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 can agree with that. The main reason is that it's quite rude to put someone there. While there can be some objective evidence for it, it still comes off as singling people out for it, which is not good. It is a potential source of edit wars and stuff, but it doesn't show as is. Haven't checked the history, though.
Edit: I added It's All About Me to the crowner.
Going over the Permanent Red Link Club, I noticed that Lickspittle was put in there for being a complaint magnet, and that the In-Universe version was already covered by Yes-Man. That said, Yes-Man is not listed for No Real Life Examples, Please! and it does have a small real life section.
It's not attracting any controversy at the moment (that I can see), but it seems incongruous to have taken one page that was "Yes Man, but in Real Life," permanently ban it from the site, but still allow real life examples on Yes Man itself. I move to place the trope on NRLEP and cut said section; I don't think the list adds anything to the understanding of the page, it's potentially insulting, and one page containing the same content was previously banned from the site due to abuse.
Driven to Suicide is about suicide generally. (Well, it focuses on the reasons for suicide, but it's still about all forms of suicide.)
I would think the real life examples on UsefulNotes.Suicide can probably be axed, one because it seems to be a workaround of the NRLEP on the trope page and two because I don't think it's providing a better understanding of the topic for use in fiction, which is what Useful Notes are for.
What to do with Heroic Albino? It has a section with three entries, one of which is a lapalassian statement about real albinos, one about lab rats is of some interest but doesn't really fit (it's only heroic if it's willing), and one which might fit under a mythology folder. (Is it alright to apply a heroic trope to real but revered beings, treating the belief as fiction?) I'll be willing to fix it myself if this is the right MO.
I went ahead and cut them all, as they're not examples of the trope (the third one doesn't fit because being seen as holy is not the same thing as being heroic). Plus the first one violates the "no generic examples" guideline.
Isn't the entire point of that article about games contradicting the real world (with no justification in the setting), hence inapplicable to reality?
And the current RL section is pretty bad even considering that.
Twins can use creepiness to earn money in real life — at a freak show or similar — but that could probably go in a medium folder if someone adds such an example. Nothing in the current real life section fits anyway.
Most are about twins who're twin-like (the Sedin brothers gif was kinda funny) rather than creepy, or nazis, which isn't creepy for being twins. The last example is the only one that kind of actually fits the trope. Like before, we could just delete them for being wrong, but this is a trope that's not just suited for Real Life examples, I believe.
BTW, y'all know you don't have to nominate and get secondings to add a voting item, right? Just add it, and make a post to let people know there's a new item to vote on. If it doesn't have support, it won't get voted up, as has happened in a couple of older crowners as I recall.
Creepy Twins added, on that note.
 And on an unrelated note, I know animated GIFs aren't allowed as page images, but is linking them acceptable? Seems to me the same problem of trolling with gifs exists even if it's just a link instead of showing directly.
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23rd Feb '15 10:39:06 AM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
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