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20th Mar '17 3:54:55 AM mariofan1000
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* [=GamerCon=] was a generically named Irish gaming convention which was the first attempt to run a professional gaming convention in Ireland, and one which failed miserably. For starters, it quickly became notorious for sheer overcrowding. Despite the convention hall only supporting 9000 people, they inexplicably decided to sell '''24,000''' tickets. The results were predictable, with long lines of families being stuck for hours outside - and Ireland's not exactly known for bright and sunny weather. The problems went beyond that, too. According to one volunteer eyewitness account, when people started coming in every game needed an update because nobody thought to check for that, and nobody thought to actually buy copies of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' for the tournament they were meant to have, either, leaving them having to try to download twelve copies of the game on wi-fi being used by thousands of people. That volunteer was also one of only ''five'' trying to manage an entire convention filled with thousands, and they ended up abandoning the entire convention the day after. [[http://kotaku.com/irish-gaming-con-sounded-like-a-disaster-1793424888 Kotaku has more details of the entire affair.]]
10th Mar '17 7:33:38 PM WillBGood
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** Perhaps the biggest of Blackburn's engineering catastrophe was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackburn_Twin_Blackburn TB]]. Designed as a [[CripplingOverspecialization dedicated zeppelin killer]], troubles finding a suitable engine lead to a plane that was slow, unarmed (beside the two canisters of incendiary darts it carried), and most gallingly, could not climb to the average crusing height of the zeppelins it was supposed to destroy. Only 9 TB were produced, all of them scrapped before seeing combat.

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** Perhaps the biggest of Blackburn's engineering catastrophe was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackburn_Twin_Blackburn TB]]. Designed as a [[CripplingOverspecialization dedicated zeppelin killer]], troubles finding a suitable engine lead led to a plane that was slow, unarmed (beside the two canisters of incendiary darts it carried), and most gallingly, could not climb to the average crusing cruising height of the zeppelins it was supposed to destroy. Only 9 TB were produced, all of them scrapped before seeing combat.
5th Mar '17 6:44:29 PM toonyloon
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** It's possible the fallout from the con even helped kill the entire [=SuperWhoLock=] fandom, or at the least made it undesirable to publicly claim affiliation with it, as people began to notice after the con that the presence of the fandoms on the site dropped considerably. While there were likely other factors at play, Dashcon seems to have been the turning point. See [[http://phantomrose96.tumblr.com/post/146802889137/agriff11-phantomrose96 here]] for further analysis.
28th Feb '17 11:15:40 PM atyxyt
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* [=RainFurrest=] is one of the most popular [[FurryFandom furry]] conventions on the west coast, based out of Seattle. However, the 2015 iteration deserves mention here. The convention was plagued from the get-go with [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement characters too unsavory to realistically be described here]], openly wearing all forms of fetish gear they were into, with one (in)famous person proclaiming "[=RainFurrest=] is a fetish con" to anyone who asked about it. It spiraled down from there, with plumbers on constant call due to [[{{Squick}} "Used Objects"]] being flushed down, the hot tub closed off halfway through the con, and the fire department being called twice. And someone [[TooDumbToLive even tried to remove the smoke detector in his room, nearly getting the entire con booted halfway through.]]\\

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* [=RainFurrest=] is was one of the most popular [[FurryFandom furry]] conventions on the west coast, based out of Seattle. However, the 2015 iteration deserves mention here. The convention was plagued from the get-go with [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement characters too unsavory to realistically be described here]], openly wearing all forms of fetish gear they were into, with one (in)famous person proclaiming "[=RainFurrest=] is a fetish con" to anyone who asked about it. It spiraled down from there, with plumbers on constant call due to [[{{Squick}} "Used Objects"]] being flushed down, the hot tub closed off halfway through the con, and the fire department being called twice. And someone [[TooDumbToLive even tried to remove the smoke detector in his room, nearly getting the entire con booted halfway through.]]\\



The entire mess resulted in the Hilton that played host to the con to [[GetOut demand that all attendees leave by a certain time on Monday,]] [[PersonaNonGrata and told con staff they were no longer welcome,]] and with the cancellation of the 2016 con left the fate of [=RainFurrest=] up in the air, [[FranchiseKiller possibly making this the last year for the northwestern furry convention.]]

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The entire mess resulted in the Hilton that played host to the con to [[GetOut demand that all attendees leave by a certain time on Monday,]] [[PersonaNonGrata and told con staff they were no longer welcome,]] and with the cancellation of the 2016 con left con, and eventually the fate of [=RainFurrest=] up in the air, entire convention overall, [[FranchiseKiller possibly making this made 2015 the last year for the northwestern furry convention.]]
27th Feb '17 7:12:55 AM Sorantheman
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* In 2013, after the success of ''Blackout Haunted House'' due to its RefugeInAudacity and expansion to Los Angeles, a man named Russ [=McKamey=] organized an "extreme haunt" of his own named ''[=McKamey=] Manor'', whose focus was to have its patrons "experience a real horror movie". Like ''Blackout'', guests had to sign a waiver releasing the house of legal liability- except there was a huge difference. Whereas ''Blackout'', while being physical and often having themes of sexual assault, at least showed concern for the patrons' safety, ''[=McKamey=] Manor'' hyper-focused on extremity to the point where ''very few people have experienced the whole haunt''. For one, guests are in the haunt for [[{{Padding}} four to seven hours]], meaning they have to endure four to seven hours of extreme violence performed on them. They are also not allowed to leave at their own free will,[[note]]Those at ''Blackout'' are instructed to shout "SAFETY!" if they want to leave immediately, in which they are escorted out of the maze by a guide.[[/note]] and are completely at the mercy of the staff until the latter decides to end the tour. People are often seen with bruises and cuts on them upon leaving, and even medical problems and injuries have been caused by the experience. When the trailer premiered on Website/YouTube in 2013, it recieved almost near-universal negative reception, and reception from its patrons certainly hasn't been any better, with several people accusing it of "legal torture", not made better by [=McKamey=]'s lack of concern. Despite this, the house still runs, yet its reception has only gotten ''worse''. There are a plethora of sites against it and several petitions set up to close it down. You know it's bad when ''Blackout'', which itself is far from a picnic, is seen as heavenly by comparison.

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* In 2013, after the success of ''Blackout Haunted House'' due to its RefugeInAudacity and expansion to Los Angeles, a man named Russ [=McKamey=] organized an "extreme haunt" of his own named ''[=McKamey=] Manor'', whose focus was to have its patrons "experience a real horror movie". Like ''Blackout'', guests had to sign a waiver releasing the house of legal liability- except there was a huge difference. Whereas ''Blackout'', while being physical and often having themes of sexual assault, at least showed concern for the patrons' safety, ''[=McKamey=] Manor'' hyper-focused on extremity to the point where ''very few people have experienced the whole haunt''. For one, guests are in the haunt for [[{{Padding}} four to seven hours]], meaning they have to endure four to seven hours of extreme violence performed on them. They are also not allowed to leave at their own free will,[[note]]Those at ''Blackout'' are instructed to shout "SAFETY!" if they want to leave immediately, in which they are escorted out of the maze by a guide.[[/note]] and are completely at the mercy of the staff until the latter decides to end the tour. People are often seen with bruises and cuts on them upon leaving, and even medical problems and injuries have been caused by the experience. When the trailer premiered on Website/YouTube in 2013, it recieved almost near-universal negative reception, and reception from its patrons certainly hasn't been any better, with several people accusing it of "legal torture", not made better by [=McKamey=]'s lack of concern. Despite this, the house still runs, possibly as a result of BileFascination and NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity, yet its reception has only gotten ''worse''. There are a plethora of sites against it and several petitions set up to close it down. You know it's bad when ''Blackout'', which itself is far from a picnic, is seen as heavenly by comparison.
23rd Feb '17 4:50:47 PM Scifimaster92
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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachem_Ba_349 Bachem Ba 349]] was basically nothing more than a wooden glider with rockets attached, launched off a tower in a manner similar to the Space Shuttle. Its only armament consisted of, yes, ''more rockets'', though it's unclear what good they would do aside from bombing one's own base. The idea behind it was to create an aircraft that would be cheap to produce and required minimal training to fly, as by this point in WW2, the Nazis were becoming increasingly desperate as it became abundantly clear that they would lose the war. The only manned flight of the Ba 349 ended disastrously when the test pilot, Lothar Sieber, died trying to eject at near-sonic velocities. Despite the setback, the Nazis nevertheless commissioned 36 more units for use in wartime. After the war ended, most of them were destroyed, but a few remained preserved as museum specimens.

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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachem_Ba_349 Bachem Ba 349]] was basically nothing more than a wooden glider with rockets attached, launched off a tower in a manner similar to the Space Shuttle. Its only armament consisted of, yes, ''more rockets'', though it's unclear what good they would do aside from bombing one's own base.base as they were unguided. The idea behind it was to create an aircraft that would be cheap to produce and required minimal training to fly, as by this point in WW2, the Nazis were becoming increasingly desperate as it became abundantly clear that they would lose the war. The only manned flight of the Ba 349 ended disastrously when the test pilot, pilot Lothar Sieber, Sieber died trying to eject at near-sonic velocities. Despite the setback, the Nazis nevertheless commissioned 36 more units for use in wartime. After the war ended, most of them were destroyed, but a few remained preserved as museum specimens.
11th Feb '17 2:54:13 PM VAIAZ
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* The Italian ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''-themed magazine ''Pokémon World'' in the years passed many iterations, many name changes and a DorkAge that spanned for four years, but in recent times had issues twice:

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* The Italian ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''-themed magazine ''Pokémon World'' in the years passed many iterations, many name changes and a DorkAge (which details are found in CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer/VideoGames) that spanned for four years, but in recent times had issues twice:
1st Feb '17 8:09:12 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* The Pocket Hose claims to be an innovative water hose that is very long and compresses back into a smaller size once turned off. In reality, it's just a webbing that can develop holes and leak a lot, attached to 2 ''plastic'' levers. After a flood of negative reviews on Amazon, Telebrands responded by making a "3x stronger" version... which gained just as negative reviews. They then made ''another'' version which replaced the plastic connectors with brass. It still didn't change a thing.

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* The Pocket Hose claims to be an innovative water hose that is very long and compresses back into a smaller size once turned shut off. In reality, A novel concept [[AwesomeButImpractical that sadly has a wide variety of issues]]. The construction of the hose is made of cloth webbing and plastic, which means despite the retractable aspect, it's just not as durable as a webbing that regular hose and it can easily burst open, develop holes and holes, and/or leak a lot, lot. Even worse is the fact that it's attached to 2 two ''plastic'' levers. After a flood of negative reviews on Amazon, Telebrands responded by making a "3x stronger" version... which gained just as negative reviews. They then made ''another'' version which replaced the plastic connectors with brass. It still didn't change a thing.
12th Jan '17 5:31:53 AM Scifimaster92
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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachem_Ba_349 Bachem Ba 349]] was basically nothing more than a wooden glider with rockets attached, launched off a tower in a manner similar to the Space Shuttle. Its only armament consisted of, yes, ''more rockets'', though it's unclear what good they would do aside from bombing one's own base. The idea behind it was to create an aircraft that would be cheap to produce and required minimal training to fly, as by this point in WW2, the Nazis were becoming increasingly desperate as it became abundantly clear that they would lose the war. The only manned flight of the Ba 349 ended disastrously when the test pilot, Lothar Sieber, died trying to eject at near-sonic velocities. Despite the setback, the Nazis nevertheless commissioned 36 more units for use in wartime. After the war ended, most of them were destroyed, but a few remained preserved as museum specimens.
5th Jan '17 10:57:16 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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** After the accident described above, they made a two-issues comeback from a different publisher named ''Pokémon Mag'' in 2015, and later they came back in full strength as ''Pika Mania'' in 2016, under yet another publisher. But then, the ''Pokémon Mag'' publisher decided to revive its iteration of the magazine... and it's ''very bad''. Not only it suffers the same issues as the April 2014 issue of ''Pokémon Mania'' described above, but [[UpToEleven goes even worst]]: they give news that are already old like they were the latest thing (the September 2016 issue explained [[VideoGame/PokemonGo how Pokéstops work]] two months after ''Go'''s release and talked about [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Solgaleo and Lunala]] as a brand new thing shown here for the first time, four months after they were unveiled) and the magazine also suffers of GISSyndrome (many pictures found in the magazine either don't match the article - such as DVD covers in articles about the Trading Card Game - or are thumbnail previews taken from Youtube videos, not to mention that they keep using fanart taken from Deviantart, including [[https://smiley-fakemon.deviantart.com/art/Mega-Exeggutor-459617017 fanmade]] [[http://smiley-fakemon.deviantart.com/art/Mega-Sandslash-475360228 Mega Evolutions]] [[http://dpghoastmaniac2.deviantart.com/art/Hula-Form-Meloetta-628289637 and alternate forms]] being used in every issue, passing them off as real stuff). Also they keep giving aids on how to cheat at ''Pokémon GO'', basically helping kids [[WhatAnIdiot to get banned from the game as soon as possible]].

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** After the accident described above, they made a two-issues comeback from a different publisher named ''Pokémon Mag'' in 2015, and later they came back in full strength as ''Pika Mania'' in 2016, under yet another publisher. But then, the ''Pokémon Mag'' publisher decided to revive its iteration of the magazine... and it's ''very bad''. Not only it suffers the same issues as the April 2014 issue of ''Pokémon Mania'' described above, but [[UpToEleven goes even worst]]: gets even]] [[FromBadToWorse worse]]: they give news that are already old like they were the latest thing (the September 2016 issue explained [[VideoGame/PokemonGo how Pokéstops work]] two months after ''Go'''s release and talked about [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Solgaleo and Lunala]] as a brand new thing shown here for the first time, four months after they were unveiled) and the magazine also suffers of GISSyndrome (many pictures found in the magazine either don't match the article - such as DVD covers in articles about the Trading Card Game - or are thumbnail previews taken from Youtube videos, not to mention that they keep using fanart taken from Deviantart, including [[https://smiley-fakemon.deviantart.com/art/Mega-Exeggutor-459617017 fanmade]] [[http://smiley-fakemon.deviantart.com/art/Mega-Sandslash-475360228 Mega Evolutions]] [[http://dpghoastmaniac2.deviantart.com/art/Hula-Form-Meloetta-628289637 and alternate forms]] being used in every issue, passing them off as real stuff). Also they keep giving aids on how to cheat at ''Pokémon GO'', basically helping kids [[WhatAnIdiot to get banned from the game as soon as possible]].
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