History Main / WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings

23rd Jul '17 3:51:53 PM nombretomado
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* Battlefront, makers of beloved war game ''Combat Missions'', simply want no more to do with WW2 as it gets so many armchair commanders dropping into the site to tell people who actually served (either then, or any war since then) how terrible their tactics are despite how problematic logistics were or any number of other factors (a mild subversion as this has nothing to do with fan vs. creator but the disrespect amongst the fans to each other). They had been planning to drop it for their other lines for some time and make more modern war games, but the flame wars were the final straw.

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* Battlefront, makers of beloved war game ''Combat Missions'', simply want no more to do with WW2 [=WW2=] as it gets so many armchair commanders dropping into the site to tell people who actually served (either then, or any war since then) how terrible their tactics are despite how problematic logistics were or any number of other factors (a mild subversion as this has nothing to do with fan vs. creator but the disrespect amongst the fans to each other). They had been planning to drop it for their other lines for some time and make more modern war games, but the flame wars were the final straw.
23rd Jul '17 12:58:25 PM WaxingName
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** Back in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'', players could customize their messages, as well as communicate with "Shout Outs". Of course, people abused this feature and sent either [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential cruel]] or [[VideoGamePerversityPotential inappropriate]] messages, often bypassing the above-mentioned swear filter with corruptions of swear words. The ability to customize your messages was severely restricted by only allowing the player to pick from pre-set messages, and the Shout Out feature was removed entirely.

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** Back in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'', players could customize their messages, as well as communicate with "Shout Outs". Of course, people abused this feature and sent either [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential [[{{GIFT}} cruel]] or [[VideoGamePerversityPotential inappropriate]] messages, often bypassing the above-mentioned swear filter with corruptions of swear words. The ability to customize your messages was severely restricted by only allowing the player to pick from pre-set messages, and the Shout Out feature was removed entirely.
23rd Jul '17 12:54:52 PM WaxingName
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* The preceding incidents led to Nintendo's refusal to allow voice chat in random online modes in games such as ''VideoGame/MarioKart 8'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', despite many games with online multiplayer allowing it anyway. WordOfGod has confirmed it in the case of ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'', as the Director cited [[{{GIFT}} negative personal experiences with voice chat in other shooters as the reason not to include it in his game]].

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* The preceding incidents and more led to Nintendo's refusal to allow voice chat in random online modes in games such as ''VideoGame/MarioKart 8'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', despite many games with online multiplayer allowing it anyway. WordOfGod has confirmed it in the case of ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'', as the Director cited [[{{GIFT}} negative personal experiences with voice chat in other shooters as the reason not to include it in his game]]. However, they eventually relented for ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'', though only among teammates.
20th Jul '17 5:41:05 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** Playing of the game has been banned on some physical properties because some players couldn't behave themselves. Aside from the property owners disallowing using the app while on the premises, Niantic also complies with requests by owners and managers to have Pokéstops and Gyms removed.
19th Jul '17 12:55:34 PM SkylaNoivern
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* ''WebVideo/ComedyShortsGamer'' disabled his [=YouTube=] comments section for all his videos in June 2017 following constant abuse caused by angered past fans, constant hate towards him (to the point it became racial and/or homophobic), and scammers disguising as Deji in the comments linking to mousetraps and viruses.

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* ''WebVideo/ComedyShortsGamer'' disabled his [=YouTube=] comments section for all his videos in June 2017 following constant abuse caused by angered past fans, constant hate towards him (to the point it became racial and/or homophobic), and scammers disguising as Deji in the comments linking to mousetraps and viruses. He has since reopened commenrs in July, although some videos still remain locked.
16th Jul '17 11:37:13 AM eroock
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-->-- '''Seiji Mizushima''', director of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''.

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-->-- '''Seiji Mizushima''', director of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''.
''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''
10th Jul '17 8:37:41 PM Twentington
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* A burrito truck in Portland, Oregon, Kooks Burritos, was forced to shut down after an interview with the two owners lead to people accusing them of cultural appropriation.

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* A burrito truck in Portland, Oregon, Kooks Burritos, was forced to shut down after an interview with the two owners lead led to people accusing them of cultural appropriation.
6th Jul '17 2:12:57 PM MyFinalEdits
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* A variant of this happened with the hugely popular ''[[http://www.simegen.com/fandom/startrek/kraith/ Kraith]]'' stories based on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Jacqueline Lichtenberg intended for readers to join in and contribute, and provided guidelines for it. Things stayed on track until Lichtenberg brought in [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Sondra_Marshak Sondra Marshak]] as a ''Kraith'' Creator. Marshak's kinks soon came to dominate the project, and Lichtenberg, in awe of Marshak's "incredible mind", abandoned most of the plot plans for the second half of ''Kraith''. It was never completed.
** It wasn't just Marshak that caused ''Kraith'' to grind to a halt. It seems to have collapsed under its own weight. Fan writers who wanted to add their own work to ''Kraith'' had to not just follow the ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20130201180243/http://www.simegen.com/fandom/startrek/kraith/kcm/index.html Kraith Creators Manual]]'' but have their work vetted by an increasing number of ''[[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Kraith_Creators Kraith Creators]]'' (including Marshak) through the [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Kraith_Round_Robin Kraith Round Robin]] in which all the Creators would have a chance to read and comment (repeatedly) on your story.[[note]]Lichtenberg's attitude -- that the only valuable criticism consisted of "acid-tipped language, scathing rebukes and searing putdowns" -- couldn't have helped.[[/note]] In those days when you couldn't just email and cc:, the bureaucracy involved was unbelievable.

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* A variant of this happened with the hugely popular ''[[http://www.simegen.com/fandom/startrek/kraith/ Kraith]]'' stories based on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Jacqueline Lichtenberg intended for readers to join in and contribute, and provided guidelines for it. Things stayed on track until Lichtenberg brought in [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Sondra_Marshak Sondra Marshak]] as a ''Kraith'' Creator. Marshak's kinks soon came to dominate the project, and Lichtenberg, in awe of Marshak's "incredible mind", abandoned most of the plot plans for the second half of ''Kraith''. It was never completed.
** It wasn't just Marshak that caused ''Kraith'' to grind to a halt. It seems to have collapsed under its own weight.
completed. Fan writers who wanted to add their own work to ''Kraith'' had to not just follow the ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20130201180243/http://www.simegen.com/fandom/startrek/kraith/kcm/index.html Kraith Creators Manual]]'' but have their work vetted by an increasing number of ''[[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Kraith_Creators Kraith Creators]]'' (including Marshak) through the [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Kraith_Round_Robin Kraith Round Robin]] in which all the Creators would have a chance to read and comment (repeatedly) on your story.[[note]]Lichtenberg's attitude -- that the only valuable criticism consisted of "acid-tipped language, scathing rebukes and searing putdowns" -- couldn't have helped.[[/note]] In those days when you couldn't just email and cc:, the bureaucracy involved was unbelievable.
6th Jul '17 1:57:18 PM CaptEquinox
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* A variant of this happened with the ''[[http://www.simegen.com/fandom/startrek/kraith/ Kraith]]'' stories based on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Jacqueline Lichtenberg intended for readers to join in and contribute, and provided guidelines for it. Things stayed on track until Lichtenberg brought in [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Sondra_Marshak Sondra Marshak]] as a ''Kraith'' Creator. Marshak's kinks soon came to dominate the project, and Lichtenberg, in awe of Marshak's "incredible mind", abandoned most of the plot plans for the second half of ''Kraith''. It was never completed.

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* A variant of this happened with the hugely popular ''[[http://www.simegen.com/fandom/startrek/kraith/ Kraith]]'' stories based on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Jacqueline Lichtenberg intended for readers to join in and contribute, and provided guidelines for it. Things stayed on track until Lichtenberg brought in [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Sondra_Marshak Sondra Marshak]] as a ''Kraith'' Creator. Marshak's kinks soon came to dominate the project, and Lichtenberg, in awe of Marshak's "incredible mind", abandoned most of the plot plans for the second half of ''Kraith''. It was never completed.completed.
** It wasn't just Marshak that caused ''Kraith'' to grind to a halt. It seems to have collapsed under its own weight. Fan writers who wanted to add their own work to ''Kraith'' had to not just follow the ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20130201180243/http://www.simegen.com/fandom/startrek/kraith/kcm/index.html Kraith Creators Manual]]'' but have their work vetted by an increasing number of ''[[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Kraith_Creators Kraith Creators]]'' (including Marshak) through the [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Kraith_Round_Robin Kraith Round Robin]] in which all the Creators would have a chance to read and comment (repeatedly) on your story.[[note]]Lichtenberg's attitude -- that the only valuable criticism consisted of "acid-tipped language, scathing rebukes and searing putdowns" -- couldn't have helped.[[/note]] In those days when you couldn't just email and cc:, the bureaucracy involved was unbelievable.
--> "...sometimes a story would go through a cycle of fourteen people, a process that could take many, many months... Many stories were never finished due to the amount of time it took for approval. Sometimes the author was asked to make so many changes that she or he simply gave up on the story."
3rd Jul '17 10:49:07 PM RoninMacbeth
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* The comic ''Boy's Club'' is most well-known for Pepe the Frog (also known as the "Feels Good" and "Sad" Frog), which [[MemeticMutation has been frequently used as reaction images]]. However, as time went on, Pepe has been used in increasingly unsavory ways. It got so bad that [[http://www.adl.org/combating-hate/hate-on-display/c/pepe-the-frog.html#.WIIHkhsrLcs the Anti-Defamation League now has it listed as a hate symbol]]. Matt Furie, the creator of ''Boy's Club'', has also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q6n1Yj3kRs&t=20s spoken out]] [[http://www.adl.org/press-center/press-releases/extremism/adl-joins-with-pepe-the-frog-creator-social-media-campaign-save-pepe.html#.WIIIjxsrLcs against such use]].

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* The comic ''Boy's Club'' is most well-known for Pepe the Frog (also known as the "Feels Good" and "Sad" Frog), which [[MemeticMutation has been frequently used as reaction images]]. However, as time went on, Pepe has been used in increasingly unsavory ways. It got so bad that [[http://www.adl.org/combating-hate/hate-on-display/c/pepe-the-frog.html#.WIIHkhsrLcs the Anti-Defamation League now has it listed as a hate symbol]]. Matt Furie, the creator of ''Boy's Club'', has also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q6n1Yj3kRs&t=20s spoken out]] [[http://www.adl.org/press-center/press-releases/extremism/adl-joins-with-pepe-the-frog-creator-social-media-campaign-save-pepe.html#.WIIIjxsrLcs against such use]]. After his reaction failed to save the character, [[ShootTheDog Pepe was finally killed off in 2017.]]
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