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Dedicated wick clean-up : Exactly What It Says On The Tin get usage counts

 1 Madrugada, Tue, 29th Oct '13 12:31:08 PM Relationship Status: In season
With Mod Hat On
Whew. Exactly What It Says on the Tin is suffering from severe Trope Decay in the wicks. It's being potholed, sinkholed, and generally wicked incorrectly all over. The examples on the page have been cleaned up several times, but there hasn't been a full-on wick-scrubbing effort.

Until now.

There are 11, 472 wicks. We don't know how many are bad, but the trope is not a terribly common one, as we define it.

The definition we're cleaning it to is this:

"...the premise or plot of the story is all right there in the title."

or this:

"That next door neighbor you never talk to? Tell her the title and see if she can give a one sentence description of the plot. If not, then the title is NOT Exactly What It Says on the Tin."

or even this:

"It isn't enough for the title to just be relevant or accurate — everything meaningful has to be conveyed in the title."

Some other ways that wicks can be bad:

I'll be keeping a running tally of what's been cleaned up and what's left to do, so pick a letter in the "related to" list and post which one (and how far you get through it, if you don't get it all done.)

Also, please leave an edit reason, something along the lines of "Wick clean-up for Exactly What It Says on the Tin". We don't want to see anyone getting in trouble for making large numbers of deletions with no explanation. That would be bad.sad

Have at it folks!

As of 10/29/13, 2:29 pm: Wicks remaining: 11, 472
As of 11/13/13 12:06 pm: Wicks remaining: 11, 394

  • All the redirects have been cleaned.
  • "A" First one unchecked is Academy of Adventure
  • "Q" done
  • "Z" done.

edited 13th Nov '13 10:29:18 AM by Madrugada

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 2 Madrugada, Wed, 30th Oct '13 8:45:01 AM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
I've done the redirects, and started on "A". Next one undone is A Boy and His X
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 3 diplomacy, Thu, 31st Oct '13 9:33:11 PM from Vancouver, BC
diplomacy
Do people's names qualify for this trope?

 4 Madrugada, Thu, 31st Oct '13 9:51:16 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Nope. That would be Meaningful Name or A Dog Named Dog, probably.

edited 31st Oct '13 9:52:30 PM by Madrugada

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 5 diplomacy, Fri, 1st Nov '13 3:58:58 PM from Vancouver, BC
diplomacy
Z is done, with one I'm not sure about.

ZorphbertAndFred: It's not in the title, but a description of the plot appears in the subtitle / page header.

edited 1st Nov '13 3:59:52 PM by diplomacy

 6 X Fllo, Fri, 8th Nov '13 2:48:40 PM Relationship Status: Every rose has its thorn
I'll help. :-) I try checking Characters/ namespace first. There are lots of wicks there and mostly misuse.

Need some minor scut work to do. Start on Q.

ETA: Q done.

edited 13th Nov '13 6:14:23 AM by kjnoren

Do tropes count for this trope? Like Quarreling Song?

 9 Septimus Heap, Wed, 13th Nov '13 5:49:59 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
No, I am not seeing how that title describes every aspect of the trope. The Song Of The Reasons For The Quarrel, might.

[up] That one sounds more like In Which a Trope Is Described to me.

 11 Madrugada, Wed, 13th Nov '13 10:04:39 AM Relationship Status: In season
With Mod Hat On
Trope names: Same criteria as anything else: everything meaningful you need to know about the trope is in the name; in other words, there no room for "I Thought It Meant". Most trope names are not that explicit.

Zorphbert And Fred. Looks ok to me, the subtitle does pretty well encapsulate the comic.

First post updated.

edited 13th Nov '13 10:05:00 AM by Madrugada

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
Starting on T.

ETA: Breaking for now. No audited wicks survived.

edited 14th Nov '13 6:18:32 AM by kjnoren

Continuing on T. Commented out the wick in Taishou Yakyuu Musume instead of deleting, in the hope that someone will provide a translation.

For some reason, we also have a wick from Tabletop Games, that I have no idea where it comes from.

First unchecked under T is Talk Show. Taylor Swift. Teanas Travels Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tegami Bachi

If someone knows French, please check Tatouage Animé

edited 29th Nov '13 1:15:47 PM by kjnoren

Anyone else working on this?

 15 Madrugada, Fri, 29th Nov '13 3:53:55 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
I'm nibbling at it. Oh, and by the way, go ahead and double post. Editing your last post don't mark the thread as having a new post, so I wasn't checking it.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
Seeking for Light
Got Tatouage Animé.

Continued with T, first unchecked is Web Animation.TGQTSBFH

 18 desdendelle, Tue, 31st Dec '13 1:18:28 AM from /dev/null Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
Reporting for duty. I will start work when I'll return from the army.
[17:27:48] Plummet: Stop being British damn you.
 19 desdendelle, Tue, 31st Dec '13 9:18:43 AM from /dev/null Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
First unchecked is Acid Trip Dimension. Also, archives aren't edited, right?
[17:27:48] Plummet: Stop being British damn you.
 20 Septimus Heap, Tue, 31st Dec '13 9:19:09 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Yeah, they aren't.

First uncleaned on T is The-Hetalia-RP.

edited 4th Jan '14 4:01:52 AM by kjnoren

 22 Donaldthe Potholer, Sun, 9th Feb '14 1:40:34 PM from Somewhere in (not)Miami
Voluntarily got rid of a wick in the description of A Dog Named Dog, as this was labeled as a Super Trope.. (I may have made an error in removing the wick entirely, however, as it may still have a relation... more like first-cousin.)

But, just to ask, if an animal (species), place, etc. has a name where "everything important about the animal/place/etc. is in its name, " would it still count here (as an In-Universe Example), be Shaped Like Itself, or be completely invalid? What about names that only catch all the appearance aspects (like "Winged Tiger")?

 23 Twentington, Fri, 25th Jul '14 8:36:53 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Bump. This has been stale since February. Motion to close?
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

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