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Real Life section maintenance (NEW CROWNER 9/9/14):

This is the thread to report tropes with problematic 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

 1001 Septimus Heap, Fri, 14th Dec '12 8:57:11 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
On it. Eta: Done. Wall of Text now resides on the Analysis page.

About the example: If someone can cite that stewardesses are picked for they sexy appeal then that example can stay.

edited 14th Dec '12 9:00:35 AM by SeptimusHeap

 1002 Another Duck, Fri, 14th Dec '12 8:57:50 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
Well, I don't really care if it stays or goes, but it's still one purpose of it, even if there are other more important purposes alongside it.
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 1003 Fighteer, Fri, 14th Dec '12 9:00:45 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
A simple sentence stating that in Real Life, stewardesses were chosen for being slim, young, and fit, and this may have contributed to the notion that they were intended to be seen as sexy, would suffice. As for Real Life examples, it would only be valid if there is proof, not just speculation, that stewardesses on a particular airline are chosen specifically for sex appeal.

Edit: Never mind, it seems that the description does summarize the analysis bit. Good work.

edited 14th Dec '12 9:02:24 AM by Fighteer

Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
 1004 desdendelle, Sun, 16th Dec '12 3:42:43 PM from /dev/null Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
Canta nastar alta tera
It seems that we need a new crowner.
[17:27:48] Plummet: Stop being British damn you.
 1005 Nohbody, Sun, 16th Dec '12 4:36:25 PM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
^ Not really. There haven't been any new nominations added to the crowner recently, and there's not so many on there now that a new one would be drowning in a sea of strikethrough.
 1006 Septimus Heap, Sat, 22nd Dec '12 11:22:24 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Delusions of Eloquence. The Barack Obama example on Delusions Of Eloquence Discussion seems to be particularly problematic, and I feel it's not an exception.

 1007 deathpigeon, Sat, 22nd Dec '12 1:13:47 PM from Bread, It Is Bread that the Revolution Needs! Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Kaspar the Friendly Spook
Definitely should get its Real Life section excised.
My Blog.

ACAB.

"The great are great only because we are on our knees. Let us rise." - Max Stirner
 1008 Another Duck, Sat, 22nd Dec '12 5:52:34 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
I don't think it's categorically bad, but some of the examples are probably wrong, as they are more about plain errors like misspeaking or singular instances. I'd prefer just cleaning it a little before deciding to purge.

Also, I liked the edit reason for re-adding that Barack example before it was deleted again: "anti-free-speech troll vandalized previous edit". That just tells me the example probably shouldn't be there. If the example fits, it fits without all sinkholes.
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 1009 nrjxll, Sat, 22nd Dec '12 6:49:13 PM Relationship Status: Not war
Potentially insulting trope being applied to real life people, including politicians?

Fire up the chainsaw, boys.

 1010 Another Duck, Sat, 22nd Dec '12 7:22:40 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
[up]I cleaned it, so no more politicians, because those were misuse. Don King is the only named person left, actually, and then only as a presented persona, rather than his actual person. And since it's actually verifiable, it's no more insulting than the related Malaproper. It's not a subjective value we throw on people, or a psychological analysis, but just taking what they say at face value.

[down]Good point.

edited 22nd Dec '12 8:28:52 PM by AnotherDuck

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 1011 nrjxll, Sat, 22nd Dec '12 7:33:07 PM Relationship Status: Not war
[up]I don't think presented personas should actually be in the real life section.

Seeking for Light
[up] Agreed.

 1013 deathpigeon, Sat, 22nd Dec '12 8:11:44 PM from Bread, It Is Bread that the Revolution Needs! Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Kaspar the Friendly Spook
The trope is insulting to the person it describes. We should not be in the business of insulting people here on TvTropes.
My Blog.

ACAB.

"The great are great only because we are on our knees. Let us rise." - Max Stirner
 1014 Another Duck, Sat, 22nd Dec '12 8:29:35 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
[up]Not if someone uses it deliberately.
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 1015 deathpigeon, Sat, 22nd Dec '12 9:10:52 PM from Bread, It Is Bread that the Revolution Needs! Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Kaspar the Friendly Spook
It wouldn't fit the trope if it was deliberate. The trope is someone who thinks he or she is sounding smart and eloquent by using big words, but isn't because he or she is using them incorrectly or messing them up. If the person is doing this deliberately, then he or she does not think he or she is sounding smart or eloquent, and, thus, does not fit the trope.
My Blog.

ACAB.

"The great are great only because we are on our knees. Let us rise." - Max Stirner
 1016 Another Duck, Sat, 22nd Dec '12 9:50:22 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
It's not a straight example, no, but it can be some other way to play with it. Parody, invoking, lampshading...
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Definitely not a weirdo
Anyway, I just added Evil Chancellor to the crowner. It's another evil trope, so there really shouldn't be that much debate.
Added Delusions of Eloquence to the crowner.

 1019 desdendelle, Mon, 24th Dec '12 12:29:09 PM from /dev/null Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
Canta nastar alta tera
Wait. If we're categorically against calling RL people evil, why not just make the whole evil tropes index NRELP! by default?
[17:27:48] Plummet: Stop being British damn you.
Most of the Real Life section of The Not Secret is actually about Open Secret. The Not Secret is supposed to be when those keeping the secret think it is a well-kept secret.

edited 28th Dec '12 4:25:50 PM by Lophotrochozoa

 1021 Nohbody, Fri, 28th Dec '12 8:45:06 PM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
Calling Evil Chancellor - Added 23rd Dec '12 at 01:33:42 AM, 23:0
Seeking for Light
[up][up] If it's misuse, you can just cut it/move it to the proper page. That's just basic cleaning and doesn't require consensus from the thread.

 1023 Nohbody, Sat, 29th Dec '12 4:07:23 AM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
Calling Delusions of Eloquence - Added 24th Dec '12 at 12:26:03 PM, 2.67 (8y/3n)
 1024 wuggles, Tue, 1st Jan '13 9:51:01 PM from Miami, FL Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
 1025 Septimus Heap, Wed, 2nd Jan '13 1:41:41 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
That is not Thread Mode, just bad Example Indentation.

Page Action: Real Life Section Maintenance 21
9th Sep '14 7:26:05 PM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
At issue:
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, with ten or more total votes, more than 48 hours on the crowner, and 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.
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