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Not Thriving.: Xtreme Sport Xcuse Plot get usage counts

 1 Dragon Quest Z, Mon, 12th Mar '12 2:10:14 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 lebrel, Mon, 12th Mar '12 2:16:42 PM from Basement, Ivory Tower
Tsundere pet.
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 Dragon Quest Z, Mon, 12th Mar '12 2:21:12 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Well do you have a better name?
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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.

Nobody else self-thumps. Hm. Maybe I just speak (type?) before thinking often.

edited 12th Mar '12 9:28:21 PM by rodneyAnonymous

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 6 Louie W, Tue, 13th Mar '12 9:07:16 AM from Babycowland
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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 Spark 9, Tue, 13th Mar '12 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).
Special trousers. Very heroic.
[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 Dragon Quest Z, Tue, 13th Mar '12 4:06:02 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
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 Spark 9, Tue, 13th Mar '12 6:46:30 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
[up] Yes, that's my point.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 11 Dragon Quest Z, Tue, 13th Mar '12 7:23:25 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 ccoa, Sat, 14th Apr '12 7:15:18 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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Clocking due to lack of activity.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 14 ccoa, Sat, 14th Apr '12 7:28:28 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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Crowner hot glued to thread.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 15 lu 127, Tue, 15th May '12 5:32:37 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Bump for votes.
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 16 lu 127, Mon, 11th Jun '12 1:29:17 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Calling crowner.
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 17 Septimus Heap, Mon, 11th Jun '12 2:20:43 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Done, including the discussion page, wicks, Renamed Tropes and the FAQ thread.

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