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H_Guderian 2 points ago +2 / -0

Its not just about keeping people in or out, it also places you in the hierarchy pecking order. If you're new, and are new. Take the gatekeeping as what it is. No one wants to NOT talk about their hobby. The problem with gatekeeping is the term itself. Most people want to talk endlessly about their hobby.

Ever see on Facebook "You aren't from (Town X) if you don't know these 5 things!" The goal is to get someone to click on the article. Gatekeeping WANTS the newbie to respond.

"Gatekeeping" is the "Can you keep up, kid?" challenge. I have many people that enjoy anime but freely admit they have no wish to get in deeper. I'll gladly still share with them, but me asking what they know is so I can judge what they may enjoy in the future, and some friendly ribbing.

Also Madoka is Bokurano to the letter, to the point Madoka even dumps a ton of random chairs into a room in one scene which is a direct motif in Bokurano.

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somercet [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

"Gatekeeping has become prominent in the discussion of fandom and especially the anime community as of late, with many fans arguing over who deserves and who doesn't deserve to be an anime fan. Is it good? Is it bad? Or is the discussion far more nuanced than just that?"