• 6 Nov 14th, 2017 at 11:11AM
    Lastest Reply: 15th Nov, 2017 08:37:24 PM
    Someone just removed the Hype Backlash example from YMMV.The Jungle Book 2016, saying that Hype Backlash examples aren't allowed on pages.

    I know that examples aren't allowed on the actual Hype Backlash page, but is what this troper is saying true? Are we not allowed to add Hype Backlash to a work's YMMV page? Reply

      I've seen Hype Backlash used on plenty of YMMV pages, so I don't think it's against to rules to list an example on a work's YMMV page. Flame Bait tropes are the only ones to my knowledge you're not supposed to post anywhere outside of in-universe examples,

      I think the difference between "No Examples, Please" and Flame Bait is that the former can go on pages other than its main one and the latter cannot be placed on any page whatsoever.

      Agreed. It had an Example Sectionectomy, but that doesn't mean it isn't allowed on pages.

      Wait — if entries for Hype Backlash are allowed on the wiki, why can’t they be on the page itself? I must be missing something here.

      The argument (which I've never really understood myself, TBH) is that having a bunch of examples on one page tends to result in excessive negativity, whereas it's less of a problem with isolated entries on individual YMMV pages.

      For some weird reason, certain negatively themed reaction tropes get All The Complaining on their pages -but work pages usually don't have that problem to that degree.