YMMV: The Outskirts Battledome

Being a site that specializes in debating, there are an number of things that people disagree on.


  • Acceptable Targets: Naruto (ironically), Twilight, Bleach, the list goes on...
    • None of them have anything on Chachamaru Karakuri. She seems to be the most acceptable target of them all.
      • It's worth noting that while the Acceptable Targets list is indeed huge, many respected OBDers tend to be fans of some of those series and understand why those series are often picked on.
    • Narutoforums itself is an acceptable target of OBDers. Be it the members, mods, or the site itself.
    • Other VS sites that tend to have misinformation (or just arrogant fanboys) are also laughed at. Most notably Moviecodec.
  • Archive Panic: At it's peak, the old OBD Wiki had over 2000 pages detailing fictional characters and their stats, weapons, common locations used in their series, etc. And that's not including the pages about members, community drama, common terms used in threads....
  • Broken Base: Tends to vary from time to time like most internet communities. Be it about certain series, the content on the Wiki, etc.
    • One recent point of contention amongst users old and new concerns Death Battle. Not the show itself but rather how some of their findings seem coincidentally similar to some of the OBD's findings. Members who gather data in the community have split into three parties, one group wants some kind of credit (using the example from the Sol Vs Ragna vid with the fan artist who's art was used without permission), one group who simply doesn't care whether or not they get any credit if it's true (as the data they come up with usually get's passed around other Vs debating communities without credit most of the time) and finally a group that just think it's all one big coincidence.
  • Deader Than Disco: The Joke Battledome, initially made to be the section's answer to the Blender, it long overstayed it's welcome and was eventually archived in 2014.
    • The OBD Guide page of the Wiki includes a few jokes and memes of the section that have long become dead horses. The old Wiki had a page called "Made of Fail" which initially was for describing 4chan but became a depository for anything that become despised by members.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: When Guilty Gear was introduced to the OBD in 2011, it became an instant favorite among members. Even winning "Trend of the Year" in that year's OBD Awards. It also has one of the most detailed pages on the wiki (though it's in need of updates).
    • For a while, this extended to it's Spiritual Successor BlazBlue during the drought of anything Guilty Gear related, with it getting a detailed page as well. As time went on however, most members started to care less for BB, spurred by the direction the story and characters were going and because Guilty Gear Xrd was announced to much acclaim.
    • Kamen Rider is another series universally loved by a majority of users, in particular Kamen Rider Kuuga. Heck, some of the senior members of the OBD were part of the fansubbing group that broke the supposed "Curse of Kuuga" after ten years.
  • Fan Wank: Happens regularly. Usually when a new feat comes out for a popular series.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Quite a few people just join Narutoforums to be a part of the OBD. And many people just read the wiki for the articles on some of the drama that has happened over the years.
  • Memetic Badass: The OBD Cosmics.
  • Memetic Mutation: OBD HIVEMIND
  • Opinion Myopia: One major point of contempt by detractors is that the OBD (and the Wiki) is full of this.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: The Torikoverse, while not necessarily disliked, is looked down upon by some for having lower standards of speed compared to its fellow Shōnen series (which are Supersonic - Hypersonic on average), effectively being a watered-down version of One Piece and Dragon Ball. Recent calcs, however, showed decent results for destructive capacity, from double digit megatons towards single-digit PETATONS. In addition, they've been getting some more decent speed calcs reaching into MACH 1000.
    • The infamous "Zarbon's Crater" as well. For a long time, it was only a few hundred-thousand cubic meters in volume, and then the Rookie dubledolix09 stepped in and did some corrections to it. The result came into being from multi-city block to low town level (literally very few appeared to notice it, though).
    • D.Gray-Man wasn't well-liked as well, until Avant stepped in it started to get more respect.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: The Method of Test. Originally reserved for The Narutoverse in general, it soon expanded to shows and franchises the user base....really don't like that much.
  • Tear Jerker: Ultimecia's soulful and heartfelt love letter to the OBD in the form of a versus thread; a tribute to Crimson Dragoon who wished to see more Exalted.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: How quite a few people see the wiki after several of it's most infamous pages were forced to be removed due to complaints.
    • The current state of the OBD is seen this way to some members as well. Lampshaded by the opening page [1]:
      PSA - The Current OBD is far shittier than what this wiki makes it out to be.
    • The archiving of several threads in the section.
  • The Scrappy: On the wiki, pretty much anything relating to Negima.