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22nd Dec '13 3:05:38 AM harryhenry
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* The ''[[{{Moviebob}} Game Overthinker]]'' episode [[http://gameoverthinker.blogspot.com/2009/09/episode-27-who-will-be-remembered.html "Who Will Be Remembered?"]] is basically a discussion of this trope, asking which iconic video games and characters will stand the test of time. Past examples from film, animation, comic books and stand-up comedy are employed to demonstrate how the trope works.
** The episode [[http://gameoverthinker.blogspot.com/2011/08/episode-55-what-we-lost-in-fire.html "Thing We Lost in the Fire"]] also covers this trope, talking about how arcades have experienced this in the US, and how they could possibly [[PopularityPolynomial make a comeback]] (using the ''Golden Tee'' series of golf games as Exhibit A).
** Discussed again in the episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVV7vHiJqps "Setting Sun"]], where he talks about the decline of the Japanese game industry.
* Social networks tend to eventually lead this way. So far MySpace and {{Friendster}} as well as others have been leading this way. This usually happens when a new social network gets invented.
* As late as 2007, {{YTMND}} was one of the most powerful forces on the internet - the day it managed to coordinate a raid between Something Awful, 4Chan, and Newgrounds remains one of the most astonishing achievements in trolling history. These days, it's sitting pretty with an Alexa rank of 35,878, and seems to risk a shutdown every other month.
* The ''StarWars'' vs. ''StarTrek'' [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny debates]] became this. One of the oldest discussion topics on the internet, it once had its own forum on {{Usenet}}, and countless CrossOver stories were written by the topic. The debate began to falter after various scientifically-oriented fans started crunching numbers, and came to a conclusion suggesting that a lone Star Destroyer [[CurbStompBattle could probably solo the entire Federation fleet]] - to say nothing of the massive disparity in resources between the two traditional sides (the 150-planet Federation is a whole two tiers below the million-planet Empire on the [[AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit Kardashev Scale]]). Debates over the veracity of these calculations were then squashed by official material that [[AscendedFanon provided statistics that were, if anything, higher than the usual claims.]] Since then, any given debate between the two sides tends to [[PowerCreepPowerSeep deliberately ignore the difference,]] analyze unusual situations (''[[StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' is replaced by a Star Destroyer, what happens?), or go for humor, with many of the traditional forms having been salted.
%%Don't even mention Facebook. Something that has 500 million people still using it doesn't count as DeaderThanDisco. Take it to the discussion page otherwise, but stop adding it in.

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22nd Dec '13 3:00:01 AM harryhenry
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22nd Dec '13 2:47:24 AM harryhenry
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** {{Instagram}} is heading this way as Flickr has [[PopularityPolynomial re-experienced popularity]], and [[PaedoHunt doubts over its usage]] [[{{Spammer}} and complaints about people's behaviour]] are dragging it into this trope. It doesn't help when small-town British papers treat it as the ButtMonkey of websites after {{Twitter}}.
12th Dec '13 5:19:32 PM harryhenry
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12th Dec '13 5:18:11 PM harryhenry
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* The ''StarWars'' vs. ''StarTrek'' [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny debates]] became this. One of the oldest discussion topics on the internet, it once had its own forum on {{Usenet}}, and countless CrossOver stories were written by the topic. The debate began to falter after various scientifically-oriented fans started crunching numbers, and came to a conclusion suggesting that a lone Star Destroyer [[CurbStompBattle could probably solo the entire Federation fleet]] - to say nothing of the massive disparity in resources between the two traditional sides (the 150-planet Federation is a whole two tiers below the million-planet Empire on the [[AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit Kardashev Scale]]). Debates over the veracity of these calculations were then squashed by official material that [[AscendedFanon provided statistics that were, if anything, higher than the usual claims.]] Since then, any given debate between the two sides tends to [[PowerCreepPowerSeep deliberately ignore the difference,]] analyze unusual situations (''[[StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' is replaced by a Star Destroyer, what happens?), or go for humor, with many of the traditional forms having been salted. The declining interest in both franchises since ''RevengeOfTheSith'' and ''StarTrekEnterprise'' hasn't helped.

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* The ''StarWars'' vs. ''StarTrek'' [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny debates]] became this. One of the oldest discussion topics on the internet, it once had its own forum on {{Usenet}}, and countless CrossOver stories were written by the topic. The debate began to falter after various scientifically-oriented fans started crunching numbers, and came to a conclusion suggesting that a lone Star Destroyer [[CurbStompBattle could probably solo the entire Federation fleet]] - to say nothing of the massive disparity in resources between the two traditional sides (the 150-planet Federation is a whole two tiers below the million-planet Empire on the [[AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit Kardashev Scale]]). Debates over the veracity of these calculations were then squashed by official material that [[AscendedFanon provided statistics that were, if anything, higher than the usual claims.]] Since then, any given debate between the two sides tends to [[PowerCreepPowerSeep deliberately ignore the difference,]] analyze unusual situations (''[[StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' is replaced by a Star Destroyer, what happens?), or go for humor, with many of the traditional forms having been salted. The declining interest in both franchises since ''RevengeOfTheSith'' and ''StarTrekEnterprise'' hasn't helped.
17th Nov '13 9:57:25 PM A.vonZiggurat
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* The StarWars vs. ''StarTrek'' [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny debates]] became this. One of the oldest discussion topics on the internet, it once had its own forum on {{Usenet}}, and countless CrossOver stories were written by the topic. The debate began to falter after various scientifically-oriented fans started crunching numbers, and came to a conclusion suggesting that a lone Star Destroyer [[CurbStompBattle could probably solo the entire Federation fleet]] - to say nothing of the massive disparity in resources between the two traditional sides (the 150-planet Federation is a whole two tiers below the million-planet Empire on the [[AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit Kardashev Scale]]). Debates over the veracity of these calculations were then squashed by official material that [[AscendedFanon provided statistics that were, if anything, higher than the usual claims.]] Since then, any given debate between the two sides tends to [[PowerCreepPowerSeep deliberately ignore the difference,]] analyze unusual situations (''[[StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' is replaced by a Star Destroyer, what happens?), or go for humor, with many of the traditional forms having been salted. The declining interest in both franchises since ''RevengeOfTheSith'' and ''StarTrekEnterprise'' hasn't helped.

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* The StarWars ''StarWars'' vs. ''StarTrek'' [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny debates]] became this. One of the oldest discussion topics on the internet, it once had its own forum on {{Usenet}}, and countless CrossOver stories were written by the topic. The debate began to falter after various scientifically-oriented fans started crunching numbers, and came to a conclusion suggesting that a lone Star Destroyer [[CurbStompBattle could probably solo the entire Federation fleet]] - to say nothing of the massive disparity in resources between the two traditional sides (the 150-planet Federation is a whole two tiers below the million-planet Empire on the [[AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit Kardashev Scale]]). Debates over the veracity of these calculations were then squashed by official material that [[AscendedFanon provided statistics that were, if anything, higher than the usual claims.]] Since then, any given debate between the two sides tends to [[PowerCreepPowerSeep deliberately ignore the difference,]] analyze unusual situations (''[[StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' is replaced by a Star Destroyer, what happens?), or go for humor, with many of the traditional forms having been salted. The declining interest in both franchises since ''RevengeOfTheSith'' and ''StarTrekEnterprise'' hasn't helped.
17th Nov '13 9:37:19 PM A.vonZiggurat
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* The StarWars vs. ''StarTrek'' [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny debates]] became this. One of the oldest discussion topics on the internet, it once had its own forum on {{Usenet}}, and countless CrossOver stories were written by the topic. The debate began to falter after various scientifically-oriented fans started crunching numbers, and came to a conclusion suggesting that a lone Star Destroyer [[CurbStompBattle could probably solo the entire Federation fleet]] - to say nothing of the massive disparity in resources between the two traditional sides (the 150-planet Federation is a whole tier below the million-planet Empire on the [[AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit Kardashev Scale]]). Debates over the veracity of these calculations were then squashed by official material that [[AscendedFanon provided statistics that were, if anything, higher than the usual claims.]] Since then, any given debate between the two sides tends to [[PowerCreepPowerSeep deliberately ignore the difference,]] analyze unusual situations (''[[StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' is replaced by a Star Destroyer, what happens?), or go for humor, with many of the traditional forms having been salted. The declining interest in both franchises since ''RevengeOfTheSith'' and ''StarTrekEnterprise'' hasn't helped.

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* The StarWars vs. ''StarTrek'' [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny debates]] became this. One of the oldest discussion topics on the internet, it once had its own forum on {{Usenet}}, and countless CrossOver stories were written by the topic. The debate began to falter after various scientifically-oriented fans started crunching numbers, and came to a conclusion suggesting that a lone Star Destroyer [[CurbStompBattle could probably solo the entire Federation fleet]] - to say nothing of the massive disparity in resources between the two traditional sides (the 150-planet Federation is a whole tier two tiers below the million-planet Empire on the [[AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit Kardashev Scale]]). Debates over the veracity of these calculations were then squashed by official material that [[AscendedFanon provided statistics that were, if anything, higher than the usual claims.]] Since then, any given debate between the two sides tends to [[PowerCreepPowerSeep deliberately ignore the difference,]] analyze unusual situations (''[[StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' is replaced by a Star Destroyer, what happens?), or go for humor, with many of the traditional forms having been salted. The declining interest in both franchises since ''RevengeOfTheSith'' and ''StarTrekEnterprise'' hasn't helped.
17th Nov '13 9:35:22 PM A.vonZiggurat
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* The StarWars vs. ''StarTrek'' [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny debates]] became this. One of the oldest discussion topics on the internet, it once had its own forum on {{Usenet}}, and countless CrossOver stories were written by the topic. The debate began to falter after various scientifically-oriented fans started crunching numbers, and came to a conclusion suggesting that a lone Star Destroyer [[CurbStompBattle could probably solo the entire Federation fleet]] - to say nothing of the massive disparity in resources between the two traditional sides (the 150-planet Federation is a whole tier below the million-planet Empire on the [[AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit Kardashev Scale]]). Debates over the veracity of these calculations were then squashed by official material that [[AscendedFanon provided statistics that were, if anything, higher than the usual claims.]] Since then, any given debate between the two sides tends to [[PowerCreepPowerSeep deliberately ignore the difference,]] analyze unusual situations (''[[StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' is replaced by a Star Destroyer, what happens?), or go for humor, with many of the traditional forms having been salted. The declining interest in both franchises since ''RevengeOfTheSith'' and ''StarTrekEnterprise'' hasn't helped.
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* As late as 2007, {{YTMND}} was one of the most powerful forces on the internet - the day it managed to coordinate a raid between Something Awful, 4Chan, and Newgrounds remains one of the most astonishing achievements in trolling history. These days, it's sitting pretty with an Alexa rank of 35,878, and seems to risk a shutdown every other month.
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