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13th Oct '17 8:44:21 AM Luc
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* More than one Social Media site will suspend accounts and punish people '''without referring to what caused the punishment'''.

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* More than one Social Media site or message board Moderator will suspend accounts and punish people '''without referring while refusing to state what caused the punishment'''.punishment. Ironically, this can make things even more toxic when the people eventually return, because they now "know" that the people who run the site can and will ban people "for no reason", so now all sins are equal. (There's a reason sites like Wikipedia engage in "warnings" first, and go out of their way to refer to specific events when banning.)
%% Just to be clear: The above refers to Twitter and non-TV Tropes related message boards that shall not be named.
13th Oct '17 8:31:33 AM Luc
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Subtrope of PoorCommunicationKills because if the characters actually talked out the problem, there wouldn't be one. Also a subtrope to BewilderingPunishment because the character getting "punished" is "in the doghouse" until they can convince the other character (who probably isn't listening) to forgive them.

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Subtrope of PoorCommunicationKills because if the characters actually talked out the problem, there wouldn't be one. Also a subtrope to BewilderingPunishment because the character getting "punished" is "in the doghouse" until they can convince the other character (who probably isn't listening) to forgive them. A common (and maddening) form of IdiotBall.


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* More than one Social Media site will suspend accounts and punish people '''without referring to what caused the punishment'''.
8th Jul '17 3:07:23 PM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/XFactor2006:''' Jamie and Theresa get into an argument, which very quickly escalates into shouting and Jamie storming out. Theresa was trying to talk to him about the fact she was pregnant because of a previous night with him, while Jamie's mind was on other matters. Monet, who'd been watching the whole thing, points out afterwards that Jamie wasn't on the same page as Theresa, using ''Three's Company'' as an example.
20th May '17 6:13:20 AM ironballs16
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* There's a old British joke playing on this trope that runs, more or less, as follows: A satirist sends every Member of Parliament an anonymous telegram reading "ALL IS KNOWN: FLY AT ONCE." The next day, half of Parliament fails to show up for work. According to legend, Creator/MarkTwain once did this [[WithFriendsLikeThese to his friends]].

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* There's a old British joke playing on this trope that runs, more or less, as follows: A satirist sends every Member of Parliament an anonymous telegram reading "ALL "[[ParanoiaFuel ALL IS KNOWN: FLY AT ONCE.ONCE]]." The next day, half of Parliament fails to show up for work. According to legend, Creator/MarkTwain once did this [[WithFriendsLikeThese to his friends]].
20th May '17 6:04:52 AM ironballs16
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* A nonromantic variant gets played with in one issue of ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}''. The Trickster phones in a tip to the media that gives away her identity as mayoral candidate Selina Kyle, and she flies into a rage at him for outing her -- and then it turns out that it was meant as a generic political smear campaign and the identification was a coincidence. [[spoiler:And then he legitimately figures it out.]]

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* A nonromantic variant gets played with in one issue of ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}''. The Trickster phones in a tip to the media that gives away her identity as mayoral candidate Selina Kyle, and she flies into a rage at him for outing her -- and then it turns out that it was meant as a generic political smear campaign [[AccidentalTruth and the identification was a coincidence.coincidence]]. [[spoiler:And then he legitimately figures it out.]]
25th Mar '17 4:31:30 PM NNinja
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* Justified in Fanfic/ACompleteTurnabout. Maya is pissed at Phoenix and doesn't tell him why, because for all she knows he should be well aware of what the problem is. It just happens that unknown to Maya the Phoenix she's talking with is a Phoenix from AlternateUniverse, who has now whay of knowing what his counterpart screwed up.

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* Justified in Fanfic/ACompleteTurnabout.''Fanfic/ACompleteTurnabout''. Maya is pissed at Phoenix and doesn't tell him why, because for all she knows he should be well aware of what the problem is. It just happens that unknown to Maya the Phoenix she's talking with is a Phoenix from AlternateUniverse, who has now whay of knowing what his counterpart screwed up.
25th Mar '17 4:30:26 PM NNinja
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* Justified in Fanfic/ACompleteTurnabout. Maya is pissed at Phoenix and doesn't tell him why, because for all she knows he should be well aware of what the problem is. It just happens that unknown to Maya the Phoenix she's talking with is a Phoenix from AlternateUniverse, who has now whay of knowing what his counterpart screwed up.
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6th Feb '17 4:47:20 AM crazysamaritan
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A common soap opera scenario: young couple AliceAndBob are very happy. But [[TheVamp Vamp]] Charlene, who wants Bob herself, "casually" mentions to Alice that Bob spent the night with her (when in fact they were simply both stranded in a blizzard with thirty other people).

Given a choice between believing her beloved, who has never lied but always been faithful and true, or believing the [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter scheming bitch]] with a [[VillainsNeverLie history of deceit]] and an obvious agenda, naturally our dumb heroine immediately accepts the worst of the story, and totally rejects her true love [[OneSideOfTheStory without even asking his side of it]]. [[BewilderingPunishment When he pathetically asks why she's upset]], she only says, "You know what you did!" with a side of DeathGlare, thus cementing what should be a DiscreditedTrope, but, sadly, is not.

At times the woman ''will'' ask the man some transparent question, such as, "Did you spend the night with Charlene?" Unfortunately, the man doesn't actually get ''why'' she's asking, and in responding with detail-free answers - or answers with the ''wrong'' details ("Why, yes - we got a lot of exercise ''that'' night. Good thing, 'cuz I was getting pretty cold.") - merely confirms the woman's fears. The woman, of course, [[PoorCommunicationKills never asks clarifying questions]] that would resolve the matter, and the man never picks up on the fact that he ''needs'' to clarify because he [[IDoNotSpeakNonverbal does not speak nonverbal]] - in fact, sometimes he'll believe that the woman knows exactly what's going on to begin with, hence the lack of necessary detail.

And of course, the woman never wonders why, if he was cheating on her, he'd just casually admit to it like that, being that he hasn't displayed {{Jerkass}} traits before. The worst part is, the accuser expects a confession, but she's only making the situation ''far'' worse.

A form of GenreBlindness, with a giant, gooey IdiotBall.

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A common soap opera scenario: young couple AliceAndBob are very happy. But [[TheVamp Vamp]] Charlene, who wants Bob herself, "casually" mentions [[PoorCommunicationKills ...and until you apologize I'm not talking to Alice that Bob spent you!]] Phew; the night with her (when character is in fact they were simply both stranded in a blizzard with thirty trouble and, despite what the other people).

Given a choice between believing her beloved, who has never lied but always been faithful and true, or believing the [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter scheming bitch]] with a [[VillainsNeverLie history of deceit]] and an obvious agenda, naturally our dumb heroine immediately accepts the worst
character says, isn't aware of the story, problem. Often this is because of the characters [[NonverbalMiscommunication misreading behavioral cues]], but a [[ValuesDissonance culture clash]] or misunderstanding are also likely.

A SoapOpera style plot will often have the issue specifically occur because of a third party that is trying to drive a wedge in a relationship so they break up. After only hearing OneSideOfTheStory, the angry character has decided on a course of action,
and totally rejects her true love [[OneSideOfTheStory without even asking his side of it]]. [[BewilderingPunishment When he pathetically asks why she's upset]], she only says, "You know what you did!" with a side of DeathGlare, thus cementing what should be a DiscreditedTrope, but, sadly, refuses to explain their motives to their victim]]. The poor victim is not.

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unable to defend themselves since they don't even understand where the woman ''will'' ask the man some transparent question, such as, "Did you spend the night with Charlene?" Unfortunately, the man doesn't actually get ''why'' she's asking, and in responding with detail-free answers - or answers with the ''wrong'' details ("Why, yes - we got a lot of exercise ''that'' night. Good thing, 'cuz I was getting pretty cold.") - merely confirms the woman's fears. The woman, of course, [[PoorCommunicationKills never asks clarifying questions]] that would resolve the matter, and the man never picks up on the fact that he ''needs'' to clarify because he [[IDoNotSpeakNonverbal does not speak nonverbal]] - in fact, sometimes he'll believe that the woman knows exactly what's going on to begin with, hence the lack of necessary detail.

And of course, the woman never wonders why, if he was cheating on her, he'd just casually admit to it like that, being that he hasn't displayed {{Jerkass}} traits before. The worst part is, the accuser expects a confession, but she's only making the situation ''far'' worse.
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A form Subtrope of GenreBlindness, with PoorCommunicationKills because if the characters actually talked out the problem, there wouldn't be one. Also a giant, gooey IdiotBall.
subtrope to BewilderingPunishment because the character getting "punished" is "in the doghouse" until they can convince the other character (who probably isn't listening) to forgive them.
16th Nov '16 10:07:14 PM Rolling68Q
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* In ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', Kyosuke Munakata went through several traumatic and character breaking moments turning him into a paranoid and half-crazed KnightTemplar. This cumulates in him [[spoiler: fatally stabbing his best friend, Juzo Sakakura,]] and delivering this line. [[spoiler:What Sakakura did turns out to have been lying about Junko being innocent of the disaster at Hope's Peak by way of blackmail. Sane Munakata was willing to overlook this, but crazy Munakata... not so much]].
10th Oct '16 8:46:51 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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A common soap opera scenario: young couple AliceAndBob are very happy. But [[TheVamp Vamp]] Dorothy, who wants Bob herself, "casually" mentions to Alice that Bob spent the night with her (when in fact they were simply both stranded in a blizzard with thirty other people).

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A common soap opera scenario: young couple AliceAndBob are very happy. But [[TheVamp Vamp]] Dorothy, Charlene, who wants Bob herself, "casually" mentions to Alice that Bob spent the night with her (when in fact they were simply both stranded in a blizzard with thirty other people).



At times the woman ''will'' ask the man some transparent question, such as, "Did you spend the night with Dorothy?" Unfortunately, the man doesn't actually get ''why'' she's asking, and in responding with detail-free answers - or answers with the ''wrong'' details ("Why, yes - we got a lot of exercise ''that'' night. Good thing, 'cuz I was getting pretty cold.") - merely confirms the woman's fears. The woman, of course, [[PoorCommunicationKills never asks clarifying questions]] that would resolve the matter, and the man never picks up on the fact that he ''needs'' to clarify because he [[IDoNotSpeakNonverbal does not speak nonverbal]] - in fact, sometimes he'll believe that the woman knows exactly what's going on to begin with, hence the lack of necessary detail.

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At times the woman ''will'' ask the man some transparent question, such as, "Did you spend the night with Dorothy?" Charlene?" Unfortunately, the man doesn't actually get ''why'' she's asking, and in responding with detail-free answers - or answers with the ''wrong'' details ("Why, yes - we got a lot of exercise ''that'' night. Good thing, 'cuz I was getting pretty cold.") - merely confirms the woman's fears. The woman, of course, [[PoorCommunicationKills never asks clarifying questions]] that would resolve the matter, and the man never picks up on the fact that he ''needs'' to clarify because he [[IDoNotSpeakNonverbal does not speak nonverbal]] - in fact, sometimes he'll believe that the woman knows exactly what's going on to begin with, hence the lack of necessary detail.
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