If you're unfamiliar with this page, please Guess The Trope
for yourself. Recently, there was an Image Picking thread on 8.8
, and it turned out many of the thread participants had the wrong impression of what the trope is about.
Ready? ... the trope is actually "fans of a game are upset with its good
reviews, because they want even better
reviews". Of course, the name is completely non-indicative of that fact. The trope namer is a seven-year-old meme, and the page points out that in some communities the meme is 7.9 rather than 8.8. To most people, 8.8 is either a good score, or just some number.
The page itself has a big disclaimer "THIS IS NOT about complaining about reviews". That's indicative that it's being misused for precisely that. Just a casual glance over the page itself shows it's being vastly
misused for simply "games getting a bad grade", or "one critic gives a lower grade than everybody else
". And there's quite a bit of complaining.
So basically, this is a big mess. The wick check below (77% misuse
) shows that most tropes have absolutely no idea what this is supposed to be for, and just use it for anything involving ratings, but mostly "bad rating" and "rating that I don't like". This page clearly doesn't rate 8.8 out of 10; what are we going to do about it?
edited 9th Aug '13 8:55:58 AM by Spark9
Special trousers. Very heroic.