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Can Smugleaf be confirmed already!?

Last posted Aug 12, 2010 at 10:47PM EDT. Added Jul 02, 2010 at 08:40PM EDT
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There’s enough proof that Smugleaf is a meme, what with all the pictures on DeviantArt and elsewhere. Why hasn’t it been confirmed yet?

Jul 02, 2010 at 08:40PM EDT
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Maybe you should just be patient.

Jul 02, 2010 at 09:20PM EDT

Patience is a fine virtue. You’ll get your confirm eventually.

Jul 02, 2010 at 09:24PM EDT
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An article is not solely confirmed based on the number of instances there are of the meme. An article needs to be completely filled out with proper information and evaluated by at least two Community Managers/Entry Moderators before it can be confirmed.

Yatta’s six primary concepts list out what the community members try to look for in an article before saying that it can be rightfully confirmed:

1) Viral Spread: search results, social media mentions, forum posts, route of spread.
2) Point of Origin: Find out where the meme first appeared and provide proof that it spread beyond its original subculture.
3) Derivatives/instances: Existing volume of spoofs, mashups, remixes, parodies, recontextualizations, and re-enactments. Is it mutating?
4) Appearance in Memetic Hubs: Websites and communities that have been made famous for spreading and culturing memes.
5) Organic / Forced Memes: Was the meme spread peer to peer or was it astroturfed? Even astroturfed phenomena can become memes.
6) Spin-offs / Sub-memes (Optional): Many memes spawn entire trees of sub-memes.

Like the others said, Smugleaf will eventually confirmed so long as the article is given these needed information.

Last edited Jul 02, 2010 at 09:27PM EDT
Jul 02, 2010 at 09:26PM EDT
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Okay, I edited it the best I could, and I even got Chris to add himself as an editor. What can I do now to help it get confirmed faster?

Jul 27, 2010 at 01:52AM EDT
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The macro on Meme Generator is now in the Legendary Tier. Hopefully that along with the fan art is enough to have it confirmed

Aug 01, 2010 at 09:11PM EDT
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Try quoting the Kotaku article instead of expecting readers to open the hyperlink (the Kotaky page is all messed up by the way, so that’s another reason why you shouldn’t rely on it). What for instance was the first smuglead meme pic, and who made it – I read that it was the “U Mad?” pic of smugleaf, but havent confimed it.

Then there’s the “impact” section – you’ve described smugleaf, not his actual impact. Also, whats the actual significance of another mudkip? Is there a catch phrase like “I herd j00 likes smugleaf”? What’s so great about being in legendary tier of memegenerator anyways? You’ve also stated “many fans have proclaimed” without providing any evidence to your claim.

You could also make the images more uniform in size by adding width=“400” in the < > doobie, so that its (img src=" " width=“400”). There’s a few other things that need to be tidied up – it’s just not visually appealing.

There’s more, but hopefully you get the point – if you want confirmation, try looking at stuff that has been confirmed and see what yours doesn’t have. Also, note that in most instances it takes more than 2 months for something to be confirmed. Then, if you’ve done that and you still think it should be confirmed, try looking through the submissions page and see what else needs to be confirmed – suprise buttsex for instance, which was made a year ago and doesn’t need much work at all, is yet to be confirmed.

Do you really think smugleaf is more important than suprise buttsex? Hint: the “Dinner for Schmucks” ad that KYM is currently showing is all about suprise buttsex, and nothing to do with smugleaf.

Aug 02, 2010 at 12:06AM EDT
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Adam, you could get on IRC sometime and ask a mod yourself.

Aug 03, 2010 at 10:06PM EDT
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