History Administrivia / ReadThatAgain

4th Apr '14 8:41:53 PM DracMonster
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'''Also note:''' People mistakenly claiming your trope idea is identical to one we have is often a sign that your laconic was badly worded -- try rewriting it to give a more accurate first impression.
29th Nov '13 9:24:45 PM JIKTV
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Except ... this time, it actually isn't. You guess what they've done - they've only skimmed the title or laconic, or maybe the first sentence or two of the definition, and got the wrong first impression (which is what reminded them of another trope). Maybe they just made a snap decision that BulletTime is identical to HammerTime because they share one word of the title. Or that SlippySlideyIceWorld and KillItWithIce are the same because they both involve ice. They may even dismiss it as Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs simply because they haven't taken the time to grasp what you mean (though to be fair, consider if you made a mistake before linking them here).

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Except ... this time, it actually isn't. You guess what they've done - they've only skimmed the title or laconic, or maybe the first sentence or two of the definition, and got the wrong first impression (which is what reminded them of another trope). Maybe they just made a snap decision that BulletTime is identical to HammerTime [[DropTheHammer [=HammerTime=]]] because they share one word of the title. Or that SlippySlideyIceWorld and KillItWithIce are the same because they both involve ice. They may even dismiss it as Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs simply because they haven't taken the time to grasp what you mean (though to be fair, consider if you made a mistake before linking them here).
27th Sep '13 10:25:10 AM Darklander
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Except ... this time, it actually isn't. They may as well be comparing BulletTime to HammerTime.

You guess what they've done - they've only skimmed the title or laconic, or maybe the first sentence or two of the definition, and got the wrong first impression (which is what reminded them of another trope). They may even dismiss it as Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs simply because they haven't taken the time to grasp what you mean (though to be fair, consider if you made a mistake before linking them here).

There are plenty of those who are quick to write-off new tropes, particularly on YKTTW, by claiming that they are identical to one (or more!) that have been previously established, and do so without taking the time to read and understand one or both of their descriptions (and thus compare them erroneously). If this is the case, tell them to please read that again -- even though you '''know''' they didn't the first time (but hell, we have to be polite to the little [[UnusualEuphemism crabsacks]], right?).

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Except ... this time, it actually isn't. They may as well be comparing BulletTime to HammerTime.

You guess what they've done - they've only skimmed the title or laconic, or maybe the first sentence or two of the definition, and got the wrong first impression (which is what reminded them of another trope).trope). Maybe they just made a snap decision that BulletTime is identical to HammerTime because they share one word of the title. Or that SlippySlideyIceWorld and KillItWithIce are the same because they both involve ice. They may even dismiss it as Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs simply because they haven't taken the time to grasp what you mean (though to be fair, consider if you made a mistake before linking them here).

There are plenty of those who are quick to write-off new tropes, particularly on YKTTW, by claiming that they are identical to one (or more!) that have been previously established, and do so without taking the time to read and understand one or both of their descriptions (and thus compare them erroneously). If this is the case, tell them to please read that again PleaseReadThatAgain -- even though you '''know''' they didn't the first time (but hell, we have to be polite to the little [[UnusualEuphemism crabsacks]], right?).
27th Sep '13 10:17:47 AM Darklander
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You've just posted your Tropetastic masterpiece on YKTTW, it's witty, it's GenreSavvy, and with a bit of polish and some more examples it's about ready to go. Then along comes a fellow Troper who brusquely informs you that your trope is basically identical to another and YesWeDoHaveThisOne.

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You've just posted your Tropetastic masterpiece on YKTTW, it's witty, it's GenreSavvy, and with a bit of polish and some more examples it's about ready to go. Then along comes a fellow Troper who brusquely informs you that your trope is basically identical to another and wishes to point out that YesWeDoHaveThisOne.
16th Jul '13 12:16:51 AM Arivne
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You've just posted your Tropetastic masterpiece on YKTTW, it's witty, it's GenreSavvy, and with a bit of polish and some more examples it's about ready to go. Then along comes a fellow Troper who brusquely informs you that your trope is basically identical to another.

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You've just posted your Tropetastic masterpiece on YKTTW, it's witty, it's GenreSavvy, and with a bit of polish and some more examples it's about ready to go. Then along comes a fellow Troper who brusquely informs you that your trope is basically identical to another.
another and YesWeDoHaveThisOne.
10th Jul '13 3:27:28 AM StFan
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There are plenty of those who are quick to write-off new tropes, particularly on YKTTW, by claiming that they are identical to one (or more!) that have been previously established, and do so without taking the time to read and understand one or both of their descriptions (and thus compare them erroneously). If this is the case, tell them to PleaseReadThatAgain - even though you '''know''' they didn't the first time (but hell, we have to be polite to the little [[UnusualEuphemism crabsacks]], right?).

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There are plenty of those who are quick to write-off new tropes, particularly on YKTTW, by claiming that they are identical to one (or more!) that have been previously established, and do so without taking the time to read and understand one or both of their descriptions (and thus compare them erroneously). If this is the case, tell them to PleaseReadThatAgain - please read that again -- even though you '''know''' they didn't the first time (but hell, we have to be polite to the little [[UnusualEuphemism crabsacks]], right?).




'''Note to trope creators''': please think carefully and take time to compare the tropes yourself before linking to this page! If you ''have'' read both thoroughly and they are very, very, definitely not [[Administrivia/RidiculouslySimilarTrope Ridiculously Similar Tropes]] then go ahead, but bear in mind that they may be reacting to a new trope that is simply too unclear, or too poorly worded, to understand (don't despair! YKTTW is just the first draft!). In all cases, please ask for clarification before making comparisons.

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\n'''Note to trope creators''': please think carefully and take time to compare the tropes yourself before linking to this page! If you ''have'' read both thoroughly and they are very, very, definitely not [[Administrivia/RidiculouslySimilarTrope Ridiculously Administrivia/{{Ridiculously Similar Tropes]] Trope}}s then go ahead, but bear in mind that they may be reacting to a new trope that is simply too unclear, or too poorly worded, to understand (don't despair! YKTTW is just the first draft!). In all cases, please ask for clarification before making comparisons.
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5th Apr '13 6:34:27 PM Stratadrake
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You've just posted your Tropetastic masterpiece on YKTTW, it's witty, it's GenreSavvy, and with a bit of polish and some more examples it's about ready to go.

Then along comes a fellow Troper who brusquely informs you that your trope is basically identical to another.

Except it isn't, they're as close as BulletTime and HammerTime. You guess what they've done - they've picked one word from the title or laconic that vaguely reminded them of another trope. Or maybe they just skimmed the first line and decided that since it is about ice and SlippySlideyIceWorld is about ice ''they must be exactly the same''. They may even dismiss it as Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs simply because they haven't taken the time to grasp what you mean (though consider if you made a mistake before linking them here).

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You've just posted your Tropetastic masterpiece on YKTTW, it's witty, it's GenreSavvy, and with a bit of polish and some more examples it's about ready to go.

go. Then along comes a fellow Troper who brusquely informs you that your trope is basically identical to another.

Except Except ... this time, it isn't, they're actually isn't. They may as close as well be comparing BulletTime and HammerTime. to HammerTime.

You guess what they've done - they've picked one word from only skimmed the title or laconic that vaguely laconic, or maybe the first sentence or two of the definition, and got the wrong first impression (which is what reminded them of another trope. Or maybe they just skimmed the first line and decided that since it is about ice and SlippySlideyIceWorld is about ice ''they must be exactly the same''. trope). They may even dismiss it as Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs simply because they haven't taken the time to grasp what you mean (though to be fair, consider if you made a mistake before linking them here).
23rd Mar '13 1:12:06 PM fruitpunchtsunami
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'''Note to trope creators''': please think carefully and take time to compare the tropes yourself before linking to this page! If you ''have'' read both thoroughly and they are very, very, defiantly not [[Administrivia/RidiculouslySimilarTrope Ridiculously Similar Tropes]] then go ahead, but bear in mind that they may be reacting to a new trope that is simply too unclear, or too poorly worded, to understand (don't dispair! YKTTW is just the first draft!). In all cases, please ask for clarification before making comparisons.

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'''Note to trope creators''': please think carefully and take time to compare the tropes yourself before linking to this page! If you ''have'' read both thoroughly and they are very, very, defiantly definitely not [[Administrivia/RidiculouslySimilarTrope Ridiculously Similar Tropes]] then go ahead, but bear in mind that they may be reacting to a new trope that is simply too unclear, or too poorly worded, to understand (don't dispair! despair! YKTTW is just the first draft!). In all cases, please ask for clarification before making comparisons.
15th Dec '12 2:39:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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Except it isn't, they're as close as BulletTime and HammerTime. You guess what they've done - they've picked one word from the title or laconic that vaguely reminded them of another trope. Or maybe they just skimmed the first line and decided that since it is about ice and SlippySlideyIceWorld is about ice ''they must be exactly the same''. They may even dismiss it as PeopleSitOnChairs simply because they haven't taken the time to grasp what you mean (though consider if you made a mistake before linking them here).

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Except it isn't, they're as close as BulletTime and HammerTime. You guess what they've done - they've picked one word from the title or laconic that vaguely reminded them of another trope. Or maybe they just skimmed the first line and decided that since it is about ice and SlippySlideyIceWorld is about ice ''they must be exactly the same''. They may even dismiss it as PeopleSitOnChairs Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs simply because they haven't taken the time to grasp what you mean (though consider if you made a mistake before linking them here).
14th Dec '12 7:03:13 AM SeptimusHeap
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You've just posted your Tropetastic masterpiece on YKTTW, it's witty, it's GenreSavvy, and with a bit of polish and some more examples it's about ready to go.

Then along comes a fellow Troper who brusquely informs you that your trope is basically identical to another.

Except it isn't, they're as close as BulletTime and HammerTime. You guess what they've done - they've picked one word from the title or laconic that vaguely reminded them of another trope. Or maybe they just skimmed the first line and decided that since it is about ice and SlippySlideyIceWorld is about ice ''they must be exactly the same''. They may even dismiss it as PeopleSitOnChairs simply because they haven't taken the time to grasp what you mean (though consider if you made a mistake before linking them here).

There are plenty of those who are quick to write-off new tropes, particularly on YKTTW, by claiming that they are identical to one (or more!) that have been previously established, and do so without taking the time to read and understand one or both of their descriptions (and thus compare them erroneously). If this is the case, tell them to PleaseReadThatAgain - even though you '''know''' they didn't the first time (but hell, we have to be polite to the little [[UnusualEuphemism crabsacks]], right?).

If you have been linked to this page it is likely that the trope author thinks that your comparison is hasty and very obviously wrong, and that the two are simply not comparable (though they themselves should read both to make sure!).


'''Note to trope creators''': please think carefully and take time to compare the tropes yourself before linking to this page! If you ''have'' read both thoroughly and they are very, very, defiantly not [[Administrivia/RidiculouslySimilarTrope Ridiculously Similar Tropes]] then go ahead, but bear in mind that they may be reacting to a new trope that is simply too unclear, or too poorly worded, to understand (don't dispair! YKTTW is just the first draft!). In all cases, please ask for clarification before making comparisons.
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