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11:27:01 AM Mar 27th 2017
Do we have a trope for when a work changes its name (while still being essentially the same work) to avoid having an Artifact Title? Eg Yes, Minister becoming Yes Prime Minister.
05:30:59 PM Mar 27th 2017
11:36:24 AM Jan 15th 2014
Can we get a better quote for the page?

Bronyism hasn't had its Artifact Title status for almost two years now and surely there's got to be a more recognizable or memorable quote about artifact titles out there that we can use instead of one from an unofficial Facebook fan-page of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
12:45:51 AM Jan 16th 2014
I don't know of a better quote here but this thread might.
04:46:36 PM Oct 5th 2013
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What'd you think of Game Stop?

Game Stop now have few electronics (Like Tablets and Phones operated by Apple or Android and sometimes used Blu-Ray Disc on occasions) than only video games.

06:22:41 PM Oct 5th 2013
... they still mostly sell games. Just because they also sell other stuff doesn't make it an artifact name.
02:32:55 PM Feb 1st 2013
I deleted a couple of examples of place names taken from the British monarchy. Those people did exist and those places were named after them at a certain point in time—doesn't seem an "artifact title" along the lines of, say, the now redundant "Pacific Northwest".
05:50:57 AM Jan 25th 2013
Lufia II was named Lufia here in Australia, but the Dual Blade was not renamed... The European ROM also seems to say Dual Blade (not Lufiasword as is mentioned). Am I missing something or is this a mistake..?
11:54:02 AM Dec 7th 2011
  • Arguably Fruits Basket. The title refers to a children's game in Japan which is only shown in the first volume, and thereafter it's only referenced, and very rarely, at that.

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer, arguably. Granted, she was fighting vampires throughout the series, but even Season 1 had her battle other things, and after Season 2 vampires weren't even the seasonal Big Bads anymore. The seventh and final season makes the title a bit more justified, though, since the First's main plan involves releasing an army of übervamps from the Hellmouth.

  • Though Your Mileage May Vary, it can seem strange that tanks are considered "cavalry", when air vehicles often function more like cavalry from a tactical standpoint. Usually it's because the armored units inherited traditions from pre-existing cavalry units.
    • This is especially noticeable in units that are still called "dragoons". Originally, dragoons were soldiers that rode to battle on horseback but fought primarily as infantry. Nowadays, virtually all dragoon units are armored units while mechanized infantry is far closer to what dragoons initially were.

Examples Are Not Arguable
05:53:48 PM Jun 1st 2016
For Buffy I think it's noticeable that the 3rd Episode is I'm pretty sure the only one with no Vampire in it. Since it went through 2 Vampires as main cast members, the only episode Spike took off after his promotion to the main credits was The Body which had a Vampire in the Morgue.

So Vampire certainly have a more consistent presence then any other type of Demon.
11:53:29 AM Mar 15th 2011
Why was the page image changed? The old one was much better because it was subtle. The new one explains the joke, especially with that caption.
11:00:29 AM Dec 22nd 2010
Were do we file DeviantArt?
07:11:27 PM Oct 24th 2010
So I don't get the pun with the up arrow. Can someone explain it to me?
11:26:00 AM Oct 25th 2010
The wiki itself. It was originally created for listing tropes in....well...television. As you can now see, it spread out to entertainment media in general.
05:04:59 PM Oct 27th 2010
It would make more sense if the TV Tropes logo were on the left-hand side of the top of the page. Which I believe it used to be. So the page image for Artifact Title is now an artifact itself. How meta.
04:25:13 PM Oct 30th 2010
11:25:14 AM Sep 14th 2010
It's far, far too late to change the name of the trope, but an artifact is really a manufactured or artificial item, produced through the artifice and skill of an artisan. Or it can also refer to any physical effect of an artificial process. Artifacts can be very ancient, and of dubious origin, worth and relevance, but they can also be brand, spanking new and up-to-the-minute. (Latin: arte + factum = art + made = made by art)

There is another, familiar word that does always refer to an item that has outlived its usefulness or relevance, or been superseded by progress, but has been kept because of its age or history, because it is held in reverence, because nobody is able or willing to remove it, or - if still in use - because it cannot easily be replaced. That word is relic. (Latin: reliquae = remains; things left behind.)
02:50:14 PM Oct 16th 2010
Isn't there something called screen artifacting on CRT televisions?
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