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

 1 Septimus Heap, Thu, 20th Mar '14 6:14:13 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A 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 Twentington, Fri, 4th Apr '14 2:02:59 AM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Bump. Any action here?
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

 4 Septimus Heap, Fri, 4th Apr '14 3:54:33 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
None so far, and I don't like asking for a rename crowner with so little input.

 5 X Fllo, Fri, 4th Apr '14 4:38:04 PM Relationship Status: Every rose has its thorn
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 Willbyr, Tue, 6th May '14 9:44:48 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Single prop crowner's hooked.
 7 Septimus Heap, Fri, 6th Jun '14 3:39:47 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Votes bump; renaming is at 5-1.

 8 Septimus Heap, Sun, 6th Jul '14 1:35:47 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Another votes bump; now 11-2 in favour of renaming.

 9 Willbyr, Tue, 5th Aug '14 5:59:27 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Calling for the rename.
 10 Septimus Heap, Tue, 5th Aug '14 6:25:40 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Will do the alt names crowner once I am back home.

 11 Septimus Heap, Tue, 5th Aug '14 8:35:13 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Made the names crowner, although it can use better name suggestions.

 12 Willbyr, Tue, 5th Aug '14 9:20:40 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] Crowner's hooked.
 13 Septimus Heap, Tue, 5th Aug '14 12:21:25 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Downvoted Not Just Cosmetic because it's broader than the trope.

 14 Very Melon, Tue, 5th Aug '14 1:05:15 PM Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
I am Groot
Achievement Bonus?
3DS Friend Code: 4382 - 2449 - 5707 IGN: Anthony
 15 Septimus Heap, Tue, 5th Aug '14 1:06:51 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
That seems to lack the Cosmetic Award aspect, methinks.

 16 Very Melon, Tue, 5th Aug '14 1:14:41 PM Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
I am Groot
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

3DS Friend Code: 4382 - 2449 - 5707 IGN: Anthony
 17 Septimus Heap, Wed, 13th Aug '14 2:30:16 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Bumping for votes; right now, everything is in red. I dunno why.

 18 Very Melon, Fri, 22nd Aug '14 9:42:09 AM Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
I am Groot
Bumping for more votes.
3DS Friend Code: 4382 - 2449 - 5707 IGN: Anthony
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 Septimus Heap, Wed, 27th Aug '14 12:20:03 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Votes bump!

All else in red.

 21 shimaspawn, Fri, 29th Aug '14 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
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You need to Get Known to get one of those.

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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