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Over the past several months, some visitors hate/criticize this wiki and call it the worst reception wiki ever. Yes, that even includes users from official Reception Wikis such as Crappy Games Wiki, Awful Movies Wiki, Terrible TV Shows Wiki, Loathsome Characters Wiki, etc. But why? I noticed one of the most addressed problems that people have been criticizing. It's that almost every single page has these same reasons that are reused over and over, feeling as if there was little to no variety in writing style. This is why in this topic, I'll teach everyone how to improve their writing skills when making pages in here. That includes myself of course since I didn't know any better back then.

Rule #1 - Planning and Research

Before you start a page, I highly recommend that you should do some in-depth research about the fandom/hatedom/community and the franchise/group itself. Then you either use a piece of paper, a notepad or your User:{{user}}/sandbox to plan out all the key points you need. When you write them on the official page, list down all the facts and some of your opinions about those groups and make sure that you have real proof/evidence for those to make it reliable. Keep in mind that before you start, you must avoid prejudice and bias at all costs. Why? Because wikis are meant to be factual. Not opinionated.

Rule #2 - Avoid using Generic and Overused Reasons

It's not that using these terms is bad, it just gets tiring and generic when we see the same reasons used over and over and over again. Plus, there have been rumors where people have been saying that this wiki is being run by mostly GoAnimators/Vyonders. This is also one of the most criticized features that outsiders gave to this wiki so in order to avoid that, I'll tell you what to do:

Well, you can rephrase these overused terms but make sure that it feels different from every other page that exists in here. For starters...

Avoid overusing these generic and overused terms in this wiki

Generic Why It's Toxic Terms

  1. To get the elephant out of the room...
  2. They don't like *insert character/tv show/movie/meme/video game here*, they WORSHIP him/her/it/them.
  3. They don't respect each other's opinions/They disrespect each other's opinions/Many of them are opinion disrespectors. (Very generic and should be gradually toned down since it's common for GoAnimators/Vyonders to say stuff like these)
  4. They like to bash on the people who______.
  5. They killed *insert community here*
  6. They ignore *subject*'s flaws.
  7. They start flamewars with *a rivaling fandom/hatedom*
  8. Shipping wars everywhere.
  9. They cry like babies when (a fictional character) dies.
  10. This fandom/hatedom calls *subject* worse than Hitler. How is *subject* worse than a man who killed 6 million Jews?
  11. They only like *insert character/tv show/movie/video game* only for *whatever reason* instead of the other characters/story.
  12. The fandom/hatedom is worse than the hatedom/fandom will ever be. At least the fandom/hatedom is rare to find, has good reasons as to why they like it or hate it and they can respect opinions.
  13. Hypocrisy: *Insert reason* they hate *subject* yet *insert other reason*. (This pointer often gets clogged up at the example section)

Generic Redeeming Qualities

  1. There are some sane/mature fans.
  2. Some people can respect opinions/Some are opinion respectors. (Another common term that should be gradually toned down since most GoAnimators/Vyonders say these)
  3. Fans/Haters can make good fanart/fanfictions/fanworks/artworks.
  4. The fandom/hatedom can be worse/just as bad.
  5. They are right/correct about the flaws of *subject*.

And use these instead

Better Why It's Toxic Terms

  1. To get the explanation out of the mind.
  2. They really adore *insert character/tv show/movie/meme/video game here* Or:
    • They over glorify his/her too much while disregarding his/her flaws.
    • They may like it, but they are actually devoting all their love to it.
  3. Watch out when you using any opinions since some *toxic fandoms and hatedoms* will not hesitate to fight you on social media. Or:
    • They are not going to respect you if you disagree with them, even if your opinion is decent.
    • This fandom/hatedom tend to dismiss subjective viewpoints.
    • They can't handle opinions from each other.
  4. They beat up the people who disapprove _____. Or:
    • They are doing what they can to pummel on people who are not with them.
  5. They ruined the reputation of _____. Or:
    • This community would be better off without them.
  6. They love to ask for this character to be in Super Smash Bros. while ignoring the requirements.
  7. They seem to forget the downsides/faults/cons of *subject*
  8. Since they do not respect certain opinions, good or bad, they start huge battles against this community.
  9. It is hard to get away from their shipping wars.
  10. They overreacted when (a fictional character) died. Or:
    • you could say: When (a fictional character) died, some lethal fans tossed massive temper tantrums.
    • People bawled in a toxic manner when (a fictional character) died.
    • They cry like their heads are filled with water whenever their beloved character dies.
  11. Some people only take a liking on *insert character/tv show/movie/video game*, ignoring the other characters/plot. Or:
    • Fans only like *insert character/tv show/movie/video game*, without regarding the rest of the elements such as the story.
    • Their only reason for liking something is because of jokes that it spawned when they need stronger reasons to like it.
  12. This community is toxic while the anti-community is healthy since they are friendly and would seldom attack a good opinion
  13. Think about it/Let's dive deeper/, no discussion. (Rephrasing banned phrases #4 and #5 (later inspired by God himself (I'm joking -Inkster)))

Better Redeeming Qualities

  1. Like with many communities, there is still healthiness in this thing.
  2. Some people approve of opposing opinions, meaning that not everybody acts mean-spirited. Or:
    • Some do let good opinions slip by.
  3. Fans/Haters can illustrate/compose marvelous fanworks.
  4. Some fans/haters can be civilized and can get along with others.
    • Among all their crud, you can still find good fanwork thanks to the healthy fans.


But here's the catch. With this golden rule, never, and I mean NEVER use these banned phrases or it will be a 1-day block for users who persist. Their block will get extended after their 1-day time out expires by following the banning policy of this wiki.

List of Banned Phrases

She's disgusted at seeing these overused phrases lying around. Add these phrases, or get the 1-day ban hammer.
  1. This fandom/hatedom thinks that x is the best/worst thing ever when it's (contrary to what they believe) (Banned phrase)
    • Or similarly: They worship/bash *subject* as the best/worst thing ever even if it's (contrary to what they believe). (Combining overused phrase #2, overused phrase #4 and the banned phrase above it = Another banned phrase)
  2. "NOTE: If you like/dislike (insert thing here), we respect your opinion." Or anything that falls under these lines.
  3. They make porn/rule 34 of X (Exceptions are of it involves underaged characters (EX most of, if not all, the Pokémon franchise characters), Zoophilia (EX. the many species of Pokémon), Objectophilia (like robots), necrophilia ( if it contains dead people), or incest (any relations between relatives).)
  4. Fetish-related pointers (EX. Inflation/weight gain/blueberry, vore, etc. (the Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Fandom page is the only exception)) (Kink-shaming, highly difficult to discuss in an unbiased manner, and a very touchy subject to even cover about. Plus, having a fetish over something is part of human nature. If the fetish art is harmful and unethical (rape, incest, etc.) then it stays.)
  5. Some banned shipping-related pointers such as:
    • Pointers related to yaoi/yuri - (This makes us sound homophobic. The only exception to this rule is if these types of ships involve incest, pedophilia, zoophilia, necrophilia, or objectophilia)
    • Pointers related to crossover ships/porn (We don't want to spread any more of that misinformation and beliefs coming from [REDACTED]. This is also part of freedom of speech, and neither of those things is considered to be bad or good)
  6. Let that sink in! (I always found this phrase annoying, not just here but on the other Reception Wikis since it sounds way too immature and childish)
  7. Enough said!/'Nuff said. (Same reason with "Let that sink in!")
  8. BIG TIME! (Banned several months ago)
  9. Anything that falls among the lines of "It's better/worse than (insert fandom/hatedom here)" (The mainline Reception Wikis don't allow this pointer for a reason)
  10. They think that (subject) is an "anime" when it's not. (This just sounds like we couldn't take a joke at all.)
  11. This fanbase/hatebase got severely infected/contaminated/invaded. (The latter one doesn't make complete sense, and the former 2 are overused.)
  12. They request *insert character here* to be in Super Smash Bros. (Exceptions: The Super Smash Bros. Fandom page and the Wanting Unlikely Characters in Smash Bros. page. Anywhere else, Banned.)
  13. It's filled with 5-12-year-old fanboys, who are also from the Call of Duty Fandom, the Sonic The Hedgehog Fandom, the Johnny Test Fandom, the GTA Fandom, the WWE Fandom, and many other fandoms of boyish things and are apart of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Hatedom, the Dora the Explorer Hatedom, the Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty Hatedom, and many other hatedoms of girly things. (Pointless)
  14. No redeeming qualities whatsoever. *Insert reason why* (It just sounds biased)
    • Alternative version: They're so bad, there's nothing good about them. (Same reason as the version above it)
  15. They're so horrible that even some of the producers hate them as well.
  16. With all the aforementioned, their hypocrisy reaches incredibly extreme and very high levels.
  17. Their opinions are so annoying that they never get respected.
  18. The fandom/hatedom is worse than the hatedom/fandom will ever be.

In other words, use your own words! Don't copy-paste! Or better yet, Don't use these phrases at all! Write in your own style. See the next rule for a guide to use different ways of using those words.

Rule #3 - Expand your vocabulary

Other than those other overused phrases on the previous rule, words like "worship", "bash", "kill", "respect", "disrespect", and "opinion" get used a lot. Not to sound mean and rude, but don't you realize that using those same words all over again can get pretty stale and sound as if your vocabulary is very limited? So if you may, gradually lessen the usage of these words and use these alternative ones instead so that your vocabulary doesn't sound too limited. Remember that you could still use the original ones just as long as you don't always use it. And just to be clear, the "worshippers" and "opinion lashing" categories don't count from the overused words. For more examples of synonyms that you could use, such as these words below, use this website[1].

  • Like/Love/Worship (in the case of "worship", the only exception is if the character is a god or god-like figure (EX. Babanbo-Sama, Palutena, Arceus, etc.)) - Praise, Glorify, Exalt, Adore, Love, Fond, Fancy, Pleasure, Treasure, Magnify
  • Dislike/Hate - Deny, Loathe, Detest, Despise, Abominate, Distaste, Abhor, Execrate.
  • Respect - Regard, Acknowledge, Favor, Appreciate, Esteem, Account, Consider, Esteem
  • Disrespect - Disregard, Oppose, Deny, Disfavor, Scorn, Disdain, Contempt, Insult, Dis, Affront, Offend
  • Bash - Lash, Attack, Pound, Smack, Thrash, Beat, Hit, Pummel, Whack, Witch hunt, Clobber, Punch, Slam, Slug, Pop, Strike
  • Kill - Ruin, Murder, Slay, Obliterate, Exterminate, Poison, Assassinate, Slaughter, Massacre, Annihilate, Exterminate, Destroy, Butcher, Execute, Dispatch, Neutralize, Wipe Out, Erase From Existence, Eradicate
  • Flame/War - Heated, Glare, Debate, Conflict, Fight, Contest, Strife, Struggle, Strife, Strike, Warfare, Hostility
  • Opinion - Perspective, Viewpoint, Belief, Judgement, Thought, Thinking, Way of thinking, Mind, Point of view, View, Viewpoint, Outlook, Angle, Slant, Side, Attitude, Stance, Perspective, Position, Standpoint
  • Story - Plot, Narrative, Tale, Narration, News, Novel, Saga, Statement, Fable, Piece, Fiction, Article, Chronicle, Legend
  • Flaw - Fault, Defect, Blemish, Weakness, Imperfection, Error, Glitch, Shortcoming, Mistake, Failing, Deficiency, Failure, Weak, Damage, Weak point, Drawback
  • Mature/Sane - Sensible, Sound, Rational, Reasonable, Wise, Lucid, Prudent, Developed, Age, Mellow, Sober, Level-headed, Logical, Normal, Experienced, Sophisticated, Vintage, Nubile, Established, Evolve, Progress, Advance

Rule #4 - Know When a Fandom/Hatedom is Ironic or Not

i·ro·ny
/ˈīrənē/
noun
the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

"“Don't go overboard with the gratitude,” he rejoined with heavy irony"

Remember what this word means. The only times a fandom and hatedom are considered ironic is when it's more of a joke fandom or hatedom, or the fact that they take an ironic liking or hatred to those communities. But the word "ironic" doesn't mean that it's bad nor evil. Take the Shrek Ironic Fandom for example, people only like that because of the memes and how they treat the character Shrek himself like a religious figure rather than his actual personality. It's possible that those people never saw the films and discuss it only because everyone else is doing it. Don't just add the word Ironic on the pages you make just because you think it is or because the categories say so. Take it into consideration beforehand.

Rule #5 - Do Not Take Everything That People Say Too Seriously

Another issue that I noticed on this wiki is that whenever there are some harmless people who only joke around and say stuff like "Best anime ever!" to non-animes, or use memes, it feels as if we actually despise them to death and portray them as neo-nazis. So whenever we address points relating to memes, jokes or quotes, try to address them carefully as if they don't sound hateful/butthurt enough and only add them if there are people who actually push it too far off the edges, especially when it is something that shouldn't be joked about such as offensive jokes/memes. Relating to one of the banned phrases, keep in mind that people only call things they like an "anime" as a joke so don't assume that people who say this are toxic people. Also, we recently banned any anti-meme related pages and pointers to avoid any further controversy surrounding from memers.

Rule #6 - Finishing Touches

Before publishing, make sure that you use the Preview button and check for any spelling and grammar mistakes. Make sure that what you write sounds convincing and formal (meaning that you shouldn't refer the article in 1st person) and avoid any bias and other discerning messages that would spread conflict around the internet. That also means that you don't abuse uppercase letters, italics, underlines, bold text and colored text. Only use them when necessary especially if you need to add some emphasis to your words/phrases.

Rule #7 - Complete

You all know how this works already since you've been editing in this wiki just now. You can now publish the pages. Just a minor advise: If other users modify your page, that means that they're helping you improve the page to make it more neat and presentable. They are not being destructive unless those users are trolls/vandals, so if you spot one, there's always the undo option.

Requirements for A Good Page

After you read all the rules above, here are the minimum requirements for making a good page:

  1. Apply these rules that are mentioned above in this blog on an article that you are about to publish in this wiki.
  2. Page must have at least 5 detailed pointers (Please take note that a page may still get deleted even though it passes through the >5 pointers depending on the quality of that page).
  3. At least contain a creative joke heading that is appropriate the subject as a replacement from the usual "Why It's Toxic" and "Redeeming Qualities" headings (recommended since the usual "Why It's Toxic/Sucks" and "Redeeming Qualities" are overused in many Reception Wikis according to some critics)
  4. Wiki page formatting: Italics for the trademark title of a media and bold for the first mention of the main subject in the introduction of an article. Italics and bold are used for addressing the subject and a trademarked title for the introduction section of an article. Another thing is that articles should be free from sentences written in unnecessary bold, italics, underline, caps or red text to reduce immaturity and make them sound more professional.
  5. Must contain an infobox and an image. Captions are optional as long as they're not offensive.
  6. Add a comments section.
  7. Pages must be filled with the appropriate categories upon publishing.
  8. Adding sources to support your bullet points. No evidence, delete. (A YouTube video section is optional)
  9. Make sure that there are no spelling and/or grammar errors. It's understandable that not everybody is fluent in speaking English as long as the readers can understand what is being delivered. However, it is recommended that you use a spell check just in case.
  10. Be sure to have no mistakes in the MediaWiki code.

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Disintegrated.to.pieces

one day 6 hours 9 minutes ago
Score 2
Should we ban "Some memes are stemmed from this community."? To me it makes us sound anti-meme.
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KawhiMidoriya1

one day 8 hours 10 minutes ago
Score 0
can we ban the phrase these notable people are from this fandom?
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TheChisatoFan

one day 8 hours 4 minutes ago
Score 2
Maybe. It might encourage the viewers to attack those said people instead of helping them behave better in those groups as we're supposed to criticize their said actions and not harass them.
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Disintegrated.to.pieces

one day 14 hours 46 minutes ago
Score 2
I might make a parody blog of a page that encompasses all the forbidden pointers. Just for fun though.
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TheChisatoFan

one day 10 hours 16 minutes ago
Score 1
Alright. Just don't go too overboard this time.
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Disintegrated.to.pieces

one day 6 hours 10 minutes ago
Score 1
Ok I'll try to write a professionally written page on the Shrek Wazowski Ironic Fandom with forbidden and generic pointers.
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MeMeGuY

4 days ago
Score 3
Can we also ban the “the fandom/hatedom is worse than the hatedom/fandom will ever be” phrase?
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PlantyB0i

3 days ago
Score 3
I think it should because it's repetitive, immature, and we kinda sound like toxic Vyonders
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MeMeGuY

2 days ago
Score 1
I agree plantyb0i
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PlantyB0i

5 days ago
Score 1
One question. What if the fetish art involved pedophilia (like many of the humans from Pokémon, some Vocaloids like Miku and the Kagamines, some pre-timeskip characters in Fire Emblem Three Houses like Bernadetta, the Inklings including Meggy, Frisk, Steven Quartz Universe, Gru's adopted girls, etc.), Zoophilia (such as the Buddy Thunderstruck characters, Zootopia characters, Donkey Kong characters, PaRappa, Sly Cooper, Daxter, Morgana, etc.), Necrophilia (such as Sans or Brook), or objectophilia (such as the animatronics from FNAF, the cars from that Pixar movie, Jeffy, etc).
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PlantyB0i

5 days ago
Score 0
Even though some pre-timeskip characters in Three Houses are adults such as Dorothea and Mercedes. Some are not adults yet during the pre-timeskip such as Annette who is 16 at that time.
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Inkster

one day 14 hours 5 minutes ago
Score 0
It gets even more confusing when Red and Blue (both from Pokémon) are taken into consideration. In Gens I and II, they're teenagers, but are adults in Gen VII.
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PKMFan345

19 days ago
Score 3

I don't know about you but I feel that the phrase "It's filled with 5-12 year old boys, who are also from the Call of Duty Fandom, the Sonic The Hedgehog Fandom, the Johnny Test Fandom, the GTA Fandom, the WWE Fandom, and many other fandoms of boyish things and are apart of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Hatedom, the Dora the Explorer Hatedom, the Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty Hatedom, and many other hatedoms of girly things.

"I find it very copy-pasted.
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TheChisatoFan

19 days ago
Score 1
Should I ban this or just rephrase this?
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PKMFan345

19 days ago
Score 1
I recommend replacing the phrase or not mentioning the fandoms and hatedoms as part of this movement since it happened the same as in Healthy Fandoms & Hatedoms with the phrase "X fandoms/hatedoms along with other fandoms/hatedoms is better than Y fandoms/hatedoms"
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Disintegrated.to.pieces

19 days ago
Score 2
It was a phrase Snesboy12 kept copying and pasting on a bunch of articles. We might as well ban it imo.
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Jiehao Lim

one month ago
Score 4

Should these phrases be banned- " They're so horrible that even some of the producers hate them as well".

"With all the aforementioned, their hypocrisy reaches incredibly extreme and very high levels".
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MeMeGuY

23 days ago
Score 1
To me, yes.
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MeMeGuY

20 days ago
Score 2
Can we also ban the “their opinions are so annoying that they never get respected” phrases?
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Just Leon

one month ago
Score 2
Yeah. I’m no longer using generic reasons.
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CarlFilip19

2 months ago
Score 0

Also, how come this phrase is banned (?):

"NOTE: If you like/dislike (insert thing here), we respect your opinion." In my opinion, it looks like a way to show that we care about people who are good members of an abysmal community.
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Inkster

2 months ago
Score 1
Because it makes us look like Vyonders.
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CarlFilip19

2 months ago
Score 0
It makes us look like Vyonders?
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CarlFilip19

2 months ago
Score 0
I have not seen a Vyonder use this phrase before.
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TheChisatoFan

2 months ago
Score 2
Vyonders say that in a lot of their rants just to dismiss criticism.
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Portrock1566

2 months ago
Score 0
Well I never knew that.
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CarlFilip19

2 months ago
Score 0
Sorry. I meant to say "They cry like their heads are filled with water...".
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ChrisX

3 months ago
Score 0
There is a lot of articles I've read that still had the Generic and Overused Reasons. I have some plans to fix that on the fandom I'm familiar with.
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Chilly5000

3 months ago
Score 1
Should "BIG TIME!" get banned?
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TheChisatoFan

3 months ago
Score 1
It was already banned ever since mid-August.
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Chilly5000

3 months ago
Score 0
Ah.
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CarlFilip19

3 months ago
Score 0

My take on "Why It's Toxic" and "Redeeming Qualities" terms: To get the explanation out of the mind. They may like it, but they are actually devoting all their love to it. They are not going to respect you if you disagree with them, even if your opinion is decent. They are doing what they can to pummel on people who are not with them. This community would be better off without them. They love to ask for this character to be in Super Smash Bros. while ignoring the requirements. Since they do not respect certain opinions, good or bad, they start huge battles against this community. It is hard to get away from their shipping wars. They cry like their head are filled with water whenever their loved character dies. My community really needs to be cured. Their only reason for liking something is because of jokes that it spawned, when they need stronger reasons to like it. This community is toxic while the anti-community is healthy since they are friendly and would seldom attack a good opinion. Like with many communities, there is still healthiness in this thing. Some do let good opinions slip by. Among all their crud, you can still find good fanwork thanks to the healthy fans.

What do you think?
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TheChisatoFan

3 months ago
Score 0
At least they're better than the generic terms.
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Hitori Bocchi

4 months ago
Score 1
When x Character died, some lethal fans tossed massive temper tantrums. Is this phrase good enough?
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Disintegrated.to.pieces

4 months ago
Score 0
You mean "When X died, some lethal fans threw massive temper tantrums." But good idea.
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PKMFan345

5 months ago
Score 1
A term of which I am personally fed up is the "Cry like babies when x character died", it is widely used in pages of characters that have died in addition to the lack of respect for opinion, a solution in my opinion is "They overreacted when X Character Died".
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Hitori Bocchi

5 months ago
Score 1
I found another synonym of Worship, "Magnify".
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RoboticJeffy

6 months ago
Score 1

Alternative phrases I think of

  • Let that sink in/Think about it/Lets dive deeper.
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Salarvander

6 months ago
Score 0
After reading this guide, I won’t use most of the overused terms much and I will try to say something different.
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Hitori Bocchi

6 months ago
Score 0
Maybe there are pages/articles that needs some revisions.
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Chilly5000

6 months ago
Score 1
Additionally, there's still a lot of pages containing the term "Let that sink in." I've been trying to remove that term from many of the articles.
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Masson Thief

5 months ago
Score 1

There will always be someone who dislikes what you do. Even on the main reception wikis there are still people hating on us, you just can't please everybody and there are people who just like to hate on something despite improvements being made.

Yours are already good advices at making the wiki better so I wouldn't worry about this too much.
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Inkster

7 months ago
Score 1
Well, of course people want X in Super Smash Bros. You can't have Zero without the main character of the Mega Man X franchise. (I'm joking btw)
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Necromancer223

7 months ago
Score 1
Well in my opinion this wiki was mostly factually accurate, even though it overused some terms, but this of course has to stop. It is far from the worst reception wiki ever.
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Necromancer223

6 months ago
Score 1

Yeah, it is quite annoying to see poorly-written and over-used sentences, even though they do not represent the actual fanbase.

For example the word "Worship" was overused too much, even though many fanbases don't treat their beloved stuff as a religion.

I actually created only two pages on this wiki. (even back then when it was on FANDOM)

And in conclusion, I agree with you Iceyellow.
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Chilly5000

7 months ago
Score 1
What about unnecessary first person? I mean, look at this past revision of the K-Pop Fandom & Hatedom article.
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Knep

7 months ago
Score -1
Hatedoms = prejudice.