I’ve noticed a lot of complaints about New Members creating entries that have no chance to succeed, as they are both of low quality and are based of non-existent memes.
This is, of course, nothing new. We’ve always had this going on. It just seems that within this past month or so it’s been getting a bit more common, perhaps due to the extra traffic we’re getting from Facebook.
So anyway, I think that we could lower the amount of useless entries by adding a message similar to the How to Write a Meme Entry Column at the side of the page. This message would preferably be added in a way that made it impossible to avoid viewing it before creating a meme.
Here’s one possible message:
Submitting a New Entry
Read these questions:
1. Are you certain that you understand the definition of an internet meme? [Insert Link to a definition we agree on here]
2. Is the meme you wish to document already widespread and popular?
3. Do you agree to keep your article professional and neutral in tone?
If any of your answers to these questions are NO, do not create a new entry. It does not meet KnowYourMeme’s standards and will require Entry Moderator attention that is needed elsewhere.
Sorry for not posting this in the Suggestions thread, I thought this might merit additional discussion.