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An index for all pages dealing with "ghettos." We don't mean that kind of ghetto; these are pages dealing with the idea that some works are inherently superior or inferior due to their genre, subject matter, medium, origin, or other arbitrary reasons.

See also Public Medium Ignorance.


  • Americans Hate Tingle: A thing popular in its country of origin is hated elsewhere.
  • Animation Age Ghetto: Animation is only made for and enjoyed by children.
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  • Audience-Alienating Premise: A premise that scares off its potential audience, regardless of the work's actual quality.
  • Avoid the Dreaded G Rating: Unnecessarily adding objectional content to a work in order to receive a higher classification and thus be marketable to older audiences.
  • Bias Steamroller: Critics let personal biases impact their reviews.
  • Comedy Ghetto: Comedic works don't win awards.
  • Dead Horse Genre: Music genres that are hated in and of themselves.
  • Girl-Show Ghetto: Works featuring/for women can only be enjoyed by them/are of inferior quality.
  • Guilty Pleasures: Things that someone enjoys but, for whatever reason, is taboo for them to do so.
  • I Read It for the Articles: Claiming to enjoy something for its more respectable elements rather than its main appeal.
  • It's Not Supposed to Win Oscars: Justifying poor quality of a work by claiming that quality was never the intention.
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  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks!: The more mainstream something is, the more critical people are at it.
  • Lowest Common Denominator: Marketing something to as many demographics as possible.
  • Menswear Ghetto: In interactive works with character customization, male clothing options are not as extensive as female ones.
  • Minority Show Ghetto: Works featuring a racial minority can only be enjoyed by them.
  • New Media Are Evil: Newer media and technology are seen as bad.
  • Old Media Are Evil: Older, "traditional" media is seen as untrustworthy.
  • Oscar Bait: A work that is engineered to win awards by following the stereotypes of works that normally do.
  • Out of the Ghetto: A work/genre once considered niche finds success among a broader audience.
  • Quality by Popular Vote: Popularity directly correlates to quality.
  • Queer Show Ghetto: Works featuring queer characters, relationships or topics can only be enjoyed by the LGBT+ community.
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  • Rated M for Money: A mature rating acts as a selling point.
  • Reviews Are the Gospel: Treating reviews as definitive justification for an opinion.
  • Sci Fi Ghetto: Speculative fiction cannot be "true art."
  • True Art: Something can only be true art if it is...

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