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Five Nights at Freddy's?[edit]

Five Nights at Freddy's is rather notorious for its jump scares, but this source was the only one I could find that could be used as a reference. Anyone know how reliable it is? Supernerd11 Firemind ^_^ Pokedex 06:14, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

That doesn't look like a reliable source to me unfortunately, though I'm not 100% sure. Sam Walton (talk) 17:30, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
Dang, I was afraid of that. Thanks. Supernerd11 Firemind ^_^ Pokedex 22:23, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Proposed merge from Internet screamer[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
The result of this discussion was to merge, with no objections in six months. McGeddon (talk) 16:12, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Looking through Internet screamer, it's difficult to tell how it's different from a traditional jump scare, except that this time it's online. From my own searches on Google, the topic does not seem to be sufficiently notable to warrant its own article. There are a few sources in the screamer article, but very few of them are reliable: Know Your Meme, Cheezburger, etc, are more suitable to external links than they are citations. Anyone got thoughts on the matter? NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 10:13, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

It seems like a sensible merge, though I'm struggling to find any reliable sources discussing the Internet screamer such that there is anything to merge here. Sam Walton (talk) 10:19, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, I thought about nominating it for deletion, but I figured I'd probably get outvoted. It was a fairly popular fad back a while ago, and that tends to bring out the inclusionists. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 12:15, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
Given that the Internet screamer article still contains only one example and one television (?) advert that's just a jump scare, merging seems like a good idea. --McGeddon (talk) 18:38, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Loud noise[edit]

Why isn't the use of lound sounds mentioned? The pictures usually aren't that scary. It's the sound which makes a person who is normally able to deal with a scary face cringe. --2.245.137.221 (talk) 16:37, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

I think "Sudden or unexpected event" implies that this isn't just about images, 'event' could be a sound, picture, whatever. Sam Walton (talk) 17:04, 4 July 2015 (UTC)