As noted in this meta post on the many memes of SFF.se, some memes arise from chat.

Should this be allowed?

Not everyone utilizes the chat room; however, Mos Eisley is part of SFF.se and some really funny stuff goes down in chat. In the instance of "You are dead to me!", this is a "meme" that I have seen in both chat and on the main SFF site in comments. On the other hand, some find "You are dead to me!" too ubiquitous.

But here is what I don't understand. Just because SE/SO use their main and meta sites as fodder for their memes, is it necessarily wrong for SFF to selectively incorporate chat-based memes into the Many Memes of SFF.se? Personally, I think it's fine -- as noted, some really funny stuff comes out of chat, and SFF is an infinitely smaller site than either SE/SO, thus has less opportunity to develop memes, due to sheer manpower.

So, what do you think? I'm not suggesting all memes come from chat, but it would be nice for chat-based memes to be eligible for inclusion on the master list.

  • I don't understand why this is even a question. Oct 6, 2015 at 0:49

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Yes. In addition to other reasoning (see SQB's answer), because our sister sites' equivalent Meme questions allow it, with no major visible negative effects:

  • We do love our Memes on Code Review... lol
    – Malachi
    Oct 14, 2014 at 21:59

Yes. Users may come to chat and encounter these memes there. Imagine a user, new to chat, being told by Jack B. Nimble that they're dead to him. They need to know! Soylent green is memes!


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