I think that in Tumblr, only pictures directly related to the site should be allowed and just random pictures people find on Tumblr should be put in their respective galleries.
I disagree with that idea partially. Screencaps of Tumblr conversations, reblogs, images, additions, etc etc etc. show Tumblr culture through direct examples, and are therefore completely related to the article. For a comparison in that: The 4chan entry. A lot of images in that entry are screencaps from 4chan threads which are called relevant because they show 4chan culture.
Can you give me an idea of these “random images people find on Tumblr”?
As for your suggestion about moving pics to galleries that fit what category they go under more, that’s not really an issue. KYM is meant to be extensive in every aspect, especially since it’s a database.
What you said above also clashes with what you’re saying here. It’s not biggy, but it got me confused on what you really aim for now.
Should images uploaded to entries that are dedicated to specific phrases have that phrase (or some near variation) present in that image?
Phrase entries are a difficult case, as for example “Dat Ass” is such a widely used phrase that all fandoms and memes may contain it in a way.
I commonly run with what is the most dominant in the picture. If it includes a lot of fandom references, the fandom entry. But should it only use a character with the phrase to be used as a general reaction image, the phrase entry. Of course both entries is ok should it be difficult to tell.
When it comes to triggers though, again with Dat Ass: Should the phrase not be present, it is nothing more than a random picture of an ass that is supposed to trigger “Dat Ass” with the viewer. This trigger is of course opinion based though, so I say go with removing unless the reaction image clearly shows it will trigger that (random gif of an ass, so remove & shows a clear trigger through the sticker and face, so keep).
Of course this is my own opinion and not some law, feel free to counter me if you believe I’m wrong.
Jacob also wrote:
This leads into another issue I wanted to bring up in this thread. Because there are so many images in some galleries, and many of those images are about memes/ subcultures we already have full entires on, should there be an effort to move out some images from very broad galleries into more specific and better fitting galleries, provided they are not already present?
In theory, yes. But we all know that nobody has the time to go do that. I pity the soul who has to dig through the MLP gallery.
So if you are going to execute this plan, you either need organised team effort, or keep it simple if you can’t organise it and only check through the most recent x% of the uploads (x depending on the quantity).
The images who got through deep down in the gallery are just lucky and won’t get removed then. It’s unfortunate, but it’s a sacrifice you have to make in executing this.