme streams.

Looks like posting new images on pre-existing meme streams might be temporarily broken, I have only been able to make comments on existing images in old streams. Looks like the upvote/downvote bar is gone from all pre-existing meme streams. There are new options in the settings for meme streams you own, that might need to be updated before people can post in old pre-existing meme streams.

imgflip.com/my-streams

i.imgflip.com/kzjqo.jpg (click to show)
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3 ups, 1 reply
I didn't realize "politics" was like a meme stream. Thanks. And thanks for the update, about streams!

Also, I hope you don't mind this question - but it's one I think a lot of users will probably be asking. :-)
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3 ups, 1 reply
Wow you're a mod! Sorry if this happened weeks ago, haven't been around here quite as much as I would have liked, so haven't noticed, but that's awesome! :D
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1 up, 1 reply
Thanks Tiger, I just happened in the past week. I appreciate the kind words :)
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2 ups
No problem, you deserve it :D
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2 ups, 1 reply
Where are the "check boxes" to check or uncheck "political" or "repost"?
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2 ups, 1 reply
When you submit your meme, it's a little "button" that says "fun." You push that and pick the option of either fun, political, or repost.
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2 ups, 1 reply
Yes. Thank you. I meant for viewing. Like "hot" "latest" and now I see "fun" It's all very clunky. They might have considered if it aint broke dern't fix er.
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2 ups, 4 replies
Politics is a meme stream now, so it won't show up on your profile and neither will the comments you post in them.

This is a crock of shit if you ask me. I'm done with this site.
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2 ups, 1 reply
Why would I love that? Tou-chy
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I don't know. I have a bunch of haters on here and can't remember all of their names. I thought maybe you were one of them.
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Bye bye Spursfan
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You'd love that, wouldn't you? Too bad, though.
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2 ups, 1 reply
I don't hate anyone on here. I just saw you say you were gonna leave and I thought I'd see you off. However I do think everyone is getting all angry for nothing.
2 ups
They've fixed the issue I had with it.
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"i.imgflip.com/2jtykw.jpg (click to show)" Yep. All the fonts can be downloaded to our devices and we can do all this without the site. The attraction of having an audience is not that compelling if you generally don't get that much attention. The attraction of community is not compelling due to anonymity. What's left? Nothing. Imgfip only had non-qualifying versions of those things anyway. I may not like some of the comments I see but we need diversity. We need to have multiple opinions even they are "wrong". I am not alone in wishing for free discourse and free creativity. Without it, there is literally nothing appealing here. We can just leave it to the braindead.
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If we go the way of "regulating" political memes, let's just call it a form of censorship...which it is. The ability to criticize and make fun of the ridiculousness in our world is critical for thinking folks to thrive. It is imperative for freedom to be expressed instead of stifled. While it is not always comfortable, and often gets nasty...I believe, at least some of that is a part of the process. I think the previous terms covered the whole "be nice" idea but some if not many did not always adhere to it. The new policy may be an attempt to quell that business, but it will simply discourage what I think is healthy expression. We need healthy expression...even for the unhealthy among us (whoever they may, or may not be). If we are going to send them all to another separate category, why not just ban political memes altogether? European Union anyone? That is a move too bold for the mods I think as it would surely lead to mass exodus. This free site has a lot to offer but it is not the only game in town. I will stay to see how it goes, but imgflip is now on probation as far as I'm concerned.
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I agree, but it infringes freedom of speech... Maybe they should add a "ban from your images" button where you can block certain people from your memes. Mine is just a little idea that probably shouldn't get added. Maybe meme makers should be able to delete comments...
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4 ups, 1 reply
I do not support it. Whatever problem they think they are solving is only creating more. If the site gets too complicated and annoying to use. I will simply migrate to somewhere else. i have been loyal to this site and generally appreciate the community, but if we are going the way of massive regulations/ diminished enjoyment, Imma outta eer!
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3 ups
Right!
I believe in systemic self-regulation rather than in over-regulation.
but the tools for a self-regulation on imgflip are virtually non-existent.
downvoting does nothing. So it's either to flag or to ignore. I'd rather gag than flag.
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6 ups, 1 reply
I make memes about politics qnd just silly memes about nothing it's just like the left to silence those they don't agree with.

And not everyone on the right is alt right. Another thing the left likes to label.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Just wanted to get me point across.
Sorry if you took it the wrong way
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4 ups, 1 reply
I get what you're saying, but I don't believe in silencing anyone as long as they aren't promoting violence. I get the idea of having a separate section for politics, but as a meme stream, I don't support that. If infant see my memes on my profile, what's the point?
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2 ups, 1 reply
Naw, they seemed to have fixed it.
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oh my
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I posted this a while ago and I think it rings true today: imgflip.com/i/2g6xsc

While I understand the reason behind some of the changes lately, some people come to read memes to be entertained and don't want to think about politics, however when majority of your memes are political, why would you make changes to suppress it? From a business standpoint it doesn't seem to make sense.

What also surprises me is that since there are so many political memes, these mods must be aware that it does appear majority of the memers are not "PC" correct and several top memes mocking businesses that coward to PC pressure from bullies. So why would you follow suit?

Lastly, I still can't find any reason as to why some political memes make it through while others do not. And it isn't on a political line I think. I mean, I post a meme with Obama's head on a woman's body and it gets through. I thought that one would be denied. I posted Nike's quote with Hitler's image and it went through, again a surprise. Yet when I posted one that is sound and reasonable about Affirmative Action, denied. Or the one I posted sarcastically reflecting Ford's logic on Feinstein, it gets denied.

My only conclusion is either mods really are apolitical and they allow political posts that just majorly make fun and trash people but deny political posts that actually incites deep thought, or there are some who are left leaning and they allow mocking political posts b/c it is what it is, but the ones that incites thought and change is what really triggers them.

Either way...

I think it is not a logical move to push majority of your memes/memers into a subsection off the front page. Frankly, I most of my memes get 1-2 likes and most people don't see them anyways, but I think a lot of the motivation regardless of fun or politics for many memes is to get to the front page. Since that is no longer an option for political memes... Looks like the party is over, expect this sites popularity to die down.

imgflip.com/i/2jtm7j
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Great comment.
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I see they tried to make a political meme section. Too bad it doesn't reflect politiflips majority.
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This will be a test of the moderators. Libs have already moved to the political track. Knuckle-draggers, not so much.
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2 ups
Neutral and objective is one-sided. The other side is tin-hat-lined cultists.
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Done!
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i.imgflip.com/2jsykb.jpg (click to show) :-)
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2 ups, 2 replies
Must have had a short shelf life....
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1 up
Lol yeah
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Just in case you thought I made it up, here's Pikachu_the_Destroyer's meme about it: imgflip.com/i/2jjilb (which kinda sorta counts as corroboration maybe, that it was real, if only fleeting?) :-)
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3 ups, 1 reply
It even sounded a bit familiar like the same wording was used once before. Maybe accidentally.
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Must be something which makes their clarity higher
Welcome to the great Imgflip split
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Lol thanks for the comment :-)
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liberals be like
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To be fair . . . they did get it right that it's often best to avoid politics altogether. That's not what this site was created for. :D
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2 ups, 1 reply
too late?
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1 up, 1 reply
Hi shabs!
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Hi Soc!
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Hence sentence #2 ;)

We removed this now that there is a politics stream though. The "Be respectful" rule still applies everywhere, of course.
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Hahahaha
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Well, it's worked so far for Google
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Politics has bothered enough people that mods are opting to change the design of the site? Really? Is it the great majority complaining or the small minority being insistent on not moving their thumb and scrolling past? Why is imgflip treated like a forum? Sheesh, anyone have any links to other meme sites?
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The definitely should! Politics is destroying this great community. Some of us aren’t even in the U.S. and don’t want to hear any of anyone’s stupid, useless opinions. Just make funny stuff, not dumb, one-sides opinion stuff.
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Don't go dissing AndrewFinlayonson. He's a mod now. (Bribed Imgflip if you ask me.)
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0 ups, 1 reply
LOL
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sounds like "Don't confuse me with facts; my mind is made up."
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LOL. One of your tags says "lol so funny..." Now they made streams with categories.
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Yes, let's not allow anyone to inadvertently see anything remotely political. Not sure the way corporate media is going alone with this charade it will make much difference. Either way we get distracted from what's really going and is truly important.
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