Duplicate Trope: What Exactly Is His Job get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 12th Nov 2013 11:59:00 PM

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51 AnotherDuck12th Jun 2013 04:20:31 AM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
I kind of got lost in what the actual argument was about, and in which direction, so I just tried to word it as I saw it. So yes, that's neither trope.
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So what still needs to be done? Are there still examples to sort, YKTT Ws to launch, tropes to rename?
53 Larkmarn10th Jul 2013 12:08:42 PM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
I think What, Exactly, Is His Job? needs a rename, since I now see it's a separate trope from Obliquely Obfuscated Occupation, but it sees a great deal of misuse as the latter since... well, "job" makes people think of employment. I'd vote What Exactly Is His Role, but that's dialog and I don't know if that gets grandfathered in.
54 SeptimusHeap10th Jul 2013 12:14:37 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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Given that we are talking about changing the other trope. I moved the tag.
Make correct Laconic entries for both tropes and I'll try to come up with some names.
56 Willbyr10th Aug 2013 06:59:52 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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57 Larkmarn10th Aug 2013 09:21:38 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
I vote we change What, Exactly, Is His Job? to something like Unclear Team Role and turn What, Exactly, Is His Job? into a redirect of Obliquely Obfuscated Occupation.

edited 10th Aug '13 9:21:57 AM by Larkmarn

58 NativeJovian10th Aug 2013 01:35:05 PM from Orlando, Florida
Io vs Jupiter
Seconded.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Should I just drop the third trope into ykttw?
60 Larkmarn12th Aug 2013 10:10:17 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
What third trope?
61 Rethkir12th Aug 2013 10:18:45 AM from the gap between dimensions
  1. character has a role in the group, but no one knows what it is. — Unclear Team Role
  2. character works somewhere, but no one knows where it is or what they do. — Obliquely Obfuscated Occupation
  3. character is employed with the group, but no one knows what they work on. — Sounds like What, Exactly, Is His Job?

edited 12th Aug '13 10:24:26 AM by Rethkir

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62 NativeJovian12th Aug 2013 05:44:56 PM from Orlando, Florida
Io vs Jupiter
I don't think the third one is splittable. I'd fold those in to one of the other two depending on context.
63 SeptimusHeap13th Aug 2013 12:32:24 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
No, that third thing is not splittable.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
From the second page:

The jobs [] cover broad areas of work. The character/person may be doing a lot of work, but the job description would cover a lot of activities. Often left vague.
65 Willbyr16th Sep 2013 06:25:08 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock is set.
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In regards to @61, #1 and #3 sound too close for comfort.
67 Larkmarn16th Sep 2013 11:32:36 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
I agree with Jovian @ 62. I still support my suggestion in post 57.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
We have sandboxes with the two tropes:
  1. Sandbox.What Exactly Is His Job
  2. Sandbox.Obliquely Obfuscated Occupation
Larkman has proposed we rename trope #1, and make What, Exactly, Is His Job? a redirect to trope #2.

We still haven't decided what to do with this trope:
  • The job covers broad areas of work. The character/person may be doing a lot of different duties, but the job description is vague, or would cover a lot of activities.
I asked if I should dump it into YKTTW because people keep forgetting about that trope.

edited 16th Sep '13 3:48:01 PM by crazysamaritan

69 SeptimusHeap17th Sep 2013 05:09:35 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
I've restored Sandbox.What Exactly Is His Job, for what it's worth.

I guess that switching in the sandboxes and then crownering a rename would be proper.
70 NativeJovian21st Sep 2013 05:32:54 PM from Orlando, Florida
Io vs Jupiter
Made a few changes to the sandboxes. Mostly reorganizing stuff that was copied straight from the original Main/ page that didn't really fit the new description.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Is everyone okay with the current sandboxes?
72 NativeJovian9th Oct 2013 12:50:46 PM from Orlando, Florida
Io vs Jupiter
Yep, look good to me. But are we still going to rename What, Exactly, Is His Job??

edited 9th Oct '13 12:51:24 PM by NativeJovian

73 lu1279th Nov 2013 02:15:47 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
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74 Larkmarn10th Nov 2013 03:37:08 PM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
So for a potential rename for What, Exactly, Is His Job?, how about Unclear Team Role? It's clinical as hell, but it's at least clear.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?

Page Action: What Exactly Is His Job
12th Nov '13 5:30:47 PM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
At issue:
The tropes Obliquely Obfuscated Occupation and What Exactly Is His Job have had their definitions refined to better explain their different roles in the story.

  • "Oblique" is when the other characters don't know the job their friend does.
  • "What exactly" is when their friend works with the other characters, but their role within the team is ambiguous.

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