Redundant Parody and Nominal Parody are the same trope with different descriptions — they're both clearly describing the same issue. They even have mostly the same examples, though there are a few examples that are exclusive to one or the other. The obvious solution is a merge, but we need to decide on which name to keep, which would normally be done with a Crowner.
edited 16th Feb '13 11:27:21 AM by Nezumi
"That's ridiculous. What would a walrus do with a magic bag?" Pokeamida
Nominal Parody was recently renamed; its lack of performance probably can't be attributed to its relatively recent name.
Frankly, I'm not sure it's common enough to have too many examples. But by that same token, having two different tropes to cover what is more-or-less the same concept is probably excessive. Support a merge into Nominal Parody.
I knew there were two tropes of essentially failed parodies, but the other one I was thinking of was Shallow Parody. I frankly don't see the difference between these two, so I wouldn't object a merge unless someone can come up with a good argument about why and how they're different.
I got confused because a couple posts ago, you said "No need to merge. Remove dupe content." And then I removed the dupe content, and you blanked out that post.
What do we do with what's currently on Nominal Parody, which aren't examples of Redundant Parody / Nominal Parody?
We just took a subset of Nominal Parody and put it on Redundant Parody. If we put it back on Nominal Parody, but exclude all the current bad content, that would be like renaming Redundant Parody to "Nominal Parody." Which is fine, I guess. But is "nominal" a better name than "redundant"? We chose that name back when the page still covered multiple things.