Trope Overdosed in need of reclassification?:

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Not sure about whether to bring this to the repair shop, so I'll just take it here. I did see a recent topic brought up in the page's discussion about the possibility of introducing a new categorynote , or even increasing the wick threshold of the existing categories to reduce page crowding. Maybe both.

Personally, I could go with perhaps increasing the threshold from 1000-2000-4000 to 1500-3000-6000. If there is to be a new category, which I could go either way in this regard, I could go up to 9000 for huge franchises such as Star Wars.

So any thoughts here?
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If there is to be a new category, which I could go either way in this regard, I could go up to 9000 for huge franchises such as Star Wars.
Would the inevitable Over Nine Thousand references be a plus or a minus?
3 Nohbody24th Jul 2012 06:13:43 AM from Somewhere in Dixie , Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
^ As per How to Write an Example, deletion fodder like all other memes.
There is a God. His name is Finagle, and Murphy is his prophet.
I'd much rather avoid memetic references, but feel 9000 would be a good threshold for a possible fourth category if there is to be one (but yes, no "Over Nine Thousand" for that label).

edited 24th Jul '12 6:35:51 AM by EarlOfSandvich

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5 Fighteer24th Jul 2012 06:52:40 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
You do realize that there's no way to avoid the Over Nine Thousand meme if you reference it so directly like that, right? It's Schmuck Bait incarnate.
Yeah... given the sequencenote  the number made sense to me, but you may be right on this point. 10000 then? Just gotta have a name for a new category (if there is going to be one)... "Overcharged" between Overloaded and Saturated?

edited 24th Jul '12 9:26:10 AM by EarlOfSandvich

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7 Deboss24th Jul 2012 10:07:07 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
12000 could work.
[up] Actually, come to think it would. I did count seven works qualifying for that though. Then again, it seems all too apparent that 4000 is just too small a number to call something "saturated", especially if non-trope wicks are in the mix.

edited 24th Jul '12 10:57:03 PM by EarlOfSandvich

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9 Deboss24th Jul 2012 10:57:24 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
12000 is nice because it continues the pattern of doubling each time it goes up.
Created a sandbox based upon the proposal. Look good?

edited 26th Jul '12 9:54:39 PM by EarlOfSandvich

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Overcharged in the middle there seems kind of weird to me. I wouldn't be able to guess that it comes between "overloaded" and "saturated" without looking at the page. Maybe add a new category to the end instead? So it would be something like,
Overdosed, Overloaded, Saturated, Pure Unrefined Trope
Created a crowner for possible actions, although I'm not sure that this is the subforum to do so...

Also, any new ideas are welcome.

edited 30th Jul '12 12:50:23 PM by EarlOfSandvich

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What would it look like if we kept the current intervals but added a new category, so it went 1000-2000-4000-8000?

(This is not to say I oppose either of the current options, but I'm just throwing it out there.)

edited 2nd Aug '12 1:20:22 AM by MorganWick

No problem! Added!
I now go by Graf von Tirol.
Instead of Overcharged, how about call that category Smothered?
Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
"Overcharged" is just a working title, so Smothered may also be a good suggestion.

EDIT: By the looks of it, keeping the page as is is out of the question.

edited 7th Aug '12 12:31:59 PM by EarlOfSandvich

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So, anybody to determine how much longer we can go (well, perhaps to give Sandbox #3 a chance for more votes)?

edited 9th Aug '12 9:08:35 AM by EarlOfSandvich

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I'd say when Sandbox #3 has 10-12 votes, if it is clear which alternative wins by then. If not, I don't know. Maybe make a new crowner in a new thread to decide which one of those two is the most fitting?
Don't listen to the negative ones; their arguments are irrational.
So anybody with an idea for a new category name (eg Overcharged, Smothered, etc.)
I now go by Graf von Tirol.
I say go with Smothered. And I think it's fairly apparent that Sandbox #1 is the most popular suggestion, so we could probably go ahead and implement it.
Don't listen to the negative ones; their arguments are irrational.
Seeking for Light
[up] Sandbox #3 doesn't even have 10 votes yet. It's too soon to call it.
[up] Now it does. Shall we bring this to a close?

edited 15th Aug '12 6:42:08 PM by EarlOfSandvich

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Yes. #1 has a ratio of 8.00 : 1; #3 has a ratio of 1.50 : 1. That's conclusive, wouldn't you say?

edited 16th Aug '12 3:33:53 PM by TompaDompa

Don't listen to the negative ones; their arguments are irrational.
Yeah. I wonder why this hasn't been called yet. Can I go ahead with the changes?
I now go by Graf von Tirol.
Yes. At least, I don't mind.
Don't listen to the negative ones; their arguments are irrational.

Page Action: Trope Overdosed
30th Jul '12 12:39:51 PM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
At issue:
Suggestions to change the Trope Overdosed page.

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