MEME PET PEEVES

(Anonymous) 2017-08-05 04:30 pm (UTC)(link)

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-05 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
i'm sure this applies to games, too, but i've been noticing this disproportionally on those looking for particular character or psl planning memes, so it goes here:

person 1: "here's the character or characters i want to play with."
person 2: "but what about this one character you didn't ask for and has nothing to do with anything you asked for???!!1"

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-06 07:49 am (UTC)(link)
What I especially hate are those idiots who go great character choice! Love the rep! I used to play from it! No one cares and you don't know the player or how they play, they could be shit. It's not a compliment.

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-06 08:05 am (UTC)(link)
da, but what i hate about that is that i don't give a shit if you used to play from the canon. how about replying to me if you still currently play from the canon since 90% of the time, people who post to those memes (myself included) are looking for castmates?

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-09 12:40 pm (UTC)(link)
so

does nobody tag back these days?

is everyone a neko-level flake?

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-09 12:50 pm (UTC)(link)
there's about ten or eleven 'regulars' who seem to just like dumping their muses in to show they have them. i have no idea what they're looking for, but they never tag out or tag back, so it's either just to get buttpats over how cool their chars are, or they're only wanting to play with specific people.

or worse, they're the ones that 'want' to play, but they consistently only keep a thread going for three or four replies before they're too busy posting in a new meme.

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-09 01:30 pm (UTC)(link)
i've been one of these assholes, i'm sorry. every time I think I have time to tag, rl shit keeps falling in my lap :/

i'm taking my top levels down and contacting the couple of folks who wanted to tag

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-09 05:29 pm (UTC)(link)
here's a hot tip, how about you don't make any new top levels until you tag people back? got all that free time you think you can use to rp? tag people back, don't make top levels until you're free.

i really don't understand these people, especially the ones who will pm others and apologize or leave cute little notes about being busy, school, work, vacation, illness, so on. you either want to tag people or you don't. don't tag back twice to look good because you don't look good and people do notice, even if you're talking somewhere private. i post on memes every other week or if something i really want pops up but i still notice these people and make note to never tag them as well as the people who just don't say anything at all. you're not interested? communicate that. don't have time? tell them and stop posting in every meme.

i know this has gone on forever in dwrp including people who over-extend their characters or games but i don't understand it. you're not having fun, i'm not having fun, so what is the point of doing this?

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-09 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
da, but my guess is that it has to do with the whole "if it's on page 2, it doesn't exist" bullshit that somehow got started on bakerstreet. maybe these people are making new top levels because they feel like it's "been too long" to continue tagging something when the meme is no longer on the front page. so then it causes a shitty loop of "i have free time! i can tag! i'll make a top level and start something new!" then rl happens, then they flake, then they come back after a few weeks, and the original top level they made is now "too old" to return to, repeat, repeat, repeat until the heat death of the universe

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-09 05:33 pm (UTC)(link)
i always give a thread a chance and the only stinkers i've received were people you know are stinkers to begin with and won't "mesh well" or are just seeking different things. i've been on them really infrequently lately but i don't think i play many desirable characters. i don't really tag out for this reason since the last several people i tagged out to either gave me the go ahead when asked and pretended to be excited about it, never replied, or gave me a few replies and dropped before we even got to really do anything.

it sucks because i was someone that tagged out a lot and i think that's really what's happening now. people who don't tag back are the reason people don't tag out but i'd honestly be happier with people being more specific about what they're looking for in their top level even if it's cast-mates only, characters of a certain age only, cross-canon only, or dynamics or even options. people need to be more honest about what they don't want, too, because they aren't going to keep getting tagged at a certain point even if they are playing someone desirable.

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-10 02:23 am (UTC)(link)
I think its worse on the gif memes. Everyone and their mom top levels to see who will give them pictures but they never tag back.

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-10 02:35 am (UTC)(link)
I DIDN'T WANT TO SAY IT but lmao you guessed it

for the past couple of months or so, i've tagged probably 20 different people on the smut picture prompts, regular picture prompts, picture picture prompts meme and got zilch 75% of the time

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-10 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
da, but honestly, i think a huge problem with the pic prompt memes that no one will look at a picture prompt the same way as someone else (unless it's one of the really blatant smut memes that have gifs of sex acts, i guess). i think that people are afraid to go with their instinct for fear of "interpreting it incorrectly."

that's just a guess, though. i personally like seeing what people come up with, but i've also stopped posting to those memes specifically because i don't get any replies, anyway.

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-12 06:34 pm (UTC)(link)
picture prompt memes seem incredibly pointless

at best you get one person posting a picture, and maybe someone tags back and that's it

rpers are too lazy and even the act of finding and posting a pic is too much so why do those memes still get posted? its nothing but top levels for 14 pages

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-12 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
The problem is the mods won't hard moderate posts or delete or ban people. If one player really wants to post a meme, they're going to because they want it now and just scroll!!!

just scroll and over exposure is literally the reason why memes don't get play. If you're late or you post late no one tags because it'll be up again in a few days. The worst are the highly specialized memes being regularly posted. There was 1prompt but only like three people actually bothered and did things they weren't bad game come bother me top levels. Even the mod didn't really post or tag out. The problem with any new comms is that bs still exists and even if you post unique memes that becomes successful, the bs crowd will just take it and post it and ruin the uniqueness and rarity that makes people want to play in the comm. It's not substantial but the word association meme always gets a lot of play partially because of how it isn't always up.

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-14 02:33 am (UTC)(link)
Can we get more gen memes and fewer niche fetish smut memes please?

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-14 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
post whatever you want, anon. or ask meme posters to post something for you. if you want more shit, you need to do it yourself.

+1

(Anonymous) 2017-08-14 09:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Plus there's the issue of that most of the time when someone does post a gen meme (I've written a few and post them occasionally) no one actually tags on it.

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-15 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
lbr, no one cares about gen memes on bakerstreet except tfln and maybe picture prompt

then again no one cares about half the smut/shipping memes that go up, either

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-17 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
be the change you want to see, anon

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-15 04:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Honestly the niche fetish memes are irritating as hell because they only get 2-3 bites, can could be easily folded into other kinks.

How many fucking variations of the Protector/Protectee type meme do we need?

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-16 02:58 pm (UTC)(link)
pretty much this. there's at least five memes on the first two pages that are just so niche and fetish and unsurprisingly, barely get over twenty comments. you can easily fold that 'little red riding hood' one into a more general fairy tale type meme or that 'no knight' one into a more general medieval au type meme and probably then people'll actually play in them

http://bakerstreet.dreamwidth.org/4413485.html?thread=1981719597#cmt1981719597

(Anonymous) 2017-08-20 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
and they're not even trying anymore.

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-20 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
is this....... great british bakeoff AU noel fielding?

Re: http://bakerstreet.dreamwidth.org/4413485.html?thread=1981719597#cmt1981719597

(Anonymous) 2017-08-21 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
yes. yes it is.