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Wick cleanup: Reptiles Are Abhorrent get usage counts

Undermining your own point is a good thing, though. Discussions aren't about being right, it's about getting it right. I often put up arguments for a side I don't personally believe in, just to see if it's a workable position to have. There's a reason why I have the title I do.
The Internet misuses, abuses, and overuses everything.
In my opinion Harry Potter does use this trope. It doesn't require universal evil, just that the reptilian motif indicates "evil is probably present." The Playing With page's been updated with the redefinition, so it should be a helpful guide if you're unsure of something.

Also, Snakes Are Evil is a redirct to Reptiles Are Abhorrent.

Once I get done with the housework I should be doing, I'll try to start on those characters/ wicks.

EDIT: I've gone through the Characters/ entries and most of Star Trek, and put in a request for the Bible main and characters pages.

As to your question about moving to Special Efforts, currently that isn't done with wick cleanups. I wish they'd be handled differently, but currently they're done in the individual TRS threads like this.

edited 13th Jun '12 6:44:34 PM by ArcadesSabboth

Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
I'm attempting to revive this wick cleaning effort. Please please help me.

edited 6th Aug '12 12:12:37 PM by ArcadesSabboth

Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
Here's another attempt to revive this. I just did C-D.

Please help me.

edited 2nd Aug '12 11:09:19 PM by ArcadesSabboth

Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
Ecce Homo Superior
[up]OK, what exactly should be done? Sorry if I seem thick, I just want to make sure I get it right.
(it's David Bowie)
OK, well the trope had a ton of misuse, and with the redefinition, all that needs to be removed. The description and Playing With page give the details, but basically:

  • "Reptile" or "Amphibian" needs to be consistent shorthand for "evil" or "villain." So either there's only one reptile-theme character and it's a villain, or the great majority of such characters are villains, or the great majority of villains (but NOT of heroes) are reptilian-themed. Or amphibian-themed. Or more reptile features = more evil. Or people act as though reptiles are abhorrent.
  • Burn all aversions on sight.
    • "Subversions" that don't directly invoke the trope are aversions.
    • If reptiles are no more often associated with villainy or grossness or evil than non-reptiles, then it's an aversion.
  • Kill all uses of the trope potholed from a character name on sight, because it is not a character trope. It is only a trope of a whole work.
  • Entries that are technically correct need to be reworded so that they don't say things like "Char X plays it strait, Char Y subverts it." Characters can't do anything with the trope, again it only applies to the entire work as a pattern.
  • Zero Context Examples should move to Discussion. I'm giving the benefit of the doubt in cases where only one or two characters are simply listed as (presumably) being reptilian villains.
  • If it's on a Characters/ page, then it almost certainly is misuse. I have moved some such examples to the main page when they're the only major reptiles (for example, the Kremlings in Donkey Kong Country), and I've left a few where they were because they described the trope as something a character believes. But mostly the trope should not be associated with a character, nor a group of characters. I did all such pages a few months ago, though.
  • The redirect, Snakes Are Evil, also needs the same wick cleaning.

edited 4th Aug '12 1:47:53 PM by ArcadesSabboth

Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
Ecce Homo Superior
OK, I'll do my best to help out, but there's probably a lot of works I don't know well enough to be of any use in cleaning.
(it's David Bowie)
I don't know most of the works, either. I'm judging based on the information given in each example.

Any help you can give me is appreciated. Please tell me what letters you go through so I can keep track of what still needs doing.

EDIT: This much is done for now, Thank you Doktorvon:

All but one wick on a locked page are done now!

edited 1st Sep '12 12:07:41 PM by ArcadesSabboth

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Ecce Homo Superior
V (the letter, not the series) is done. As are W-Y (no examples under Z).

EDIT: And U is done.

edited 5th Aug '12 2:26:00 AM by DoktorvonEurotrash

(it's David Bowie)
I just finished H.

I am still in need of other volunteers to help with this!

EDIT: Finished L & N.

edited 1st Sep '12 12:07:22 PM by ArcadesSabboth

Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
Attempting once again to revive this effort, now that I'm back in town.

EDIT: DONE! Or it will be, just waiting on a mod edit to The Bible.

edited 1st Sep '12 5:11:25 PM by ArcadesSabboth

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 112 ccoa, Sat, 1st Sep '12 6:43:29 PM from the Sleeping Giant
With Mod Hat On
Excellent work! [awesome]

Locking up.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.
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