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LordTelos
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06:30:43 PM Jun 14th 2016
How the hell is Donald Trump NOT on this trope yet?
JulianLapostat
06:43:20 PM Jun 14th 2016
Mostly because he's still an ongoing event...everything depends on how the Election turns.
Larkmarn
06:59:19 AM Jun 15th 2016
That said, Miss Universe and The Apprentice should definitely go on here.
gophergiggles
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09:54:49 PM Feb 25th 2016
So the example:

"* My Little Pony Annual 2014 was dead on arrival the instant someone noticed a certain incredibly controversial (let's just leave it at that) Original Character the writer had slipped in, and the entire story and plot was instantly forgotten in favor of intense arguing, debate, Flame Wars, and even calling for said writer to be fired. It's been over a year at this point and that writer and IDW still take flak for it from the fanbase, and the majority of the fanbase only knows that issue as "the one that caused all the arguing"."

...was deleted because a user "doesn't think one word of this is what it's actually about." However there was considerable controversy over it that is still discussed to this day. Thoughts?
Ferot_Dreadnaught
10:04:12 PM Feb 25th 2016
This sound precisely what this trope is about, add back.
gophergiggles
10:06:22 PM Feb 25th 2016
Sounds good.
emeriin
07:11:00 AM Feb 26th 2016
But it doesn't actually tell anyone who doesn't know what happened anything, it's all "hush hush fandom in-references".
gophergiggles
06:56:36 PM Feb 27th 2016
edited by gophergiggles
Mostly it's to avoid Edit Wars, drama, and Justifying Edits. Like I said this still causes a ton of controversy to this very day (a lot of fans instantly declare any comic written by him to be automatic crap), and odds are if more details were given it would result in a ton of arguing and fighting. At the same time, it's a valid entry that should be here since it's probably the most controversial thing to have happened surrounding the comics. It's sort of a double-edged sword, but I feel this is the best and most fair way to put it in as a valid entry.

If you guys like (but only if you want since it's beligerent, long, and I'd need to sniff up some external links to back my claims, and I'm not about to type it all out if nobody wants it) I could give a brutally honest play-by-play of the whole thing and we could decide if any extra info is a good idea to insert.
Larkmarn
07:00:37 AM Jun 15th 2016
There needs to be some context, though. I can't make heads or tails of it, and it's so vague that I couldn't even google it if I wanted to.
cerebralTheatrics
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03:15:36 PM Dec 11th 2014
I understand that this is a sensitive topic that is best left not touched upon and that I probably shouldn't even be writing this, but the entry under Depression Quest contains an Egregious factual error. Namely, it refers to the allegations against Zoe Quinn as being false. In reality, she openly admitted to her involvement in the sex scandal. Now, Gamer Gate is a sensitive subject. I get that. But we can't change the facts. Personally, I feel that it would be best to remove the entry. Let's leave everything in Gamer Gate alone until this whole crapstorm blows over.
Larkmarn
03:57:29 PM Dec 11th 2014
I'm surprised it's even allowed on here.

Though I do think "falsely accused" should be changed to just "accused." Claiming veracity one way or the other seems like taking a side.
Elmo3000
03:49:04 AM Jul 3rd 2015
She openly admitted that she had sex with some people.

She denied that she had sex with some people for positive game coverage - support for this claim comes from the fact that no positive game coverage exists.

Having sex with people isn't a crime.
Greener223224
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06:19:20 AM Sep 2nd 2013
I'm considering putting the "No Russian" scene from MW 2 here. Mostly because it prompted the PAL region to censor it in so damn many ways.
Disney23
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07:03:26 PM Oct 11th 2012
I'm considering putting "It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown" on there. I think that even though Charlie Brown was thrown a bone for kissing the little red-haired girl, the infamous "football scene" where everyone blames Charlie Brown for costing them the football game (even though it was clear Lucy was sabotaging them) is what they remember and is a moment even the biggest Peanuts fans look down on with contempt.
reub2000
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04:15:44 PM May 9th 2012
A lot of the examples from the YKTTW aren't on here. Where they decided that they don't belong or something?
EarlOfSandvich
12:39:17 PM Jun 22nd 2012
Sorry for the late response. I'm honestly not sure if all of them would meet the definition, but I suppose I'll give them another look.
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