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27th May '18 12:45:08 PM ChocolateElemental
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It should be noted, that averageness isn't actually a bad thing, nor is it painful. In truth, flaws specialize things, whereas pros can make something better. After all, balance is important in almost anything in existence, and still, perfection can exist in balance too.
16th Apr '18 11:41:12 PM Anddrix
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Reactions can vary, depending on expectations. Those expecting something great can often feel just as cheated as if the work was outright bad a very common symptom of HypeBacklash. Many believe that playing it safe is worse than trying and failing, as at least [[SoBadItsHorrible something terrible]] leaves an impact. This is largely the reason for the FourPointScale. On the other hand, if you aren't expecting much, it's a nice way to kill time, and that's all you are looking for. On yet another hand there's what Joe Queenan described as ''Scheissbedauer'' ("shit regret") which is when you were ''hoping'' for something that would monumentally '''[[SoBadItsGood SUCK]]''', but it just turns out...meh. When a work is popular because it's [[SoBadItsGood so remarkably bad]] and the makers (or remakers) respond with some improvements, it risks falling down here - fans or anti-fans respond "ILikedItBetterWhenItSucked" because the hilariously bad elements have been removed, and the new elements are merely okay.

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Reactions can vary, depending on expectations. Those expecting something great can often feel just as cheated as if the work was outright bad a very common symptom of HypeBacklash. Many believe that playing it safe is worse than trying and failing, as at least [[SoBadItsHorrible something terrible]] terrible leaves an impact. This is largely the reason for the FourPointScale. On the other hand, if you aren't expecting much, it's a nice way to kill time, and that's all you are looking for. On yet another hand there's what Joe Queenan described as ''Scheissbedauer'' ("shit regret") which is when you were ''hoping'' for something that would monumentally '''[[SoBadItsGood SUCK]]''', but it just turns out...meh. When a work is popular because it's [[SoBadItsGood so remarkably bad]] and the makers (or remakers) respond with some improvements, it risks falling down here - fans or anti-fans respond "ILikedItBetterWhenItSucked" because the hilariously bad elements have been removed, and the new elements are merely okay.
16th Apr '18 11:37:55 PM MeaJae97
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Works generally considered to be average can still have large {{Fandom}}s and {{Hatedom}}s, but don't expect the works to be outright polarizing or have {{Fan Dumb}}s or {{Hate Dumb}}s. The fandoms tend to be about as subdued and pedestrian as the work itself, possibly because no one sees much point in getting worked up over something that doesn't particularly stand out. Interestingly enough looking at many sites that allow users to rank taste, it's far more common to see things ranked in the middle than at either end.

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Works generally considered to be average can still have large {{Fandom}}s and {{Hatedom}}s, but don't expect the works to be outright polarizing or have {{Fan Dumb}}s or {{Hate Dumb}}s. The fandoms tend to be about as subdued and pedestrian as the work itself, possibly because no one sees much point in getting worked up over something that doesn't particularly stand out. Interestingly enough enough, looking at many sites that allow users to rank taste, it's far more common to see things ranked in the middle than at either end.
16th Apr '18 11:36:48 PM MeaJae97
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This is about works that, for the most part, never cross the line to bad or good. They just stay roughly in the middle, in the opinion of the viewer -- they don't remember anything particularly bad about it, but then they don't remember anything particularly good, either. In fact, they'll probably stop thinking about it at all within a week or so. These are the works we often refer to as "decent", "okay", "meh", and "mediocre".

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This is about works that, for the most part, never cross the line to bad or good. They just stay roughly in the middle, in the opinion of the viewer -- they don't remember anything particularly bad about it, but then they don't remember anything particularly good, either. In fact, they'll probably stop thinking about it at all within a week or so. These are the works we often refer to as "decent", "passable", "okay", "meh", and "mediocre".



Reactions can vary, depending on expectations. Those expecting something great can often feel just as cheated as if the work was outright bad a very common symptom of HypeBacklash. This is largely the reason for the FourPointScale. On the other hand, if you aren't expecting much, it's a nice way to kill time, and that's all you are looking for. On yet another hand there's what Joe Queenan described as ''Scheissbedauer'' ("shit regret") which is when you were ''hoping'' for something that would monumentally '''[[SoBadItsGood SUCK]]''', but it just turns out...meh. When a work is popular because it's [[SoBadItsGood so remarkably bad]] and the makers (or remakers) respond with some improvements, it risks falling down here - fans or anti-fans respond "ILikedItBetterWhenItSucked" because the hilariously bad elements have been removed, and the new elements are merely okay.

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Reactions can vary, depending on expectations. Those expecting something great can often feel just as cheated as if the work was outright bad a very common symptom of HypeBacklash. Many believe that playing it safe is worse than trying and failing, as at least [[SoBadItsHorrible something terrible]] leaves an impact. This is largely the reason for the FourPointScale. On the other hand, if you aren't expecting much, it's a nice way to kill time, and that's all you are looking for. On yet another hand there's what Joe Queenan described as ''Scheissbedauer'' ("shit regret") which is when you were ''hoping'' for something that would monumentally '''[[SoBadItsGood SUCK]]''', but it just turns out...meh. When a work is popular because it's [[SoBadItsGood so remarkably bad]] and the makers (or remakers) respond with some improvements, it risks falling down here - fans or anti-fans respond "ILikedItBetterWhenItSucked" because the hilariously bad elements have been removed, and the new elements are merely okay.
15th Dec '17 4:42:13 PM Anddrix
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Works generally considered to be average can still have large {{Fandom}}s and {{Hatedom}}s, but don't expect the works to be outright polarizing or have {{Fan Dumb}}s or {{Hate Dumb}}s. That is LoveItOrHateIt. The fandoms tend to be about as subdued and pedestrian as the work itself, possibly because no one sees much point in getting worked up over something that doesn't particularly stand out. Interestingly enough looking at many sites that allow users to rank taste, it's far more common to see things ranked in the middle than at either end.

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Works generally considered to be average can still have large {{Fandom}}s and {{Hatedom}}s, but don't expect the works to be outright polarizing or have {{Fan Dumb}}s or {{Hate Dumb}}s. That is LoveItOrHateIt. The fandoms tend to be about as subdued and pedestrian as the work itself, possibly because no one sees much point in getting worked up over something that doesn't particularly stand out. Interestingly enough looking at many sites that allow users to rank taste, it's far more common to see things ranked in the middle than at either end.



Contrast SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome, SoBadItsGood, CultClassic, LoveItOrHateIt, DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible, and SoUnfunnyItsFunny. Works that fit into those would not fit here.

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Contrast SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome, SoBadItsGood, CultClassic, LoveItOrHateIt, DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible, and SoUnfunnyItsFunny. Works that fit into those would not fit here.
2nd Nov '16 8:25:13 AM silverman2020
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29th Mar '16 9:19:24 AM MHarrington
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Contrast SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome, SoBadItsGood, CultClassic, LoveItOrHateIt, and DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible. Works that fit into those would not fit here.

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Contrast SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome, SoBadItsGood, CultClassic, LoveItOrHateIt, DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible, and DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible.SoUnfunnyItsFunny. Works that fit into those would not fit here.
26th Dec '15 1:41:44 PM eroock
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->''Nobody hates ''Film/WeekendAtBernies''! The ''WAB'' films are generally regarded as so unremarkably mediocre they don't even attract any trolls who care enough to shit on it. Believe me, I've tried to get in debates with people about it!''
-->--'''Jake English''', ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}''

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->''Nobody ->''"Nobody hates ''Film/WeekendAtBernies''! The ''WAB'' films are generally regarded as so unremarkably mediocre they don't even attract any trolls who care enough to shit on it. Believe me, I've tried to get in debates with people about it!''
-->--'''Jake
it!"''
-->-- '''Jake
English''', ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}''
22nd May '15 3:33:48 PM nombretomado
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-->--'''Jake English''', ''{{Homestuck}}''

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-->--'''Jake English''', ''{{Homestuck}}''
''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}''
4th Feb '15 11:26:13 PM johnnyfog
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->''"For many moviegoers, simply being an okay movie is the biggest letdown."''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''' on ''Film/{{Waterworld}}''

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->''"For many moviegoers, simply being an okay movie is the biggest letdown."''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'''
->''Nobody hates ''Film/WeekendAtBernies''! The ''WAB'' films are generally regarded as so unremarkably mediocre they don't even attract any trolls who care enough to shit on ''Film/{{Waterworld}}''
it. Believe me, I've tried to get in debates with people about it!''
-->--'''Jake English''', ''{{Homestuck}}''
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