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, 2011 at 19:07
  • @mmyers - fixed that for you.
    – user27414
    Apr 5, 2011 at 19:08
  • Fixed that for you Apr 5, 2011 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, 2011 at 19:11
  • @Richard - thanks. I think we have a new meme now.
    – user27414
    Apr 5, 2011 at 19:12
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    Because the horse is still breathing. Won't be much longer.
    – random
    Apr 5, 2011 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, 2011 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)
    – DrBeco
    Apr 5, 2011 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, 2011 at 19:20
  • @status-declined I smashed the egg before the monster hatch.
    – DavRob60
    Apr 5, 2011 at 19:34

3 Answers 3


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, 2011 at 19:26
  • @status-declined I think most of the question he refer to are deleted.
    – HoLyVieR
    Apr 5, 2011 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, 2011 at 19:11
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    6-8 more Eeeeks (to beat a dying horse)
    – squillman
    Apr 5, 2011 at 19:17
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    We should totally drop that and use jQueeery! Or write a GreeeaseMonkeeey script.
    – user27414
    Apr 5, 2011 at 19:17
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    people don't like to have their cheeese moved.
    – Jin
    Apr 5, 2011 at 19:19
  • oh jeeeeeeesus.
    – tombull89
    Apr 5, 2011 at 19:21
  • I seee a new meeeme starting. Apr 5, 2011 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"); Apr 5, 2011 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. Apr 5, 2011 at 20:33

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

  • This is a terrible answer. But +1 anyways because I get it and it's Meta.
    – Pops
    Apr 24, 2012 at 19:06

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