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May 23rd 2019 at 2:53:18 PM •••

I think we can remove a lot of examples from the \"Things that do not qualify as Fandom-Enraging Misconception\" folder. The new trope name makes it clear that it\'s about objective misconceptions, so stuff like \"liking The Scrappy\" does not qualify.

I suggest keeping the following, as they might be confused with objective misconceptions:

  • Preferring one spelling of a character\'s name over another when there is no official spelling, or the spelling is inconsistent so nobody knows which is the official one. If there is an official spelling, but some fans often make mistakes with it, that does qualify. [If Alice angrily says \"It\'s Mikey, not Mickey!\", someone unfamiliar with the character can\'t tell if \"Mickey\" is wrong, or just an alternative official name that Alice happens to hate.]
  • Using a character\'s translated name instead of the original. [Similar reason as above — someone unfamiliar with a translated name might just assume whoever used it made a mistake.]
  • Mentioning certain unpopular fanon theories. Mistaking said theories for official canon can be a valid example, though, as can believing explicitly Jossed theories. [Kept to emphasize the \"mistaking the theories for canon\" part.]
  • Drawing fanart that makes certain changes to the characters. Even if the changes are potentially controversial or offensive, such as altering a character\'s ethnicity or body type. Especially not if the fanart is a \"humanized\" version of a non-human character. [Can be confused with \"the artist has an objective misconception about what the character looks like\".]
  • Referencing a character with an Ambiguous Gender as either gender, or bringing up gender with a character that dresses as the opposite gender or otherwise has an Ambiguous Gender Identity. [Some people will probably say that you just shouldn\'t assume a character with an Ambiguous Gender is either gender.]
  • Disagreeing politically with most fans. Not even if someone\'s being bigoted against a large portion of the fanbase (such as homophobia for a work with a large LGBT Fanbase). Any misconceptions from which this bigotry might arise is not a misconception about the work in question. [Kept to emphasize that the misconception has to be about the work.]
  • Anything from the list of things that do qualify, if it\'s not common or severe enough to significantly bother fans of the work every time it comes up. Giving a reason why the misconception is so common is a good way to make sure your example doesn\'t fall into this (as well as avoiding being a Zero Context Example). [Maybe a bit redundant with the new trope name, but I think it\'s worth emphasizing.]


Edited by MathsAngelicVersion Hide/Show Replies
May 25th 2019 at 7:01:16 AM •••

I got rid of the clearly subjective items because we agreed that they should go. However, I\'m reluctant to delete the entire folder, so I rewrote it a bit instead. I\'ll see if other tropers think it\'s worth keeping...

Oct 13th 2017 at 9:28:08 PM •••

Whoa, "fandom" seems to be a ridiculous thing.

Oct 11th 2017 at 5:04:46 AM •••

Honestly, we should do a more thorough work since

"Don't say you're a fan of *insert show here* to certain people" is the exact opposite of a fandom and calling Anime and Cartoon fans "fandoms" isn't really a justifiable reason.

So yeah Hatedom Berserk Buttons should not be a thing.

Jul 22nd 2017 at 8:29:23 AM •••

I've been wondering what happened to all the examples in the "In General" folder for Video Games?

Also, what happened to the Spiderman examples listed under Comic Books?

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Jul 28th 2017 at 5:00:45 AM •••

The general sections were removed because Examples Are Not General. All examples may get removed in the future. See the cleanup thread.

Edited by GastonRabbit
Oct 11th 2017 at 5:06:11 AM •••

Yeah, my bad I was the one that added the one in the Anime section mostly because I thought it might a good idea of fandom berserk buttons against the common people. But I admit I was misguided and did not realize that it would open the floodgates for overly generalized examples

Jul 6th 2017 at 7:53:34 AM •••

"Saying anything positive about Andrew Lloyd Webber at all is guaranteed to get you flamed to death by someone. Conversely, saying anything negative about Stephen Sondheim will produce the same effect, probably from the exact same people."

Umm what is that supposed to mean, it honestly sounds like the writer's Bias Steamroller to me? It would be simpler to just say that the two have a Fandom Rivalry

Dec 12th 2016 at 10:47:05 AM •••

I think it might make things easier if the bigger examples have to folder one that focus on the community as a whole (such as All Anime Fans or All Western Animation Fans) and another for specific franchises since it might make for easier organization. Either that or I legitimately have OCD

Sep 5th 2016 at 4:27:41 PM •••

  • Don't even bother saying whether you think Phoenix is gay or straight. Same goes for Edgeworth. Changes are that you're talking to someone who completely disagrees and will make this known.
    • On this point, talking about ships at all will get you a flame war with Ace Attorney. Especially saying that you don't like Phoenix/Edgeworth or Phoenix/Maya.
This is brought from Ace Attorney btw. First of all Phoenix is straight in canon, so i don't think anyone except really rabid shipper would be pissed of for saying it. Secondly the entry ignores the fact that there is also significant portion of fanbase who ship Phoenix/Iris, granted it's not as popular as two mentioned above, but clearly present. And Thirdly and most importantly i never seen anything like this seriously pissing off fans, and i've seen my share of the internet. Of course shipping wars are part of every fandom, but these here aren't particulary bloody, and even then it would go rather to Ship-to-Ship Combat than here.

May 29th 2016 at 4:24:44 PM •••

I've pulled the RWBY entry to here. I'm active on a number of RWBY forums and I've never seen most of these (I think two are valid and a third may be just about valid). Is there any validity to any of this?

At the very best, this would need rewriting anyway.

  • For RWBY, calling the main characters "Red", "White", "Black", and "Yellow" is something you should never do. Their names are "Ruby", "Weiss", "Blake", and "Yang".
    • Like with Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, don't call RWBY an anime unless you want the fans to throw you to a pack of Beowolves.
      • Interestingly enough, the series is availible on Crunchyroll, a popular anime and Japanese drama platform.
      • Speaking of anime, don't ask for RWBY's "original Japanese dub with English subs". The series is made by Americans, so the original dub is the English one, and fans of Rooster Teeth will be displeased by the notion of hating all the heart that went into their voice acting.
    • It's best that you don't say that Team CRDL has redeeming qualities or even view them as good guys. Do not say anything good about Adam as well. The only exceptions are Neo, Roman, and possibly Salem. (If you say Cinder did nothing wrong, however, you will beheaded and mutilated.)
    • And finally NEVER EVER UNDER ANY FUCKING CIRCUMSTANCES WHAT SO FUCKING EVER try to mention how any of the workers in Rooster teeth are Christians/normal people and will not make lesbian ships canon unless you want to burn.
      • Speaking of burning, do not make jokes about the characters that were killed or try to blame one of the characters dying on another character who is a hero unless you want to be Griffon lunch/quartered/burned/murdered and having your family raped and your village burnt.
    • Speaking of which, if someone denies Volume 3, do not make them accept reality. (I heard those Bewolves are hungry, you might find Summer in one.)
    • Do not do anything to Ruby Rose or else...
    • Don't post edgy shit (writting or images). At first people will cry a lot, but they'll soon get sick as fuck, tell you to stop, and accuse you of having mental problems. Soon enough you'll be meeting Roman/Summer.
    • And then there's Pyyrha/Prryha/Phhyra/etc. The correct spelling is Pyrrha. If you don't spell it that way, shit willl be quite hot for you.

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May 29th 2016 at 4:32:45 PM •••

My suggested rewrite, based off the only things I've ever seen the fandom get upset about. I'm not sure about the dub entry because the irritation didn't really last long before the fandom turned it into a massive joke. It's more a source of mockery than anger.

  • RWBY
    • When the show was first created, a group of fans began asking for the "original" Japanese, leading to complaints about how people react to dub works. The fanbase has turn this originally heated reaction into a running gag, especially since Japan is now dubbing the show into Japanese.
    • Whether or not the show can be described as an anime can generate a lot of heated debate. It's a western show that borrows very heavily from anime, leading to confusion over its status. Even the show's creators have heard of the argument and try to avoid getting involved.
    • Whether or not the show will ever have LBGT characters can cause friction. The creators originally stated that they're up for it, and would want the characters to discover their sexuality in their own time. So far, no characters have been confirmed to be LBGT, making the subject a sensitive one within the fandom.

Edited by Wyldchyld
May 31st 2016 at 8:56:49 AM •••

Dude, I was active on the KYM branch of the FNDM and have seen all these berserk buttons on act upon the FNDM, Hell almost all of them worked, I edited this berserk button out of my own personal experience, You can see many of these in play on KYM's RWBY section just search for any comments Pachirisu made or any Images Faze Nebu, Ernie's quickscoper (Now Malice aurora, Nebu's sanity) uploaded if you want confirmation of said topic, TL;DR Don't fuck with it, I actually have seen this shit, All branches of the FNDM are different and go berserk for different reasons, At least list some as being website/community specific (Hell Pachirisu Over there got banned for this research shit, He sacrificed his account for this, Don't dare lay a finger on it)

Edited by blankout
Jul 19th 2016 at 12:53:44 PM •••

I was wondering why there was only one response, and I just noticed that someone added it all back to the page without contributing to the discussion. I've removed it back to here, with a flag in the edit reason to discuss the entries.

Given the way the entries are written, even if people agree all the entries should stay, they'll need a rewrite anyway. I've put a note on the forum page so hopefully, a wide range of experience can respond to this.

Edited by Wyldchyld
Jul 19th 2016 at 4:30:35 PM •••

I second pulling it here. They're very poorly written and are borderline Flame Bait, and we only have the anecdotal evidence of one person to say that these are actually true.

Edited by Shaoken
Jul 20th 2016 at 12:04:12 PM •••

So far, the forum discussion seems to be suggesting just keeping these two (below). I'm going to wait a few days to see what other responses come in. At the moment, it appears to be retaining these two and getting rid of everything else:

  • RWBY
    • Whether or not the show can be described as an anime can generate a lot of heated debate. It's a western show that borrows very heavily from anime, leading to confusion over its status. Even the show's creators have heard of the argument and try to avoid getting involved.
    • Whether or not the show will ever have LBGT characters can cause friction. The creators originally stated that they're up for it, and would want the characters to discover their sexuality in their own time. So far, no characters have been confirmed to be LBGT, making the subject a sensitive one within the fandom.

Edited by Wyldchyld
Jul 20th 2016 at 2:24:26 PM •••

I support those entries as written.

Mar 4th 2016 at 10:31:54 PM •••

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.

Oct 22nd 2015 at 6:16:58 AM •••

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.

Edited by Derkhan
Aug 25th 2015 at 6:21:59 PM •••

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.

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Nov 18th 2015 at 1:18:58 AM •••

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.

Berrenta MOD
Jun 4th 2015 at 10:31:55 PM •••

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.

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Berrenta MOD
Jun 5th 2015 at 6:20:17 AM •••

May have to resort to that, yeah.

In the meantime, the page might need to be checked for other examples that misuse this.

Aug 20th 2016 at 11:05:15 AM •••

A weird day is it when moderator doesn't know what to do with example.

Apr 5th 2015 at 2:00:04 PM •••

(This is no longer needed since I added the examples here to their respective pages.)

Edited by Sunflorazumarill
Dec 25th 2014 at 4:06:40 AM •••

What does the term FAWK mean? I've never seen that term before, and the word is only used under the video game folder.

Oct 20th 2014 at 8:14:03 PM •••

  • 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.

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Oct 21st 2014 at 8:16:39 AM •••

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.

Aug 28th 2014 at 8:04:24 AM •••

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.

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Aug 28th 2014 at 8:21:35 AM •••

The difference is pure YMMV. I am not sure if I would even try to differentiate.

Aug 8th 2014 at 3:34:59 AM •••

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.

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Aug 8th 2014 at 3:36:00 AM •••

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.

Feb 12th 2014 at 7:12:34 PM •••

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.

Feb 3rd 2014 at 2:47:01 AM •••

Am I the only person who don't get the tattoo part at the end of a Real Life section?

Dec 5th 2013 at 10:22:11 PM •••

On the subject of the Wii U, would "it's not next-gen" and "it's less powerful than the PS 3 and Xbox 360" count as berserk buttons?

Mar 4th 2013 at 1:27:36 AM •••

Is the title written as "Fando M" to be self-demonstrating?

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Telcontar MOD
Mar 4th 2013 at 2:29:12 AM •••

Nope. That's just an error in whatever link sent you here — Fandom Berserk Button and Fando M Berserk Button are the same page.

May 23rd 2013 at 3:48:22 PM •••

Could we at least have kept Nerd Rage as a title? I'm really, really starting to hate SPOON.

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