• GrayoxOP
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    184 months ago

    How is it not a microblog meme? It fits the definition of both a microblog and a meme. Being nuanced isn’t a requirement.

    • @[email protected]
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      64 months ago

      How is this a meme? It’s just a screenshot of someone’s post.

      Some blunt hot take of a politically charged opinion, which serves no purpose but to preach to the choir of people who already agree, is not what I’d imagine most people expect from a meme community without a theme other than specifying a source. It’s a meme community, not soapbox for my opinions land.

      No humor or entertainement value, no bait and switch, non-sequiteur, or anything to get any sort of reaction other than “you’re right and that makes me upset at the state of things” or “wow that’s a crap take”.

      I’m not even going the route of “keep politics and things that remind me of the poor state of the world out of my funny hahas”, and you could probably argue endlessly about what the modern definition of a meme really is, but this ain’t it boss.

      There’s plenty of more appropriate communities for this sort of content.

      • Patapon Enjoyer
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        44 months ago

        A meme is anything that is spread through sharing and imitation. If you don’t like that definition, take it up to that one biology guy who came up with it

        • @TrickDacy
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          24 months ago

          By that (definitely incorrect) definition, all content on any mass media is a “meme”.

          • @[email protected]
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            34 months ago

            That is actually the original definition when Richard Dawkins first coined the term. Basically it is an idea which spreads through the minds of people who repeat that idea. But it’s definitely not the commonly understood definition in a community name like “microblog memes”

            • Patapon Enjoyer
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              44 months ago

              Considering how many memes everywhere are just screenshots of a social media post, I’d say it is the practical definition.

    • @TrickDacy
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      34 months ago

      “meme” never meant “has text on it” until the Internet bastardized the term for several years straight

      • GrayoxOP
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        64 months ago

        Sorry not sorry, downvoting exists for a reason.

        • @[email protected]
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          24 months ago

          This is the exact reason most communities and subreddits turn to shit. People posting low effort content that is barely relevant to the community and then saying “iF thE PeOpLe dOn’T liKe iT, thEy CaN DownVoTe iT”