Trope Description Improvement Drive:

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Welcome, traveller, welcome to Omsk
[up]Agreed. If you don't know what the term means, introducing it before explaining the actual trope is just going to be confusing.
It does not matter who I am. What matters is, who will you become? - motto of Omsk Bird
402 SeptimusHeap12th Jul 2012 07:37:14 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Stars Are Souls reads like a laconic. Can someone expand it a bit, please?
Chilly Reception has four paragraph of Example As Thesis. I'm think of replacing the whole description with the three middle paragrahs of it's ykttw
404 SeptimusHeap15th Jul 2012 07:54:02 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
It's probably minimally better
405 SeptimusHeap15th Jul 2012 02:16:23 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Ramming Always Works seems to be a bit too analytic
406 DragonQuestZ16th Jul 2012 11:06:10 AM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Can we drop the color text in Good Colors, Evil Colors? White just washes out, although others have problems.
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
407 MarqFJA17th Jul 2012 06:50:26 AM from Saudi Arabia , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
IMO "white" should make the characters white-colored but with black borders.
Ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ ḥukm al-ʻaskar
408 lu12717th Jul 2012 06:52:09 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Remove the colours. Fast Eddie has repeatedly stated not to colour the text like that—people know which colour is which.
409 MarqFJA17th Jul 2012 05:46:39 PM from Saudi Arabia , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
So why not just disable them? Or are there specific kinds of articles where we can use colors in?

[down] That too.
Your troper page, for one.
I meant other than such pages.

edited 17th Jul '12 5:49:27 PM by MarqFJA

Ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ ḥukm al-ʻaskar
Should there not be some official notice of this policy other than "Eddie said this in a few places somewhere at some point"?

[up] Your troper page, for one.

edited 17th Jul '12 5:48:09 PM by DarkConfidant

411 lu12718th Jul 2012 02:09:40 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Colours were once disabled in the past due to abuse, they just came back because they were popular.

You don't need an official policy for everything. An entry saying Red once is one thing. Having an entire page telling you which colour is which is tacky.

edited 18th Jul '12 7:34:40 AM by lu127

I'm going to disagree that it's tacky to sparingly use colored text when invoking Color-Coded for Your Convenience and its subtropes, but my opinion doesn't really play into this.

If the policy is not to use it at all here, then it would be appreciated to state as much instead of relying on value judgements not universally shared here.

edited 18th Jul '12 7:41:28 AM by DarkConfidant

The description on Moving the Goalposts is egregiously long. Who wrote that?! I suggest to shorten it.
Fuhrmann, es kostet dir noch dein Leben
414 Madrugada18th Jul 2012 07:58:40 AM , Relationship Status: In season
With Mod Hat On
DC, there is no policy to not use colors at all. We expect people to use their common sense about it. We are not going to start writing policies for every little thing. If using colors makes the page difficult to read, don't use them. If the only reason you want to use colors is because you think it's cool, but they don't actually make the page better, don't use them.

It's simple, really. Think.

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
In that case, anyone else think we should put the colors back? I hate the colored text when it's in the middle of a paragraph, but I think it looks okay when it's all in a single column like that.

[up][up] I made it 3 paragraphs shorter. It's still huge though.
Can anyone come up with a better opening for Warrior Therapist because

"Implausible Fencing Powers meets Hannibal Lecture."

doesn't make any sense.

School of Seduction needs a better description
418 Ekuran25th Jul 2012 08:55:01 AM from somewhere. , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Hi.
So, Web Video's description seems over-analyzed, and most of the analysis in question sounds complainy. I say we should cut out the complaints and move the bulk of the description that's left onto the analysis page.
[Insert seemingly profound or amusing phrase here.]
Massive Race Selection was written by some well-meaning ignoramus who doesn't know jack about the medium that uses this medium-specific trope. Namely, me. We split it off of Loads and Loads of Races in TRS, and no gamer stepped up to write it, so I did... sorta.

I'm still looking for a well-versed computer-and-tabletop gamer who can help polish this description into what it deserves. Apparently this is a trope not only of RPG s, but also "strategy games" and maybe some other types.

edited 25th Jul '12 11:02:13 AM by ArcadesSabboth

Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
420 ccoa25th Jul 2012 01:32:14 PM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
I tried to flesh out Stars Are Souls a little.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
421 SeptimusHeap28th Jul 2012 01:55:40 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Justifying Edit seems to be three pages stuffed into one. Personally, I believe the first paragraph can stay, but the rest needs trimming.
422 DragonQuestZ30th Jul 2012 10:18:18 AM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Not sure if this was brought up, but Teleport Cloak is a stub.
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
423 SeptimusHeap1st Aug 2012 06:35:03 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Humanity's Wake is rather incomprehensible.
424 SeptimusHeap5th Aug 2012 03:00:54 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Welcome, traveller, welcome to Omsk
Humanity's Wake is one of those Self Demonstrating Articles for a trope that doesn't actually require one. I'd prefer for it to just get a description.

edited 5th Aug '12 5:39:42 AM by DoktorvonEurotrash

It does not matter who I am. What matters is, who will you become? - motto of Omsk Bird

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