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Proposed merge with Every time you masturbate... God kills a kitten[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested merge. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the merge request was: no concensus. (non-admin closure) --Frmorrison (talk) 18:55, 9 May 2017 (UTC)


Per a lot of other meme articles. KATMAKROFAN (talk) 01:26, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

I honestly don't thing a single unknown meme warrants having its own article. If anything we should delete the article entirely and complete this merge. UN$¢_Łuke_1Ø21Repørts 16:24, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
I think the caption is so memorable it does deserve a stand-alone article rather than a paragraph in List of Internet phenomena werldwayd (talk) 20:39, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
@UNSC Luke 1021:, I would argue that this meme is fairly well known. I've seen it reposted many times throughout the years. I can attempt to find sources, if you do not believe me. I should note that I have very little experience citing sources and would need to brush up on WP on sourcing, but I can make the attempt if you wish.
@Werldwayd:, An alternative to keeping it as a separate article, but still giving it "room to breath" might be adding a section devoted to "Catchphrase memes". It doesn't have to be a catch-all dumping ground for terms and phrases that don't fit in other categories either; I think a catchphrases section would have significant room to grow, and very well might end up requiring its own page after some time, depending on the specifics I outline below:
Think something similar to the act of people repeatedly quoting memorable lines from Movies or Television shows, which eventually make there way onto the Internet, and are then adopted and often remodeled in similar but unique ways. E.g. "I Love Lamp." being transformed into "I love (blank)", "Am I out of touch? No, it's the children who are wrong." being transformed into "Am I (blank)? No, it's the (blank) who are wrong." "Join the Military, they said. It'll be FUN, they said!" being transformed into "(Blank) the (blank), they said. (Blank) will (BLANK), they said!" etc. The quote itself can move beyond the realm of the original context, maintain cultural relevance or meaning, and be able to stand on its own without it's users needing to know the original context in order to understand what's being communicated. A pre-Net Culture equivalent of this might be: "Here's Johnny!" is a phrase that people typically associate with the quote from the movie The Shinning, which in turn was a quote from the TV Show, The Johnny Carson Show. The original meaning would imply a welcoming feeling, but the new meaning takes on a menacing feeling, which in turn is then made outlandish or sarcastically by the person uttering the phrase.
I don't know if the "God Kills a Kitten..." phrase would be a good example of what kind of dynamics I have in mind, but I do think that this phrase is appropriate for this article, and should be acknowledged by Wikipedia. I recall seeing this meme in usage since at least 2004-ish, if not earlier.
If anyone can think of another article that already covers this kind of information I've highlighted, but in better detail/more appropriately (preferably with a Net Culture aspect to it), please let me know. I'll wait a few days, prior to adding a section to allow for response, discussion, etc. Thanks. Sawta (talk) 21:34, 6 February 2017 (UTC)
I've never heard of this meme, so I'm not sure. UNSC Luke 1021 (talk) 21:45, 6 February 2017 (UTC)
I agree with UNSC Luke 1021 that I don't thing this meme warrants having its own article. I would support it being merged. Kind Tennis Fan (talk) 03:08, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
I'm not entirely sure where my head was at the time of my first response. I have to agree with Kind Tennis Fan and UNSC Luke 1021; I don't think that this particular meme is well known, or complex enough to require its own article, however, I do I think that it does deserve some sort of mention on Wikipedia and should have a place within this article. Whether that be through some kind of a phrase section, or perhaps on the Images section(?), it should still have a spot both because of its impact on Net Culture and historical relevance and influence on modern memes.Sawta (talk) 15:09, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
Even if you personally hadn't heard of the meme, the citations in the article range from 2003 to 2008. This doesn't include the 2009 article that merely mentions the Wikipedia page. Yoshiman6464 ♫🥚 01:49, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Added 'Try to not laught challenge'[edit]

This is popular Internet phenomen which is popular everytime. Dawid2009 (talk) 11:42, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 12 October 2017[edit]

Done SparklingPessimist Scream at me! 19:30, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

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