Trope Overdosed in need of reclassification?:

Total posts: [30]
1
2
1 EarlOfSandvich23rd Jul 2012 06:02:31 PM from the Palouse , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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?
Geography enthusiast, nerd, gamer, all-around decent guy.

Just feelin' like a casual chat? My PM box is ALWAYS open!
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
4 EarlOfSandvich24th Jul 2012 06:30:49 AM from the Palouse , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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

Geography enthusiast, nerd, gamer, all-around decent guy.

Just feelin' like a casual chat? My PM box is ALWAYS open!
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.
6 EarlOfSandvich24th Jul 2012 09:24:36 AM from the Palouse , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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

Geography enthusiast, nerd, gamer, all-around decent guy.

Just feelin' like a casual chat? My PM box is ALWAYS open!
7 Deboss24th Jul 2012 10:07:07 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
12000 could work.
8 EarlOfSandvich24th Jul 2012 10:54:06 PM from the Palouse , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
[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

Geography enthusiast, nerd, gamer, all-around decent guy.

Just feelin' like a casual chat? My PM box is ALWAYS open!
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.
10 EarlOfSandvich26th Jul 2012 09:53:06 PM from the Palouse , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Created a sandbox based upon the proposal. Look good?

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

Geography enthusiast, nerd, gamer, all-around decent guy.

Just feelin' like a casual chat? My PM box is ALWAYS open!
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
12 EarlOfSandvich30th Jul 2012 12:42:18 PM from the Palouse , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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

Geography enthusiast, nerd, gamer, all-around decent guy.

Just feelin' like a casual chat? My PM box is ALWAYS open!
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

14 EarlOfSandvich2nd Aug 2012 03:33:42 AM from the Palouse , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
No problem! Added!
Geography enthusiast, nerd, gamer, all-around decent guy.

Just feelin' like a casual chat? My PM box is ALWAYS open!
Instead of Overcharged, how about call that category Smothered?
Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
16 EarlOfSandvich7th Aug 2012 09:37:41 AM from the Palouse , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
"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

Geography enthusiast, nerd, gamer, all-around decent guy.

Just feelin' like a casual chat? My PM box is ALWAYS open!
17 EarlOfSandvich9th Aug 2012 09:07:22 AM from the Palouse , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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

Geography enthusiast, nerd, gamer, all-around decent guy.

Just feelin' like a casual chat? My PM box is ALWAYS open!
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.
19 EarlOfSandvich10th Aug 2012 09:33:57 PM from the Palouse , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
So anybody with an idea for a new category name (eg Overcharged, Smothered, etc.)
Geography enthusiast, nerd, gamer, all-around decent guy.

Just feelin' like a casual chat? My PM box is ALWAYS open!
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.
22 EarlOfSandvich15th Aug 2012 09:00:49 AM from the Palouse , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
[up] Now it does. Shall we bring this to a close?

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

Geography enthusiast, nerd, gamer, all-around decent guy.

Just feelin' like a casual chat? My PM box is ALWAYS open!
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.
24 EarlOfSandvich16th Aug 2012 10:10:08 PM from the Palouse , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Yeah. I wonder why this hasn't been called yet. Can I go ahead with the changes?
Geography enthusiast, nerd, gamer, all-around decent guy.

Just feelin' like a casual chat? My PM box is ALWAYS open!
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.

Total posts: 30
1
2