If Internet Fandom had been around in the '50s, the Silver Age of Comics never would have happened.
"Have you heard about what they're doing to Green Lantern? They're ditching Alan Scott and replacing him with some test pilot! And instead of a unique magic ring and an ancient lantern, they're making him one of THOUSANDS of space-cops with some kind of technological gizmo! Hell-OOO? National? It's been DONE!"