Here's a thought - somebody maybe wanna put a link to this big roleplaying community so the rest of us can see it?
. There you go.
Update to this. The main article now has its own link.
: new trope name Survival Of The Fitless
: No, that doesn't even make sense, especially since Survival of the Fittest
is the roleplay's title.
I searched for this just to see if it was on the wiki so i could put "and the weak must die.", but there ya go first line.
Because they aren't important enough to warrant being on the main page, although they've been kept in their relevant example pages.
: Wow. That's all I have. I thought this page was ridiculously big already, but I am absolutely floored by how much was removed
from it. I know, I know, No Such Thing As Notability
, but this page is just ridiculous for an RP of 200 people.
: 200 characters =/= 200 handlers. Also, you don't have to refrain from saying you think we should be removed out of politeness, we know.
: No... you're just very paranoid. Some Guy
, there were so many examples because one member of the board suggested we add each one to this page as well as the actual trope pages. I might need to comb over it a second time to keep it concise.
Adding on to that, there aren't really that
many tropes on the page, comparitively speaking, they just have a little more detail than most.
: K Garrett
...huh? I know this, well, completely contradicts what my last post implied, but maybe this page actually needs more
information. Because even though this thing has several dozen tropes, it looks like the description doesn't do a very good job of explaining what Survival of the Fittest
: Well I'm not sure what the trouble is, but I am reading the description as an insider, so maybe there's some things that wouldn't be readily apparent to people not part of the site. Hm, well, just tell me what the problems you're having are and I'll try and change the description a little to make it more understandable.
: Also, since I'm not sure what you're asking, if there's something you want to know and you're not just trying to get under our skins, I did
link to both the wiki and the site itself in the main article. So if you have questions, information is readily available.
: Right, then. I'm still not entirely sure what this enterprise is, but so far I'm guessing it's a massive original fiction project, right? The trope page doesn't mention this. Going from the description alone, I thought it was just a message board RP. It seems to be way more complicated and different than that. The main page should go into more detail about what kind of RP this is. Right now it just look likes a regular ol' Internet RP with an Entry Pimp
. But I suspect, after looking over this fan material, that it may be more than that.
: It's a RP, albeit on a pretty large scale. If you've got the impression it's an original fiction project... well, it's been compared to a huge Fanfic
before, so I guess that might be where you're getting that from. As for the rest... well, it's been going on for a few years already, and the writing is pretty advanced, but if you're gonna do it in your terms, then it's an internet RP with an Entry Pimp
or two that contains examples of a lot of tropes. *shrugs*
: Well, if you insist. Could you at least put in a brief description explaining what a "handler" is, in terms of the game? Because that's a term I never heard of before this discussion.
: I know there's no such thing as notability here, but having things like this come up on such a huge amount of pages as trope examples annoys me... It just seems to be in the same vein as that "Whately Universe" in that... People seem to love posting about it, but it's not exactly something that's been heard about by a large number of people. More like a large fanfic than anything else, and fanfics tend to not be listed as examples...
: Frankly there's a difference between a RP and a fanfic (which are also suitable for giving examples, I've seen some about) but in all honesty, if you begin a point with 'I know There Is no Such Thing as Notability
but...' then you're already defeating the object. Read the page again.
We consider everything notable. Yes, everything
If it fits the trope description, then it can be put in. All it requires is someone to put it in there. Simple as that. It could be a multi-million viewer ABC sitcom, or an all-but-forgotten Japanese videogame, or a Sprite Comic about EarthBound
that died after seven strips.
Therefore, although I understand it might annoy you that there's so many references to something you've never heard of... well, just remember the MST3K Mantra
. Just because there are lots of examples doesn't mean it deserves less to be here. *shrugs*
: I know what I was saying - I wasn't actually suggesting a deletion, just expressing an opinion on it. It seems hard to find much information elsewhere on the internet about it, and the forum (linked to on the article about it) seems to only have a few hundred members. Seems like a very tiny thing to have a proportionally large amount of examples.
: The main reason is that there have been upwards of 400 characters involved over about four years of the RP being ongoing - which leaves quite a considerable amount of scope for all of the examples listed to occur. Plus, uh, well, I'm a bit of a shameless Entry Pimp
about adding things in, although I do my best not to shoehorn.
X3: Sorry, I'm relatively new to TV Tropes
and after reading some of Sot F
, I thought there were quite a few tropes involved there that weren't mentioned here. I didn't read the discussion page and therefore missed the "Pulled" list up there. So sorry if I added some not-very-notable examples to it lately.
: If you fancy adding examples, you could always add them to their relevant pages on the site itself rather than the main SOTF page here.
: I may be missing something, but if we want to keep SotF's presence proportional to its, er, notability but still cover all the tropes involved, why don't we focus on adding them to this one page rather than spreading them across the wiki?
: I work on a 'if it fits, add an example' basis for making additions to pages. I don't like/don't think it's good having lots of stuff on the main page, when not all of them are necessarily particularly important to the work as a whole. Yes, there's an example of *x* trope provided, but how important/prominent was it? Take it as... okay, so at one point in one version there was an Air Vent Escape
, but it wasn't a focal point or a pivotal event. Explosive Leash
, however, is a very important part of the whole situation, hence why it warrants inclusion. That's my take, anyway