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Inefficiency of KYM

Last posted Nov 03, 2010 at 07:17AM EDT. Added Nov 02, 2010 at 05:52PM EDT
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So, lately I’ve been noticing the increasing rate of submissions coming in, and it seems to me that KYM does not have enough resources to confirm/research all the memes, and unfortunatly some memes are forgotten about. Maybe there should be a more effective way of confirming memes, such as voting? Or at least some kind of member opinion besides comments that will help getting all the memes the status they deserve.

Nov 02, 2010 at 05:52PM EDT
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You can’t fact-check, proofread, and correct an article by voting. And that’s how a meme entry gets confirmed.

“Confirmed” means that we can confirm that everything stated in the entry is true and complete, with proper attribution given to everyone involved.
Auto-confirming doesn’t accomplish that.

Instead of voting in the comments, you should be providing information to help complete the entry.

Nov 02, 2010 at 06:08PM EDT
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Not the first time this issue is adressed but the answers are simple.
Voting system ? No. Why ? Because a meme isn’t a meme based on the amount of people “thinking it’s or it’s not funny enough to be one”. It’s a meme based on the information proving it as a meme in the entry, period.

If you give a try and look at ALL comments from all entries, you will see that only a mere 10% are really useful. If you consider that in addition to the spammers and haters, to me, I will never accept any voting system concerning entries.

It’s easy to spot a meme for what it is, but here, we are really few people taking the time to write a constructive article with all the basics in explaining why it’s a meme, how it works, where it has been spotted and so on.

That’s the main problem leading to why the confirmation process takes time.

In order to counteract that “lazyness” effect, Brad Kim has established a weekly confirmation list available to managers and mods in order to review specific entries, work on it as soon as possible and have some kind of routine confirmation schedule.

Nov 02, 2010 at 06:15PM EDT
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Think we have had 5 threads about this, at least with no exaggeration.

Nov 02, 2010 at 07:56PM EDT

You all have valid points, but I was mainly referring to some kind of vote system that serves as an indicator or public opinion, not as “auto-conformation”. To help mods know which memes are generally accepted as memes by the general public and research further into those.

Nov 03, 2010 at 06:32AM EDT
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We know what your saying, the issue is that trolls would vandalize it.

Nov 03, 2010 at 07:17AM EDT
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