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Tropes about non-fictional people:
TeapotI've got a general question about our pages on real people, be they actors, singers, writers or whatever: What tropes are suitable for them, according to the rules and policies? I remember, for example, that there was a thread in Trope Repair Shop a while back about removing personal appearance tropes from actors and actresses. Does this apply to non-actors too? What about personality tropes? In a nutshell, should creator pages address the people at all, or should they focus entirely on their work? Do we have a definitive policy on this? I've looked around a bit, but haven't really found one.
Seeking for LightCreator pages are only supposed to be about the works; we don't trope real people.
TeapotThat was always my assumption, but the application isn't very consistent. Now I know, at least. I'm generally also of the belief that troping real life personalities could prove too controversial and tangential to the wiki's mission. Does this mean I should remove said tropes if I see them? A possible exception I can think of is if the tropes are being intentionally invoked as part of a public image, but even then it's probably too much of a grey area.
Another Wizard BoyYes. Remove these tropes that apply to Real Life people.
Just zis guyCreator Page Guidelines is your handy go-to guide for what is and isn't cool on a creator's page, but I don't know why it wouldn't apply to other people as well. 
edited 8th Oct '12 5:22:58 AM by Nohbody
TeapotThanks, that was the page I was looking for.
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