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General Reposti is a commonly used comment on the /r/PrequelMemes subreddit, meaning that the post in question has already been posted. The phrase is a parody of the scene from Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith in which the character Obi-Wan Kenobi (played by Ewan McGregor) surprises the character General Grievous by saying "Hello there." Grievous turns around and says, "General Kenobi, you are a bold one."
On May 19th, 2005, the science fiction space opera film Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith was released in the United States. In the film, Obi-Wan Kenobi surprises the antagonist General Grievous by sneaking behind him and saying, "Why hello there." Grievous, unfazed, turns around and responds, "General Kenobi, you are a bold one" (clip below).
On February 21st, 2017, Redditor Erik1337Cubeman responded to a meme in the /r/PrequelMemes subreddit with the phrase "General Reposti," the earliest known usage of the expression (shown below).
On February 23rd, 2017, Redditor dmmrekcd posted a two-panel image of Ken Bone standing in for Kenobi in the scene. Redditor Zooheck accused the meme of being a repost by writing, "It's reposts, then." Later in the thread, Redditor Mun- responded, "General Reposti."
Over the next two years, other users posted "General Reposti" when they see non-original content. This has caused others to post about being wrongfully accused of reposting. Redditor ArmyAndStuff posted a screen-capture from the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with the title "when you post a dank OC and someone types 'General Reposti'" The post (shown below, left) received more than 9,600 points (95% upvoted) and 140 comments in nine months.
On August 24th, Redditor BigJ76 posted a gif of a scene from Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones. However, instead of the normal lines from the film, the subtitles from the scene are on the subject of reposting. The user titled the gif "General Reposti." The post (shown below, left) received more than 16,000 upvotes (96% upvoted) and 140 comments in eight months..
The following year, on March 2nd, 2018, Redditor hanzoShotFirst posted a variation of the What About The Droid Attack on the Wookiees meme with the title "When someone comments 'General Reposti' on your OC, but you realize that 'General Reposti' is just a reposted comment." The post (shown below, right) received more than 10,000 (96% upvoted) and 90 comments in two months.
On May 8th, 2018, the official Twitter  account for the Wendy's fast food franchise responded to a comment with "General Reposti." The post (shown below) received more than 10 retweets and 35 likes in six days.
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 Twitter – @Wendys's Tweet
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