Fanpop.com


 http://fanpop.com
Staci
6 months ago

These remaining users are so biased, make bad comments on some posts and tend to troll on polls they're not into.

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Ernesto
7 months ago

Fanpop is notorious for its glitches. It's more of a software issue, related to site's already outdated servers. Also, the Fanpop algorithm doesn't allow fans to edit or delete their own polls, quizzes, or even questions, after they've been published to various fan clubs. Sometimes it's not even possible to embed a simple YT video to some club, or even to upload a simple picture. Only YT videos are supported, all other videos end up in links section by mistake, such as Vimeo, or if it's a Dailymotion video, then on most devices video simply won't play! Not only that, but the site doesn't support a shorten URL. Fanpop is not even a HTTPS site at all, but a simple HTTP instead, meaning there's no actual security, nor can the fans upload their own home made videos in mp4. If by mistake you add someone to your fanlist, and if that someone is not really your friend at all, you're gonna have a lot of trouble trying to un-fan that person, to remove them from your fanlist. Also, keep in mind that if you by accident become a fan of something, there's no turning back. Unlike all other social media, such as Facebook, or YouTube, fanning something on Fanpop is permanent. You can't undo that! So, all future fanpoppers beware: You can't change your mind afterwards! Meaning once you become a fan of some stuff, you're stuck with it forever, no matter how much you may try, even if it's the worst song you ever heard in your entire life, or the worst movie ever made! Additionally, let me tell you that Fanpop no longer awards new fans with special occasions caps, or holiday caps, ever since 2014, discriminating all the new users. Recently, in 2019, a modern Fanpop was introduced, which allows fans to dislike videos, pictures, etc. Many fans misuse this new feature to get a personal revenge. For same reason, some users tend to spam other users, sending hate mail to enemies, insulting other fans by posting negative comments, leaving clubs they have in common for no reason, etc. Basically, Fanpop has become a troll haven. They should even change the site's name to Trollpop. Props and personal messages are misused the most. Some fans shower their friends with props for no reason whatsoever. Some users delete even seasonal greetings attached to a prop on their wall, if they really dislike someone. Others gossip about other users using Fanpop messaging system. If someone tells you on Fanpop you two are gonna be friends for life, that usually means a week or two, if you're lucky maybe even a month. Then, your so called best friend will find somebody else, another user to call his or her best friend, and he or she would simply ditch you from their fanlist altogether, just like that, for no obvious reason. It happened to me already, it could also happen to you, so be very careful who you're inviting to your friends! The site itself is outdated and it needs a new software, as well as a new improved algorithm to give the fans more control over their own contribution and wallposts, such as editing option. Most clubs look deserted now because all the fans abandoned this site long time ago and some clubs have been last updated over a year ago. Fanpop is just piling up the fans in all those clubs. Even though the fancount shows more than 10000 fans in some clubs, the truth is, most of the fans are not even on Fanpop anymore. They just forgot to leave the club, before they deleted their account, or, in some cases, they got banned. Yes, many fans got banned even today, and it's permanent, despite the fact that each new ban is supposed to be only temporarily. Once you got banned, there's no turning back! I've seen people getting banned just because the site didn't like their username, or their user icon, or simply because their username was too short. You can't even make an appeal, once you got banned, because there's no one to reply! Basically, this whole site is running by a bot, not by actual living people anymore. Lack of activity is the main reason why I had to quit. Most fans who join the site these days are not active at all in all those fan clubs they joined, but instead they're just silent bystanders: they make no contribution, they don't post any comment, they don't like any new content, I mean, nothing at all! Sometimes, it takes months, or even years, to finally get your first fan on some of your stuff! Most people just ignore that button made for fanning stuff completely. Nobody watches the videos anymore, nobody cares about new pictures, or even some great new links! You'll see some cool stuff with 0 likes, meaning nobody's a fan of it! Users on this site are gone inactive these days. They don't contribute anything at all. Some new users are not even interested in making friends after joining the site, so you'll find plenty of users who are not fans of anybody else, yet the Fanpop's biggest problem is nevertheless a total lack of any email validation upon making a new account, not even a phone validation is required by texting. For that reason, Fanpop became notorious for people who constantly create fake accounts. Some users even have more than 2 accounts! There is no OTP either to validate your account. Basically, anybody can create the unlimited number of fake accounts by using a non-existant email to register. That's why so many users already quit and left the site for good, deleting their accounts after years of inactivity. Fanpop needs to invest much more in self-promotion. It lacks sponsors, and it's also the only social media without any celebrity among the users. Today, in 2020, the site has no more than 200 regular users on daily basis, which is the main reason nobody ever heard of Fanpop. It's not even listed in any social media wiki on Wikipedia. Fanpop is losing fans rapidly. People on this site became obsessed with props and medals. They will do anything to get the attention and popularity, even betray or hurt their best friends, just to become more popular on this site. Beware the fake friends on this site who only use you to get props from you! Once you stop showering them with props, you're gonna lose a friend who was never your real friend anyway. When you eventually get a medal in some club, nobody would even bother to congratulate you for winning your medal! Why? Mostly because nobody cares about anybody else on this site but themselves, yet usually because others obviously got jealous of your recent success by winning a medal in a club you have in common. Let's face it, Fanpop is way too competative: people compete with their best friends for props and medals all the time. Some users even go too far by spamming other users to get more fans, more props, more attention, and eventually more medals. Some users only care for medals, not for other people on this site, so beware who you call your best friend, because sometimes your best friend on this site could turn into your worst enemy literally over night! It has already happened to me, a lot of times before, so make sure you got yourself some true friends, not the fake ones! Pick your online friends very carefully! If I could go back to the start, then I'm sure there would be a lot of people which I should never even add to my fanlist in first place, because they were only my fake friends, or frenemies, if you like, but it's too late now for regrets. Spamming and trolling, even stalking people, became a big problem on Fanpop lately, but the biggest problems on Fanpop are actually the following: inactivity, indifference, intolerance, as well as inability to take control over one's contribution or wallposts. I'm afraid, this site won't be around in 2026, to celebrate its round, 20th anniversary. Also, this site has no headquarters and no mailing address to send a letter by post, like any other social media, or a phone or fax number, and a contact form by email is completely useless, because you never get a reply. All the founders, or F4, already left the site years ago, and even the moderators are not always around when you need one. In conclusion, to summon up my entire experience of years of active fanpopping in a single sentence, I would have to say that Fanpop is a failure, and therefore, much like Google Plus, it won't be long before Fanpop got defunct. It is only a matter of time really. Also, Fanpop is the only global social media without a mobile app! Despite the promise made by F4 years ago to make such a mobile app, there is no Fanpop mobile app available, not even today! Many users are on mobile site, yet Fanpop doesn't care. There should be a Fanpop mobile app for years now.

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Randal
7 months ago

Fanpop is notorious for its glitches. It's more of a software issue, related to site's already outdated servers. Also, the Fanpop algorithm doesn't allow fans to edit or delete their own polls, quizzes, or even questions, after they've been published to various fan clubs. Sometimes it's not even possible to embed a simple YT video to some club, or even to upload a simple picture. Only YT videos are supported, all other videos end up in links section by mistake, such as Vimeo, or if it's a DailyMotion video, then on most devices video simply won't play! Not only that, but the site doesn't support a shorten URL. Fanpop is not even a HTTPS site at all, but a simple HTTP instead, meaning there's no actual security, nor can the fans upload their own home made videos in mp4. If by mistake you add someone to your fanlist, and if that someone is not really your friend at all, you're gonna have a lot of trouble trying to un-fan that person, to remove them from your fanlist. Fanpop no longer awards new fans with special occasions caps, or holiday caps, ever since 2014, discriminating all the new users. Recently, in 2019, a modern Fanpop was introduced, which allows fans to dislike videos, pictures, etc. Many fans misuse this new feature to get a personal revenge. For same reason, some users tend to spam other users, sending hate mail to enemies, insulting other fans by posting negative comments, leaving clubs they have in common for no reason, etc. Basically, Fanpop has become a troll haven. They should even change the site's name to Trollpop. Props and personal messages are misused the most. Some fans shower their friends with props for no reason whatsoever. Some users delete even seasonal greetings attached to a prop on their wall, if they really dislike someone. Others gossip about other users using Fanpop messaging system. The site itself is outdated and it needs a new software, as well as a new improved algorithm to give the fans more control over their own contribution and wallposts, such as editing option. Most clubs look deserted now because all the fans abandoned this site long time ago and some clubs have been last updated over a year ago. Fanpop is just piling up the fans in all those clubs. Even though the fancount shows more than 10000 fans in some clubs, the truth is, most of the fans are not even on Fanpop anymore. They just forgot to leave the club, before they deleted their account, or, in some cases, they got banned. Yes, many fans got banned even today, and it's permanent, despite the fact that each new ban is supposed to be only temporarily. Once you got banned, there's no turning back! I've seen people getting banned just because the site didn't like their username, or their user icon, or simply because their username was too short. You can't even make an appeal, once you got banned, because there's no one to reply! Basically, this whole site is running by a bot, not by actual living people anymore. Lack of activity is the main reason why I had to quit. Most fans who join the site these days are not active at all in all those fan clubs they joined, but instead they're just silent bystanders: they make no contribution, they don't post any comment, they don't like any new content, I mean, nothing at all! Sometimes, it takes months, or even years, to finally get your first fan on some of your stuff! Most people just ignore this Fan of it? button completely. Nobody watches the videos anymore, nobody cares about new pictures, or even some great new links! You'll see some cool stuff with 0 likes, meaning nobody's a fan of it! Users on this site are gone inactive these days. They don't contribute anything at all. Some new users are not even interested in making friends after joining the site, so you'll find plenty of users who are not fans of anybody else, yet the Fanpop's biggest problem is nevertheless a total lack of any email validation upon making a new account, not even a phone validation is required by texting. For that reason, Fanpop became notorious for people who constantly create fake accounts. Some users even have more than 2 accounts! There is no OTP either to validate your account. Basically, anybody can create the unlimited number of fake accounts by using a non-existant email to register. That's why so many users already quit and left the site for good, deleting their accounts after years of inactivity. Fanpop needs to invest much more in self-promotion. It lacks sponsors, and it's also the only social media without any celebrity among the users. Today, in 2020, the site has no more than 200 regular users on daily basis, which is the main reason nobody ever heard of Fanpop. It's not even listed in any social media wiki on Wikipedia. Fanpop is losing fans rapidly. People on this site became obsessed with props and medals. They will do anything to get the attention and popularity, even betray or hurt their best friends, just to become more popular on this site. Beware the fake friends on this site who only use you to get props from you! Once you stop showering them with props, you're gonna lose a friend who was never your real friend anyway. When you eventually get a medal in some club, nobody would even bother to congratulate you for winning your medal! Why? Mostly because nobody cares about anybody else on this site but themselves, yet usually because others obviously got jealous of your recent success by winning a medal in a club you have in common. Let's face it, Fanpop is way too competative: people compete with their best friends for props and medals all the time. Some users even go too far by spamming other users to get more fans, more props, more attention, and eventually more medals. Some users only care for medals, not for other people on this site, so beware who you call your best friend, because sometimes your best friend on this site could turn into your worst enemy literally over night! It has already happened to me, a lot of times before, so make sure you got yourself some true friends, not the fake ones! Chose your online friends very carefully! If I could go back to the start, then I'm sure there would be a lot of people which I should never even add to my fanlist in first place, because they were only my fake friends, or frenemies, if you like, but it's too late now for regrets. Spamming and trolling, even stalking people, became a big problem on Fanpop lately, but the biggest problems on Fanpop are actually the following: inactivity, indifference, intolerance, as well as inability to take control over one's contribution or wallposts. I'm afraid, this site won't be around in 2026, to celebrate its round, 20th anniversary. Also, this site has no headquarters and no mailing address to send a letter by post, like any other social media, or a phone or fax number, and a contact form by email is completely useless, because you never get a reply. All the founders, or F4, already left the site years ago, and even the moderators are not always around when you need one. In conclusion, to summon up my entire experience of years of active fanpopping in a single sentence, I would have to say that Fanpop is a failure, and therefore, much like Google Plus, it won't be long before Fanpop got defunct. It is only a matter of time really. Also, Fanpop is the only global social media without a mobile app! Despite the promise made by F4 years ago to make such a mobile app, there is no Fanpop mobile app available, not even today! Many users are on mobile site, yet Fanpop doesn't care. There should be a Fanpop mobile app for years now.

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Mason
7 months ago

Fanpop is notorious for its glitches. It's more of a software issue, related to site's already outdated servers. Also, the Fanpop algorithm doesn't allow fans to edit or delete their own polls, quizzes, or even questions, after they've been published to various fan clubs. Sometimes it's not even possible to embed a simple YT video to some club, or even to upload a simple picture. Only YT videos are supported, all other videos end up in links section by mistake, such as Vimeo, or if it's a DailyMotion video, then on most devices video simply won't play! Not only that, but the site doesn't support a shorten URL. Fanpop is not even a HTTPS site at all, but a simple HTTP instead, meaning there's no actual security, nor can the fans upload their own home made videos in mp4. If by mistake you add someone to your fanlist, and if that someone is not really your friend at all, you're gonna have a lot of trouble trying to un-fan that person, to remove them from your fanlist. Also, keep in mind that if you by accident become a fan of something, there's no turning back. Unlike all other social media, such as Facebook, or YouTube, fanning something on Fanpop is permanent. You can't undo that! So, all future fanpoppers beware: You can't change your mind afterwards! Meaning once you become a fan of some stuff, you're stuck with it forever, no matter how much you may try, even if it's the worst song you ever heard in your entire life, or the worst movie ever made! Additionally, let me tell you that Fanpop no longer awards new fans with special occasions caps, or holiday caps, ever since 2014, discriminating all the new users. Recently, in 2019, a modern Fanpop was introduced, which allows fans to dislike videos, pictures, etc. Many fans misuse this new feature to get a personal revenge. For same reason, some users tend to spam other users, sending hate mail to enemies, insulting other fans by posting negative comments, leaving clubs they have in common for no reason, etc. Basically, Fanpop has become a troll haven. They should even change the site's name to Trollpop. Props and personal messages are misused the most. Some fans shower their friends with props for no reason whatsoever. Some users delete even seasonal greetings attached to a prop on their wall, if they really dislike someone. Others gossip about other users using Fanpop messaging system. If someone tells you on Fanpop you two are gonna be friends for life, that usually means a week or two, if you're lucky maybe even a month. Then, your so called best friend will find somebody else, another user to call his or her best friend, and he or she would simply ditch you from their fanlist altogether, just like that, for no obvious reason. It happened to me already, it could also happen to you, so be very careful who you're inviting to your friends! The site itself is outdated and it needs a new software, as well as a new improved algorithm to give the fans more control over their own contribution and wallposts, such as editing option. Most clubs look deserted now because all the fans abandoned this site long time ago and some clubs have been last updated over a year ago. Fanpop is just piling up the fans in all those clubs. Even though the fancount shows more than 10000 fans in some clubs, the truth is, most of the fans are not even on Fanpop anymore. They just forgot to leave the club, before they deleted their account, or, in some cases, they got banned. Yes, many fans got banned even today, and it's permanent, despite the fact that each new ban is supposed to be only temporarily. Once you got banned, there's no turning back! I've seen people getting banned just because the site didn't like their username, or their user icon, or simply because their username was too short. You can't even make an appeal, once you got banned, because there's no one to reply! Basically, this whole site is running by a bot, not by actual living people anymore. Lack of activity is the main reason why I had to quit. Most fans who join the site these days are not active at all in all those fan clubs they joined, but instead they're just silent bystanders: they make no contribution, they don't post any comment, they don't like any new content, I mean, nothing at all! Sometimes, it takes months, or even years, to finally get your first fan on some of your stuff! Most people just ignore this Fan of it? button completely. Nobody watches the videos anymore, nobody cares about new pictures, or even some great new links! You'll see some cool stuff with 0 likes, meaning nobody's a fan of it! Users on this site are gone inactive these days. They don't contribute anything at all. Some new users are not even interested in making friends after joining the site, so you'll find plenty of users who are not fans of anybody else, yet the Fanpop's biggest problem is nevertheless a total lack of any email validation upon making a new account, not even a phone validation is required by texting. For that reason, Fanpop became notorious for people who constantly create fake accounts. Some users even have more than 2 accounts! There is no OTP either to validate your account. Basically, anybody can create the unlimited number of fake accounts by using a non-existant email to register. That's why so many users already quit and left the site for good, deleting their accounts after years of inactivity. Fanpop needs to invest much more in self-promotion. It lacks sponsors, and it's also the only social media without any celebrity among the users. Today, in 2020, the site has no more than 200 regular users on daily basis, which is the main reason nobody ever heard of Fanpop. It's not even listed in any social media wiki on Wikipedia. Fanpop is losing fans rapidly. People on this site became obsessed with props and medals. They will do anything to get the attention and popularity, even betray or hurt their best friends, just to become more popular on this site. Beware the fake friends on this site who only use you to get props from you! Once you stop showering them with props, you're gonna lose a friend who was never your real friend anyway. When you eventually get a medal in some club, nobody would even bother to congratulate you for winning your medal! Why? Mostly because nobody cares about anybody else on this site but themselves, yet usually because others obviously got jealous of your recent success by winning a medal in a club you have in common. Let's face it, Fanpop is way too competative: people compete with their best friends for props and medals all the time. Some users even go too far by spamming other users to get more fans, more props, more attention, and eventually more medals. Some users only care for medals, not for other people on this site, so beware who you call your best friend, because sometimes your best friend on this site could turn into your worst enemy literally over night! It has already happened to me, a lot of times before, so make sure you got yourself some true friends, not the fake ones! Chose your online friends very carefully! If I could go back to the start, then I'm sure there would be a lot of people which I should never even add to my fanlist in first place, because they were only my fake friends, or frenemies, if you like, but it's too late now for regrets. Spamming and trolling, even stalking people, became a big problem on Fanpop lately, but the biggest problems on Fanpop are actually the following: inactivity, indifference, intolerance, as well as inability to take control over one's contribution or wallposts. I'm afraid, this site won't be around in 2026, to celebrate its round, 20th anniversary. Also, this site has no headquarters and no mailing address to send a letter by post, like any other social media, or a phone or fax number, and a contact form by email is completely useless, because you never get a reply. All the founders, or F4, already left the site years ago, and even the moderators are not always around when you need one. In conclusion, to summon up my entire experience of years of active fanpopping in a single sentence, I would have to say that Fanpop is a failure, and therefore, much like Google Plus, it won't be long before Fanpop got defunct. It is only a matter of time really. Also, Fanpop is the only global social media without a mobile app! Despite the promise made by F4 years ago to make such a mobile app, there is no Fanpop mobile app available, not even today! Many users are on mobile site, yet Fanpop doesn't care. There should be a Fanpop mobile app for years now.

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Reginald
7 months ago

Fanpop is notorious for its glitches. It's more of a software issue, related to site's already outdated servers. Also, the Fanpop algorithm doesn't allow fans to edit or delete their own polls, quizzes, or even questions, after they've been published to various fan clubs. Sometimes it's not even possible to embed a simple YT video to some club, or even to upload a simple picture. Only YT videos are supported, all other videos end up in links section by mistake, such as Vimeo, or if it's a DailyMotion video, then on most devices video simply won't play! Not only that, but the site doesn't support a shorten URL. Fanpop is not even a HTTPS site at all, but a simple HTTP instead, meaning there's no actual security, nor can the fans upload their own home made videos in mp4. If by mistake you add someone to your fanlist, and if that someone is not really your friend at all, you're gonna have a lot of trouble trying to un-fan that person, to remove them from your fanlist. Also, keep in mind that if you by accident become a fan of something, there's no turning back. Unlike all other social media, such as Facebook, or YouTube, fanning something on Fanpop is permanent. You can't undo that! So, all future fanpoppers beware: You can't change your mind afterwards! Meaning once you become a fan of some stuff, you're stuck with it forever, no matter how much you may try, even if it's the worst song you ever heard in your entire life, or the worst movie ever made! Additionally, let me tell you that Fanpop no longer awards new fans with special occasions caps, or holiday caps, ever since 2014, discriminating all the new users. Recently, in 2019, a modern Fanpop was introduced, which allows fans to dislike videos, pictures, etc. Many fans misuse this new feature to get a personal revenge. For same reason, some users tend to spam other users, sending hate mail to enemies, insulting other fans by posting negative comments, leaving clubs they have in common for no reason, etc. Basically, Fanpop has become a troll haven. They should even change the site's name to Trollpop. Props and personal messages are misused the most. Some fans shower their friends with props for no reason whatsoever. Some users delete even seasonal greetings attached to a prop on their wall, if they really dislike someone. Others gossip about other users using Fanpop messaging system. If someone tells you on Fanpop you two are gonna be friends for life, that usually means a week or two, if you're lucky maybe even a month. Then, your so called best friend will find somebody else, another user to call his or her best friend, and he or she would simply ditch you from their fanlist altogether, just like that, for no obvious reason. It happened to me already, it could also happen to you, so be very careful who you're inviting to your friends! The site itself is outdated and it needs a new software, as well as a new improved algorithm to give the fans more control over their own contribution and wallposts, such as editing option. Most clubs look deserted now because all the fans abandoned this site long time ago and some clubs have been last updated over a year ago. Fanpop is just piling up the fans in all those clubs. Even though the fancount shows more than 10000 fans in some clubs, the truth is, most of the fans are not even on Fanpop anymore. They just forgot to leave the club, before they deleted their account, or, in some cases, they got banned. Yes, many fans got banned even today, and it's permanent, despite the fact that each new ban is supposed to be only temporarily. Once you got banned, there's no turning back! I've seen people getting banned just because the site didn't like their username, or their user icon, or simply because their username was too short. You can't even make an appeal, once you got banned, because there's no one to reply! Basically, this whole site is running by a bot, not by actual living people anymore. Lack of activity is the main reason why I had to quit. Most fans who join the site these days are not active at all in all those fan clubs they joined, but instead they're just silent bystanders: they make no contribution, they don't post any comment, they don't like any new content, I mean, nothing at all! Sometimes, it takes months, or even years, to finally get your first fan on some of your stuff! Most people just ignore that button made for fanning stuff completely. Nobody watches the videos anymore, nobody cares about new pictures, or even some great new links! You'll see some cool stuff with 0 likes, meaning nobody's a fan of it! Users on this site are gone inactive these days. They don't contribute anything at all. Some new users are not even interested in making friends after joining the site, so you'll find plenty of users who are not fans of anybody else, yet the Fanpop's biggest problem is nevertheless a total lack of any email validation upon making a new account, not even a phone validation is required by texting. For that reason, Fanpop became notorious for people who constantly create fake accounts. Some users even have more than 2 accounts! There is no OTP either to validate your account. Basically, anybody can create the unlimited number of fake accounts by using a non-existant email to register. That's why so many users already quit and left the site for good, deleting their accounts after years of inactivity. Fanpop needs to invest much more in self-promotion. It lacks sponsors, and it's also the only social media without any celebrity among the users. Today, in 2020, the site has no more than 200 regular users on daily basis, which is the main reason nobody ever heard of Fanpop. It's not even listed in any social media wiki on Wikipedia. Fanpop is losing fans rapidly. People on this site became obsessed with props and medals. They will do anything to get the attention and popularity, even betray or hurt their best friends, just to become more popular on this site. Beware the fake friends on this site who only use you to get props from you! Once you stop showering them with props, you're gonna lose a friend who was never your real friend anyway. When you eventually get a medal in some club, nobody would even bother to congratulate you for winning your medal! Why? Mostly because nobody cares about anybody else on this site but themselves, yet usually because others obviously got jealous of your recent success by winning a medal in a club you have in common. Let's face it, Fanpop is way too competative: people compete with their best friends for props and medals all the time. Some users even go too far by spamming other users to get more fans, more props, more attention, and eventually more medals. Some users only care for medals, not for other people on this site, so beware who you call your best friend, because sometimes your best friend on this site could turn into your worst enemy literally over night! It has already happened to me, a lot of times before, so make sure you got yourself some true friends, not the fake ones! Chose your online friends very carefully! If I could go back to the start, then I'm sure there would be a lot of people which I should never even add to my fanlist in first place, because they were only my fake friends, or frenemies, if you like, but it's too late now for regrets. Spamming and trolling, even stalking people, became a big problem on Fanpop lately, but the biggest problems on Fanpop are actually the following: inactivity, indifference, intolerance, as well as inability to take control over one's contribution or wallposts. I'm afraid, this site won't be around in 2026, to celebrate its round, 20th anniversary. Also, this site has no headquarters and no mailing address to send a letter by post, like any other social media, or a phone or fax number, and a contact form by email is completely useless, because you never get a reply. All the founders, or F4, already left the site years ago, and even the moderators are not always around when you need one. In conclusion, to summon up my entire experience of years of active fanpopping in a single sentence, I would have to say that Fanpop is a failure, and therefore, much like Google Plus, it won't be long before Fanpop got defunct. It is only a matter of time really. Also, Fanpop is the only global social media without a mobile app! Despite the promise made by F4 years ago to make such a mobile app, there is no Fanpop mobile app available, not even today! Many users are on mobile site, yet Fanpop doesn't care. There should be a Fanpop mobile app for years now.

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Reginald
2 years ago

To be honest, fanpop is a little boring and there can be quite a few weirdos on the site. But what really gets on my nerves more than anything is spam. There has been quite a bit of spam lately and I've reported it, I've even reported the person who's posted the spam, but Fanpop won't delete any of it. I can't stand it. I am so tempted to delete my profile and never go on there again. I just wish their act together and delete the spam and spammers. I mean before you sign up for the site it says below that 'We also hate spam', so why haven't they deleted any of it. The spammer has been going to every and I mean every club to post spam, nothing but spam. Anyways that's all I have to say.

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Keisha
2 years ago

They basically ban people for no reason. I joined in one day and was banned for no reason whatsoever. All I did was try to share some fandom but was just automatically banned. If you make an account with them you are not deemed a secure member and can be suspended over pretty much uploading fandom 'which is what you are supposed to do'? Yet they allow some people on that website to upload some REAL copyrighted materials and those people don't seem to get banned? The website is a joke. If you join I assure you that one in ten people will be banned.

And if Fanpop try to defend themselves, they are liars. You know darn well that I didn't do anything wrong. Your website needs to be removed from existence. When the DMCA laws come into place your website will vanish.

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Diego
4 years ago

I used this site a couple of years ago or so, and was reminded of it when a friend recently mentioned how bad of an experience this site was.

The concept of having a site solely based on things you're a fan of is a good idea. If only it would be carried out better. I liked that it wasn't the typical self-based social media, and you can (in theory) comment on things you like.

A bizarre experience…There was a group that had rules based around making it friendly for younger users to browse without sexually inappropriate content being posted. A few users had a problem with this and thought minors should be exposed to this disgusting content…so as "revenge", those users spammed racist obscene comments and porn, as well as attacks on the main users who were against exposing younger users to inappropriate "role-plays" and such. Reporting only worked on the obscene porn being spammed, only after a few hours though. What did the admins of Fanpop do? The account of the pro-child-safety & highest contributing member of that group was removed, as well as others who were his friends, yet a few of the scumbags had their accounts remain in tact. They later bragged that they killed the group. Maybe things like this might contribute to Fanpop's demise?

People's accounts are being removed without warning in a Maoist-like manner, if they are not politically correct users with left-leaning views. But accounts that make constant posts attacking the character of other users stay put, just because their views are leftist.

I don't think it's ok to silence people based on their political views – doesn't that fundamentally oppose democracy? At least warn users when they sign up that if they don't toe the party line, their personal beliefs and political views aren't welcome…What a horrible attitude to have towards people taking the time to make an account and contribute to a website.

Overall, it seems the admins at Fanpop will side with those who don't think kids should be protected from perverts. Reporting does next to nothing, when admin decision for action (or inaction) seem to be ideologically-based.

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Tanya
5 years ago

I have to say with everything going on in Hollywood, fanpop is a good resource.

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Bobbi
5 years ago

I have enjoyed fanpop.com for 5+ years, specifically in a club titled "SONIC FAN CHARACTERS". The layout of the site has always been my preferred structure out of any site because of its archiving-based system that lets you quickly find posted things as far back as the beginning of the club as opposed to facebook where you have to scroll forever until finding the first post at which time your computer is very laggy.

However the layout is the only compliment I can provide. Not only does fanpop have unnecessary updates at random times, but these ALWAYS cause the site to glitch up, and even when they aren't updating there can be EXTREME problems such as not being able to post or see comments randomly, or the current pictures, videos, posts, videos, etc. switching back and forth to that of week-old ones. Those are examples of the many issues.

They also recently (as of this review) implemented a system where instead of comments on pictures simply APPEARING you have to click a button to show the comments, which makes it more tedious. That is of course if you also manage to not accidentally click the dozens of ads that have also been added everywhere, which do not go away no matter how many times you click them off and give a reason for not wanting them.

The reporting system does not work well either. The options are
~Inappropriate
~spam
~Outdated
~Bad Answer
~Bad comments
~and Broken

and those options are fine, but while there is an option to give more information for why you are reporting something, it is SO incredibly rare that you'll actually get an admin response, or sign that the admins noticed the report, that it is often a futile effort, and even worse, the report system only sometimes works no matter how offensive the content. You can report a video about pie and it will vanish, but then a sexual picture with a woman's ta-tas hanging out may take five people to get rid of and even then they don't always go away.

But by far the worst thing about the site are the admins. They have been criticized by many as lazy but for a few years I was more supportive of them. I would contact the admins whenever there was a major issue. I would ask them to take care of the problem and they would. Of course I would also add things like "Please use your own judgement" and "please don't delete the person's account, just give them a warning or something" and unfortunately they would almost always simply delete the accounts. I HAD actually asked them before to delete people's accounts at times but only when I was certain the person was a danger and after I had given evidence to support myself.

We had been on good terms for a good while, however recently my account spontaneously vanished, suspended. I was not warned. I was not consulted. It was simply gone. When two of my friends attempted to find out from the admins why this had been done their accounts were REMOVED as well.

This was all because of the 70+ reports I had on my account, something the admins KNEW about for YEARS and still stood by me about FOR YEARS. They claimed I was being intolerant and not giving courtesy even though they had NEVER given me any sign that they were against me SIMPLY NOT ALLOWING THINGS IN A GROUP WHERE IT'S MEMBERS AGREED THEY DID NOT WANT SUCH THINGS. This wasn't like we all yelled hateful comments about all the topics. We simply had standards, but oh no, that's not allowed. How DARE we have a sanctuary.

But even worse, the admins claimed our content would remain on the site for us to retrieve, but that was not fully true for three reasons.
1. EVERY SINGLE COMMENT EVER MADE HAD VANISHED. That means every discussion, every roleplay, every post, GONE, WITHOUT time to retrieve. We had memories AND INFORMATION in those comments and we weren't about to cram all of that into our computers. We had no reason to.

2. We couldn't access our profiles so anything on there we ALSO could not access.

3. Mephiles97 (one of my friends who got removed) had HUNDREDS of files and drafts ON fanpop.com that she had written over the years that she now CANNOT access at all because she needs to log-in to do so. As far as we know all of that work has been deleted as well.

The Admins had the mindset that we were causing problems, and making things constantly an issue… but then… but THEN… They let back in EVERY TROLL THEY REMOVED THAT DOESN'T LIKE ME. Every BULLY. Every EXTREMISTS. PEOPLE WHO HAD POSTED WAVES OF PORN ON THE CLUB, FILLED IT WITH ANTI-CHRISTIAN HATE PICTURES, AND ATTACKED SPECIFIC PEOPLE ON VERY PERSONAL LEVELS. So how exactly did that make anything better?

So now everyone from the club, THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE, who had supported me and the club's standards, do not comment. They are in hiding as far as I know. I hope they're okay because I CAN'T CONTACT THEM! And those I ask to contact them for me GET THEIR ACCOUNTS REMOVED.

The admins refuse to talk to me in ANY FORM, and even claimed that NintendoFan364 (the second friend of mine removed) deleted his own account even though we KNOW it was them.

It was without warning and without any consideration for our previous relationship. They seemed to decide OUT OF NOWHERE that I was the enemy even though we were friends, so now not only have I been punished for doing NOTHING, but my friends as well.

I don't know if this is related to the admins yet but I had made a new friend on FACEBOOK who I asked to contact my friends on fanpop so I could simply TALK to them. His name was Denzell Brown. We were roleplaying on facebook and not bothering ANYONE and then out of nowhere his account vanished along with every post he made, including the roleplays. I was GOING to draw a picture of his characters but I can't do that now because the descriptions were in the roleplay.

Avoid fanpop.com if you want fairness. The site isn't safe. The only reason to interact with it is to fight against this stupidity. If this was simply me getting removed then I would not have been so upset, but getting rid of people for simply asking "what happened" is unforgivable.

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Marina
6 years ago

I've been on Fanpop for quite some time – since 2010 so I would say about 9 years. Within those 9 years I have witnessed:

– Trolls
– Drama
– Multiple bans given without proper notification or reason
– Incompetent admins
– Broken pages
– Sexual Predators

The list literally goes on. Now, the only saving grace with this site is that I love the concept of having "fan clubs" that you can go to surrounding different topics. However, the admins that run the site have to be some of the most biased individuals I have ever seen. I've seen countless, harmless, articles and pictures removed without any valid reason in a heartbeat, but when it comes to actual concerns, it is almost impossible to get a response.

Nowadays they seem to be paranoid as hell about troll accounts. In 2015, there was a massive flame war that went on for almost 3 months on one of the clubs, and the admins came in and did a massive purge of all of those who were involved – I was one of these people. They didn't care who was innocent or guilty. And they even posted an article saying this particular club was the center of the most drama on the entire site. Ever since then, they ban literally anyone with a silly name or anything that might even remotely sound trollish – even if you have no intention of trolling.

In the end, I would avoid this site all together. It is a toxic environment all around and honestly the website seems to be broken in a lot of areas as well. One of my friends even claimed that the site is riddled with malware, though I haven't had any problems with this, but I wouldn't be surprised honestly if it was.

One last thing I should mention is that this site seems to attract a lot of sexual predators. I've seen quite a few folks come and go within some of the clubs I was involved with that had pretty clear intentions of hooking up with minors while trying to promote relationships between adults and underage individuals. Again, I would try getting in touch with the admins about this issue but like I said I would get literally no response a good 95% of the time (and yet they are so quick to jump on articles that they deem aren't good enough for their site after one person reports them).

So yeah, I would HIGHLY recommend that you avoid this site altogether. Take it from somebody who has been there for almost 10 years. I've finally put my foot down and logged off for good and I have no intentions of going back.

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Judith
6 years ago

While this website does have it's info, and that it's possible to make friends, the system is horrible.

Images get removed without reason, many members could be horribly mean, and whenever (like one guy sort of said) someone tries to upload something for the purpose of criticism, it may get taken down by the "butthurt" of other people. I also contacted Fanpop twice by asking why my stuff was removed, and such and I get no response.

"Some people can speak up an opinion that is negative, but when someone disagrees and argue, it gets censored" << At least this has happened with me sometimes.

If you can handle this, and still like it, then great!
If you feel like you want to stand up for something, you may have bad luck.

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If the website can address this problem, and do it the way that should happen, then maybe I can review this website better!

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Gabriela
6 years ago

I tried to enter this site and the chrome malware warning came up.

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Selena
7 years ago

(Please note, My reviews are completely opinion-based. In other words, just from MY experience from the respective website.)

To sum it up in a nutshell, It's horrible. I was a member for three years, I had multiple accounts during that time span. However I have been trolled, I have been betrayed, and all the time I spent there was a waste. I use to serve for the sonic fan characters fan club before I was IP banned for having a opinion that wasn't what the majority of the club thought… And the funny thing is, I have slaved away trying to make the club better. However my work was in vain. Most friends that I had there during that time eventually stabbed me in the back, so I almost couldn't trust anyone. There were some good people there that were reported off and is pretty much in the same boat that I am in. But I suppose it's a good thing to get away from that dump. When even Wikipedia refused to acknowledge a site, you know it contains fail. Fanpop should be avoided at all costs, it's nothing more then a sinking ship. Just let it hit rock bottom, it will do us all some good.

I won't go into full details, However the security is rather poor, the admins and mods are filthy liars(They allow a cyber-bully to remove my friend's accounts and pretty much worship him like a bobble-head.) The ad space is HORRIBLE, and it's generally unpleasant. I won't lie, back in the day… fanpop was half decent, but all the changes lead it to disaster.

Fanpop is pretty much in internet hell, any lower and if would encounter the likes of 4chan. It's best just to dodge this bullet, plenty of better websites exist. 1/5

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Jacquelyn
7 years ago

As a user of Fanpop for almost two and a half years, I guess you can say I was your average user on the site. However, there were tons of arguments there. All because people had different opinions. If you had a different opinion and didn't want to start anything, something gets started anyways. And then it becomes worse on a whole new different level. Bullying. Quite recently, a friend of mine has been getting bullied by a user, and then one day after crossing the line. After a couple friends of mine were defending her, some of us were banned (including me).

When we came to confront one of the admins of the site, they said we were banned because we were 'fake users'. And for what? Having multiple accounts. However, the one who were bullying my friend did not get banned. So having more than one account is much more important than someone getting cyberbullied according to Fanpop standards.

Also getting the attention of the admins is very difficult and sometimes they may even ignore your posts. Absolutely no one has to wait forever just for an admin to respond to them.

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Alma
7 years ago

I was on fanpop for about two years and towards the end of the second year I was bullied by another user, my friends [fellow users] tried to stop this and got banned for "being fake users" because they had multiple accounts. And when another friend of mine tried to bring this issue up with the admins, since they weren't fake users, my friend was told to "stop posting on the wall". And when we gave evidence of the bullying, it apparently "wasn't enough" and the bully was doing "nothing wrong". So apparently it's A-Okay to emotionally compromise someone as long as you're expressing your opinion whilst doing it! That's their logic! And multiple accounts on one IP? It must be a bot, there's no way the user could have siblings or anything.

And guess what? The bully's account still stands.

The report system is broken to the point where I could report my own stuff and it would be removed in one day. On one report alone. And anyone can report it for any reason, since it's not checked.

You don't even have to put in a proper email address to make an account, it's a terrible website both socially and in security.

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Stefanie
7 years ago

Well there are plenty of things wrong with this website.

For starters, the layout itself. Sometimes it breaks when I go to a page, it doesn't happen all to often but it does happen. They have plastered all of the white space with ads so unless you use adblock, I do not recommend. It is HORRIBLE on the eyes.

My biggest complaint is the customer support. They never replied to any of my inquires. So I had to go to an admins (Dave) page to ask my questions. He didn't reply either, eventually he did, but it included "Do not comment on my wall again'

So clearly, the customer support sucks because it is next to impossible to get a response and when you're persistent like I am to get one, they tell you to stop! Somebody doesn't want to do their job! Creating a 2nd account is valid ground to get an IP ban for them, however I have a friend who was BULLIED off of the site, however when we linked to the proof that this person was bullying our friend Dave just disregarded it. So on Fanpop, cyber bullying someone off the site is okay but making a 2nd account is not.

Oh and there is little to no customer support, and when they finally do reply they are VERY unprofessional about it.

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Tomas
7 years ago

I have to rate low on child safety for language and some photos I have seen on the site. There is just too much swearing on some comments needs to be better monitored.

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Angie
7 years ago

WARNING!!! DO NOT GO TO THIS THING THEY CALL A "WEBSITE"!!!
AND IT HAS VIRUSES!!!

I hope the FBI shuts down this website for making profit off of fan stuff.
PLEASE FBI, SHUT DOWN THIS F***ING WEBSITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

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Annette
8 years ago

It should be so much better for "fans"
Popups and flashing adverts are really irritating, and content suffers.

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Kristie
8 years ago

Make problem on my pc often!

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Cameron
8 years ago

not so Child friendly!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Steve
8 years ago

It's just awful!! So first you have to be thirteen and up and I'm like what?!?!?!!!!?!!! So if your under thirteen you can't be a fan of anything? And you can only add photos on the Internet it sucks

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Steven
8 years ago

I know this site may have a LOT of ads. but I find this site interesting and fun. sure it may rarely have adult content. some ads. I have never got a virus from this site. as long as you have ad block plus. your good. but It's my opinion. I have never had a problem with this site. 🙂

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Antwan
8 years ago

Just way too many popups but a good idea, also too much adult content I have seen around for a site many kids go to.

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