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9 ups, 1 reply
What do I do if I see a spammer? I'm getting spam attacked by a guy with 2 accounts!
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13 ups
If you don't feed them, they'll get bored and go away.
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8 ups, 2 replies
I'd really appreciate it if you would take the time to read and consider what i have to say here. (Sorry about the length :D)

So me and a bunch of other users have been having another discussion about spam and such, and we've come to a few conclusions. I don't mean any disrespect, and I'm not trying to say you or the other mods are doing anything wrong. This is just a few hopefully helpful critiques and some suggestions for improvement, coming from someone who uses this site every day and wants to help make it more fun and better for everyone.

1) The flag button helps, but it's far from enough. It seems to be more of a stop-gap measure, and we need something that can take care of spammers as soon as they appear. That means one thing: more, and more active, moderators.
2) The "comment reputation" thing has backfired. It does more harm to legit users than it does to spammers.
3) Having meme comments require a minimum point level was helpful when it was first introduced, but now spammers have begun adopting a "time-bomb" strategy, acting legit until they have enough points, then unleashing a storm of spam comments. Just increasing the limit isn't an option, because legit users are frustrated by it already, and if it were to be increased, that would only get worse, with little or no reduction in the amount of spam.

All of the measures that have been implemented up until now, while they have been somewhat helpful, have been temporary, merely efforts to stem the tide. We need something that can end the spam as soon as it begins, and there's only one thing that can do that: more moderators.

I understand that moderating and maintaining a website is a lot of work, and that you and the other mods are doing what you can, but the reality is, it's not enough. I mean no disrespect by that, and I realize you probably have a lot to do to keep this site running. That being said, promoting a few active, loyal, and trustworthy users to mods would be beneficial to both you and the Imgflip community. The new mods would take responsibility of keeping the spam under control, leaving you and the other original mods free to work on and improve the site in other ways. As the new mods would be active users, they would be able to find and eliminate spammers before they become a problem.

All in all, even 4 or 5 new mods would be incredibly effective in controlling spam, and once the spam is eliminated, everyone will have more fun on this site, and that's what we're here for.
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8 ups, 2 replies
I think that the flag button is the most negative of all.

I saw a user saying that people care when a a black person gets killed by a white person. But when (n word)s kill white people noone cares.
Well, he got 4 downvotes. A person called him a racist and threatened to flag him. The other day his account was deleted.
When in reality he wasn't even racist. He only stated a fact!

This is my opinion.
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3 ups
That's the problem with giving all users the kind of power the flag button gives you. It's a powerful tool, and one of the only ways we have to combat spammers, but it has huge potential for abuse...
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0 ups
*Thinks that someone who writes "when (n word)s kill white people noone cares. " ISN'T A RACIST. *

Complains ABOUT SPAMMERS.....TETSUOWRATH ALTERNATE ACCT?
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4 ups, 1 reply
Thanks for reading, I know it was pretty long-winded, but I had a lot I needed to say. I would appreciate it if you could at least consider what I said, and let me know what you and the other mods think.

I figure you have my email on file, but here it is again, just in case you would like to contact me privately: [email protected]
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5 ups, 3 replies
Thank you for the thought-out feedback. We have thought about the possibility of more moderators several times, and it seems to be something most growing communities have. Automating as much as possible is our goal, but it's not always easy in a community environment. We would need to build a few more tools for new moderators to be successful, which may take some time. I will think seriously about this request though.
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3 ups
Thanks for reading my epic novel xD

It would be great to be able to automate spam control, but unfortunately, there's only so much automatic systems can do. No matter what sort of systems are put in place, people will find ways around them, meaning there will always be a need for human involvement.

This is coming from a simple user, with no web development experience. As such, I have no idea what's actually possible, I can only share what I've noticed from a user's perspective in the middle of it all. Thanks for listening to what I had to say :)
(Damn, I accidentally wrote a sequel to my first book xD)
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2 ups
Thank you for considering Clockwork's feedback. And I agree that we do need more moderators for this site. No matter how much you'all update this site, trolls and spammers are always finding fast ways to spam again (such as porn). And this flagging thing didn't work out totally well because the porn doesn't get deleted that fast. And most of us are under 18 on this site and porn is not allowed, neither is sexual harassment and everything else trolls and spammers do. So the only thing you'all can do is: More mods. We can handle this. I am actually a moderator of a forum in a popular chat website and moderating is a piece of cake for me on that website. More moderators on this site will solve this whole problem.
If you want to contact me in private then here's my email:
[email protected]
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I think that more MODS are needed. Yes, the flag button is working, but it takes a while for users to catch it and we all have to see that stuff for around thirty minutes. The flag button is good though, just not enough.

I agree with clockwork, the comment reputation has backfired and it's not necessary. The porn spammers act all nice before attacking and their comment reputation is fine.

The hard thing is that I don't want porn spammers to get more points when they act nice. But then I'm being very mean to new users. Now I can never tell which new users are fake or legit.

I think an auto-detecting porn censor would be great. Even if it is just for new users. If there were any way to do that.

The email verification will allow the spammers only have as many accounts as they do email addresses, but that doesn't stop them from creating emails. I think that if an account gets banned, it's email gets banned too.

I also agree with mememaker, there are many adolescents (I am one) and porn is unacceptable for our ages. This isn't a porn website, so porn shouldn't be allowed (which it isn't). So you guys are doing a good job moderating, just the number of trolls are pretty high.

Still, the majority of the improvements have lowered spam (mostly the email verification). You can email me at [email protected]
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5 ups, 1 reply
Is this real?
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1 up, 1 reply
How did you get that?
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1 up
Allthegoodusernamesweretakensoih originally posted it.
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2 ups
I found another troll account like IceCube(s): BarbieGirlLMAO
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1 up, 2 replies
Why was GuineaPigs4ever banned?! Was it TheMemeMaker2 from the beggining?
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1 up, 1 reply
Who said GuineaPigs4ever was banned? No such thing has happened.
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2 ups, 1 reply
False alarm. She left herself. Sorry.
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0 ups, 1 reply
Do you think I should delete my alt. (This was my alt. To fight trolls but I forgot about it and abandoned it.) Do you think I should keep it?

-Guineapigs4ever
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2 ups, 1 reply
k
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0 ups
Kkk
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0 ups
Lol, no.
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1 up
https://imgflip.com/i/kkt0f
I'm really confused why it says I don't have a good comment reputation. Is there a way to change that?
I'd really like to know, thanks.
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1 up, 1 reply
so you own imgflip? cool
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1 up, 2 replies
No. This guy owns it imgflip.com/user/Imgflip
His name is Dylan Wenzlau and officially founded imgflip.
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1 up
o cool
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1 up
Yeah he is the real owner. acuity12 and sphinx are probably just friends of his.
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0 ups
I feel bad for you acuity, you make a meme and get flooded with questions XD
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1 up, 2 replies
What is UP with you people?

Racists and NAZIS run loose...And yet MY "comment reputation" is bad?

How long you gonna stick me in yer little Penalty Box? Just a question....from A JOURNALIST...... Also are my submitted memes a PROBLEM? Cause they Don 'want to be featured it would appear. How does one improve ones 'COMMENT reputation' anyway?

Seems like a pretty one-sided judgment being applied here. But you and I will both have to wait apparently...2 hours? I'll send this when ya let me...and you'll get this appeal...when the machine allows.

If dude wouldn''t say intentionally provocative SHIT. Y would I waste words on him? His complaint lacks merit. Who is hiding? And as a legal matter Ca. Penal Code. FIGHTING WORDS are a misdemeanor. But once attacked one need not say YOU'RE UNDER ARREST....just RESPOND as the circumstances WARRANT. Handcuffs may be used AFTER the Assailant is subdued.

I rarely check email...so if you sent me a summons to some hearing..I never received it.

You fucjked with My Dad's Account - right? Aispambot...or whatever it was. Never said boo to me that I heard...despite the FACT that it WASN'T' an "ALT ACCOUNT" as hoes put it , but merely one which I was allowed access to by the owner....

Anyway. I DO SEE NOTIFICATIONS. You got a problem...how about giving me a way to contact you?
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1 up
And NOW...I can't even comment in ONE OF ME OWN THREADS.....even MEME TROLL ME' SELF... 'eh GOVNA? Make a TYPO '- delete to correct it and then REPOST - COMPUTER: ' Hey you TALK TOO MUCH.' Slow your roll there fella....why Don't you hang out for a ducking hour.....and 80 minutes HERE....assholes.

No response Noytificaytions YET....So GLAD TO SEE THAT YOUR F**KED UP ORDER STANDS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE....OR you boys GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER...and figure out a SOLUTION for something that you seem to ACKNOWLEDGE is a Problem - All through this thread above....Oh. And please NOTE. SOMEONE says that 'when "(N-words)"kills whites no one b**ches' HE JUST BE DELIVERING THE NEWS.. Got that. CHECK.

GREAT WORK TEAM.

GOOD TALK FAM.
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0 ups
Glad to see you GET RIGHT on IT.....And solve your sites problem. Acknowledge the truth of what I was saying - and tthen Act to REMEDY THE SITUATION. AMD your polite note of apology....I Don' t KNOW what say about it....because you never sent it.....nor to my knowledge did you do ANY of things which I said or asked you above....So THANKS.

Would love to make a funny MEME and put it here. Maybe YOU KNOW why that should be IMPOSSIBLE.
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Porn spammer on front page! https://imgflip.com/user/Cooldude23
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0 ups
Is there a small chance in hell that we can use custom icons?( non pornographic of course)
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0 ups
imgflip.com/gif/23vjne - I can see no reason why this won't feature...but itz been over 20 hours.

Is it just me?

Thanks for the assistance on the AWV front a ways back.

I prefer to see my feature rate stay UP... But if someone is refusing all my memes and gifs... Why submit?
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0 ups, 1 reply
Right now I am looking at your stylesheet.css, and it would probably help a lot if you pressed ENTER every time you put a semicolon, not because it changes the code, but because it is just easier to find everything. It might just be for my computer. P.S. I did not hack, in fact, I made sure to use something that does NOT change anything.
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2 ups, 1 reply
hehehe, don't worry, you can't change anything. I would encourage you to explore web development if you find it interesting though!
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0 ups
Actually, I found out a way to use Chrome to see the HTML, CSS, and JS of a website. BTW, I see that you have a comment for a script as //ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js, I am just wondering what it is. I.E. what it is going to implement.
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0 ups, 1 reply
imgflip.com/i/221mdd

Is there a reason my memes aren't featuring? Like really...the feast of St John can't be announced....? WTF?

I feel like someone DOESN'T WANT original content - which any created collage must be - unless already done exactly the same way., by another.
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1 up, 1 reply
A mod may have guessed that that image does not have original content because the original content that was created with imgflip was at the bottom and it had not been stitched together using imgflip itself. You can avoid this by using the meme generator to add the new content, such as the bottom-most image and the meme text on it. Only letting through original content, and doing it accurately for thousands of images per day is not an easy problem. I've marked this one approved.
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1 up
Thank you, very much. I'd like to think that I'm pretty coach-able.

For the record I NEVER repost a meme (for feature - comments plenty) without adding something original. Even putting a period over the left eye as I do, or adding scumbag habberdashery - creates a new work in a legal sense. I realize I use other complete memes as elementz - but not usually by themselves.

I don't wish to be a bother or nuisance...however...I feel like something personal is going on. If not I'd be relieved to know it...

imgflip.com/i/21urd8

imgflip.com/i/21ym00

No idea what would stop these from going through.

Your thoughts and sage advice are solicited. If you are too busy or whatever...I understand. But I'm reticent to keep dropping my feature percentage throwing good memes after "bad"...
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0 ups
imgflip.com/i/2dngxl

I cannot for tge life of me figure why this didn't feature.

imgflip.com/i/2cibw8
This one didn't either.

Is my political speech so offensive, that it must be suppressed?
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0 ups, 1 reply
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7 ups, 3 replies
You did not accidentally delete your account. I deleted your account. You violated our terms of services multiple times. We have zero tolerance for porn spamming. imgflip.com/terms
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6 ups, 4 replies
For any other users reading this, the offender was TheMemeMaker2, and his offenses were somewhat extensive and went back quite a ways. As I mentioned, we have no tolerance for porn spamming and we will ban any associated accounts, email addresses, etc.
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4 ups, 1 reply
Oh My God.
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6 ups, 2 replies
It just had to be him, rest in pepperoni, he should really go to 4chan. I was never really offended by porn spam to begin with but to know that it was him kinda cracks me up, don't hate me for it guys. But lets be honest, he was a good friend on his real account
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4 ups
Yeah, me too. I learn to not trust even the nicest of people on the internyet. But really, I haven't figured everything out yet. I really am not sure if he is 14 or not. But he has my email address. I'm not too worried about that though. It's just a spare where I've been emailing a few people of the internet. I just don't want to see that porn. I'm a minor so...
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4 ups, 2 replies
I deserve a apology now .. :D
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4 ups, 1 reply
For what? He was the porn spammer, not the impersonater.
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3 ups, 1 reply
That's like saying a robber is a robber and won't murder someone. How about a cop helping someone on his district but when he's off duty and off away seeing a girl being mugged, kanaloa says "ehh its not my jurdisction to help her I'll just walk away thinking she won't be murdered and **ped because ayyee robbers don't do that stuff!"
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3 ups, 1 reply
I apologize, not sure what for though
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3 ups, 1 reply
Noone listened to him about the guy
4 ups
Yes, but no one listened to him about me, him, clockwork, kanaloa and guineapigs4ever being the same person.

He said a lot of stuff and this was the only thing that was right.
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0 ups
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3 ups, 1 reply
Was the porn spamming on his account or an alternate account?
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3 ups, 2 replies
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0 ups
Again with the IP addresses! *cough* Told you guys we should do that *cough*

Oh, by the way, when did you get the star, dan? Congrats!
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2 ups, 1 reply
I can't believe he of all people was behind the spam. He seemed like such a good guy on his real account...
Also, how did you find out it was him?
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0 ups
IP address, i didn't think they knew what that was.
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3 ups, 1 reply
I'm starting to think he was Goodiez, Masterness and GayPerson all along...
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5 ups, 2 replies
It's never just one person. There is an endless supply of people on the internet willing to trash a website for their own enjoyment. Fortunately for us, this person pushed many boundaries, forcing us to create a more robust comment system.
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2 ups, 1 reply
So, in a way...HE HELPED US?!
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4 ups, 2 replies
I wouldn't say so. We had to take draconian measures to stop the madness. Which wasn't really caused by a lot of people.

In my calculations there have been 3-4 actual spammers on this site; GayPerson/RandomPerson/Masterness/Pitty./goodiez/bookiez (TheMemeMaker2), IceCube/DrDre (HitlerSocks. He apologized), ISISmemes/ISISISISbaby/I_AM_A_PROUD_ISIS_SUPPORTER and Memedank69/Memetank45/Mememang45/Memeshank45.

These 4 people are behind the spam and control MOST of the spam accounts. With Mememaker and Hitler out of our sights this site's comment system will be improved, immediately.

What do yo think?
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3 ups, 2 replies
You forgot hot girl, healthcare teacher, gayness, and doctor_cootercx
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2 ups, 1 reply
Were you that teacher user who tried to teach us about the cat?
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1 up
Yeah, I also posted the pictures of the naked nurses, hey also, this sweetp guys a real idiot, hes made several memes about users he hates like me, kanaloa, hell even pitty imgflip.com/i/l29yj
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0 ups
Batman69, IceCube69, imgmeme, imgmeme101...
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1 up, 2 replies
I think that I_AM_A_PROUD_AMERICAN_MAN and I_AM_A_PROUD_ISIS_SUPPORTER might be the same person.
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1 up
they probably are
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1 up, 1 reply
No. American is the upvotefairy. He told me while we were keyboard fighting a spammer.
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1 up, 3 replies
Oh. Oops. If you (I_AM_A_PROUD_AMERICAN_MAN) saw this, I apologize. You're names are very similar.
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2 ups, 1 reply
How?
1 up
First of all, the both start as I_AM_A_PROUD_, their names are only capital letters, and they use underscores to separate each word.
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2 ups, 1 reply
Shit, I thought you meant my name XD
1 up
XD I'm getting close to that crown!
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2 ups, 1 reply
Great! Imma like all of your shit so you get closer =D
1 up
Thanks! But you don't have to.
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2 ups, 1 reply
I think he created his account on a troll purpose. Because I have been suspecting him for a while and since the day GayPerson arrived.
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0 ups
Yes... (what am i agreein' too.)
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2 ups, 2 replies
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0 ups, 1 reply
Ethan did not get banned. He deleted his account. He made a meme about it.
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0 ups
Oh. Then the themememaker2 didn't want to get blamed for everything even though he was most of the trolls.
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0 ups
imgflip.com/i/l5637 He actually quit on his own.
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0 ups
How come you guys let trolls make alts and harass users? :{
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