Not Thriving.: Xtreme Sport Xcuse Plot get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 17th Apr 2012 11:59:00 PM

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1 DragonQuestZ12th Mar 2012 02:10:14 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
25 wicks, and 3 inbounds.

Yeah, the name was dumb. The name is partly a snowclone of Xtreme Kool Letterz (I know, since I wrote up the trope), in spelling more than form, but it's clearly hurt the trope. Let's give it a better name, either swapping with the redirect, or something even better.

EDIT: Thread reason is a mistake. I hollered already to have it fixed.

edited 12th Mar '12 2:11:20 PM by DragonQuestZ

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2 lebrel12th Mar 2012 02:16:42 PM from Basement, Ivory Tower
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Excuse Plot is a videogame trope, whereas this is written with films as an example. So I don't think the name should feature Excuse Plot.
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3 DragonQuestZ12th Mar 2012 02:21:12 PM from Somewhere in California
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To be honest, I'm not so sure that a rename will help. The title isn't exactly unintuitive, it's pretty much sums up the trope perfectly, and any searchability issues that would have been caused by the spelling are nullified by the proper spelling redirect.
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edited 12th Mar '12 9:28:21 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
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I agree with My Timing Is Off that this trope does not really need to be renamed. I am not sure that giving it another name is really going to encourage use since the current name seems relatively clear to me.

That being said, I think it is probably worthwhile figuring out what types of media are associated with this trope. The first sentence of its description suggests that this is a film trope, but the examples include video games and TV shows. Xtreme Sport Xcuse Plot is also also supposedly a subtrope of Excuse Plot, yet that trope only applies to board and video games.

edited 13th Mar '12 9:07:33 AM by LouieW

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7 Spark913th Mar 2012 11:41:53 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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With the odd spelling used here, I imagine that most tropers wouldn't remember how to link to it, and that most users wouldn't be able to find it in the first place. And it's a Snow Clone of an unrelated trope, to boot.

The point of trope names is that they let people find the trope. This name fails at that (as evidenced by its low wicks and inbounds).
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[up] Alternate spellings are traditionally covered by redirects. Extreme Sport Excuse Plot points to the correct page.

edited 13th Mar '12 3:34:31 PM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."
9 DragonQuestZ13th Mar 2012 04:06:02 PM from Somewhere in California
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Well in this case, using "clever" spelling seems to have hurt the clarity of the trope name, which is why the redirect is still a better name.
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10 Spark913th Mar 2012 06:46:30 PM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
[up] Yes, that's my point.
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11 DragonQuestZ13th Mar 2012 07:23:25 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
[up]Of course. I was responding to the post 8, not post 7.
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Seems like a rename would have little or no effect, with the possible exception of changing the "excuse plot" part, since that is actually supposed to mean "a plot that's a thinly-disguised excuse to include X-treme Sports"; not Excuse Plot, which is different than that. The presence or absence of Xtreme Kool Letterz seems obviated by redirects.

edited 13th Mar '12 11:51:13 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
13 ccoa14th Apr 2012 07:15:18 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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14 ccoa14th Apr 2012 07:28:28 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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15 lu12715th May 2012 05:32:37 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Bump for votes.
16 lu12711th Jun 2012 01:29:17 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
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17 SeptimusHeap11th Jun 2012 02:20:43 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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Done, including the discussion page, wicks, Renamed Tropes and the FAQ thread.
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14th Apr '12 7:23:42 AM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
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