[Meme Mania #3] We are attacking 9GAG! 200 SBD in Prizes

in dmania •  15 days ago

The time has come Steemians and dManiacs to introduce dMania to the meme world. In my introduction post I mentioned that I want to bring down the meme giant 9GAG. dMania and other apps on Steem represent a new era. Big corporations and social media sites earned billions with the posts and upvotes of their users. That ends now! We are going to take back what is rightfully ours!


In one of my posts I emphasized that Steem has to go mainstream. 9GAG, one of the biggest memes sites out there, has about 200 million monthly active users. Those users don't know that a website like dMania exists. They don't know how valuable every post, comment and upvote is. We have to show them that there is a better alternative like dMania and Steem.
I want to bring 1% of the users of 9GAG to dMania in the next few months. That would be about 2 million new users. Five times more than Steemit has at the moment. If we work together, we can do this!

So how are we going to do it? How are we going to attack 9GAG? What is our weapon? Memes of course 😊.




The Plan

We are going to create memes about dMania and Steem and post them on 9GAG. A meme on the Fresh page on 9GAG is seen by hundreds or thousands of users. A meme on Trending page is seen by tens of thousands. A meme on Hot page is seen by hundreds of thousands or even millions of users! Our goal is to get a meme on the Hot page of 9GAG.


I checked the rules of 9GAG . There is no rule that forbids promoting another meme site with memes, so what we are doing here is legit 😉.
The problem is, 9GAG is a censored platform. They won't allow that another website promotes on their platform. They have a lot of admins who filter and remove posts every day. The good thing is, they don't know about dMania yet. But we have to be careful. We don't want that they filter our posts. So we are going to hide our message in memes.

The Challenge

This is a Meme Mania challenge. You will get rewarded for your work. I will pay 200 SBD for the best and most successful memes.

[Update]
I changed the rules a bit and made them less restrictive. A lot of posts got reported or 9gaggers thought it was random spam. Most posts didn't get many upvotes. We probably were too aggressive 😆. We have to change our tactics. We have to be more careful and hide our message better. I don't like changing the rules, but our goal is to get as many 9gaggers to dMania as possible. To do that, we have to do what is necessary and what works.

Random funny memes get the most upvotes. So we hide our message in random funny memes. All memes before the rule change are of course still part of the Meme Mania challenge.


From now on you can use any meme or picture you want. Just add the name dMania in the title or picture. The best way to promote dMania is to add this sneaky little watermark image:


Your job is to create memes and promote dMania in them. You can use any picture or meme you want for that. Hide the name dMania in the picture or title. It should not be too obvious that you are promoting another platform. We don't want that all posts get filtered.

It is very important that you mention the name dMania or dMania.lol somewhere. 9Gaggers have to find dMania somehow.

It is not possible to use links on 9GAG. They will get filtered. Don't use https://dmania.lol anywhere. Fortunately they don't filter "dmania.lol" (They probably thought nobody would use a lol domain for their website 😆).

Rules

  • Post your meme or picture on 9GAG. Add the name dMania in the title or in the picture. The name dMania has to be clearly visible.
  • Post the same meme on dMania and use "[Meme Mania #3]" in your title
  • Add a comment with the link to your 9GAG post on dMania
  • There is no post limit. You can post as many memes as you like. We probably need hundreds of memes to get one on Hot page.
  • The meme challenge ends on 14.11.2017 20:00 UTC.
  • Post your memes here in the comments with the link to 9GAG and dMania. At the end of the meme challenge, add the number of points on 9GAG to your comment. I need this information to determine the winner.

The rules are a little bit more complicated this time, but they are necessary to make it work. Just read them twice and make sure you don't forget anything.

Prizes


100 SBD for the meme with the most points on 9GAG.

60 SBD for the meme with the most rewards on dMania.
30 SBD for second place.
10 SBD for third place

The most successful meme on 9GAG will get the most rewards. All other memes will get rewarded on dMania or by the Meme Mania challenge.

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[Update]

I changed the rules a bit and made them less restrictive. A lot of posts got reported or 9gaggers thought it was random spam. Most posts didn't get many upvotes. We probably were too aggressive 😆. We have to change our tactics. We have to be more careful and hide our message better. I don't like changing the rules, but our goal is to get as many 9gaggers to dMania as possible. To do that, we have to do what is necessary and what works.

Random funny memes get the most upvotes. So we hide our message in random funny memes.
All memes before the rule change are of course still part of the Meme Mania challenge.

From now on you can use any meme or picture you want. Just add the name dMania in the title or picture. The best way to promote dMania is to add this sneaky little watermark image:

Ok change of plans. Post your memes here in the comments with the link to 9GAG and dMania too. We need the support of the Steemit community to make it work. Just make sure that you add your 9GAG points to your comment at the end of the challenge.

A lot of users on 9GAG think dMania is a scam. They can't believe that they will get paid for posting memes. Your job is to convince them that dMania is legit and the future for meme lovers worldwide.

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We need more traffic to our memes on 9Gag! I have 14 points so far on my Picard meme and circle jerked the other dMania posts!

We need more viability on here and on 9Gag

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so we need to register 9gag and posting mems promoting dmania, correct? :) I read all post, just I want to be sure if I understand all good becouse I am not native in english.

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Yeah that is correct!

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Thnx for useful Info!!!

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You are zoombee hero
You done nice work👌👌👌👌👌👌👌

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When the GAG is unreal.... and she loves it <3

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I'm still not believing it, but I'll test it out for another week or so. Money for memes, yeah right... :)

good post i am joining you there

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Nice plan!

Very funny. Thanks for the chuckle.

Wow, what an idea @zombee!
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Man, I'm taking this up like a fallen barbecue.

I just hope every other one of us here on Steemit who will participate would be witty enough to able to hide the message in their memes and not blow anything off.
#grin

Nice initiative but the reward structure is flawed. You can ask bot to upvote your post on 9gag and win 100 sbd. Should be different criteria to make it fair ;)

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If someone does that a lot of people will see that post and that is exactly what we want. If there are upvote bots for 9GAG uses them. We have to do everything we can do get more people to Steem and dMania

I recently discovered your post.
Come to know about dmania.lol ,
It looks another quite interesting project, I can't able to do much but i support this project.
Great work

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Awesome site and awesome initiative! We must get aggressive! We need whale support on our memes and we also need to upvote other dMania stuff on 9Gag! Circle jerk the hell out of our own stuff on there!

https://dmania.lol/post/brianphobos/meme-mania-3-picard-just-found-out-about-dmanialol-zg1hbmlh-4wlbb

https://9gag.com/gag/ax0Q2BW

dmania-meme-complete.png

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ok, now seeing your work I will know what to do, so you don't need to reply my earlier question

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@modemser dMania uses SteemConnectV2 for authentication. Your keys are safe. It is maintained by the busy and Steem Dev Team. dMania never sees your keys. If you want more information about SteemConnect: https://steemit.com/steemit/@steemitblog/steemconnect-2-0-easy-fast-efficient-access-to-the-steem-blockchain

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overtime i try to open it on mac OS X safari.. it juts freeze though.. thats when i log on.. cos i am already a steemit member yeah?

You probably need some marketing first to convince people

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Great one!

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Thank you :) after weekend I will do more. For now I just write all my ideas

May I make the suggestion the marketing tactic to instead, focus on the utilization of Google Ads network instead?

I feel the idea is half way there.

Posting memes related to DMania on 9Gag is in deirect competition to 9Gag and they will soon define DMania as an enemy.

My suggestions would be, to instead, have memes promoting DMania appear in 9Gag itself through Google Adwords targetting specifically 9Gag itself.

Secondarily, I'd suggest creating banner ads promoting DMania accross smaller meme sites which exist a dime a dozen with the really cheap cost of advertising on. The banner ads could have a tagline somewhere along the lines of :

Make Memes
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Profit.

Like I said in another Dmania post, this implementation of Steem as a 9Gag like platform is something that I have thought of and from a marketing standpoint deem to be extremely profitable.

As such, I do have some ideas on the matter that may be very helpful and I intend to see this project fluorish.

God Speed Brethren.

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@bitopia This Meme Mania challenge is an experiment. I am not sure someone has ever done something like that. We will see how it will work out.
The problem with Goolgle Ads is, they are quite expensive. On average $1-2 per click. Facebook ads $0.3 per click. Another problem is that I would pay Facebook and Google. I don't want to do that. They already have enough money. I rather give that money to the Steem and dMania community.

When the dMania community grows, this kind of advertisement will be a lot more effective. I am going to build an army of dManiacs to promote dMania 😈. 9GAG should see us as their enemey, because we are 😜

I successfully got into trending section and HOT section of 9gag, it's burning hot now, with dMania's logo on :) 9000 upvotes.

https://dmania.lol/post/katsuo3d/owl-with-galaxy-eyes-zg1hbmlh-uzob9
https://9gag.com/gag/aQeBLVr?ref=w.upvotenoti
trendingowl.jpg

Now this sounds like fun! I've never heard of 9gag or dmania until this post, as I have just found you @zombee, but I do LOVE memes.

You've got a new follower here, and I'll be sure to give you support and enter this nifty meme contest as soon as I can. 9gag looks like a really poorly developed site.. I can't image how it possibly went viral. After browsing through dmania, it looks like it has so much more to offer.

Best Regards,
@abn
The Armageddon Broadcast Network

Lets start the meme machine!

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Hey @zombee let's do it, let's work together to bring down the 9Gag and make dmania great again.
Best wishes to every dmanian who is going to accept the challenge.
Regards
@oodeyaa

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hahahah Nice one

Taking the money away from 9Gag? Sounds like a challenge! XD

Let's do this. Maybe keep this comment section updated, so anyone here could also start to upvote the dMania posts on 9gag?

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Depends on how many people will participate. If there are a lot, there will be quit a lot of comments.

The commenters on my posts were just annoyed that the memes were 'ads', they honestly don't care about a better alternative :/

Meme Mania #3 is over. Thanks to everyone who participated. I will announce the results tomorrow.

This is rather interesting. So here is a tip. Seems that 9gag only cares about pizza. I have made a series of posts that I called 'challanges' (7 in total), and the only one that hit the 40+ upvotes was the one about 'Pizza is Power'. You can check it here https://9gag.com/gag/a9AZjyK

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Challenge accepted!

Very cool post friend!

waoooooo.
its a very interesting post . like funny and very helpful and interesting.

Here to help with the conquer

Please sir i am following you .please upvote me

I want to join with this. Is it possible to join here?

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@alokalodipu Everybody can join. Just go to https://dmania.lol

Congratulations @zombee!
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Can i join? Im doing meme all the time https://steemit.com/@cryptomonitor

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Everyone can participate

thats really a nice opportunity i will join with you

can I login dmania safe using my Steem login details?

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ok thank you for help, I already did this. I am very impatient so I logged and prayed to my password was safe :p

Good post sir. Can i join?

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I'm joining too! :) Gonna do my best :P

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marking 123 upvotes at 9gag

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Yes you right, just I thought that even small logo of dMania is necessary. Could you please tell @zombee tell if it's necessary or not?

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Hi @aniafx1 it is stated in the rules already I think. Where it says, "But we have to be careful. We don't want that they filter our posts. So we are going to hide our message in memes." and
"Your post has to include the name dMania in the title, image OR comments." So it says, it is not a must thing to put the dMania logo in the image :) We just need to put it somewhere in the title, comment or in the picture with hidden message "dMania"

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ok, you right, now I will know better what to doo :)

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I think you should add dmania logo to this meme. Your meme is great!:)) just add dmania logo.

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@aniafx1 thank you for the great comment! Because the post rules says do not to be too obvious on promoting the site, and I've added dMania in the title along with the comment. It looks like below at 9gag :) So I decided to avoid to put the logo... But Yeah I'll try put the logo in the coming ones :p
yeah dmania.jpg

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marking 134 upvotes at 9gag

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@katsuo3d
There is no way 9gaggers can find us if you only use the logo. You have to use the name dMania somewhere.

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Ok thanks zombee will do!

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@zombee I've put dMania in the comment section in sneaky way :P

go followback.. I have more idia on project!!)

waaow amaizing article
thank yiu

Challenge Accepted.

Truth be hold, I wish you a lot of luck in it.

I afraid what happens if this plan backfires?

Very good post i like it very much

Really hope you guys can attract more people to the blockchain 😉 well done people


My caption for 9GAG: "It's safer than unprotected coitus, yet people still think its a scam even though you're getting paid..."
https://9gag.com/gag/aVM4YV8

https://dmania.lol/post/belovebelight/meme-mania-3-zg1hbmlh-l4kie

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Can you please also explain this rule: "On every post on 9GAG add a comment with dMania or dMania.lol"
Thank you.

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My 9GAG was reported and deleted already. :( A new submission will ensue!

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Don't give up. Fight them 👍

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viewed, voted, commented, and re-steemed ...

anyone follows me i'll follow back within a few days

Awesome post

sounds belter! seeing as i smash out [MeMe]'s daily, i will send some effort your way..

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Thanks a lot :)

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Thanks 😊

just signed up, awesome idea !!!

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Nice i like the image of this past

will try it out for sure haha

It is always having pleasure to know something new from you, keep informing us. I'll upvote, post and comment on dMania to support this project. Thanks for sharing

Very nice

This is awesome! I'll definitely delegate some POWER to dMania and potentially come up with a meme too ;)

I got memes for days, let the war games begin !

I think you should raise the reward ... minimum 1000 SDB

greetings

@zombee please provide link to download png files for dmania logo .. because I didn't find it anywhere. And that helps a lot to create memes we need.

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@pratique007 I provided some images at the end of this post

Nice add me

I have Joined the dMania Army and Delegated some Steem Power to the cause!

The 1st of many Meme's in the Battle against 9GAG, Lets Go !

https://steemit.com/dmania/@steveconnor/dmania-in-the-news-zg1hbmlh-mfr9r

https://9gag.com/gag/aoOAYQx

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good =) buena publicación

LOL Didn't post this in 9gag coz I think it's too obvious :PDmaniansAttack.gif

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Yeah that might awake some provocative feelings on 9gag😅 We must be like ninjas... better ninjas than on that gif, nice meme though :D

I am truly looking forward to this. Social media meme money generator on lockdown!

nice post n thanks for info

Very beautiful

Hello hope you can drop by on my profile to add some vote. Nice blog thogh! 😊😊😊

Best.....👏

We need mobile version of dMania in order to compete with 9gag