History Main / TropeDropper

22nd Jan '16 4:19:49 PM Josef5678
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It doesn't just happen on TVTropes, or wikis in general. It's rare on forums or such, however, because it's a fluid discussion and you might want to write your reply fast before the flames go too high, burn out and you're staring at a screen telling you that you can't post on that thread and go to sleep crying because you couldn't post your precious ... er-hem, OrSoIHeard. [[AndZoidberg Oh and]] [[CaptainObvious you're expected to do this]] when posting FanFic.

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It doesn't just happen on TVTropes, Wiki/TVTropes, or wikis in general. It's rare on forums or such, however, because it's a fluid discussion and you might want to write your reply fast before the flames go too high, burn out and you're staring at a screen telling you that you can't post on that thread and go to sleep crying because you couldn't post your precious ... er-hem, OrSoIHeard. [[AndZoidberg Oh and]] [[CaptainObvious you're expected to do this]] when posting FanFic.
9th Feb '14 8:36:28 PM troacctid
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This practice comes from the primordial time of the internet, when connections were short and expensive, and writing in a forum, or a mail, with your crappy "reliable" IE and the thing not being sent, would guarantee the loss of data and [[BrickJoke staring]] at a White Screen Of Despair. Or you'd write this and later go to a friend who had any internet whatsoever.

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This practice comes from the primordial time of the internet, when connections were short and expensive, and writing in a forum, or a mail, with your crappy "reliable" IE and the thing not being sent, would guarantee [[DataVampires the loss of data data]] and [[BrickJoke staring]] at a White Screen Of Despair. Or you'd write this and later go to a friend who had any internet whatsoever.
10th Nov '12 1:58:10 PM Aiguille
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Not to be confused with TitleDrop or [[CareerKiller the guy that makes a career]] [[DarthWiki/ThatTroper out of "dropping" Tropers]].

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Not to be confused with TitleDrop or [[CareerKiller [[ProfessionalKiller the guy that makes a career]] [[DarthWiki/ThatTroper out of "dropping" Tropers]].
24th Jan '12 8:26:16 PM Nocturna
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Not to be confused with TitleDrop or [[CareerKiller the guy that makes a career]] [[ThatTroper out of "dropping" Tropers]].

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Not to be confused with TitleDrop or [[CareerKiller the guy that makes a career]] [[ThatTroper [[DarthWiki/ThatTroper out of "dropping" Tropers]].
16th Sep '11 8:55:38 PM AMillionStars
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A TropeDropper (or [[TheWikiRule WikiDropper]], Forum Dropper, FanFic Dropper etc) is a person who writes everything before posting it somewhere. So you're the kind of guy that logs into his favorite wiki if he sees a mistake here, a trope to add there, a wiki link somewhere else, an opinion even. Small, efficient, clean edits.

And then there's this guy. He writes an entire article or post from scratch, does it on word or on his own little wiki or clean pad site located far from your view. He'll spend hours polishing it, copy-pasting it here, but not submitting, just previewing it, marveling at it, and then, if tonight he's too tired, post it tomorrow. Or in a week. Or whenever he thinks it's ready, or just has time. This is the [[TitleDrop TropeDropper]].

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A TropeDropper (or [[TheWikiRule WikiDropper]], Forum Dropper, FanFic Dropper etc) is a person who writes everything before posting it somewhere. So you're the kind of guy that logs into his favorite wiki if he sees a mistake here, a trope to add there, a wiki link somewhere else, an opinion even. Small, efficient, clean edits.

And then there's this guy. He writes an entire article or post from scratch, does it on word or on his own little wiki or clean pad site located far from your view. He'll spend hours polishing it, copy-pasting it here, but not submitting, just previewing it, marveling at it, and then, if tonight he's too tired, post it tomorrow. Or in a week. Or whenever he thinks it's ready, or just has time. This is the [[TitleDrop TropeDropper]].
Trope Dropper]]. (Or [[TheWikiRule Wiki Dropper]], Forum Dropper, FanFic Dropper etc)
5th Sep '11 7:02:31 PM BooleanEarth
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This practice comes from the primordial time of the internet, when connections were short and expensive, and writing in a forum, or a mail, with your crappy "reliable" IE and the thing not being sent, would guarantee the loss of data and [[BrickJoke staring]] at a [[BlueScreenOfDeath White Screen Of Despair]]. Or you'd write this and later go to a friend who had any internet whatsoever.

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This practice comes from the primordial time of the internet, when connections were short and expensive, and writing in a forum, or a mail, with your crappy "reliable" IE and the thing not being sent, would guarantee the loss of data and [[BrickJoke staring]] at a [[BlueScreenOfDeath White Screen Of Despair]].Despair. Or you'd write this and later go to a friend who had any internet whatsoever.
5th Sep '11 7:02:09 PM BooleanEarth
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It doesn't just happen on TVTropes, or wikis in general. It's rares though on forums for example, because it's a fluid discussion and you might want to write your reply fast before the flames go too high, burn out and you're staring at a screen telling you you can't post on that thread and go to sleep crying because you couldn't post your precious ... er-hem, OrSoIHeard. [[AndZoidberg Oh and]] [[CaptainObvious you're expected to do this]] when posting FanFic.

to:

It doesn't just happen on TVTropes, or wikis in general. It's rares though rare on forums for example, or such, however, because it's a fluid discussion and you might want to write your reply fast before the flames go too high, burn out and you're staring at a screen telling you that you can't post on that thread and go to sleep crying because you couldn't post your precious ... er-hem, OrSoIHeard. [[AndZoidberg Oh and]] [[CaptainObvious you're expected to do this]] when posting FanFic.
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