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.
Honestly, the real life section is actually one of the better-written ones on the page. I don't think I've seen this much shoehorning, natter, and general messiness since the Complete Monster cleanup began.
Not that that means the section is remotely acceptable, of course. Cut it with extreme prejudice.
The other psychopath tropes probably also should be listed, and the addition to the NRLEP page be formatted along the lines of the "Evil" tropes. (I'm about to run off to work, or I'd add them to the crowner myself.)
Yeah, that's a bad one.
Also, bringing it up here in case this is a simple question — does that trope require only that the Big Bad physically not get up, or does it require the Big Bad to never send their armies to attack, either? Because if it's the latter, there's been some misuse...
edited 14th Oct '12 1:40:14 PM by ArcadesSabboth
Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
I almost want to kill those examples with fire just for being bad examples, Real LifeUnfortunate Implications aside...
I also almost want to move the Tiberius example to Magnificent Bastard just because it fits so much better there, but that's one of them pages some people who shall remained unnamed have declared unfit for Real Life examples. Who does those despicable things, restricting the fun for us tropers?
I consider most of history before the last few hundred years to be Broad Strokes anyway.
Evilutionary Biologist sounds like a standard case of "we don't want to call real people evil".
which uh i already said in the crowner option description thinger but i felt it necessary to make a post anyway just to be clear?
Wow, the Real Life section on Evilutionary Biologist is a mix of insane natter (the one about Nazi doctors), "contested" examples (so someone was fine with calling a living person "evil" on insufficient evidence?), and non-examples that admit that they're non-examples. Even if the trope itself weren't NRLEP-bait, I see little of value there.
edited 20th Oct '12 10:37:25 AM by DoktorvonEurotrash
It does not matter who I am. What matters is, who will you become? - motto of Omsk Bird
Also, it looks like someone added Dark Is Not Evil after was posted, and so far it's not made it to 10 total votes. Should we just move it to the next crowner and call it a day with this one?
(And when the next crowner is added, I'll be adding Jerk with a Heart of Gold. Calling people jerks isn't much better than calling them evil, and we already have Jerk Ass listed as NRLEP.)
Now we can, but at the time of my post it had only 8 votes total (6:2 IIRC).
To make it official:
Dark Is Not Evil - Added 20th Oct '12 at 04:08:49 PM, 5.5:1
Added NRL tag on main page, submitted DarkIsNotEvil.Real Life for cutlisting.
Dark Is Not Evil is not calling anyone evil or good. It's actually a neutral trope. And I don't think there's anything wrong with calling people dark. Many people revel in looking dark. I think it was a mistake to cut the examples, even though I'm not a fan of RL examples in general.
Speaking words of fandom: let it squee, let it squee.
Page Action: Real Life Section Maintenance 53
30th Jul '17 10:08:55 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 addition of the new crowner entry is announced in a thread post,
and are stable with at least a 2:1 vote ratio.
No further voting is needed on those items.
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14 (yeas:17 nays:3) 5.67 : 1
Deus ex Machina: Like Diabolus ex Machina, the trope requires authorial intent to create a happy ending, which doesn't apply to real life.[Added 20th Oct 2017 05:33:54 AM]
13 (yeas:15 nays:2) 7.50 : 1
Embarrassing Damp Sheets: Too common, has NRLEP in the description but isn't listed on the index.[Added 12th Oct 2017, 5:04:37 AM]
9 (yeas:12 nays:3) 4.00 : 1
Horrible Hollywood: Gossip and stereotyping. The NRLEP notice on the page was never discussed here.[Added 12th Nov 2017 08:52:47 AM]