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May 15th 2019 at 5:21:58 PM •••

As it\'s not really indicated on the main page, how much time should pass at minimum before a controversy can be considered to be overshadowing? I\'m asking this in light of the accusations of infidelity and sexual exploitation of minors being levied at YouTube game reviewer ProJared, which seem to have demolished the man\'s reputation virtually overnight. However, it\'s still a recent event, and while I do think this is the kind of thing that one would consider eligible for this page (\"frequent displays of offensive, embarrassing, or questionable behavior\"), I do not know if enough time has passed for it to be considered an appropriate addition to this page.

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May 15th 2019 at 5:42:27 PM •••

I think it\'s like a few months. Six months to be absolutely safe.

May 15th 2019 at 5:49:49 PM •••

That makes sense; thanks for clarifying this.

Feb 27th 2019 at 7:45:24 PM •••

It looks like the Dragon Ball section will need an update to include the English dub of Dragon Ball Super: Broly what with the whole Vic Mignogna fiasco.

Feb 6th 2018 at 12:30:33 PM •••

  • Digital Books in general, like Digital Manga are without a doubt one of the most controversial Book format transitions since the 2010s.Some people think digital books hinder reading or learning, while Others think Digital books enhance learning or reading.

In order to avoid an Edit War, I've relocated this entry here.

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Feb 6th 2018 at 12:37:03 PM •••

  • This sounds like a Broken Base entry that's mistaken by troper Lucia Nanami for this trope instead.
  • As Ferot_Dreadnaught explained while deleting the entry on Feb 3, this entry does not provide a topic that's being overshadowed by the so-called controversy.

Feb 6th 2018 at 12:51:11 PM •••

Agreed. The entry as written is misuse. also, there's no space between '2010s.' and 'Some'

Aug 12th 2016 at 9:00:00 PM •••

Can anyone edit this in please? For some reason it wont let me.

Jun 14th 2016 at 6:30:43 PM •••

How the hell is Donald Trump NOT on this trope yet?

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Jun 14th 2016 at 6:43:20 PM •••

Mostly because he's still an ongoing event...everything depends on how the Election turns.

Jun 15th 2016 at 6:59:19 AM •••

That said, Miss Universe and The Apprentice should definitely go on here.

Feb 25th 2016 at 9:54:49 PM •••

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?

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Feb 25th 2016 at 10:04:12 PM •••

This sound precisely what this trope is about, add back.

Feb 26th 2016 at 7:11:00 AM •••

But it doesn't actually tell anyone who doesn't know what happened anything, it's all "hush hush fandom in-references".

Feb 27th 2016 at 6:56:36 PM •••

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.

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Jun 15th 2016 at 7:00:37 AM •••

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.

Dec 11th 2014 at 3:15:36 PM •••

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.

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Dec 11th 2014 at 3:57:29 PM •••

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.

Jul 3rd 2015 at 3:49:04 AM •••

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.

Aug 28th 2016 at 12:55:43 PM •••

Sadly, it's 2016, and this whole controversy is still going on, with no end in sight. Granted, it's not as heated as 2014-2015, but there's still a lot of lingering anger as a whole.

Should we just put up Depression Quest's entry, with just a general mentions to controversy without referring to Gamergate by name?

Edited by stewyworks333
Sep 2nd 2013 at 6:19:20 AM •••

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.

Oct 11th 2012 at 7:03:26 PM •••

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.

May 9th 2012 at 4:15:44 PM •••

A lot of the examples from the YKTTW aren't on here. Where they decided that they don't belong or something?

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Jun 22nd 2012 at 12:39:17 PM •••

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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