What began as a silly way of tagging someone to get their attention. MetallicLuster (aka Melo) quickly produced this meme and meme template for it's use:
Once that occurred, it somehow became a joke to ping Werecat and have her look at the Potato. She then began to do it herself.
Fast forward a couple weeks into June of 2019 and POTAT fever was peaking. So much so, that LDSG Ghost created a role in the Discord server called "Potat" and started assigning it to people.
There was a voice channel named Potat as well. The first use (perhaps accidental) use of the word "potat" was actually forwarded from our Minecraft server in 2016 by IrishDancingCat, and the most recent use of "potat" still continues to this day. Will it ever die?