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Not Thriving: Distribution Of Ninjutsu get usage counts

 1 Ghilz, Thu, 24th May '12 10:56:03 PM from The Moon. Or Canada. Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Fight It Out!
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).
 2 Ghilz, Wed, 30th May '12 10:22:03 AM from The Moon. Or Canada. Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Fight It Out!
Bump
Yeah, it could use a wordiness and digressions purge.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
I don't remember even seeing this trope before. It seems at least some of the examples are about Power Levels.

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..."

edited 1st Jun '12 12:15:45 PM by abk0100

 6 Donaldthe Potholer, Fri, 1st Jun '12 7:08:50 PM from Somewhere in (not)Miami
Looks to me like Authority Equals Asskicking meets Status Quo Is God;which usually has Can't Catch Up as a byproduct.

 7 Willbyr, Mon, 2nd Jul '12 3:49:31 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Clock is set.
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.

 9 ccoa, Thu, 12th Jul '12 2:36:35 PM from the Sleeping Giant
With Mod Hat On
Ninja Crowner time! Wa-pah!
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 10 ccoa, Wed, 29th Aug '12 9:36:08 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Ninja votes bump! Waaa!
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
Sharknado Warning
While I don't oppose a rename, I think the discussion could also use some trimming.

 12 ccoa, Wed, 29th Aug '12 9:50:08 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Feel free to add that to the crowner. :)
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 13 Earnest, Wed, 29th Aug '12 1:13:15 PM from Monterrey, Mexico Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Happy puppy
For a new name, maybe Relative Strengths Are Fixed? Or Fixed Strength Ranking?

edited 29th Aug '12 1:14:19 PM by Earnest

 14 Ghilz, Wed, 29th Aug '12 2:14:21 PM from The Moon. Or Canada. Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Conservation Of Relative Strength
Rhymes with "Protracted."
 16 johnnye, Tue, 4th Sep '12 4:43:04 AM from Brighton, UK Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
I'm not entirely clear how this trope differs from Conservation of Competence...
Zaldrīzes buzdari iksos daor, so Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus.
 17 Septimus Heap, Tue, 4th Sep '12 7:58:44 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
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.

 18 Spark 9, Tue, 4th Sep '12 11:45:21 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
What's the trope again that one ninja is a killing machine, whereas 100 ninjas are incompetent mooks?
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 19 Septimus Heap, Tue, 4th Sep '12 11:55:48 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
 20 lu 127, Tue, 18th Sep '12 4:09:59 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Calling crowner in favour of renaming.
小さく揺れた向日葵
 21 lu 127, Sat, 1st Dec '12 1:53:12 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
New crowner hooked. New options are welcome.
小さく揺れた向日葵
 22 lu 127, Thu, 3rd Jan '13 8:49:43 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Bump for votes and new options.
小さく揺れた向日葵
 23 Macron Notes, Fri, 8th Mar '13 4:21:42 PM from PA Relationship Status: Mu
Formerly known as Oreochan
Bump for votes.

 24 Septimus Heap, Sun, 10th Mar '13 4:49:41 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Fixed Relative Strength is the only option in green so far with 19-4 votes.

Seems weak.
Rhymes with "Protracted."

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.
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