Natsuru Springfield wrote:
I only skimmed this conversation, but what I was thinking was brought up:
A meme can’t be a meme if it isn’t used outside of it’s subculture. If it doesn’t manage to escape the subculture it is just a “inside joke” and not exactly worthy of the title “meme”.
The MLP Fandom is so huge it has hidden this line for many people, but the fact still stands; If it is not used outside of the fandom, it is not a meme.
That’s what I originally said, as well.
However, do you think that KYM should document those as well?
They may be confirmed on the basis of spread outside of the subculture, but if a person wanted to know more about something they saw within the fandom, should we have an article where we describe what is, still, and Internet phenomenon (confirmed or not?)
I think the expected concern would be that this could allow for the creation of a lot of articles, not only from the FiM fandom but from within other subcultures as well. But the alternative is not documenting enough to be a comprehensive source for ’Net phenomena.