Monthly Wipe

The Monthly Wipe was an Image Forum era policy enacted and enforced by then-moderator Joe Keatinge. It entailed completely erasing all threads and posts on the forum once per month, in an attempt to make the forum more "newcomer friendly" and "clear out the old stuff", but also to stop the political flame wars that had dominated the forum.

Unfortunately, it also had the effect of discouraging users from putting a lot of effort and thought into their posts, especially toward the end of the month, because it was "just going to be erased soon anyway." It was during this time that the Say Something About the Previous Poster threads first surfaced, along with other "forum game" threads.

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