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Not Thriving: Urgent Medical Alert get usage counts

 1 Spark 9, Wed, 21st Mar '12 3:19:11 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
9 wicks, 3 inbounds, and not a lot of examples either (six total, two of which aren't an example, and three more are X Just X). Frankly, this feels like it was rushed through YKTTW without being fully complete.

Let's try to Guess The Trope. Grey's Anatomy has a lot of medical emergencies on it; which one in particular do you think the trope name refers to? And of course this tends to happen in any show that has a hospital, not just Grey's Anatomy either. The name really doesn't tell us what the trope means: the EMR part is not specific enough, and the show name in there simply doesn't add anything.

So anyway, I do think this is a trope, but I also think this should be sent back to YKTTW. What do you think?

Special trousers. Very heroic.
Same opinion here.

 3 lu 127, Wed, 21st Mar '12 10:26:58 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Needs YKTTW to develop a bit.

edited 21st Mar '12 10:27:06 AM by lu127

何も恐れる事わ無い
 4 Madrugada, Wed, 21st Mar '12 10:41:20 AM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
I don't have the vaguest guess what the trope could be based on the name. What I know about Grey's Anatomy from hearing about it but never watching it is that it's more romance-soap opera than medical drama. SO I would guess that the Grey's Anatomy Emergency Medical Response would be "Someone who is injured sparks the doctors having a relationship-drama session."

Nope. Not even close. But the thing is a trope.

Back to YKTTW with it.

edited 21st Mar '12 10:41:45 AM by Madrugada

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
World's Toughest Milkman
I'm going to do something I rarely do in public, and admit that I used to watch the show in question. (I got better.) Maddy's assessment matches my own. Back to YKTTW with this, and don't let it return until it has at least a vaguely indicative name.

edited 21st Mar '12 2:23:22 PM by Xtifr

"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
 6 Septimus Heap, Wed, 21st Mar '12 2:25:57 PM from Madrid, Spain Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Yeah, Bad Trope Namer and the rest of the name or page aren't any better. Cut and back to YKTTW.

 7 Deboss, Wed, 21st Mar '12 4:55:49 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Back to YKTTW with you foul beast! Back! BACK! *waves chair and whip*
Dragon Writer
...was this EVER in YKTTW to begin with? I do not see one attached....
 9 ccoa, Thu, 5th Apr '12 8:32:45 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
If someone would take this to YKTTW, then?

edited 5th Apr '12 8:32:52 AM by ccoa

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
[up]Perhaps the person that brought this to TRS can assume the responsiblity for fixing it.

 11 Spark 9, Thu, 5th Apr '12 8:36:45 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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[up][up] I thought there was a button for mods that would send a trope back to YKTTW?
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 12 Septimus Heap, Thu, 5th Apr '12 8:39:04 AM from Madrid, Spain Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
[up]That's the unlaunch button, and
  1. It's an admin tool
  2. It merely removes the YKTTW from the launches list and removes the "This YKTTW has been launched" notice from the YKTTW.

It's not usable here, since this wasn't in YKTTW from start.

edited 5th Apr '12 8:39:58 AM by SeptimusHeap

 13 lu 127, Thu, 5th Apr '12 8:40:47 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
That's Fast Eddie's unlauncher button, and I don't know if it works for tropes that haven't been launched recently.

Ninja'd by Septimus.

But even if you can do it, who's going to sponsor it? Someone needs to take care of it on behalf of TRS. We can't just toss a trope randomly in YKTTW and expect someone to just pick it up, while the thread takes up space.

edited 5th Apr '12 8:41:19 AM by lu127

何も恐れる事わ無い
 14 Spark 9, Thu, 5th Apr '12 8:41:08 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
[up] So how does this work, then? We cutlist this and open a YKTTW thread?
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 15 ccoa, Thu, 5th Apr '12 8:42:27 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
1. Copy the contents into a YKTTW, modifying where necessary. 2. Put a link to this TRS thread on the discussion page. 3. Cutlist the page with the explanation that it's going back to YKTTW by TRS decision. 4. Link the YKTTW here.

edited 5th Apr '12 8:43:05 AM by ccoa

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
Looks like this was created by Blue Chameleon in June of last year. Reading the first line of that first revision, there is a part of me that wonders whether it was a malformed launch of a YKTTW, but that would probably be impossible to track down.

This needs a new tittle. Why does it need to go back to YKKTW?

 18 ccoa, Fri, 6th Apr '12 5:00:08 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Because tropes really need more examples at launch to thrive. It's pretty much standard procedure with a mislaunch or launch without YKTTW around here.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
I got beaten to it, but this is what I see:

The trope should be about doctors and other medical personnel overreacting to everything. Including: Minor Injury Overreaction, Everyone goes to a new patient, way too many tests performed, etc. As is, the trope is too narrowly defined. My ideas:

  • Rename the trope to something general
  • Edit the article, so it's more broadly defined (as is, the article describes 1 example of this)
  • Add more examples, including a real life section
  • Allow all show generes to be examples

What do you think?

edited 6th Apr '12 4:15:19 PM by spacemarine50

 
Um, no this trope is not too narrowly defined. None of those other situations that you listed cause the doctors to drop what they are doing quite like the flatline alarm.

Assuming you're right, the trope name is still too specific. Also, there are only 6 examples on the page, and most of them are basically "it happens a lot on show ______". Expanding the definition will help.
 
Granted, if you watch medical dramas, then it has probably happened at least once an episode.

I think the trope is legit and usable as it is.

It could still benefit from a proper run through YKTTW, though.
The Internet misuses, abuses, and overuses everything.
 24 ccoa, Wed, 9th May '12 6:05:32 AM from the Sleeping Giant
With Mod Hat On
Clocking due to lack of activity.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 25 Spark 9, Wed, 9th May '12 8:19:11 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Okay, it's in YKTTW now: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=fx158u6bwq6kfklsrhhxrdz3 - can someone cut this please?
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Alternative Titles: Greys Anatomy Response
17th May '12 3:05:05 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the name will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of Crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative names.
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