[[folder:Pinball]]
* During the development of {{Atari}}'s ''Pinball/{{Superman}}'' pinball, Creator/SteveRitchie and Creator/EugeneJarvis figured out how to use a guitar echo chamber to make a continuous background sound that intensified with the game action. For some reason, Atari management nixed the idea; Ritchie ended up using it on his next pinball, the top-selling ''Pinball/{{Flash}}'' from Creator/WilliamsElectronics.
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* In RolePlay/YuGiOhEastAcademy, we have a subtle example from Marcus during his Tag Duel with Denero. While his strategy is solid, it unfortunately has the unforeseen consequence of being indirectly responsible for Denero merging his mind with the Meteor and becoming more aggressive and unstable as a result.

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[[folder:Toys]]
* The whole goal of the heroes in ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' is to awaken the sleeping Great Spirit Mata Nui. Unfortunately, [[BigBad Makuta]] (who put Mata Nui to sleep in the first place) plays them all for [[UnwittingPawn Unwitting Pawns]]: he allows the heroes to succeed and during a window of opportunity in the revival commits GrandTheftMe, taking control of the body of a PhysicalGod and therefore also the world's very laws of nature. Nice Job Waking It, Heroes.
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[[folder:TV Tropes Wiki]]
* Wiki/TVTropes has a RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement meant to prevent any {{Flame War}}s in ThisWiki (read that page for more). Unfortunately in some situations, some tropers completely ignore this rule, leading to the mods [[Administrivia/LockedPages locking the page]] most likely for good... which means nobody gets to add and edit future tropes.\\
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In extreme cases, there's the Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub, in which the tropes are so misused, become a magnet for racial slurs and personal attacks, and the like that not only the page is locked, the page (and in some occasions, the entire trope) gets deleted, never to be used again. Forever.\\
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And in less extreme but still unfortunate cases, RealLife examples can be cut and [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease prohibited from a page]] if things get controversial enough. On that note, there's also the ExampleSectionectomy, which examples are either cut entirely or relegated to a separate area such as DarthWiki or the Discussion tab if things get nasty.
** And if the examples had previously been divided into multiple pages, then the deleted RealLife examples won't even appear in the page history for you to browse.
* This is the reason why FetishFuel and TroperTales no longer exist in Wiki/TVTropes. Some people couldn’t resist putting controversial and creepy content in FetishFuel and TroperTales, which lead to these sections being sent off to separate off-site wikis.
** Troper Tales existing in the first place. Troper Tales was only created to keep tropers from writing their own tales on the main wiki. Troper Tales ruined the reputation of TVTropes and made the website a laughingstock of half the Internet. It was also known for attracting people who wrote stories that sounded creepy, filled with bile, psychotic, racist, sexist and ego-stroking. The admins could have either warned the tropers or banned them for writing personal tales instead of creating troper tales, since Troper Tales only reinforced the habit.
* Wiki/TVTropes used to have a "strike format", but it was eventually disabled as people were using it simply to sneak in {{Take That}}s and such. Texts that were previously striked are now hidden texts. The strike format however is still usable in the forums though.
* Earlier there were "super secret spoilers", which was the equivalent of making the text white. This was also removed in part due to people actually using it for relevant information that reader [[GuideDangIt couldn't see without highlighting the whole page]].
* {{Headscratchers}} used to be called "It Just Bugs Me", but was Administrivia/{{renamed|Tropes}} because people kept misinterpreting it as ''[[Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike "Why does suck so much?"]]''.
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