Needs Help: Can You Hear Me Now get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 4th Dec 2012 11:59:00 PM

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1 Elbruno21st Apr 2012 04:07:24 PM from Chile: Not as Dry as Space! , Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Of remix and faces.
I've got 2 problems with the trope as it is now:

  • First, it covers 2 very different issues: The nearly ridiculous excuses creators use to make a cellphone that could solve the problem in one go not work; and cellphones that work where they're not supposed too (super cell phones). It may not be that big of a problem, as the page is soft-splitted, but it's still kind of jarring, especially because:
  • The name. From what the article says, it's taken from an advertisement of a phone company. The name makes it sound like this is a stock phrase, not excuses for phone breakdowns nor super cell phones. I had a hard time finding this trope thanks to the name, and I'm sure I must not be the first one.

In my opinion, it could at least use a name that doesn't sound like a stock phrase and also gives a hint on the issues that it covers.

edited 21st Apr '12 4:11:02 PM by Elbruno

"Darkness is light's light of darkness as a dark farewell to dark lightness."
2 Elbruno18th May 2012 03:36:14 PM from Chile: Not as Dry as Space! , Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Of remix and faces.
Self-bump for feedback.
"Darkness is light's light of darkness as a dark farewell to dark lightness."
3 SeptimusHeap18th May 2012 03:39:53 PM from Valle di Muggio, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Tadpole
I think you should just make a rename-or-not crowner by this point. And a split option might also be warranted.
I think I'm in favor of the split, but I'm kind of indifferent about renaming.
I go for the split. The new names are conveniently on the page, and split the examples.
6 Elbruno18th May 2012 08:07:32 PM from Chile: Not as Dry as Space! , Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Of remix and faces.
OK, I did a crowner on this trope. I'm hollering the mods to hook it.
"Darkness is light's light of darkness as a dark farewell to dark lightness."
7 Willbyr18th May 2012 08:38:25 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
CROWNER'S HOOKED!!!

Eeeeeyeah, that's lame. Oh well.
I was the creator of the trope's original page (cell phones never work in horror and comedy movies) and was never satisfied with the way it was lumped in with super cell phones. Needs a split.
9 DonaldthePotholer2nd Jul 2012 12:40:56 AM from Somewhere in (not)Miami
Motion to close current Crowner in favor of both actions and to Open 2 Rename Crowners (1 per Trope)

Preemptive Name Suggestions:

edited 2nd Jul '12 12:42:06 AM by DonaldthePotholer

[up] Seconded. Those names are indictative and catchy.
11 Xtifr6th Jul 2012 10:57:29 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Deadly Dead Zone makes me think of the Stephen King novel, The Dead Zone (and the movie and series that followed). The term, in general, applies to more than just phones. The alternative suggestion is fine, though, and I'd recommend that.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
12 lu1278th Jul 2012 10:26:58 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Crowner called.
13 Elbruno9th Jul 2012 08:38:57 AM from Chile: Not as Dry as Space! , Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Of remix and faces.
"Darkness is light's light of darkness as a dark farewell to dark lightness."
Is it possible to link two rename crowners to the same thread at the same time?

Also, will one or both of these tropes have to go through YKTTW?
15 lu12710th Jul 2012 02:43:49 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Is it possible to link two rename crowners to the same thread at the same time?

I have no way to do that.
I'd start by taking Super Strong Cell Reception to YKTTW as a soft split, then someone can rename the page to Cell Phones Are Useless after that's done.
Bump. Anything?
18 DracMonster20th Oct 2012 09:38:18 AM , Relationship Status: Singularity
Nature Abhors A Cell Phone (Pun on Nature abhors a vacuum) for when cell phones are always convenient victims of a disaster.

edited 20th Oct '12 9:42:13 AM by DracMonster

19 lu1271st Dec 2012 03:46:14 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Clocking to move.
20 DonaldthePotholer3rd Dec 2012 10:11:56 PM from Somewhere in (not)Miami
The few times that I've looked at this Trope, I've always been stalled at the "Aversions" category. The all-over-the-map nature of these is a key reason why I haven't done this myself. (Another is that I'm supposed to be working on my Thesis and not on Tropes, but that's neither here nor there.)

Perhaps we should YKTTW both Subtropes and leave the current page, with listed aversions, as a Super Trope page.

EDIT: Never mind the above. YKTTW for Super Strong Cell Reception, and all it took from the Aversions section were two Film entries.

edited 3rd Dec '12 10:29:18 PM by DonaldthePotholer

21 DonaldthePotholer10th Dec 2012 11:10:34 AM from Somewhere in (not)Miami
It's been a few days, so I feel justified for the double.

Especially since I just made the rename crowner for what will be left of the page after we launch Super Strong Cell Reception:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/AlternativeTitles/CanYouHearMeNow

By the way, can I just go ahead and launch Super Strong Cell Reception, since it's been almost a week with no further response? This would allow us to remove the respective section.
22 lu12710th Dec 2012 11:17:24 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Crowner hooked.
Can we add something about the same thing happening while you're doing something other than calling? Like texting, surfing the web, using an app... A lot you can do on a smartphone.
Bumping for votes.
25 Xtifr1st Feb 2013 03:06:35 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
This is starting to look like a runaway. :)
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.

Alternative Titles: Can You Hear Me Now
10th Dec '12 11:06:21 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
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