• 5 years 2 months ago
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    This subject has probably been covered many times, but due to a recent rash of articles that have fallen onto the back page, there's something I want to cover with all you fledgling article writers out there: Stop writing about how much you hate modern Nick compared to the Nick cartoons you watched in the 90s.

    Here's the truth: You just don't "get it" anymore. Those channels show TV shows that are popular with the kids. These kids, despite your belief, are not "missing out." These are the shows that they will be nostalgic about in fifteen years.

    Those of us from the 1970s and 1980s thought the kids from the 90s were "missing out" on the great shows we watched. We didn't get it either. And I always thought it was funny that my parents felt the same way about the stuff I was watching in the 70s/80s.

    Look, if you want to write an article praising a show from the 90s (like "The Rugrats," for example), then by all means, praise it. Give us pictures from the show, tell us about your favorite episodes and tell us why you loved it so much.

    Do not descend into rants or lead off your article telling everyone how much TV sucks today. Not all of us think it sucks, and the kids sure don't. All you end up doing is buying yourself a couple of negative votes on your trip to the back page, where very few people will ever read your ranting.

    And speaking of rants, this one is coming to an end. Look upon this as writing advice.

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      • 5 years 2 months ago
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      Bravo Prophetsword! Thats some damn fine advice for all the newbies!


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        • 5 years 2 months ago
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        THATS RIGHT. Old cartoon network was great too, but I still love NEW cartoon network...even though those weird afternoon eyecatches and live-action segments make me really uncomfortable but i digress
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          • 5 years 1 month ago
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          I hate to say it ProphetSword1 but I think you're just preaching to the choir at this point. I haven't seen any anti-modern Nick articles or even any threads in awhile. Something tells me that maybe you haven't been able to "let it go" yourself in terms of 80's television because your rant is pretty much coming out of nowhere. It seems like you're just trying to egg the complainers on, which is only going to increase the amount of whining that you supposedly despise. Do you really give a crap about what other people watch to such a degree that you feel the need to bump an old thread and say what plenty of other people have already said?
          Recipe for nostalgia: Mix 80's and 90's culture. Stir in some good memories. Add a dash of reflection. Mixture should now taste bittersweet. Shake well and enjoy!
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            • 5 years 1 month ago
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            What the hell are you smoking? There are plenty of articles about Nick from the 90s on the back page, at least two of which were posted in the last week. And many recent articles have pointed out that they think TV sucks now.

            The problem is that these kinds of articles quickly land on the back page.

            If you want to be a jerk about what I posted, that's your right. Doesn't change the fact that people get quickly annoyed by these kinds of articles...and if I stopped even one fledgling article writer from making this mistake, then it was worth it.

            Also, I didn't bump an old thread. Pay more attention to what's going on around you.
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              • 5 years 1 month ago
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              I was talking about the other thread in this forum about TV when I referred to your bumping it. And I don't scour the back pages when I go to read the articles because the bad articles don't really bother me. I mainly just ignore them. If someone's article goes to the back page, then I think it's safe to say that they'll learn on their own what not to write about in the future. There will always be new people coming in and writing articles about Nick, Disney, Cartoon Network, TV, top 10 ten cartoons, etc. I've just gotten used to it and accepted it as a necessary part of the nostalgia process for others.
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                • 5 years 1 month ago
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                Then you missed the point. I have no problem with articles about those subjects. The problem starts when people decide they're going to say things like "Nick sucks now" or "Cartoons are horrible today." Modern kids don't think so.

                Seriously, I don't know what your problem is in regard to what I'm saying here. Every time someone writes these sort of things, they automatically receive negative votes from some of the people who visit the site. I'm trying to show them how to avoid that, and let them know that nobody really cares anyway.

                Also, there's nothing wrong with reading the back pages. Sometimes articles are unjustly sent there. And I offer constructive criticism to the folks back there (the ones who are worthy of it) in the hopes of helping them make articles better.

                So, tell me again...what is the problem here?
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                  • 5 years 1 month ago
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                  I don't feel that I've missed the point as you made yours quite clear. I understand that some people get annoyed by those articles. I also understand that the people who write them often don't really care about that. They'll probably just go write them somewhere else.

                  I guess my "problem" is the degree to which people care about the articles on here. Having your work appear on the Internet is not the same as having it appear in a magazine and some people seem to forget that. And it's wonderful to offer constructive criticism, but I don't usually include the word sucktastic in that category whether it's true or not. Even the crappiest writers deserve respect.

                  I'm sorry if you don't understand where I'm coming from with this. Maybe I've just heard the "It's an endless cycle" rant too often the way you've heard the "Cartoons suck now" rant too often.
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                    • 5 years 1 month ago
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                    At this point, I'm going to move on with my life. If you still feel the need to moan about what I wrote, go ahead.
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                      • 5 years 1 month ago
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                      Here's a couple examples of articles that ProphetSword1 is talking about

                      http://www.retrojunk.com/details_articles/5332/

                      http://www.retrojunk.com/details_articles/5248/

                      and yes they were both written recently.
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                        • 5 years 1 month ago
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                        I don't have a problem with Nickelodeon articles, but I think that whining about Nickelodeon is silly since we are no longer in the target audience, so they aren't going to care how much you whine about their network.
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                          • 5 years 1 month ago
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                          pinwheel was the balls.
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                            • 5 years 1 month ago
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                            I just finished up an article talking about how I *ENJOY* watching "SpongeBob Squarepants". I feel that the show has been unfairly attacked, so I'll be celebrating it instead.
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                              Caps_2.0 wrote:
                              I just finished up an article talking about how I *ENJOY* watching "SpongeBob Squarepants". I feel that the show has been unfairly attacked, so I'll be celebrating it instead.


                              awesome
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                                • 5 years 1 month ago
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                                That sounds cool, Caps. You write some pretty awesome articles. I was a SpongeBob fan until after the movie, for me personally he got a little annoying after that. I just hope people won't give you crap like "This ain't retro!" or something like that.
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                                  Trueblue94 wrote:
                                  I just hope people won't give you crap like "This ain't retro!" or something like that.


                                  And I wish I had a million dollars but thats not happening any time soon either, you know theres bound to be a few party poopers out there.


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                                    • 5 years 1 month ago
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                                    You know, i never thought of it that way.. thank you for making me realize that im being dumb and criticizing Cartoon network and Nickelodeon for making shows i dont like. :D
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                                      • 5 years 26 days ago
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                                      Nickelodeon. One are best! There are a couple of programs like that in Hungary, which goes into America, here,but here unfortunately no.
                                      My favourites: Rugrats,Ahh Real Monsters,Kenan & Kel,hey arnold,Rocko,Rocket Power Ren & Stimpy but there are some yet I do not have time to list
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                                        I dont know about this thread. But i do not like Nickelodeon. But this thread is Okay.
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                                          Mr_Doom_Bringer wrote:
                                          I dont know about this thread. But i do not like Nickelodeon. But this thread is Okay.


                                          I do to. xD.
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