General Page Quote Discussion: get usage counts

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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

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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

"Even drunk, even on crack, [Rob Ford] is so fucking Canadian." - Jon Stewart
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 shimaspawn23rd Jan 2012 02:10:08 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

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6 DragonQuestZ23rd Jan 2012 02:28:55 PM from Somewhere in California
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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

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7 shimaspawn23rd Jan 2012 04:37:12 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
[up] I like that one.
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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.
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[up] I would go with the bottom-most quote, personally.

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

11 FinalStarman23rd Jan 2012 05:30:06 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 SeptimusHeap29th Jan 2012 11:31:35 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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.
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[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

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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.
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[up]Yeah, I think the "How to Write about Africa" quote is perfect.
It does not matter who I am. What matters is, who will you become? - motto of Omsk Bird
Take It to the Bridge has three quotes.
18 FinalStarman30th Jan 2012 01:45:59 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 shimaspawn30th Jan 2012 03:51:54 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 FinalStarman30th Jan 2012 03:56:37 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
Zapped. Well, not technically zapped but it's such a cool word I had to use it. cool
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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 Madrugada31st Jan 2012 07:33:59 AM , Relationship Status: In season
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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.
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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?
"Even drunk, even on crack, [Rob Ford] is so fucking Canadian." - Jon Stewart
24 shimaspawn6th Feb 2012 10:05:32 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
The title does reflect that.
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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.
"Even drunk, even on crack, [Rob Ford] is so fucking Canadian." - Jon Stewart

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