Real Life sections. Common problems include: Real Life sections on the wiki are kept as long as they don't become a problem. If you find an article with such problems, report it here. If it's really bad, the entire section may have to be removed. But hey, if someone feels like cleaning it up, it might be saved. If you think an article should be filed under No Real Life Examples, Please!, then this thread is the place to discuss it. State the reasons and add it to the crowner.
edited 23rd Apr '12 4:18:09 AM by lu127
Another Wizard boyConversation in the Main Page is already dealt with in the NATTER ALERT thread, but the rest is OK here.
You gotta get yourself some marble columnsI brought these up in Ask The Tropers, but Ambiguously Jewish and Ambiguously Gay. Not too squicky aside from the loaded word "suspected" in a few spots, but they're objective tropes of which "author dropping subtle hints" is an intrinsic element, and that doesn't happen in real life.
I vote the kill Real Life examples on Ambiguously Gay. TV Tropes is not a gossip column and it is not our place to speculate about the sexuality of Real Life people.
We Will Have Euthanasia in the Future shouldn't have real life examples if you ask me. It's quite the controversial topic and talks about the future, not about the current situation.
Quid autem coelo pulchrius, nempe quod continet pulchra omnia?
Ecce Homo SuperiorAgree with and .
(it's David Bowie)
Cure CandyInsufferable Genius.... calling a real person insufferable is really too much.
In uffish thoughtAgreed. That section also has really bad indentation and some natter problems.
Seeking for LightI agree with cutting all the real life sections of the pages mentioned so far. The Ambiguously X tropes and We Will Have Euthanasia in the Future by definition can't appear in real life (as mentioned by others earlier), and Insufferable Genius is rather negative.
So how do we come to an official decision on this tread? Mass crowner? Or wait for a mod to come along and make an official declaration?
In uffish thoughtProbably a crowner like on the YMMV tropes thread and the the Trivia tropes thread, but either get a mod to call it or have a ratio bar when we can call it, though that may well need to be higher than the one on the Trivia crowner. I know, but "calling" is the term used in both threads I linked above, so...
edited 22nd Apr '12 11:58:08 AM by Telcontar
Another Wizard boyThese crowners have to be called by individual tropers, by striking out the items that have consensus. No way regular closure can be done here, since we would need a crowner for each item under discussion [/didactic]
edited 22nd Apr '12 11:53:18 AM by SeptimusHeap
With Mod Hat OnStarting the crowner. If it gets too unwieldy, we can limit the size to, say, 10 or 15 pages and make new crowners as we go.
edited 22nd Apr '12 2:06:44 PM by Willbyr
Another Wizard boyYou only need a moderator to close a crowner, but it usually happens along with calling. These crowners can't be called by moderators, since they vote on many things at once and you can't close just one item.
Definitely not a weirdoI'm adding Sissy Villain to the list. It's got problems beyond the whole we don't like to call real people villains thing.
I see the Awesomeness.As a general rule of thumb, I'd like to suggest: Characterization Tropes Future Tropes (what with not happening and all) Morality Tropes
edited 23rd Apr '12 12:41:13 AM by Deboss
You gotta get yourself some marble columnsI don't like the idea of adding indices wholesale, but I agree that the Characterization Tropes probably need to be handled carefully in real life. They're particularly prone to the "objective in fiction, subjective in reality" issue, and/or are PSOC in real life.
edited 23rd Apr '12 8:42:23 AM by HersheleOstropoler
Another Wizard boyGiven that such continuous crowners like the YMMV and Trivia one work by a consensus + 10 votes rule, can we apply it here and cut sections according to this rule?
Seeking for LightWait, is this crowner just for removing real life examples, or is it for removing real life examples and applying No Real Life Examples, Please!?
Another Wizard boyI think for the latter. Real Life examples usually go as soon as they become a problem. No Real Life Examples, Please! is what this crowner is for.
So that's what this doesI've added I Resemble That Remark because it looks like it's asking for trouble.
Balance - the original sixth sense.
You gotta get yourself some marble columnsCan I Resemble That Remark be cleaned and kept?
Definitely not a weirdoUnlike some of the others here, that one is pretty objective, but, that being said, it seems to attract examples that can be controversial. My advice is that if you want it cleaned and kept, go ahead and clean it now, then watchlist it, so that you can keep it clean. If you can keep it from becoming a problem again, then I see no reason not to keep it.
You gotta get yourself some marble columnsI never said I was volunteering But yeah, I'll clean it, and then give it a couple of days. If it can't be cleaned/kept clean, I'll come back here and say so.
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