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The Grand and Unified Appearance Trope Clean Up (now on ThighHighBoots):

Currently on the table: Thigh-High Boots

There is on TV Tropes, a common bad habit that persists among editors of using appearance tropes, or names that sound like they could be appearance tropes, badly. They always suffer from the same problems and they tend to clog up the TRS like they're on a revolving door. As such I'm making a large scale special effort in order to address the common problems all of these tropes have.

Sometimes non-appearance tropes are mistaken for appearance tropes. Report them here and the clean-up will be handled.

We're going to search for the best ways to change the culture and make sure that the misuse stops. Tropes will be handled here and we'll likely have a fair number of crowners on this thread. Keep checking back for new developments.

For full details, including the to-do list and crowner list, check this post.

edited 8th Apr '14 9:23:55 PM by Madrugada

Sounds good. I added it to the crowner.

 677 Noaqiyeum, Wed, 22nd Jan '14 1:53:42 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
It's a good idea, but in practice it sounds like a physical description of the hair... :P
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 678 Willbyr, Wed, 22nd Jan '14 7:25:47 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] That's my issue with the options.
 679 Marq FJA, Thu, 23rd Jan '14 4:04:05 AM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
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Then how about switching to the "Rosy Hair Means X" format? Or Rosy Hair, X Personality (or something similar)?

edited 23rd Jan '14 4:04:54 AM by MarqFJA

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That's even better than Perky Pink Hair. Rosy Hair Perky Personality.

 681 Noaqiyeum, Thu, 23rd Jan '14 10:19:57 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
[up] I added Pink Haired Perky Person.
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 682 Marq FJA, Thu, 23rd Jan '14 11:58:07 PM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
For the record, I modeled my suggested name's structure after Raven Hair, Ivory Skin, Year Inside, Hour Outside, and a few other tropes that I don't remember right now, which followed the same format.
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 683 Noaqiyeum, Fri, 24th Jan '14 11:39:34 AM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
I do have the reservation that I think "perky" might imply a more energetic personality than I think may be common for the trope.
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 684 shimaspawn, Sat, 25th Jan '14 7:53:09 AM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Yeah, perky isn't a word I'd call the personality type. It's cheerful, but it's more a quiet cheerfulness then it is perky. Perky is alliteration at the loss of clarity.

The current winning option is just terrible. It's a female trope, not a gender neutral one and the name makes it sound like it's about Pinkie Pie, not the sweet, shy, cheerful, loving type the trope is about.

edited 25th Jan '14 7:56:38 AM by shimaspawn

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
Maybe what this really needs is a split.

 686 shimaspawn, Sat, 25th Jan '14 11:03:47 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Well, the one split off would pretty much just be Pinkie Pie since it's not actually a trend. It's just the one character that happens to have pink hair.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
I meant a split between the "sweet, shy, cheerful, loving type" and the "perky, upbeat, outgoing type." That way we can have both Sweet Rosy Hair and Pink Haired Perky Person since they'd mean different things. Aren't there more pink haired perky characters than Pinkie Pie?

 688 Willbyr, Sun, 26th Jan '14 7:44:53 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
There's not enough consensus to go with that option at any rate.
Is 9:5 enough to call the crowner in favor of a Sweet Rosy Hair? It's not quite 2:1 but it's only one vote away and it's clearly more popular than any other option.
 
A name like Sweet Rosy Hair is just asking for zero context examples

 691 Marq FJA, Fri, 31st Jan '14 10:31:31 AM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
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Which is why I suggested "Rosy Hair, Perky Personality" or some similar construction.
Ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ ḥukm al-ʻaskar
[up] Such an option is in the negative while Sweet Rosy Hair now has MORE than 2:1. I say the Toper Hive Mind has spoken.
 
 693 Marq FJA, Mon, 3rd Feb '14 12:41:01 PM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
No, that option is in the format of "Rose-Haired Perky Person" format, which has different connotations that may be why it's in the negative. Heck, I voted negative on it.
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 694 Noaqiyeum, Mon, 3rd Feb '14 9:19:19 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
I wouldn't be averse to an alternative that makes it clearer that "sweet" is supposed to be a personality trait rather than a reference to the hair's taste (...unlikely) or coolness attribute (...possible), but "perky" is not really a good adjective for the trope and all of the constructions so far using "personality" seem really clunky, especially without the alliteration factor.

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 695 Marq FJA, Mon, 3rd Feb '14 9:41:38 PM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
"Perky Personality" is merely a placeholder for whatever phrase(s) would be determined to be the best descriptors, actually. I thought that was obvious.
Ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ ḥukm al-ʻaskar
"Pink Haired Perky Person" is currently at -6 while "Sweet Rosy Hair" is at +4. The latter is more popular.
 
 697 Willbyr, Sat, 8th Feb '14 2:51:26 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] The vote ratio is 1.67:1 as of right now, which is way below what's needed for consensus.
[up]It's two votes.
 
 699 Willbyr, Mon, 10th Feb '14 9:50:52 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] Irrelevant; 2:1 is the base ratio for consensus on TRS decisions and has been for as long as I've known.
 700 Noaqiyeum, Thu, 13th Feb '14 11:25:41 AM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
I added Rose-Haired Sweetie, which seems to have some traction.
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