[[DescribeTopicHere Describe Troper here.]]
Yeah, like ''that's'' going to happen. The first occurrence of "troper" as a name for the people who record their thoughts here was in 2003, about a month after we launched. It was coined by a guy who wrote a lot of good TV.
And a few movies.
Mostly, it means You. [[BreakingTheFourthWall That's right, You]]. Time Magazine's person of the year, [[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1569514,00.html 2006]]. Anybody who [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/contributor_list.php has a page here]], and many people who don't. A "Vigilante Taxonomist", so to speak. A person who ''gets'' it. See also OneOfUs.