Not Thriving (titles crowner 8/5/14): What Do You Mean Its Not Cosmetic get usage counts

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1 SeptimusHeap20th Mar 2014 06:14:13 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
What Do You Mean, It's Not Cosmetic? is an somewhat old and well-crosswicked page, but it has a line of dialogue title and only 5 inbounds - a common consequence of line of dialogue titles, especially when they are also snowclones. Which is a bit of a disappointing performance.

Was discussed here a bit and was suggested to take it to TRS.
It looks like the description needs a little fleshing out as well.
3 Twentington4th Apr 2014 02:02:59 AM from Somewhere , Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Bump. Any action here?
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

4 SeptimusHeap4th Apr 2014 03:54:33 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
None so far, and I don't like asking for a rename crowner with so little input.
5 XFllo4th Apr 2014 04:38:04 PM from Prague , Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
OK, heads up: I play video games only very, very little, so I'm not exposed to tropes related to video games much.

But this one could definitely use a new name and the description should be expanded — it mentions it looks like Cosmetic Award at first, so the comparison of the two could be elaborated on. Does it subvert the Cosmetic Award perhaps?

Also, it needs a bit of clean-up with Example Indentation and general example misuse like this one: "Many MMORP Gs nowadays attach small stat bonuses to their Titles. Developers occasionally get carried away." It's my understanding that broad generalizations about recent development are not allowed to be posted.

edited 4th Apr '14 4:39:15 PM by XFllo

6 Willbyr6th May 2014 09:44:48 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Single prop crowner's hooked.
7 SeptimusHeap6th Jun 2014 03:39:47 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Votes bump; renaming is at 5-1.
8 SeptimusHeap6th Jul 2014 01:35:47 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Another votes bump; now 11-2 in favour of renaming.
9 Willbyr5th Aug 2014 05:59:27 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Calling for the rename.
10 SeptimusHeap5th Aug 2014 06:25:40 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Will do the alt names crowner once I am back home.
11 SeptimusHeap5th Aug 2014 08:35:13 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Made the names crowner, although it can use better name suggestions.
12 Willbyr5th Aug 2014 09:20:40 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] Crowner's hooked.
13 SeptimusHeap5th Aug 2014 12:21:25 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Downvoted Not Just Cosmetic because it's broader than the trope.
14 VeryMelon5th Aug 2014 01:05:15 PM from United States , Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
Good hunter, your presence somehow soothes.
15 SeptimusHeap5th Aug 2014 01:06:51 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
That seems to lack the Cosmetic Award aspect, methinks.
16 VeryMelon5th Aug 2014 01:14:41 PM from United States , Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
Good hunter, your presence somehow soothes.
I don't see how personally. Video games with an Achievement System basically offer nothing but cosmetic awards 99% of the time. It's the 1% that don't that comprise What Do You Mean, It's Not Cosmetic?. Hence the name I suggested.

edited 5th Aug '14 1:15:16 PM by VeryMelon

17 SeptimusHeap13th Aug 2014 02:30:16 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Bumping for votes; right now, everything is in red. I dunno why.
18 VeryMelon22nd Aug 2014 09:42:09 AM from United States , Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
Good hunter, your presence somehow soothes.
Bumping for more votes.
I'm not really sure we need a separate trope for what is essentially a simple subversion of Cosmetic Award.

But anyway, since the trope references Cosmetic Award, that is what the name should reference too. Not Achievement System.

Also, not all bonuses given by achievement lists are necessarily examples. Achievements only "look like a Cosmetic Award" in games where most of them actually are.
20 SeptimusHeap27th Aug 2014 12:20:03 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Votes bump!

All else in red.
21 shimaspawn29th Aug 2014 11:31:48 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
This needs some more votes because right now nothing is winning.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
22 VeryMelon2nd Sep 2014 07:25:36 PM from United States , Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
Good hunter, your presence somehow soothes.
Not Actually Cosmetic Award is leading.
23 VeryMelon11th Sep 2014 06:17:56 AM from United States , Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
Good hunter, your presence somehow soothes.
Bumping to point out once again that Not Actually Cosmetic Award is leading.
24 Willbyr26th Sep 2014 04:13:44 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
25 SeptimusHeap26th Sep 2014 05:29:48 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Did the rename.

Alternative Titles: What Do You Mean Its Not Cosmetic
5th Aug '14 8:33:43 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
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