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07:23:12 PM Oct 12th 2017
Should there be a sliding scale of base fractureness? (broken)

Also, why does this go onto YMMV, when the fandom heresy goes into flame bait? Shouldn't this go onto flame bait as well?
06:28:55 AM Dec 1st 2017

Broken Base is for issues the split the fandom 50-50 down the middle. There are other tropes, such as Vocal Minority when things are a little more lopsided.

We are hesitant to add more tropes to Flame Bait because Flame Bait tropes are not allowed to have examples anywhere on the site.
10:12:54 AM Jul 24th 2017
edited by madius
Hey, perhaps I'm overlooking something, but are there different levels to the Broken Base trope, or some related offshoots? I noticed recently that the YMMV for ''Spider-Man: Homecoming'' features a few fandom nitpicky arguments, such as Aunt May's casting. Contrast this to more divisive issues, such as George Lucas' edits to the original Star Wars trilogy, or Chris Brown and R. Kelly's assault charges in regards to women. Is there a trope for Fandom Disagreements (or something similarly named) for divisive issues that are much smaller in scale and/or not that divisive ?
03:06:47 PM Jul 24th 2017
It sounds like they're just shoehorning. There's a Broken Base cleanup thread right now; I'd bring it up there and ask for input.
04:55:26 PM Apr 11th 2017
edited by Snowybird77
Can somebody help me find the source for the quote at the bottom of the page?

The correct answer is Sisko.

No, Janeway!

.*sigh* Here We Go Again

But what about Archer?

You mean Archer? Or that Archer?

Whatever! The point is, Chris Pine is Kirk is clearly the superior Kirk!

.*Chirping Crickets*

Get him!

Since one of the links is to SF Debris I assume it's from one of his videos, but can anybody tell me which one? Thanks in advance.
03:25:10 AM Dec 12th 2012
Aren't all fanbases broken to some extent?
10:43:17 AM Dec 15th 2012
Not like these. for instance, A Tribe Called Quest fans hated the 4th album but was otherwise always unified. Now compare that to they even still have any fans? lol
08:27:27 PM Dec 17th 2012
What happened to Metalica is kinda sad honestly...just sayin.
01:21:03 PM May 1st 2015
This is exactly what I was thinking. Even franchises that are considered Sacred Cows will likely have a few who will complain They Changed It, Now It Sucks about something. From what I gather, this trope mostly extends to the extremely vocal ones.
06:21:45 AM Mar 17th 2012
The character sheet will be cut. See here.
10:30:08 AM Apr 27th 2011
I'm confused as to why this is YMMV. It seems to me that a series having a broken fanbase is a fact, not opinion. People's opinions are why this trope is in effect. Or maybe I've just read this trope wrong. Either way, can someone please clarify?
11:06:32 AM Apr 27th 2011
11:45:55 AM Apr 27th 2011
Ah, thank you.
06:57:50 PM Apr 10th 2011
You know, mabye we should get rid of all the examples like we did with Unpleasable Fanbase, since it's eaiser to list aversions.
02:17:00 AM Jun 5th 2010
Why does this trope have a characters subfolder when there's an entirely seperate trope for characters of this variety?
10:01:13 AM Feb 12th 2011
The newer entries not covered in base breaker needs to be moved there from broken base before the character sub-folder is deleted.
06:40:45 PM Apr 12th 2010
Wait, why haven't I heard of those that declared Half-Life 2 as being a terrible game?
05:19:12 PM Mar 27th 2010
Wouldn't like every example under the 'characters' section belong in Base Breaker? Or am I missing something?
01:25:46 AM Mar 28th 2010
not necessarily...base breaker isn't just about character's a but a specific instance i believe. where as broken base is just you know in general.
02:08:57 PM Mar 13th 2010
About this:
  • The latest one is over the use of the phrase "This Troper", and whether or not it should be allowed outside of Troper Tales
Err, why is there debate? No-one seems to be Edit Warring it back in, so am I missing something?
10:06:01 PM Jun 26th 2012
Um....why was the Politics sub page deleted? Was there ever a discussion about it before it was cut??
12:22:50 AM Jun 27th 2012
^There is a forum thread: Complaining removal, Special Efforts, Wiki And Forums.
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