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17th Sep '17 7:42:55 AM Malady
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TropesAreNotBad applies even here, however; Trope Decay can sometimes be the result of the Wiki/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.

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TropesAreNotBad applies even here, however; Trope Decay can sometimes be the result of the Wiki/TVTropes HiveMind ''correcting'' a problem. This is particularly true when the original definition is [[TropesAreNotNarrow [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible 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.
9th Sep '17 8:02:32 AM Malady
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When this gets too bad, it may be necessary to [[EverythingYouWantedToKnowAboutChangingTitles rename the trope]] to avoid confusion, or remove the {{trope}}, or completely rewrite it. The [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/conversations.php?topic=renames Trope Repair Shop]] is where these cleanup discussions happen.

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When this gets too bad, it may be necessary to [[EverythingYouWantedToKnowAboutChangingTitles [[Administrivia/EverythingYouWantedToKnowAboutChangingTitles rename the trope]] to avoid confusion, or remove the {{trope}}, or completely rewrite it. The [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/conversations.php?topic=renames Trope Repair Shop]] is where these cleanup discussions happen.
4th Jun '17 3:49:55 PM nombretomado
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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.

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TropesAreNotBad applies even here, however; Trope Decay can sometimes be the result of the TVTropes Wiki/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 9:21:25 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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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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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.
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