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(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
bakerstreet is literally just texting memes now, isn't it?

anything else gets virtually no hits.

i love tfln, but this is really sad.

(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
probably because the 'anything else' are all memes people keep throwing up weekly in an attempt to get them to be more popular than they are, but people are either already playing them or tired of seeing them. if some of the posters would cool it for a few weeks, i'm betting some of those memes would get hits.

then again, people just want what they want and they toss up anything that they think of or want to play in the moment and don't realize that the knight in shining armor meme is just like the sworn to you meme and good god, how many sweet romance memes do we need?

(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 01:53 am (UTC)(link)
as many redundant texting memes as we need

midnight texting is the same as tfln

(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
i'm less bothered by the midnight texting meme going up and more annoyed at when it goes up. whoever posts it either posts it on the day after tfln, which isn't needed if they have a runoff post, or they're dumb and post it the scheduled day of the actual texting/sexting meme. which is on the scheduled post that's stickied. wait a couple days, ffs.


(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 02:14 am (UTC)(link)
i don't think you can call them redundant when they get plenty of hits. it's the non-texting ones getting muse dumping and/or few comments that are redundant. no matter how good the idea is, if people aren't playing in them, then they are pointless.

texting memes are the ones that get people playing, so i'd actually like to see a new one daily, because right or wrong, there's a "stigma" to texting memes where nobody wants to tag into one that's more than a day old.

they could do different themes for different days: tfln, new phone/who dis, cross-canon misfires, ic misfires, cursed texts (you read it, you're cursed with honesty/rudeness/a boner), magic texts (your phone accidentally broadcasts your thoughts), sexting, etc.

like i said, don't get me wrong: i love text memes. i would actually like more of them. it just makes me sad to see that they're the ONLY memes that get any traction these days.

the thing that would help is tighter modding like the anon upthread suggested. maybe restricted posting of non-text memes, combined with a strict schedule for text memes as above? for non-text ones, you have to run your meme by the mod before it gets posted until it's established that it will actually get comments, then you're allowed to post it once per week whenever you want within that week. and to prevent muse-dumping counting as comments, maybe something like...

if you post it and it gets fewer than 10 threads with 10+ comments, you have to wait 2 weeks before reposting.

if it gets less than that the second time, you have to wait 2 months before reposting.

if it's too similar to something already on the weekly schedule, it gets rejected until it's reworked to be different enough to get a trial run as above.

i know that would mean a lot more work for the mod initially, but i'm sure people would volunteer to help, and i think it would really help the comm go back to what it used to be?

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(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
jfc so basically make it texting memes: the meme comm?

how about no, or make a comm just for texting memes?


(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
that's already what it is, with a bunch of redundant memes spaced throughout and getting nearly no comments. other comms have been tried before, and they never take off.

ONE texting meme daily should be easy enough for the people who hate texting memes to overlook. it would also bring the texting meme fans to the comm daily.

if they get there, and there are a bunch of thoughtfully chosen non-text memes which aren't redundant (so: not "the happy shipping meme", "the cute shipping meme", and "the adorable shipping meme" one after the other with 0-50 comments on each) which are active, they will be much more likely to tag into them and play other things, which benefits everyone.

text memes are like the things a store uses to get you in the door. if there's other good shit there that you see when you come for the text memes, you're gonna buy into them. and if they're whittled down and bit and the redundancy eliminated, it'll be easier to see what's good.


(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
i'm not really sure if you're trolling or not.

there are plenty of other memes that get played in more than the texting memes. that's why there's weekly scheduled ones.

i agree with the ayrt. if you want a meme comm that's specifically dedicated to texting, make one. but i really wish people would stop trying to turn bakerstreet into what they want most instead of what it is. not all memes are going to get the same amount of play. people DO need to stop posting slower memes as often (powered source and bodyguard memes, i'm looking at you), but that doesn't mean it should be bs: the text version. make a text comm. play in that. link it once/twice a week to bs. there you go. aren't you happy? you should be.


(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 02:51 am (UTC)(link)
not trolling at all. my opening post here was "wow, bakerstreet is just all texting memes now".

i recently came back to the comm after about a year's hiatus and couldn't believe how many "dead" memes there were and how busy the texting ones were by comparison. i really do enjoy the text ones, but i would love to see more of the non-text ones get actual playing and not just reams of muse dumping.

i honestly can't understand why a single texting meme per day would cause anyone upset or how it would be "changing" bakerstreet into anything but a place that might be a bit busier. i'm not saying make it a texting comm, but there is no denying that the texting memes are crazy popular. i think we can capitalize on this to make the non-texting memes get more tagging happening.

i'm saying give people something to come for with a daily text meme WHILE ALSO improving the quality of non-text memes available by weeding out the ones that are posted too often and/or aren't ever gonna be successful.

sure, you could just do the latter part, but that would mean fewer posts per day which would probably lead to a drop in visitors and therefore less playing happening. if you offset that reduction with a modest increase in the thing we KNOW people go nuts for, it should improve the attractiveness and therefore quality of the comm for the texters and non-texters alike.


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(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
do you not understand what "redundant" means?

just because those memes get play doesn't make them less redundant. they are literally almost identical repeats.


(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
the point of a comm like bakerstreet is to get lots of playing happening. anything that's contrary to that end goal is redundant: "no longer needed or useful".

a distinctive meme that doesn't get threads happening is redundant, no matter how interesting or innovative it is.

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(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
tfln pretty much assumes you're playing ooc bullshit tee hee i got it from a website it's so ic (it's never ic for basically anyone).

i like to try to be ic when i rp, even if it is text. i do not derive enjoyment from being ooc and just "having fun" because i can be both ic and enjoy myself. no, i'm not a bastion of icness and no one is 100% canon but the very basis of tfln is pretty ooc and is ripping off a stupid text some dumbass made. it also implies not remembering the text, being drunk, etc. where midnight texting (which honestly should be on the normal text meme as an option) could be for any reason.

i think all text memes at this point should just be combined other than tfln and they should try not to post it so near. but that goes for most memes. all of them other than the "big ones" should have an every two week limit.

(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 06:29 pm (UTC)(link)
tbh i think tfln itself should be combined into an ultra-text meme posted on fridays, with an option for tfln, midnight texting, sexing, wrong number, etc.

just call it "the text meme"


(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 06:33 pm (UTC)(link)
i'd kind of rather it didn't tbh. tfln can and often does fill up less that 24 hours after it's put up. the other text memes can get anywhere from 200 - 3k hits. they're spaced out the way they are because they're popular enough to hit captcha. often.

you might not do this, but actually check in memes for a few days after it goes up. tfln (which i don't play in) is pretty much written off as 'done' half a day after it goes up and new posts rarely go in. it's just back and forth spam texting until captcha. other texting memes have new top levels for a good 2-4 days after they go up, and i (and others) actually continue to look over them and tag ones that we want to tag. consolidating everything into one meme would just be incredibly impractical when despite people thinking they're stupid, they're also the most popular.

look at it this way, splitting up tfln from other text memes is like splitting up the smutty picture prompt meme from other picture prompt memes. different type of necessary, but still necessary.

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(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
okay, i can live with a general text meme for other, non-tfln texting and then the tfln. 2 memes. not 4 or 5 for "midnight texting" (which tbh i may just be stupid but i don't understand why it's a thing since tfln also covers late night shit), phone hell, sexting, oops we're just sending each other cat gifs, etc.


(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 07:02 pm (UTC)(link)
that's basically what the schedule has. there's two scheduled text memes, tfln and the tuesday texting meme. why someone put the midnight one up on tuesday right after the text meme went up is beyond me, but it sort of proves that no one's actually looking to see what memes are up before they fling their own in.

for the most part, two meme posts a week work out well and i don't really think anyone's arguing that. but you're always going to have someone that blatantly ignores the rules or just doesn't give a shit. and they'll post the fluffy smut meme right after the adorafluff smut meme because 'whatever, i do what i want'.

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(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 02:01 am (UTC)(link)
no one wants to stand out by posting to less popular memes

I know I don't


(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
i don't mind standing out by top leveling. i just wish more people did the same because i also wouldn't mind tagging them. seriously, fuck what everyone else thinks. how the hell you gonna have fun if you just watch from the sidelines and only tag into 'approved' memes. if someone drags anyone here for something stupid, like tagging into a meme, it will get frozen and/or deleted. that's one of the new rules things i like.

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(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 02:09 am (UTC)(link)
wait a minute, roleplay is supposed to be fun?

(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
i think it's less about getting openly dragged and more that people are worried that if they have too many top-levels without tags, other players will assume there's some reason everyone's avoiding them and follow suit, even if they don't know what that reason is.

it's dumb, but people can be that way.


(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 02:25 am (UTC)(link)
i've honestly never assumed that. if i see top levels without tags, the only thing i assume is that no one who likes that canon/char has come across them yet. that's it.


(Anonymous) 2016-06-09 08:11 pm (UTC)(link)
you're reasonable. a lot of people aren't.


(Anonymous) 2016-06-10 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
life's too short to play with unreasonable people, so if they're avoiding me, then good.


(Anonymous) 2016-06-12 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
2 peeves in one, aren't you lucky.

1 - when someone blatantly ignores (or just isn't paying attention) to someone's preferences. m/m if you're not a castmate is pretty clear, yes? (no, this isn't my preference, but i saw the ignored tag and just shook my head).

2 - i know i shouldn't give a fuck when someone plays m/m clearly for pretty boy m/m only on bakerstreet, but i will never be able to pass by a blatant manwhore fuckboy all about the pussy with m/m preferences and not just side eye and shake my head. i know it's dumb and bs is all about doing what you want, but it's just easier for me to ignore when it's a guy that's only been in a committed relationship during a series or who's a bit of a flirt. when they're blatant pussyhounds, i don't know why it bugs me. but it does. (and no, i'm not trying to hop the cock)