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Suggestion: Down The Drain get usage counts
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1 TropeEater18th Jan 2013 01:40:47 PM from the depths of Hell
That One Troper
There is a collage of this trope on Absurdly Spacious Sewer. Why don't we bring it here?
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2 SeptimusHeap18th Jan 2013 01:46:50 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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Because the current image looks good enough?
I don't understand the suggestion. Both articles have an image. Is it "swap them"?
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4 Willbyr18th Jan 2013 01:53:42 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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I see no reason to fiddle with either pic.
Absurdly Spacious Sewer applies to non-video game examples, right? Why does it only has video game examples for its image, when Down the Drain is video game exclusive?
6 SeptimusHeap18th Jan 2013 02:36:13 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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Absurdly Spacious Sewer is about all media. Down the Drain is a trope about video game levels.
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Both pages are fine.
8 SeptimusHeap18th Jan 2013 02:41:20 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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Absurdly Spacious Sewer's video game section is not excessively long either, so I don't think the image is confusing readers.
9 AnotherDuck18th Jan 2013 03:02:46 PM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
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10 TropeEater18th Jan 2013 03:28:04 PM from the depths of Hell
That One Troper
My point is that this is a textbook case of the ol' Subtrope Image Syndrome: where a page gets an image that fits on a subtrope just as well. (Another example that im to lazy to go fix rite now is I'm a Humanitarian vs. Eats Babies.) Since the collage is overall more detailed than the one up here, I think it should go on the most specific page that it fits on.

And IIRC, don't most of the Videogame Settings have collages?

The suggestion is put the current image for ASS on DtD. "Swap them" could be done, but I'd prefer to get a non video game example for ASS.

edited 18th Jan '13 3:30:33 PM by TropeEater

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11 SeptimusHeap18th Jan 2013 03:32:26 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Some Videogame Settings have a collage. Not all of them.

I could agree to an image antiport under the understanding that the current image on Absurdly Spacious Sewer doesn't show much in way of a sewer (less than Down the Drain) while Down the Drain doesn't show much in terms of levels or video games (less than the current one on Absurdly Spacious Sewer)
12 TropeEater18th Jan 2013 03:38:55 PM from the depths of Hell
That One Troper
Enlighten me please; what's an antiport?
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Might as well add a couple pics from sewers so big you can give boat rides and hold parties in them.

EDIT: More illustrations.

edited 21st Jan '13 3:41:51 PM by justanid

14 SeptimusHeap19th Jan 2013 01:35:11 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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[up]The first upper and the second don't look like a sewer.

Antiport means image exchange.
15 ShadowHog19th Jan 2013 07:35:55 PM from Earth , Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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Actually, I have to say, if Down the Drain is the Video Game-specific subtrope, then it kinda makes sense to put the Video Game-only collage onto it and let another medium handle the image for Absurdly Spacious Sewer, considering it is decidedly not Video Game-specific.

Which is what's been argued, up to this point, as best as I can tell. So... yeah. I agree with that assessment.
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Maybe some actual photos? London sewers are rather large as the above illustrations attest, but Saitama, Japan might take the cake.
17 Noaqiyeum21st Jan 2013 03:45:23 PM from a thought-experiment gone horribly wrong , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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I was going to suggest the Saitama storm drains myself, actually, but I think London's might be more recognisable as sewers.
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18 AnotherDuck21st Jan 2013 04:05:44 PM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
Saitama... Or you can get a screenshot from Mirrors Edge. Which goes straight back to those video games we were avoiding...
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Video Games shouldn't be totally avoided; If a screenshot from a game conveys the concept of spacious sewers best, it deserves to be the page image. The problem isn't that the current image is from a game, the problem is that a collage of sewer levels implies that the trope is exclusively about Video Game Settings - Many other game setting tropes use similar images.

Also, the Down the Drain image seems fine to me.
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I agree there is a minor problem using only videogame images to create a collage for a non-videogame trope (when a videogame counterpart exists). Mostly being that we tend to use videogame collages strictly for videogame tropes (compare Minecart Madness, Level Ate, etc).

edited 6th Feb '13 6:54:03 AM by Stratadrake

21 Willbyr26th Feb 2013 04:22:48 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock is set.
22 Willbyr2nd Mar 2013 07:25:34 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock's up; locking for inactivity/lack of consensus. No action is to be taken based on this thread.
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