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Just a Face and a Caption: Middle Child Syndrome get usage counts

I was just browsing at some random tropes when I stumbled on this page's image.

First of all, the image is another JAFAAC. I really can't tell who is the middle child out of the three women. And even if I did, the picture doesn't tell me the trouble they go though because of it. Also the caption says "some caption text". Really.

And to add insult to injury the image is unsourced. sad

I say we just pull it. The page is better off with no image instead of a bad image.

edited 22nd May '12 6:32:21 PM by DFighter

I can't think of anything good for a signature.

(Current image)
(Recently-replaced former image, similarly bad though)

edited 22nd May '12 6:36:21 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
It's definitely not JAFAAC.

More like JAF.

Move to immediately pull.

Motion to pull after some consideration.

edited 22nd May '12 6:45:33 PM by Feather7603

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 5 Willbyr, Tue, 22nd May '12 6:45:53 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Supporting the pull.
 6 Final Starman, Tue, 22nd May '12 10:38:28 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
This image, it is useless. I support the pull motion.
In uffish thought
It isn't harming the page. It's vaguely possible to see a difference between the left one and the others in terms of posture/clothing style, and from there infer that she might be the middle child (I haven't watched Downton in yonks, so I could be completely wrong about it being Edith).

However, it really isn't good — the only way I know it has merit at all is because it's better than the previous one.

Very very weak Keep Until Better Image Suggested unless the blond one isn't the middle child. If that's the case, I strongly support the pull.
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My main thought was, "wait, this is supposed to have anything to do with the trope?" and a general feeling of confusion. To me, that's harming the page, even if it's mildly.
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 9 Spark 9, Wed, 23rd May '12 3:30:46 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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Hm, so the picture demonstrates the trope name but not the actual trope. Yeah, I agree that means we should remove it. We should also consider renaming the trope (because it's narrower than its name implies) but that's a TRS matter.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 10 lu 127, Wed, 23rd May '12 3:32:27 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
It's a pre-existing term.

As for the image weak. I'd support a pull.
小さく揺れた向日葵
In uffish thought
Eh, I'm changing my mind. Just pull it.
Merge those duplicates! Fix that factual error! Delete that shoehorned non-example! You have the power! Meta Four
 12 Willbyr, Wed, 23rd May '12 4:19:41 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Pulled.

Phinatic
How about we use the first, second, and last panels of this?

[up] If someone could resize so it would be easier to read, then it would be an improvement.
I can't think of anything good for a signature.
 15 Dragon Quest Z, Wed, 23rd May '12 9:10:55 AM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
The last panel alone could even work.
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
 16 Spark 9, Wed, 23rd May '12 9:33:51 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
It's a good suggestion. I do think it needs more than just the last panel to be clear.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
Here's the first, second, and last pictures upscaled to 350 px. Sadly, the image quality is already pretty low, so there are many artifacts and much blockiness:

 18 Dragon Quest Z, Wed, 23rd May '12 10:04:08 AM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
They don't need to be that large, especially with the vertical height. We can just take the original sizes and replace them with better quality text.
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 19 Willbyr, Wed, 23rd May '12 12:31:23 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] Agreed, provided the text tweaks look good.
At least something like this would make it obvious who the middle child is.

Trope is "The middle child is overlooked and unloved or at least feels that way."

Also, 350 px wide is a maximum, not a minimum. Not all images should be max width. The words in that cartoon are legible at half that width (which is four times smaller res), tho that is maybe overboard. Being bigger than necessary tends to make images look as bad or worse than being too small. There isn't a technical height limitation but I try to avoid going over 350 px tall if possible.

edited 23rd May '12 7:52:21 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
Is this good?

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edited 30th Jun '12 1:16:20 PM by robusterwiz

In uffish thought
[up] That's good; what's the source?
Merge those duplicates! Fix that factual error! Delete that shoehorned non-example! You have the power! Meta Four
Me; I had the idea but I couldn't find a work with an image properly showing that, so I decided to make it myself.

Not a huge fan of stick figure art but that has some style, it's okay.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
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