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General Page Quote Discussion: get usage counts

This thread is for general discussion of page quotes, whether to change, move or remove them.

Unused quotes should be put on a Quotes Wiki page (just replace the namespace in the URL of the wiki page you are making a quotes page for with Quotes/) or, if they don't have an article, on Quotes Looking for an Article.

edited 19th Apr '14 7:57:06 AM by Madrugada

This thread is for general discussion of page quotes, whether to change, move or remove them.

Unused quotes should be put on a Quotes Wiki page (just replace the namespace in the URL of the wiki page you are making a quotes page for with Quotes/) or, if they don't have an article, on Quotes Looking for an Article.

edited 19th Apr '14 7:57:06 AM by Madrugada

"I even like the idea of a nice man who sees me when I'm sleeping and knows when I'm awake. And that man is Barack Obama." - Bill Maher
I agree that the quote isn't an example, but this isn't something you start a TRS thread for. There is a quotes page with plenty of good quotes to replace it with. Pick one, and take it to the edit request for a locked page thread.

I suggest we move this thread to Special Efforts and use it as a base to make a general thread to discuss page quotes.

EDIT: nevermind

edited 23rd Jan '12 2:11:30 PM by MyTimingIsOff

 5 shimaspawn, Mon, 23rd Jan '12 2:10:08 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Untagged it, and moved it to special efforts. Feel free to general use this.

edited 23rd Jan '12 2:10:54 PM by shimaspawn

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

-Philip K. Dick
 6 Dragon Quest Z, Mon, 23rd Jan '12 2:28:55 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
As for the quote on Complaining about Shows You Don't Watch, I like the first thing on the quotes page.

edited 23rd Jan '12 2:29:18 PM by DragonQuestZ

I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
 7 shimaspawn, Mon, 23rd Jan '12 4:37:12 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
[up] I like that one.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
Dragon Writer
Somebody recently added a page quote to the videogame article Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers (second in the series) but I need to find something more descriptive of it. Tagline, critical review quip, a better-representative in-game quote ... anything, really.

edited 23rd Jan '12 4:50:54 PM by Stratadrake

Brainless Beauty could use a new page quote. I zapped the old one for being Fan Myopic and unintuitive.

The trope has a quotes page, but I'm not sure which one works best.

Seeking for Light
[up] I would go with the bottom-most quote, personally.

edited 23rd Jan '12 5:28:27 PM by Nocturna

 11 Final Starman, Mon, 23rd Jan '12 5:30:06 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
[up][up] Use the Bobwhite one. It's the most concise, as much as I'd hate to let a quote from a historical work not get the limelight.

Ninja'd by Nocturna suggesting the same one.

I can't tell in the quote for Cowardly Sidekick that Pokey is a sidekick. It just sounds like he Apologizes a Lot. I know there's a different battle message from the same context that would be a better quote, but I can't remember it exactly…

edited 23rd Jan '12 5:30:58 PM by FinalStarman

Bobwhite quote added.

And I agree about the Cowardly Sidekick quote, it's completely non-indicative.

EDIT: I put a request for CASYDW in the edit request thread.

edited 23rd Jan '12 6:03:11 PM by MyTimingIsOff

 13 Septimus Heap, Sun, 29th Jan '12 11:31:35 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
Not sure if it's the right thread for this, but has someone a good idea about a quote for Maradonia Saga?

The current one is a Take That, something we really don't want.

Ecce Homo Superior
[up]I don't think a work page needs a quote at all. My vote is to just cut it.

This has been getting on my nerves for a while: the quote on The Theme Park Version seems to be more a comment on actual theme parks rather than on the trope. Its quotes page has two quotes that are more appropriate: how about switching to one of them?

edited 29th Jan '12 12:02:54 PM by DoktorvonEurotrash

(it's David Bowie)
Seeking for Light
[up] Agreed on changing the page quote for The Theme Park Version. My preference would be for the first quote ("How to Write About Africa") because it's a little bit clearer how it matches the trope.

[up][up] While I think quotes on works pages are generally fine, it's better to have no quote than a bad quote.

Ecce Homo Superior
[up]Yeah, I think the "How to Write about Africa" quote is perfect.
(it's David Bowie)
Take It To The Bridge has three quotes.

 18 Final Starman, Mon, 30th Jan '12 1:45:59 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
[up] Wow, none of those quotes are any good. I honestly don't know which one should stay on the page.
 19 shimaspawn, Mon, 30th Jan '12 3:51:54 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
[up][up] I vote cut them all. None of them fit the page at all.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 20 Final Starman, Mon, 30th Jan '12 3:56:37 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
Zapped. Well, not technically zapped but it's such a cool word I had to use it. cool
Seeking for Light
Absence of Evidence: A troper just dumped the two quotes which had been on the page onto the quotes page and replaced it with a third quote. Problem is, I think either of the quotes that had been on the page are better than the new quote. Is that just me, or should I put one of the other quote back onto the page?

 22 Madrugada, Tue, 31st Jan '12 7:33:59 AM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Both of the old ones are relevant to the trope. The new one is only relevant to the trope name.

I'd say take off the new one and put back one of the old ones. The Holmes one is probably the more iconic, the Batman one is pithier.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
Wait... so is this supposed to be the general thread for page quotations from now on? If so, shouldn't its title be changed to better reflect that?
"I even like the idea of a nice man who sees me when I'm sleeping and knows when I'm awake. And that man is Barack Obama." - Bill Maher
 24 shimaspawn, Mon, 6th Feb '12 10:05:32 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
The title does reflect that.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
It still could be clearer, though. Something like "page quotations thread" would be more fitting IMO.

Anyway, did Seanbaby really say what he was quoted on A Man Is Always Eager as saying? I already asked that in another thread, but I'll repeat it here because it needs to be addressed. I can't find it outside TV Tropes, and I'm thinking the quote should be removed just in case he didn't say it, but I'm not sure if that'd be considered a valid reason.
"I even like the idea of a nice man who sees me when I'm sleeping and knows when I'm awake. And that man is Barack Obama." - Bill Maher
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