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 1 Kor Khan, Sun, 7th Oct '12 1:39:38 PM from The Sun's Orbit
Teapot
I'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 Light
Creator pages are only supposed to be about the works; we don't trope real people.

 3 Kor Khan, Sun, 7th Oct '12 1:53:26 PM from The Sun's Orbit
Teapot
That 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.

 4 Septimus Heap, Sun, 7th Oct '12 4:06:08 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
Yes. Remove these tropes that apply to Real Life people.

 5 Nohbody, Sun, 7th Oct '12 5:09:07 PM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
Creator 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.

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[down] No problem.

edited 8th Oct '12 5:22:58 AM by Nohbody

 6 Kor Khan, Sun, 7th Oct '12 5:43:23 PM from The Sun's Orbit
Teapot
Thanks, that was the page I was looking for.

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