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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.
26th Apr '17 12:22:35 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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