Needs Help: Acceptable Hobby Targets

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1 Jimmmyman1022nd Apr 2012 05:56:00 PM from polan , Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
cannot into space
There are a number of things wrong with this page, including the lack of a description, the copious amounts of complaining, the fact that's it's more like a footnote (containing few actual examples), the copious amounts of complaining, the huge numbers of real life examples, the bad layout of the page, and the copious amounts of complaining.

It to be at least cleaned up, if not completely redone.
Go play Kentucky Route Zero. Now.
So you're saying there are copious amounts of complaining?

Which of these Acceptable Targets tropes did relatively recently have a TRS?
The Internet misuses, abuses, and overuses everything.
I believe Cultural was the most recent. They all end up here in the end, though.
Belief or disbelief rests with you.
Maybe the real life should be excised.
Almost all of this is whining about Real Life, not documenting tropes in the media. Burn it. If someone thinks they can make an actual trope about specific stereotypes or character types used in media then let them.

Not to mention, some of it is really odd, or is already covered by other tropes.

Since when was there bigotry against men with cats?

Rail Enthusiast is already its own page. Why does it need to here?

Fan Girls is its own page. Why do we need several bullet points of natter here?

Girl-Show Ghetto is its own page. Why cover it here?

Cosplay is its own page.

Indexed and Nerdy is an entire index worth of geek related tropes.

edited 23rd Apr '12 5:03:03 AM by Catbert

Tired forever.
Wow, this one's pretty bad, half of the categories don't even have examples beyond "yeah this happens" and the few examples that are listed just seem to be people in that category complaining about the trope (there's even a note saying, "expect the below examples to be... passionate. And angry." which goes completely against How to Write an Example) not to mention the the important categories already have their own pages.

How did this get through YKTTW? I say cut it.
What is this "sleep" you speak of?
7 SeptimusHeap23rd Apr 2012 05:38:53 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
[up]You need a better idea than cutting when it has 72 inbounds.

Turn into index, redirect, such things.
Tired forever.
Fine, if it can't be cut then I support what Catbert and animeg 3282 suggested.
What is this "sleep" you speak of?
This page is just bitching about bitching. It's bad enough when contributors rant about how the media mocks them. This page is contributors ranting about how people on the street mock them. It's totally irrelevant to what we should be doing here.

If prejudices against an occupation form a trend in fiction, like Everybody Hates Mimes, then make a trope page for it. Otherwise... it has no place here.

Let's direct this to Acceptable Targets as a temporary solution, until we "fix" all the pages on that index.
Either an index for actual tropable stereotypes, or redirect to the more general one.

I'm kind of leaning towards the first, as that at least keeps some kind of list of what's actually there and legit.

edited 23rd Apr '12 8:47:58 AM by Feather7603

The Internet misuses, abuses, and overuses everything.
11 SeptimusHeap23rd Apr 2012 08:49:19 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Support index idea. This could be used as a supertrope here.
12 Spark923rd Apr 2012 09:00:59 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Wait, since when is 72 inbounds enough to prevent a page from being cut? I thought the threshold was substantially higher than that.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
The threshold is 10.
14 SeptimusHeap23rd Apr 2012 09:06:08 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
The limit is 10, unless the page name is nonsalvageable - which it isn't in this case.
Crownering thread.
Calling crowner. The top three options have consensus and should be implemented. The splitting option is secondary, but should be implemented if someone is willing to do it.
17 SeptimusHeap16th May 2012 02:04:33 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I started the conversion and made Sandbox.Acceptable Hobby Targets for the sorting of the remaining Acceptable Hobby Targets.
18 ccoa20th Jun 2012 06:03:52 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Any progress here?
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
19 SeptimusHeap20th Jun 2012 06:37:21 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Before anything else, I want to know if we should keep the single descriptions here, or if this is going to be a bare-bones index.
It it becomes a bare-bones index, why not just merge it with Acceptable Targets?
21 SeptimusHeap20th Jun 2012 07:10:22 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
[up]Acceptable Targets is an index of the various "Acceptable X Targets" Audience Reactions. It ain't an index of specific forms, behind the general topic.
None of the others seem to be a bare-bones index, though.
23 SeptimusHeap20th Jun 2012 07:20:39 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
None of these are indexes either

[down]Was thinking of too many things at once.

edited 20th Jun '12 7:26:53 AM by SeptimusHeap

25 SeptimusHeap3rd Aug 2012 03:01:28 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I have added the last items to the index. If nobody wants to take the examples on Sandbox.Acceptable Hobby Targets to YKTTW, I'll cut the examples from the main page and request closure.

Page Action: Acceptable Hobby Targets
6th May '12 3:58:39 AM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
At issue:

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