Kek (also known as Top Kek) has been described by some as being /s4s/'s "light and freedom" and is a meme created on /s4s/ in May '13. It revolves around posting pictures, shops, and image macros of a Turkish snack-cake produced by the ETi food company known as 'topkek' and replying with "kek". It is also the next evolution of the top lel meme.
Some will claim that the origin is from WoW as an expression/phrase, but as that is a completely different context than the meme's context of a turkish snack cake, it is obviously not untrue as the meme was boosted from both probable origins, and not only because of one of them.
Kek was started by "prime minister face," a namefig on 4chan's /s4s/ board as a simple knock off of the many Top lel threads, but with the help of mods, OC and funposting, the thread broke the post limit until it died at 6,200+ posts. The original/first Kek thread went on for over 40+ days until it's inevitable death, followed by kek's resurrection in a new thread, "more kek," also started by "prime minister face."
Seriously though, what the hell is Kek?
—From The S4S Tribune, Fourth Issue.
On June 26, 2013 "prime minister face" resurrected kek by starting a new thread, "more kek." After mod intervention, the thread had its' bump limit, and post limit removed by a mod who messed with the html, similar to what happened with kek's first thread/appearance.
July 22, that same year, the thread imploded, prompting prime minister face to start a new kek thread, however the moderators did not intervene, and it hit bump-limit.
The Third Coming
/s4s/ user "prime minister face" started a new kek thread in late November. Mods, obviously sensing the disturbance in /s4s/'s environment since the last major kek thread removed the bump limit, and kek prospered once again, bringing a Renaissance to [s4s] once more.
A funposter on /s4s/ had this to say in the thread:
kek 4.0: the rebirth
On 11/09/14 "prime minister face" started a new thread, which was sub sequently stickied by the mods, proving that kek is eternal. It has to date amassed over 500 replies, and counting.
Current status of kek
Kek continues to be a mainstay of /s4s/, being used to steal gets from other boards on 4chan, and the subject of many a thread each day.
However, the mods no longer seem to give it the love it deserves, proving once again that MODS = FIGS. THANK YOU BASED MODS-November 29, '13.
On August 31st, '13, an official 4chan Panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2013 was announced on 4chan's announcements bar, with a link to the registration page and the coupon code 'topkek.'
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