The YTMND parasite ( homo psoriasis ) is said to be the very worst of all YTMND epidemics. This parasite feeds on pre-existing YTMNDs and memes, and resubmits or rehashes them either without any meaningful alteration.
The two types of parasites are both, more often than not, sycophantic. They are self-hating users that will do anything to feel good about themselves.
Types of Parasites
1.The "Thief" Parasite
This is a Parasite that relies mainly on stealing from other sites and is often in the NARV or TROLL category. Though this type is often less psychotic, revenge voting rates among them is still rather high.
2.The "Editor" Parasite
The "Editor" Parasites are the more efficient of the two. They are easily able to yoke NARVS and other Parasites to spread their eggs. These parasites are far more willing to spend time editing material to meet these needs and are even able to coordinate with others. Their sites rely on gloss as gimmick but are ultimately unfunny rehash that is repulsive to the intelligent individual.
There is no known cure from Parasites. All YTMND users are free reign to this plague. The only defense is to label the site a "Parasite" if it is known to be stolen from another submission or contains lots of glossy editing but is ultimately vapid. For the latter, labeling is futile; countless NARVS will obscure the claim. Today this is especially evident as the top lists are filled with unfunny trash. The difference between the "Parasite", and a NARV site, is that the Parasite infects its own host, and it doesn't take images from outside sources.
note: some users with Parasites say that they got the image from MySpace, or another forum, and have posted it from there. One must realize that most high quality gifs are from YTMND, and should be researched before submitting.
What you can do
Be sure to let infected Parasite users know they are carrying the virus by telling them their site is a "Parasite", and notifying the proper authorities. Original sites that are victim of the parasite are immune to the label of "Parasite", only the stolen site should be branded as such. Unfortunately, most parasites leave their 'creations' up long after it is proven beyond a shadow of a doubt they have stolen, as you will see below.
YTMND's new 'asset' feature allows users to click the cited origin of a site to see what other users have used the same picture or sound. This is an excellent way to determine if a site has been stolen. It is very important to cite your images or else it will create confusion if and when another user finds your gif on the Internet and posts it on YTMND. Example - This link gives a listing of all sites to use the "What Is Love" gif of Katamari Damacy - not one user has cited the image as their own. The only way to check then is by checking the dates posted, but even that is not a 100% indication the gif originated on YTMND.
Parasite Awareness Network
|01||"ollj"||NARV..?||quote ollj: "no citing for re-used stuff needed since you can just klick it."||images stolen from other YTMNDs, no credit given, will downvote all sites of someone (even if previously voted higher) simply because he has a different opinion on a random issue|
|02||"AbortionsTickle"||Parasites/ NARVism||images from Somethingawful, credits stolen gifs as "O RLY"||...|
|03||"Nigga-stole-your-site"||Parasite||Awful gimmick user who steals various "NSMB" sites||Extreme sycophant|
|04||"forshizzle"||Parasite||Stolen sound and images||Account deleted|
|05||"biohazard9"||Parasites||Stolen sound and images||yet makes fun of Ebaum for stealing|
|06||"ryanschmidtty"||Parasites||Stolen sound and images|
|07||"BWS12344"||Parasites||Stolen sound and images||Deleted his sites due to this article|
|08||"lalunamel"||Parasites||Stolen sound and images||Deleted infected site|
|09||"joshrps135"||Parasites||Stolen sound and images (deleted his sites due to this article)|
|10||"SlyReaper"||Parasites||Stolen sound and images|
|11||"Dustino66"||Parasites||Stolen sound and images|
|12||"bigboylive2008"||Parasites||Stolen sound and images|
|13||"Crunkmasta"||Parasties||Stolen sound and images|
|14||"beezie"||Parasites||Stolen sound and images|
|15||"genstar"||Parasites||Stolen images including FutureConan and NSMB|
as an example of the number of parasites out there, the following users all stole the Hall of Fame site "Chunk Is Indestructible"
"lolocauster" (deleted thanks to this article)
top 20 resubmitted images. (not entirely accurate, but worthy viewing)