Re: Should a review be "objective"?
So, someone (me, probably v16) who thinks it might useful to consider if something is going to be true for the majority of readers isn't even allowed to debate it? We're just going to keep getting slammed for talking about something related to objectivity or objective fact? (I used the word universal because I thought I would get criticized if I skipped straight to objective - guess that was unnecessary) How can we debate when one side is banned from presenting their views?
ADDITION: If the question of being true for the majority of viewers is irrelevant, than a review that, say, describes Haibane Renmei as a mindless action anime, using all kinds of made-up details and justifications for its stance, could not be considered to have any problems. We couldn't complain that most of what it says is false, because that assumes something can be factually true, which it can't so we can't talk about it. And its opinions are well detailed and justified, so it would be a good review despite the fact that nearly all viewers would find it completely misleading.
This, of course, would (hopefully) never happen, but there are all kinds of 'gray' versions of this 'black' extreme that might be worth discussing. But we can't, if we aren't allowed to care about whether or not something would be true for most viewers.
If I am misunderstanding you, and you do think it's okay to talk about things being true for the vast majority of viewers, then please tell me what word you want me to use to describe that concept. I'll use any word you want; I'll say palafulfoof if you so desire. I *thought* it would be okay to just use 'fact', since that's how most people use the word anyway, but you seem to despise that idea with all your heart and soul. So please, give me a word. If you know of a word that is defined as 'being true for almost all people', please enlighten me. I'm honestly not being sarcastic, I just want to be able to move on to a more useful debate.
*I apologize if this happens to interrupt something you might be in the progress of typing >.<
Last edited by Cetonis; 11-14-2007 at 07:29 AM.