Internet wars rarely result in anything good. Most of the time, they'll just get you blocked on social media. Sometimes, they escalate too quickly to retain any kind of friendship between the people involved in the battle. But every once in a while, the Internet blesses us all with an online argument that is almost too good to be true.
When that happens, a meme is born and everybody wins.
That's exactly what happened to the WeRateDogs Twitter account one year ago.
We couldn't be happier with the result.
If you aren't already following WeRateDogs on Twitter, stop what you're doing and fix that immediately.
You like dogs, right?
Of course you do. You’re a human, not a total monster.
WeRateDogs (@dog_rates on Twitter) is the no. 1 source for all your dog rating needs.
The concept is simple.
People DM the account pictures of their dog.
Then WeRateDogs posts the pic along with a rating. It fulfills a need most people don’t even realize they have.
The account was started by Matt Nelson in 2015 and currently boasts over 3 million dog-loving followers. There’s even a book!
According to the Twitter bio, WeRateDogs is the "Only Legit Source for Professional Dog Ratings."
Which is good to know, right?
You wouldn’t just any amateur rating your dog. Or any dog, for that matter!
Sometimes, the account branches out of dog territory. It doesn't usually go well for the non-dog.
But that makes sense. The account is called WeRateDogs, after all.
A turtle is not a very good dog.
If you glance through the account's post history, you might start to notice a pattern.
Nearly every single dog has a rating higher than 10 out of 10.
Most people accept this without any argument. After all, dogs are really great.
But back at the beginning of the WeRateDogs Twitter career, there was one dissenter who had a major problem with the rating system…