Not Thriving: Unnecessary Time Precision get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 17th Dec 2012 11:59:00 PM

Total posts: [9]
1
Death by Yuyuko Moeness
When cleaning through thesis, I find this. So two things: First, just as the reason stated, it's not thriving. 3 wicks (which 2 are from indexes...), 10 examples. Could be cut if anyone is going to see it at all.

Second, which is probably the reason of this, is that it's too specific. The Llamas with Hats example demonstrates that it can definitely be widened to any non-time situations. And hence solving the Missing Supertrope problem.

So... I suggest move it to YKTTW. Well, if YKTTW is efficient to make it revive.

edited 8th Oct '12 6:48:29 AM by tryourbreast

A pit of mothingness
2 Xtifr9th Oct 2012 12:49:04 AM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Hmm, there's no YKTTW listed on the discussion page, so I went to the Internet Archive to see how long it's been around. It's not new, so it's not an auto-cut. Unfortunately. The earliest version on the Archive has five examples, and that was back in early 2009. It's definitely not a healthy trope.

I think it may be also unnecessarily specific. I think there's a real trope in there somewhere about asking irrelevant questions before making a final statement. This then would be The Same but More Specific. In any case, YKTTW is indeed probably the best way to handle this. But we'll probably need crowners to make any serious changes, even though I think it's crying out for serious changes.

My conclusion: not a trope as it stands, but could be made one by broadening. Needs a Better Description, Needs Examples.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
3 AnotherDuck9th Oct 2012 01:05:08 AM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
[up]I have basically the same reasoning, but my conclusion is that it is a trope. However, I don't think it's necessarily as narrow as it's written, so I agree with broadening it. There's no significant change in the use of the trope if it's not about time.

edited 9th Oct '12 1:05:57 AM by AnotherDuck

Check out my fanfiction!
4 Xtifr10th Oct 2012 01:30:58 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
[up]I think we're basically saying the same thing. I only said that it's not a trope because time is not a valid way of distinguishing it from the broader thing that (we both agree) is a trope.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
5 AnotherDuck11th Oct 2012 05:39:51 AM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
So, widening the trope. With or without YKTTW, and with or without cutting meanwhile?

edited 11th Oct '12 5:40:23 AM by AnotherDuck

Check out my fanfiction!
6 Xtifr11th Oct 2012 01:02:08 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Ten examples is borderline. I could go either way on YKTTW. I see no reason to cut it, though. The essential things we need are a new name and a new description.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
7 AnotherDuck11th Oct 2012 04:57:36 PM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
As for a new name, how about being really original, and call it Unnecessary Precision?
Check out my fanfiction!
8 lu12714th Dec 2012 12:23:13 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Clock's ticking.
9 lu12718th Dec 2012 11:30:22 PM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Clock went boom.
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.

Total posts: 9
1