The current example sorting doesn't really fit as Just for Fun, since it's more of an actual collection of examples of common band-naming conventions. Just for Fun would be making up your own examples, I'd imagine.
The crowner was called back in May, yet there seems to be no progress in any way. Should a new crowner be created, or do we just want examples to support the redefinition? Because in my opinion, that definition does not seem to be significant enough from a storytelling fashion, and I'm not sure what would make it a trope.
((I am in favor of just making this a Just for Fun page if that option is still on the table.))
There doesn't seem to be much of a joke there, though, except for the page name. Is the current list worth keeping, or do we need to move it somewhere else if we redefine the page?
((If we do move the list somewhere else, is the current name worth keeping, because while you call it a Stock Joke, I haven't really heard it used nearly often enough outside of niche internet boards to call it one.))
I've never seen it on niche internet boards. That's not really where it's from. The Trope Namer is Dave Barry, a 90s newspaper humor columnist.
There are enough examples to start off a trope. A good nine or ten. We could run it through YKTTW for more. Should we go ahead and do that?
What's on the page is still the old definition. The new definition is "someone in-universe makes the joke that 'that would be a good name for a rock band' (or equivalent), as a type of Stock Joke".
That's what won the crowner, so I would say yes, do that, please.
I checked out the page and it's still a very long list of real life examples even though the crowner decided that we would only list in-universe examples. Compounded with this thread's history of being lethargic and that it's been almost 2 months since the last post, I would like to know if anyone is working on this, because if not then this is taking up space and I would like to adress Pulling The IV and it's issues but am unable too since this forum is full. Again, just asking and no rudeness intended.
I suggest cutting all examples that aren't in-universe, as the crowner suggested last year. As this thread demonstrates, there are enough in-universe examples to make a viable page and let wiki magic do its work.
If anyone's interested, they can YKTTW some of the title tropes mentioend on this page, but doing so shouldn't hold up this thread.
Okay, as indicated in the crowner, this is now a page for the Stock Phrase that something is "a good name for a rock band". That means that the page is no longer a list of all bands in fiction, nor a list of real-life bands that someone thought had a good name. It's also 95% smaller now, but that tends to happen when we clean up an "All X in fiction" list anyway.
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Page Action: A Good Name For A Rock Band
23rd Apr '12 4:44:12 PM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
13 (yeas:15 nays:2) 7.50 : 1
The page should be about the stock joke of a character noting that some term would be a good band name, in-universe. Remove all examples that don't fit (is compatible with options that move the current examples elsewhere).
2 (yeas:7 nays:5) 1.40 : 1
Split off name forms as separate Title Tropes (and merge some that fit existing pages (is compatible with any redefinition options).