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That's pretty pathetic that

  • first off that anyone would look this up.
  • Second, the fact that they even have a page for the is ridiculous...
  • It is also pathetic that somone would take the time to crticize others for looking at this page since they obviously looked at it themselves

Well, I found it. And only 2% of passerby look at the talk page.
Sooooooooo..... There must be at least 50 people who looked at it then. (talk) 00:34, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Make that 51 ;)
Sparrer (talk) 22:30, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Make that 52 ;) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:51, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Make that 53. I donotwork (talk) 02:04, 30 June 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by I donotwork (talkcontribs) 02:01, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

English football team Luton Town[edit]

To me it seems there is a lot of mention of the Luton Town football team and especcialy sentences like "is that Matt Spring Let boo him"& ' that even now, 10 years on, supporters can still hear boos ringing...' seems to be violating the requested neutral tone of Wikipedia's articles. Can please someone check this? Hviezda14 08:42, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

It's vandalism and should be removed on sight. --Mus Musculus 14:53, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Useless information[edit]

To me it seems this page has too much useless info, and too little useful info. Thus, I have taken the liberty of deleting the irrevalent stuff (even though I didn't add any information). Come to think of it, this page should be put up for deletion. There's already an article in the Wiktionary. (talk) 00:40, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Or you might just find it disturbing that half the page is devoted to :'Examples'

7h3 3L173 (talk) 02:42, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

I've removed what appeared to be an unrelated file on the page. Please revert if this change was in error. Nobuyuki (talk) 06:41, 16 February 2010 (UTC)


Is there any information on the history of it? Who decided to use 'boo'? Thisnamestaken (talk) 18:33, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

MORE HISTORY TALK, HERE: The link on the front page goes to an article on the subject that contains a lot more information. I see no reason why we can't do a short write-up to include some of that info in this article. Orgins of BOOING go back thousands of years!!! Here is the link: Thank-You!!! LES Lesbrown99 (talk) 00:54, 2 January 2011 (UTC)


Should there be a disambiguation link to seperate this article from booing - the sound made by a bounce with an excessive amount of time spent in contact with the surface. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:28, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing this up, I am looking for such disambiguation page for the British children television show "Where is Boo!", and this page is absolutely unacceptable. The term boo can be used in so many ways, there are even companies named like that; they have nothing to do with ghosts and scaring (or booing shows due to displeasure). --Molokaicreeper (talk) 16:48, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
Ok I found the problem, someone redirected BOO into this article. It shouldn't work like that, it should go to Boo instead. Attempting to fix soon. --Molokaicreeper (talk) 16:52, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
Fixed right after I posted this, forgot to confirm it here though. --Molokaicreeper (talk) 07:01, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Recent unsourced addition to page[edit]

The recent addition that has been reintroduced multiple times now is unsourced and reads like a how-to. The material also appears to be a copyright violation of another website. Please discuss it here before reinserting the material. - SudoGhost 15:26, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Information that is deleted continually[edit]

Booing occurs everyday in every sport and many different areas of life. It is not a how to BOO addition - it is a guideline on behavior that is acceptable and appropriate. some people actually do need guidelines of how to act in public. The website link that is being deleted goes into detaii of The Official Rules of BOOing. Even Pirates have "The CODE" for behaviour...... Booing is fun...... this article should reflect that and not be taken sooooooo seriously — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:32, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

The information is a possible copyright violation, is written as a how-to, and is not appropriate for inclusion as a Wikipedia article. Booing does not have "official rules", and to suggest otherwise is WP:UNDUE. Don't take the deletion of the edit sooooooo seriously. - SudoGhost 15:38, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Booing your home team for bad performance[edit]

I don't know if this is mentioned in the article, but this is a reference for booing your home team or home team players when they don't perform well.

Derek Jeter hears the boos during Thursday's loss to Red Sox

April turns into Valentine's massacre The crowd gave it to Valentine every time he rescued one of his pathetic relievers in this newfangled Boston Massacre, loudly booing the manager of the worst pitching staff in baseball,

Natural (talk) 12:22, 9 December 2012 (UTC)Natural

Boo birds serenade Knicks in loss to 76ers NY Daily News. PETER BOTTE. Sunday, March 11, 2012

Carmelo Anthony heard noticeable boos during pre-game introductions, but Mike D’Antoni and the rest of the Knicks deservedly felt the crowd’s wrath, too, for the ugliness that transpired thereafter Sunday afternoon at the Garden. Anthony netted a team-high 22 points through three quarters, but he and Amar’e Stoudemire never left the bench in the fourth as the still-disjointed Knicks fell to 2-7 since Anthony returned from a groin injury with a dispirited 106-94 loss to first-place Philadelphia. The negativity got so bad late in the Knicks’ fifth straight loss, portions of the crowd chanted “Fire D’Antoni” — the natural progression from the boos that poured down from the stands through much of the second half. “It’s not fun. Right now we’re finding ways to lose games, rather than finding ways to win them,” Anthony said.

Booing Robinson Cano[edit]

Here are a couple of references for booing. The article states that there are no references.

A Bronx cheer in Kansas City. ESPN Royals fans boo Robinson Cano, then applaud his homerless Derby showing

Home Run Derby 2012: Fans' treatment of Robinson Cano strengthens case for changes Sporting News - MLB PUBLISHED Monday, Jul 9, 2012 at 11:38 pm EDT Kansas City fans mercilessly booed New York Yankees second baseman and American League captain Robinson Cano on Monday night, cheering with passion every time he made an out and even louder when he was shut out in the contest at Kauffman Stadium.

Affect of booing on players[edit]

Harper: Yankee admits Bombers were jolted by Bronx jeers “I really think the booing spooked a lot of guys," the player said. “A lot of guys hadn’t been booed before, and they couldn’t believe how nasty it got in the stands." Obviously Nick Swisher admitted to being sensitive to such treatment after Game 2, but the player said Swisher was far from alone in his reaction. “A lot of guys were talking about it in the clubhouse," he said. “I was surprised by how much it bothered them. I really don’t think they ever recovered." If that’s true, well, so much for the big, bad Yankees.

Reference for booing at Gladiatorial Games[edit]

Cruelty and Civilization: The Roman Games, by Roland Auget Psychology Press 2012.

Roland Auguet examines the Roman taste for blood and considers what the games, that ... them, some applauded the action in the arena, while others booed frantically. ... The Sorrows of the Ancient Romans: The Gladiator and the Monster ..

Copyright issue[edit]

I've removed some content that was added in 2011 via this edit that directly copied large portions of text from this 2006 Slate article. - Aoidh (talk) 14:52, 9 May 2016 (UTC)