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Not Thriving: Design Compromise get usage counts

 1 Earl of Sandvich, Sun, 5th Jan '14 2:03:51 PM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Just two wicks and no inbounds. Also, not a whole lot of contributions since 2011, and the ones that are relate to formatting rather than including potential examples.

Probably would need a good revamp.

Here's the YKTTW

edited 5th Jan '14 5:49:04 PM by EarlOfSandvich

Status of possible Fallout RP idea: Thinking of and open to new ideas.

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 2 Septimus Heap, Sun, 5th Jan '14 2:40:45 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Looks like someone forgot to crosswick the entries for a page they launched. As well as having a name that suggests something completely different.

 3 Larkmarn, Mon, 6th Jan '14 7:54:10 AM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
All the Real Life versions need to go. The fictional versions are something (I feel like we've got a trope for it, I'm going to look), but the "What Could Have Been but whining" examples are useless.

This includes the picture(s).

edited 6th Jan '14 7:54:52 AM by Larkmarn

 4 Earl of Sandvich, Mon, 6th Jan '14 4:45:09 PM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Ski bi di bi di do bap do
I could say that one idea is to bring this back to YKTTW so that we could be able to agree on a consistent definition and based on it see if we can make examples out of that.

Also, agreed on axing the images.

edited 6th Jan '14 4:45:19 PM by EarlOfSandvich

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 5 Earl of Sandvich, Tue, 28th Jan '14 8:46:44 AM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Ski bi di bi di do bap do
I believe that I'll make the crowner for this, and if it's alright with everyone else I shall remove the images.
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 6 MCE, Tue, 11th Feb '14 4:24:42 AM from Elsewhere
Grin and tonic
Page creator here, yes it the page needs help. I did ask around for a better image a while back but nothing was forthcoming.

The name could be better and some examples could be moved to/from What Could Have Been.

I'm adding some links on the relevant pages.

edited 11th Feb '14 4:27:43 AM by MCE

It also seems fairly close to Serendipity Writes the Plot.

 8 Donaldthe Potholer, Wed, 12th Feb '14 7:17:54 PM from Somewhere in (not)Miami
[up] The examples in question, including the one in the description, read to me like an In-Universe equivalent to Real Life Writes the Plot.

EDIT: In my opinion, it's technically Tropable, since it's fictional characters coming up against these problems for works the characters produce, as opposed to real life writers.

If we have that elsewhere, then this one should go. It depends in part on how large the In-Universe sections of the RLWtP Sub Tropes are.

edited 12th Feb '14 7:22:35 PM by DonaldthePotholer

 9 Willbyr, Thu, 13th Mar '14 5:57:50 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Clock is set.
 10 Larkmarn, Thu, 13th Mar '14 7:57:47 AM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Alright.

As I said before, the What Could Have Been but whining examples need to go. Those have no place on a trope page. That leaves the Literature and Arthur examples. Fineas and Pherb is a ZCE. Maybe the real life section can stay.

Name's okay, description's weak at best (Alice and Bob, mentions the What Could Have Been bits).

Personally, I'd like to cut it and send it to YKTTW because the basic trope (big plans, but it winds up looking nothing like them) is definitely tropeable and I don't think it's covered by anything else, but it needs description work as well as examples farming (there are plenty out there, I just can't think of any).

 11 Earl of Sandvich, Mon, 24th Mar '14 2:37:24 AM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Also pulling for the cut-and-send-back-to-YKTTW option.
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 12 Earl of Sandvich, Thu, 3rd Apr '14 12:46:47 AM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Bumping. Any further thoughts? Perhaps I'll make a crowner?
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 13 MCE, Thu, 3rd Apr '14 3:33:25 AM from Elsewhere
Grin and tonic
Sending it back to YKTTW seems the best suggestion so far. It wouldn't be a terrible loss if it was deleted, I should have realized it was on pretty shaky ground when I made it, but not every page can be a success, I've made plenty of others that have worked out fine.
[up][up][up] Cut and send back sounds good

 15 Twentington, Thu, 3rd Apr '14 6:45:52 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
[tup]to cutting and sending back.
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

 16 Larkmarn, Thu, 3rd Apr '14 7:23:41 PM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Five for sending it to YKTTW (including the trope's creator). No opposition.

Mods, that enough consensus?

 17 Earl of Sandvich, Thu, 17th Apr '14 6:31:22 PM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Five may not be enough to act on this, but it seems like we may be inclined to go with this.
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 18 tdgoodrich 1, Thu, 17th Apr '14 9:19:08 PM from Atlanta Relationship Status: Californicating
Sovereign 'Cause I'm The King Of The Dogs
Make it six.
"Polite life will fill you full of cancer." - Iggy Pop

"I've seen the future, brother, it is murder." -Leonard Cohen
 19 Willbyr, Fri, 18th Apr '14 6:06:07 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Make it seven, and make it so.
 20 Larkmarn, Mon, 21st Apr '14 1:21:36 PM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
MCE, since you made the original, I assume you want to sponsor the re-YKTT Wed trope?

Looks like we have enough consensus so I think it's safe to go ahead and YKTTW it.

 21 MCE, Mon, 21st Apr '14 2:44:11 PM from Elsewhere
Grin and tonic
[up] That's a yes. Its worth a try, but I'm not optimistic at this point.
 22 Larkmarn, Mon, 21st Apr '14 3:26:22 PM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
I'll help best I can. You've got a definite trope here. I know I've seen examples where someone holds up plans and then moves it to reveal the awful reality many times.

 23 MCE, Tue, 22nd Apr '14 2:37:08 AM from Elsewhere
Grin and tonic
So what's the procedure? Just make a new YKTTW with details from the old one? It would help if I knew which examples are worth keeping.
 24 Larkmarn, Tue, 22nd Apr '14 5:29:07 AM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
The literature, Western Animation, and maybe real-life examples can stay.

The last two lines of the description should go, as they just describe the What Could Have Been parts which we're trying to move this away from. Ditto the picture. Potential new image?

edited 22nd Apr '14 5:30:02 AM by Larkmarn

 25 MCE, Tue, 22nd Apr '14 10:34:19 AM from Elsewhere
Grin and tonic
[up] Relaunched the trope via YKTTW. Link is here

The image is good, could you make a vertical version and one with just the first two panels?

edited 22nd Apr '14 10:36:12 AM by MCE

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