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Rename?: Dont Explain The Joke get usage counts

 51 shimaspawn, Mon, 5th Mar '12 3:01:13 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Calling crowner. Top three options have consensus, but two is excluded as contradicting 1.

edited 5th Mar '12 3:01:45 PM by shimaspawn

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 52 ccoa, Thu, 5th Apr '12 5:41:54 AM from the Sleeping Giant
With Mod Hat On
Clocking due to lack of activity. We have consensus to act, people, let's do so.

edited 5th Apr '12 5:42:02 AM by ccoa

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 53 Bobby G, Sun, 8th Apr '12 3:44:35 PM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
Apparently this thread was never starred. Reclocking with the star, because it seems silly to lock at this point.
 54 Septimus Heap, Mon, 16th Apr '12 10:12:51 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
OK, was anything ever done here? New trope, cleanup, redefinition?

 55 peccantis, Thu, 10th May '12 12:01:36 PM Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
the flies will find you
Can someone please explain how we should read the crowner results? "Split off" has the highest positive ratio so is that the primary result?
before the darkness arrives
 56 ccoa, Mon, 14th May '12 7:34:26 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Yes. We go by consensus, not which one has the most votes. So the third and first options win. The second would have, but it's mutually exclusive with 2.

Any progress here?
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 57 peccantis, Mon, 14th May '12 8:06:38 AM Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
the flies will find you
So, "clean up" means that examples like these:

are gonna meet their maker? While examples where someone, in-universe, actually explains a joke, will be saved? (Ehh, reading the many-faceted description of Don't Explain the Joke just makes it sound like characters explaining jokes for whatever reason and with whatever consequences.)

Threads like these make me wish there was an Administrivia page which would link to relevant TRS/SE threads where sinkhole/pothole use of a valid trope has been voted undesireble... basically a Resist The Temptation And Don't Pothole Your Own Jokes To These page. Or perhaps Undesirable Troper Tics. Hmm, maybe the latter would be better. It could include entries on X Just X, And How, This Troper, etc.

At least Understatement, Incredibly Lame Pun, and now Don't Explain the Joke (?) would be there.

edited 14th May '12 8:16:50 AM by peccantis

before the darkness arrives
 58 ccoa, Fri, 15th Jun '12 6:47:08 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Any progress here?
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 59 ccoa, Mon, 30th Jul '12 11:02:58 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Is anyone going to do this, or do we need to send it to the morgue?
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 60 jkbeta, Mon, 30th Jul '12 2:25:54 PM from right behind you Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
I'll start on the cleanup, but the fact that it has > 1800 wicks means I can't and won't do this alone.

Edit: Cleanup done from A to Ae. This list is long enough and misuse widespread enough that it will take a while.

edited 30th Jul '12 2:52:36 PM by jkbeta

 61 ccoa, Mon, 30th Jul '12 2:40:38 PM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
It doesn't do much good to clean up the wicks before we split off the "explaining the joke makes it funny" trope.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 62 jkbeta, Mon, 30th Jul '12 2:53:46 PM from right behind you Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Oh, I totally missed that. Luckily, the pages I worked on were either correct usage or really obvious misuse.

 63 Nohbody, Wed, 19th Sep '12 6:23:10 AM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
So, is this going to go anywhere, or will it just languish and hog a TRS slot?

(Came across the trope in a Wiki Walk from an edit, and cleaned up some obvious non-In-Universe misuse.)

edited 19th Sep '12 6:24:22 AM by Nohbody

 64 lu 127, Wed, 19th Sep '12 10:47:17 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
I don't think this is going anywhere. After so much time, I'm sending it to the shelf. Sadly a failed repair.
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Page Action: Dont Explain The Joke
6th Jan '12 10:01:20 AM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
At issue:
What to do with Dont Explain The Joke, as it's both a pothole magnet, and suffers misuse from those that think any information given about a joke is explaining it, when the trope is actually explaining what the punchline means.
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