Not Tropeworthy: Dying Like Animals

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ok, I moved the examples to a sandbox here, blanked the rest of the page, and put it on the cutlist. Anything else?
77 SeptimusHeap12th Sep 2013 01:07:26 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Mate, you need to clean the wicks before you can cutlist the page. Never blank the page either.
..;..sorry, first time cutlisting a page. So what do I need to do to clean up wicks?
79 SeptimusHeap12th Sep 2013 01:10:31 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Sort them between better tropes.

Also, does anyone mind if I move Sandbox.Dying Like Animals to JustForFun.Dying Like Animals?
not that I can think of.
81 Larkmarn12th Sep 2013 01:53:31 PM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Go for it.

edited 12th Sep '13 1:54:00 PM by Larkmarn

82 Rethkir12th Sep 2013 01:54:45 PM from the gap between dimensions
Some of the subtropes need work, like Gullible Lemmings, which has a very small example list.
Image Source. Please update whenever an image is changed.
83 SeptimusHeap12th Sep 2013 01:58:53 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I've moved the page and indexed it. I've also added a no-cut request on Dying Like Animals as without the wick cleanup, it's premature.

I disagree with Gullible Lemmings not having enough examples, by the way.
84 Mr.Cales13th Sep 2013 07:37:24 AM from Misty Mountains
One of the Nine
Thank God somebody's fixing this bloody thing, we've had it for years now and it didn't make sense from the start.
Remember that Fighting for Survival needs to be fixed as well.
86 SeptimusHeap4th Oct 2013 12:04:14 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I think people are just waiting for someone to do te wicks. I'll look at it tomorrow but I can't promise anything.
87 Bagpiper7th Oct 2013 04:02:48 PM from Olympia, WA , Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
So glad to see this so-called "trope" get put in the ground where it belongs.

edited 7th Oct '13 4:03:05 PM by Bagpiper

Shame, like a lot of tropes that end up being put in the repair shop, this was perfectly fine as it was until somebody decided to start stripping all the fun out of it over some very minor quibbles.
89 SeptimusHeap14th Oct 2013 02:31:34 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Being hard to read is not a "minor quibble". Anyhow, JustForFun.Dying Like Animals is up if you want to add to it.
As long as one bothers to read the animal motifs in the analysis page like the description suggests there's no difficulty reading it, in fact it's simpler and more entertaining for both for the reader and the person putting down the examples to do it that way.
91 SeptimusHeap14th Oct 2013 02:44:18 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
"As long as one bothers to read..."

Sorry, but we don't ask people to "Just go read that other page" just for our convenience. Being sent around pages isn't fun, after all.

Also, to be honest, it's a bit late to contest this outcome.
Trope pages on this website links to other trope pages related and necessary to understand the examples of said trope including in the examples themselves all the time, and T Vtropes would be the lesser for it without it.

I know it's useless at this point, nobody listened when I tried back when it wasn't even though I was correct so I took off.

edited 14th Oct '13 2:53:52 AM by immortalfrieza

93 Pig_catapult16th Oct 2013 01:14:34 AM , Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Writing out a more clear example takes one person a little bit of time. Writing an example that's meaningless unless you've already read at least one other page takes a lot of people a little time. If I'm on my phone, I don't want to have to load a whole new page just to understand an example. If I'm not on my phone, I'm only want to be opening new tabs for tropes that intrigue me, not for tropes I need to read in order to gain any meaning at all from an example.

My time is valuable. My patience is finite. My carpal tunnel is prohibitive.

edited 16th Oct '13 1:16:06 AM by Pig_catapult

Because underscores break everything: Working link to my Troper page
94 nrjxll16th Oct 2013 01:16:13 AM , Relationship Status: Not war

Anyway, what still needs doing with this thing?
95 SeptimusHeap16th Oct 2013 01:21:40 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
96 Larkmarn12th Dec 2013 07:00:07 PM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
X-Z are done.

Going through the wicks... I'm very pleased this is being cut. The examples are either sinkholes where "people die" or examples that are... well, just lists of animals that are completely meaningless without going to the damn analysis page.

FYI Just Ignore It has been getting a fair amount of use from me during the process. Just somethign to keep in mind.
97 SeptimusHeap12th Dec 2013 11:12:05 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I am not sure what your last sentence means.
so, what is left?
99 Larkmarn13th Dec 2013 05:35:25 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
[up][up] Just a tip for other people doing wicks; Just Ignore It hasn't been mentioned in this topic so people might forget to move examples to that fit to Just Ignore It.

[up]A LOT more wicks.
Down under 200 wicks left ^.^

Page Action: Dying Like Animals
19th Aug '13 12:01:34 PM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
At issue:
Dying Like Animals and Fighting For Survival have forced type labels with unusual names in the Analysis/ page, meaning the type labels are hard to find and the examples are written oddly.

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