Why Most Comparison Lists on TheTopTens are TerribleComparison lists can be good if people didn't abuse the idea of making them. Here's some reasoning of why they tend to be really bad.
It would make sense if the two things that are being compared are actually relevant to each other and make sense to be compared. For example, when someone was explaining why Negaishipping is better than Amourshipping. Same fandom, similar concepts. Doesn't sound irrelevant in the slightest. But no, we often get lists of two things that have nothing to do with each other and would be a lot better being compared to something else. Like Ojamajo Doremi being compared to a magical girl anime that has a similar concept and message in mind instead of something like Madoka Magica, that obviously does not.
@Rue, if this comment gets approved, read this carefully! The same creator of the list comparing Ojamajo Doremi to Puella Magi Madoka Magica has now made a list saying why Beast Boy from Teen Titans Go! (yes, you read that right. TEEN TITANS GO! ) is better than Homura Akemi from Puella Magi Madoka Magica. How low can comparison lists get after this POS?! What the hell do those two things have in common with each other? - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Adventure Time and Ebola? Poop and Lil Wayne? Justin Bieber and Gravity Falls?
There's literally a list of reasons why VeggieTales is better than Led Zeppelin. Enough said!
As much as I hate Serena and Amourshipping I will not make lists comparing them to something else unless it can be related to those said things. I usually make characters look good or bad without having a list based on comparing it to something else. I argue for it or against it by itself. I may have comments on how something similar did better but it's not the center focus of the lists.
Top Ten Reasons why The Doors are better than Pink Floyd. Although both are very similar it would make a good comparison list, but it's the reasons in the list that make it stupid and offensive. The Doors Never had Pink in it's name? The Doors are American? This list was probably made to offend as many people as possible.
And no, I'm not talking about lists that compare to shows and bashes the show that most people like.
For example, The Doors > Pink Floyd comparison list has reasons such as “The Doors Never Had Pink In It’s Name” and “The Doors Are American.” These Reasons Are just stupid and offensive to British people.
Appearance means absolutely nothing in how a character is better than the other one and isn't even a logical defense of why a character is actually good and shouldn't be hated. - Rue
Like saying one show is better because it has more episodes... What..? How does that make sense as an argument.
Like people will say, " [Character] is stupid"
What makes them stupid?
I think the list about Ojamajo Doremi being better than Madoka Magica. The OP of the list kept mentioning the Ojamajo Doremi is funnier when Madoka Magica has absolutely nothing to do with comedy.
I could just as easily have a list of why Justin Bieber is better than Green Day and say that Purpose is a better album than American Idiot, Justin Bieber has doesn't have filler songs on his albums like Green Day or that all of Green Days songs sound the same.
"This character isn't annoying why this character is" "this character is better than this one" "This character is more a pointless protagonist than this one" "This show is boring while this one isn't"
All of these things said are often said with no reasoning whatsoever. There is nothing to convince the reader except that the creator is expecting the readers to already agree or disagree.
For example: Top ten reasons why Queen is better than Justin Bieber or Why the Godfather is better than Twilight
I believe this was the downfall of comparison lists.