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1st Feb '18 6:05:16 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiEIc-U13pE This]] episode of ''Webcomic/MrDeity'' [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on the phenomenon; it ends with a [[PleaseSubscribeToOurChannel begging segment]] explaining that if you hate the show, loathe the begging segments, and are still watching anyway, there are trained psychiatric professionals who can help you.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiEIc-U13pE This]] episode of ''Webcomic/MrDeity'' ''WebVideo/MrDeity'' [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on the phenomenon; it ends with a [[PleaseSubscribeToOurChannel begging segment]] explaining that if you hate the show, loathe the begging segments, and are still watching anyway, there are trained psychiatric professionals who can help you.
1st Feb '18 6:04:44 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiEIc-U13pE This]] episode of ''MrDeity'' [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on the phenomenon; it ends with a [[PleaseSubscribeToOurChannel begging segment]] explaining that if you hate the show, loathe the begging segments, and are still watching anyway, there are trained psychiatric professionals who can help you.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiEIc-U13pE This]] episode of ''MrDeity'' ''Webcomic/MrDeity'' [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on the phenomenon; it ends with a [[PleaseSubscribeToOurChannel begging segment]] explaining that if you hate the show, loathe the begging segments, and are still watching anyway, there are trained psychiatric professionals who can help you.
16th Dec '17 8:25:32 PM nombretomado
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-->-- Part of a particularly angry and long-winded author's note about the negative reviews of ''FanFic/MyInnerLife''

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-->-- Part of a particularly angry and long-winded author's note about the negative reviews of ''FanFic/MyInnerLife''
''Fanfic/MyInnerLife''



* ''MyInnerLife'', a ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' fanfic that's supposedly an account of the author's lucid dreams, begins with an "Author's Note" which is really a multi-page AuthorTract that amounts to repeatedly throwing this excuse at anyone who questioned whether writing all that down was such a good idea.

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* ''MyInnerLife'', ''Fanfic/MyInnerLife'', a ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' fanfic that's supposedly an account of the author's lucid dreams, begins with an "Author's Note" which is really a multi-page AuthorTract that amounts to repeatedly throwing this excuse at anyone who questioned whether writing all that down was such a good idea.
27th Sep '17 10:55:15 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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-->-- Part of a particularly angry and long-winded author's note about the negative reviews of ''MyInnerLife''

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-->-- Part of a particularly angry and long-winded author's note about the negative reviews of ''MyInnerLife''
''FanFic/MyInnerLife''
12th Sep '17 11:34:08 AM Rhivana
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The trope is most commonly used by FanFic authors who CantTakeCriticism and try to silence critics with this line (as part of a BadWriting trifecta with LetsSeeYouDoBetter and YoureJustJealous). When "don't like, don't read" is used this way, the problem is immediately obvious: how is the audience supposed to know they don't like it if they haven't read it? The alternative would presumably be for the critic to not read the work and [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch complain about it anyway]]. And a reader doesn't necessarily have to enjoy everything they read, especially if they think they can provide constructive criticism that will make the author's future work better, they find it SoBadItsGood, or they can derive money or laughs by being a CausticCritic. Expect to see this as a response to any criticism in a comment section for the work, especially on YouTube (where the work may be so short that it's already over by the time the viewer decides they didn't like it).

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The trope is most commonly used by FanFic authors who CantTakeCriticism and try to silence critics with this line (as part of a BadWriting trifecta with LetsSeeYouDoBetter and YoureJustJealous). When "don't like, don't read" is used this way, the problem is immediately obvious: how is the audience supposed to know they don't like it if they haven't read it? The alternative would presumably be for the critic to not read the work and [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch complain about it anyway]]. And a reader doesn't necessarily have to enjoy everything they read, especially if they think they can provide constructive criticism ConstructiveCriticism that will make the author's future work better, they find it SoBadItsGood, or they can derive money or laughs by being a CausticCritic. Expect to see this as a response to any criticism in a comment section for the work, especially on YouTube (where the work may be so short that it's already over by the time the viewer decides they didn't like it).
4th Sep '17 8:04:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}'', Gordon Frohman is in the world of ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'', and the players complain about all sorts of stuff promised to them:

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}'', Gordon Frohman is in the world of ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'', ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'', and the players complain about all sorts of stuff promised to them:
24th Aug '17 3:42:26 PM VulgarBee
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* In an interview promoting ''Series/{{Preacher}}'', Joseph Gilgun was asked to address the show's possibly offensive nature towards Christians. Gilgun's response was to say "fuck them" and to not watch the show if they think it won't be nice to their religion.

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* In an interview promoting ''Series/{{Preacher}}'', ''Series/{{Preacher|2016}}'', Joseph Gilgun was asked to address the show's possibly offensive nature towards Christians. Gilgun's response was to say "fuck them" and to not watch the show if they think it won't be nice to their religion.
4th Aug '17 6:52:49 PM ectostar
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** Website/FanfictionDotNet and sites like it will indicate every [[{{Shipping}} romantic pairing]] in the fic before it starts, warning fans not to read it if they don't like what they see (which, since this is fanfic, can range from HoYay to FoeYay to {{Incest|isrelative}} to just not a FanPreferredCouple).

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** Website/FanfictionDotNet and sites like it will indicate every [[{{Shipping}} romantic pairing]] in the fic before it starts, warning fans not to read it if they don't like what they see (which, since this is fanfic, can range from HoYay to FoeYay {{Foe Yay|Shipping}} to {{Incest|isrelative}} {{Incest|YayShipping}} to just not a FanPreferredCouple).
29th May '17 11:29:46 AM Pfff133
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"Don't like, don't read" is a standard response to criticism of a work of fiction, particularly on the Internet. It raises the basic question of why the critic bothered to read or finish the work [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin if it turned out he didn't like it]].

The trope is most commonly used by FanFic authors who CantTakeCriticism and try to silence critics with this line (as part of a BadWriting trifecta with LetsSeeYouDoBetter and YoureJustJealous). When "don't like, don't read" is used this way, the problem is immediately obvious: how is the author supposed to know he doesn't like it if he hasn't read it? The alternative would presumably be for the critic to not read the work and [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch complain about it anyway]]. And a reader doesn't necessarily have to enjoy everything he reads, especially if he thinks he can provide constructive criticism that will make the author's future work better, he finds it SoBadItsGood, or he can derive money or laughs by being a CausticCritic. Expect to see this as a response to any criticism in a comment section for the work, especially on YouTube (where the work may be so short that it's already over by the time the viewer decides he didn't like it).

That said, TropesAreTools, and there are legitimate reasons to use this line. Not everything is to everyone's taste, and if the author is up-front about some of the things in the work ''before'' it starts, he can indicate to readers that they might encounter something in it that they won't like. This is actually helpful to certain readers, given that it's impossible to "unread" something (as much as people [[BrainBleach would really like to]]). It's particularly useful for DarkFic and the like as a sort of {{Content Warning|s}}. It's also useful to warn people of spoilers if they haven't finished the parent work yet. That said, many fanfic writers' headings don't warn of what's actually in the fic because [[ISuckAtSummaries they suck at summaries]].

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"Don't like, don't read" is a standard response to criticism of a work of fiction, particularly on the Internet. It raises the basic question of why the critic bothered to read or finish the work [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin if it turned out he they didn't like it]].

The trope is most commonly used by FanFic authors who CantTakeCriticism and try to silence critics with this line (as part of a BadWriting trifecta with LetsSeeYouDoBetter and YoureJustJealous). When "don't like, don't read" is used this way, the problem is immediately obvious: how is the author audience supposed to know he doesn't they don't like it if he hasn't they haven't read it? The alternative would presumably be for the critic to not read the work and [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch complain about it anyway]]. And a reader doesn't necessarily have to enjoy everything he reads, they read, especially if he thinks he they think they can provide constructive criticism that will make the author's future work better, he finds they find it SoBadItsGood, or he they can derive money or laughs by being a CausticCritic. Expect to see this as a response to any criticism in a comment section for the work, especially on YouTube (where the work may be so short that it's already over by the time the viewer decides he they didn't like it).

That said, TropesAreTools, and there are legitimate reasons to use this line. Not everything is to everyone's taste, and if the author is up-front about some of the things in the work ''before'' it starts, he they can indicate to readers the audience that they might encounter something in it that they won't like. This is actually helpful to certain readers, given that it's impossible to "unread" something (as much as people [[BrainBleach would really like to]]). It's particularly useful for DarkFic and the like as a sort of {{Content Warning|s}}. It's also useful to warn people of spoilers if they haven't finished the parent work yet. That said, many fanfic writers' headings don't warn of what's actually in the fic because [[ISuckAtSummaries they suck at summaries]].



A subtrope of DearNegativeReader, where this is one of many tools a writer might use to counter criticism of his or her work.

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A subtrope of DearNegativeReader, where this is one of many tools a writer might use to counter criticism of his or her their work.
13th May '17 1:42:13 PM nombretomado
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* {{MTV}} reality show ''Series/JerseyShore'' has been accused of reinforcing negative stereotypes of Italian-Americans as nothing but loud-mouthed party animal guidos. Cast member "Snooki" responded with this line, which [[StopBeingStereotypical made her look like a stereotypical loud-mouthed guido]]:

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* {{MTV}} {{Creator/MTV}} reality show ''Series/JerseyShore'' has been accused of reinforcing negative stereotypes of Italian-Americans as nothing but loud-mouthed party animal guidos. Cast member "Snooki" responded with this line, which [[StopBeingStereotypical made her look like a stereotypical loud-mouthed guido]]:
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