what does shitpost mean, iyo?

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let's get together and pin down the aesthetic!

this term seems to have reached critical mass (I expect to hear my mom using it within six months).

does it mean a low effort post meant to provoke, while adding nothing of value to the conversation? is it kin to challop? is it a post that suggests you haven't read much of the tread/extant conversation? are all 'memes' shitposts?

below the mendoza (rip van wanko), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:04 (one week ago) link

no
yes
no
no

mark s, Monday, 29 June 2020 19:07 (one week ago) link

I'm listening to the new Nightcall (ep 116) and there's a lot of relevant discussion, and it suggests that my idea of a shitpost is way off . I really don't know what it means I guess

below the mendoza (rip van wanko), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:13 (one week ago) link

I am a shitposter

Rik Waller-Bridge (jim in vancouver), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:15 (one week ago) link

Shitposters of the world unite and take over.

Future England Captain (Tom D.), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:16 (one week ago) link

yo, Spartacus here!

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:17 (one week ago) link

Shitposters of the world unite and take over.

Learn to love me
Assemble deeznuts

shout-out to his family (DJP), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:19 (one week ago) link

Does your chewing gum lose its flavour (on the... you get the idea)

Noel Emits, Monday, 29 June 2020 19:20 (one week ago) link

it's when political parties or campaign groups make an advert that looks really rubbish and then people share it online saying, ‘oh I can’t believe how shit this is’ and then it gets shared and shared and shared and shared and they go, ‘ha ha ha, job done'

specific fry such as scampo (||||||||), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:38 (one week ago) link

Shitposting is posting "aggressively, ironically, and of trollishly poor quality" posts or content to an online forum or social network. Shitposts are intentionally designed to derail discussions or cause the biggest reaction with the least amount of effort possible.

- uncle Wikipedia

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:41 (one week ago) link

I'm not sure what it means. I originally thought it was closest to the OP first option, "a low effort post meant to provoke", but I've seen it used in so many different ways.

Just this weekend I saw it used twice on Instagram accounts for specific posts that were not aligned with the account's usual content - i.e. on an account dedicated specifically to, for example, photos of cool/unusual doors, the person running the account posts a selfie with a caption that starts with "Sorry for the shitpost, but...".

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:44 (one week ago) link

is it shitposting to answer the op with the answer? honest q

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:47 (one week ago) link

uncle Wikipedia casts far too broad a net in that definition, so that not just a majority, but an overwhelming majority of posts to online forums and social networks could be construed to fall within it. iow, "shitposting" is nearly indistinguishable from "posting".

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:52 (one week ago) link

haha, yeah i think that's probably true. also, a high proportion of my posts probably fit in that category but i don't mean to be aggressive or trolly, just sort of goofy (most of the time)

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:56 (one week ago) link

is it fair to say that shitposting is sub-custos at best

mookieproof, Monday, 29 June 2020 20:16 (one week ago) link

"shitposting" is nearly indistinguishable from "posting"

And?

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 29 June 2020 20:19 (one week ago) link

I'm wondering which poster has provoked this thread? Not that it's difficult to guess.

Future England Captain (Tom D.), Monday, 29 June 2020 20:19 (one week ago) link

prolific reflexive posting with little educational/entertainment value

brimstead, Monday, 29 June 2020 20:29 (one week ago) link

bumbling attempts at trolling

brimstead, Monday, 29 June 2020 20:30 (one week ago) link

life is a stage

brimstead, Monday, 29 June 2020 20:30 (one week ago) link

love is a battlefield

Boring, Maryland, Monday, 29 June 2020 20:58 (one week ago) link

this used to be my shitpost
this used to be my childhood flame
this used to be the place I trolled dudes
whenever their tastes were lame

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Monday, 29 June 2020 21:20 (one week ago) link

prolific reflexive posting with little educational/entertainment value

― brimstead, Monday, June 29, 2020 4:29 PM (fifty-two minutes ago)

my understanding and how i see it used on philly sports forums - low quality posting not necessarily to provoke tho could just be shitposting to fill the time and in off-season shitposts are practically encouraged. esp some low-energy meme post. a sub-category imo of landfill posting which is a truly herculean effort to fill up the many kbs of space we can with whatever repetitive banality comes to mind.

Mordy, Monday, 29 June 2020 21:28 (one week ago) link

Done one strictly for illustrative purposes.

Keeping Up With Music

Noel Emits, Thursday, 2 July 2020 11:33 (one week ago) link

It's the kind of post that, if as you were making it someone you know irl were to ask you "Hey wyd?" you might reply "nm just posting shit"

aka the internet equivalent of talking/chatting shit

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Thursday, 2 July 2020 12:38 (one week ago) link

Many people think they’re good at shitposting but their posts are actually just annoying

calstars, Thursday, 2 July 2020 12:44 (one week ago) link

XP ...not that the posts are verbatim transcripts of things you would say offline to your mates down the pub, but that the activity fills a similar space in your life, and is approached with a similar ethos. "Landfill posting," as Mordy so aptly put it; and I would add that these posts do not aspire to the dignity of "Content," though they do try to ape its ubiquity.

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Thursday, 2 July 2020 12:49 (one week ago) link

sometimes i only notice a poster bc every time i see a landfill post that adds zero value to the board i notice the same dn next to it welcome PBKR to the stage

Mordy, Thursday, 2 July 2020 16:57 (one week ago) link

shitposting is praxis

scampo, foggy and clegg (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 3 July 2020 14:31 (one week ago) link

shitposting is pants

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 July 2020 14:32 (one week ago) link

Let him who has never shitposted cast the first stone.

pomenitul, Friday, 3 July 2020 14:34 (one week ago) link

shat the first stone

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 July 2020 14:35 (one week ago) link

I don’t know what shitpost means

Keir’d flex (wins), Friday, 3 July 2020 14:39 (one week ago) link

Congrats on your weight loss!

(This is the legacy of my 18-month stint in England.)

xp

pomenitul, Friday, 3 July 2020 14:39 (one week ago) link

Urban Dictionary's top definition:

any content on the internet whose humor derives from its surreal nature and/or its lack of clear context. Differs from a meme: whereas a meme's humor comes from its repeatability, a shitpost is funny simply because it isn't a predictable repetition of an existing form. Shitposts can become memes, but memes cannot become shitposts.

pomenitul, Friday, 3 July 2020 14:41 (one week ago) link

[insert rickroll here]

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Friday, 3 July 2020 17:58 (one week ago) link

wins it's when political parties or campaign groups make an advert that looks really rubbish and then people share it online saying, ‘oh I can’t believe how shit this is’ and then it gets shared and shared and shared and shared and they go, ‘ha ha ha, job done'

specific fry such as scampo (||||||||), Friday, 3 July 2020 18:47 (one week ago) link

Mods pls edit title as op put an i in front of yo

not only a political groups can make shitposts, what is this madness

this has been the best year fuiud (rip van wanko), Friday, 3 July 2020 20:06 (one week ago) link

If you have to ask...

calstars, Friday, 3 July 2020 20:51 (one week ago) link

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sarahell, Friday, 3 July 2020 21:06 (one week ago) link

like this is a variant of the bosko balaban stats c&p which is a prime example of a shitpost

sarahell, Friday, 3 July 2020 21:11 (one week ago) link

?

calstars, Friday, 3 July 2020 21:24 (one week ago) link

sometimes i only notice a poster bc every time i see a landfill post that adds zero value to the board i notice the same dn next to it welcome PBKR to the stage

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I love you too, Mordy.

Tōne Locatelli Romano (PBKR), Saturday, 4 July 2020 12:31 (one week ago) link

Oops, I did it again!

Tōne Locatelli Romano (PBKR), Saturday, 4 July 2020 12:31 (one week ago) link

Thanks Barry I forgot this had been covered

Keir’d flex (wins), Saturday, 4 July 2020 12:36 (one week ago) link

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Karl Malone, Sunday, 12 July 2020 04:40 (fourteen hours ago) link


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