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29th Apr '17 12:21:35 PM nombretomado
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* ToddInTheShadows admitted in 2011 that he wasn't proud of this first two reviews. He also apparently isn't fond of his Ke$ha videos either.

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* ToddInTheShadows WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows admitted in 2011 that he wasn't proud of this first two reviews. He also apparently isn't fond of his Ke$ha videos either.
17th Mar '17 1:36:47 PM tonagamu
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* Randy from WebVideo/ShoegazerProductions has, in a way disowned ''2Beats+'', his music review show. Once Trey quit, he basically tried to bury it, which angered quite a few fans who actually thought it was clever and well-written. It doesn't help that the overall tone of the sketch-review series clashes with the documentary-like feel of his other 2 shows. With the better reception of ''Adventures in Vinyl-Land'', his replacement review show, it's unlikely he'll ever bring it back (though he's hinted a few times he might if he can find another co-host).
8th Mar '17 11:47:32 AM nombretomado
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* Rocco Botte, while he doesn't completely disown or hate Series/{{Mega64}} Version 1, has shown to be embarrassed and apologetic for a lot of the episodes' shortcomings. This is painfully apparent in the Special Edition Commentary.

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* Rocco Botte, while he doesn't completely disown or hate Series/{{Mega64}} WebVideo/{{Mega64}} Version 1, has shown to be embarrassed and apologetic for a lot of the episodes' shortcomings. This is painfully apparent in the Special Edition Commentary.
3rd Jan '17 6:52:12 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** This trope was {{exploited|trope}} InUniverse by Creator/MaraWilson. She showed Doug's old videos as a kid, to get {{revenge}} on WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic for mocking her work as a kid. In his commentary for that very review, Doug said that he picked the very worst movies he made, as a response to people thinking the previous OldShame childhood movies he showed clips of weren't so bad.

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** This trope was {{exploited|trope}} InUniverse by Creator/MaraWilson. She showed Doug's old videos as a kid, kid in order to get {{revenge}} on WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic him for mocking her work as a kid. In his commentary for that very review, Doug said that he picked the very worst movies he made, as a response to people thinking the previous OldShame childhood movies he showed clips of weren't so bad.



** Many longtime tropers are ashamed of the former Troper Tales and FetishFuel sections of the site, and for good reason. The entries there were so... uh, off-color, giving ''way'' TooMuchInformation about the tropers who posted there, that they damn near dragged this site's reputation down to the level of Website/FourChan. Thankfully, they were removed, and they will never come back.

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** Many longtime tropers are ashamed of the former Troper Tales and FetishFuel sections of the site, and for good reason. The entries there were so... uh, off-color, giving ''way'' TooMuchInformation about the tropers who posted there, that they damn near dragged this site's reputation down to the level of Website/FourChan. Thankfully, they were removed, and since the site now strives to be FamilyFriendly, they will never come be coming back.



*** There once was a time that BoisterousBruiser was called "The Toblerone", after an obscure gag from an episode of ''Series/{{Mystery Science Theater 3000}}'', which was so obtuse that almost nobody got the reference, and the trope page had far fewer wicks and examples than it deserved. As a result, the trope was renamed many years before the purge of character-named tropes, and the site has a [[DarthWiki/{{Toblerone}} Darth Wiki page]] mocking the original name to this day (which is about the chocolate bar).
*** LateArrivalSpoiler was originally called You Should Know This Already. This seems innocuous enough, but probably no name could have encouraged FanMyopia more. Reports of this happening are probably exaggerated, but tropers began to take the name literally, as an excuse to never use spoiler tags. [[InsaneTrollLogic ("After all, the trope is called 'You Should Know This Already', so clearly every reader already knows what's being spoiled, right?")]] Eventually enough tropers were sufficiently annoyed to complain to the moderators, and [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings the name was changed without warning]].
*** And the most shameful of all: the trope PaedoHunt was first launched with the name '''All Pedophiles Are Child Molesters''' (which, thanks to a pre-existing naming convention, [[UnfortunateImplications implied]] that most pedophiles do not rape children in RealLife.) This caused the aforementioned tropers of ill repute to discover the wiki and act as if it was a haven for them, dramatically increasing the amount of {{Squick}} on the pages (especially those that heavily mention children) ultimately leading to Administrivia/TheSecondGoogleIncident, which [[ForWantOfANail changed the culture of the wiki ever since]].

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*** There once was a time that BoisterousBruiser was called "The Toblerone", '''The Toblerone''', after an obscure gag from an episode of ''Series/{{Mystery Science Theater 3000}}'', which 3000}}'' that was so obtuse that almost nobody got the reference, and the trope page had far fewer wicks and examples than it deserved. As a result, the trope was renamed many years before the purge of character-named tropes, and the site has a [[DarthWiki/{{Toblerone}} Darth Wiki page]] mocking the original name to this day (which is about the chocolate bar).
*** LateArrivalSpoiler was originally called You '''You Should Know This Already. Already'''. This seems innocuous enough, but probably no name could have encouraged FanMyopia more. more FanMyopia. Reports of this happening are probably exaggerated, but some tropers began to take the name literally, as an excuse to never use spoiler tags. [[InsaneTrollLogic ("After all, the trope is called 'You Should Know This Already', so clearly every reader already knows what's being spoiled, right?")]] Eventually Eventually, enough tropers were sufficiently annoyed to complain to the moderators, and [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings the name was changed without warning]].
*** And the most shameful of all: the trope PaedoHunt was first launched with the name '''All Pedophiles Are Child Molesters''' (which, thanks to a pre-existing naming convention, [[UnfortunateImplications implied]] that most pedophiles do not rape children or seek to do so in RealLife.) RealLife). This caused the aforementioned tropers of ill repute actual pedophiles to discover the wiki and act as if mistakenly think that it was a haven for them, dramatically increasing the amount of {{Squick}} on the pages (especially those that heavily mention children) and ultimately leading to Administrivia/TheSecondGoogleIncident, which [[ForWantOfANail changed the culture of the wiki ever since]].
9th Dec '16 6:06:16 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Ask any online artist about their earlier works and prepare for them to either tell you not to bring their old work up again, become incredibly angry, or just completely shut you off. Especially if those works involved FetishFuel or were part of a really toxic fandom.
9th Dec '16 6:04:32 PM Eon-the-Dragon
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* Ask any online artist about their earlier works and prepare for them to either tell you not to bring their old work up again, become incredibly angry, or just completely shut you off. Especially if those works involved FetishFuel or were part of a really toxic fandom.
23rd Nov '16 4:25:46 PM nombretomado
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* Mike Matei of ''TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' made a video in 2012 in which he plays ''{{VideoGame/Minecraft}}'' with an animated Inspector Gadget. Suffice to say, the video was poorly received, so much in fact that it was taken off both the Cinemassacre website and their YouTube channel. Mike later said that the video was meant to be crappy, but most see this as an excuse as to why it sucked so much.

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* Mike Matei of ''TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' made a video in 2012 in which he plays ''{{VideoGame/Minecraft}}'' with an animated Inspector Gadget. Suffice to say, the video was poorly received, so much in fact that it was taken off both the Cinemassacre website and their YouTube channel. Mike later said that the video was meant to be crappy, but most see this as an excuse as to why it sucked so much.
24th Oct '16 5:52:44 PM nombretomado
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** He said in Episode 29 of the ''Series/GameGrumps'' ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' walkthrough that he did several GagDub videos of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' before comedy dubs were a popular thing, which he didn't feel proud of and then took down from YouTube.

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** He said in Episode 29 of the ''Series/GameGrumps'' ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' walkthrough that he did several GagDub videos of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' before comedy dubs were a popular thing, which he didn't feel proud of and then took down from YouTube.
21st Oct '16 12:00:38 PM StFan
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18th Oct '16 7:23:59 AM Gosicrystal
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* Although Creator/DougWalker may be slightly embarrassed by one of his first works, starring himself as a cowboy, he uploaded it to Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com anyway for all to laugh at.
** Let's not forget the poorly received sketch "Melvin: Brother of the Joker". Hell, Doug ended up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt3ylhrqxtI killing the character off]] during a donation drive, and later shared a fan-video where [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QILHwuzgSpk the Joker himself reacts violently to Melvin's video]].

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* Creator/DougWalker:
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Although Creator/DougWalker he may be slightly embarrassed by one of his first works, starring himself as a cowboy, he uploaded it to Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com anyway for all to laugh at.
** Let's not forget the His poorly received sketch "Melvin: Brother of the Joker". Hell, Doug ended up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt3ylhrqxtI killing the character off]] during a donation drive, and later shared a fan-video where [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QILHwuzgSpk the Joker himself reacts violently to Melvin's video]].



** This trope was {{exploited|trope}} InUniverse by Creator/MaraWilson. She showed Doug's old videos as a kid, to get {{revenge}} on WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic for mocking her work as a kid.
*** In his commentary for that very review, Doug said that he picked the very worst movies he made, as a response to people thinking the previous OldShame childhood movies he showed clips of weren't so bad.

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** This trope was {{exploited|trope}} InUniverse by Creator/MaraWilson. She showed Doug's old videos as a kid, to get {{revenge}} on WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic for mocking her work as a kid.
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kid. In his commentary for that very review, Doug said that he picked the very worst movies he made, as a response to people thinking the previous OldShame childhood movies he showed clips of weren't so bad.



* Many Agents in the {{Anti Cliche And Mary Sue Elimination Society}}, an organization that [[MarySueHunter hunts down]] {{Mary Sue}}s, will sometimes use Sues that they once wrote.
** The WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum has been known to feature sporkings of the writers' own badfics.

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* Many Agents in the {{Anti Cliche And Mary Sue Elimination Society}}, ''FanFic/AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety'', an organization that [[MarySueHunter hunts down]] {{Mary Sue}}s, will sometimes use Sues that they once wrote.
** * The WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' has been known to feature sporkings of the writers' own badfics.



* Judging from [[https://twitter.com/Linkara19/status/376799807920037889 this Twitter conversation]], [[WebVideo/AtoptheFourthWall Linkara]] is not a fan of the ''Angel Armor'' book series he wrote as a teenager, and was especially disappointed to learn that both books can be found on Amazon.com.
** He's also admitted, in his episode on Sinnamon #1, that he hates most of the badly lit/blurry early episodes like Sinnamon #11.

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* [[WebVideo/AtoptheFourthWall Linkara]]:
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Judging from [[https://twitter.com/Linkara19/status/376799807920037889 this Twitter conversation]], [[WebVideo/AtoptheFourthWall Linkara]] he is not a fan of the ''Angel Armor'' book series he wrote as a teenager, and was especially disappointed to learn that both books can be found on Amazon.com.
** He's also admitted, in his episode on Sinnamon #1, that he hates most of the badly lit/blurry early episodes like Sinnamon #11.



* Many longtime tropers are ashamed of the former Troper Tales and FetishFuel sections of the site, and for good reason. The entries there were so... uh, off-color, giving ''way'' TooMuchInformation about the tropers who posted there, that they damn near dragged this site's reputation down to the level of Website/FourChan. Thankfully, they were removed, and they will never come back.
** In addition, some tropes, while otherwise perfectly innocuous, used to have names that are generally considered stupid now. Most can be found on the Administrivia/RenamedTropes and Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub pages, but there are three that stand out:
** There once was a time that BoisterousBruiser was called "The Toblerone", after an obscure gag from an episode of ''Series/{{Mystery Science Theater 3000}}'', which was so obtuse that almost nobody got the reference, and the trope page had far fewer wicks and examples than it deserved. As a result, the trope was renamed many years before the purge of character-named tropes, and the site has a [[DarthWiki/{{Toblerone}} Darth Wiki page]] mocking the original name to this day (which is about the chocolate bar).
** LateArrivalSpoiler was originally called You Should Know This Already. This seems innocuous enough, but probably no name could have encouraged FanMyopia more. Reports of this happening are probably exaggerated, but tropers began to take the name literally, as an excuse to never use spoiler tags. [[InsaneTrollLogic ("After all, the trope is called 'You Should Know This Already', so clearly every reader already knows what's being spoiled, right?")]] Eventually enough tropers were sufficiently annoyed to complain to the moderators, and [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings the name was changed without warning]].
** And the most shameful of all: the trope PaedoHunt was first launched with the name '''All Pedophiles Are Child Molesters''' (which, thanks to a pre-existing naming convention, [[UnfortunateImplications implied]] that most pedophiles do not rape children in RealLife.) This caused the aforementioned tropers of ill repute to discover the wiki and act as if it was a haven for them, dramatically increasing the amount of {{Squick}} on the pages (especially those that heavily mention children) ultimately leading to Administrivia/TheSecondGoogleIncident, which [[ForWantOfANail changed the culture of the wiki ever since]].

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* ''Wiki/TVTropes'':
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Many longtime tropers are ashamed of the former Troper Tales and FetishFuel sections of the site, and for good reason. The entries there were so... uh, off-color, giving ''way'' TooMuchInformation about the tropers who posted there, that they damn near dragged this site's reputation down to the level of Website/FourChan. Thankfully, they were removed, and they will never come back.
** In addition, some Some tropes, while otherwise perfectly innocuous, used to have names that are generally considered stupid now. Most can be found on the Administrivia/RenamedTropes and Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub pages, but there are three that stand out:
** *** There once was a time that BoisterousBruiser was called "The Toblerone", after an obscure gag from an episode of ''Series/{{Mystery Science Theater 3000}}'', which was so obtuse that almost nobody got the reference, and the trope page had far fewer wicks and examples than it deserved. As a result, the trope was renamed many years before the purge of character-named tropes, and the site has a [[DarthWiki/{{Toblerone}} Darth Wiki page]] mocking the original name to this day (which is about the chocolate bar).
** *** LateArrivalSpoiler was originally called You Should Know This Already. This seems innocuous enough, but probably no name could have encouraged FanMyopia more. Reports of this happening are probably exaggerated, but tropers began to take the name literally, as an excuse to never use spoiler tags. [[InsaneTrollLogic ("After all, the trope is called 'You Should Know This Already', so clearly every reader already knows what's being spoiled, right?")]] Eventually enough tropers were sufficiently annoyed to complain to the moderators, and [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings the name was changed without warning]].
** *** And the most shameful of all: the trope PaedoHunt was first launched with the name '''All Pedophiles Are Child Molesters''' (which, thanks to a pre-existing naming convention, [[UnfortunateImplications implied]] that most pedophiles do not rape children in RealLife.) This caused the aforementioned tropers of ill repute to discover the wiki and act as if it was a haven for them, dramatically increasing the amount of {{Squick}} on the pages (especially those that heavily mention children) ultimately leading to Administrivia/TheSecondGoogleIncident, which [[ForWantOfANail changed the culture of the wiki ever since]].



* WebVideo/NickonAquaMagna isn't fond of his review of ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' mostly because the only reason he did it was to attack the game and the people who liked it.

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* WebVideo/NickonAquaMagna ''Nickon Aqua Magna'' isn't fond of his review of ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' mostly because the only reason he did it was to attack the game and the people who liked it.



* {{Website/Reddit}} used to have several small subreddits like /r/creepshots that were, essentially, creepy threads used by scumbags to distribute every thing from stalkerish photos of women to ''child porn''. The users were appropriately horrified and demanded that the staff purge those threads. The mods [[LawfulStupid refused for the reason that doing so would break their own rules regarding freedom of speech]]. After media attention forced them to purge the threads, the site's management is deeply embarrassed over their failure to properly deal with them, especially because it gave the site and its users a poor reputation that Reddit is still struggling to move past, which in turn led to the site and its users frequently being insulted and harassed by communities like Something Awful. Because of this, the site's moderation is ''much'' stricter than it used to be, in order to prevent illegal threads like that from cropping up again.
** Reddit has also disowned violentacrez, a once well-liked, popular, and trusted Redditor who turned out to be a creepy [[JerkAss jerkass]] who participated in the above-mentioned creepthreads.
* [[Creator/{{Egoraptor}} Arin Hanson]] said in Episode 29 of the ''Series/GameGrumps'' ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' walkthrough that he did several GagDub videos of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' before comedy dubs were a popular thing, which he didn't feel proud of and then took down from YouTube.

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* {{Website/Reddit}} used to have several small subreddits like /r/creepshots that were, essentially, creepy threads used by scumbags to distribute every thing from stalkerish photos of women to ''child porn''. The users were appropriately horrified and demanded that the staff purge those threads. The mods [[LawfulStupid refused for the reason that doing so would break their own rules regarding freedom of speech]]. After media attention forced them to purge the threads, the site's management is deeply embarrassed over their failure to properly deal with them, especially because it gave the site and its users a poor reputation that Reddit is still struggling to move past, which in turn led to the site and its users frequently being insulted and harassed by communities like Something Awful. Because of this, the site's moderation is ''much'' stricter than it used to be, in order to prevent illegal threads like that from cropping up again.
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again. Reddit has also disowned violentacrez, a once well-liked, popular, and trusted Redditor who turned out to be a creepy [[JerkAss jerkass]] who participated in the above-mentioned creepthreads.
* [[Creator/{{Egoraptor}} Arin Hanson]] Hanson]]:
** He
said in Episode 29 of the ''Series/GameGrumps'' ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' walkthrough that he did several GagDub videos of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' before comedy dubs were a popular thing, which he didn't feel proud of and then took down from YouTube.



* [=WatchMojo.com=] seems to regret putting ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', which is generally considered Creator/DisneyChannel's best cartoon on its "Top 10 Hated Disney Animated Shows" list with the flimsy reasoning of the show's BlackComedy. Many viewers and fans cried foul and called [=WatchMojo=] hypocrites for using that as the only reason why while simultaneously praising ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' despite the latter's ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids far]]'' more twisted sense of humor.
** Lampshaded in the ''Top 10 Cartoon Shows of the 2010s" video where the narrator says: "Let's pretend this never made [=WatchMojo=]'s "Top 10 Hated Disney Animated Shows List"...".

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* [=WatchMojo.com=] seems to regret putting ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', which is generally considered Creator/DisneyChannel's best cartoon on its "Top 10 Hated Disney Animated Shows" list with the flimsy reasoning of the show's BlackComedy. Many viewers and fans cried foul and called [=WatchMojo=] hypocrites for using that as the only reason why while simultaneously praising ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' despite the latter's ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids far]]'' more twisted sense of humor.
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humor. Lampshaded in the ''Top 10 Cartoon Shows of the 2010s" video where the narrator says: "Let's pretend this never made [=WatchMojo=]'s "Top 10 Hated Disney Animated Shows List"...".
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