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

 1 Spark 9, Tue, 11th Jun '13 8:23:44 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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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 Larkmarn, Tue, 11th Jun '13 8:35:18 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 Septimus Heap, Tue, 11th Jun '13 8:38:10 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
This looks more like a genre or somesuch to me. Said genre being commercial campaigns.

 4 Spark 9, Tue, 11th Jun '13 8:39:53 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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Don't we have a different namespace for that?
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 5 Septimus Heap, Tue, 11th Jun '13 8:40:28 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
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 Larkmarn, Tue, 11th Jun '13 9:00:25 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 Septimus Heap, Tue, 11th Jun '13 10:16:17 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
We have some genre pages structured like tropes and some like indexes.

 10 Another Duck, Tue, 11th Jun '13 1:10:52 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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 Septimus Heap, Tue, 11th Jun '13 1:12:42 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
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 bwburke 94, Fri, 5th Jul '13 12:41:27 AM from Massachusetts Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
PULL TO OPEN
Rename to Commercial Campaigns?
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Agreed.

 14 Septimus Heap, Fri, 5th Jul '13 3:58:12 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
I agree with a rename. Are there other propositions?

 15 Nohbody, Fri, 5th Jul '13 4:27:51 AM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
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 Septimus Heap, Fri, 5th Jul '13 4:39:48 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
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 Another Duck, Fri, 5th Jul '13 7:25:03 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
[up][up]Yes.
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 20 crazyrabbits, Sat, 6th Jul '13 10:11:30 AM from Mississauga, ON, Canada
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I would support Advertising Campaigns as a name.

 21 Willbyr, Sat, 6th Jul '13 6:48:51 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Crowner's hooked.
What kind of ratio are we looking at to make a move?
 
 23 Septimus Heap, Thu, 11th Jul '13 2:02:47 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
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).

 25 lu 127, Thu, 18th Jul '13 2:33:17 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Calling for a rename.
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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 name will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of Crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative names.
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