Tropes about non-fictional people:

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1 KorKhan7th Oct 2012 01:39:38 PM from The Sun's Orbit
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.
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Creator pages are only supposed to be about the works; we don't trope real people.
3 KorKhan7th Oct 2012 01:53:26 PM from The Sun's Orbit
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 SeptimusHeap7th Oct 2012 04:06:08 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Yes. Remove these tropes that apply to Real Life people.
5 Nohbody7th Oct 2012 05:09:07 PM from Somewhere in Dixie , Relationship Status: Mu
"In distress", my ass.
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.

[down] No problem.

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

6 KorKhan7th Oct 2012 05:43:23 PM from The Sun's Orbit
Thanks, that was the page I was looking for.
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