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Both a {{Wiki Trope|s}}, and a TVTropes guideline.

Sometimes, the example section of a page gets bloated. The reasons why vary, but we typically deal with it in one of these ways:

* Prune the examples: Editors review the example list looking for ones that are poorly written (or [[SquarePegRoundTrope off-topic]]) which can be removed from the page, leaving behind the good examples.
* Kill it with fire: [[Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub Delete the entire article]] as having poor focus.
* [[DivideAndConquer Create a set of subpages for it]]: Useful if the page is sufficiently popular, and also sufficiently objective, that deletion is undesirable. (The results may possibly be put under SugarWiki or DarthWiki if not objective, and sufficiently popular and straightforward (e.g., CrowningMomentOfAwesome, DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible).)
* Leave the trope where it is, but make the example section a separate page, sometimes on the SugarWiki or DarthWiki.
* [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes Rename a trope.]] Sometimes it's the title which can cause the whole mess. See Administrivia/EverythingYouWantedToKnowAboutChangingNames for more detail on that front.
* Cut and prohibit all examples from the page: The course of action for which this page is named -- what's left is a readable definition and some scar tissue saying "No examples please. This only defines the term." Everything else goes in the wastebasket. [[note]]Sometimes, the Example Sectionectomy is pre-emptive, as was the case in the launching of PetPeeveTrope. This is typically used on the pages of [[TropesAreNotBad tropes that actually ARE bad.]][[/note]]
%%* Move examples to another wiki entirely.

!!Examples of articles deleted entirely:

* Basically any member of the Administrivia/PermanentRedlinkClub (aside from ThisTroper, and other deliberate redlinks.).

!!Examples of articles split into multiple pages:

* Any page that was on Multipage Tropes back when we listed those.
* FridgeLogic → now largely located in the [[Headscratchers/HomePage Headscratchers namespace]] → Now combined with other Fridge thoughts in its own section.

!!Examples of articles cutting and prohibiting examples:
* EightPointEight
* AccidentalNightmareFuel
* AlbumFiller
* AnatomicallyImpossibleSex
* AttractionToOutliers
* AwardSnub
* AwesomenessWithdrawal
* BackTracking
* BaseBreaker
* UsefulNotes/{{Baka}}
* BileFascination
* BlackHoleSue
* {{Bishoujo}}
* CanonDefilement
* CanonSue
* CharacterDeath
* CharacterDevelopment
* ComedicUnderwearExposure
* ConstructiveCriticism
* CopyCatSue
* CultClassic
* {{Dojikko}}
* EpicRiff
* FakeDifficulty
* FavoriteTrope
* FetishFuel
* TheFireflyEffect
* {{Gorn}}
* HappyEnding
* HypeBacklash
* IntendedAudienceReaction
* InternetBackdraft
* JerkSue
* {{Lemon}}
* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt
* {{Lime}}
* {{Lolicon}}
* {{Macekre}}
* MistakenlyBanned
* MoralDilemma
* OriginalCharacter
* OrwellianEditor -- also permalocked
* PantyShot
* PetPeeveTrope
* ProtagonistTitle
* ParodySue
* PuritySue
* RelationshipSue
* RuleThirtyFour
* {{Shipping}}
* ShippingGoggles
* ShockSite
* {{Shotacon}}
* SilentMajority
* SnuffFilm
* SoOkayItsAverage
* {{Squick}}
* SympatheticSue
* TaintedByThePreview
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot
* TropeEnjoymentLoophole
* UnpleasableFanbase
* TheUntwist
* VideoGameMoviesSuck
* VillainSue
* VocalMinority
* {{Waggle}}
* {{Wangst}}
* WriterCopOut
* WTHCastingAgency
* {{Yiff}}

!!Examples of segregated examples:

* {{Narm}} → [=DarthWiki/Narm=] Which was later moved back to {{Narm}}.
* [[AvertedTrope Aversions]] of TheProblemWithLicensedGames were moved to SugarWiki.NoProblemWithLicensedGames.

!!Examples of Administrivia/RenamedTropes:

* Boring Invincible Hero → InvincibleHero
* You Fail X Forever Pages → Artistic License - X (e.g. You Fail Biology Forever → ArtisticLicenseBiology)

!!Examples of dumping the examples list on another wiki:

* FetishFuel
* TroperTales, although that's long gone. Today, the Troper Tales are all but LostForever.

!!Mixed examples:

* MarySue received somewhat of a 2/4 hybrid, with the article being (almost?) completely re-written and losing all the examples. Though now it seems the new page is a stitched-up combo of the two versions a-la Frankenstein's monster... We're not sure what to call it.
* YouFailLogicForever initially had a spin-off page (InsaneTrollLogic) for listing non-specific examples as the page had become rather bloated, and a release valve for non-specific examples was thought desirable (type 5). And then the original page was reorganized so that all the fallacies contained therein were spun off into their own pages (type 3), while the original spin-off had developed through a sort of reverse TropeDecay into a full trope in its own right [[note]]An argument so riddled with flaws as to enter the realm of either {{parody}} or PoesLaw.[[/note]].
* Everything listed in Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease counts as a example of a partial Example Sectionectomy; the scar tissue differs in that it contains "No real life examples, please!" rather than "No examples, please. This only defines the term.", as RealLife is the example subsection most prone to need pruning, for various subtly obvious reasons.
* NightmareFuel was originally HighOctaneNightmareFuel, with AccidentalNightmareFuel (see above) originally being Nightmare Fuel. Needless to say, the change was a little confusing for in-wiki links, but necessary due to people using the trope to describe anything they personally found scary. Even with the name changes, NightmareFuel pages for individual works ''still'' tended to get bloated with poor examples that just happened to coincide with a single person's fears (it's supposed to be things that are frightening to the entire general population), so the examples were tentatively removed -- this sparked a rather large backdraft. Currently, the NightmareFuel pages for works operate under ExampleLobotomy rules -- examples are allowed, but hyperbole, purple-prose, and other forms of flowery page-bloating cruft are kept to a strict minimum.

!!Non-TVTropes examples:

* Wikipedia's "in popular culture" sections were heavily cracked down on at one point as a reaction against "{{Fancruft}}" and rampant {{Entry Pimp}}ing, of the kind satirised in [[https://xkcd.com/446/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' cartoon. A lengthy EditWar about how prominent an appearance by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_de_Pompadour Madame de Pompadour]] in a ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode should be on her page may have contributed.