Misused: Menstrual Menace get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 28th Feb 2014 11:59:00 PM

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If it is taboo, that's not a problem. We've cut sexual tropes (and indexes) not because they're taboo but because we have obsessed tropers who love posting in detail about their fetishes to the detriment of the site. I don't think that applies with menstruation.
I figured that it's the case.

Also, I'm male and don't understand the subject that much.
Crazy rabid squirrel
I'll be culling entries in Menstrual Menace, with the original at Sandbox.Menstrual Menace Original.

Edit 1: done.

Possible other new tropes: Exaggerated Period, PMS Analogy.

Edit 2: as for an index page, would Women's Mysteries be appropriate?

edited 21st Aug '13 9:38:57 PM by maddthesane

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29 SeptimusHeap21st Aug 2013 11:41:21 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
That trope is not just about menstruation.
Crazy rabid squirrel
[up] So I'll take that as a "no."
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As I don't know exactly how this goes...

I'm asking for Menstrual Menace be renamed as Supernatural Period. I believe part of the confusion is its name, which makes it sound like All Periods Are PMS; it is, instead, about periods that do supernatural things. I am, however, wary of having Menstrual Menace be a redirect to Supernatural Period. Perhaps Menstrual Menace could be a disambiguouation page that links to Supernatural Period and All Periods Are PMS. An extreme option would be to redlink Menstrual Menace to dissuade its use.
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32 SeptimusHeap25th Aug 2013 01:09:43 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
I agree with renaming Menstrual Menace, as well as chopping the first paragraphs of the description as they make it hard to get to the description.
Crazy rabid squirrel
...okay, how do I rename an article? Will I need an admin to do it?
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34 SeptimusHeap11th Sep 2013 12:00:24 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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We have a whole renaming procedure listed at When To Rename A Trope. I can do a bit of the scutwork there.
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Thank you.
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A new YTTW, PMS Analogy, has been created.

edited 15th Sep '13 7:32:00 PM by maddthesane

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[up][up][up] Any status on the rename work?
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38 SeptimusHeap26th Sep 2013 08:33:47 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
I don't think we have had a proper pro/contra argument in terms of a rename.
Crazy rabid squirrel
The most obvious reason for a rename is that people think Menstrual Menace means All Periods Are PMS, I.E. Woman getting crabby that time of the month, as opposed to supernatural things happening due to a woman's period. Terraria's character page reflects it, having the Menstrual Menace entries mention they get cranky during a blood moon, but if it was the Menstrual Menace trope, their periods should be causing the blood moon.

Edit: in fact, the played straight example on Menstrual Menace's Playing With page, is, at best, ambiguous to the original trope's meaning.

edited 3rd Oct '13 5:11:38 PM by maddthesane

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Though I am convinced this needs a rename, I think a wick check is necessary.
Crazy rabid squirrel
[up] agreed.
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Crazy rabid squirrel
As soon as my computer is up again, I'll be doing said check.
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Crazy rabid squirrel
Menstrual Menace is found in 123 pages. Here are some of the misuses:

…And these are only from A to D. It would be shorter to list the ones that get it right. …Maybe I'll do that tomorrow.

edited 4th Nov '13 8:30:18 PM by maddthesane

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We would like a wick check that lists all the correct uses in a list and all the misuse in a separate list.

That means, check all the wicks.

edited 4th Nov '13 8:53:56 PM by MikuruFan

45 SeptimusHeap4th Nov 2013 10:23:48 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Not really "all the wicks"; here, 50 is enough.
Well. I am once again not in a thinking mode.

Yeah, you can just check a smaller number of wicks, say every third one. Point is to report both wicks that use the trope correctly and those that do not.
47 Willbyr4th Nov 2013 11:03:47 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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I started a YKTTW for Puberty Is Evil some time back...would it tie into this?
Crazy rabid squirrel
[up][up][up]yeah, the ones not mentioned are the ones that passed. If you want me to do another check properly, just say so.

edited 5th Nov '13 7:14:40 PM by maddthesane

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Well, theoretically those aren't the only possible categories; something could be a Zero-Context Example or otherwise unclear, not to mention we'd like to be able to compare the number of good uses to bad uses, or (in some cases) compare categories of misuse.
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Okay, here it is:

...Do I need to go on?

edited 7th Nov '13 3:15:08 PM by maddthesane

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