Fixing zero context examples:

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Mission

Comment out Zero Context Examples and leave this comment note on the page itself:

%% ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.

Edited to be a thread header.

edited 4th Mar '13 8:34:49 PM by Ironeye

251 Ironeye28th Mar 2013 12:32:02 AM from SoCal , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
What's really going on here is that a baritone register sounds powerful and possibly even menacing, which gives the impression that a character is dangerous. Being "Rule of Cool personified" has nothing to do with it. What's actually tropeable is the expectation that someone who speaks in such a way is someone of masculine power (either acknowledged as such by the other characters, usually indirectly, or evidenced through actions)—or trying to give the impression as such. Having a lower register gives weight to their words.

And hey, surprise surprise—ok, not really—this lines up exactly with reasoning behind the male versions of Power Makes Your Voice Deep and Evil Sounds Deep without getting sidetracked on the subjective, Rule of Cool-based, overused "Badass X" meme.
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
252 XFllo28th Mar 2013 01:10:41 AM from Prague , Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
That's an Order, especially the film examples.

EDIT: I just want to add that I commented out a few examples on My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels before this discussion was paused, and a new thread about ZCE was started.

So just that you know if anyone want to fix it.

edited 1st Apr '13 9:01:21 AM by XFllo

It's not much, but I've been chipping away at the Highlander character pages filling some out where I can.
"It's not that simple. We are all both, good and evil, we have rage and compassion, we have love and hate...murder and forgiveness."
254 Acebrock30th Mar 2013 11:15:28 PM from So-Cal , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Hillbilly Horrors is essentially nothing but zero context examples. If I were to comment them out, there would be maybe five examples left on the page, out of the twenty or thirty currently there.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
[up]Maybe that one needs a thread in the short term projects forum to gather info?
"It's not that simple. We are all both, good and evil, we have rage and compassion, we have love and hate...murder and forgiveness."
256 SeptimusHeap31st Mar 2013 10:46:42 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
I've already on my to-do list - I am sure Wikipedia's ridiculously detailed descriptions contain some useful material.
257 Xtifr31st Mar 2013 04:55:36 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Hillbilly Horrors seems to be an index, and we don't normally require descriptions on indexes. See, for example, Science Fiction Literature, which could also technically be called full of Zero-Context Examples.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
Let's pause this thread for a while and see if we can build a better consensus on what should be done about ZCE's.

edited 31st Mar '13 8:27:36 PM by FastEddie

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And we're back.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
260 Rotpar3rd Apr 2013 06:35:35 PM from California , Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Generic Evil Emperor
VACATION OVER, WAR ON!

Back to League of Legends I go. Almost done, bunch of tropers have been providing context to what I've been commenting out.
DDC = Dyslexia Done Correctly - totlmstr
261 lu1274th Apr 2013 03:02:46 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
[up] Nice.

I'm trying to do Characters.A Song Of Ice And Fire, but I'm still on the first subpage.
262 StarSword4th Apr 2013 05:35:28 PM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
SF-81A Black Knight
Purged a crapload of them on Space Wolf. Any 40k geeks able to help here? I'm very much a novice. I was able to clean some myself (I've read the first three books but it's been a while).

edited 4th Apr '13 5:36:44 PM by StarSword

263 Rotpar4th Apr 2013 05:49:13 PM from California , Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Generic Evil Emperor
Alright, the League of Legends character pages are done. I buried the ZCE, murdered any Thread Mode, and sent Example Indentation problems to a torture re-education center.

[up] D'oh, I read the first books myself, but drawing a blank on most of that page.

edited 4th Apr '13 5:50:14 PM by Rotpar

DDC = Dyslexia Done Correctly - totlmstr
Brainless Beauty has a couple of them.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/JusticeLeague/TropesA-L has several.

edited 5th Apr '13 4:59:56 PM by Terrie

My alignment is Chaotic Cute.
Horrible Hollywood has a large number of them.
267 StarSword8th Apr 2013 01:22:02 PM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
SF-81A Black Knight
Zapped a bunch on a new page, Vampire Girl, in addition to moving it to the right namespace and cutlisting the original. I was able to fill one or two based on the page description.
268 XFllo9th Apr 2013 05:59:46 PM from Prague , Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
Noble Male, Roguish Male. It's most obvious in Live Action TV examples, but actually most of them lack context.
269 XFllo10th Apr 2013 09:49:45 PM from Prague , Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
Adorkable is currently in Trope Repair Shop. It's agreed that the biggest problem is Zero Context. I'd like to ask you to consider checking the page and its sub-pages. Please have a look at the entries and provide context if you are familiar with the work or the character.

There is probably going to be a massive clean-up or commenting out.

edited 10th Apr '13 10:14:36 PM by XFllo

Battle Couple seems to have mostly Zero Context Examples.
Empathy Pet looks like it's entirely examples without context.
Anyone know about this band? Their page seems to have this bad, all but four of the the entries are just song titles, or saying "this person is this trope". It's also a but of a stub.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Music/ParentheticalGirls?from=Main.ParentheticalGirls

edited 11th Apr '13 8:58:55 PM by shoboni

"It's not that simple. We are all both, good and evil, we have rage and compassion, we have love and hate...murder and forgiveness."
I'm having an annoying problem with Hot Mom where tropers are uncommenting ZC Es and other poorly written examples without fixing them. Any advice?
274 SeptimusHeap12th Apr 2013 06:13:47 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Talk to them over PM. If they are uncommenting large swaths of a page, ask a moderator to revert them in Ask The Tropers.
Ugh. Advertising is 90+% zero content/web links as examples.
My alignment is Chaotic Cute.

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