Replying with gifs and images

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by p1ngpong, May 14, 2013.

  1. DinohScene

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    The problem with these meme spammers is is that they clutter up a perfectly good thread very quickly.
    It becomes annoying to read and people are baited quickly into responding to them.
    Especially when some fool posts a meme saying "you don't say" with some dumb reaction image plastered over it.
    This quickly derails the thread and turns it into a flamewar, which is completely the opposite of what you're trying to achieve.
    Especially if it's in a thread which discusses the dumping of say Switch keys.
     
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  2. Ev1l0rd

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    Does this count for Blogpost comments? It's not uncommon to see blogpost comments with only reaction gif/youtube videos.
     
  3. raulpica

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    Blogs are different, postcount doesn't raise there. Posting a may-may is fine every now and then, but if you see an user doing it regularly and not adding anything to the discussion at hand, feel free to report him/her.
     
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  4. ThomasTrig

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    I respect the admin's decision but even at work we like reply with images, gif, memes. It's just how the kids do things these days. It's fun. Hopefully you'll reconsider in the future. Thx!
     
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    This is a forum and not an imageboard.
    As has been said previously, memes clutter up the thread enormously and contribute nothing to the discussion at hand other then dumb attempts at flaming.
     
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    Not on this site.

    It isn't.
     
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  7. epickid37

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    why would i tell you stalkers where i live?
    i agree with this, up to a point. i think it is pretty annoying when people spam unrelated images (outside of the eof of course) but related images with no text are just fine in my opinion. i know that it's annoying to the staff to delete unrelated images but essentially banning all images unless you have some relevant text is a little overkill...
     
  8. Cyan

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    why spend time to find a picture with the text you want to say, instead of .. just write it yourself ?
    it's a forum, where users post and exchange their opinion using words.
    posting a picture of the word is just strange.
     
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  9. Abu_Senpai

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    Fair point. But what are the rules on posting words with a gif?
     
  10. epickid37

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    why would i tell you stalkers where i live?
    that's a good question... because it's more fun i guess?:unsure:
     
  11. hiroakihsu

    hiroakihsu SUPREME LURKER OF THE WORLD

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    I have a question...Does posting one of those "Let me google that for you" links also count as against the rules then (since it could be considered as not really contributing to the thread)?

    Edit: Actually never mind...Just did a search and noticed one of the threads where I used lmgtfy was gone...Going to assume that it's not allowed then...Sorry about that.
     
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  12. epickid37

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    why would i tell you stalkers where i live?
    you mean like lmgtfy?
     
  13. hiroakihsu

    hiroakihsu SUPREME LURKER OF THE WORLD

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    Yes...and since I don't want to make this a one-word post, I'll just say that while I can understand the mods' stance on this, I think it really comes down to a balance between order and freedom of speech.
     
  14. epickid37

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    why would i tell you stalkers where i live?
    yep, i agree with this fully
     
  15. grossaffe

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    This thread is in need of an image of a newspaper with the headline "OLD MAN YELLS AT CLOUD".