We've already had a Trope Repair Shop discussion about the Misplaced Nationalism page, and I am still strongly against an Example Sectionectomy
as I was back then. The decision was made to appoint someone to as a Curator from what I saw of it last, since then they had paired down many
of the examples to more neutral versions, while deleting others that were unsalvageable.
The problem Jordan reported—that is, the ongoing fight in the discussion page—is something that has been happening elsewhere on TV Tropes. It is not
constrained to just this article.
There are people from Spanish or Portuguese-speaking countries who go and vandalize articles that have to do with the United States (e.g. Eagleland
, America Saves the Day
), either adding in insults toward Americans for calling themselves American, rewriting any instance of the word "American" with a slur or their native language's gentilic, or doing both
That's precisely what has been going on in the discussion page; it's been an off-and-on argument in the discussion page ever since the guy's vandalism was reverted last month. Because this kind of crap has happened on other TV Tropes
pages, and because most of the fighting has remained in the discussion page after the initial reversion, cutting out the examples is the wrong approach. It isn't going to make the problem go away.
EDIT: I can spell! Really, I can!
edited 12th Mar '11 5:46:05 PM by TrevMUN