Created By: Routerie on February 29, 2012 Last Edited By: Routerie on March 1, 2012

Significant Chairs

A suggested predefined message / wiki policy

Name Space:
Page Type:
Tropes need specific meanings. Various, unrelated meanings do not make a trope.

For example, imagine wanting to list how fiction plays with chairs. Chairs that are improbably cool, or wheelchairs with special enhancements. Instances where the chair's appearance sets up its eventual climactic role, or where the chair corrupts everyone near it.

Don't do this. Significant Chairs is not a trope. Though the examples have narrative significance, unlike people merely sitting on chairs, they have unrelated significance. Group examples with those of similar significance rather than those involving the same items.

To group tropes related to an object or action, don't create an umbrella page where no supertrope exists. Instead, make an index.
Community Feedback Replies: 7
  • February 29, 2012
    Could you start with the definition. If it's in the description, it's buried.

    And this is also really wordy.
  • February 29, 2012
  • February 29, 2012
    This doesn't even make sense. I don't think what you're trying to write here is useful to the wiki. It just confuses what is and isn't a trope thoroughly to the point of uselessness.
  • February 29, 2012
    It's an expansion to People Sit On Chairs. This is basically saying that even if it has meaning, it's useless to point that out unless you can specify the meaning itself. A cool wheelchair and a cool throne are two different things, not just one big "cool chair" trope. Still, probably not necessary.
  • February 29, 2012
    But that's not actually true. Cool Chair is a trope. All this page shows is that whoever wrote it doesn't know much about tropes, and is one of those people who doesn't understand the point of People Sit On Chairs.
  • February 29, 2012
    What I think you're describing is cases of people attempting to create a trope which gathers a very broad range of possibilities under a single definition. I suppose it would be the inverse of The Same But More Specific, and an issue of Square Peg Round Trope coming into play during trope foundation rather than after launch. If this is the case, I recommend you to spend less space talking about chairs, which are beside the point.
  • March 1, 2012
    Significant Chairs is substantially less indicative than People Sit On Chairs.