Needs Help: Sound Coded For Your Convenience get usage counts
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1 ccoa1st Aug 2012 07:48:33 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
The description for this trope is video game specific. However, the trope name is much more broad, and sound-coding appears in all media (Scare Chord or Leitmotif would be subtropes, for example).

I suggest we give this the same treatment we gave Color-Coded for Your Convenience: transplant this trope to something with a narrower name and make this a broad, multi-media supertrope.

And whatever we do, flesh out the description, because it reads like a laconic.

edited 1st Aug '12 7:49:36 AM by ccoa

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2 SeptimusHeap1st Aug 2012 08:01:42 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Sounds like a plan to me. We need to reactivate the SE thread bout unnecessarily medium specific tropes.

44 wicks and 9 inbounds, for the record. And as a snowclone of Color-Coded for Your Convenience, I have some underuse concerns.
3 ccoa1st Aug 2012 08:05:30 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
I brought it up in that thread, but because it was a transplant and not just a broadening, it was concluded to be a TRS issue.

If it's the same as Color-Coded for Your Convenience but with sound, I see no reason why a snowclone would necessarily be a bad thing.

edited 1st Aug '12 8:07:38 AM by ccoa

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4 ccoa6th Aug 2012 03:33:02 PM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Okay, not much interest here. The only thing that's really a choice is whether we keep the current name for the supertrope or rename it, assuming we do anything. So, crowner time.

edited 6th Aug '12 3:33:27 PM by ccoa

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5 ccoa15th Aug 2012 10:12:48 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Votes bump! iCookies for everyone who votes! (They're apple-flavored.)
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6 ccoa20th Aug 2012 07:19:20 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
The options here are mutually exclusive - need more votes here.

For those voting against the snowclone, keep in mind that snowclones are not necessarily bad. In this case, it is related to the trope it's snowcloning off of and works as a name by itself without understanding Color-Coded for Your Convenience.
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I just don't like the snowcloned name — not because I hate snowclones, but because "sound-coded" is just a terrible phrase, to my ears.

By the way, how is this trope distinct from Signature Sound Effect? Doesn't that already cover video game enemies that have a specific, highly-recognizable sound? The trope says "not to be confused with Signature Sound Effect" but does not explain in what way they are different.

edited 20th Aug '12 8:01:33 AM by Escher

8 ccoa20th Aug 2012 08:38:12 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Signature Sound Effect is sound effects that are associated with a single character (Mario's jump sound, moogles' kupo sound effect, etc). Sound-Coded for Your Convenience is things that are sound-coded so that you can tell them apart (two powerups making different noises so you can tell what you got, using a sound effect in a game of hot-and-cold, etc). They can overlap, I suppose, but they don't seem very similar to me.

edited 20th Aug '12 8:40:03 AM by ccoa

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[up]Maybe SSE needs some cleanup, then. A number of examples are not specific to a given character — the first example talks about monsters in DOOM with unique sound effects, and others mention the lightsaber noise, the entire Hanna-Barbara sound library (!), and the sound Babylon 5 handguns (PPGs) make when powering up or down.

edited 21st Aug '12 7:33:00 AM by Escher

10 ccoa22nd Aug 2012 08:14:16 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Ah, my bad, apparently it also covers signature sound effects to a series. Still, it's not about sounds being used to tell things apart or convey more information, it's about sounds that reoccur so often within a series that they're instantly associated with that series.

edited 22nd Aug '12 8:15:11 AM by ccoa

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Ah — I see. The Mario Coin Sound or Jump Sound doesn't tell you much of anything, but it's unique to those games. Got it.
12 lu12722nd Nov 2012 09:03:22 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
This needs votes to stabilise.
13 SeptimusHeap1st Jan 2013 03:56:21 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Bumping this. To be honest, what is the difference between the crowner options except for the wording?
14 Spark91st Jan 2013 07:54:24 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
The difference is that the bottom option assumes that the supertrope will be named Sound-Coded for Your Convenience, and the top option leaves the name open.
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15 SeptimusHeap1st Jan 2013 07:58:15 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
I'd prefer to use Sound Coded Blah for the supertrope, on the line of Color-Coded for Your Convenience.
16 Madrugada3rd Jan 2013 01:04:56 PM , Relationship Status: In season
With Mod Hat On
Calling the crowner in favor of Rename Sound-Coded for Your Convenience and make a broader supertrope (name TBD) at +12 (yeas:15 nays:3) 5.00 : 1

Start discussing new names.
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17 SeptimusHeap3rd Jan 2013 01:25:39 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
The plain and boring Video Gamesound Code is the first thought for the video game trope.
18 SeptimusHeap4th Jan 2013 03:45:46 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Ok, supertrope YKTTW here and the Alt Names crowner here
19 SeptimusHeap21st Jan 2013 08:48:34 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Bumping this for votes, as the crowner icon isn't showing up.

Also, on the YKTTW someone has given objections to the current name of the YKTTW.
I'm proposing Sound Effect Cue as a title, since — if I understand the trope correctly — the idea is that a bit of sound or music gives you a heads up as to what's coming. Is this correct? If not, then I'll just shuffle back into my corner.
21 SeptimusHeap23rd Jan 2013 01:36:56 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
The problem with that is that this is a video game specific trope.
I gave a new suggestion in the YKTTW discussion. Still too excessive? I can start over and try again.
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Wandering...
Sounds Suspicious For Your Speculation? It's a snowclone, yeah, but with a better sounding than the original... (I am not very familiar with where to propose alternative names, and I'm assuming this is the correct place for that.)
How about "Convenient Sound Classification"? The trope description sounds to me like "sounds indicate something about a character or event".
25 SeptimusHeap10th Jun 2013 06:39:36 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Bumping this to get more votes and hopefully feedback on the description in the YKTTW.

Alternative Titles: Sound Coded For Your Convenience
4th Jan '13 3:44:11 AM
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.
At issue:
Previous Crowner decided to rename Sound Coded For Your Convenience. This crowner is for finding names for the video game specific trope.

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