Loss

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Loss is a recurring macro image derived from the infamous Ctrl+Alt+Del comic strip "Loss", in which the usual comedic tone of the webcomic was substituted for poorly-executed drama.[1] Parodies and reinterpretations of the strip became incredibly common on the internet, reaching meme status.[2]

On the Facepunch Studios forum, the meme began cropping up, primarily in the LMAO Pics thread series, either modified in some fashion, reinterpreted alternatively or, following its banning from the thread series, hidden in images, as to attempt the circumvention of said ban (though this usually failed). It would occasionally resurge, both before and after the ban.

The ban of the meme was brought up in the Forums Discussion thread series, where postal expressed his personal opinion, believing that it should be unbanned since it "deserves to be made fun of forever."[3][4] With many agreeing with postal's view on the matter, he talked to Hezzy and unbanned Loss on the 26th of October, 2017.[5][6]

The active LMAO Pics thread at the time was flooded with the meme, and to celebrate its unbanning, page 125 was made Loss only (a fact that would later be added to the thread name) and anyone not posting Loss on that page would be banned. In the excitement of the unbanning, user richard9311 revealed that he had posted a Loss edit which went unnoticed, meaning that he wasn't banned for breaking the rules.[7]

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References

  1. Ctrl+Alt+Del - Loss [external link]: http://cad-comic.com/comic/loss/
  2. Know Your Meme - CADbortion / Loss Edits [external link]: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/cadbortion-loss-edits
  3. General Discussion - "Forums Discussion v3 - Post about Tudd and win a 1 month ban" (post #2664): https://facepunch.com/threads/1576300?p=52749608#post52749608
  4. General Discussion - "Forums Discussion v3 - Post about Tudd and win a 1 month ban" (post #2671): https://facepunch.com/threads/1576300?p=52749925#post52749925
  5. General Discussion - "Forums Discussion v3 - Post about Tudd and win a 1 month ban" (post #3935): https://facepunch.com/threads/1576300?p=52824344#post52824344
  6. General Discussion - "LMAO Pics v. Page 125 = ONLY POST LOSS EDITS" (post #4806): https://facepunch.com/threads/1578945?p=52824347#post52824347
  7. General Discussion - "LMAO Pics v. Page 125 = ONLY POST LOSS EDITS" (post #4920): https://facepunch.com/threads/1578945?p=52825081#post52825081