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. Moving on... Mostly, it means You. That's right, You. Time Magazine's person of the year, 2006. Anybody who has a page here, and many people who don't. A "Vigilante Taxonomist", so to speak. A person who gets it. See also One of Us.