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30th Nov '15 9:21:25 AM Scorpion451
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TropesAreNotBad applies even here, however; Trope Decay can sometimes be the result of the TVTropes HiveMind ''correcting'' a problem. This is particularly true when the original definition is [[TropesAreNotNarrow excessively specific]] or experiences MissingSupertropeSyndrome. For an excellent example of both, witness the evolution of the trope BodyHorror. Body Horror was originally defined as a narrow set of VirusVictimSymptoms. Over the course of several years, however, the commonly accepted usage gradually drifted and expanded to become ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: the previously missing supertrope to all anatomy-related horror tropes. When brought into the repair shop, this "misused" form of the trope was voted by a significant margin to be the better definition and made official. The original narrow definition, meanwhile, is now the Traumatic Transformation internal subtrope of Body Horror's subtrope TransformationHorror.
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TropesAreNotBad applies even here, however; Trope Decay can sometimes be the result of the TVTropes HiveMind ''correcting'' a problem. This is particularly true when the original definition is [[TropesAreNotNarrow excessively specific]] or the trope experiences MissingSupertropeSyndrome. For an excellent example of both, witness the evolution of the trope BodyHorror. Body Horror was originally defined as a narrow set of VirusVictimSymptoms. Over the course of several years, however, the commonly accepted usage gradually drifted and expanded to become ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: the previously missing supertrope to all anatomy-related horror tropes. When brought into the repair shop, this "misused" form of the trope was voted by a significant margin to be the better definition and made official. The original narrow definition, meanwhile, is now the Traumatic Transformation internal subtrope of Body Horror's subtrope TransformationHorror.
30th Nov '15 9:18:48 AM Scorpion451
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TropesAreNotBad applies even here, however; Trope Decay can sometimes be the result of the TVTropes HiveMind ''correcting'' a problem. This is particularly true when the original definition is [[TropesAreNotNarrow excessively specific]] or experiences MissingSupertropeSyndrome. For an excellent example of both, witness the evolution of the trope BodyHorror. Body Horror was originally defined as a narrow set of VirusVictimSymptoms. Over the course of several years, however, the commonly accepted usage gradually drifted and expanded to become ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: the previously missing supertrope to all anatomy-related horror tropes. When brought into the repair shop, this "misused" form of the trope was voted by a significant margin to be the better definition and made official. The original narrow definition, meanwhile, is now the Traumatic Transformation internal subtrope of Body Horror's subtrope TransformationHorror.
1st Dec '13 8:18:43 AM LongLiveHumour
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Sometimes, the idea of what a {{trope}} is actually about gets lost somewhere along the way. Either new entries miss the point somehow, or the author just read the trope title and [[IThoughtItMeant thought they got the gist of it]]. This includes things like describing just anything remotely scary as Nightmare Fuel, when Nightmare Fuel was originally intended to be things you found unintentionally scary as a kid. (Hence why AccidentalNightmareFuel was created and NightmareFuel repurposed) Remember though, that TropesAreFlexible--what you think is decay may just be [[PlayingWithATrope unusual usage]] on second glance.
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Sometimes, the idea of what a {{trope}} is actually about gets lost somewhere along the way. Either new entries miss the point somehow, or the author just read the trope title and [[IThoughtItMeant thought they got the gist of it]]. This includes things like describing just anything remotely scary as Nightmare Fuel, when Nightmare Fuel was originally intended to be things you found unintentionally scary as a kid. (Hence why AccidentalNightmareFuel was created and NightmareFuel repurposed) Remember though, that TropesAreFlexible--what Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible--what you think is decay may just be [[PlayingWithATrope unusual usage]] on second glance.
24th Jan '13 12:41:04 PM Specialist290
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Sometimes, the idea of what a {{trope}} is actually about gets lost somewhere along the way. Either new entries miss the point somehow, or the author just read the trope title and [[IThoughtItMeant thought they got the gist of it]]. This includes things like describing just anything remotely scary as Nightmare Fuel, when Nightmare Fuel was originally intended to be things you found unintentionally scary as a kid. (Hence why AccidentalNightmareFuel was created and NightmareFuel repurposed) Remember though, that TropesAreFlexible--what you think is decay may just be unusual usage on second glance.
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Sometimes, the idea of what a {{trope}} is actually about gets lost somewhere along the way. Either new entries miss the point somehow, or the author just read the trope title and [[IThoughtItMeant thought they got the gist of it]]. This includes things like describing just anything remotely scary as Nightmare Fuel, when Nightmare Fuel was originally intended to be things you found unintentionally scary as a kid. (Hence why AccidentalNightmareFuel was created and NightmareFuel repurposed) Remember though, that TropesAreFlexible--what you think is decay may just be [[PlayingWithATrope unusual usage usage]] on second glance.
30th Aug '12 12:32:58 AM mlsmithca
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Ironically, this is now a prime example of trope (or, rather, index) decay. Cleaning up wicks per TRS.
Sometimes, the idea of what a {{trope}} is actually about gets lost somewhere along the way. Either new entries miss the point somehow, or the author [[DidNotDoTheResearch just read the trope title]] and [[IThoughtItMeant thought they got the gist of it]]. This includes things like describing just anything remotely scary as Nightmare Fuel, when Nightmare Fuel was originally intended to be things you found unintentionally scary as a kid. (Hence why AccidentalNightmareFuel was created and NightmareFuel repurposed) Remember though, that TropesAreFlexible--what you think is decay may just be unusual usage on second glance.
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Sometimes, the idea of what a {{trope}} is actually about gets lost somewhere along the way. Either new entries miss the point somehow, or the author [[DidNotDoTheResearch just read the trope title]] title and [[IThoughtItMeant thought they got the gist of it]]. This includes things like describing just anything remotely scary as Nightmare Fuel, when Nightmare Fuel was originally intended to be things you found unintentionally scary as a kid. (Hence why AccidentalNightmareFuel was created and NightmareFuel repurposed) Remember though, that TropesAreFlexible--what you think is decay may just be unusual usage on second glance.
5th May '12 3:17:11 PM SeptimusHeap
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Refining descriptions
Sometimes, the idea of what a {{trope}} is actually about gets lost somewhere along the way. Either new entries miss the point somehow, or the author [[DidNotDoTheResearch just read the trope title]] and [[IThoughtItMeant thought they got the gist of it]]. This includes things like describing just anything remotely scary as Nightmare Fuel, when Nightmare Fuel was originally intended to be things you found unintentionally scary as a kid. (Hence why now it shows up as AccidentalNightmareFuel.) Remember though, that TropesAreFlexible--what you think is decay may just be unusual usage on second glance.
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Sometimes, the idea of what a {{trope}} is actually about gets lost somewhere along the way. Either new entries miss the point somehow, or the author [[DidNotDoTheResearch just read the trope title]] and [[IThoughtItMeant thought they got the gist of it]]. This includes things like describing just anything remotely scary as Nightmare Fuel, when Nightmare Fuel was originally intended to be things you found unintentionally scary as a kid. (Hence why now it shows up as AccidentalNightmareFuel.) AccidentalNightmareFuel was created and NightmareFuel repurposed) Remember though, that TropesAreFlexible--what you think is decay may just be unusual usage on second glance.
5th Mar '12 9:11:26 PM Fallacy
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Sometimes, the idea of what a {{trope}} is actually about gets lost somewhere along the way. Either new entries miss the point somehow, or the author [[DidNotDoTheResearch just read the trope title]] and [[IThoughtItMeant thought he got the gist of it]]. This includes things like describing just anything remotely scary as Nightmare Fuel, when Nightmare Fuel was originally intended to be things you found unintentionally scary as a kid. (Hence why now it shows up as AccidentalNightmareFuel.) Remember though, that TropesAreFlexible--what you think is decay may just be unusual usage on second glance.
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Sometimes, the idea of what a {{trope}} is actually about gets lost somewhere along the way. Either new entries miss the point somehow, or the author [[DidNotDoTheResearch just read the trope title]] and [[IThoughtItMeant thought he they got the gist of it]]. This includes things like describing just anything remotely scary as Nightmare Fuel, when Nightmare Fuel was originally intended to be things you found unintentionally scary as a kid. (Hence why now it shows up as AccidentalNightmareFuel.) Remember though, that TropesAreFlexible--what you think is decay may just be unusual usage on second glance.
16th Feb '12 10:43:52 PM Rabukurafuto
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Sometimes, the idea of what a {{trope}} is actually about gets lost somewhere along the way. Either new entries miss the point somehow, or the author [[DidNotDoTheResearch just read the trope title]] and [[IThoughtItMeant thought he got the gist of it]]. This includes things like describing just anything remotely scary as Nightmare Fuel, when Nightmare Fuel was originally intended to be things you found unintentionally scary as a kid. (Hence why now it shows up as NightmareFuel.) Remember though, that TropesAreFlexible--what you think is decay may just be unusual usage on second glance.
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Sometimes, the idea of what a {{trope}} is actually about gets lost somewhere along the way. Either new entries miss the point somehow, or the author [[DidNotDoTheResearch just read the trope title]] and [[IThoughtItMeant thought he got the gist of it]]. This includes things like describing just anything remotely scary as Nightmare Fuel, when Nightmare Fuel was originally intended to be things you found unintentionally scary as a kid. (Hence why now it shows up as NightmareFuel.AccidentalNightmareFuel.) Remember though, that TropesAreFlexible--what you think is decay may just be unusual usage on second glance.
6th Nov '11 1:36:57 AM Diask
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It has been cut, so red link dead link.
See also CanonicalListOfSubtleTropeDistinctions, SquarePegRoundTrope, and the [[Flanderization/TVTropes TV Tropes entry]] at {{Flanderization}}.
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See also CanonicalListOfSubtleTropeDistinctions, SquarePegRoundTrope, CanonicalListOfSubtleTropeDistinctions and the [[Flanderization/TVTropes TV Tropes entry]] at {{Flanderization}}. SquarePegRoundTrope.

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15th Oct '11 3:53:02 PM CaitsMeow
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Sometimes, the idea of what a {{trope}} is actually about gets lost somewhere along the way. Either new entries [[CompletelyMissingThePoint miss the point]] somehow, or the author [[DidNotDoTheResearch just read the trope title]] and [[IThoughtItMeant thought he got the gist of it]]. This includes things like describing just anything remotely scary as Nightmare Fuel, when Nightmare Fuel was originally intended to be things you found unintentionally scary as a kid. (Hence why now it shows up as NightmareFuel.) Remember though, that TropesAreFlexible--what you think is decay may just be unusual usage on second glance.
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Sometimes, the idea of what a {{trope}} is actually about gets lost somewhere along the way. Either new entries [[CompletelyMissingThePoint miss the point]] point somehow, or the author [[DidNotDoTheResearch just read the trope title]] and [[IThoughtItMeant thought he got the gist of it]]. This includes things like describing just anything remotely scary as Nightmare Fuel, when Nightmare Fuel was originally intended to be things you found unintentionally scary as a kid. (Hence why now it shows up as NightmareFuel.) Remember though, that TropesAreFlexible--what you think is decay may just be unusual usage on second glance.
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