I personally disagree with that. Since we can't go with a "meaning" standard for applying PSOC to Trivia/, we'll have to go with a "notable" standard - if we want such a standard - and HITG handily passes.
What is the "notable" standard? Hey, It's That Guy!, as currently used, applies to at least 99.8 percent of all movies and shows ever made, so I don't understand how it's notable. Now, if we had a page for "none of the actors appeared in other works," that would be a notable trivia item.
Technically speaking, as written, PSOC can't really be applied to Trivia stuff.
As for "notable", there are several definitions for that. The one I am using is "people are interested into this", and this is clearly the case here.
I see there's some merit in keeping whatever people are interested in, but we've cut off-mission things that are even more popular than this. The extreme popularity is actually what bothers me so much: on some pages (like Inception, which I quoted in the opening post) the HITG entry is half the page or more, crowding out all the actual trivia points.
I also wonder - do people like reading HITG entries? Or (like troper tales) does everyone just really like writing them, delighting in their own perceived cleverness?
As much as I'd like to purge this from the wiki, there's no way it's worth the monolithic effort it would take to fix all the wicks, and Eddie doesn't seem interested in a mass purge.
Way I see it, the best option we're left with is to change the main Hey, It's That Guy! page somehow to match its usage. Not only would it be much easier than scourging the whole wiki of its foul presence, but, frankly, the current definition on the page sucks anyway. It's a poor match for the title and even if it's tropable, which is questionable, it's poorly described.
OK, given that this was gathering dust, I've executed the sandbox switxh and pulled some surviving material to the Analysis/ tab.
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8th May '13 5:06:56 PM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
Hey Its That Guy is a Trivia item defined as "An actor you've seen in other works, but you don't remember his name, just his face." We often misuse it for "Here are unrelated other roles played by this film's actors," the just-for-fun game currently covered by Role Association.
All crowner items will apply to the mirror trope, Hey Its That Voice, as well.
Usage stats between both tropes: 9,448 wicks and 2,657 inbounds.