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Yakuza03
05-15-2004, 02:45 AM
Someone changed the title on my thread. What should I do???

Karisu-sama
05-15-2004, 03:35 AM
A moderator changed the title on your thread because "The only otaku" basically told people nothing about the thread content. A thread title should be a clue as to the contents before people even read it, because it will attract those who would like to post about similar cosplay experiences, and because it will save the time of people who are not interested in doing so.

Moderators clarify obscure thread titles all the time on Cosplay.com. There's no need to take it personally.

Karisu-sama
05-15-2004, 03:44 AM
Also please note that while you consider yourself wearing a costume in the middle of downtown Antioch to indicate that you are an "Otaku", many cosplayers do not refer to themselves as such because of the derogatory associations the word has in its original language. If you wish other cosplayers to relate similar experiences, they may not react well to your thread title.

"Anime fans", "cosplayers", and "anime fans who are cosplayers" are not necessarily called "otaku". Some may choose to use the word, others dislike it.