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What bothers you the most about know your meme

Last posted Oct 27, 2012 at 05:27PM EDT. Added Sep 29, 2012 at 03:30PM EDT
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Trash the Stampede wrote:

Have we addressed that the fact that anyone can create an entry has apparently resulted in “THOUSANDS”- quote Cyber6x, of entries that either have nothing in them, or are made to take up space on our beautiful website? I tried to make a thread to address these entries specifically by name for entry moderators to look at them but was shot down. I’m not sure how, but something needs to be put in place to prevent users from Joining, creating an entry with no content for their own amusement, and then leaving their account dormant forever, especially when those entries appear in the “trending” bar.

The problem is that that’s pretty much impossible.

See, the first thing is, how are we supposed to control that? They aren’t technically breaking the rules unless it’s porn/gore. And besides, how do we determine it? Based on articles they’ve written? Some users haven’t even written an article (or written not-so-great ones in the past, in their early days) but are still important members in the KYM community, who are often the critics that the rest look to. Besides, banning based on one article then leaving is a bad idea. They might come back later and be useful and productive. I left for almost two years and just came back. Maybe I posted a comment or forum post once or twice in between. I would have been pissed if I was banned for inactivity, which is pretty much what you’re suggesting.

The other problem is, we can’t stop them from posting it. The best we can do is force them to pull up the Entry Submission Guidelines, which we do already. Trolls and idiots alike will just ignore the whole page and post anyways.

This is a problem we’ve had since the beginning that we can’t really do much about with our current assets. Trust me, you’re not the only one that’s bothered by it. Most of the old members are irritated by it, too.

Oct 26, 2012 at 12:22AM EDT
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Trash the Stampede wrote:

Have we addressed that the fact that anyone can create an entry has apparently resulted in “THOUSANDS”- quote Cyber6x, of entries that either have nothing in them, or are made to take up space on our beautiful website? I tried to make a thread to address these entries specifically by name for entry moderators to look at them but was shot down. I’m not sure how, but something needs to be put in place to prevent users from Joining, creating an entry with no content for their own amusement, and then leaving their account dormant forever, especially when those entries appear in the “trending” bar.

Wikipedia puts up with the same problem, I assure you. We are a community-centered database; if we restrict that for the sake of efficiency, we remove one of the best sources of content we have. Yes, some people make bad entries, but not all of them are illegitimate. Besides, you’re reading the words of part of the solution. The reason there are entry mods is to curb this issue.

As for illegit entries in the entry bar, that’s due to comments. If you don’t want to see illegit entries in the trending bar, don’t comment on them.

Oct 26, 2012 at 01:50AM EDT
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what bothers me MOST about KYM is the two entries that I started just got completely shat on

they’re pretty legit and causes no warrant for the hate it has received, just look at all my comments that got its ass buried

someone seriously tell me a good reason why they think the entries should be dp’d, because I honestly can’t think of one

YAH WELL YOU ARE ALWAYS ON OTHER ENTRIES SHITTING ON OP’S SO YOU KINDA DESERVE IT”

^ not a good reason

I mean both the entries even got frontpaged, and plenty of people wanted to help out on it

Last edited Oct 26, 2012 at 12:08PM EDT
Oct 26, 2012 at 12:05PM EDT
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Well…

It bothers me and, at the same time, thought me that everyone is not eligible or “fit” enough to submit a meme entry/ies for obvious reasons. It’s like going back to college once again though I really don’t have any serious problems about it.

On the other hand, what bothers me as well could be the number of users who kept on submitting irrelevant images on different meme entries.

That is all.

Oct 26, 2012 at 01:24PM EDT
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I’ll tell you what DOESN’T bother me

the cute little individual following me everywhere I go on KYM to press that cute little thumbsdown button

makes me feel so special

Oct 26, 2012 at 04:03PM EDT
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Another thing that bothers me is people using OP is a faggot meme. It’s just rude especially when users use it for crappy pop star entries.

Oct 26, 2012 at 04:17PM EDT
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chowzburgerz wrote:

Another thing that bothers me is people using OP is a faggot meme. It’s just rude especially when users use it for crappy pop star entries.

I don’t think I could ever actually call anybody…that term. Not in real life, not here. So yes, I agree.

Oct 26, 2012 at 05:34PM EDT
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Honestly, even something like a 48 hour minimum time since you joined to create an entry would help with stuff. The users who do this are ones that joined literally one or two hours ago and then create a “nothing” entry (thats what i’m gonna call them). Besides, the only scenario where a 48 hour min. time would be a problem is if for example:
Some guy joins
said guy is going to die in 24 hours
He is about to create the most influential entry in KYM history
The site requirements prohibit him from creating said entry
he dies
the world ends.

The end.

That’s not gonna happen.

Oct 26, 2012 at 06:00PM EDT
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It really annoys me with all this american politics. I know there is a lot of american users but c’mon no one else cares about Mitt or Obama. Also how everything american like NBA and MLB can have threads but anything in any other country has not enough conversational value.

Oct 26, 2012 at 06:58PM EDT
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@Liam

Can you really blame the Americans here for not being fully aware of international memes? We really need more people outside of the US to keep track of those things.

Anyway, I see the politics as there for a reason. They do create a lot of buzz & hype, especially spawning floods of macro’s and tweets. And not just in the US corners of the internet but across the whole internet entirely

You would think US political meme mutation wouldn’t reach me all the way here over here across the pacific ocean? It does. Even on my Facebook page, my friends who have never set foot in the US will still repost Romney and Santorum jokes.

It seems that more people care about Mitt and Obama than you think, even in other countries if all this spread across the whole planet is any indication.

As for American sports, I don’t know.

But the bottom line is that whether or not you care about it, it doesn’t matter. What matters is the spread and online presence


@Trash & Restrictions on new users

We’ve been over stuff like this many times. I think there are several threads about new user restrictions in fact.

The answer to all of them has been the same: No restrictions will be placed on BNM’s because KYM can afford to get 50 shitty entries from BNM’s more than it can afford to lose 1 good entry from a BNM

Last edited Oct 26, 2012 at 07:35PM EDT
Oct 26, 2012 at 07:32PM EDT
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Spider-byte wrote:

It really annoys me with all this american politics. I know there is a lot of american users but c’mon no one else cares about Mitt or Obama. Also how everything american like NBA and MLB can have threads but anything in any other country has not enough conversational value.

I think that’s an unfortunate attribute of a US site. We’re mostly Americans, and we mostly like American things. However, should you find a topic that a lot of UK people are into (assuming UK, because “Liam,”) then have at it.

I’d say that you could just ignore the threads. I don’t care for the use of the word “faggot” or “nigga” or “nigger.” I don’t like furry threads. However, I don’t edit those posts or threads when I know for a fact that they don’t mean them in the purely derogatory sense. I just ignore them.
 
I do understand the frustration, and I don’t mean to belittle it. Just trying to give you some perspective.

Oct 26, 2012 at 07:59PM EDT

Yea, it’s not as though other countries aren’t worthy of discussion. More like the international users here can’t be bothered making any threads relevant to their own country right now.

I can’t think of anything special happening in the Pacific that’s worth a thread, can you?

But if you can think of a non-US specific topic, nothing is stopping you from starting one.

Oct 26, 2012 at 08:18PM EDT
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LiamMayhem wrote:

It really annoys me with all this american politics. I know there is a lot of american users but c’mon no one else cares about Mitt or Obama. Also how everything american like NBA and MLB can have threads but anything in any other country has not enough conversational value.

That’s understandable. But soon enough, all of the political memes will cease to exist, and it’s not like the only memes involving politics are American (Tito Sotto, for example). So if that’s your main point, then it will be null right after the election’s end, luckily.

KYM is a site and business entity based in the US, so the majority of our users are American. It’s not like things from other countries don’t have conversation value. In fact, it’s not like that at all. Look at anime. That’s not American, yet it has plenty of fans on KYM, American or not, and for the most part, anime frequently has conversational value.

Gangnam Style is Korean, yet it’s so mainstream that everybody could easily discuss it.

Is Pokemon American? No. And we have a popular thread dedicated to it.

On the subject of video games, what about Touhou? Last I checked, Touhou had a bunch of fans who are willing to discuss it. And last I checked, Touhou isn’t American, either.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is produced in Canada, yet it has fans from around the entire world, and it’s discussed actively on KYM.

So I don’t think it’s true that things from other countries don’t have enough conversational value.

Also, nobody’s stopping you from starting a thread based on a topic from your country, as Verbose and BSOD said. By all means, go for it. If it appeals to the userbase, American or not, the thread will get posts.

Last edited Oct 27, 2012 at 03:57PM EDT
Oct 27, 2012 at 03:55PM EDT
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Oh, and this isn’t a big issue for me at all, but people being overly inflammatory can be slightly annoying.

Oct 27, 2012 at 05:27PM EDT
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