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Posted by Janie-Reign Sunday, February 6, 2022

Netizens discuss the four choices that make up a fan's preference when idol groups promote

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Which four choices describes your preference as an idol group fan?

On an online community forum, netizens discussed the four questions to which fans of idol groups answered to share their individual preferences. They included categories from one's tastes in choosing a bias to wanting a certain type of promotions made by a group:

 

1. (When choosing a bias or a bias group) Visuals vs. Talent

2. Collecting photo cards vs. Not collecting photo cards

3. Two concerts but not a single V live in a year vs. One V live every month but no concert in a year

4. Prioritizing individual promotions vs. Prioritizing group promotions

While some definitely chose talent over visuals, others argued that most K-Pop idols were talented, which has made it difficult for fans not to base their preferences off of visual charms. Contrary to some trends seen in K-Pop, many netizens commented that they preferred idols prioritizing group promotions over the individual ones.

Other reactions include:

"I prefer concerts because I personally don't find V lives interesting...T_T"

"#3 was difficult to choose but I chose the one with more frequency..."

"Nowadays, good-looking idols are also extremely talented..."

"I don't think I've ever become a fan simply by looking at their visuals"

"I can become a fan for their visuals but I eventually leave the fandom when their talents don't rise up to my expectations"

"Talent for sure..."

"My bias is both for #1 so I wouldn't know lol"

"I don't really watch V lives so I'd choose concerts for sure"

"I don't really collect photo cards...I only keep the ones from concerts and stuff for memory's sake"
"I like group promotions but I caught myself paying attention to my bias only when they start to promote on their own"


Which number for each topic would you select?

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tenspot
tenspot4,051 pts Sunday, February 6, 2022 5
Sunday, February 6, 2022

Basically I choose my groups this way:

Do I like their music? Yes? Okay, I'm a fan.

Anything else on top of that is just gravy.

It's a simple formula, I know, but very effective.

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Dahliaa
Dahliaa360 pts Sunday, February 6, 2022 0
Sunday, February 6, 2022

LOL imagine stanning a member JUST because of the visuals, the whole point of stanning a group is to STAN their TALENT & hard work,,,

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