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Why can't the admins delete memes?

Last posted Nov 02, 2009 at 04:14PM EST. Added Nov 01, 2009 at 06:11PM EST
9 posts from 4 users

This has probably been asked thousands of times, but if someone makes a blank meme(or a duplicate) can’t someone delete it?

Nov 01, 2009 at 06:11PM EST

We can.

But a deadpooled meme serves as a reference that should deter people from resubmitting the same non-meme.

Nov 01, 2009 at 06:13PM EST

I like your thinking.

Plus, if you later decide it shouldn’t be in deadpool…(not that many of them warrent that privilage)

Nov 01, 2009 at 08:08PM EST

Oh yeah. We’ve rescued plenty of memes from the deadpool after finding new information.

Nov 01, 2009 at 08:15PM EST

@ chris, yeah, but what about those whom we know are trolls like the one with the thumb of the fatkid wearing springy eyes?

Nov 01, 2009 at 08:30PM EST

I get a kick out of horribly bad attempts and think they’re worth showcasing in their own section.

Nov 01, 2009 at 09:06PM EST

Well, I’m not saying all deadpools should be deleted, just blank memes and duplicates.

Nov 02, 2009 at 03:58PM EST

We learn a lot from the Deadpool.

If many duplicates appear one after another, it may signify that either there is a big important phenomenon that warrants lots of attention, or that there is some coordinated effort to force a meme. Both of these scenarios have occurred in the past, and deleting duplicates would erase any record of that.

Duplicates that are posted long after an entry has already been submitted teach us that new users are not acquainted with how to use the site, which motivates us to improve the user experience.

Sifting through the deadpool is like studying a stool-sample. It smells like shit, but it reveals information about the site’s health.

Nov 02, 2009 at 04:14PM EST

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