Created By: bulmabriefs144December 20, 2012 Last Edited By: bulmabriefs144February 6, 2013
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Insert Quote Here

A filler, when you don't have a quote.

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"Insert quote here."

A predefined message. Sometimes, there just isn't a quote to give an accurate description of a trope. And sometimes, lines of lines of text just won't cut it. You know there's tons of examples for the trope Then They Came, but you simply can't think of one at all! So you instead of a real quote, can do the following.

While it wouldn't be right to start encouraging fake quotes, this serves instead as a sort of empty quote spot. This lets anyone coming across this know that, at some point, this page needs a quote because the description, while acceptable, doesn't clarify the concept in the way a quote might.

Community Feedback Replies: 15
  • December 20, 2012
    bulmabriefs144
    I don't think this sort of thing uses examples, but it needs a better name.
  • December 20, 2012
    lakingsif
    Insert Quote Here probably wouldn't be that bad, but I don't think An Example I Just Made Up is too wrong - well, despite the fact I thought it meant In-Universe.
  • December 21, 2012
    Arivne

  • December 21, 2012
    Telcontar
    I don't think invented quotes should be encouraged on the wiki; I know I pull them if I see them, as they're nearly always not as witty as the troper thinks and can instead read like a laconic. This would make a great page for In Universe examples of the same thing, though, where someone pretends to quote something but it turns out to be a fictional quote.
  • December 21, 2012
    lakingsif
    ^ That is what it sounds like. Can't think of any examples of that right now, though.
  • December 22, 2012
    Arivne
    ^ ^^ We already have the In Universe version of this as Quoting Myself.
  • December 22, 2012
    dvorak
    The page quote for Bloody Handprint is a "quote" from Bob and Alice Buy the Farm, which is a non-existant work.
  • December 23, 2012
    randomsurfer
    If nothing else, Needs A Better Name because titles which "sound like dialogue" are verboten. Hypothetical Example?
  • December 28, 2012
    bulmabriefs144
    I'm calling it Placeholder Quote. Because that is basically what it is. Basically, an example you make up, until a better one comes along. As, listed, you mark it as such, and tell the troper who said it (in the example case it world be Placeholder Quote, bulmabriefs144).

    It's not a trope, it's more a function or whatever it's called (so no, it's not about In Universe self-quotes, and it doesn't get examples). Sort of like Needs A Better Name, or How Did We Miss This One. Sort of the idea is "okay this needs a quote to kind of describe what you mean, but we don't have one" (it works best in word/naming tropes like Initialism Title or such where giving the quote or picture is basically a means to actually clarify the description).

    Telcontar, this is normally good policy, but faced with a description that doesn't really cover it (Recursive Acronym, if we didn't have a quote, would need one of these) and the possible option of having to repair because people misuse, there are times when it's good to have a temporary one until a decent one can be found. Basically, it should be something for people to repair, like a page that needs more wicks.
  • December 28, 2012
    lakingsif
    Why did you bring it to YKTTW then? It looks alright for that purpose, but I think just make it - maybe as an index to list all the pages with these on so people with a suitable quote can go change it - rather than launch it from here.
  • January 7, 2013
    bulmabriefs144
    I wouldn't know how to do this and make it self-sustaining. So I guess this page is for help on this, assuming the idea is approved.
  • January 9, 2013
    lakingsif
    As for Bloody Handprint, I've added a quote (from Two Broke Girls). I left the old one in case anyone perhaps wanted it, don't know.
  • January 9, 2013
    rodneyAnonymous
    Removed made-up quote/source from Bloody Handprint.

    This seems like a bad idea. It is supposed to be Administrivia? Do we need a "rule" for each thing you're not supposed to do? "Don't make up quotes" seems pretty obvious.
  • February 6, 2013
    bulmabriefs144
    It's a predefined message. We're not making a rule, we're basically making it so, "yes, this page really needs a quote, but we haven't got one now."

    "Everything was peaceful and happy in our quaint rural village. Until the invaders from Mars came, bringing with them fire and destruction."
    Placeholder Quote, (Troper's name here).

    Yea, let's not do that. Instead, we just have no quote and do the following.

    In other words, rather than encouraging the practice of fake quotes, which this would likely devolve into, we just have a quote spot, and this serves as a "fill one in when you've got time." And yea, I changed it to Insert Quote Here.
  • February 6, 2013
    StarSword
    Here's an idea. Why don't we just leave the quote off entirely if we can't think of one? I don't see the need for this.

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