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Invincible references[edit]

Little Mermaid/Transformers mashup[edit]

Personally, I think the inclusion of the Little Mermaid/Transformers trailer mashup in the same rarified Internet air as the Sharknado, SpongeBob and Shrek franchises is in poor taste. I am ignoring that the entry as is currently stands as a giant run-on sentence for now. In my personal opinion, having a coincidence that got a couple million views on Twitter, hasn't been picked up by any "respectable" outlets outside of the nerd sphere (Not even the local news out in Franklin, Tennessee) and isn't in the running to be added to the questionable meme wiki known as Know Your Meme does not count as an internet phenomena. I could talk about the memes that aren't on the list yet and absolutely deserve a place on the list, but that would be a waste of space.

If we consider this another piece of majestic "internet phenomena", Marjorie Taylor Greene would've been added to the Politics section before she even became a Congresswoman. IntMaMis (talk) 23:09, 10 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Know Your Meme is not a reliable source and its inclusion (or lack thereof) of a meme is therefore a non-factor in whether or not we put something on this list. Memes that are on this list are those that have received significant coverage in reliable sources. If you can make an argument that the sources for the Little Mermaid/Transformers mashup are not sufficiently reputable to support that meme's inclusion, then you may do so, but we generally do not remove things simply because they are "in poor taste." As Wikipedia is written from a neutral point of view, the threshold for inclusion is verifiability, not whether or not editors personally like something. silviaASH (inquire within) 23:32, 10 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  • That Mashup is definitely not a phenomena...too soon to know and appears just as a short term happenstance. What we are looking for are concepts that merge with others and get repeated usage across the internet. Masem (t) 23:35, 10 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]


I finally added Burger King's song to the list, guys! TCFLightyears93 (group chat / contributions) 18:28, 19 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]


1) Honestly, what isn't on the internet nowadays? How can you have a phenomenon without it being an internet phenomenon -- how would it be spread? Print media? Chain letters? Telegraph? We could just call it "list of phenomena" practically.

2) Everything that's not bluelinked should go. "No article" is a clear unarguable bright line to trim this list to.

3) Some of these -- a few -- don't fit and should go -- I mean "smash or pass" f'rinstance is game people play at parties or just hanging around. I suppose people play or talk about it on the internet, but same for chess. Should we add chess. Herostratus (talk) 05:21, 14 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Typo in "planking" section[edit]

I would like to issue a typo in the word "your" 2601:83:4280:A9E0:FF24:F60F:6FFF:9BB8 (talk) 01:26, 12 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I've removed the "your" altogether as it doesn't have correct tone for an encyclopaedia. —Panamitsu (talk) 01:49, 12 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki Education assignment: ENGL 1301[edit]

This article was the subject of a Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment, between 16 January 2024 and 9 May 2024. Further details are available on the course page. Student editor(s): LC1061 (article contribs).

— Assignment last updated by LC1061 (talk) 18:43, 24 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

GTA VI[edit]

Due to 10 year gap between GTA V and GTA VI and a huge anticipation between Gamers, Internet especially Instagram users started commenting "We got something related to the reel or image before GTA VI" (talk) 17:01, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]