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12th Dec '17 6:52:50 AM PF
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The characteristics of a Broken Base are the following:
* It is a ''sustained'' conflict that still has fans debating it for months or years to come.
** Corollary: an unreleased or recently-released work cannot have a BrokenBase since such conflicts are short-lived by definition. It should be added once the debate has been confirmed to be a lasting one.
* It is a ''vicious'' conflict: bringing up the subject will likely result in a large number of fans coming in to argue.
* It has ''at least two large factions'', not merely one VocalMinority against a SilentMajority. Each side has a noticeable amount of supporters.
** Corollary: the fan base must be large enough to support two large factions. An obscure work is much less likely to have a Broken Base than a very famous one or a broad subject.
* It is ''divisive'': most fans hold a strong opinion on the subject. There is very little middle ground.

'''All four criteria''' MUST be met to qualify. Minor fandom disagreements are not something that we are interested in documenting.



''When adding examples, please keep in mind that this is not about "fans simply disagreeing about something". It's about an ongoing feud between two or more factions of a fanbase.''

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'''Notes:'''

''When adding examples, please keep in mind of the following:''
* ''It is a sustained conflict
that has fans debating a work or subject. Upcoming works cannot be this is not about "fans simply disagreeing about something". It's about an ongoing feud between two or more factions of a fanbase.since such conflicts are considered to be short-lived by definition. Such examples can be placed under TaintedByThePreview.''
* ''It is a vicious conflict: bringing up the subject will likely result in a huge debate among fans.''
* ''It has at least two large factions, not merely one VocalMinority against a SilentMajority. Each side has a noticeable amount of supporters. In addition, the fanbase must be large enough to support two large factions. An obscure work is less likely to have a broken base than a very famous one or a broad subject.''
* ''It is divisive: most fans hold a strong opinion on the subject. There is very little middle ground.''

''All four criteria must be met to qualify. Minor disagreements don't count.''
14th Nov '17 7:51:40 PM HighCrate
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* BrokenBase/TabletopGames
14th Nov '17 7:35:14 PM HighCrate
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* BrokenBase/{{Sports}}
14th Nov '17 7:25:37 PM HighCrate
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* BrokenBase/{{Religion}}
14th Nov '17 7:21:53 PM HighCrate
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* BrokenBase/{{Radio}}
14th Nov '17 7:20:37 PM HighCrate
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* BrokenBase/ProfessionalWrestling
13th Nov '17 7:40:54 AM HighCrate
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* BrokenBase/FoodAndCooking
12th Nov '17 10:17:03 AM Zuxtron
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The characteristics of a Broken Base are the following:
* It is a ''sustained'' conflict that still has fans debating it for months or years to come.
** Corollary: an unreleased or recently-released work cannot have a BrokenBase since such conflicts are short-lived by definition. It should be added once the debate has been confirmed to be a lasting one.
* It is a ''vicious'' conflict: bringing up the subject will likely result in a large number of fans coming in to argue.
* It has ''at least two large factions'', not merely one VocalMinority against a SilentMajority. Each side has a noticeable amount of supporters.
** Corollary: the fan base must be large enough to support two large factions. An obscure work is much less likely to have a Broken Base than a very famous one or a broad subject.
* It is ''divisive'': most fans hold a strong opinion on the subject. There is very little middle ground.

'''All four criteria''' MUST be met to qualify. Minor fandom disagreements are not something that we are interested in documenting.
7th Sep '17 8:05:24 PM WillBGood
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''Whatever! The point is, Creator/{{Chris Pine}}'s [[Film/StarTrek Kirk]] is ''clearly'' the superior [[Creator/WilliamShatner Kirk]]!''\\

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''Whatever! The point is, Creator/{{Chris Pine}}'s Creator/ChrisPine's [[Film/StarTrek Kirk]] is ''clearly'' the superior [[Creator/WilliamShatner Kirk]]!''\\
7th Sep '17 8:05:04 PM WillBGood
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''Whatever! The point is, Creator/ChrisPine's [[Film/StarTrek Kirk]] is ''clearly'' the superior [[Creator/WilliamShatner Kirk]]!''\\

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''Whatever! The point is, Creator/ChrisPine's Creator/{{Chris Pine}}'s [[Film/StarTrek Kirk]] is ''clearly'' the superior [[Creator/WilliamShatner Kirk]]!''\\
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