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Needs Help: Best Before Decade get usage counts

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has crowner ykttw
Wandering...
[up]Yes.
102 NativeJovian28th May 2013 09:17:46 PM from Orlando, Florida
Io vs Jupiter
I'd say without the "played for laughs" being part of the definition. Tropes Are Flexible.

Reposting my proposed rewrite of the description, since it got buried in the insane back-and-forth between myself and Amy. Using Past Its Expiration Date as a placeholder title.

A trope about perishable items, Past Its Expiration Date is when a character attempts to use something — whether they're preparing a meal with old food or trying to use safety equipment that hasn't been serviced in decades — and having it prove unable to perform its intended function due to its age. While this is most often Played for Laughs, it can show up in dramatic situations as well. A common variant has the character noticing that the item in question is expired, then shrugging and using it anyway. In other cases, they use it without realizing it's expired — at which point you can expect a cut to the item's (usually long past) expiration date, followed by a Reaction Shot of the character using it.

When the expired item is food, this trope can lead to The Food Poisoning Incident. Contrast Older Is Better, when something is still good (and maybe even better than new stuff) despite being old.
Change the word "decades" to "weeks", and the description matches "anything past the expiration date". "Long past" works for weeks/months just fine when it comes to expiration dates.

NOT changing "decades" to "weeks" is unlikely to discourage tropers from listing "anything past the expiration date".
Still new. Still learning. Asking questions and making mistakes.
104 PancticeSquadCutterback15th Jun 2013 06:20:45 PM from Georgia (the one the devil went to, not Russia)
This is Rain. Isn't she pretty? :)
I'm not LGBT. I just think Rain's really cool.

Apologies if my humor gets too painful.
......I'm thinking we need a crowner of some sort here, since the discussion is stalling. I'm just not sure a crowner do to what. Rename? Redefine? Both?
106 SeptimusHeap23rd Jun 2013 05:02:23 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Well, since we seem to be in agreement on a definition, I'll ask for a rename crowner.
107 Willbyr23rd Jun 2013 08:47:47 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
[up] Crowner's hooked.

edited 23rd Jun '13 8:48:00 AM by Willbyr

13:0 in favour of rename.
Still new. Still learning. Asking questions and making mistakes.
109 Willbyr30th Jun 2013 08:21:17 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Calling for the rename.
110 SeptimusHeap30th Jun 2013 08:24:06 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Alt Names. I did some suggested names; please add others.
I looked through the thread and found a few ones. The ones that didn't create a whole bunch of debate were added.
112 Willbyr3rd Jul 2013 06:49:28 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Titles crowner is hooked.
bumping for a few more votes. Come on people, we're edging into call territory
—nevermind—

edited 19th Jul '13 5:14:44 AM by FastEddie

Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
115 SeptimusHeap20th Jul 2013 01:09:55 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
This has 14-2 votes. Shall we call?
116 Willbyr25th Jul 2013 06:20:28 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
I got the last four Best Before Decade wicks done.
118 SeptimusHeap25th Jul 2013 06:53:33 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Did the rename and tagging.
Anything else left to do, or can we go ahead and ice this one?
120 SeptimusHeap27th Jul 2013 01:39:04 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
We are just waiting for the thread lock.
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.

Alternative Titles: Best Before Decade
30th Jun '13 8:22:33 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
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