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Complaining: Tastes Like Diabetes get usage counts

 76 Septimus Heap, Sun, 20th May '12 6:58:26 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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[up]While I agree that the name suits the crowner-proposed trope poorly, I don't think that factual inaccuracy is the problem here. And how many people know how diabetes works anyway?

[up] It's not what others have a problem with, but it's a problem that I felt the need to point out. And yeah, it's a pretty common misconception, but I don't want TV Tropes to be part of the problem. Especially when it's the same misconception many use when justifying not funding research into curing the disease.
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Do we need a standard where examples of this trope are sweeter than it? What about Sesame Street, Barney, and Blue's Clues? (throwing out some children's shows for analysis)

edited 20th May '12 11:40:06 AM by spacemarine50

 
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Extreme positions taken just for the lulz do not work here.

 80 ccoa, Tue, 24th Jul '12 5:35:07 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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So, what are we going to do here?
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
Well, the page needs a new definition, name, description and examples. Isn't YKTTW the place for that?

edited 24th Jul '12 5:43:10 AM by Routerie

Added Alliterative Alien
[up][up][up][up][up] I'd just like to say I agree with Matt here - for one such as I who suffers from diabetes, this name's always made me think more of an acidic taste than anything, due to ketones.

I think this should be renamed something else just because calling it as it is doesn't quite offer what it really is, and perceptions of the name can vary. Perhaps Overwhelmingly Sweet? Overwhelmingly Cute? While I know the page is being reworked, I still feel a rename relating to cute and fluffy as it will be is perhaps needed.

edited 21st Aug '12 3:11:40 AM by RatherRandomRandy

 83 lu 127, Fri, 7th Dec '12 6:30:56 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
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 84 lu 127, Wed, 12th Dec '12 5:08:18 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Welp, doesn't look like there's interest here. I guess a simple cleanup will suffice.
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Page Action: Tastes Like Diabetes
12th May '12 5:28:58 AM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
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