So please stop criticizing the whole fanbase, call out the people and posts that are going wrong. But often enough claims of hypocrisis are actually conflating criticism of user A against company X with praise of user B for company Y, by claiming both users are the same (the magic whatever fanbase) and therefore what user A does is also what user B thinks. So in this example: find the users that praise this collection and criticized similar collections of other companies and call them out.
Yeah, this is why I often tell people to specify the person they're referring to, rather than the fanbase they belong to, when calling out hypocrisy.
Remember their name, or bookmark the post if you think it'll be relevant later.
When you just refer to it as 'the fanbase', then someone belonging to it may think you're referring to something they said, but don't think it's a fair characterization of it. For example, maybe they criticized TLOU Remastered for being a lazy port, and said the same thing about Mario 3D All Stars. Or didn't say anything about Mario 3D All Stars. Etc.
But because no names were mentioned, there's no proper way to show that the one making the call out is incorrect.
These kind of comments often rile people up, and so I keep telling people to specify names when doing so, to avoid unnecessary conflict.
Snore fest... stop pretending that when anyone talks about a fanbase that must mean every single member of the fanbase.
Right, but did any of them criticize other companies for similar things?
I do remember people hating on PS4 and how people are happy about ports, or something to that effect. But I don't remember who said that, so I don't know what they may have said about Mario 3D All Stars. For all I know they may not even post on these forums any more.
I mentioned above why comments like that can annoy people when they have no way to confront what they think may be an unfair characterization, because no names or links were provided.
So when calling out hypocrisy, I often tell people to specify the person they're referring to, rather than the fanbase they belong to.
Last edited by Hiku - on 07 September 2020