Let's vote: Who's a Celebrity

Discussion in 'Celebrity Endowments' started by nychris, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. nychris

    nychris New Member

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    There has been a lot of discussion here about the various definitions that people use to determine whether or not someone is a celebrity when posting here. I've even been told by one of the moderators that the official stance is that they've left it to the members to "loosely define." So, let's define it by contributing to a democratic vote.

    I, for one, think that it's pretty objectively clear that, by the general nature of this board, a "celebrity" is someone that has a relatively high level of MAINSTREAM media visibility and recognisability. Obviously there are geographic variations on this and the internet does not have geogrpahic boundaries. So, someone who has MAINSTREAM media visibility in Australia or the UK, but not in the US, can of course be considered a celebrity. However, a person that has only achieved awareness within a niche, non-mainstream group (models, gay porn stars, etc.), in my opinion, are NOT celebrities under the assumed general intention of this board and posts about them should not clog up our shared space.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. D_Bob_Crotchitch

    D_Bob_Crotchitch New Member

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    I say if they've ever been on Jerry Springer, Jenny Jones, Mother Love, and a few I cannot remember, the answer is NO!
     
  3. killerb

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    where's the poll?
     
  4. nychris

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    It's an open poll.
     
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    I got your pole right here. Oh, you said poll, ummm well I still have your pole. :tongue:
     
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    I think any known entertainer. singer actor athlete. reality shows dont count. unless theyre hot.
     
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    Firstly, I was surprised to read about "one of the moderators" on LPSG. They are transparent compared to a couple of years ago. I have bad memories of their fascism, as they picked on me and always sided with the bad members! I actually hate forums, and one reason is the moderators usually attack me for no reason.

    A celebrity is a widely-recognized famous person who has a lot of public and media attention. There are different types: global, regional, cultural, and niche. Usually they have accomplished something in show business, pro sports, journalism, writing, politics, the art world, and so on. Some celebrities are royalty or belong to a famous family, and some are merely famous for being famous.

    Some supermodels are celebrities, and porn star John Holmes is a celebrity. It seems that the main issue here is whether or not pornographic actors are celebrities. They don't exist in mainsteam society, so they are not. Just a few decades ago they were considered criminals, and millions of people still think they are.

    I admire many "porn stars" and to me they are celebrities, but niche celebrities--something like "famous" gospel singers most people have never heard about. So I vote that "porn stars" are not true celebrities. But I also vote that they be allowed in "celebrity endowments" because there are so many already here, they are niche celebrities to most of us here, and this category has exhausted itself regarding big name Hollywood celebrities.

    Yes, nychris, this category is clogged up. I read that moderators used to re-organize redundant threads and this should be done. Perhaps in the future "Celebrity Endowments" will be broken down into sub-categories such as Actors, Athletes, Porn Actors, Artists, etc.
     
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    I enjoy those topics about a hot model even if he isn't as popular as some other celebrities. I don't see the problem sheesh =/
     
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    I vote for porn stars and top models as celebs.

    If they're removed, I will quit reading the forum.
     
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    I demand that you return my pole immediately! And how did you get your furry little mitts on it?
     
  11. nychris

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    How are they "celebrities?" You didn't respond to any of the above points.
     
  12. Deno

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    I would think by the actual definition of celebrity if there known enough to be mentioned here and discussed is such extreme for whatever reason they could be considered a celeb. For instance, a news anchor on a local television station may be a celebrity in your town but never heard of from most of the forum. I think the entire subject is getting as old as the topic of circumcision. People have to realize that a certain Michael on a certain 70's show who is indeed an actor and celebrity was a model, and I am pretty sure he's not the only model/actor. Mark Walberg comes to mind.

    I totally doubt any moderator on this forum has ever been vindictive enough to pick on someone.
     
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    I said I was sorry:redface:
     
  14. nychris

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    If the news anchor is well known in a mainstream sense and not only to a niche community, then yes he is a celebrity. The major issue is with these "models" and gay porn actors.
     
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    Chances are if you were in a private box or the Clinton's box at any of the last 4 Democratic conventions, then you were a celebrity. Also if you had a Team Clinton Floor Pass.
     
  16. mindseye

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    Would the readers of the forum be willing to tag posts in a way that would make it easier for people to glance through the forum and pick out what they want to read (like in the mock-up below)?

    That strikes me as a more constructive approach than taking a vote to define what constitutes a celebrity.
     

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    This is the best answer to the problem here I say yes!
     
  18. Pecker

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    Who's on first.

    (What's on second)
     
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    I forgot to add the other category! Has Beens! You can put me on the top of that list!
     
  20. B_IanTheTall

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    A celebrity is one who is celebrated.
     
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