Administrivia: Just Launch It Already
Oh, c'mon, people, this YKTTW
has been slumbering at the bottom of the page for eons now! It already has over 30 replies! Do you realize what a pain in the ass sorting all these examples will be? Just launch this monster already, before it grows even more
and starts rampaging across downtown Tokyo
A common syndrome among YKTTW
entries is when the original poster of the entry for some reason (forgot about it/had no internet/write your own excuse) starts ignoring it without previously declaring it Up for Grabs
. In this case, instead of being launched immediately after accumulating a critical example mass and finding a nice name
, the YKTTW
entry stays in discussion for weeks, repeatedly bumped
by people who find it tropeworthy but dare not launch it themselves out of fear to offend the original poster.
Also, if you think yourself smart for declaring a YKTTW Up for Grabs
and hope that somebody will launch it, we have bad news for you: no one will. Instead, the entry will accumulate another 60 replies and go down because nobody would ever want to sort that mess out. Or just go down as it is, because everybody is busy monitoring and launching their own tropes. Either way, your trope ain't gonna get launched, period. So take responsibility for your creations, damn it.
The wiki's official made-up rule on the use of this trope is as follows: If Just Launch It Already is used twice in a single proposal, "ownership" of the proposal falls from whoever made it to whoever has been demanding a launch. So quit yer yappin' and Just Launch It Already!
However, the same corollary applies here as in Godwin's Law
in that this rule cannot be invoked deliberately in order to steal proposals. Yeah, like that's gonna happen.