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WVI
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05:21:58 AM May 15th 2013
edited by 216.99.32.45
This just bugs me because now we have an unfinished list of stock phrases. And here I really wanted to start the "My god..." page, which definitely deserves one.
IronLion
topic
03:10:57 PM Sep 6th 2012
Having a "list of times characters said X" is about as meaningful as, say, a "list of times characters sat on chairs" — (think about it for a moment).

OK, I've thought about it for a moment, but I'm stumped - is there any fridge brilliance here?
aaeyero
05:56:24 PM Dec 10th 2012
edited by aaeyero
Nope, just another Sink Hole. This page has way too many. (Troper tics... seriously?!?)
FuriouslySleepingIdea
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08:14:29 AM Jan 12th 2012
Is this only for stock phrases describing a trope rather than dialogue? There are some bits of dialogue that come up often enough in different works to deserve their own pages. If, for instance the advertising line "Ask your doctor if medicine X is right for you." becomes common enough to need it's own page it seems reasonable to name it after the dialogue. What would be wrong would be a trope named "Ask your doctor" was about horrible medical advice after a new movie showed a villain convincing people to take psycho serum with this type of advertising.
Stratadrake
12:49:51 PM Jan 14th 2012
edited by Stratadrake
To call it bluntly: Single-Issue Wonk of the wiki's overall webmaster, who has unilaterally cut newly launched pages (not that many, but it's happened just the same) for this very reason.

Me? I don't agree with the decision itself, but I do support the reasoning behind it. (Which may be ironic as I was the primary drafter of this one's YKTTW.)
immortalfrieza
04:05:53 PM Mar 23rd 2013
edited by immortalfrieza
I don't agree with this decision either, since using stock phrases and character dialog to name tropes helps make searching for said tropes using the search function easier, and thus helps the trope page be more popular and keep the page from becoming dead, in other words, have hardly anything added to it. However, if that's the rule, I guess that's the rule.
lu127
moderator
01:13:39 AM Mar 24th 2013
^ That's not really true. One of the reasons dialogue titles were disallowed was because statistics showed that most dialogue-like names had failed to thrive within and outside the site.
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