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retired gif: when gifs have fulfilled their most relevant possible purpose

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When a gif has fulfilled its most relevant possible purpose, it is retired here.


>RULES:

BREAKING THESE IS GROUNDS FOR DELETION. IF YOU SEE A POST BREAKING A RULE, PLEASE REPORT IT.

  1. All posts must link directly to a comment containing an animated gif.
  2. All links must include the necessary context by adding "?context=x" to the url where x = number of parent comments to include. Here's a handy guide. When in doubt, include more context!
  3. The gif must be a response to an external setup, i.e. the retirer cannot provide the full context for the gif him/herself.
  4. The gif must not have been created or modified specifically for the given context.
  5. All post titles must include the username of the retirer and a ONE WORD (or one name) description of the gif (e.g. '\/u/Schroedingers_gif retires a gif of Zach Galifianakis'). Do not spoil the full contents of the gif!
  6. The gif must be more than merely relevant; that is, the gif must contain more than one relevant element (person, action, object, facial expression, metaphor, etc.).

>GUIDELINES:

WHAT IS A RETIRED GIF?

A gif is retired when it is posted as a comment in the most appropriate context conceivable. A gif retirement is a celebration of the challenge of conjuring a gif when the perfect context for that gif presents itself. It is not a place for just any gif that makes you laugh.

Retirement will always be somewhat subjective. As such, only posts that clearly break the rules will be removed. The rest will be left to the votes. For good examples of what the subreddit is intended for, look for posts tagged with our Seal of Approval.


WHAT ISN'T A RETIRED GIF?

These types of posts are discouraged, but will not be removed as they are either highly subjective or difficult to prove:

  • A gif that shares previous ties to the parent comment, i.e. the setup and gif share a source, or the parent comment is in reference to the gif
  • A gif that needs extra text to establish relevance.
  • A gif that is only relevant because of a very common theme.
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