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I had the idea to include a chain of stores on this trope page to illustrate that this can occur with things that are not fictional works, but I do not know if it violates the site's policy of taking examples from companies.
Man. This page seems to indicate you can pretty much just name anything popular and claim its popularity outstrips the public's actual experience with it. I kinda wonder if maybe it would be good to have some requirement beyond one troper's hunch on a particular entry. I seriously doubt even a quarter of these have any genuine data behind them.
This is the principle by which all YMMV pages operate - there is no point to making an effort to collect data.
I don't think this could be true. People who never watched the older shows might be angry that the show was revived for some reason, or they might simply not like the new seasons, but I find it hard to believe that a large amount of people are making comparisons without being at all familiar with one of the groups being compared.
:( This describes me and my obsession of Portal 2 and Megaman (The Latter is justified because I have an action figure of him)
"Richard Feynman mentioned in his autobiography a case when one publisher sent to the California State Curriculum Commission a schoolbook, but it wasn't ready for print, so it had empty pages. Six out of the ten members of the commission still rated the book favorably — literally judging it by the cover!. Ironically, it was one of the highest rated books, and according to Feynman's snarky autobiographical account, none of the other members understood why he hadn't rated the textbook."
The Moral: Content in textbooks is so awful that the best textbook is one that has no content at all. * The writeup is unclear: the first sentence seems to indicate that only some of the pages were empty, but the rest, especially "literally judging it by the cover", can be read to mean that the entire book was empty.
Cut natter from the Twilight example and edited it to incorporate it and attempt to clean up the grammar.
Not sure Burn Notice is really an appropriate example here. At least in my neck of the woods, everyone and their fourt cousin watches Burn Notice. People get depressed during off-times and set aside Thursday evenings to watch it. And then people proceed to gossip about it to a ridiculous degree.
A lot of natter, especially in the Video Games section. Tried to fix some of it.
We definitely need to dump non-fictional examples, or at least all examples that start with "Lots of people..." or "After X, many started..." Actually, we could probably keep it to published examples (including examples from reviews) and be approximately 63% less whiny.
Why does this page have examples while Complaining About Shows You Don't Watch doesn't?
That page just became a dumping ground for bashing shows, bashing people who bash shows and moaning. The examples on this one are still relevant. (At least, I think that's the reason.)
Judging by how this was posted years ago, it was a lot worse, but honestly, it has the same problem of thinly-veiled complaining about shows the user finds overrated or how people are "enjoying them wrong". Honestly, I think this page should be definition-only
Portal is surely going to go this way, don't you think?
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