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A friendly, helpful guide for the newbies.

Last posted Jan 22, 2014 at 05:23AM EST. Added Feb 21, 2010 at 04:00PM EST
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Here are some tips that will help you be better accepted as a member of Know Your Meme.

1. We do not create memes on this site. Period. So do not try this.

2. +1 confirm is annoying. (especially when the article is already confirmed)

3. Trolling and spamming are grounds for a BAN!

4. Do not upload pornographic examples of a meme.

5. Not every funny thing that you find on the internet is a meme.

6. Seeing it on /b/ (even if it is a GET) does not necessarily make it a meme.

7. If you are unsure if something is a meme or not, ask in the forums BEFORE making the entry.

8. If you need help, ask.

9. Do not try to intentionally offend people.

10. Carefully search for an entry BEFORE you make it.

11. Making an account on Know Your Meme just to tell us you do not think something is a meme is annoying.

12. +1 deadpool is annoying (especially on a confirmed entry).

13. We are not /b/. Do not treat us as such.

14. If you made it, chances are it will never be a meme.

15. DO not assume that we at Know Your Meme are stupid.

16. If you do not approve of a meme, do not flames us about it. We document memes, not promote them.

If any other established KYM members have other things to add, just tell me.

And newbies, post your comments.

Last edited Feb 23, 2010 at 02:09PM EST
Feb 21, 2010 at 04:00PM EST
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dont mind this post people

Dont let watcher or any other higher up users discourage you.
Please dont troll
lurk moar please before posting a meme entry.

Last edited Feb 21, 2010 at 04:53PM EST
Feb 21, 2010 at 04:53PM EST
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We have a faq already, Watcher.
I’d post the lionk, but lurkers may vandalize it.
If you want the lionk, PM me.

Feb 21, 2010 at 11:35PM EST
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Yes, but the newbies can see this one.

Also, please send me that li0nk in PM.

Last edited Feb 21, 2010 at 11:48PM EST
Feb 21, 2010 at 11:47PM EST
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This is great, thx Watcher. I’m going to incorporate guidelines not dissimilar from this (and the FAQ) into the meme submission process ASAP

Feb 23, 2010 at 02:53PM EST
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Okay, I just had this one here so the newbies could see it.

Feb 23, 2010 at 03:01PM EST
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Another one:

Use tags and submemes when needed.
Don’t just go and thumb up or down everything, people would think your are spamming or trolling.

Aug 22, 2011 at 02:29PM EDT
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Thank you for your input, watcher. Though I was expecting more rules. ALOT more.
Including: TEIPiNG LEIK THIS!11

Aug 22, 2011 at 03:23PM EDT
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Lola Landa wrote:

Another one:

Use tags and submemes when needed.
Don’t just go and thumb up or down everything, people would think your are spamming or trolling.

Seriously, do you actually know anything about KYM’s site structure?

Aug 22, 2011 at 04:59PM EDT
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Piano wrote:

Seriously, do you actually know anything about KYM’s site structure?

XD Agreed.
I don’t think +1 and -1 is annoying…………………..it’s only annoying when it’s already confirmed, like you said.

Nov 30, 2011 at 03:39AM EST

Here’s another tip, if you want to change “New Member”, well you need to do something, I think? (give me the link too and you can’t rename the “New Member” and some other on your account is few percent can change it [very few I guess]) Oh and @watcher you forget to said no posting gore stuff too.

Last edited Nov 30, 2011 at 04:41AM EST
Nov 30, 2011 at 04:39AM EST
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This isn’t really a guide, this is a list of guidelines. I came here for comment formatting help as well as linking images and YouTube videos : \

Nov 30, 2011 at 08:14PM EST
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PickyMcCritical wrote:

This isn’t really a guide, this is a list of guidelines. I came here for comment formatting help as well as linking images and YouTube videos : \

Here’s some Textile help
That should suit most of your needs. As for Jew YouTube Videos, just go into the description, click share, click embed, then copypaste.
Don’t worry, I just figured out links.

Last edited Nov 30, 2011 at 09:07PM EST
Nov 30, 2011 at 09:03PM EST
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Like that.

Dec 01, 2011 at 04:54AM EST

Thanks, Watcher. You’re a great person! From now on, I will stop spamming some memes that I hate. ;)

Last edited Dec 01, 2011 at 08:19AM EST
Dec 01, 2011 at 08:16AM EST
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Jason wrote:

Thanks, Watcher. You’re a great person! From now on, I will stop spamming some memes that I hate. ;)

You really shouldn’t have been posting spam even before reading this.

Dec 04, 2011 at 12:07AM EST
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“Thanks for giving us the guidelines at least we now know the limitations of this site.

It could really help us (the newbies)"

Spam, yep they are trolling us now.

Dec 07, 2011 at 08:54AM EST

how do you get a ‘title’ such as RandomMan’s Bitch, lurker, conversationalist, Database Moderator & Alpha as F**k, etc??? Just curious.

Mar 09, 2012 at 09:16PM EST
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jubru wrote:

how do you get a ‘title’ such as RandomMan’s Bitch, lurker, conversationalist, Database Moderator & Alpha as F**k, etc??? Just curious.

Most of the titles are obtainable through contributions, in which more is explained here. Mod titles are obtained through modship, in which the admins pick who is eligible for those. And the Alpha and RM titles are part of the KYM CBC a month ago.

Mar 17, 2012 at 07:31PM EDT
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Shrusxaiken wrote:

Guys how about the flash animations in the comments?

I don’t know how to embed them or if it’s even possible. I’ve never wanted to try it, because having too much media in a forum post/comment strikes me as being distracting.

But this guide may have some information that will help you answer the question. Some HTML is supported in the comments along with forum posts, so you may want to try HTML tags and stuff on your profile before taking it to a Comments section.

Apr 21, 2012 at 09:46AM EDT
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Well this helped.
Thanks!

Apr 30, 2012 at 06:28PM EDT

but what is the gold member things and what ranks are there? i signed up for not very long and im already gold…

Jul 02, 2012 at 10:43AM EDT
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Woskis wrote:

but what is the gold member things and what ranks are there? i signed up for not very long and im already gold…

I think this is a pretty good point too. I’m fairly new to the site myself, and I haven’t found much that explains the subtler details of the site outside of how to behave…

Jul 03, 2012 at 08:16PM EDT
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I figured out how to embed stuff to posts, but how do I become a commentator, and then improve to a higher rank? What’s the minimum?

Jul 05, 2012 at 03:04PM EDT
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Ann Hiro wrote:

dont mind this post people

Dont let watcher or any other higher up users discourage you.
Please dont troll
lurk moar please before posting a meme entry.

Please mind this post.

Aug 14, 2012 at 08:50PM EDT
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I would very much like to know how to make my avatar a .gif. (i know, i suck at computers and shit)

Aug 15, 2012 at 03:18AM EDT
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Trash the Stampede wrote:

I would very much like to know how to make my avatar a .gif. (i know, i suck at computers and shit)

Upload a .gif as your avatar.

Nov 01, 2012 at 11:33AM EDT
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Calkarot wrote:

How would one quote a small part of a single forum post

This would require HTML.

Whoever wrote:
<blockquote>Quote</blockquote>

Becomes

Whoever wrote:

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Nov 17, 2012 at 12:04PM EST
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Ann Hiro wrote:

This would require HTML.

Whoever wrote:
<blockquote>Quote</blockquote>

Becomes

Whoever wrote:

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What I’d like to know is why the Quote button doesn’t automatically do that.

Mar 06, 2013 at 03:39PM EST
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“6. Seeing it on /b/ (even if it is a GET) does not necessarily make it a meme.”

6.5 Seeing it on Reddit does not necessarily make it a meme.

Oh wait, is usually does around here. :P

Oct 31, 2013 at 04:54AM EDT
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Thank you for telling me the rules around here, very helpful post. Now can some please explain how the title system for profiles work here?

Dec 03, 2013 at 10:17PM EST
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See this thread for explanations about user titles.

Dec 03, 2013 at 11:59PM EST
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I’ve just signed up for a KYM account and have a question about the comments section: how do I post an image/video as part of a comment?

Jan 21, 2014 at 04:11AM EST
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Matthew Field wrote:

I’ve just signed up for a KYM account and have a question about the comments section: how do I post an image/video as part of a comment?

Jan 21, 2014 at 08:10AM EST
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Matthew Field wrote:

I’ve just signed up for a KYM account and have a question about the comments section: how do I post an image/video as part of a comment?

How to embed Youtube videos

  1. Go to desired video
  2. Click on Share
  3. Click on embed
  4. Copy the seemingly complex string of text in the text box
  5. Paste
    How to post images
  6. Go to desired image
  7. Right click the image
  8. Click on “Open image on new tab” (or anything like that)
  9. Copy the URL
  10. Put two “!s”
  11. Paste between the “!s”
Jan 21, 2014 at 09:28AM EST
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