Main Colour Coded For Your Convenience Discussion

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01:33:17 PM Feb 22nd 2015
edited by mimitchi33
Why is the Franz Hopper spoiler-tagged in the Code Lyko example? I read about it and it only seems to be a fifth tower. If that could be spoiler tagged, we might as well spoiler-tag Milky Rose on the Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! page, or any similar examples. It seems weird that it has that spoiler tag. This, coming from someone who finds spoiler tags for commercials bizzare, since more people are more likely to have never seen certain ads than a show.
05:40:16 PM Jan 31st 2015
edited by blkwhtrbbt
Um. So when and why were all references to the The Order of the Stick removed? It WAS the trope namer, and provided the Trope Image. Why is it gone?
02:09:36 AM Feb 1st 2015
A johnnyfog removed it a few months ago with no edit reason. You might want to PM them - click on their name in the edit history.
03:47:44 PM Jun 4th 2013
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12:58:53 AM Jun 5th 2013
Because we in the Commonwealth are faster at making pages than you damned Americans. :P
04:20:57 PM May 18th 2011
edited by DaibhidC
Is it just me, or is the Justice League example ... not? Wonder Woman and Superman both wear red, blue and yellow — deciding Supes is "red" and Wondy is "yellow" seems entirely arbitary. Flash wears red and yellow, so why is his colour orange? Batman's costume is grey and black, with the black very rarely (at least in this series) given blue highlights. And so on. Even Green Lantern, if we're talking about appearing distinctive, is wearing a costume that's mostly black.
01:01:45 PM Dec 20th 2010
Shouldn't this be called "Color Coded for your Convenience" since the actual trope namer used American spelling?
02:46:17 PM Dec 20th 2010
edited by ccoa
The official site rules are that whoever launches the trope gets to decide which is the official name and which the redirect when it comes to British vs. American spelling. But if you want to try and change it, feel free to start a Trope Repair Shop thread in the forum.
09:15:22 PM Dec 27th 2010
edited by SomeGuy
ccoa, from what I can tell, you were the one that launched this trope, and from the context in the YKTTW archive it would seem you did so as a result of a now defunct Trope Repair Shop thread.

A few questions. First, what exactly was discussed in that thread? Second, why was the trope's name changed to Colour-Coded for Your Convenience from Color-Coded for Your Convenience? Third, why would you even want to use British spelling in the first place when you're an American?

From what I can gather this name change was only enacted in order to facilitate a redefinition transition. Given that, we really should swap the redirects, as the Trope Namer used American spelling and before today that's the only way I ever heard of it being spelled. Trope Repair Shop claims that swapping redirects for spelling reasons is a "simple" change that does not require their approval, though they may have changed their minds on that in the last month.
12:41:21 PM Jan 19th 2011
Um, what? I have no idea what you're asking.

This trope was originally what Good Colors, Evil Colors currently is. It was found to being misused to mean what this trope is right now. So we agreed to rename the trope to Good Colors, Evil Colors and repurpose this one to be what everyone was using it for. It uses the British spelling because that's what the original trope was called and I didn't see any reason to change it. I still don't - as long as people can use the spelling they like, there's no harm done.
01:53:17 PM Dec 22nd 2011
We should fix it so that it's American spelling, since American spelling is the trope namer and more correct.
03:29:50 PM Mar 6th 2010
Re: Republic Diplomatic Corps:

This troper always suspected the logic of red diplomatic ships was like the logic of red poison dart frogs: yes, this ship is small and puny and full of small and puny people. But if you mess with it, the Republic (remember them? The big dudes?) will come and Fuck You Up.
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