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 426 Marq FJA, Mon, 13th Aug '12 12:29:06 AM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
They Call Me Mister Tibbs needs description trimming... and also clarification on what differentiates Friendly Address Privileges from it — or whether that trope is a Sub-Trope.
Ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ ḥukm al-ʻaskar
 427 Septimus Heap, Mon, 13th Aug '12 1:01:30 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
[up]Isn't that form of job TRS work?

Also, someone turned Example as a Thesis into a Self Demonstrating Example. Keep or revert?

 428 Marq FJA, Mon, 13th Aug '12 9:15:52 AM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
Depends. My impression is that if we can quickly determine that the problem is minor enough, we can address it here; else we delegate it to TRS.

And as for Example as a Thesis, I'm inclined to do both: Restore the original description while keeping the new one within a "Self-Demonstrating Example" folder for witty fun.

Wait, do we have a "Self-Demonstrating Example" namespace?

edited 13th Aug '12 9:17:36 AM by MarqFJA

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 429 Septimus Heap, Mon, 13th Aug '12 9:19:41 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Yes, at Self-Demonstrating Article.

 430 lu 127, Tue, 14th Aug '12 4:20:12 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
STD Immunity needs help. The description is way too focused on porn.
小さく揺れた向日葵
 431 Septimus Heap, Tue, 14th Aug '12 8:32:24 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Fast Eddie already dealt with it.

 432 Marq FJA, Tue, 14th Aug '12 9:38:18 AM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
[up][up][up] That's just a list. I mean something like SelfDemonstrating.Example As A Thesis.

EDIT: Oh? That page actually existed already. Maybe we should switch the current text with the new stuff?

edited 14th Aug '12 9:39:37 AM by MarqFJA

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 433 Dragon Quest Z, Mon, 3rd Sep '12 7:26:38 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Explosive Overclocking is a mess. Permission to take a hacksaw to the parts that look like analysis?
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
Definitely not a weirdo
I would suggest a bigger saw, but yes, I doubt you will get many complaints if you chopped parts off.
 435 Dragon Quest Z, Tue, 4th Sep '12 9:28:48 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
[up] Fixed a little of it, but someone who understands the trope better could clean more of it.
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
 436 Dragon Quest Z, Sun, 9th Sep '12 1:34:17 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Can we trim the description on Lampshade Hanging?
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Teutonic Tomboy T-Girl
[up]I axed a paragraph that looked superfluous to me, starting "Lampshade Hanging doesn't just apply to implausible plots...."

Since the previous paragraphs didn't really suggest that it did just apply to implausible plots, it seemed pretty safe to cut.
 438 Dragon Quest Z, Sun, 9th Sep '12 5:41:10 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
[up]Thank you.

Goth is also a mess of a page.
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
Soap Opera has a few too many paragraphs of analysis.

 440 nrjxll, Thu, 13th Sep '12 9:04:33 PM Relationship Status: Not war
Audience-Alienating Premise seems to have a little too much of a "these works would have done great if everyone could just look past the premise" tone, which is annoying in itself, and goes to mildly creepy given that some of the listed works were axed by the P5.

 441 Septimus Heap, Thu, 13th Sep '12 11:26:00 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Re Soap Opera, it can safely be shipped off to Analysis.

Re Audience-Alienating Premise, I don't think the gushing is excessive there.

 442 nrjxll, Fri, 14th Sep '12 12:26:23 AM Relationship Status: Not war
I disagree. The description seems to be trying very hard to beat it into readers' heads that these works are usually misjudged - that might be excessive in and of itself, but it's very jarring when you compare that to the general tone of the examples, which is much more evenhanded. I could buy a similar approach in the description, but as it stands there's only one sentence (the one about Squick) that even remotely sounds like it's not going down the "audiences should look past the premise" route.

Definitely not a weirdo
The description for Lethal Chef looks rather long and scattered to me. I'll fix it myself, but mostly I just wanted a second opinion. Do other people think that description needs work?
Seeking for Light
[up] Agreed.

Definitely not a weirdo
I rewrote the description for Lethal Chef. If someone wants to look it over, and make sure it is acceptable, that would be great. I mostly want to make sure that my attempts at humor did not come at the expense of clarity.
Ecce Homo Superior
[up]Seems good and clear to me, and funny as well.
(it's David Bowie)
Dragon Writer
Weapons That Suck needs an overhaul. Less Trope Co., more trope.
 448 Marq FJA, Thu, 11th Oct '12 11:49:43 AM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
Short Tank may need description/definition polishing, because I'm not sure what differentiates this as a Sub-Trope of Tomboy. For reference, here's the last TRS thread for it, which had been auto-closed by the expiry-bot.
Ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ ḥukm al-ʻaskar
 449 lu 127, Fri, 26th Oct '12 1:01:57 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
There is some digression in the description of the types on Psychic Powers. Most of it seems to be there so people can fit in potholes.
小さく揺れた向日葵
Dragon Writer
I gave a good whack to Conveyor Belt-O-Doom because it's not good to have a trope writeup that goes like "this happens when [blah blah blah] ... oh, and this also happens when [blah blah blah]".
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