History ExecutiveMeddling / Other

19th Jan '16 2:25:44 PM PF
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* ''MagicTheGathering'''s Mythic Rares. Magic had always had Common, Uncommon, and Rare cards (though not always-always: some early sets only had Common and Uncommon cards, with Rares not really existing at all). However, Hasbro, Wizards' owner, wanted the game to have "very rare" cards [[FollowTheLeader like every other trading card game out there]]; keeping in mind that one major draw of Magic was the nonexistence of "very rare" cards like everyone else. Wizards' response? Fine. But sets will now be much smaller, so that the probability of getting any one Mythic Rare in the new sets is now the same as the probability of getting any one Rare in the older sets. This hasn't changed the general public's perceptions that [[PowerEqualsRarity Mythic Rares are much more powerful and thus should be worth more money]], but as a whole the game hasn't suffered much from this.
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* ''MagicTheGathering'''s ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s Mythic Rares. Magic had always had Common, Uncommon, and Rare cards (though not always-always: some early sets only had Common and Uncommon cards, with Rares not really existing at all). However, Hasbro, Wizards' owner, wanted the game to have "very rare" cards [[FollowTheLeader like every other trading card game out there]]; keeping in mind that one major draw of Magic was the nonexistence of "very rare" cards like everyone else. Wizards' response? Fine. But sets will now be much smaller, so that the probability of getting any one Mythic Rare in the new sets is now the same as the probability of getting any one Rare in the older sets. This hasn't changed the general public's perceptions that [[PowerEqualsRarity Mythic Rares are much more powerful and thus should be worth more money]], but as a whole the game hasn't suffered much from this.

* An example where a bit of ExecutiveMeddling might have been warranted: on the ''WebVideo/BadCallTV'' episode "Playing the Fools," Comedy Central makes the error of allowing the creators of WesternAnimation/SouthPark to begin their second season on April Fool's Day, without any creative intervention. The result? A ''massive'' backlash from fans, who had hoped to see a resolution to the Season One cliffhanger, only to be treated to [[ShowWithinAShow an entire episode of just Terrence and Phillip.]]
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* An example where a bit of ExecutiveMeddling executive meddling might have been warranted: on the ''WebVideo/BadCallTV'' episode "Playing the Fools," Comedy Central makes the error of allowing the creators of WesternAnimation/SouthPark ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' to begin their second season on April Fool's Day, without any creative intervention. The result? A ''massive'' backlash from fans, who had hoped to see a resolution to the Season One 1 cliffhanger, only to be treated to [[ShowWithinAShow an entire episode of just Terrence and Phillip.]]
18th Jan '16 2:34:35 PM PF
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* On [=GameSpy=], a negative 1.5/5 review for ''VideoGame/DonkeyKonga 2'' [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050514235146/http://www.maragos.org/ was partially rewritten]] to score [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050511054155/http://cube.gamespy.com/gamecube/donkey-konga-disk-2/611687p1.html 3/5]]. Then they pulled it off the website and replaced it with a new one (3.5/5). ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/05/13 was not amused.]]
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* On [=GameSpy=], a negative 1.5/5 review for ''VideoGame/DonkeyKonga 2'' [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050514235146/http://www.maragos.org/ was partially rewritten]] to score [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050511054155/http://cube.gamespy.com/gamecube/donkey-konga-disk-2/611687p1.html 3/5]]. 3/5.]] Then they pulled it off the website and replaced it with a new one (3.5/5). ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/05/13 was not amused.]]
18th Jan '16 2:33:35 PM PF
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* On [=GameSpy=], a negative 1.5/5 review for ''VideoGame/DonkeyKonga 2'' [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050514235146/http://www.maragos.org/ was partially rewritten]] to score [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050511054155/http://cube.gamespy.com/gamecube/donkey-konga-disk-2/611687p1.html 3/5]]. Then they pulled it off the website and replaced it with a new one (3.5/5). ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/05/13 was not amused]].
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* On [=GameSpy=], a negative 1.5/5 review for ''VideoGame/DonkeyKonga 2'' [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050514235146/http://www.maragos.org/ was partially rewritten]] to score [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050511054155/http://cube.gamespy.com/gamecube/donkey-konga-disk-2/611687p1.html 3/5]]. Then they pulled it off the website and replaced it with a new one (3.5/5). ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/05/13 was not amused]].amused.]]
18th Jan '16 2:31:26 PM PF
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* Used in-universe by Sprint for a movie theater commercial: An animated movie is almost finished, and the studio demands [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeOuyCtsGBQ&list=FLi3JB0b6S3cztt8S271kWuw pants on the hedgehog.]]
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* Used in-universe by Sprint for a movie theater commercial: An animated movie is almost finished, and the studio demands [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeOuyCtsGBQ&list=FLi3JB0b6S3cztt8S271kWuw pants on Happy the hedgehog.Hedgehog.]]

* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Freedom Statue of Freedom]] on the Capitol Dome was originally designed wearing a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrygian_cap Phrygian cap]], but the man overseeing the project, UsefulNotes/JeffersonDavis (future president of the Confederacy), rejected that part of the design.
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Freedom Statue of Freedom]] on the Capitol Dome was originally designed wearing a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrygian_cap Phrygian cap]], but the man overseeing the project, UsefulNotes/JeffersonDavis (future UsefulNotes/JeffersonDavis, future president of the Confederacy), Confederacy, rejected that part of the design.

* ''Series/DinosaurRevolution'' would have been a purely animal-centric animated EdutainmentShow, consisting of six episodes in which highly anthropomorphic prehistoric animals goofed off, with no {{Narrator}} or any TalkingHeads. Then, to explain the science behind these comedic and often far-fetched stories, there would have been a companion show where real life paleontologists would have, well, [[CaptainObvious explained stuff]]. This was deemed too "risky", so the two series got combined, and only four episodes were made. Many segments, some of which had been storyboarded and had their CGI models ready, were abandoned. They added narration and holograms of talking scientists, while various StockFootage clips now interrupted the stories. Despite the stories clearly having been animated as very dark comedies, the final show was presented to the viewers as a legit documentary. The DiscoveryChannel realized these faults, and at a later date, a cinematic version titled ''Dinotasia'' was released, which attempted to present the concept as it was originally intended, with no narration. However, since it could only work with whichever scenes had already been done, the movie turned out to be an inconsistent mess, and without the originally planned companion series, the educational value was all but lost. Even most of the special effects looked hokey due to the rushed production.
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* ''Series/DinosaurRevolution'' would have been a purely animal-centric animated EdutainmentShow, consisting of six episodes in which highly anthropomorphic prehistoric animals goofed off, with no {{Narrator}} or any TalkingHeads. Then, to explain the science behind these comedic and often far-fetched stories, there would have been a companion show where real life paleontologists would have, well, [[CaptainObvious explained stuff]]. This was deemed too "risky", so the two series got combined, and only four episodes were made. Many segments, some of which had been storyboarded and had their CGI models ready, were abandoned. They added narration and holograms of talking scientists, while various StockFootage clips now interrupted the stories. Despite the stories clearly having been animated as very dark comedies, the final show was presented to the viewers as a legit documentary. The DiscoveryChannel Creator/DiscoveryChannel realized these faults, and at a later date, a cinematic version titled ''Dinotasia'' was released, which attempted to present the concept as it was originally intended, with no narration. However, since it could only work with whichever scenes had already been done, the movie turned out to be an inconsistent mess, and without the originally planned companion series, the educational value was all but lost. Even most of the special effects looked hokey due to the rushed production.

* ''Radio/TheHowardSternShow'': Executives were trying to change Stern's vision of his show since his first day on the air. It's generally agreed upon by critics and fans that him fighting and being able to do his show the way he wanted completely changed the way morning radio shows were presented. However, whether or not Stern going through the actual process of fighting these battles was entertaining leads to a case of BrokenBase.
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* ''Radio/TheHowardSternShow'': ''Radio/TheHowardSternShow'': ** Executives were trying to change Stern's vision of his show since his first day on the air. It's generally agreed upon by critics and fans that him fighting and being able to do his show the way he wanted completely changed the way morning radio shows were presented. However, whether or not Stern going through the actual process of fighting these battles was entertaining leads to a case of BrokenBase.

* On Gamespy, a negative 1.5/5 review for ''VideoGame/DonkeyKonga 2'' [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050514235146/http://www.maragos.org/ was partially rewritten]] to score [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050511054155/http://cube.gamespy.com/gamecube/donkey-konga-disk-2/611687p1.html 3/5]]. Then they pulled it off the website and replaced it with a new one (3.5/5). ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/05/13 was not amused]].
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* On Gamespy, [=GameSpy=], a negative 1.5/5 review for ''VideoGame/DonkeyKonga 2'' [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050514235146/http://www.maragos.org/ was partially rewritten]] to score [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050511054155/http://cube.gamespy.com/gamecube/donkey-konga-disk-2/611687p1.html 3/5]]. Then they pulled it off the website and replaced it with a new one (3.5/5). ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/05/13 was not amused]].

* The "Twitch Debacle" with Creator/RoosterTeeth. Rooster Teeth wanted a Twitch channel for livestreaming, since that's a big thing. However, a higher up decided that, instead of making a new one, they decided that the Twitch that Creator/AchievementHunter member Creator/RayNarvaezJr used for his own personal livestreaming should be used as it already had a big number count. This pissed off Ray to the point where he was [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere almost ready to quit the team]]. Eventually, he reluctantly relented, but his performances and responses to the fans were quite sour for some time. Then he actually did leave the company, although he did leave on good terms and is still on board for ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav''.
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* The "Twitch Debacle" with Creator/RoosterTeeth. Rooster Teeth wanted a Twitch channel for livestreaming, since that's a big thing. However, a higher up decided that, instead of making a new one, they decided that the Twitch that Creator/AchievementHunter member Creator/RayNarvaezJr used for his own personal livestreaming should be used as it already had a big number count. This pissed off Ray Narvaez to the point where he was [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere almost ready to quit the team]]. Eventually, he reluctantly relented, but his performances and responses to the fans were quite sour for some time. Then he actually did leave the company, although he did leave on good terms and is still on board for ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav''.
17th Jan '16 8:15:43 PM Karxrida
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[[folder:Other]] * Creator/{{Toonami}}: According to an Anime News Network interview with Jason [=DeMarco=], the person in charge of Toonami, as the years went on and Toonami's success became indisputable, the rest of Creator/CartoonNetwork's programming people gradually took more control. They began hands-off, seeing how Toonami would do on its own, with the people at Toonami doing broadcasting rights themselves. Then, Cartoon Network offered people to help get rights for Toonami. Later, Cartoon Network looked for show rights themselves, got a lot of deals started, and would ask [=DeMarco=] and others about which ones they should continue pursuing. Finally, they became harmful: Cartoon Network executives forced ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'' onto Toonami, then took most of the control over the block. This is the reason why the original Toonami's final years had a severe increase in MerchandiseDriven shows aimed at younger audiences than before, like ''Anime/DuelMasters'' and ''D.I.C.E.'', as well as the removal of Toonami Midnight Run, which was aimed at teenagers and adults. The new Toonami, the one that's part of Creator/AdultSwim, had executives ''overestimate'' how popular it would be. It was intended to be only 3 hours long, but their superiors insisted on it being 6 hours. Since Toonami's budget cannot allow for 6 hours' worth of new content all the time, they scraped whatever reruns they could hold onto to pad out the latter half. When Toonami was cut down to 3 and half hours in 2015, the decision was actually welcomed by the Toonami staff, as it meant they could now run the block as they intended. [[/folder]]
14th Jan '16 10:23:06 PM Kadorhal
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* After the author of ''FanFic/OriginStory'' included a scene with Tony Stark (among a few others) speaking with UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush (President at the time of the Civil War arc), the Twisting The Hellmouth mods declared that the scene violated policy, and was ordered to "remove George W. Bush and Dick Cheney from the story.". He did so. The mods only ''then'' declared that, no, he was supposed to remove '''the entire scene'''. not just sub out the real-world politicians for [[{{Expy}} easily recognized replacements]]. The author (not to mention several other popular writers) [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere no longer posts on TTH]].
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* After the author of ''FanFic/OriginStory'' included a scene with Tony Stark (among a few others) speaking with UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush (President at the time of the Civil War arc), the Twisting The Hellmouth mods declared that the scene violated policy, and was ordered to "remove George W. Bush and Dick Cheney from the story.". He did so. The mods ''[[MovingTheGoalposts only ''then'' then]]'' declared that, no, he was supposed to remove '''the entire scene'''. scene''', not just sub out the real-world politicians for [[{{Expy}} easily recognized easily-recognized replacements]]. The author (not to mention several other popular writers) [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere no longer posts on TTH]].
5th Jan '16 11:24:26 PM Karxrida
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* Even Website/{{Cracked}} can get in on the action: ** In [[http://www.bogleech.com/halloween/hall12-spiders.html this]]article on Bogleech about how the author's article was so thoroughly changed (Most notably by adding a "kill all spiders" slant when, if you read the author's other work, you'll see he holds ''the exact opposite position'') that he ultimately disowned it.
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* Even Website/{{Cracked}} can get in on the action: Website/{{Cracked}}: ** In [[http://www.bogleech.com/halloween/hall12-spiders.html this]]article this]] article on Bogleech about how the author's article was so thoroughly changed (Most notably by adding a "kill all spiders" slant when, if you read the author's other work, you'll see he holds ''the exact opposite position'') that he ultimately disowned it.
4th Jan '16 7:03:03 PM Karxrida
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* It is said that the Greek sculptor Polykleitos was making a statue once, and people constantly instructed him about how it should look (in some variations, it was an official committee). He made such a statue, while in secret, making another the way he wanted. In the end, he showed the people both statues, and explained the difference between his creation and theirs.
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* It is said that the Greek sculptor Polykleitos was making a statue once, and people constantly instructed him about how it should look (in some variations, it was an official committee). He made such a statue, while in secret, simultaneously making another the way he wanted. In the end, he showed the people both statues, and explained the difference between his creation and theirs.

* ''Series/DinosaurRevolution'' would have been a purely animal-centric animated EdutainmentShow, consisting of six episodes in which highly anthropomorphic prehistoric animals goofed off, with no obtrusive {{Narrator}} or any TalkingHeads. Then, to explain the science behind these comedic and often far-fetched stories, there would have been a companion show where real life paleontologists would have, well, [[CaptainObvious explained stuff]]. This was deemed too "risky", so the two series got combined, and only four episodes were made. Many segments, some of which had been storyboarded and had their CGI models ready, were abandoned. They added "sparse" (yet at times still obnoxious and unneeded) narration, and cheesy holograms of talking scientists and various StockFootage clips now interrupted the stories. Worse, despite the stories clearly having been animated as very dark comedies, the final show was presented to the viewers as a legit documentary. The DiscoveryChannel realized these faults, and at a later date, a cinematic version titled ''Dinotasia'' was released, which attempted to present the concept as it was originally intended, with no narration. However, since it could only work with whichever scenes had already been done, the movie turned out to be an inconsistent mess, and without the originally planned companion series, the educational value was all but lost. Even most of the special effects looked hokey, due to the rushed production.
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* ''Series/DinosaurRevolution'' would have been a purely animal-centric animated EdutainmentShow, consisting of six episodes in which highly anthropomorphic prehistoric animals goofed off, with no obtrusive {{Narrator}} or any TalkingHeads. Then, to explain the science behind these comedic and often far-fetched stories, there would have been a companion show where real life paleontologists would have, well, [[CaptainObvious explained stuff]]. This was deemed too "risky", so the two series got combined, and only four episodes were made. Many segments, some of which had been storyboarded and had their CGI models ready, were abandoned. They added "sparse" (yet at times still obnoxious narration and unneeded) narration, and cheesy holograms of talking scientists and scientists, while various StockFootage clips now interrupted the stories. Worse, despite Despite the stories clearly having been animated as very dark comedies, the final show was presented to the viewers as a legit documentary. The DiscoveryChannel realized these faults, and at a later date, a cinematic version titled ''Dinotasia'' was released, which attempted to present the concept as it was originally intended, with no narration. However, since it could only work with whichever scenes had already been done, the movie turned out to be an inconsistent mess, and without the originally planned companion series, the educational value was all but lost. Even most of the special effects looked hokey, hokey due to the rushed production.
3rd Jan '16 10:51:03 PM shimaspawn
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Clean up for complaining and shoehorning.
* Even Website/{{Cracked}} can get in on the action, as is seen by [[http://www.bogleech.com/halloween/hall12-spiders.html this]]article on Bogleech about how the author's article was so thoroughly changed (Most notably by adding a "kill all spiders" slant when, if you read the author's other work, you'll see he holds ''the exact opposite position'') that he ultimately disowned it.
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* Even Website/{{Cracked}} can get in on the action, as is seen by action: ** In [[http://www.bogleech.com/halloween/hall12-spiders.html this]]article on Bogleech about how the author's article was so thoroughly changed (Most notably by adding a "kill all spiders" slant when, if you read the author's other work, you'll see he holds ''the exact opposite position'') that he ultimately disowned it.

* A rare example where a bit of ExecutiveMeddling [[AvertedTrope might have been warranted:]] on the ''WebVideo/BadCallTV'' episode "Playing the Fools," Comedy Central makes the error of allowing the creators of WesternAnimation/SouthPark to begin their second season on April Fool's Day, without any creative intervention. The result? A ''massive'' backlash from fans, who had hoped to see a resolution to the Season One cliffhanger, only to be treated to [[ShowWithinAShow an entire episode of just Terrence and Phillip.]]
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* A rare An example where a bit of ExecutiveMeddling [[AvertedTrope might have been warranted:]] warranted: on the ''WebVideo/BadCallTV'' episode "Playing the Fools," Comedy Central makes the error of allowing the creators of WesternAnimation/SouthPark to begin their second season on April Fool's Day, without any creative intervention. The result? A ''massive'' backlash from fans, who had hoped to see a resolution to the Season One cliffhanger, only to be treated to [[ShowWithinAShow an entire episode of just Terrence and Phillip.]]

[[folder:Military]] * Early in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Messerschmitt had a workable design for a jet-propelled interceptor that would theoretically wreak havoc on the Allies' air forces. They called it the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_262 Me 262]]. Fortunately for the free world, Hitler decided that what the Luftwaffe really needed wasn't an interceptor, but a tactical fighter-bomber. This arguably resulted in the Me 262's entry into the war being delayed until 1944, at which point it was too late to make a difference. ** Another example from [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi Germany]] was the [[RareGuns StG 44]]. It was a revolutionary design, what we today would call an assault rifle. During development, Hitler put it to a halt. Due to infighting amongst Nazi officials over what weapons took more priority, [[ObstructiveBureaucrat he wanted new submachine gun designs, not new rifle designs]]. Armorers made it anyway, giving it the designation [=MP43=], the MP a designation normally given to submachine guns, [[ExactWords which was what Hitler wanted]]. Hitler did eventually find out, had the production halted again, but put the weapon through a performance trial first before giving it his approval after the results proved favorable. * Hitler and Stalin were pretty much the epitome of this on the Eastern Front. Not only would they override their top generals' decisions, but they would make absolutely unreasonable demands and then punish the generals for not following through. It came to the point where each of them was pretty much personally controlling the front and none of their generals were willing to dissuade them. Stalin only narrowly won out in the end because he was slightly more willing to listen to his general staff's advice (on top of more of his generals having the courage to actually disobey his orders and generate actual results). * When France introduced its Lebel rifle in 1886, it was revolutionary for being the first smokeless powder rifle in the world, rendering all previous military rifles obsolete. But in every other way, it was barely an advancement over existing rifles, due to War Minister insisting that the rifle be developed within less than a year, ''and'' that it use a cartridge that the existing Gras rifles could be converted to fire in an emergency. As a result, the Lebel with its slow-to-reload tube magazine was hopelessly outclassed by German rifles within a mere 2 years, and by the 1890s nearly every major power had superior rifle to the Lebel that was loaded by either stripper clips or en bloc clips. On top of that, the requirements imposed for the 8mm Lebel cartridge resulted in a heavily tapered case that was very ill-suited to automatic and semi-automatic weapons, plaguing French design efforts for the next forty years. * The ''Vasa'' was a Swedish warship commissioned by king Gustavus Adolphus, who wanted it to be as fearsome and powerful as possible. He kept increasing the number of cannons he wanted on the ship against the advice of the Dutch shipwrights he hired, resulting in one of the gun decks having its ports only barely above the waterline. This is generally not a good thing on a ship, where you tend to want the water to remain on the ''outside'' of the hull. When she was launched, with open gun ports, harbour water started sloshing in, the ship began to list, and after sailing for only 1300 metres, it disappeared beneath the waves. The king was outraged and wanted to have his shipwrights executed, but the courts rightly pointed out that they had continually advised against adding more and more guns and they were exonerated. The cannons were salvaged and the ship was ultimately forgotten... until it was found almost entirely intact in 1950. The icy cold water near the bottom of the Stockholm harbour had prevented the organic matter from decaying and it was salvaged and is currently housed in a museum, almost entirely intact, with a treasure trove of seventeenth century artifacts. * Robert [=McNamara=] was notorious for this during the 60s. First, he demanded that the [[CoolGuns/AssaultRifles M16]] be sent into Vietnam with no chrome-lined barrel, no forward assist, and above all, no training on how to clean the new rifle[[note]]The rifle was advertised as 'self cleaning'[[/note]]. Thousands of stoppages, hundreds of lives, and several protests by the military later, field manuals were issued on how to clean the M16 and later the [=M16A1=] entered service with all the features previously removed by [=McNamara=]. But the M16 was sadly ''not'' an isolated incident. ** Prior to Vietnam, the thinking was that the dogfight was a thing of the past, and thus, many aircraft were designed with this ideology in mind. However, what really hurt was the fact that because of the people in charge believing that "The Dogfight was dead", none of the ''pilots'' were trained on how to properly employ their missiles, let alone mix it up with the North Vietnamese aircraft [[note]] which ''where'' designed to dogfight, and had pilots who could do exactly that. [[/note]]. Worse yet, Washington had a say in 'exactly' which route the strike forces were to take, and even ordered that the North Vietnamese Air Fields were not to be touched. Surprising no one with at least gold oak leaves or higher on their shoulders, the NVAF took full advantage of this, shot down dozens of F-105 Thunderchiefs, and always escaped before the F-4 Phantoms could catch them and shoot them down. When Col. Robin Olds arrived in Vietnam, he turned the tables on the situation there within a couple months, and nearly crippled the NVAF in his first major operation. ** The Navy didn't have it easy either. Throughout the war, [=McNamara=] tried in vain to get the Navy to accept the F-111B for fleet service. It suffered greatly from being underpowered, but more importantly, too heavy for carrier operations. Two attempts to eliminate anything non-essential on the plane to save weight failed to get it even close to the Navy's requirements. When asked if a new engine design would help any, the Secretary of the Navy answered "There isn't enough power in all Christendom to make that airplane what we want!" With that, the F-111B project was canned, and the VFX program began, resulting in the [[CoolPlane F-14 Tomcat]]. * After a few recon photos showed the testing of some new Soviet fighters (the Su-27 Flanker and Mig-29 Fulcrum), the US Air Force got a little concerned that their nice shiny new F-15 Eagle might not be able to tangle with them, and so a new project was launched to try to design and build a new fighter that could take them on and defeat them. Although combat would show the F-15 was perfectly capable of taking on the new Russian fighters, Congress, in their infinite wisdom, decided to go ahead with the Advanced Tactical Fighter program, which resulted in two stealthy prototypes being deployed, the YF-22 Raptor and YF-23 Black Widow II. After a fly off, the F-22 was chosen and that's where the problems began. For starters, unlike previous planes, where one company was responsible for the airframe[[note]]Who would then subcontract out for certain other parts like engines and such[[/note]], Congress decided that it was impossible for one company to build the new fighter alone, and instead of allowing Lockheed Martin to sell licenses, they ordered them to have other companies assist in the production by building various parts of the aircraft, which Lockheed would put together like a giant model kit. Making matters worse, the order kept getting slashed [[note]]to the mere 180 aircraft in service today[[/note]] and exports were prohibited in fear that allies may become enemies or use the Raptors for a preemptive attack on their neighbors. This has resulted in an otherwise great aircraft being plagued with compatibility problems, health risks to the pilots that fly it, and even a fatal crash. ** And to make things worse, Congress never learned their lesson about fighter design and ordered the design of a new JackOfAllStats fighter that can do the job of any aircraft in the inventory and still be stealthy. And making matters worse was that they imposed a ''time limit'' of thirty-six months to design, develop, test, and deliver the new fighter. The end result is a plane that isn't all that stealthy, carries a laughable internal payload, can't turn, can't climb, and is developing stress fractures. All of this before the first aircraft is even ''delivered'' to the US military. * During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the Royal Italian Navy was directed by the high command in Rome ''until the very moment the fighting started'', resulting in slowed reaction times that the Royal Navy could ''read the orders of'' in real time. Also, Mussolini forbade the Navy from having carriers and planes (aside for hydroplanes) and imposed that aircraft support was to be asked through the high command, resulting in the Royal Italian Navy ''never'' having aircraft support, the Royal Italian Air Force having inadequate bombs (called "cow shit" by the Navy), and ''multiple shootouts between the two'' (the Air Force would often come late and mistake the Italian ships for the British ones and attack, at which point the Navy would fire back at them). * Another US one: the Beretta M9, victim of multiple troubles caused by meddling: ** When first adopted, there were reports of slide failures. Investigations showed that the failures happened on guns with very high rate counts and that the US military rounds were overpowered compared to the NATO standards. Beretta redesigned the gun to make sure that in case of failure the user wouldn't be injured and the ammo brought to normal standards, but at least one soldier ''lost his eye'' due the overpowered rounds and nobody checking the round count. ** For some reason, the US military refused to buy magazines from Beretta, opting instead to buy them from a number of other companies before settling with Airtronic USA. Airtronic magazines were infamously stoppage-prone, prompting to revert to the previous supplier. ** Still, stoppages continued. Turned out they were caused by the contract-mandated phosphate finish, which was supposed to repel sand but effectively ''attracted'' it. ** Currently Airtronic ''still'' supplies magazines to the US Armed Forces, as they cost less than other suppliers. They apparently have learned their lesson, however, as current magazines aren't as failure-prone. [[/folder]]
3rd Jan '16 10:46:08 PM shimaspawn
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Clean up for complaining and shoehorning.
** Stern himself has speculated the reason he was fired from WNBC was because the Chairman of RCA (who owned NBC at the time), Thornton Bradshaw, head Stern's "Beastiality Dial-A-Date" segment and ordered him fired. * BBC executives banned ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' from imitating politicians (which was a shame, since Creator/PeterSellers had such voice-acting talent he could imitate anyone on Earth), and would regularly censor the scripts so nothing overtly political got through. Creator/SpikeMilligan responded by [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar trying to make the censors' lives as miserable as possible]] and ranting a lot about the BBC.
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** Stern himself has speculated the reason he was fired from WNBC was because the Chairman of RCA (who owned NBC at the time), Thornton Bradshaw, head heard Stern's "Beastiality Dial-A-Date" segment and ordered him fired. * BBC executives banned ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' from imitating politicians (which was a shame, since Creator/PeterSellers had such voice-acting talent he could imitate anyone on Earth), politicians, and would regularly censor the scripts so nothing overtly political got through. Creator/SpikeMilligan responded by [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar trying to make the censors' lives as miserable as possible]] and ranting a lot about the BBC.

** Some of the CrazyAwesome of ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'' stemmed from CreatorBacklash at TSR's execs pushing their deadline forward with no chance to playtest. * Ever wonder why ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' is now owned by Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast and not still by TSR? This trope (as well as ScrewedByTheNetwork) is directly responsible for TSR's downfall and subsequent purchase by Wizards. To go into more detail, Creator/GaryGygax's colleagues, the Blume brothers, had pretty much run TSR into the ground while Gary was in California overseeing the [[WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons D&D cartoon]], so Gary asked Creator/FlintDille if he knew someone who could help. He did: his sister, Lorraine Dille-Williams. Gary wanted the Blumes out of the company, but they sold their shares to Williams instead of him and Williams hated gaming and gamers; Gygax himself sold his shares and left the company in 1985. Under [[PointyHairedBoss Lorraine Williams]], TSR produced tons of un-playtested material and new settings, new systems that nobody really liked, overproduced product that was either returned or never distributed (and cost the company warehouse fees), and focused lots of resources on the [[Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury Buck Rogers]] IP because Williams controlled the franchise and thus received the royalties. She also liked to have the company's lawyers threaten lawsuits against discussion groups and message boards for just hosting discussions of D&D, burying word-of-mouth advertisement for the game and allowing its competitors (notably ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'') to flourish. Really, if you're after a how-to guide for running a gaming company into the ground, Lorraine Williams pretty much wrote it.
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** * Some of the CrazyAwesome of ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'' stemmed from CreatorBacklash at TSR's execs pushing their deadline forward with no chance to playtest. * Ever wonder why ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' is now owned by Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast and not still by TSR? This trope (as well as ScrewedByTheNetwork) is directly responsible for TSR's downfall and subsequent purchase by Wizards. To go into more detail, Creator/GaryGygax's colleagues, the Blume brothers, had pretty much run TSR into the ground while Gary was in California overseeing the [[WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons D&D cartoon]], so Gary asked Creator/FlintDille if he knew someone who could help. He did: his sister, Lorraine Dille-Williams. Gary wanted the Blumes out of the company, but they sold their shares to Williams instead of him and Williams hated gaming and gamers; Gygax himself sold his shares and left the company in 1985. Under [[PointyHairedBoss Lorraine Williams]], TSR produced tons of un-playtested material and new settings, new systems that nobody really liked, overproduced product that was either returned or never distributed (and cost the company warehouse fees), and focused lots of resources on the [[Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury Buck Rogers]] IP because Williams controlled the franchise and thus received the royalties. She also liked to have the company's lawyers threaten lawsuits against discussion groups and message boards for just hosting discussions of D&D, burying word-of-mouth advertisement for the game and allowing its competitors (notably ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'') to flourish. Really, if you're after a how-to guide for running a gaming company into the ground, Lorraine Williams pretty much wrote it.playtest.

[[folder:Theme Parks]] * Ride/DisneyThemeParks went through a period of this in the Eisner-Era. Among the results are shutting down the Subs for the first time, the entire fiasco surrounding ''Journey into Imagination'', the infamous cost-cutting that went into California Adventure, the Paris Studios park and Hong Kong Disneyland, and other problems. ** And that's not even mentioning the whole Horizons incident, which evidently caused a ban on even mentioning that Horizons ever existed until quite recently. [[/folder]] [[folder:Web Comics]] * [[Webcomic/HeadTrip Mal]] has a [[http://headtripcomics.keenspot.com/d/20071107.html solution.]] [[/folder]]

* Spoofed in the ''Roleplay/{{League of Intergalactic Cosmic Champions}}'' with the Evil K-NIT TV-47 Executive.

* Despite the rather open nature of wiki sites, many are often subject to the rule of editors, admins, or whoever happens to be running the site. Countless wiki pages (including those on TvTropes and TheOtherWiki) have been moved, altered, or deleted by editor mandate for a variety of reasons. * ''UsefulNotes/MozillaFirefox'' is known for a variety of options to allow users to customize Firefox as they see fit. Mozilla Add-ons is an official Mozilla website for users looking for new add-ons to Firefox (and other Mozilla developed products). They have been trying to remove full themes that let you change every inch of Firefox and other Mozilla products for the last three years much to the [[BrokenBase annoyance of customization aficionados]] by doings things like trying to replace full themes with [[TheScrappy themes]] [[note]]formally known as Personas, which only let you change the background of the main window of a Mozilla product[[/note]] and trying to obscure where full themes can be found at to drive download numbers lower to give themselves the excuse to cut full themes in future versions of Firefox.
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