->''"It turns out personal taste is a matter of taste."''
-->-- '''Unknown'''

A fan is ''shocked'' to find that ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' has made so much money! Surely the low Website/RottenTomatoes rating should have tipped viewers off. Okay, even if they didn't care about those, surely they would have seen how horrible it was for themselves after the first weekend. [[CriticalDissonance What are they? Sheep?]]

Conversely, how could ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' not have made loads of money? Okay, many people didn't know about the movie, but surely word of mouth would have carried.

Well, the truth is that some people genuinely like Creator/MichaelBay movies such as ''Film/{{Transformers}}'', and that works like ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' just don't appeal to everyone. If the fan can't or won't understand that, then they have Opinion Myopia. To take it further, some people even believe that what you like and dislike determines what kind of person you are.

The formal academic term for this phenomenon is the "false consensus effect", where a person tends to overestimate the extent to which their beliefs or opinions are typical of those of others. It's also related to ConfirmationBias in that people tend to ignore evidence that might prove their cherished opinions are inaccurate.

A SuperTrope to FanHater (hating people directly for positive opinions you don't agree with), ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow (getting upset about negative opinions you don't agree with), HePannedItNowHeSucks (same but with reviews), FanMyopia (fans thinking that the subject of their fandom must be well known and generally liked). Sometimes results in either FanDumb or HateDumb, and can be related to NoTrueScotsman.

Compare ItsPopularNowItSucks, BrokenBase, BiasSteamroller, VocalMinority, and CasualCompetitiveConflict.

See also SmallReferencePools (people stick to referencing certain works simply because those are the only ones they know... or think the audience will know). Someone who thinks this way about life in general is CaptainOblivious.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Many American fans can't understand why Japan doesn't make more shows like ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. In reality, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff it wasn't all that popular in its home country]].
* Haters of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime often seem unable to comprehend how the show can still make so much money, garner such high ratings, and continue to air with new episodes and movies. This type of reaction often ignores that [[PeripheryHatedom the show is for young children]],[[note]]And possibly their parents (especially in Japan), but the show is ''definitely'' not aimed at adult nerds.[[/note]] who are largely responsible for its success, and that most of the show's hatedom is [[AmericansHateTingle outside of Japan]].
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'': Given the incredible [[LongRunner breadth]] of the franchise, a ''lot'' of fans have become overly opinionated on which series is any good, and what constitutes a good introduction for new fans. A lot of the older fanbase will vehemently deny that anything outside of the Universal Century timelines is any good, most of the younger fanbase will find the older UC shows to be entirely too dated. Within the UC fanbase, there is a generally very hard divide between fans of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' with a large amount saying ''Zeta'' was one of the best with ''ZZ'' one of the worst, and vice versa. This is in general due to the stark MoodWhiplash of ''Zeta'' to ''ZZ'', where a fan of one is generally a hater of the other.
** No single series was hit with this harder than ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''. Which is almost [[AmericansHateTingle universally loathed by the Western fandom]], yet continued to top popularity charts in Japan for almost an entire decade. Making it one of the single most popular anime ever.
* Lurks in the depths of the perpetual SubbingVersusDubbing debate, where personal preference often boils down to whether one is watching primarily for the story or for the art. The sub side points to things like CulturalTranslation, {{Bowdleris|e}}ation, and LullDestruction while the dub side mutters about weaboos insisting on visual distractions just to put a pretentious gloss on what is essentially a pop culture art form. This was much more prevalent back in the VHS days, when sub vs. dub decisions had to be made in the store.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* If your only exposure to the various books in the ComicBook/XMen line is the [[http://www.uncannyxcast.com/main/?currentPage=2 Uncanny X-Cast]] podcast, you'd get the impression that it's just accepted that ComicBook/XForce (vol. 3) was the only consistently good book in the line, ComicBook/XFactor is entirely useless, and Greg Land is a wonderful artist. Start with certain other online reviewers and you'll come away with the impression that it's a universally accepted, scientifically proven fact that ComicBook/XForce (vol. 3) was rubbish and ComicBook/XFactor is the only Xbook worth reading, and that it's literally impossible NOT to believe that blindness would be preferable to having to look at Greg Land's art. It's not that both sides disagree, it's that they seem completely unaware that anyone in the world holds the other opinion.
* Reactions of older readers for Creator/DCComics' ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch are accused of this as well; many are still in shock that people are enjoying anything coming out of it. [[VindicatedByHistory However, the eventual failure of the relaunch has vindicated them.]]
* The concept of WolverinePublicity falls under this. Many of the characters fans often cite as worn out or overexposed (like [[Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} the Trope Namer]], Comicbook/{{Batman}}, Comicbook/IronMan, Comicbook/SpiderMan, ect.) tend to be the most popular and profitable ones, which comes down to there being a large and less vocal group of fans who ''do'' actually enjoy them, despite what the internet may lead to you believe.

* A lot of famous movies hailed as classics, such as ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' and ''Film/ForrestGump'' did more poorly with critics than one would expect. They still did ''well'', but it wasn't all acclaim. For example, ''Forrest Gump'''s [[Website/RottenTomatoes Tomatometer score]] is only 71%, and both it and ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' only have an average rating of 7 out of 10.[[note]]However, the first Jurassic Park has a Tomatometer rating of 93% at the moment, so it is currently exempt from this.[[/note]]
* The film critic community as a whole has many people who fit this type. The basic logic principle that you can only "accept" or "reject" an opinion naturally does not sit well with the people whose self-described job description is that they speak their opinion and people on purpose want to listen to them. So it's not surprising when some easily switch into name calling and blame games when someone interacts with them to disagree about an opinion or not take their thoughts as anything important.
* With movies that have multiple cuts and director's cuts, many fans automatically prefer the director's cut simply because it's marketed as the 'film presented in the way the director intended'. They will often regard the original release as inferior even if it's the release that they originally loved for decades, ignorant of the existence of a director's cut. Such fans will often dismiss those who stick to the cut that they "loved growing up", regarding them as improperly viewing the movie through a NostalgiaFilter. Conversely with the ''Film/StarWars'' movies; George Lucas's various re-edits and remastered editions are frequently and bitterly denounced by many fans, in many cases precisely because they over-ride the versions that the fans grew up loving. See, for example, the controversy over [[Film/ANewHope whether Han Shot First]].
* Tying in with that, the NostalgiaFilter trope easily also brings in this trope. Where some people are so committed to the idea that they "matured" and saw some things now as inferior will outright deny that there is any other option. The other option in this case probably has another word for these people than "mature".
* Many either think the ''Film/BeautifulCreatures'', ''Film/TheMortalInstrumentsCityOfBones'' and ''Film/VampireAcademy'' films failed because they were a half-assed ''Film/{{Twilight}}'' ripoffs or think they failed because ''Twilight'' was so bad that it poisoned the well for other, better supernatural young-adult novels being adapted to film.
* It does not take much searching around online to find remarks about how high-profile children's movies like ''Film/TheSmurfs'', ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}'' will cause financial harm to the studios that make them because of their perceived unwatchability. They do not realize that these movies are very well-liked by kids, which is why they can have such a high profile in the first place.

* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Potterheads who are going to study English in college should be prepared -- they disparage Rowling all the time there. Some creative writing classes devote entire lessons to teaching pupils not to put the books on a pedestal. Same goes for other popular and well-loved books. On the other hand, you can also find literature departments that offer full-length courses on the Harry Potter books by professors who are willing to take the books on their own merits, analyzing Creator/JKRowling's uses of folkloric elements and literary devices.It's almost impossible for either camp to acknowledge the other's arguments!.
* ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'': Two sides. One: "Holy crap, how do people actually ''like'' this trash?!" Two: "Hey, I thought it was a good book! Can't you understand Dan Brown's genius?"
* People who loved ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' don't seem to be aware that anyone hates it. Those who hate it cannot believe that anyone aside from lonely single mothers [[YouNeedToGetLaid in need of a good lay]] could possibly like it.
* One can either think ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' ruined literary vampires, or vampires in general, or ''literature'' in general, and that Stephanie Meyer can't write worth a hill of beans, or that it's the only real vampire novel out there and that all others are just cheap imitations written by [[YoureJustJealous jealous hacks]] who only ''wish'' they could write like Meyer.
* People who enjoy ''Literature/HushHush'' see nothing wrong with the romance and Nora [[ICanChangeMyBeloved changing the]] [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys bad boy Patch]] is romantic. People who hate it see nothing but stalking, verbal and emotional abuse and manipulation on Patch's side towards Nora and her being [[IdiotBall too stupid to even attempt to run away]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The eternal war between the Classic Series fans who can't believe that ''anyone'' could possibly enjoy the flashy, superficial soap opera that is the New Series over the complex, deep masterpiece that is the Classic Series, and the New Series fans who can't believe that ''anyone'' could possibly enjoy the cheap, tacky snooze-fest that is the Classic Series over the complex, deep masterpiece that is the New Series. And, of course, both sets of fans find it hard to believe that there's anyone out there who might like both, and they find it impossible to believe that anyone might not like ''either''.
** Steven Moffat, [[UnpleasableFanbase the latest in a long line of divisive showrunners who ruined everything the show stood for]], and the ''very worst of them all'' until the next one, has been getting this for taking liberties with the concept of regeneration in "The Time of the Doctor". His critics often point to "The Deadly Assassin" as a cherished piece of lore from the original series. "The Deadly Assassin" was every bit as contentious when it first came out, and fans bashed it precisely for taking liberties with Time Lords and regeneration.
*** Conveniently forgotten by said fans was the real enthusiasm for Moffat from fans who absolutely hated everything Russell T. Davies had done to series (save bringing the show back after nearly two decades). In particular he was criticized for focusing too much on the companions (making it into a soap opera) and ludicrous series finales (destroying ever increasing amounts of reality then hitting the reset button).
* There's usually a lot of issues between fandoms when it comes to Franchise/SuperSentai and ''Franchise/PowerRangers''. As an example, ''[[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Power Rangers Super Megaforce]]'' is absolutely hated on the Internet, and yet its intended younger audience loves it and many fans don't understand why.
** ''Series/ResshaSentaiToQger'' is also a point of tension. Due to trains not being so prominent in America, [[AmericansHateTingle Western Sentai fans will usually have opinions that harshly differ from Japanese fans]]. Some have even gone to the point where they say "those people [who like the show] are on drugs".
** Ironically averted with ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger''. Although it is generally hated on tokusatsu forums like RangerBoard and TokuNation, ''Ninninger'' haters will usually respect the opinions of those who like it. The one exception is [=JEFusion=]. If you say you like ''Ninninger'', you will get flamed upon, called an "apologist defender" and told to "stop defending garbage". The main reason for this is that comments can be posted anonymously.
** There's also fandom rivalry between ''Sentai'' and ''PR'' fans that aren't fans of both over which is better. ''Sentai'' fans will bring up its more consistent maturity and mature elements that ''PR'' rarely uses. ''PR'' fans will bring up that ''PR'', usually, has a more better mix of humorous and serious elements, as ''Sentai'' usually flip flops depending on the series, and Japanese humor tends to be more in-your-face and over the top versus American humor, which is much more restrained and subdued. There are even fans who'll disavow one for reasons why they hate it.
* ''Series/StarTrek'' fans can be divided into several distinct groups: Purists, who only will accept the show in its original form, which is to say the classic series and ''only'' the series (the films don't count), classic "Trekkies" who think of the various series as "''Star Trek'' and those newer shows", more modern "Trekkers", who tip the hat to the classic series but think ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' was when ''Trek'' really begins and ends (to the point where some [[CanonDiscontinuity deny that the other spin-offs are even canon]]), "Niners", who think the [[DarkerAndEdgier grit]] of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' made it the best, proclaim Ira Stephen Behr to be [[MyRealDaddy the true heir to Roddenberry's throne]] and even suggest that [[FallenCreator Roddenberry's vision for ''Trek'' wasn't all it was cracked up to be]]...and finally those that just like anything with the name "''Star Trek''" in its title.
** A smaller, but incredibly vocal minority, swear off anything produced after [[OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight Gene Roddenberry]] died, because nothing can be canon if Roddenberry wasn't around to put his seal of approval on it. These people apparently do not realize that Roddenberry only had direct creative input for the first two seasons of the classic series, the first theatrical film and the first season of TNG. For that matter, if it's his seal of approval they're concerned about, then none of the films beyond ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' are canon, as Roddenberry didn't like the direction Harve Bennett took with them, particularly the [[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier fifth]] and [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry sixth]] films. This led to the widespread belief that Roddenberry had declared ''Star Trek V'' and ''VI'' to be non-canon, which he never did.
** More recently, the controversy regarding ''Trek'' fan films (largely caused by the creators of ''WebVideo/PreludeToAxanar'') has split the fanbase firmly into three camps: those who consider the fans to be the true owners of ''Trek'' lore, while Paramount (until the franchise was bought by CBS) is just a bunch of {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s; those who believe that Paramount/CBS's legal ownership of the copyright means they're free to do whatever the hell they want with it; and those who haven't watched any fan films and don't get what all the fuss is about.

* People who talk about what is and what isn't "real music" or how "there isn't any good music anymore". If someone has heard examples of a genre that they dislike they will automatically write off the whole genre as bad and "how can anybody listen to it?"
* In a similar manner, don't tell certain vinyl collectors (the kind who collect old, rare records merely to put on display) about how you listen to your records. Expect a massive diatribe if you casually mention you opened a sealed record.
* People who refuse to share rare music on the grounds that they have something hardly anyone has are like this. Especially when someone else shares their copy of the same material and says they're doing it because they want to make people happy.
* The director's cut example mentioned for films also applied when the British versions of the early [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] albums were released on CD in the U.S. in TheEighties. Most fans embraced them and they gained retroactive status as the ''official'' Beatles discography. But there was enough nostalgia for the original U.S. Capitol Records releases that the [=LPs=] and cassettes circulated widely among collectors. Consequently, Capitol released two deluxe CD box sets of the U.S. albums, only to get bashed by purists accusing them of greed and peddling inferior mixes of the music.

* [[ShipToShipCombat Shipping wars.]] So many vicious, seething, blood-boiling wars have been launched because so many fans ''could not comprehend'' how ''anyone'' could not support their OneTruePairing. Not even fans who don't ship them with anyone or have no interest in shipping will be spared, because shippers believe that their OTP champions true everlasting love and if you don't agree with them, then you ''must not believe in love''. Conversely, those who don't ship might get into a rivalry with the shippers because ''obviously'' those delusional loons can't see that nobody has subtext with ''anybody'' and can't see why they have to "shoehorn" pairings where there are none.
* The comparisons of earlier works to newer, updated, or reimagined versions. Those who stick by the earlier works and admit they were enjoyable are often accused of wearing a NostalgiaFilter. At the same time, those who prefer the newer versions are accused of not understanding what made the original compelling in the first place or only capable of liking newer productions simply because they are more recent and made on better budgets with newer technology (''especially'' CGI effects).
* Niche fandoms can have this sort of reaction when more mainstream attention starts rolling in. The newer fans are only exposed to more contemporary works while older fans scratch their heads at some of the best works of the medium/genre being ignored. Some examples include young fans calling ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' the best anime ever while older fans tend to disagree or the hardcore versus casual gamers.
* Windows vs Linux (or any other operating system). Visit any tech support message board and view posts that describe the problem and their system specs. Inevitably someone will always say something along the lines of, "[system runs on Windows 10], that's your problem right there."
** There is just as much of a debate of which Windows version is better. Many users (Both 7 and 8) bash 10 for it's Telemetry which eats up RAM, also atop the forced updates that may have bricked their computers or nagged them like mad to auto-update.
* Intimacy is a major one with some people. For instance, people who are social butterflies tend to have difficulty comprehending how anyone could [[LonersAreFreaks actually enjoy being alone]]. Likewise, people who crave hugs and/or other intimate forms of affection tend to believe that, deep down inside, ''everyone'' craves that type of affection. Some do not even know what introversion is, as the thought that some people prefer being by themselves has never once occurred to them (or they never took the thought seriously).
* Any new form of technology can develop this among it's adopters but some are more notable than others. Generally when something new comes along the pike that's touted as better gets held to that standard. Where anyone who dares not care to adopt clearly just hasn't seen it yet to be amazed or are just not smart enough to appreciate it. The idea that other people have seen it and not care is considered alien.

* Almost all pinball fans know that video games have completely overtaken pinball in popularity, leaving pinball a niche. However, what video games are popular is a big source of confusion for them, as many of them do not follow (or, in more extreme cases, they'll avoid) any news on video games. The result is a lot of them having ''no idea'' what video games are popular to real-life cases of PacManFever thinking that kids today are still playing ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' and ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' (vanilla). A lot of these fans are left scratching their heads as to what exactly it was that allowed video game companies to completely take their thunder. That being said, pinball nowadays is consumed largely by middle-aged men, who would mostly socialize with other middle-aged men and be largely unaware of what people younger than they are would be into.
* Within pinball communities themselves, there are some hardline [[Creator/MidwayGames Bally-Williams]] fans who think that the only reason Creator/{{Stern}} is still in business is because they can talk big to clueless operators and because they can secure attractive modern licenses like ''Series/GameOfThrones'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Nevermind that there are plenty of pinball fans who genuinely like what Stern makes, and that Creator/DataEast did exactly what the Stern-haters described (very good licenses, but shoddy build quality and rushed programming) only to go out of business after several years.
* Pinball also has an inverted case of Opinion Myopia: Many of the most-liked games, like ''Pinball/MedievalMadness'', ''Pinball/CactusCanyon'', ''Pinball/CirqusVoltaire'', and ''Pinball/MonsterBash'', are actually quite rare due to being poor sellers, but that fact only ever comes up when someone wants to buy one of these machines in the used market. If someone not familiar with pinball were to go to a message board or social media group about pinball, they might think these were some of the most common machines made because of how they dominate discussion and how people talk like everyone has played them.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* [[SmartMark The Internet Wrestling Community]], or the IWC. As a whole, they tend to favor wrestlers with a higher "workrate." At times, this tends to conflict with who's actually over and receiving a push in various promotions.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The JRPG/WRPG debate tends to veer towards this, especially when the "freedom vs. story" conflict is mentioned.
* The Console Wars. The three groups of Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft often collide with each other, and arguments spawn from literally everywhere, ranging from Website/{{GameFAQs}}, Website/YouTube, and even Amazon. Although it's usually "*insert console here* sucks", there are times where those on the offensive will go even further and begin insulting those who ''like'' the console they hate. Expect to hear the word "fanboy" a lot in these fights. A similar issue occurs between console gamers and PC gamers, although there is often overlap between them. Mobile gaming also gives and gets flack from the other parties as well.
* The arguments that occur between movies with multiple cuts and director's cuts also occur between games that get remakes (HD or not).
* Really, if you go to any discussion board or [=YouTube=] comments section in which a particular game is the subject of conversation, you'll inevitably run into some of this from both defenders and critics of the game in question.
* Anything hit under the ItsPopularNowItSucks trope to video games. It's not uncommon to hear people make rants disparaging why certain games ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement That is all we will say]]) or game genres exist, despite that they regularly target games that happen to sell millions and make ''billions''.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/CinemaSnobReviewsFrozen'' (a fan comic where ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'' reviews ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'') spoofs this (as the source Snob videos do as well), such as Snob claiming that his need not to have certain films made matters more than if other people like those films.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Any MessageBoard that is enforcing conformity in opinions will likely have this. Any message board aimed at a particular group or interest will have the majority of posters holding the opinion and any poster who doesn't will tend to be [[{{Troll}} the type to post on message boards they specifically disagree with]]. Sometimes the moderators of the message board will kick off those who do not toe the party line.
* Any MessageBoard/blog with a sufficiently strict moderation/comment policy will be accused of this. How dare the owner of the blog decide that [[InternetToughGuy some opinions]] are not worth hosting and [[{{Troll}} some people]] not worth arguing with. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Let's leave it at that.]]
* Reviewers, especially [[CausticCritic vitriolic ones]], who point out UnfortunateImplications present in works get this a lot.
* This is one of the main reasons that the Website/TelevisionWithoutPity forums maintained strict 'no talking about the boards on the board' and 'talk about the posts, not the other posters' policies. Posts like "I don't get why everybody wants her to win" or "what's wrong with all these people who don't like ''him''?" would net at least a warning and possibly a ban.
* This overlaps often with CriticalDissonance. Many reviewers, especially VideoGame reviewers, seem to think that because their tastes are limited, that means that any game they review should be strictly along those.
** A very notable example are the reviews of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', which gushed about recreating a living, breathing world, while minimizing the gameplay and technical issues, which were noted strongly in user reviews.
** A common form is if they think the content of a game is "kiddie", they will put that well above if the gameplay is any good, how the game performs, replay value, and other factors that would appeal to many gamers more than whether a game is kiddie or not. Because they don't like kiddie games, it's clear no one else will.
** Players also respond to video game reviews (seemingly more so than other forms of reviews) especially strongly in this way. Expect any review of a video game that disagrees with someone's opinions to be met with numerous comments about how the person/the site is biased and that reviews should be objective, even though an objective review is impossible; any criteria or theory you choose to follow in a review is in and of itself a form of bias. [[http://www.destructoid.com/100-objective-review-final-fantasy-xiii-179178.phtml This]] is what an objective and unbiased review looks like.
*** Reviews for re-released "classic games", especially, tend to get hit with this pretty hard. If a re-released classic game gets a relatively poor or even average score from a reviewer, you can expect accusations of the reviewer being "biased towards modern games" or (in a subtle invoking of MoffsLaw) "unfairly holding the game to modern standards."
* One game reviewer talked about this, stating more or less, what while most reviewers talk about what the game is, what you do, and why they thought it was fun, a truly good reviewer also talks about why you the reader might like it.
* Parodied in the Onion article "[[http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/man_who_enjoys_thing Man Who Enjoys Thing Informed He Is Wrong]]".
* In Facebook fan pages, while you'll find a lot of posts about how good a work is or gushing about certain characters, you'll invariably get haters of the work liking the page simply to say, 'How can you people like this crap?' or 'You people are stupid, [Work] is obviously bad!' Some more extreme haters will demand the page get deleted because it dares to like something they don't. Similarly, browse pages devoted to hating certain works and you'll find the same thing in reverse: fans posting on the page saying, 'You people are stupid!', 'You obviously don't realise how superior [Work] is!', or 'You just haven't read/watched it!', and some demanding that the page get taken down because it dares to not like something they do.
* Website/IMDb forums are similar -- people often seem unable to comprehend another opinion. Many users assume those who dislike films they themselves like are automatically trolls, and those who like films they themselves dislike are automatically involved with the movie. These people will very often seem incapable of talking about the movie without stating their dislike. Occasionally, you'll come across someone who disagrees with the majority, but actually asks why [movie] is loved/hated.
* The Website/YouTube series "Everything Wrong with...", produced by WebVideo/CinemaSins, has a tendency to include everything that bothered the reviewer, ranging from plot holes and continuity errors, to debatable aesthetic choices such as the use of voiceover, to the reviewer's pet peeves, like his opinion that characters eating apples "makes them look like assholes".
* Website/TheOutskirtsBattleDome is pretty much considered this by plenty of people. Especially the wiki. The idea of a OBD HiveMind is actually a in-joke to members.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The general feedback loop of 'Oh my God, grown men like ''WesternAnimation/{{My Little Pony|Friendship Is Magic}}'' now?!'/'Yeah, we like ''My Little Pony'' now, what are you gonna do about it?' has led many [[PeripheryDemographic bronies]] to forget that the show has just as many fans in its target demographic (that is, small children, especially of the female variety) as it does grown men and women (and small boys, although this is generally ignored), which occasionally causes friction when people who ''haven't'' forgotten this ask them to try and make their... [[RuleThirtyFour not quite]] [[DarkerAndEdgier work safe]] material a little less accessible for the young'uns. Which has apparently led to the newly-penned "Brony Pledge", which is less a "pledge" and more of a "stern reminder from one of us to the rest of you". Which, admittedly, is in and of itself rather more decorum than one usually sees from fandoms that have an excess of RuleThirtyFour.
* TheSimpsons fans of a certain age generally take it for granted that the show is no longer worth watching and hasn't been for a lot of years, with abstinence from "new Simpsons" episodes a badge of honor for some. While the show isn't as broadly popular as it once was, a consistent supply of new, young viewers have kept the show's ratings respectable enough for it to be continually renewed year after year, edging ever-closer to season 30.
* Animation vet Creator/BruceTimm has said that he rarely lets online criticism get to him for precisely this reason. He reasoned that statistically speaking, the people who post on message boards are a very small fraction of the actual fandom and audience, so just because some people are screaming RuinedForever, that doesn't make it representative of the overall opinion of his work.
* Anyone who spends five minutes on a comic book message board would think ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' is the most hated cartoon of all time, when in reality, it does quite well among its target demographic of young children. Creator/BrianMichaelBendis pointed out that even though "[[ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars It's for kids!]]" is a common admission of a lack of quality, the network and advertisers don't actually care what the PeripheryDemographic thinks.
* Older fans of Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} widely believe that the channel has gone downhill. They also believe that Creator/DisneyChannel, Creator/CartoonNetwork, and even Creator/DiscoveryFamily are beating it. In reality, Nickelodeon easily defeats the latter two, and they have a small head up on the Disney Channel.
* As is the case with most SequelSeries, fans of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' that didn't like ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' have a tendency to believe that no one could possibly like the latter let alone like ''The Legend of Korra'' as much or more than ''The Last Airbender''. They often think that it is a bad series that is disrespectful and contradictory to the original series, and they think that most people think it is bad. In actuality, critics and most fans find the opposite (that the series is really good, pays respect to its predecessor, and is careful to keep track of continuity and consistency) to be true.