We’re constantly in awe of what redditors can accomplish when they join forces, from raising money for children’s hospitals to shutting down the “inevitable” SOPA/PIPA. Today, European redditors, along with other concerned EU netizens, helped do the impossible once more. Thanks to the ruckus they raised with their Members of the European Parliament, the flawed EU Copyright Directive has been sent back to the drawing board, ending (for now) the threats to subject all user uploads to automated content filtering, and require licensing fees for all links.
There is no mistake that it was people power that made this happen. Before the vote, MEP Catherine Stihler of Scotland noted that she had received a petition signed by a million people against the changes. Other MEPs noted the deluge of calls and letters that they had received leading up to the vote.
This outpouring of activism about what most people would have considered a dull procedural vote would not have been possible without the awareness and urgency (and, yes, super-dank memes) that members of the Reddit community raised, and we’d like to particularly congratulate r/Europe for leading the way. They hosted informative AMAs with MEP Julia Reda and Europe’s leading independent experts on copyright reform, they kept everyone up to date on vote progress and outcomes (check out their tally of the July 5th vote to see how your MEP voted), and they used megathreads to keep us all in the loop about what was happening and how to help.
This isn’t over yet. The really important thing about this vote is that it takes what would have been pushed through into law behind closed doors and opens it up to a more public debate process, where citizens have the ability to weigh in, share their views, and build a compromise that protects rightsholders without imperiling free expression.
The next vote will likely be on 10 September, and the coming weeks are critical to ensuring that the MEPs charged with hammering out amendments and drafting that compromise hear from their constituents. To keep informed about the process and learn what you can personally do during this time, be sure to check out the Save Your Internet Campaign.
Hello /r/WholesomeMemes community! I'm here to introduce you to a new rule we will are implementing to /r/WholesomeMemes. This rule is to help maintain the quality of content posted on this subreddit.
The new rule is: Please make an effort with your title
I'll keep this explanation post short and sweet, and basically, all that we are asking is that you try to be funny and or descriptive.
Titles like "Wholesome" or only, or "Is this ok?" or "Hope it's not a repost" or "This belongs here" don't help other users know anything about your post. We only ask that you try to be funny or descriptive.
Also, don't title it "Not a meme" in wholesome memes! All posts allowed here are memes. They're not all image macros, but social media posts, webcomics, and anything intended to be massively reshared can be a meme. Be proud of your post and go with it!
Thank you, and remember to keep reporting those rule breaking posts!
TLDR: New rule is please put some effort into your titles. Now go back and re-read this because its something that should be read, and really isn't that long.
A meme that promotes health or well-being of body, mind, and/or soul.
A meme that is pure of heart, devoid of corruption or malice, modest, stable, virtuous, and all-around sweet and compassionate.
A meme that conveys support, positivity, compassion, understanding, love, affection, and genuine friendship by re-contextualizing classic meme formats, and using them to display warmth and empathy.
A meme with no snark or sarcasm that displays genuine human emotion and subverts a generally negative meme to be more positive.
A way of describing cultural information being shared.
An element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by non genetic means, especially imitation.
Please note, Moderators reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.
All posts must be wholesome memes: uplifting, life-affirming, or nice-ing up a rude meme.
Please make posts general rather than specific personal experiences. This helps make posts more relatable.
Please avoid submitting NSFW content.
Please do not troll, harass, or be generally rude to your fellow users.
Please do not post personal information, yours or others. This includes SMS, chats, notes, or any communication meant to be private.
Please link to images directly. This makes browsing easier for those using RES or through a mobile device
Be nice to turtles pls
Reposting isn't very wholesome :-/
Set your post up for success. "Does this fit here?" helps nobody. Being funny or descriptive helps. And trying is good.