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hey im new (Ed: newbie onboarding practices)

Last posted Jan 05, 2010 at 02:39PM EST. Added Dec 17, 2009 at 06:10PM EST
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hey do you guys have a section for newbs

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:10PM EST

but seriosly, damn i cant spelll

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:12PM EST

HMMMMMMMM.

One wonders.If you are going to make new accounts,do it on a different day.
And stop spamming the board.

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:14PM EST
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what?

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:14PM EST

there okay i guess,but they are awesome but clonetroopers looked better and were more efficent bacause they were clones

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:16PM EST

but this is a good topic. when new people sign up what are they going to do? you see my point?probably not. but it helps

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:25PM EST

This is actually a great question

  • What does a new user need to know about the site? Common questions etc.
  • What should we be asking them to do to help out?
Dec 17, 2009 at 06:30PM EST
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knowyourmeme/knowyourfaqs lol that was just a suggestion

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:31PM EST

before making an entry, consult the discussion boards.

Upload pis and help fill out already existing meme entries by posting info in the comments section.

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:31PM EST
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“upload pis” dont you mean pics

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:32PM EST

sorry about the surliness of everyone right now, we just a had a troll banned and we are on edge since he might pop up with an alt account

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:33PM EST
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Here’s a little FAQ I’ve started working on. Feel free to share your thoughts.

1. What is a meme?

A meme is a theoretical cultural unit that spreads from one mind to the next, via imitation. Meme’s are typically made up of many instances along the same theme, created by many different users. Memes spread due to their inherent values. Typically, the factor that contributes to a meme’s spread and popularity has to do with how easy it is to emulate.

2. What is a forced meme?

A meme in it’s purest sense is an idea that spreads because of genuine interest. A forced meme is generally something that has been written about or spammed excessively, or otherwise declared as a meme prior to proof of organic spread or interest. However, it should be noted that if user interest picks up, a forced meme can sometimes succeed in generating interest.

3. What is astroturfing?

Astroturfing occurs when a viral video or other phenomenon is staged or faked by an organization or other group of connnected individuals looking to promote a product, yet hide the fact that they are advertising. Knowing the difference between a grassroots movement and an astroturf movement is essential when considering a meme’s legitimacy.

4. Your site contains content that I find offensive. Why don’t you remove it?

There are many phenomena that spread not because they are funny, but because they are offensive. Obscenity grabs attention. That attention, whether positive or negative, propagates the meme. Know Your Meme does not condone discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, faith, political affiliation, or loyalty to sports teams such as the Packers (Peace be upon them).

However, there are many memes that spread because of their ability to offend people, and this is a phenomenon that we feel is worth documenting.

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:33PM EST
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@Christmasy streetlights i just read the thing on trolling i have to know in the thing were you click i accept there should be something about trolling on there

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:36PM EST

thats actually a good idea

and admins should ban IP addresses,not users

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:38PM EST
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its a good thing to ask questions, i wish i could do this in real life, ask questions

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:40PM EST

If you have any website questions ill be happy to answer them. Just post them here or on my wall and ill answer away.

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:41PM EST
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@Griff:
IP banning is supposed to arrive with the next updates.

@Santa:
Telling trolls not to troll only encourages them.

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:41PM EST
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thank you

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:41PM EST

same here. Most (if not all ) the ppl on this site are extremly freindly and will ask ur questions happily

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:43PM EST
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start following is asking for a friend right
KnowYourMeme lingo right (KYM)

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:43PM EST

thank you

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:44PM EST

dont get too excited

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:46PM EST

A Faq you can add
do not troll
if you want to know what trolling is go here http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/trolling

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:48PM EST

A certain degree of trolling is to be expected. A lot of it is harmless and plenty of us appreciate the lulz. The main problem is that we’re still stuck with one big general discussion board where it drowns everything out.

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:50PM EST
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i wonder in KYM should there be Moderators trusted users who have powers to ban other users themselves
but there is also a problem they could also go mad with power and abuse it

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:51PM EST

its like a pyramid
admins
mods
users

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:52PM EST

or a list… a numbered list,something like that

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:53PM EST

@Chris:
True.
But there are the people who occasionally troll, and are funny, and then there are the people who troll 90-100% of the time and are not funny.

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:53PM EST
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i know i wouldnt get power right away due to my…….past. but in a few months maybe.

Dec 17, 2009 at 06:54PM EST
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