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Subj: Re: This may not be popular but I'll say it anyway
Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 at 04:10:17 am EST (Viewed 125 times)
Reply Subj: Re: This may not be popular but I'll say it anyway
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 at 02:01:57 pm EST (Viewed 4 times)

    What's off-topic is off-topic. If people want to criticize the books for the actual content of those books, that's fine. In fact, it should be encouraged, because that's the whole point of having a message board in the first place. But if someone has nothing to say about a book other than "it's a post-OMD Spider-Man book, therefore it sucks", that's not contributing anything to the discussion and I can't blame the mods for "silencing" them.

    Now, if they wanted to complain about OMD in a separate thread, that's fine too, though I can understand why the mods wouldn't want literally every other thread to be about that particular topic. But there's no reason to derail every other discussion by making it about OMD.

A few problems with that:

This is a Spider-Man message board, so in principle everything Spider-Man-related is in the widest sense on topic.

Fans clearly wanted to continue discussing OMD and OMD kept being relevant because Marvel kept telling people that BND was the awesomeness (apparently of 20 years of absolutely terrible quality during the marriage) that OMD made possible. So pointing out that a storyline did not vindicate OMD either because it was itself merely mediocre at best or because it could have been told just as well if not with more drama with a married Spider-Man was on-topic was on-topic.

As was pointing out and complaining about that the BND stories clearly avoided the many unanswered questions caused by the ending of OMD and the segue to BND. The fact that Marvel wanted people to ignore the elephant in the living room does not mean everybody here on this board had to obey them.

I have to wonder how many people seriously proposed that a story was bad because it was set after OMD or whether this isn't a straw man.

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