Top of Fun stream generally won't be 14 upvotes, but if you follow smaller streams then you could even get a top meme with 1 upvote. The hot sorting algorithm accounts for recentness so a few upvotes over a short time period can make a difference.
AND, THAT'S THE NEW IMGFLIP. WE'VE DONE A LOT IN THE PAST TEN MONTHS THAT YOU "WEREN'T IN PRISON" BUT MYSTERIOUSLY DIDN'T SHOW UP; NOW THAT WE'VE REMOVED ALL INCENTIVE TO MAKE HIGH QUALITY MEMES, IT ONLY TAKES A GOOD 14 UPVOTES TO REACH THE TOP OF THE FRONT PAGE
hotkeys: D = random, W = upvote, S = downvote, A = back