Is the Sailor Moon fandom really as bad as people think?

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There are some toxic weirdos out there, but I think they're the minority. Most people in the SM fandom are polite (or at least they politely tell you to fork off).
 
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rgveda99

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A few of the Discord servers can be really unfriendly especially when the admin or server owner act like :kero:.

When you know the server owner is :kero: it's time to leave. :vanish: Of all things that server was about MBTI.

I can see now why an admin here was hesitant in getting into one. It can be a terrible experience if the mods and admins are narcissists or bipolar.

I've been in many forums and the Discord was the first time I've encountered flying monkeys. The best way to handle them is just ignore them. Don't respond, don't reply and most especially don't react.
 
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foenyanko

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I've encountered some pretty toxic individuals in this fandom, including on this forum. Like others have said, that's pretty standard for any fandom that grows to this size. Though I must admit, it's always a bit discouraging considering this is Sailor Moon we're talking about. How people watch a show/read a manga about love and bravery and friendship and come out of it spewing negativity and hatred at each other for minor differences of opinion is just appalling to me.

More ::toast: and less :eek::eek: plz kthx
 

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I've encountered some pretty toxic individuals in this fandom, including on this forum. Like others have said, that's pretty standard for any fandom that grows to this size. Though I must admit, it's always a bit discouraging considering this is Sailor Moon we're talking about. How people watch a show/read a manga about love and bravery and friendship and come out of it spewing negativity and hatred at each other for minor differences of opinion is just appalling to me.
Similar phenomena can also be seen in other fields IRL in both the past & present, where pursuers/followers of a noble, benevolent idea/belief can act in ways contradictory to that idea/belief, sometimes even violently/bloodily, when defending/propagating their preferred version of that idea/belief. The Sailor Moon fandom is just reflecting the situations IRL, hence that's not really surprising. :wink:
 

foenyanko

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Similar phenomena can also be seen in other fields IRL in both the past & present, where pursuers/followers of a noble, benevolent idea/belief can act in ways contradictory to that idea/belief, sometimes even violently/bloodily, when defending/propagating their preferred version of that idea/belief. The Sailor Moon fandom is just reflecting the situations IRL, hence that's not really surprising. :wink:
You have a point. I can think of more than a few examples that fit this, including some that go against the rules to mention here. :P An unfortunate nature of humankind, I guess.
 

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Similar phenomena can also be seen in other fields IRL in both the past & present, where pursuers/followers of a noble, benevolent idea/belief can act in ways contradictory to that idea/belief, sometimes even violently/bloodily, when defending/propagating their preferred version of that idea/belief. The Sailor Moon fandom is just reflecting the situations IRL, hence that's not really surprising. :wink:
You have a point. I can think of more than a few examples that fit this, including some that go against the rules to mention here. :P
Yeah, that's precisely why I was very careful in my wordings in the above-quoted post. P-:
 
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Comparatively, I think we're one of the tamer fan groups. But that's almost certainly because we've already been through that phase as older fans. (Most Sailor Moon fans I meet now are around my age or older).
I know back in the day I used to meet a lot of wild fans and occasionally I'll still come across some drama on forums or in *gasp!* the YouTube comments.
But seeing how She Ra, Steven Universe, Rick and Morty and Kingdom Hearts fans can act (I do LOVE KH, btw) I think we're a good bunch.
 

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But seeing how She Ra, Steven Universe, Rick and Morty and Kingdom Hearts fans can act (I do LOVE KH, btw) I think we're a good bunch.
Yeeeeeeeah, after seeing what those fandoms are like (except the last one, I don't know anything about Kingdom Hearts) I'd say the Sailor Moon fandom is pretty tame.

I find it really ironic how toxic the Steven Universe fandom became. Looking back as a person who watched the whole thing, so much of the show is unbearably saccharine. Then again, the writers clearly had no idea how real-world relationships worked, so... maybe that's not so surprising.
 
But seeing how She Ra, Steven Universe, Rick and Morty and Kingdom Hearts fans can act (I do LOVE KH, btw) I think we're a good bunch
Don't forget the "Star Wars" fandom...
 
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OMG, Sailor Moon fandom in my country Vietnam reached another level of toxicity. They spare no words in insulting Chibi-Usa for her electra complex. I had to leave a lot of pages and left my own page :ninja: Their attitude is unbearable.