Deader Than Disco Real Life Discussion

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TairaMai
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09:22:19 PM Jul 11th 2015
What's with the cutting of a lot of the examples under business (i.e. Radio Shack)?

Yes there needs to be more non-US examples, but many businesses in film and online are based in the US. I'm sure there are non-US retail establishments that appear in films and television that are now Deader Than Disco, they should be included as well.
SeptimusHeap
02:54:15 AM Jul 12th 2015
You'll have to ask phoenix on this.
matruz
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12:45:59 PM May 14th 2015
edited by matruz
The Atheism+ entry should be present in the page, the movement although divisive as mentioned was indeed popular and very big when it was first proposed, and also as it was mentioned the behavior of the proponents was the cause for it to fall from popularity, these are objective facts. Also the entry is not intended a Take That at feminists or "Social Justice Warriors" per se, just the radical and militant ones, if anything maybe then entry could be reworded to be more neutral.
SeptimusHeap
03:50:18 PM May 14th 2015
These things usually aren't "objective facts". And even when they are this page puts more emphasis on the popularity than the reasons, so I'd focus on popularity aspects.
matruz
05:53:19 PM May 15th 2015
Fair enough, I will modify the entry focusing more on how it popular it was and how it fell from popularity without getting into too much details that could be interpreted the wrong way.
Buscemi
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05:44:43 PM Aug 12th 2014
Would "cash for gold" businesses fit? These were everywhere in the late 2000's/early 2010's but have mostly died off in recent years, along with attempts to bring the US back to the gold standard.
SeptimusHeap
12:40:46 AM Aug 13th 2014
Nah, not even close. There is still that idea around.
Buscemi
10:28:22 PM Sep 1st 2014
But it has gone away considerably from its heyday. In a way, austerity (which is here) replaced it in a political sense while business-wise, the latest boom has become e-cigs (which is bound to join this list in the next few years since it's been revealed to not be worth the money).
SeptimusHeap
01:20:14 AM Sep 2nd 2014
That only means its importance has dropped. Not that it's gone away entirely.
DavidDelony
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11:05:42 AM Nov 11th 2013
Technology Marches On might be more applicable to a lot of these entries rather than Deader Than Disco.
TheLyniezian
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05:31:00 PM Jun 24th 2013
Is it at all possible to make this page any less US-centric? Or at least point out when examples primarily concern the US?
gkong3
10:29:35 AM Jul 25th 2014
Yeah... but as most tropers think that the USA is all there is to the world, probably because most tropers are American, it behooves the non-American troper to make the necessary changes. And to be honest, I'm not that gung-ho about replacing the wall of text that is this page.
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