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10th Jun '17 6:57:25 PM billybobfred
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* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', in addition to a handful of other "addendums and quid pro quos," the Genie makes sure to specify, "Ix-nay on the wishing for more wishes!" which would otherwise make the [[ThreeWishes three-wish limit]] [[LoopholeAbuse meaningless]].

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* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', in addition to a handful of other "addendums and quid pro quos," the Genie makes sure to specify, "Ix-nay on the wishing {{wishing for more wishes!" wishes}}!" which would otherwise make the [[ThreeWishes three-wish limit]] [[LoopholeAbuse meaningless]].
6th Jun '17 3:05:50 PM AnotherDuck
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*** Tiebreakers in general; although the spectre of drawing rocks (''Blood vs. Water'' confirmed that they ''do'' still use it outside the final four) causing people to betray their alliances to avoid it. You'll notice that for some reason, people are ''quite'' afraid of forcing a tie outside of the final four that can't be solved by a simple re-vote (such as John changing his vote for Laura in ''Samoa'', [[MomentOfAwesome Russell being voted out first from his tribe]] in ''Redemption Island'', and Cochran turning on his tribe in ''South Pacific'').

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*** Tiebreakers in general; although the spectre of drawing rocks (''Blood vs. Water'' confirmed that they ''do'' still use it outside the final four) causing people to betray their alliances to avoid it. You'll notice that for some reason, people are ''quite'' afraid of forcing a tie outside of the final four that can't be solved by a simple re-vote (such as John changing his vote for Laura in ''Samoa'', [[MomentOfAwesome Russell being voted out first from his tribe]] tribe in ''Redemption Island'', and Cochran turning on his tribe in ''South Pacific'').
5th Jun '17 12:07:36 PM hszmv1
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* Series/YesDear invoked this trope. One character asked another why she wasn't watching Series/TheJerrySpringerShow. The second character quipped that it was not fun since they started bolting the furniture to the set.
5th Jun '17 9:50:26 AM hszmv1
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** Alternatively, it's not a patch but just two well placed reminders. War Profiteering is not frowned upon in Ferengi society... But wars do disrupt supply lines and make business untenable do to the inability to move goods from one place to another in retaliative safety. Basically, the two rules amount to "It's okay to profit off a war, but peace can be profitable as well, so don't start trouble."
19th May '17 4:28:23 PM DarkHunter
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', there is a sport called pro-bending, in which two teams made up of one waterbender, one earthbender, and one firebender compete (the other bending disciplines have too small a population to compete). Korra, as the Avatar, is the ''only living person'' capable of bending more than one element. When she joins a pro-bending tournament as a waterbender but reflexively earthbends to block a shot, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the referee calls "Foul! ...I think."]] After a brief recess, the officials apply the patch: the Avatar can compete, but may only bend one element.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', there is a sport called pro-bending, in which two teams made up of one waterbender, one earthbender, and one firebender compete (the other bending disciplines have too small a population (there aren't enough Airbenders in the world to compete).be included in the rules). Korra, as the Avatar, is the ''only living person'' capable of bending more than one element. When she joins a pro-bending tournament as a waterbender but reflexively earthbends to block a shot, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the referee calls "Foul! ...I think."]] After a brief recess, the officials apply the patch: the Avatar can compete, but may only bend one element.
15th Apr '17 9:15:58 AM AgentSalt
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[[caption-width-right:312:[[SelfDeprecation Yes]], [[SelfParody this is an]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=9771 actual Magic card.]][[note]]It's from a [[JokeCharacter parody set]] and not legal in any format. The artist is Mark Rosewater, the head designer for Magic the Gathering, who wanted to be the first person to even design a card, draw the art for it, and write the flavor text.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:312:[[SelfDeprecation Yes]], [[SelfParody this is an]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=9771 actual Magic card.]][[note]]It's from a [[JokeCharacter parody set]] and not legal in any format. The artist is Mark Rosewater, the head designer for Magic the Gathering, who wanted to be the first person to even ever design a card, draw the art for it, and write the flavor text.[[/note]]]]
8th Apr '17 9:53:50 PM nombretomado
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* One episode of ''RocketPower'' had the group play a game that Otto thought up. Otto repeatedly makes up rules on the fly, eventually causing Reggie to snap and call him out in front of everyone else. This also shows the downside to this trope, because eventually everyone else stops playing because of the "rules" and eventually leaves Otto and Reggie basically trying to play "HORSE", which she uses as a distraction while making Otto do a complicated move to piss off and go surfing with Twister and Sam.

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* One episode of ''RocketPower'' ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' had the group play a game that Otto thought up. Otto repeatedly makes up rules on the fly, eventually causing Reggie to snap and call him out in front of everyone else. This also shows the downside to this trope, because eventually everyone else stops playing because of the "rules" and eventually leaves Otto and Reggie basically trying to play "HORSE", which she uses as a distraction while making Otto do a complicated move to piss off and go surfing with Twister and Sam.
7th Apr '17 11:47:12 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''Wiki/TVTropes'': The admin notes on {{BFG}} and {{BFS}} say not to write "Big Fucking Gun" anywhere in the article. After some RulesLawyer put "Big ''Freaking'' Gun" instead, a second line was added saying, "[[LampshadeHanging Obvious Rule Patch]]: Or 'Big Freaking Gun'. Or 'Frigging'. Or any other such expansion of the acronym." A second patch had to be applied later after another RulesLawyer added a paragraph [[FunWithAcronyms [=Backronyming=]]] it.

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The admin notes on {{BFG}} and {{BFS}} say not to write "Big Fucking Gun" anywhere in the article. After some RulesLawyer put "Big ''Freaking'' Gun" instead, a second line was added saying, "[[LampshadeHanging Obvious Rule Patch]]: Or 'Big Freaking Gun'. Or 'Frigging'. Or any other such expansion of the acronym." A second patch had to be applied later after another RulesLawyer added a paragraph [[FunWithAcronyms [=Backronyming=]]] it.
7th Apr '17 11:47:12 AM Gosicrystal
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13th Mar '17 11:32:47 AM ZombieAladdin
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* All machines made in the past 50 years have the "three-switch rule": If your ball drains before hitting the third switch, the machine will spit out another ball and pretend the previous one didn't happen. Over time, some players have discovered that these first two switches can be used to progress towards modes, point awards, and multiballs on certain machines, and by letting the ball drain, they can keep doing this until they get what they want. In response, manufacturers, starting in TheNewTens, have released software patches that add exceptions to the three-switch rule if it can be exploited to play risk-free like that.
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