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Jan 14th 2020 at 12:57:18 PM

As of right now, many Fandom Rivalry entries involve confrontations between the Vocal Minority of each of the respective fanbases. It's very hard to find an actual conflict which involves having the majority of each fanbase hating each other (which goes into the No Middle Ground aspect of Broken Base and Base-Breaking Character, with the middle ground in question being the Neutral or Friendly Fans).

Square Peg, Round Trope has even stated about Fandom Rivalry entries requiring a clear majority of the respective fanbases being in a conflict with each other.

Do current Fandom Rivalry entries simply require that any interfandom conflict, no matter how small or how much of each of the fandoms participate in such is enough to warrant an entry?

Edited by ChestReciever on Jan 14th 2020 at 5:24:58 AM

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Jan 14th 2020 at 1:16:28 PM

[up] It may sound ugly, but the answer to that is "yes"

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Jan 14th 2020 at 5:25:59 PM

Correction: Added on how much of each of the fandoms engaging in the rivalry in the question.

Jan 14th 2020 at 6:00:09 PM

Almost anything regarding fandom interactions is a ballpark observation. You can and will find outliers on just about any subject (ie the most popular character has some detractors), but it helps if there is significant noise being made.

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