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Had this blog idea a while back, but I never actually got around to writing it.

So, a lot of you have probably at some point heard of or even visited the website 9gag.com. Most of you have probably seen the hate and anger toward it. And a lot of you probably don't get why it's so hated.
There are a couple reasons.

The thing is, 9GAG doesn't understand how to use memes. Some of you have heard the frosting comparison, that memes are like frosting. Good to accent the taste, but not so good that you would make an entire cake out of it. 9GAG does that, they make an entire cake out of frosting. All memes, no other funny. This complaint also applies to Reddit to an extent.



My other point is that 9GAG claims intellectual property to memes. They don't acknowledge that others created the material they so gratuitously overuse. I've seen Derpina fanart (which is already bad enough) marked "Copyright 9GAG." They watermark everything that shows up on the site to make it look like theirs. They even call the Frogman "Sad Bear Guy" and use his picture as a rage face (that they claim to have invented). This is the main reason for all the hate directed toward the site.

Anyway, yeah. If you use 9GAG I would suggest finding another funny picture site.

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  1. Baron Brixius's Avatar
    [QUOTE]"Copyright 9GAG."[/QUOTE]
    At least that's amusing. Kinda. A little bit.

    ...Who am I kidding, it sucks.
    Updated 31st May 2012 at 09:19 AM by Baron Brixius
  2. Karamazov's Avatar
    Hey, remember when they made that Nokia phone joke, and it was sort of funny the first time? Remember when they beat it into the ground for months?

    But what I really dislike about 9Gag is the extremely sexist behavior of some of the content. A lot of the friendzone jokes portray women as soul-crushing demons who like to make men cry. And of course, women are shown in a bad light because they don't reciprocate. And we're supposed to sympathise with the person who can't handle rejection and insults the person online by using outdated reaction images?
  3. GatoRage's Avatar
    Also, about 99% of the comments are completely retarded and make me angry.
  4. Oswin's Avatar
    Look at what my girlfriend brought me, isn't she the best! Some video game that came out recently! Cake! House! The Avengers!


    That's all 9GAG is. It gets boring fast.
  5. H-con's Avatar
    While I have my own views on the site that is best left unsaid, I do think 9gag has one positive aspect, one people are easy to ignore.

    It keeps the kids away.

    That's about it though.

    There are some subreddits I like, but those are few. Ask science comes to mind, Earthporn (and some of the others like it) can be nice too. Don't visit pokémon though.
  6. GatoRage's Avatar
    That's all 9GAG is. It gets boring fast.
    THE AVENGERS FANART! LOOK AT IT!
    NOW HERE, HAVE SOME MORE!

    PUPPIES! LOOK AT THEM!
    NOW HERE, HAVE SOME MORE!

    A REPOST OF A LAME JOKE WITH BAD GRAMMAR! LOOK AT IT!
    NOW HERE, HAVE SOME MORE!

    OH LOOK, THAT'S A NEW JOKE AND IT'S SLIGHTLY HUMOROUS! LET'S RAPE IT CONSTANTLY FOR WEEKS UPON WEEKS!

    :D
  7. Kyumorph's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by PkmnWhite
    THE AVENGERS FANART! LOOK AT IT!
    NOW HERE, HAVE SOME MORE!
    Wait when did we start talking about tumblr
  8. GatoRage's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karamazov
    But what I really dislike about 9Gag is the extremely sexist behavior of some of the content
    That's crazy talk. Why, it only took me...20 seconds to find one:



    First comment:
    "Sure we would. There are boobs to look at."
    Second comment:
    "yes! for them to make us a sandwich!"
    Third comment:
    "Who else would make the sandwiches? LOL"
    And so on.....

    I mean, what the flipping fuck?
  9. DarkDreams's Avatar
  10. Kyumorph's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkDreams
  11. Dan's Avatar
    Good to accent the taste, but not so good that you would make an entire cake out of it


    frosting cake sounds delicious
  12. PhilosophyPhlare's Avatar
    Genwunners and anti americans and posers and animal freaks and grammer nazi and whiners everywhere
  13. Headless Whoreman's Avatar
    Did you guys know that 9gag once tried to invade 4chan? I'm not even kidding. That just goes to show what a humongous choir of dumb asses they are. You don't fuck with 4chan, man.
  14. Kyumorph's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The American Dragon
    Did you guys know that 9gag once tried to invade 4chan? I'm not even kidding. That just goes to show what a humongous choir of dumb asses they are. You don't fuck with 4chan, man.
    With regular vanilla porn, iirc. It was in retaliation to the raid 4chan pulled on them.
  15. H-con's Avatar
    Obvious reference is obvious



    I don't think raiding it does anything though, because in the end, all it does is attract attention. In short, it keeps cancer away.
  16. Mißingnåen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The American Dragon
    Did you guys know that 9gag once tried to invade 4chan? I'm not even kidding. That just goes to show what a humongous choir of dumb asses they are. You don't fuck with 4chan, man.
    Remember when Tumblr invaded 4chan and were semi-successful?
  17. Kyumorph's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by PkmnYellow
    Remember when Tumblr invaded 4chan and were semi-successful?
    Wait what
  18. Mißingnåen's Avatar
    Never mind, forget I said anything.
  19. Ranger Jack Walker's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The American Dragon
    Did you guys know that 9gag once tried to invade 4chan? I'm not even kidding. That just goes to show what a humongous choir of dumb asses they are. You don't fuck with 4chan, man.
    How exactly does one site invade another?
  20. Kyumorph's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Jack Walker
    How exactly does one site invade another?
    By posting offensive material, usually.
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