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26th May '17 9:29:47 AM Berrenta
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything is about a rare game instance that can happen which the developers acknowledge and put special content in for that matter, like a special trick or sequence break. If it is something that happens often or the developers set the player up for that instance, it's not an example of this trope. For this reason, the trope was renamed to DevelopersForesight, with the hope that sounding less like praising the developers for their cleverness would cut down on people trying to boost their favorite game by including it..
25th May '17 1:50:39 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AdaptationDecay is supposed to be when certain elements of a show are simplified or modified so it can translate to whichever medium it's translating to. It's not supposed to mean [[Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike "adaptation that I think is worse than the original."]] The misuse was bad enough that its page now no longer allows examples that are not InUniverse.



** Relatedly, people used to keep trying to push a work as a {{Reconstruction}}. No, distilling everything that makes a character or work awesome in an adaptation is Adaptation Distillation, hence the name. Luckily, this seems to have died down.
** Much like the above, AdaptationDecay is supposed to be when certain elements of a show are simplified or modified so it can translate to whichever medium it's translating to. It's not supposed to mean [[Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike "adaptation that I think is worse than the original."]] The misuse was bad enough that its page now no longer allows examples that are not InUniverse.



* A CloudCuckoolander is not just any insane character, but one who is harmless and lovable.

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* CliffHanger does ''not'' constitute a BolivianArmyEnding.* A CloudCuckoolander is not just any insane character, but one who is harmless and lovable.



** And in the same vein, a CliffHanger does ''not'' constitute a BolivianArmyEnding.
** It also doesn't help that being able to make that distinction in some cases depends on knowing the intent of the creators and WordOfGod may not be available.



* {{Reconstruction}}. Distilling everything that makes a character or work awesome in an adaptation is actually AdaptationDistillation, hence the name.



** There's also the subset of people who take the trope name literally and use it to refer to any work set in space.
*** Or anywhere else, for that matter. If a sentence anywhere says "...in [location]," somebody is going to pothole that with this trope, even when it's not recycled.
23rd May '17 2:07:00 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* EthnicScrappy is for characters who are both ethnic stereotypes ''and'' TheScrappy, not just for characters who are ethnic stereotypes.
19th May '17 11:13:12 AM Kayube
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* IThoughtItMeant is for when a trope may sincerely be mistaken for a similarly named trope or work. Too often, an editor comes to believe that ''every'' page ''must'' have a pothole to the trope somewhere and will refer to another work or a trope that has absolutely nothing at all to do with and could not possibly be confused for the page in question.
19th May '17 7:23:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* StrawHypocrite all to often lacks what is meant to distinguish if from regular {{Hypocrite}} since they are oft used as [[TheWarOnStraw strawmen]]. While the former's hypocrisy stems from their devotion to a cause being a shame and knowing it, the latter is unaware of their hypocrisy, have rationalized it, and or [[BelievingTheirOwnLies still truly believe in their cause despite it]].

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* StrawHypocrite all to often lacks what is meant to distinguish if from regular {{Hypocrite}} since they are oft used as [[TheWarOnStraw strawmen]]. While the former's hypocrisy stems from their devotion to a cause being a shame sham and knowing it, the latter is unaware of their hypocrisy, have rationalized it, and or [[BelievingTheirOwnLies still truly believe in their cause despite it]].
17th May '17 2:29:13 AM MyTimingIsOff
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* CoveredUp means that a CoverVersion ''eclipsed the original song''. It does not simply mean "any popular cover", nor does it mean "this song has a lot of covers."
2nd May '17 8:42:21 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* StrawHypocrite all to often lacks what is meant to distinguish if from regular {{Hypocrite}} since they are oft used as [[TheWarOnStraw strawmen]]. While the former's hypocrisy stems from their devotion to a cause being a shame and knowing it, the latter is unaware of their hypocrisy, have rationalized it, and or [[BelievingTheirOwnLies still truly believe in their cause despite it]].
28th Apr '17 3:20:35 PM Tehrannotaur
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* A RobotGirl is an artificial/mechanical being (i.e. ArtificialHuman, RidiculouslyHumanRobot, EnergyBeing, {{Cyborg}}, ArtificialIntelligence, SpaceshipGirl) (usually female) who is shown in-universe to be attractive, not a collection of ''all'' female examples of the above, regardless of their in-universe attractiveness.

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* A RobotGirl is an artificial/mechanical being (i.e. ArtificialHuman, RidiculouslyHumanRobot, EnergyBeing, {{Cyborg}}, ArtificialIntelligence, SpaceshipGirl) (usually female) who is shown in-universe to be attractive, not a collection of ''all'' female examples of the above, regardless of their in-universe attractiveness.attractiveness notwithstanding.
26th Apr '17 11:18:14 PM Tehrannotaur
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* A RobotGirl is an artificial/mechanical being (i.e. ArtificialHuman, RidiculouslyHumanRobot, EnergyBeing , {{Cyborg}}, ArtificialIntelligence) (usually female) who is shown in-universe to be attractive, not a collection of all female examples of the above, regardless of their in-universe attractiveness.

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* A RobotGirl is an artificial/mechanical being (i.e. ArtificialHuman, RidiculouslyHumanRobot, EnergyBeing , EnergyBeing, {{Cyborg}}, ArtificialIntelligence) ArtificialIntelligence, SpaceshipGirl) (usually female) who is shown in-universe to be attractive, not a collection of all ''all'' female examples of the above, regardless of their in-universe attractiveness.
26th Apr '17 12:24:41 PM nendroid
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* A RobotGirl is an artificial/mechanical being (i.e. ArtificalHuman, RidiculouslyHumanRobot, PureEnergyBeing {{Cyborg}}, ArtificialIntelligence) (usually female) who is shown in-universe to be attractive, not a collection of all female examples of the above, regardless of their in-universe attractiveness.

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* A RobotGirl is an artificial/mechanical being (i.e. ArtificalHuman, ArtificialHuman, RidiculouslyHumanRobot, PureEnergyBeing EnergyBeing , {{Cyborg}}, ArtificialIntelligence) ArtificialIntelligence) (usually female) who is shown in-universe to be attractive, not a collection of all female examples of the above, regardless of their in-universe attractiveness.
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