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Well if you think of a 15,000 seater stadium, I doubt that even 1500 would be forum contributors or lurkers. I'd say less than 10% but I have no way of quantifying that.
 

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I'd gather that most of the audience THINKS they are above the markish masses like most people THINK they know how Penn and Teller do all of their tricks. I don't think there is any way to know how many people are true smarks (very, very small number I'm sure) vs the # of people who have watched for decades and know at least a thing or two vs dronish IWC adherents who think they know more than they do and are every bit as populist as they believe themselves to be nonconformist (you know- the wrestling hipster types that just refuse to cheer for anybody that the kids like, no matter what and want absolutely everyone to turn heel). At various times, I confess to being in every single one of the above categories. How do you count guys like me in your tally? :)
 

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I'd say it's around 1/4th (25%).

I'd also venture to say WWE doesn't get anywhere near 25% of their annual income from them either, so it confuses me as to why WWE caters to their majority wishes so much (and yes, I know I'm a smark).
 
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Just to let you know that you are part of the IWC...
Technically, yes...I am on the internet, and I follow wrestling. But obviously, there's a deeper meaning when referring to IWC and smart marks.

I'm a wrestling fan that uses the internet, but I can still enjoy the product without nitpicking every single aspect of the show. I don't feel the urge to have heatless guys get undeserving pushes, or to sabotage the biggest star (Cena) since Steve Austin. I don't think that every undercard guy needs to get a world title push, nor do I think that Dean Ambrose can be inserted into the main event scene and things wouldn't miss a beat... I don't think that a 6 way title match consisting of Cesaro, Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Rollins, Ziggler, and Mark Henry would be the biggest match since Hogan/Andre... I don't...well, you get the point.

We all know what is being implied when someone uses IWC or Smart Mark.
 

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Technically, yes...I am on the internet, and I follow wrestling. But obviously, there's a deeper meaning when referring to IWC and smart marks.

I'm a wrestling fan that uses the internet, but I can still enjoy the product without nitpicking every single aspect of the show. I don't feel the urge to have heatless guys get undeserving pushes, or to sabotage the biggest star (Cena) since Steve Austin. I don't think that every undercard guy needs to get a world title push, nor do I think that Dean Ambrose can be inserted into the main event scene and things wouldn't miss a beat... I don't think that a 6 way title match consisting of Cesaro, Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Rollins, Ziggler, and Mark Henry would be the biggest match since Hogan/Andre... I don't...well, you get the point.

We all know what is being implied when someone uses IWC or Smart Mark.
Smart Mark being an Oxymoron but I get what you are saying. IWC is different to "smart mark". I am IWC, you are IWC and everyone on this forum is IWC.
 
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