Thank you for clarifying your position. I’m glad that you no longer want the Go Memes thread to strictly consist of only memes.
I wanted to ask the specific question of “strictly only memes” since your initial post seemed to be exactly arguing that case.
When you said
I took that to mean that you wanted the thread to be only memes, and when you said
it seemed to further clarify that you wanted every post to be a meme. Further, this statement
suggested that you did not want people to talk about memes in the thread.
As an aside, I feel compelled to pedantically point out that a title like “The X thread” does not necessarily rule out discussion about X, and in the context of a forum, would most often imply it.
Finally, although you later changed your stance, your assertion that
seemed to suggest that others might want “strictly only memes” as well. Hence, I thought it was appropriate to gauge public opinion on this question. Of course, as I said earlier, this is certainly not the only question to ask nor the only decision to be made in this complex and nuanced matter.
I’m sorry if I provoked or upset you. That was not my intent. I just wanted to point out that the words that you added to the Go Memes thread first post:
Please post one meme per post. Ideally, precisely one meme per post
seemed to be inconsistent with the common practice (even your own), the wishes of the community, and the general history of thread enforcement. Given this and the wink, I’ve always viewed these words to only be a mild suggestion, however, it seems that initially the whole point of this thread was to establish it as a firm rule.
Since we now seem to acknowledge the “unanimous response” that no one wants “strictly only memes”, would you also agree those words should perhaps be removed from the first post of the Go Memes thread, in order to avoid potential misinterpretation as a rule which no one seems to want.