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Not Tropeworthy: A Good Name For A Rock Band get usage counts

 26 Spark 9, Tue, 15th May '12 12:11:29 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Let's see.

  • "Band Named After A Song" sounds like a viable trope.

  • "Band Named After Its Members" also sounds like a viable trope.

  • "Band name that has an umlaut" is already covered by the page on Hevy Mtal mlaut.

  • The section on misspelled band titles is already covered by Myspeld Rkband

  • "Band name with a hard word and a soft word" could be a trope but I'm leaning towards this being pointless trivia.

  • "Band name that is a compound word" is People Sit on Chairs. Likewise, "band name that is Verb the Noun" and "band name that is a sentence" are PSOC.
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 27 Dragon Quest Z, Tue, 22nd May '12 12:43:51 AM from Somewhere in California
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Okay, this should be enough to call.

BTW, the lead option is how the show Unskippable does it.
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 28 Spark 9, Tue, 22nd May '12 1:16:01 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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[up] It was called a few days ago. We're discussing what to do with the examples that don't fit.
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 29 Twentington, Mon, 28th May '12 9:30:25 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Bump.
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 30 ccoa, Fri, 13th Jul '12 7:59:46 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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Any progress here?
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 31 Twentington, Wed, 1st Aug '12 1:08:51 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Bump. Are we gonna DO anything here? Hello? Anyone here? SAY SOMETHING!!!!!
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 32 lu 127, Wed, 10th Oct '12 1:50:06 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
One last try. Do we want to do something here?
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 33 nrjxll, Wed, 10th Oct '12 1:54:32 AM Relationship Status: Not war
I'd be willing to go ahead and cut all of the sections deemed People Sit on Chairs, but I'm not sure if that'd be okay.

 34 Twentington, Wed, 28th Nov '12 3:57:48 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Is it okay if I trim this to just the examples where a character actually says "X is a good name for a rock band"? Almost all the actual examples of band names seem to be People Sit on Chairs.
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

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[up] That's what the crowner supports, so I'd say that would be fine.

 36 Twentington, Fri, 30th Nov '12 3:03:28 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
[up]There's only one problem. There kinda aren't any actual examples of that listed on the trope page.

Also, the inbound links are nothing but work pages saying the name of said work is a good name for a rock band (e.g. the As I Lay Dying page says that As I Lay Dying is a good name for a rock band As I Lay Dying, the work, doesn't contain an example of the trope).

None of the inbound links suggest that any work actually contains an example of the trope.

edited 30th Nov '12 10:17:22 PM by Twentington

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Seeking for Light
[up] Hum. That is a problem. Maybe throw a brief description and a link into YKTTW to see if examples can be collected?

Hum. That is a problem. Maybe throw a brief description and a link into YKTTW to see if examples can be collected?

Like the idea.

 39 Twentington, Sat, 1st Dec '12 6:34:34 AM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
[up]So if this goes to YKTTW, does the current form get cut?
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[up] I hadn't realized the current page was so... utterly different in description (that's what I get for posting suggestions in a TRS thread where I haven't looked at the page for a while). A full YKTTW for a new description and example list might be in order (would we have to have another crowner for that?).

But I wouldn't cutlist the page if we're going to be using the same name; cutting auto-locks it. The new version would replace the old content.

 41 johnnye, Fri, 11th Jan '13 11:03:53 AM from Brighton, UK Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
I'd have thought that "Band named after a song / song lyric" would be Literary Allusion Title. Sort of.

edited 11th Jan '13 11:04:43 AM by johnnye

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 42 peccantis, Fri, 11th Jan '13 2:47:05 PM Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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I'll have to disagree with "band name that is a sentence" being PSOC. Names aren't usually sentences. As a matter of fact, sentence as name sounds very peculiar and it sure does differ from the standards of naming. I'd say it's tropeable as long as there are enough examples.
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 43 Twentington, Sun, 13th Jan '13 4:31:52 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Okay, so what do we do now? There was a consensus to limit it to in-universe examples, but as it stands, a.) the article has zero in-universe examples, b.) the wicks suggest that a near-total lack of in-universe examples, and c.) I couldn't find any in-universe examples on my own.

Can't really send it to YKTTW if you can't find any examples, now can you? I say we should call a new crowner for or against cutting it.
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 44 peccantis, Mon, 14th Jan '13 1:09:23 AM Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
the flies will find you
[up] did we crowner against a Just for Fun page already? If not, I suggest the next crowner is

before the darkness arrives
 45 Septimus Heap, Mon, 14th Jan '13 1:41:34 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
I am not sure what is going on here. What's up on the page, for example?

 46 lu 127, Mon, 14th Jan '13 1:46:53 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Make it Just for Fun. Problem solved.
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Off the top of my head, Dave Barry and xkcd both used it in-universe. [1][2] YKTTW can probably find more examples. Run it through and see what comes out. I'm sure we'll find something. Because...

Can't really send it to YKTTW if you can't find any examples, now can you?

...finding examples is the main point of sending it to YKTTW, innit?

edited 14th Jan '13 11:41:41 AM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."
 48 Septimus Heap, Mon, 14th Jan '13 11:42:12 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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I am not positive on tying the fate of this thread to the fate of an YKTTW. They always seem to hold things up.

There are in-universe examples on the page too. I'm looking through it. I see The Dresden Files, Battlestar Galactica, Reduced Shakespeare Company, Kingdom of Loathing, The Ricky Gervais Show, The Daily Show, and Homestar Runner, plus the other two makes a good nine examples. Not too shabby and a lot more than zero.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
 50 peccantis, Mon, 14th Jan '13 2:42:19 PM Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
the flies will find you
Well then, with that many legit examples we can vote between

  • vote up if split into trope and a JFF page, down if clean up the trope, no JFF page
  • vote up if rename trope for clarity, down if no rename
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