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Needs Help: Literal Music Video get usage counts

 1 Twentington, Tue, 1st Apr '14 8:05:52 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
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Literal Music Video.

A lot of the links have recently died, and some of the LMS are horrible (the Nirvana one is terrible). This seems a lot more niche of a work than say, YouTube Poop, especially since a lot of them have been taken down. Is there even enough here to warrant a page? It's always been just a random list, nothing more.
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 2 Septimus Heap, Tue, 1st Apr '14 11:21:47 PM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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It looks like a genre page to me.

 3 shimaspawn, Tue, 1st Apr '14 11:22:41 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
It does look like a genre page to me, but it could use a bit more explanation of each of the works rather than just links.
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 4 Twentington, Wed, 2nd Apr '14 12:03:08 AM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
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There's also very little to it, since there aren't that many links to begin with.
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 5 shimaspawn, Wed, 2nd Apr '14 12:04:32 AM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Not having decent descriptions is probably part of that. It doesn't need to be a big genre to be a genre.
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 6 Twentington, Wed, 2nd Apr '14 12:15:04 AM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
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It's also rife with takedowns, so we're gonna be playing whack-a-mole with the dead links a lot as copyright bots find the video footage and take them down. Major major problem there. As of this writing:

Not accessible in the US: Africa, Alone, Ghostbusters, Girlfriend, Head over Heels, I Want to Break Free, Land Down Under, Like a Prayer, No Surprises, Safety Dance, White Wedding, With Arms Wide Open

Taken down: Billie Jean, Daydream Believer, Friday, Hooked on a Feeling, I'd Do Anything for Love, Jingle Bell Rock, Love Is a Battlefield, Making Love Out of Nothing at All, One Week, Penny Lane, Sabotage, Separate Ways, We Built This City

Accessible: Babs Seed, Birdhouse in Your Soul, Blue (Da Ba Dee), Grenade, Hard Times, I Believe in a Thing Called Love, Ik Ben Verliefd Op Jou, Just a Friend, Literal Pants, Loser, Never Gonna Give You Up, Oasis, Rainbow Connection, Ritme van den Regen, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Take On Me, Total Eclipse of the Heart, Under the Bridge, Video Killed the Radio Star, Way to Your Heart, We Didn't Start the Fire, We Made You, Wonderwall, You're Beautiful
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 7 shimaspawn, Wed, 2nd Apr '14 1:14:36 AM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
So we still have more than enough to write a page on. Also, the wiki is international. A lot of those ones that are not accessible to you could be accessible to other tropers.
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 8 Twentington, Wed, 2nd Apr '14 1:20:49 AM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
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[up]Yes, but how long will those other ones be visible? For all we know, every single one could be taken down next week.
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 9 Septimus Heap, Wed, 2nd Apr '14 1:30:40 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Wiki Magic. Looking over the page's history, I see a pretty average rate of edit turnover. If there is a progression to fewer working links I can't see it.

 10 Twentington, Wed, 2nd Apr '14 1:36:59 AM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
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[up]I just commented out like, 20 links that gave me a "This video is not accessible in your country" or "This video was taken down" error.
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 11 Willbyr, Sat, 3rd May '14 11:40:57 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock is set.
Before closing out this discussion, some troper should make an effort to rewrite a few examples properly, since Weblinks Are Not Examples.

 13 Fighteer, Tue, 6th May '14 7:01:06 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
This is also overly narrow, as it misses the idea of applying literal words/lyrics to other things. For example, Tobuscus made his start on YouTube by doing "Literal Trailers" for films and video games.

The article needs to make up its mind whether it's a genre index or a trope. Regardless, you don't have a good article when all the links are external. Surely we must have, at the very least, Creator or Music pages for some of the artists who do these.

edited 6th May '14 7:37:01 AM by Fighteer

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 14 Willbyr, Fri, 6th Jun '14 6:28:30 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Re-clocking; has anything been done with this?
 15 Willbyr, Tue, 10th Jun '14 5:57:19 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Apparently not. Locking for inactivity.
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