Unclear description (alt titles crowner 7/30): World Of Pun

Deadlock Clock: 4th Jan 2014 11:59:00 PM
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101 SeptimusHeap8th Jun 2013 01:32:57 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
That has been proposed in the Tech Wishlist before.
So if Incredibly Lame Pun shows up in a trope list for a work, not potholed, should it be removed?

edited 8th Jun '13 4:20:26 AM by MikuruFan

103 SeptimusHeap8th Jun 2013 04:21:41 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Unless it fits Lame Pun Reaction, that is.
If it shows up in a trope list, potholed, and referring to a pun not made by a troper, does it stay or go?

edited 8th Jun '13 4:25:26 AM by MikuruFan

105 SeptimusHeap8th Jun 2013 04:25:49 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
If it's potholing a pun, just move on.
Seeking for Light
Up next: ValuesDissonance.Comic Books.

edited 16th Jul '13 11:47:12 AM by Nocturna

107 SeptimusHeap15th Aug 2013 12:27:28 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
This has been stalling since at least late June. Somehow, I wish I hadn't proposed anything here.

Is there any progress going on here?
Honestly, if you ask me, we should just kill Incredibly Lame Pun. It's a redundant way to point out obvious puns.
109 SeptimusHeap15th Aug 2013 12:47:43 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
That's not enough of a readon to cut, in my mind.
I was trying to reference Understatement, but found that that's a trope and Pun is an index.

On cleanup. What has been done so far?
Seeking for Light
As much as I would love to just kill Incredibly Lame Pun, the TRS thread on that trope specifically voted against it, so it's not an option.

And on this, not much. I work on it for a bit, lose interest, wander away, come back, rinse, repeat. And as far as I can tell, I'm the only one who's been attacking the wicks at all.
112 SeptimusHeap16th Aug 2013 12:14:58 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
A look at the Pun related page makes me actually wonder if the wick count is actually increasing.
Seeking for Light
It is.
Since the problem is Incredibly Lame Pun in trope lists, could be there some sort of way that works like the highlighted bullet for YMMV tropes saying that the page should not be linked in a trope list? Such a thing would work for other Just for Fun items as well.

edited 16th Aug '13 4:58:25 PM by MikuruFan

115 SeptimusHeap17th Aug 2013 01:05:46 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
The crowner for Pun/Punny Stuff decided to leave ILP as a Pothole Magnet.
I meant like YMMV tropes, where Incredibly Lame Pun anywhere else would be fine, but in a bulleted list in a page typed as work would mark that it is wrong. The nessage would have to be changed, or people will think it's a YMMV trope.
Since this is a tech issue, I'll resurrect a thread on it.

edited 1st Sep '13 1:04:02 PM by MikuruFan

118 SeptimusHeap6th Oct 2013 02:09:47 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Ok, it's been over a month, and no progress apparently. Is there a reason to still try? I don't think we have interest for such an undertaking.

Also, since this is a more related thread - ought Pun be defined as an index or a trope + index, page type wise?
I don't see Pun in trope lists often. In fact, it seems chairsy to me.

The reason this is not progressing is that there are two proposed ways to resolve it: either the tropers have to manually do the cleanup or Eddie needs to code something that is often requested but still not implemented.

I have another idea. Change Incredibly Lame Pun from a redirect to a jokey policy page (like TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Vocabulary). On that page, usage could be explained, asking users not to use this in a trope list.
120 SeptimusHeap6th Oct 2013 02:23:30 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I do not agree with "chairsy" here - unlike furniture, puns usually have to be put in deliberately, and often have funny or other value to justify their inclusion.
True... we do have things like Spoonerism.
Definitely not chairsy.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
Seeking for Light
Pun was created as a supertrope. So it should definitely be trope+index. Otherwise, we could have just left it at Punny Stuff.

Cleaning work: Up next: Film.Dial M For Murder

edited 5th Dec '13 5:58:41 PM by Nocturna

124 Willbyr1st Jan 2014 06:45:10 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Clock is set.
Seeking for Light
I thought that threads with only cleanup left to do (which is what this is) didn't get clocked?

Alternative Titles: Incredibly Lame Pun
24th Jul '12 4:51:24 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
At issue:
Note: The lameness being acknowledged In Universe is an important part of Incredibly Lame Pun. It's not just about lame puns and a name like "<Adjective> Pun" will almost certainly be misused as a Pothole Magnet.

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