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Last posted Jan 20, 2010 at 01:15AM EST. Added Jan 18, 2010 at 06:09PM EST
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I don’t know.
I’ve been looking for something to be my first entry for a while.
And I noticed know your meme doesn’t have anything about traps.

I have some information and lots of pictures/macros for it, but I haven’t submitted a meme before.

I’d like some help setting it up and researching~

Edit: The page is up now.
I’ll go find lots of images and hopefully someone will have posted here by then.
I need help making a body.

Last edited Jan 18, 2010 at 06:25PM EST

As Internet Slang, “Trap” would make a good entry. I have a question though. Is this related to It’s a Trap in any other way than the word “trap”? Also, this could be a parent article for Bridget.

Here are some lionks to help you with the research:
- Encyclopedia Dramatica (NSFW)
- Macrochan
- Urban Dictionary (especially 3 and 4)

Good luck with the research! (^_^)

EDIT: Also, Reverse Traps must be explained in the article. This meaning, Reverse Trap Chan must be explained in that article as well.

- 4chanarchive (NSFW)

Last edited Jan 18, 2010 at 06:38PM EST

1) To make large, bold headings such as “Origin” and “About”, use this formatting (change the comma to a period for it to work).

h2, Origin

2) To quote certain phrases/sentences/paragraphs in your article, use this formatting (change the [ to <).

Whatever… blah, blah, blah

3) To embed links, use either of these formattings (change the [ with < and the ; with :).

[a href=URL of the site/image/whatever>Whatever you want to call it[/a>


“Whatever you want to call it”;URL of the site/image/whatever

4) To bold texts (change the “(star)” to *).


5) To italicize texts (change the = to _).


That’s basically all you need to know about HTML formatting for your articles.

As for sub-memeing an article to another article, that’s an admin’s job. Us regular users can’t do squat about it other than suggesting it to the admins.

Glad to be of help! :D

EDIT: Here’s a few I forgot.

6) To add videos, just copy the embedding code provided to the side of/underneath the video and paste it into the article.

7) To align text/images to the center, use this formatting (change the [ to <).

[div align="center">

Last edited Jan 19, 2010 at 07:18PM EST

List of things you should do for the article:

1) Add the ED link under the Resources section to accompany the Macrochan link.
2) Separate the blockquote from your “Urban Dictionary” sub-heading. It will make it look neater.
3) (The most important of them all) Prove your claims by citing sites that mention the same statements as you do. For example, I cannot fully believe your claim that “Trap” is a slang word originating from 4chan unless you provide the first instance that the term appeared on 4chan by means of a screencap, a link to an archived thread, or the blockquote method which is basically quoting a very reliable site’s claims that it definitely originated from 4chan. You know, things like that.

Once you accomplish all of these, I’ll come back to critique your article and help you in whatever possible way I can. Good luck with the research, Elita!

That’s okay, I’ll help you with the research. If I find anything helpful, I’ll let you know.

Also, to answer your question, LURKMORE is a reliable enough source of internet information. Add it in your article that you got specific info from LURKMORE if that’s what you’re insinuating.


I was thinking about a google insights chart.
If I were to put one in the entry, what sort of things should I graph.

‘Trap’ or ‘Traps’ is far too vague.
I suppose I could do ‘Anime Traps’ and ’It’s a Trap’ to show around the time that it would have become a meme.

Last edited Jan 19, 2010 at 10:42PM EST

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