Created By: dalek955 on June 3, 2011 Last Edited By: dalek955 on January 29, 2013
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Needs Fiction Examples

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Truth in Television is a nice thing to have for a trope. Makes it seem respectable, knowing that you have here a trope employed in Real Life. However, Real Life is not the main focus of TV Tropes, and if a trope page Needs More Examples, a horde of RL examples and none from other genres may not be what that trope needs.

This message asks people to post examples from fiction, while stating the Truth in Television section has enough already. Note that this message is different from No Real Life Examples, where RL examples are inherently bad as opposed to merely insufficient.
Community Feedback Replies: 21
  • June 4, 2011
    Stratadrake
    "merely insufficient" ... or in some cases, "off-topic".
  • June 4, 2011
    dalek955
    Off-topic how? I fail to see how that could happen.
  • June 5, 2011
    Stratadrake
    Because the "topic" of a trope is examples of it in fiction. A few cases of Life Imitates Trope may be interesting, but depending on the trope, it can stray into nerds spouting and discussing random trivia fairly easy. Even Nerds Have Standards!

    For titles, perhaps Fictional Examples Only?
  • June 5, 2011
    dalek955
    Well, you do usually want a few RL examples; this message is for when you get an overload. If you want NO real life examples, there's already a message for that.
  • June 15, 2011
    jaytee
    ^Real Life examples are considered absolute last priority.

    I don't think we really need this as a predefined message though. I think most people understand that this is a website about media and not about Real Life.
  • June 15, 2011
    dalek955
    I started this one after another of my ykttws (Your Finger You Fool) got dozens of RL examples and maybe 3 fiction ones, one of which was not explained.
  • June 16, 2011
    jaytee
    ^That seems like a special case, and I'm not sure that just asking for more fictional examples would help something like that. People understand that fictional examples are the priority, but sometimes there just aren't that many examples.
  • December 1, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ It still happens enough on ykttw to make this a legit message.
  • December 3, 2011
    jate88
    ^ As someone who finds it tempting to focus on real life areas of the wiki I have to agree.
  • December 5, 2011
    MorganWick
    How often do YKTT Ws get loaded down with RL examples like this, though? I don't know if I've ever really seen it.
  • February 18, 2012
    Catbert
    Anyone think we need this?
  • February 18, 2012
    troacctid
    I don't think so. It should be covered by regular ol' Needs Examples.
  • February 19, 2012
    SeptimusHeap
    Nope. Needs Examples is for all examples. It has nothing to do with only RL ones.
  • February 19, 2012
    troacctid
    I know, but that's not really a distinction that the tag needs to make. *shrug*
  • February 19, 2012
    SeptimusHeap
    We are a wiki about fiction, not Real Life.
  • February 21, 2012
    troacctid
    Yes, so it goes without saying, right?
  • February 21, 2012
    lebrel
    I like it. I have a YKTTW that I've adopted that has batches of Real Life examples and I'd like some more fictional ones, but people keep adding more Real Life examples... this message would help.
  • February 21, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    It's rare, but still happens enough to need such a message.
  • February 21, 2012
    pawsplay
    Just make Needs Real Life Examples and redirect it to Needs Examples.
  • January 29, 2013
    Catbert
    Would anyone object to me adding the stuff about fiction examples to Needs More Example and making a Needs Fiction Examples a redirect? Or should I just discard this?
  • January 29, 2013
    SeptimusHeap
    ^Pick the first option.
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