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12th Aug '16 7:28:32 AM Morgenthaler
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The Latin name for this is ''argumentum ad populum'', or the ''ad populum'' fallacy, ''but'' the opposite is also a fallacy. A work isn't lesser quality just because it's popular, or lesser quality because it's unpopular, or vice versa for either of those.

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The Latin name for this is ''argumentum ad populum'', or the ''ad populum'' fallacy, ''but'' the opposite is also a fallacy. A work isn't lesser quality just because it's popular, or lesser quality because it's unpopular, or vice versa for either of those.
those. See AppealToPopularity for more info.
10th Feb '15 10:28:39 PM DragonQuestZ
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Popularity directly correlates to Quality.

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Popularity This is the belief that popularity directly correlates to Quality.
quality.
23rd Dec '14 7:42:23 AM jayoungr
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But quality is subjective, and even then some people look for quality in different aspects. In entertainment, some people value the story in every work, other people value the story in some works but the action in other works. Some people might overlook flaws due to a work having sufficient amounts of relatability, WishFulfillment, {{Fanservice}} (sexual or otherwise). And since individuals will differ in tastes, even hugely popular works won't be liked by everyone.

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But quality is subjective, and even then some people look for quality in different aspects. In entertainment, some people value the story in every work, other people value the story in some works but the action in other works. Some people might overlook flaws due to a work having sufficient amounts of relatability, WishFulfillment, or {{Fanservice}} (sexual or otherwise). And since individuals will differ in tastes, even hugely popular works won't be liked by everyone.
27th Oct '14 3:00:36 PM DragonQuestZ
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But quality is subjective, and even then what some people look for the quality in different aspects. In entertainment, some people value the story in every work, other people value the story in some works but the action in other works. Some people might overlook flaws due to a work having sufficient amounts of relatability, WishFulfillment, {{Fanservice}} (sexual or otherwise). And since individuals will differ in tastes, even hugely popular works won't be liked by everyone.

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But quality is subjective, and even then what some people look for the quality in different aspects. In entertainment, some people value the story in every work, other people value the story in some works but the action in other works. Some people might overlook flaws due to a work having sufficient amounts of relatability, WishFulfillment, {{Fanservice}} (sexual or otherwise). And since individuals will differ in tastes, even hugely popular works won't be liked by everyone.
27th Oct '14 2:48:20 PM DragonQuestZ
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A.K.A. Popularity Equals Quality.

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A.K.A. Popularity Equals directly correlates to Quality.



There's just [[ArtisticLicenseLogic one flaw]]: Quality and popularity are not the same thing. Sometimes the work is popular for reasons other than quality (relatability, WishFulfillment, SexSells, etc.) And perhaps more importantly, what's big among the masses won't always fit your personal tastes.

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There's just [[ArtisticLicenseLogic one flaw]]: Quality and popularity are not the same thing. Sometimes the work is popular for reasons other than But quality (relatability, is subjective, and even then what some people look for the quality in different aspects. In entertainment, some people value the story in every work, other people value the story in some works but the action in other works. Some people might overlook flaws due to a work having sufficient amounts of relatability, WishFulfillment, SexSells, etc.) {{Fanservice}} (sexual or otherwise). And perhaps more importantly, what's big among the masses since individuals will differ in tastes, even hugely popular works won't always fit your personal tastes.
be liked by everyone.



The Latin name for this is ''argumentum ad populum'', or the ''ad populum'' fallacy.

The converse of this can happen, where the public decides that if a movie/TV show are commercial failures, they're bad.

Contrast with LowestCommonDenominator, CriticalDissonance, and ItsPopularNowItSucks.

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The Latin name for this is ''argumentum ad populum'', or the ''ad populum'' fallacy.

The converse
fallacy, ''but'' the opposite is also a fallacy. A work isn't lesser quality just because it's popular, or lesser quality because it's unpopular, or vice versa for either of those.

Some studios take
this can happen, where the public decides that if a movie/TV show are commercial failures, they're bad.

to mean LowestCommonDenominator instead of universal (if not unanimous) appeal.

Compare CriticalDissonance

Contrast with LowestCommonDenominator, CriticalDissonance, and ItsPopularNowItSucks.ItsPopularNowItSucks, OpinionMyopia.
27th Oct '14 2:40:33 PM DragonQuestZ
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It's rare that you get to watch a TV show or film without hearing popular opinion on it beforehand. This often sets up expectations for the soon-to-be-viewed work; the more uniform and enthusiastic praise garnered by people of it, the more likely you're going to anticipate a knock-your-socks-off feature and wait with bated breath for your turn to extol it. After all, forty reviewers can't all be wrong! This is frequently used in RealLife advertising, with slogans like: "Because X (number of) people can't be wrong!".[[note]]How many people smoke?[[/note]]

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It's rare that you get to watch a TV show or film without hearing popular opinion on it beforehand. This often sets up expectations for the soon-to-be-viewed work; the more uniform and enthusiastic praise garnered by people of it, the more likely you're going to anticipate a knock-your-socks-off feature and wait with bated breath for your turn to extol it. After all, forty reviewers can't all be wrong! This is frequently used in RealLife advertising, with slogans like: "Because X (number of) people can't be wrong!".[[note]]How many people smoke?[[/note]]
wrong!".
27th Oct '14 2:38:50 PM DragonQuestZ
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->''"God, I hope you are wrong. I hope the industry has not yet sunk into the state where the game with the most number of copies sold is assumed to be the best."''
-->--'''Timothy Cain'''
24th Aug '14 8:16:13 AM 1810072342
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It's rare that you get to watch a TV show or film without hearing popular opinion on it beforehand. This often sets up expectations for the soon-to-be-viewed work; the more uniform and enthusiastic praise garnered by people of it, the more likely you're going to anticipate a knock-your-socks-off feature and wait with bated breath for your turn to extol it. After all, forty reviewers can't all be wrong! This is frequently used in RealLife advertising, with slogans like: "Because X (number of) people can't be wrong!".

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It's rare that you get to watch a TV show or film without hearing popular opinion on it beforehand. This often sets up expectations for the soon-to-be-viewed work; the more uniform and enthusiastic praise garnered by people of it, the more likely you're going to anticipate a knock-your-socks-off feature and wait with bated breath for your turn to extol it. After all, forty reviewers can't all be wrong! This is frequently used in RealLife advertising, with slogans like: "Because X (number of) people can't be wrong!".
wrong!".[[note]]How many people smoke?[[/note]]
25th Jun '13 3:08:11 PM JIKTV
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A.K.A. PopularityEqualsQuality.

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A.K.A. PopularityEqualsQuality.
Popularity Equals Quality.
25th Jun '13 1:00:45 PM Luigifan
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There's just one flaw: Quality and popularity are not the same thing. Sometimes the work is popular for reasons other than quality (relatability, WishFulfillment, SexSells, etc.) And perhaps more importantly, what's big among the masses won't always fit your personal tastes.

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There's just [[ArtisticLicenseLogic one flaw: flaw]]: Quality and popularity are not the same thing. Sometimes the work is popular for reasons other than quality (relatability, WishFulfillment, SexSells, etc.) And perhaps more importantly, what's big among the masses won't always fit your personal tastes.
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