It's always nice when the thing you like starts to get noticed by other people.

What's not nice? When that thing gets ruined. Something becoming trendy will inevitable lead to non-desirable people getting involved in it, and more often than not, make it unappealing to pursue. Video games? Fandoms? Shopping trends?

All up for being ruined.

Reddit user, TimeAd20, wanted to know what wasn't fetch anymore when they asked:

"What was ruined, because too many people started doing it?"

You know what's really popular? The internet.

You what's really popular on the internet? Trying to get popular on the internet.

Hey, What's Going On Guys?

"Too many people become YouTubers without having any quality content."


"I'm gonna be sure to smash that like button and subscribe to this comment."


*whispers noises*

"ASMR videos. Some people put a lot of thought into what they are doing. But then a lot of failed Instagram models figured out that they could just look hot and make sexual innuendos while whispering and get 500k views like it’s nothing"

"Same with podcasts. Seemed like around five years ago every single person and their mom came out with a podcast. There’s nothing I dislike more than watching a group of people talk over each other about nothing in particular for an hour"


#Ad #Sponsored #LookAtMe

"influencers...... everyone is an influencer"


"It's like MLM CEOs. Worst thing I read "As an influencer or CEO...". Christ dude/dudette, you barely have a thousand followers, or sell MLM junk. You are abusing that title."


"if everyone's an influencer then whos getting influenced"


It's not that the thing that becomes ruined was ruined from day one. No, it has more to do with the kind of people it attracts as soon as it grows in popularity. Not everyone is a good person, turns out.

Not From Here? Ugh.

"ironically tourism, no one hates tourists more than other tourists"


"As someone who lives in a tourist area, I disagree. Locals definitely hate tourists the most. Tourists are the worst."


Type "F" In The Comments For The Game

"Almost any multiplayer game that gets the full blast of the popularity spotlight becomes a toxic, steaming, bubling and disgusting mess of a community."


"Call of Duty, Overwatch, Genshin Impact, League of Legends, Fortnite"


Getting Out And Ruining The Wilderness

"Increasingly car camping. I used to like the convenience of pulling my car into a campsite, setting up a base camp and day hiking all over an area. Since the pandemic, everyone has found this one neat trick, but they don't respect the natural environment. They bring in generators and high powered lights and big RVS and they try and turn the woods into someone's backyard, or into a glamping experience."

"Then they leave trash and literal sh-t in the campground when they leave, because they can't be bothered to respect their fellow campers or mother nature, or learn what a f-cking dump station is for their black water tank."

"I'm starting to invest in backpacking gear, because if this trend continues... car camping is ruined for good."


It's The Shopping Cart Rule, All Over Again

"Going to National parks."


"National parks (and state parks, and local parks) could handle it if everyone made an effort to follow the few really easy and simple rules but I think we've pretty much demonstrated that's an unreasonable expectation for society at this point."


From Humble Beginnings To School Work...

"Geocaching. About 14 years ago it used to be a perfect tourist guide on interesting places, good to get know your or any city, and the nature around. Then all the interesting places got taken, and more and more insignificant caches appeared. (like someone's primary school, someone's wedding cache, what were we doing in today's IT lecture, or powertrails....) So the map got cluttered with trash quality caches, and it got hard to use gc as a guide after that."


It's not that it became trendy then immediately became worse. These shifts happened over time, years and years later, with hundreds of thousands of millions of new users making it a worse environment to be in.

Too Much To Keep Up With

"Streaming services. Remember when Netflix had literally everything? It was so cheap too. Note they've effectively just turned streaming back into cable. Everyone has like 30 streaming services adding up to like $100 a month. It's still better than cable, but not by much. I also hate how I keep having to see ads for (insert streaming service) originals that are the dumbest low effort shows literally nobody will ever watch."

"Have you seen that show about the colony?"

"Apples, HBO, or Amazons?"

"It's just exhausting."


Not As Cheap Since It Became Trendy

"Thrifting. Many thrift stores have increased their prices a lot since it became popular."


"I am actually happy that it became trendy to use secondhand things. A lot of that stuff ends up in landfills if enough people aren't interested in buying it"


Like what you like. This isn't meant to try and discourage you from doing something that makes you and your loved ones happy.

Just, maybe be extra sure you've picked up all your trash?

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