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    Stupid Fads

    Post by Yuzuru Otonashi on Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:27 pm

    Discuss stupid fads, such as naming yourselves after the Legendary Planets or making BlazBlue references every single topic. Not really remembering one in particular for real life at the moment, considering so many.


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Welche on Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:31 pm

    Everyone calls them stupid, but it's really quite funny when done right in moderation, like me Pacman and Horus with Card Games on Tricycles. The real problem is when people hold on to a joke for too long.


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Kira on Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:31 pm

    Well, atm, there is a fad going around this forum XD. A lot of users are naming themselves Fairy Tail characters lol


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:33 pm

    Mirajane Strauss wrote:Well, atm, there is a fad going around this forum XD. A lot of users are naming themselves Fairy Tail characters lol

    Oh is that why everyones names are different?


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Yuzuru Otonashi on Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:34 pm

    Welche wrote:Everyone calls them stupid, but it's really quite funny when done right in moderation, like me Pacman and Horus with Card Games on Tricycles. The real problem is when people hold on to a joke for too long.
    Hey, that included me, too D=

    And yeah, problem tends to be when it's held on to, but some are stupid from the start.


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Welche on Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:37 pm

    But me Pacman and Horus were the funniest.

    It's actually a big problem with the internet. Everyone wants to be funny or popular and so when something gets started they all want a piece and keep grabing even after all the cake is gone.


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Kira on Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:41 pm

    Welche wrote:the cake

    Is a lie. Sorry, but the topic this is in, I had to XP


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:41 pm

    This thread needs more Knees and Arrows Smile

    Just getting that out of the way.


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Ashiok on Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:52 pm

    I'm rarely a fad follower as it is, I tend to really dislike them just for how stupid they seem. Sometimes I'll make an exception but not very often.

    They're just childish and scream attention whoring almost all of the time.


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Welche on Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:57 pm

    lol stupid fad of banning good players

    This thread is very weighted to one side and very subjective. It's rather dumb to be honest. Should be a thread on Fads in general to allow for actual discussion instead of acting as a bashing thread. The internet doesn't need more places to just bash things.


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Ashiok on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:09 pm

    Welche wrote:lol stupid fad of banning good players

    This thread is very weighted to one side and very subjective. It's rather dumb to be honest. Should be a thread on Fads in general to allow for actual discussion instead of acting as a bashing thread. The internet doesn't need more places to just bash things.

    Fads are just a bunch of sheep jumping on a bandwagon... How is it subjective to view them as childish and stupid?


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Rodrigo on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:24 pm

    I'm...

    Not one to talk.


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Welche on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:26 pm

    Because that's your opinion. You do know the difference between subjective and objective right?


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:28 pm

    I say if someone doesn't like a fad like say "The Cake is a lie" or "Arrow in the knee" they should just ignore who ever uses it. It's not really harming anyone if they like to use it is it?

    They obviously like it and it's not going to help anyone arguing over it.

    Mabye it's just because I really dont like watching people argue much. I just wish people could get along better.


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Ashiok on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:30 pm

    Welche wrote:Because that's your opinion. You do know the difference between subjective and objective right?

    Do you know the definition of childish?

    It's subjective to dislike childish things, it's not subjective to realise that fads are childish, which admittedly by extent is only subjectively stupid, but it's not just an opinion to realise they are childish.


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:33 pm

    Tamiyo wrote:
    Welche wrote:Because that's your opinion. You do know the difference between subjective and objective right?

    Do you know the definition of childish?

    It's subjective to dislike childish things, it's not subjective to realise that fads are childish, which admittedly by extent is only subjectively stupid, but it's not just an opinion to realise they are childish.

    But it is your opinion that there childish. There are lots of people that dont think there childish. Both sides are opinions


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Ashiok on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:35 pm

    "Childish: Adjective, Silly or immature."

    Ok...


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Welche on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:37 pm

    Except it is until you prove that they are childish. Firstly, fads are created by people in positions of power usually. This could be a more popular member/moderator, a fashion designer, a pop star or many other people. These people are older than children. While it is true that children follow fads, adults are equally likely to follow fads, as can be seen in many different cases. Fashion is of course the most popular of them all.

    A fad is innately human and disregarding it as childish is silly.

    They aren't necessarily silly or immature. That is generalization which is something that really only children need to do. Grow up.

    EDIT: "An intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, esp. one that is short-lived; a craze."

    Based on this definition, how can you argue a fad is childish? Is it childish to be enthusiastic? Is it childish to move on? Please elaborate.


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Ashiok on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:45 pm

    Well I guess it's not objective that being sheep that lack originality is immature.

    I must have been wrong all along...


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:48 pm

    Tamiyo wrote:Well I guess it's not objective that being sheep that lack originality is immature.

    I must have been wrong all along...

    A lack of originality does not mean your immature.


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Welche on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:49 pm

    A fad doesn't imply that people are being sheep. Just by playing HEROes are you a sheep? You are playing the build similarly to other people. You have a quote in your sig, like other people. Are you a sheep? You have a picture of someone as your avatar. Are you a sheep? That is no reason to call "An intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something" childish. Following a trend doesn't show a lack or originality, it shows an understanding of how society works


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Ashiok on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:50 pm

    I would say you're using a broad definition of the word "fad". But to say it's broad seems like a gross understatement after that. .-.


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Welche on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:54 pm

    Except that the word "fad" has a broad definition. You are talking about a word that has a definition you choose to use, which I'm using an actual definition. You're focusing only on a specific subset of cases and generalizing to the entire set, while I'm looking at the bigger picture.


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:56 pm


    A fad is any form of behavior that develops among a large population and is collectively followed with enthusiasm for some period, generally as a result of the behavior's being perceived as novel in some way.[1] A fad is said to "catch on" when the number of people adopting it begins to increase rapidly. The behavior will normally fade quickly once the perception of novelty is gone.[1]

    The specific nature of the behavior associated with a fad can be of any type including language usage, apparel, financial investment, and even food. Apart from general novelty, fads may be driven by mass media programming, emotional excitement, peer pressure, or the desire of 'being hip'.[2]

    Though the term trend may be used interchangeably with fad, a fad is generally considered a fleeting behavior whereas a trend is considered to be a behavior that evolves into a relatively permanent change.[3]


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    Re: Stupid Fads

    Post by Ruby on Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:53 pm

    Fads are usually stupid and unfunny, example: YCM Status Fads.

    Not gonna lie when I say I do take part in a few fads when they are funny. Including the occasional use of memes if they count here too.

    Just... a lot of them start to get tiresome quickly.


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