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Is the convention of beginning a reply with "This." a Reddit meme? I'm beginning to see this more and more and it always irks me for some reason. Isn't an up-vote on the comment the correct way to say "This."?

Forgive the meta-comment, I'm just curious.

FWIW I don't think this originated on reddit, I've seen it on fark and metafilter also (although it's pretty derided on metafilter if not followed by some sort of substantive response).

Gibberish. Not your comment, I just figured I would preface my reply with a single meaningless word that added nothing to what I was about to say, and if that's the convention, then it may as well be a word which actually means 'meaningless'. Over. (New convention, we'll end every reply with the word 'Over'.)

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