Not Tropeworthy (new crowner 7/18/13): Notable Commercial Campaigns

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1 Spark911th Jun 2013 08:23:44 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
As we know, TV Tropes doesn't have a notability standard, and at any rate it isn't objectively definable what is or is not "notable". As a result, this page is nothing but an index of commercial campaigns, or in several cases, just a slogan without noting what product it is for. Basically, it's a list of youtube videos of commercials that some troper thought were cool.

Clearly this is not a trope, but I'm not sure what to do with it. Should we move it to Just for Fun, or turn it into an index of those commercial campaigns that we have pages for? Aside from that, we may want to remove the word 'notable' from the name because it's pretty meaningless. Or do we need a page like this in the first place, considering the rest of the internet already does a good job of linking to videos that some person thinks are cool?
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2 Larkmarn11th Jun 2013 08:35:18 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
I think it's fine as-is, personally. As you mentioned, it's basically an index for commercials, which I think is valuable. We could drop the "Notable" in the title but I just... don't see the point.
3 SeptimusHeap11th Jun 2013 08:38:10 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
This looks more like a genre or somesuch to me. Said genre being commercial campaigns.
4 Spark911th Jun 2013 08:39:53 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Don't we have a different namespace for that?
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5 SeptimusHeap11th Jun 2013 08:40:28 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
A namespace for genres? No.

A namespace for ads? Yes. Advertising/
If a campaign's "notable" enough for its company to have an advertising page, give it one. We can list its tropes there. If we don't list the campaign's tropes, we shouldn't list it at all.
7 Larkmarn11th Jun 2013 09:00:25 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
[up][up]The issue I have with that is that there are lot of notable commercials/campaigns that aren't... large enough to have their own pages. I like this page as an index of them.

edited 11th Jun '13 9:00:52 AM by Larkmarn

Then put them on a page with an associated trope.
9 SeptimusHeap11th Jun 2013 10:16:17 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
We have some genre pages structured like tropes and some like indexes.
10 AnotherDuck11th Jun 2013 01:10:52 PM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
I don't think it hurts the wiki by having a list of ad campaigns. If anything it would encourage people to add tropes about them. And they're notable because they're on this page.
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11 SeptimusHeap11th Jun 2013 01:12:42 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Well, this has 100 inbounds, so I would not argue that having the in-jokey "Notable" stuck before its name is hurting this genre page much.
12 bwburke945th Jul 2013 12:41:27 AM from Massachusetts , Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Bumbleby is canon, dammit.
Back to the understatements, eventually. I got a new computer, but it's having connection problems right now.
14 SeptimusHeap5th Jul 2013 03:58:12 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I agree with a rename. Are there other propositions?
15 Nohbody5th Jul 2013 04:27:51 AM from Somewhere in Dixie , Relationship Status: Mu
"In distress", my ass.
Why have it at all? Maybe it's just post-work brainfade, but I don't see how listing ad campaigns, none of which seem to mention any tropes used in them, is relevant to the wiki's mission.
16 SeptimusHeap5th Jul 2013 04:39:48 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Because ads are works.
How about Advertising Campaigns? Advertising is the term we use more.

Advertising is a redirect to Advertising Tropes.
I support Advertising Campaigns, and I think it can be considered a genre page that lists works and a brief description. It doesn't necessarily have to be restricted to works that we have trope pages for, but having it may encourage people to make trope pages for individual examples.

19 AnotherDuck5th Jul 2013 07:25:03 AM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
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20 crazyrabbits6th Jul 2013 10:11:30 AM from Mississauga, ON, Canada
I would support Advertising Campaigns as a name.
21 Willbyr6th Jul 2013 06:48:51 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Crowner's hooked.
What kind of ratio are we looking at to make a move?
23 SeptimusHeap11th Jul 2013 02:02:47 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
2/1, although waiting for a few more votes doesn't hurt.
Renaming has 13 supports and 3 opposes, a score of 10 (4.33 : 1).
Calling for a rename.

Alternative Titles: Notable Commercial Campaigns
18th Jul '13 2:37:43 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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