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  • JUST WHY? LOOK AT WHAT THE FANDOMS HAVE BECOME, LOOM AT THE CREEPYPASTAS. IS THIS WHAT WE WANTED? WHERE ARE THE GOOD OLD DAYS WHERE WE HAD BEEN DROWNED AND TIMES UP? (yes I like some mariopastas)

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    • Its definitely more stable than it used to be.

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    • Why do any wikis exist?

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    • BEN Drowned is still up on this wiki.

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    • Pastas about Pokemon, ponies, games etc. are mostly banned, so there is no need to take the wiki down.

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    • I thought Ben Drowned was one of the few good video game creepypastas, though it has been years since I read it I could be wrong.

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    • BearGlitch8008 wrote: I thought Ben Drowned was one of the few good video game creepypastas, though it has been years since I read it I could be wrong.

      I wouldn’t say it holds up as strongly as it used to but its still prominent for being the first of its kind.

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    • William See wrote:

      BearGlitch8008 wrote: I thought Ben Drowned was one of the few good video game creepypastas, though it has been years since I read it I could be wrong.

      I wouldn’t say it holds up as strongly as it used to but its still prominent for being the first of its kind.

      Well I say the quality in writing should be what determines in what stays on this wikia, but from what I've seen there is a very high margin of erorr here

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    • BearGlitch8008 wrote:
      William See wrote:

      BearGlitch8008 wrote: I thought Ben Drowned was one of the few good video game creepypastas, though it has been years since I read it I could be wrong.

      I wouldn’t say it holds up as strongly as it used to but its still prominent for being the first of its kind.
      Well I say the quality in writing should be what determines in what stays on this wikia, but from what I've seen there is a very high margin of erorr here

      These (the spinoffs) usually have a terrible quality in writing, storywise and technically too. 

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    • wki is one of the best place to get informations and share informations realted to your interest...

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    • You bring up a good point, and I agree with you wholeheartedly. Too many good old pastas have been sacrificed on the altar of an absurd "quality standard". If you look at the stories that got people into the fandom in the first place, every one of them would be deleted from the wiki if they were to come out today. There seems to be an unrealistic aversion to cliche on this site, not acknowledging that all works of fiction are built from parts of previously written fiction.

      Has the best video game pasta ever been written? The best lost episode pasta? We won't know because these are the subjects that made the classics so popular and yet are banned instantly.

      Why do people come to a creepypasta website? Just look at the popular page sidebar. They want to read Ben Drowned, Smile Dog, Squidward's suicide... stories that are years old at this point. They want to read Jeff the Killer and Cupcakes and... whoops, these stories didn't live up to their rigorous quality standards and have been deleted. No real reason, not like they're taking up space in a warehouse or anything, we just don't want those poorly written pastas on the same site as our newer, "higher-quality" pastas (None of which are ever as popular).

      So yes, your concerns are valid, and I understand exactly what you mean.

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    • Glisario wrote:
      You bring up a good point, and I agree with you wholeheartedly.

      Too many good old pastas have been sacrificed on the altar of an absurd "quality standard". If you look at the stories that got people into the fandom in the first place, every one of them would be deleted from the wiki if they were to come out today. There seems to be an unrealistic aversion to cliche on this site, not acknowledging that all works of fiction are built from parts of previously written fiction.

      Has the best video game pasta ever been written? The best lost episode pasta? We won't know because these are the subjects that made the classics so popular and yet are banned instantly.

      Why do people come to a creepypasta website? Just look at the popular page sidebar. They want to read Ben Drowned, Smile Dog, Squidward's suicide... stories that are years old at this point. They want to read Jeff the Killer and Cupcakes and... whoops, these stories didn't live up to their rigorous quality standards and have been deleted. No real reason, not like they're taking up space in a warehouse or anything, we just don't want those poorly written pastas on the same site as our newer, "higher-quality" pastas (None of which are ever as popular).

      So yes, your concerns are valid, and I understand exactly what you mean.

      Ignoring the necro, having quality standards is not an argument against the wiki's existence. It's become more and more strict because of the utter lack of originality or quality in certain posts: stuff like Squidward's Suicide and Ben Drowned, while not amazing, are also not as awful as some of the stuff that regularly gets deleted. JtK and Cupcakes (afaik) were up for some time before being considered for deletion even, so its not like the standards are arbitrary or unfair.


      If you write "my uncle from nitendo hab bloody eye" and it stays up, what differentiates this wiki from a basic fanfiction site where standards aren't enforced to ensure some iota of objective quality? If the best Lostep or Gaming pasta was written, we'd know because it would have some sense of effort and originality to it. And as mentioned in my Trope vs Cliche blog, theres a difference between an idea being done and and idea being beaten to death and resurrected into a bloody husk. 

      PS: at the risk of sounding like a prat, I don't particularly believe in coddling writers or artists. Its in the human condition to want to self improve, to try new things. Thats fine if one wants to keep reading variants of Mario Says the F Word on creepypasta.org, but personally I like that this site tries its best to straighten up young authors to try their own brand of horror, as arduous as it may be.

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    • Glisario wrote: You bring up a good point, and I agree with you wholeheartedly. Too many good old pastas have been sacrificed on the altar of an absurd "quality standard". If you look at the stories that got people into the fandom in the first place, every one of them would be deleted from the wiki if they were to come out today. There seems to be an unrealistic aversion to cliche on this site, not acknowledging that all works of fiction are built from parts of previously written fiction.

      Has the best video game pasta ever been written? The best lost episode pasta? We won't know because these are the subjects that made the classics so popular and yet are banned instantly.

      Why do people come to a creepypasta website? Just look at the popular page sidebar. They want to read Ben Drowned, Smile Dog, Squidward's suicide... stories that are years old at this point. They want to read Jeff the Killer and Cupcakes and... whoops, these stories didn't live up to their rigorous quality standards and have been deleted. No real reason, not like they're taking up space in a warehouse or anything, we just don't want those poorly written pastas on the same site as our newer, "higher-quality" pastas (None of which are ever as popular).

      So yes, your concerns are valid, and I understand exactly what you mean.

      When it comes to older pastas that may not meet today's quality standards, they're more like museum exhibits - to show where we've come from, and the stepping stones from there to now. And that's why we have these quality standards now - to make writers strive to be better than our predecessors, to be better than BEN Drowned, or The Russian Sleep Experiment. We shouldn't hold poorer quality on a pedestal just because it's popular. We should look at it and try to do better than it.

      Another reason would be to stop or slow the opposite; preventing low effort spinoffs from flooding the wiki on a daily basis. The banning on certain topics happened *because* of the flooding. Endless submissions of walls o' text about 50 different spooky episodes of Childhood Show that had the characters killing one another. We would like quality over quantity.

      We also (very recently I should add) revised our ruling on video game pastas and lost episode pastas, as a way of making it easier for those who wish to write one of those. But again, and I'm speaking from personal experience too, a lot of these styles of stories that come in are trope ridden, error filled, and have little, no, or even less improvement than the stories they were inspired by. And lastly, even disregarding the recent changes to the rules, we have always had the Spinoff Appeal available, where you can submit a story that may not meet the general rules for admin review.

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