in reply to Re^2: Proposal: Have Image Macros (Barney)
in thread Proposal: Have Image Macros

a fixed set of repetitious boilerplate to draw from

My proposal does not include the availability of boilerplate. Node authors would have to supply the text to be used, every time.

I believe that addresses about 86% of your objection (by volume of prose).

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Re^4: Proposal: Have Image Macros (slogans)
by tye (Sage) on Jul 11, 2012 at 17:59 UTC

    So you believe that the text that people will attach to a "meme photo" will be interesting, insightful, non-repetitive text? Your own example was "use strict" and "RTFM", which are already annoying, boring boiler-plate too much right now.

    The text will be slogans. It has to be. You can't even fit a decent Twitter blurb on a meme image.

    Even if I try to imagine non-repetitive text that would be short enough, I find it hard to imagine somebody using a meme image to say "Add a ; to line 6". But then, I also find it hard to imagine how doing so does anything but make that text more annoying. :)

    - tye        

      So you believe that the text that people will attach ...

      Yes, no more so than the text people current post without an image attached. Or at least not significantly more so.

      ... make that text more annoying. :)

      I take it as a given that one man's annoying is another man's entertaining, and that it makes no sense to hope that anything anyone writes won't be annoying to at least some people, and that some individuals are much more easily annoyed than others.

      Like I said in another post -- The logical conclusion of such argumentation is to forbid posting of text. That will work really well. ;-)

      I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.
Re^4: Proposal: Have Image Macros (Barney)
by dsheroh (Monsignor) on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:46 UTC
    A largely-fixed set of "PM-approved" images would inevitably become repetitious over time. Even in the wild, where people can choose any image they want, that damn cat in a necktie shows up constantly...

    Given the sibling node that he's already submitted, it seems I may have misunderstood tye, but I took the "fixed set of repetitious boilerplate" as referring to the set of available images rather than the text.