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The "Google meme"

CaptainCool

Lady of the lake
Just search the main site for "google" and sort the entries by date. You get TONS of results with this nonsense!
They should call this the "against the AUP meme". Can someone please put a stop to that? It's getting annoying.

Edit: Holy crap there are literally hundreds of them... I just searched for them a little but looks like I only just scratched the surface!
 
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CaptainCool

Lady of the lake
You mean the admins? Considering that we had two threads about open tickets in such short order... Yeah not gonna happen.
 

PheagleAdler

Well-Known Member
Considering none of the people I watch are posting this crap, it doesn't bother me. I think the best way to show these people how much we dislike these meme invading the site is to unwatch them in droves. That'll get em to change their tune PDQ.
 
i thought if you manipulated the photo in some way it was ok to post?
also.. slightly relevant. a couple people i watch have been told to take them down or have had them forceably removed. while for the majority of other people it's been let slide... :/ not like i'm a big fan of the meme.. but if you're going to do it to some you should do it to all, not just cherry-pick users..
 

CaptainCool

Lady of the lake
No, they are not ok to post. The rules clearly state that all content you upload has to be made by you or specifically for you, and that includes the individual parts that make up the image.
You are right though, all of them should be removed. Especially since they are so easy to find.
 

LegitWaterfall

Forever done
These so-called "memes" are popping up everywhere, but I don't find it an annoyance.
 

CaptainCool

Lady of the lake
I do, because it's against the rules and a ton of people are doing it.
And apparently the admins are doing a half-arsed job at going against it.
 

LegitWaterfall

Forever done
I do, because it's against the rules and a ton of people are doing it.
And apparently the admins are doing a half-arsed job at going against it.
I can't blame them, the way some people in the community get about their "work" when criticized.
 

CaptainCool

Lady of the lake
I can't blame them, the way some people in the community get about their "work" when criticized.

Just remove it! And when they bitch and moan about it suspend them for a few days.
 

CaptainCool

Lady of the lake
Oh and now they claim that if they give credit to the original sources the images won't be taken down... I call bullshit!
 

LegitWaterfall

Forever done
Just remove it! And when they bitch and moan about it suspend them for a few days.
They could, but moderation is more difficult than it appears. They probably have a good number of people complaining about the same thing, on top of regular issues, so let's just give them time. From what I know, this Google thing hasn't been around very long, but I could be wrong.
 

CaptainCool

Lady of the lake
Most of them were uploaded about 3 days ago. That is more than enough time to do something about it.
 

LegitWaterfall

Forever done
Most of them were uploaded about 3 days ago. That is more than enough time to do something about it.
At least enough time to be noticed, in their case.
 
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copypasta from the AUP.. i can't find anything that says they can't post it.. unless i missed something, maybe you can point it out for me?
 

CaptainCool

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copypasta from the AUP.. i can't find anything that says they can't post it.. unless i missed something, maybe you can point it out for me?

2.6, 2.8, 2.9 and 2.11 all apply in my opinion.

@Red: No. Well, yes...
It annoys me because it is everywhere, because it's so very obviously against the rules and because the admins are once again not doing anything against it.
 

RedSavage

Rattlesnake Flavored
@Red: No. Well, yes...
It annoys me because it is everywhere, because it's so very obviously against the rules and because the admins are once again not doing anything against it.

No, it annoys you because you allow it to annoy you, and you get satisfaction from making a point in why you are technically and inherently "right".

The phrase "why do you care?" comes to mind. You don't care because you necessarily believe in the sanctity of the intellectual property of the original photographers from which the photos originate (you may--but 99 percent of the other time the rule is being followed, you don't). You only care because the rules say it isn't allowed and someone is breaking that rule, and you want said rules to be enforced because it would make you feel good in a smug way that some other person has been corralled into following the same rules you are.

Basically you've got a perfectionist complex that you extend unto other people, which in itself is a symptom of perfectionism. It's something along the lines of minor OCD. -You- follow the rules, so others should, by golly. Even if you don't recognize or admit it, to a degree it's true. It's not good enough that you follow the rules and function well on the by and by. OTHER PEOPLE must follow the rules or it aggravates you immensely. And when they do , you get a mental payoff in slight satisfaction.

Honestly it's very unhealthy and I kind of have to wonder how much of an impact it plays on your social life. A certain train incident comes to mind every time I see a thread like this.
 
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CaptainCool

Lady of the lake
No, that is simply not the case. What annoys me the most is the whole "others do it so I do it too! :V" attitude.
And this site has rules for a reason, it's an art site and not an image dump... This crap originated on Tumblr and it can stay there. Or do you want this to turn into DA?
So if anything I'm an elitist.
On the other hand, if we all can upload what ever we want then please excuse me while I upload some shots of a lemur licking his dick that I took at the zoo last month.
 

RedSavage

Rattlesnake Flavored
You're just making excuses. You had the train incident, and then the big CP trouble tickets, and now this. I'm not saying that you're wrong in any case since I mostly agree with you, but the prevalence of "follow the rules" in your topics is concerning. You have different reasons for each specific cause, and again they're pretty decent reasons to have an outcry, but at the end of the day you feel like you have to rally behind each point like it even really matters because you have a bonafied complex. And you don't even see it.

Besides. FA is a craphole and you know it.
 

CaptainCool

Lady of the lake
I'm not making excuses! I have the photo right here! :V (NSFW, obviously)

Anyway, I just don't see the issue. The site has rules, we agreed to follow these rules when we registered. I just think that rules are important because they hold the community together.
Oh also, what pisses me off a LOT more right now is that the thumbnail system still doesn't work.
 

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CaptainCool

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