Fanpop is notorious for its glitches. It's more of a software issue, related to site's already outdated servers. Also, the Fanpop algorithm doesn't allow fans to edit or delete their own polls, quizzes, or even questions, after they've been published to various fan clubs. Sometimes it's not even possible to embed a simple YT video to some club, or even to upload a simple picture. Only YT videos are supported, all other videos end up in links section by mistake, such as Vimeo, or if it's a Dailymotion video, then on most devices video simply won't play! Not only that, but the site doesn't support a shorten URL. Fanpop is not even a HTTPS site at all, but a simple HTTP instead, meaning there's no actual security, nor can the fans upload their own home made videos in mp4. If by mistake you add someone to your fanlist, and if that someone is not really your friend at all, you're gonna have a lot of trouble trying to un-fan that person, to remove them from your fanlist. Also, keep in mind that if you by accident become a fan of something, there's no turning back. Unlike all other social media, such as Facebook, or YouTube, fanning something on Fanpop is permanent. You can't undo that! So, all future fanpoppers beware: You can't change your mind afterwards! Meaning once you become a fan of some stuff, you're stuck with it forever, no matter how much you may try, even if it's the worst song you ever heard in your entire life, or the worst movie ever made! Additionally, let me tell you that Fanpop no longer awards new fans with special occasions caps, or holiday caps, ever since 2014, discriminating all the new users. Recently, in 2019, a modern Fanpop was introduced, which allows fans to dislike videos, pictures, etc. Many fans misuse this new feature to get a personal revenge. For same reason, some users tend to spam other users, sending hate mail to enemies, insulting other fans by posting negative comments, leaving clubs they have in common for no reason, etc. Basically, Fanpop has become a troll haven. They should even change the site's name to Trollpop. Props and personal messages are misused the most. Some fans shower their friends with props for no reason whatsoever. Some users delete even seasonal greetings attached to a prop on their wall, if they really dislike someone. Others gossip about other users using Fanpop messaging system. If someone tells you on Fanpop you two are gonna be friends for life, that usually means a week or two, if you're lucky maybe even a month. Then, your so called best friend will find somebody else, another user to call his or her best friend, and he or she would simply ditch you from their fanlist altogether, just like that, for no obvious reason. It happened to me already, it could also happen to you, so be very careful who you're inviting to your friends! The site itself is outdated and it needs a new software, as well as a new improved algorithm to give the fans more control over their own contribution and wallposts, such as editing option. Most clubs look deserted now because all the fans abandoned this site long time ago and some clubs have been last updated over a year ago. Fanpop is just piling up the fans in all those clubs. Even though the fancount shows more than 10000 fans in some clubs, the truth is, most of the fans are not even on Fanpop anymore. They just forgot to leave the club, before they deleted their account, or, in some cases, they got banned. Yes, many fans got banned even today, and it's permanent, despite the fact that each new ban is supposed to be only temporarily. Once you got banned, there's no turning back! I've seen people getting banned just because the site didn't like their username, or their user icon, or simply because their username was too short. You can't even make an appeal, once you got banned, because there's no one to reply! Basically, this whole site is running by a bot, not by actual living people anymore. Lack of activity is the main reason why I had to quit. Most fans who join the site these days are not active at all in all those fan clubs they joined, but instead they're just silent bystanders: they make no contribution, they don't post any comment, they don't like any new content, I mean, nothing at all! Sometimes, it takes months, or even years, to finally get your first fan on some of your stuff! Most people just ignore that button made for fanning stuff completely. Nobody watches the videos anymore, nobody cares about new pictures, or even some great new links! You'll see some cool stuff with 0 likes, meaning nobody's a fan of it! Users on this site are gone inactive these days. They don't contribute anything at all. Some new users are not even interested in making friends after joining the site, so you'll find plenty of users who are not fans of anybody else, yet the Fanpop's biggest problem is nevertheless a total lack of any email validation upon making a new account, not even a phone validation is required by texting. For that reason, Fanpop became notorious for people who constantly create fake accounts. Some users even have more than 2 accounts! There is no OTP either to validate your account. Basically, anybody can create the unlimited number of fake accounts by using a non-existant email to register. That's why so many users already quit and left the site for good, deleting their accounts after years of inactivity. Fanpop needs to invest much more in self-promotion. It lacks sponsors, and it's also the only social media without any celebrity among the users. Today, in 2020, the site has no more than 200 regular users on daily basis, which is the main reason nobody ever heard of Fanpop. It's not even listed in any social media wiki on Wikipedia. Fanpop is losing fans rapidly. People on this site became obsessed with props and medals. They will do anything to get the attention and popularity, even betray or hurt their best friends, just to become more popular on this site. Beware the fake friends on this site who only use you to get props from you! Once you stop showering them with props, you're gonna lose a friend who was never your real friend anyway. When you eventually get a medal in some club, nobody would even bother to congratulate you for winning your medal! Why? Mostly because nobody cares about anybody else on this site but themselves, yet usually because others obviously got jealous of your recent success by winning a medal in a club you have in common. Let's face it, Fanpop is way too competative: people compete with their best friends for props and medals all the time. Some users even go too far by spamming other users to get more fans, more props, more attention, and eventually more medals. Some users only care for medals, not for other people on this site, so beware who you call your best friend, because sometimes your best friend on this site could turn into your worst enemy literally over night! It has already happened to me, a lot of times before, so make sure you got yourself some true friends, not the fake ones! Pick your online friends very carefully! If I could go back to the start, then I'm sure there would be a lot of people which I should never even add to my fanlist in first place, because they were only my fake friends, or frenemies, if you like, but it's too late now for regrets. Spamming and trolling, even stalking people, became a big problem on Fanpop lately, but the biggest problems on Fanpop are actually the following: inactivity, indifference, intolerance, as well as inability to take control over one's contribution or wallposts. I'm afraid, this site won't be around in 2026, to celebrate its round, 20th anniversary. Also, this site has no headquarters and no mailing address to send a letter by post, like any other social media, or a phone or fax number, and a contact form by email is completely useless, because you never get a reply. All the founders, or F4, already left the site years ago, and even the moderators are not always around when you need one. In conclusion, to summon up my entire experience of years of active fanpopping in a single sentence, I would have to say that Fanpop is a failure, and therefore, much like Google Plus, it won't be long before Fanpop got defunct. It is only a matter of time really. Also, Fanpop is the only global social media without a mobile app! Despite the promise made by F4 years ago to make such a mobile app, there is no Fanpop mobile app available, not even today! Many users are on mobile site, yet Fanpop doesn't care. There should be a Fanpop mobile app for years now.