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10:31:54 PM Mar 4th 2016
Where would you put a case where fans of something in one medium takes great offense at something from another medium? An example might be, say, fans of a literature series not liking its movie adaptation.
06:16:58 AM Oct 22nd 2015
edited by Derkhan
I just pulled this from the page ("Other" folder) as I cannot tell what it's trying to say.. Leaving it here in case anyone else can see its merit:

  • Make sure you give things Brazilian or any other Latin American users want. If you don't, they will responded with anger. Therefore, prepare to be distrusted.
06:21:59 PM Aug 25th 2015
Am I the only one who thinks this should be a "no examples" page? As it is, it comes off very much as incessant complaining to me.
01:18:58 AM Nov 18th 2015
I find it mildly amusing because of the sheer lack of self-awareness as to how inane they sound, but yes, it does make the wiki look bad. At the very least, there should be a disclaimer against complaining, because right now, the description seems to be encouraging the kind of attitude that would land you on Fandom Wank.
10:31:55 PM Jun 4th 2015
edited by Berrenta
Recently, I removed an example that doesn't seem to fit in with this trope, as it was a square peg, so to speak. I thought it would suit better for the general Berserk Button page as the group is too broad. Unfortunately, it's a Real Life example, which was advised against for that page. So where does it go?

The example in question was public transport.
10:54:54 PM Jun 4th 2015
Keep it off the wiki altogether?
06:20:17 AM Jun 5th 2015
May have to resort to that, yeah.

In the meantime, the page might need to be checked for other examples that misuse this.
02:00:04 PM Apr 5th 2015
edited by Sunflorazumarill
(This is no longer needed since I added the examples here to their respective pages.)
04:06:40 AM Dec 25th 2014
What does the term FAWK mean? I've never seen that term before, and the word is only used under the video game folder.

08:14:03 PM Oct 20th 2014
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  • Similarly, it is pronounced Neh-va-duh not Neh-vah-duh.

Can someone who knows clarify this? As written the distinction is a little murky. I assume it's the difference between and ɑː (for most Americans, a as in "pass" vs. a as in "father") but as written I can't tell for certain which is meant to be which. There's also no indication of stress, though I suspect it's on the second syllable in both cases.
08:16:39 AM Oct 21st 2014
Did a little research, and you're right, the "a" in the first pronunciation is meant to sound like that in "bad." Ironically, both pronunciations are etymologically wrong, as the state was named after a Spanish word pronounced subtly differently from both, but closer to the latter (quote-unquote "incorrect") pronunciation. Added more clarification to the example.
08:04:24 AM Aug 28th 2014
Is it just me, but has this drifted from "common mistakes that set fans off" to "anything that sets dedicated fans off".

Because the latter seems to be covered by Internet Backdraft while the former needs its own trope.
08:21:35 AM Aug 28th 2014
The difference is pure YMMV. I am not sure if I would even try to differentiate.
03:34:59 AM Aug 8th 2014
I'm on the fence about this, but would calling D&D out as satanic qualify as a Fan Berserk Button? I imagine it would get you kicked out of most gaming establishments.
03:36:00 AM Aug 8th 2014
On a different note, would the whole "sex scene" scandal qualify as a massive example of a Fan Berserk Button being pressed? Just an afterthought.
07:12:34 PM Feb 12th 2014
The moral of this page is, "Fans take the things they like way too seriously."

Also, anyone who thinks punk is centered around the fashion (as the "Fashion" section states) is probably not an actual punk, and is more likely to be into Green Day and blink-182 than Minor Threat and Bad Brains.
02:47:01 AM Feb 3rd 2014
Am I the only person who don't get the tattoo part at the end of a Real Life section?
10:22:11 PM Dec 5th 2013
On the subject of the Wii U, would "it's not next-gen" and "it's less powerful than the PS3 and Xbox 360" count as berserk buttons?
01:27:36 AM Mar 4th 2013
edited by DougSMachina
Is the title written as "Fando M" to be self-demonstrating?
02:29:12 AM Mar 4th 2013
Nope. That's just an error in whatever link sent you here — Fandom Berserk Button and Fando M Berserk Button are the same page.
12:49:11 AM Mar 4th 2013
03:48:22 PM May 23rd 2013
Could we at least have kept Nerd Rage as a title? I'm really, really starting to hate SPOON.
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