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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).

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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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