rchive of B
ntities, or TABLE
, was a project to categorize all of the groups on this website whose philosophies of cataloging tropes differ. Most of these groups focused on trope names, but a few focused on images instead.
Since it was determined that these articles, rather than serving their purpose as fun places for like-minded tropers to associate, were inspiring antagonism and factionalism among our user base, they have been discontinued and are defined here only for nostalgia's sake.
Currently known entities, and a brief summation of their philosophies, are:
- CHOPSTICKS: the Conserving Helpful Otaku-Produced Superior Titles, Increasing Common Knowledge Society: Foreign-language terms as titles can enhance pages.
- CUPS: the Cool Unearthed Pictures Society: Trope titles are less important than the images.
- FORKS: the Friends Of Really Kool Sobriquet: Trope names should be as witty as possible, whether or not they make any obvious sense.
- HOTSAUCE: the Hotblooded Others Taking a Stand And Ushering in Chaos and Entropy: Tropes need to liberated from PLATTER rule by becoming more wild.
- KNIVES: the Kalculated Naming Indifference Violent Enforcement Section: The entire debate of trope titles is pointless.
- NAPKINS: the Negative Space Kult of Ireland and Northern Scandinavia: Images on trope pages should be avoided as much as possible.
- PEPPER: People Ensuring Pages Populated by English Reliably: Non-English titles are almost always a bad idea (on the English wiki).
- PLATTER: People Letting All Trope Titles Exist Relishably: Trope names should be funny, but should also make sense.
- SALT: Supporters of Additional Likenesses in Text: Examples are like salt; every article should have more of them (unless specifically forbidden from having any).
- SHAKER: Secret Headquarters for Active Keeping of Eorganous Risks: Has not specified their purpose yet, but it seems to be similar to PLATTER.
- SPOON: Society to Prevent Overly Original Names: Trope names should be as clear as possible, whether or not they are humorous.
- TONGS: Tropers Opposed to Negligent and Gratuitous Spoilers: Spoiler taggings should be kept to a minimum.
- WHISK: Wonderful Humans' Insight Secures Koolness: People should always talk to the other groups before changing names of tropes. Hopefully compromises will be made.