Stock Phrase syndrome.
A Wizard boyIt has almost 1700 inbounds and 103 wicks.
Formerly known as OreochanPrevious thread. Given the high inbounds, we need to show a strong case of misuse if this is going to get renamed. So, I'll conduct a wick to see how well this is used. If we are going to rename it, I like Name In The Manual and No Name Mentioned from the previous thread.
edited 15th Aug '13 6:22:55 AM by MacronNotes
Clicking related links at random, I was finding a fair amount of misuse. Almost always as The Nondescript or just someone other characters constantly forget. There a way to find out where all those inbounds are coming from? Because that is a comically absurd number of inbounds... and I'd venture a guess they're likely trying to find the misused version of the trope, not that actual one.
A Wizard boyAnalyzing Inbounds is the page you are looking for.
Formerly known as OreochanHere's the inbound tool.
Thanks to both of you. If I had to venture a guess, I'd say the vast majority of the inbounds are from this Darths & Droids comic. Which also is misuse, since it's referring to the audience forgetting a minor character entirely. It has nothing to do with a character only being named in supplementary materials/late in the series.
Formerly known as OreochanIf the character names appears only once, and is never shown or mentioned again, would that count as an example? Anyways, here's a wick check for 50 wicks!
Zero Context Examples and unclear context (9)
edited 15th Aug '13 10:25:14 AM by MacronNotes
The Fire Emblem Awakening examples are among the misuse I saw. Kallum is the Ridiculously Average Guy who keeps blending into the background that characters keep forgetting. Question: Do we have tropes for "character that people often forget about" and "character returns and the audience has since forgotten about him"? The latter would be YMMV, I'd imagine.
edited 15th Aug '13 8:25:18 AM by Larkmarn
Formerly known as OreochanI don't think we have either but we should to prevent misuse. If I have time, I'll make a YKTTW for "Character who's name is forgotten constantly". If only I could find a good name...
A Wizard boyUnrememberable Name? Also, I think we are at the stage where a Single Prop rename crowner is indicated.
Gentleman Troper!I think this may have to become a disambig; there are several tropes that can be described as "Who is this guy again". Such as The Nondescript, and Name In The Manual, and Accidental Misnaming, and NPCWeForgotAbout.
edited 15th Aug '13 11:07:41 AM by Spark9
Special trousers. Very heroic.
A good point. It also means we won't lose the inbounds.
for 12 as well. I never noticed that Analyzing Inbounds page before. I don't think it gets considered as often as it does.
A Wizard boyBecause the link to the latest inbound page isn't part of the Related To page.
Because the first impression is like, "Oh, this has 12, 500 inbounds or whatever, so it's not worth a rename." That a site that gets 12, 500 visitors a day misused a trope never seems to be considered. And I've seen plenty of threads locked just because of the trope's inbounds.
edited 15th Aug '13 12:59:15 PM by MikuruFan
Formerly known as OreochanPage action crowner. I also created two YKTTW's; Forgettable Character and Forgettable Name.
edited 15th Aug '13 5:23:21 PM by MacronNotes
A Wizard boyBumping this to note that My Name Is Not Durwood is often used for "Can't remember this guy's name", which seems to overlap with one of the misuses of this trope, but I am not actually sure if it belongs to Accidental Misnaming.
A Wizard boyVotes! Disambig is at 13-1 now.
The disambiguation is to be made between the YKTTW tropes above and other tropes. Which ones?
Formerly known as OreochanForgettable Character and Forgettable Name are the YKTTWs. Who Is This Guy Again? (after it gets its examples looked through) needs be moved to Name In The Manual or whatever we decide to call it. The Nondescript and No Name Given are two tropes that could be in the disambiguation.
edited 2nd Dec '13 5:59:12 PM by MacronNotes
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