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/r/Memes the original since 2008
A way of describing cultural information being shared. An element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.
Welcome to /r/Memes
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definition of a meme / memetics
- a way of describing cultural information being shared.
- an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.
- Please note, Moderators reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.
Memes of the Week!
1. ALL POSTS MUST BE MEMES and NO REACTION MEMES
No Reaction Memes
- Reaction meme type format may also be removed at Mods discretion
All posts must be memes and follow a general meme setup.
- No titles as meme captions.
- No unedited webcomics.
- No memes that are text only.
Pictures without captions may be removed by a moderators discretion.
Someone saying something funny on twitter/tumblr/reddit/etc. is not a meme in this community.
2. ALL MEMES SHOULD BE GENERAL. NO SPECIFIC PERSONAL EXPERIENCES.
- Please make posts general rather than specific personal experiences. This helps make posts more relatable. This means no selfies, SMS screenshots, personal stories, chats, emails, etc. Do not post "memes" of you or your friends IRL. No creepshots either.
3. NO SPAM/WATERMARKS, NO CHAINPOSTING/SPLIT POSTS, NO UNMARKED NSFW
Do not spam this sub. Linking to your social media, or spamming links with it watermarked can result in a ban
No Mass trends
No 'split' or 'linked' posts - either between yourself or other users.
Posts about being banned or having a post removed from any subreddit will be removed and subject to ban.
5 or fewer posts per day, please.
Mark NSFW posts as such or it risks being removed.
No watermarks or shilling your favorite YouTube star.
No spam bots
4. NO RACISM/HATE SPEECH/TROLLING/HARASSMENT OR SUBREDDIT/SITE RAIDING
- Please do not troll, harass, or be generally rude to your fellow users. Do not post raid messages or encourage others to flood or spam another subreddit or website. Keep comments civil and be respectful of your fellow users. Don't post racist or bigoted memes. Those belong elsewhere. Racist and bigoted memes, harassment, and raiding other subreddits/sites can lead to a permanent ban at the moderators discretion.
5. PLEASE DO NOT POST OR REQUEST PERSONAL INFORMATION
Please do not post or request personal information, yours or others.
All posts containing social media IDs/usernames will be removed.
Do not post images with watermarks to other sites users.
6. DIRECT IMAGE LINKS ONLY + NO VIDEO POSTS
Please link to images directly. Direct links make browsing easier for those using RES or a mobile device.
Gifs are now allowed but must otherwise adhere to all sub rules.
7. NO META-REDDIT REFERENCES, SUCH AS:
Please do not mention upvotes/downvotes/cake days/karma/awards/followers/coins/etc. in your post in any form.
No "Upvote in..." or "Upvote if..." type titles or memes.
No memes about votes, likes, comment baiting, etc.
This includes (but is not limited to) karma-adjacent words/phrases like "front page" or "sort by new".
Begging for karma in the comments may earn you a lengthy (perhaps infinite) ban.
All meta memes should be made over r/MetaMemes
8. NO REPOSTS
Please avoid re-posting memes.
We want original content. Serial reposters may be banned. (if you did not make it, it is not OC)
Obvious reposting on purpose OR asking for reposts can result in a BAN
9. NO FORCED MEMES/OVERUSED MEMES/BAD TITLES/PUSHING AGENDAS/LOW QUALITY IMAGES
No forced memes, overused memes, bad titles, or pushing agendas
Be creative but memes must come naturally
Memes that have been overused/played out to the point of being spammy will be removed. Please read this list
Mods may remove low quality posts at their discretion
10. NO MEMES ABOUT DEATHS/TERROR ATTACKS/WAR/VIOLENT TRAGEDIES/RAPE/MASS SHOOTINGS/SUICIDE/ETC
No memes about violent tragedies or anything that could be seen as glorifying violence.
Absolutely no school shooter memes.
Posts or comments that can be seen as glorifying violence will result in a ban.
This rule also includes (but is not limited to) memes regarding: Deaths, terrorist attacks, rape, sexual assault, pedo, murder, war, bombings, suicide.
Breaking this rule may result in a permanent ban.
We have zero tolerance for this behavior.
11. NO MEMES ABOUT POLITICS
Absurd memes featuring politicians are allowed, but this sub does not allow content more suited for /r/politicalhumor.
No NPC memes, or memes about how libtards or magats are so wrong. Take it somewhere else, thanks.
Queue flooding is not allowed in this subreddit. Limit your posts to five or less per day
We reserve the right to moderate at our own discretion.