# Welcome to the March Metathread!

We’ve got another Meme Shadow Realm poll this month. We encourage everyone to participate! It’s a great way for [*You*](https://i.imgur.com/RtebggA.jpg) to have a say in the rules.

If you want to learn more about the MSR, you can read more about it [here](https://www.reddit.com/r/Animemes/comments/eybzmr/introducing_the_meme_shadow_realm/fgg8w8o/), or view the recently banned formats [here](https://www.reddit.com/r/Animemes/wiki/shadow_realm).

If you’d like to nominate something for next month’s banishment voting, please provide the following:

– a short name for the joke/format
– a concise description of the joke/format
– an example of the joke/format that was posted at least 3 months ago and has 500+ upvotes
– an example of the joke/format that was posted less than 1 month ago and has 500+ upvotes

## [Vote on this month’s nominations for banishment here](https://forms.gle/F37TRwzLNeSvms248).

If you have any ideas, suggestions, questions, concerns, comments, critiques, etc. about the state of the subreddit, we want to hear them. This is the place to publicly share and discuss anything of that nature. We’ll do our best to hear out anyone and everyone who comments here. Occasionally, we may use this as a place to ask for feedback on certain topics/ideas.

This thread will stay pinned for a week. After that point, a link to the post will be available in the sidebar, in case you ever need to come back to the thread after it’s been unpinned. On the first Monday of next month, a new thread will be created, repeating the process.


> Q: *What’s with the purple snake in the icon/banner?*

>> r/Otonokizaka won the meme olympics, so we temporarily changed our icon to their mascot, Sasuke the snake. Read more about it [here](https://www.reddit.com/r/Animemes/comments/f01va5/the_meme_olympics_are_over_the_final_results/).

> Q: *Why is automod telling me my account isn’t old enough or that I don’t have enough comment karma to post?*

>> We recently increased the account age and comment karma thresholds for posting. Accounts must now be at least a week old and have at least 100 comment karma. So if automod is blocking your posts, just spend a little time in the comment sections getting to know your fellow weebs, and you’ll get there in no time.

> Q: *Who is u/AnimemesBot?*

>> If you have ever broken a rule, you’ve probably met our bot. u/AnimemesBot leaves an automated comment on every post that is manually removed by another member of the mod team. It also helps us out by reporting suspected reposts.

> Q: *Who are the characters in the banner/who are /u/ChloeMod and /u/SachiMod?*

>> They are our mascot duo, [Chloe](https://www.reddit.com/r/Animemes/comments/azv75u/mascot_chloe/) and [Sachi](https://www.reddit.com/r/Animemes/comments/b0vsi2/final_mascot_downvotes_are_just_australian/). The results of the mascot and banner contests were announced as part of our [500k celebration.](https://www.reddit.com/r/Animemes/comments/bs946v/500k_mascot_and_banner_reveal)
They also double as subreddit moderators now.

> Q: *Can the mods get rid of Zero Twosday?*

>> Zero Twosday doesn’t have official support from the mod team. The community is what has kept it going so far, and it’s up to the community whether it stays around or fizzles out. We have no plans to restrict or ban posts on the basis of the show or character they feature, outside of temporary events.

> Q: *How do I assign a flair to my username?*

>> A detailed explanation can be found [here, in the Flairs for New Reddit announcement thread.](https://www.reddit.com/r/Animemes/comments/c04wfl/)

>> TL;DR Instructions:

>> New Reddit: [Expand community options, click the pencil on the user flair preview, select the second blank from the top, type something and click the emoji button to the right of the text field to add them.](https://i.redd.it/doq1mim6yh331.png) Image credit: /u/Sternendrache1

>> Old Reddit: Go to where your username is displayed on the top right of the sidebar. Click the edit button. Select your desired image, and add some text if you want before hitting save.

>> Official iOS App: [It’s not straightforward, just follow this image guide.](https://imgur.com/a/WjaMSXQ)

>> Official Android App: [It’s not straightforward, just follow this image guide.](https://imgur.com/a/3lzePmS)

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