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Recently, I have noticed some question titles beginning with "Eeeek!" It's now become kind of a meme here in meta, but why are we tolerating this?

Maybe I'm missing something, but it's not better than "Urgent! Please help!"

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(-1) "Eeeek" should only have three lower-case e's. –  mmyers Apr 5 '11 at 19:07
    
@mmyers - fixed that for you. –  user27414 Apr 5 '11 at 19:08
    
Fixed that for you –  RichardTheKiwi Apr 5 '11 at 19:09
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@mmyers it's caused by my spellchecker, in french there's four lower-case e's. –  DavRob60 Apr 5 '11 at 19:11
    
@Richard - thanks. I think we have a new meme now. –  user27414 Apr 5 '11 at 19:12
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Because the horse is still breathing. Won't be much longer. –  random Apr 5 '11 at 19:18
    
@Pop - I was referring to Richard's edit (Urgent! Please help! Why we tolerate those Eeeek in question title). But DavRob60 killed it. –  user27414 Apr 5 '11 at 19:18
    
Eeeek! What is a meme anyway? (From the question pointed by @Popular Demand: The term "Internet Meme" is used to describe a catchphrase or concept that spreads quickly from person to person via the Internet -- see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meme_%28Internet%29 for more details) –  Dr Beco Apr 5 '11 at 19:19
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Today isn't Friday, but it will have to do. It's been way too long since the last Friday in Meta-Land. And April Fools doesn't count. –  mmyers Apr 5 '11 at 19:20
    
@status-declined I smashed the egg before the monster hatch. –  DavRob60 Apr 5 '11 at 19:34

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up vote 20 down vote accepted

To seriously answer (even though it's crying for joke answers), the Meta community does an awesome job of giving support to users who have questions, problems, ideas, and so on. This isn't always easy, since you're often dealing with trolls, cluelessness, language barriers, and "where did my rep go" questions.

Memes like the "Eeeek!" thing give Meta a certain personality and are a not-so-small part of controlling the insanity and keeping the whole thing a bit light-hearted. After all, most of the people here don't get paid, even though they do tons of work to keep Meta organized and be helpful to others, and a "keep your humor at home" policy would surely not help in keeping everyone motivated.

In the past, it has been proven that the Meta community is actually also pretty good at making sure that the funny doesn't get out of hand.

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trolls, cluelessness, language barriers, and "where did my rep go" -- Yes, but out of the 20,000+ questions on meta, I bet you can't name more than 15,000 that fall into any of those categories. –  user27414 Apr 5 '11 at 19:26
    
@status-declined I think most of the question he refer to are deleted. –  HoLyVieR Apr 5 '11 at 20:45

Here on meta we don't tolerate people who don't tolerate our memes.

Seriously, though, give it another Weeek! We're just about done with it.

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I think you mean "give it another Eeeek!" –  mmyers Apr 5 '11 at 19:11
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6-8 more Eeeeks (to beat a dying horse) –  squillman Apr 5 '11 at 19:17
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We should totally drop that and use jQueeery! Or write a GreeeaseMonkeeey script. –  user27414 Apr 5 '11 at 19:17
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people don't like to have their cheeese moved. –  Jin Apr 5 '11 at 19:19
    
oh jeeeeeeesus. –  tombull89 Apr 5 '11 at 19:21
    
I seee a new meeeme starting. –  Zach Johnson Apr 5 '11 at 19:35
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I couldn't come up with a witty comment, so just pick one at random and apply this: comment = Regex.Replace(comment,"ee","eee"); –  gnostradamus Apr 5 '11 at 19:45
    
You know how you love your pizza and have them every day for two months? You wake up on day 61, look at a pizza and go.. nah, never again. Yeah, that's the feeling from these dead-horse flogging comments. –  RichardTheKiwi Apr 5 '11 at 20:33

Clearly, because Ooook! belongs to the Librarian...

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This is a terrible answer. But +1 anyways because I get it and it's Meta. –  Pops Apr 24 '12 at 19:06

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