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    we were allowed to do that before?! yike less than a week left i better do that before the infraction sets in.

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    i find it funny that people need to be told things like this.


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    This wasnt a rule before? I tought image spam was always considered spam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arceus-sama View Post
    This wasnt a rule before? I tought image spam was always considered spam?
    Yes, but this may not be considered spam in some ways, because they might of just posted a picture of the number 3, and then it will say some weird thing at the bottom.

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    So can we post links to the macro instead, or will that fall under this "new" rule as well?
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    if it's not on topic then posting a link instead of an image doesn't make it any better, you will still get warned/infracted for it.

    and btw this was always technically a rule, it's just that it's become so common lately that we decided to make an announcement to remind people that it's stupid, annoying, and not funny, and that you can get in trouble for doing it.

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    Just wondering, is this rule aimed at those who post the image, and nothing else? If so, what are the rules on posting an image as well as text relevant to the topic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Innocent Bystander View Post
    Just wondering, is this rule aimed at those who post the image, and nothing else? If so, what are the rules on posting an image as well as text relevant to the topic?
    Asking this as well.

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    The image would never be relevant even if there is text relevant to the topic so it counts

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    The last one seems stupid to me. We're on a forum to have some fun, at least let us post the image if we have a load of text to explain it. I get how just posting images is annoying, but for God's sake, this isn't exactly a court.
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    As I said, if the image is relevant to the post/topic, it's fine.

    Not if it's included with some legit text but has no relevance whatsoever.

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    I haven't seen any of these yet, but I agree that such things are spam

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    I'm kinda iffy on this subject. I do classify the images as spam, but they are very entertaining. They're incredibly annoying when they're posted alone, without any text at all, but not so much when they're with a good paragraph of relevant text. But no matter what, they're still gonna be spam. I guess it is a good decision, taking everything into account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedSuicune View Post
    I'm kinda iffy on this subject. I do classify the images as spam, but they are very entertaining.
    I really don't find the "haha I'm using an unrelated image to reply to your post isn't it witty" thing to be entertaining, but maybe I just don't go to 4chan enough/at all to "get" how hilarious it apparently is.

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    For those people who don't know, Image Macros are this sort of thing:
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    Wait, wait.

    So image macros are still spam, even if they are surrounded by legitimate post content? That seems kinds like the equivalent of a single non-sequitur line of silliness in an otherwise legit post being considered spam.

    I mean I've never even posted one so this doesn't affect me, but still.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chibi Pika View Post
    Wait, wait.

    So image macros are still spam, even if they are surrounded by legitimate post content? That seems kinds like the equivalent of a single non-sequitur line of silliness in an otherwise legit post being considered spam.

    I mean I've never even posted one so this doesn't affect me, but still.
    *face palm*

    If the image macro isn't relevant to the topic, regardless of the amount of legitimate post content around it, then it is spam.

    Is this really a hard concept to understand, people? It feels like this is getting re-explained every 2 or 3 posts........smh.
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    What if the gif/image isn't relevant to the topic but is relevant to someone's post, like quoting their post and putting a *facepalm* gif? or something like that

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    Then it's still off-topic and not allowed. No need to post a facepalm gif in response to someone's post in the thread.

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    About the gifs thing, can I post a gif and also respond to the topic at hand, or no gifs at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by playerking View Post
    About the gifs thing, can I post a gif and also respond to the topic at hand, or no gifs at all?
    You're welcome to post images if they're relevant to the post, but the current trend going on here shall not continue
    So there you go, only if the image is on the thread topic really and isn't 'lol this post is stupid *facepalm gif*' as already asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chibi Pika View Post
    Wait, wait.

    So image macros are still spam, even if they are surrounded by legitimate post content? That seems kinds like the equivalent of a single non-sequitur line of silliness in an otherwise legit post being considered spam.

    I mean I've never even posted one so this doesn't affect me, but still.
    its amazing that a member your age really can't understand this. unless by an act of trolling, you're just playing random debater.

    if you feel the need to spam your own legitimate post with a random image un-related to the thread..

    you're doing it wrong.

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    Although I understand how the gifs can be annoying, and this would never apply to me since I don't recall ever posting any annoying "SPAM" gifs, but I feel banning the gifs outright, takes away people's right to express themselves.

    As we all know sarcasm is one of the hardest things to detect, because forums are largely text based, and it's hard to know what people are really trying to say, since text takes away the nuances that come with vocal speaking.

    As in saying something has many different meanings depending on how you say it. But when typing the same sentence on the internet, the only way it has multiple meanings would have to depend on the context in which it is used and if people are intuitive to understand any secondary meanings.

    So what it boils down to, is I don't think people post some of these gifs, to be annoying or trolls, or to be spammy, but to express themselves in a way that simple text cannot do that in of itself.

    Like I pretty much I don't really care as it doesn't apply to me, and I don't care one way or the other, but just wanted to be the devil's advocate here. Since it seems some of you miss the point in these "spam" gifs that have been posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dman_dustin View Post
    Although I understand how the gifs can be annoying, and this would never apply to me since I don't recall ever posting any annoying "SPAM" gifs, but I feel banning the gifs outright, takes away people's right to express themselves.

    As we all know sarcasm is one of the hardest things to detect, because forums are largely text based, and it's hard to know what people are really trying to say, since text takes away the nuances that come with vocal speaking.

    As in saying something has many different meanings depending on how you say it. But when typing the same sentence on the internet, the only way it has multiple meanings would have to depend on the context in which it is used and if people are intuitive to understand any secondary meanings.

    So what it boils down to, is I don't think people post some of these gifs, to be annoying or trolls, or to be spammy, but to express themselves in a way that simple text cannot do that in of itself.

    Like I pretty much I don't really care as it doesn't apply to me, and I don't care one way or the other, but just wanted to be the devil's advocate here. Since it seems some of you miss the point in these "spam" gifs that have been posted.
    As much as I agree, that would only work if the posters had any kind of self control, which unfortunately isn't the case (otherwise this thread wouldn't be necessary). If it was allowed, there's a high possibility of threads consisting of nothing but image macros (none of which being on topic) and thus nothing but spam.

    In this case, the mods' decision/action is the most appropriate one.
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    True. And I won't post an example for all those people again, as I'll prob soon get an infraction.
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