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.
I asked about Alpha Bitch before, but no one ever replied, so I didn't add it. I adhere to 'I can be wrong', such as on Pint-Sized Powerhouse, so I don't like unilaterally adding something without a discussion first. Unless it's a Villain trope.
The people who made Most Definitely Not a Villain probably misread the trope title as "Most Definitely Not A Tourist" since most examples are tourists. The section also includes Japanese restaurants as an example. The only example that could be even remotely close to being considered a villain is one involving a spy, and even then, we have our "Real Life people cannot be villains" policy, so that one also doesn't count.
Again, while there's a lot of misuse (the page on tourists is basically one giant shoehorn, unless pretending to be natives is a thing most tourists do these days), it's not a villain trope. It's about a transparently-awful attempt at impersonating someone.
.....there are a lot of ways that can attract natter and This Troper tales. Especially when a disguise passed during say, a crime, but afterwards hindsight picks out all the things that were wrong with the disguise in the first place.
I still think it should be NRLEP, but taking out the Villain Trope designation seems justified.
It's not a villain trope in the sense of calling people villains, although it can and often is used by villains. Remove the "Villain Trope" reason from the crowner.
It's a comedy trope.
But the Real Life section doesn't have a single valid example in it.
edited 14th Mar '14 1:00:49 AM by Madrugada
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Do we really a page to lists all of the insults used against real people's mothers!? (Your Mom)
Also it looks like some of the examples in the real life section of your mom may be misplaced.
Calling Dirty Old Woman (unopposed) Added 10th Mar '14 at 06:28:18 PM
I am also calling Alcoholic Parent (15:1), Goddamned Bats (7.5:1), and Forced into Evil (5:1). All of the previously listed items were added on March 10.
@Feinohna: That's not proper format or procedure, my friend. We format and call it like below, and we transfer the reasons to the Edit Requests for Locked pages thread.
We also put the [[noreallife]] tag on the pages when the items are removed, to kick up the proper warning in the editing page, delete the RL sections, and use [[strike: ]]] markup to cross them off the list. Please also check out way I formatted my edit request on the Edit Requests for Locked Pages thread.
I personally make a note not only in the edit reasons, but also on the discussion page.
It's great you want to help, but please do it this way. It's the way that was working best when I first wandered in.
Dirty Old Woman: We REALLY don't need to know. Also kind of flame bait material. 17:0
Timey-Wimey Ball: Impossible in real life. Shoehorned examples. 7:1 (16)
That One Player: Should only have In-Universe examples. "This game has some very skilled players" is too subjective. 4.67:1 (17)
Alpha Bitch: The trope describes an inherently horrible person. It's also not nice to call real life people bitches any more than Jerkasses or villains. 4.67:1 (17)
Jerk Jock: The trope describes an inherently horrible person. It's also not nice to call real life Jerkasses or villains. Related to Alpha Bitch. 4.33:1 (16)
Not NRLEP at this point: Most Definitely Not a Villain. RL section needs serious scrubbing, though. Not a single example fits.
(Counts) We'll probably need a new crowner after the last two get called.
When you're cutting real life examples, make sure the examples you're cutting are actually real life examples. Half of the Dirty Old Woman examples you cut just needed to be moved to a comedy section since they're about stand up comic's acts. If you're going to do the job, do it right. Not sloppily.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-Philip K. Dick
Page Action: Real Life Section Maintenance 41
28th Jan '16 7:31:58 AM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
These are pages that have been proposed to have their Real Life sections cut and tagged to not be recreated.
Vote UP to indicate you think the Page should have NO Real Life examples.
Vote DOWN to allow Real Life examples.
Items that have been stricken (like so) have already been decided, meeting the following requirements:
They have ten or more total votes,
have been on the crowner for at least 48 hours, measured from when the new crowner entry's addition is announced in a thread post,
and are stable with at least a 2:1 yes/no ratio.
No further voting is needed on those items.
To check if something has already been voted on, please see Keep Real Life Examples.