History LoopholeAbuse / WebOriginal

27th Oct '17 6:35:38 PM Dattix
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' once held a "Short Works Contest," where all entries had to be less than 500 words, with the winner featured on the main page. [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2521 SCP-2521]], or "●●|●●●●●|●●|●," managed to win the contest by being composed of nothing but pictures, thus coming in at ''zero words''. [[note]]In-universe, this is because SCP-2521 is an entity which steals all written and verbal documentation on it (including someone reading it aloud) and can transcend physical boundaries to do so, but can't understand info rendered in pictograph form.[[/note]] Although it was understandably met with contention for not really being in the spirit of the contest, readers loved it, people praised its unique concept, it won the contest and got featured, and now is one of the highest-rated pages on the site.
7th Oct '17 10:22:11 PM nanakiro
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* An episode of ''WebVideo/FiftyPercentOff'' had Nagisa exploit the rules of [[WebVideo/DanganRonpaAbridgedThing his old school system]] to graduate. According to his headmaster, he needs to kill someone, then be tried innocent; nothing said [[SequenceBreaking he couldn't kill the rest of the student body]] before they could suspect him of murder. No students means no witnesses. No witnesses means no trial. No trial means no guilty verdict. He's innocent by default, so he's free to walk.[[note]]Technically, he also exploited a couple of rules that were talked about in [[VideoGame/SuperDanganRonpa2 another killing game]] -- He's able to kill more than two people because Monokuma didn't say that he couldn't ''yet'', and since Monokuma always follows the rules, Nagisa's prefectly free to massacre the other participants.[[/note]]
1st Oct '17 12:56:56 AM DarkHunter
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', when High Inquisitor Karamazov comes to Terra in order to discover the "heretics" he suspects lurk within, Ecclesiarch Decius tries to stop him, knowing that Inquisition "interrogations" tend to involve copious amounts of bloodshed. Ultimately, he doesn't have the authority to order Karamazov to leave, but he does remind the Inquisitor of the holy teachings saying that "Not one drop of blood shall be spilt on Terra's holy grounds", thinking this will at least keep the Inquisition from doing anything ''really'' nasty. Karamazov agrees, and when Decius leaves, he then tells his followers to ''burn'' their victims instead.
28th May '17 8:53:08 PM StongRadd
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* "Can I have some ice cream?" "Only a spoonful." [holds a giant spoon in mischief]
21st May '17 5:25:10 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Elaine E. Nalley in the WhateleyUniverse is so notorious for doing this at Whateley Academy that the headmistress gave her the codename Loophole. As a RulesLawyer, this can cause problems. Eventually, she discovers that the administration believes in Rule Zero.
** In another Whateley example, Jobe Wilkin's mandatory school codename is... Jobe Wilkins. It's not just megalomania, given his notoriety as the only son[[note]]At least at first, this is Whateley after all[[/note]] of the setting's CaptainErsatz of Dr. Doom he figures he's not going to go unrecognized in any event.

to:

* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'':
**
Elaine E. Nalley in the WhateleyUniverse is so notorious for doing this at Whateley Academy that the headmistress gave her the codename Loophole. As a RulesLawyer, this can cause problems. Eventually, she discovers that the administration believes in Rule Zero.
** In another Whateley example, Jobe Wilkin's mandatory school codename is... Jobe Wilkins. It's not just megalomania, given his notoriety as the only son[[note]]At least at first, this is Whateley after all[[/note]] of the setting's CaptainErsatz of Dr. Doom he figures he's not going to go unrecognized in any event.



* On WereAlive, Kelly falls asleep on guard duty and doesn't hear [[ThemeTwinNaming Latch and Scratch]] knocking at the door. Michael threatens to kick Kelly out for violating the rules, only for Kelly [[RulesLawyer (a lawyer)]] to point out that the rules say that while everyone has to take turns on guard duty there's no rule against sleeping on duty.

to:

* On WereAlive, ''AudioPlay/WereAlive'', Kelly falls asleep on guard duty and doesn't hear [[ThemeTwinNaming Latch and Scratch]] knocking at the door. Michael threatens to kick Kelly out for violating the rules, only for Kelly [[RulesLawyer (a lawyer)]] to point out that the rules say that while everyone has to take turns on guard duty there's no rule against sleeping on duty.
21st May '17 6:25:20 AM bwburke94
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Professor Oobleck chews out the team for not following instructions, then turns to Ruby for not leaving her bags at the school. She points out that he never said to listen to him back then, so she didn't. Oobleck concedes that "...she's not wrong."

to:

* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Professor Doctor Oobleck chews out the team for not following instructions, then turns to Ruby for not leaving her bags at the school. She points out that he never said to listen to him back then, so she didn't. Oobleck concedes that "...she's not wrong.""
** In ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'', Nora requests that Ruby make her coffee the entire way. Ruby is suspicious, but does it anyway. As she finishes, Ren races up to warn Ruby not to do so, that he told her not to make anymore coffee and that she'll try to get her to make it. Ruby calls out that odd bit of logic.



* In ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'', Nora requests that Ruby make her coffee the entire way. Ruby is suspicious, but does it anyway. As she finishes, Ren races up to warn Ruby not to do so, that he told her not to make anymore coffee and that she'll try to get her to make it. Ruby calls out that odd bit of logic.
19th May '17 11:23:58 PM GrammarNavi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In another GTA V Let's Play, Michael ends up winning for his team when his airplane breaks apart and he lands in the water safely, allowing him to make the winning score. Next round, Ryan ''immediately'' dives into the water, forcing an ObviousRulesPatch.

to:

** In another GTA V Let's Play, Michael ends up winning for his team when his airplane breaks apart and he lands in the water safely, allowing him to make the winning score. Next round, Ryan ''immediately'' dives into the water, forcing an ObviousRulesPatch.ObviousRulePatch.
8th Apr '17 12:19:11 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* After being inundated with annoying [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/confession-bear Confession Bear]] image macros in the meme thread, Website/SomethingAwful followed {{Reddit}}'s lead([[ArchEnemy !]]) and declared a [[BearsAreBadNews "No Bear Macros"]] week. People immediately began looking for loopholes:

to:

* After being inundated with annoying [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/confession-bear Confession Bear]] image macros in the meme thread, Website/SomethingAwful followed {{Reddit}}'s {{Website/Reddit}}'s lead([[ArchEnemy !]]) and declared a [[BearsAreBadNews "No Bear Macros"]] week. People immediately began looking for loopholes:
23rd Jan '17 9:34:26 PM DustSnitch
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Invoked in an episode of ''Podcast/PlumbingTheDeathStar'' where the cast members act out how they think ''Harry Potter'' characters should have acted. Professor Dumbledore, as Joel Zammit would have him act, learns of a curse that prevents any Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher from teaching for more than a year. How does he undo this Dark Magic of old? He re-names the class.
20th Nov '16 7:40:47 AM fearlessnikki
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* [=YouTube=] allows users to upload their own thumbnails for their videos. A lot of wrestling fans will post supposed videos of recent matches - accompanied by a screenshot from it. Turns out they've really uploaded themselves playing the match out on a video game.
This list shows the last 10 events of 54. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=LoopholeAbuse.WebOriginal