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January 14th, 2013, 15:50
The trolls remain behind - and wonder why no-one is listening to them.
Which makes them cry out even more trollish … err, louder …

What's left is the "hardcore crowd".

"TvTropes" has several pages about that phenomenon :

Perhaps the most important article for this context here :


Fan Dumb is a number one contributing factor to both Artist Disillusionment and Fan Disillusionment.
The Strawstuffer: This fan might express what is a healthy amount of criticism… but ignores the chain of decay, middle management and all those who contribute to decision-making as an explanation to why things go poorly, instead preferring to focus their ire on an easily-named and recognized target regardless of what their involvement in this might have actually been. This target then becomes the subject of blame for all of the things that go wrong with the show, regardless of whether they can reasonably be blamed for it or not. Furthermore, any failings or missteps are subsequently treated not as human error or the kind of slip-ups that any creative may encounter from time to time, but evidence that their target is out to spite them personally (which can lead to some overlap with the Tinfoiler below). Abridged version
Further articles from there :




Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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