This article is OLD. Old enough to date to the old discussion page format. And it's thriving poorly.
17 wicks, half of which are indexes or related/contrasts/etc on trope pages, only 9 examples on the page proper...
I think the rambling description does not help, nor does the arcane title. It's a common trope (Characters have different power levels, and those relative levels tend to remain constant through the show).
Rename would be okay. It's a snowclone that doesn't have much to do with the original trope. "Ninjutsu" makes sense in Conservation of Ninjutsu because that trope is mostly about mooks, like ninjas, but here it's just meaningless.
edit: seems like the entire first 2 paragraphs could be taken away from the description without losing anything, so that it just starts with "When a group, cast, or faction is subject to Distribution of Ninjutsu the total amount of fighting ability..."
Re: OP: The new discussion page format is Newer Than They Think. The YKTTW only dates to May 2009 (and by modern standards, might appear to be a premature launch). That postdates The Great Crash, if I recall correctly. What would have been really impressive would be if the YKTTW was just dumped on the discussion page rather than linked, which would imply it came from Version 1.0 of YKTTW.
Right now, the page has 16 intrawiki and 19 interwiki inbound links, and nine examples, a third of them from anime.
Conservation of Competence is about the fact that a team in fiction usually has either an incompetent boss and competent underlings or the other way around, but never both competent.
Distribution of Ninjutsu is about relative power distribution staying the same after a powerup; i.e if the group gets a powerup and one member was stronger at the start, he'll stay the strongest after the powerup.
Alternative Titles: Distribution Of Ninjutsu
30th Nov '12 1:15:13 PM
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.