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04:56:10 PM Jan 2nd 2017
Can the items be grouped into folders, such as "Fanspeak Tropes", "Flamebait magnets", "Tropes that were too NSFW", "Omnipresent tropes", etc.?
05:15:48 PM Jan 2nd 2017
edited by MyFinalEdits
I have been wondering the same. In fact, the page should give priority to the straight cases of ES over the other types of "purging" (as these are much less common). Turning the page into an index would be a good idea, too. However, this is something that should be discussed with the wiki staff.

EDIT: Fixed a very embarrasing mistake.
09:59:20 AM Jan 3rd 2017
Personally, I third this action. Still, a mod should approve of folderizing this page.
01:16:37 AM Jan 25th 2017
I've done an attempt at this.
12:12:40 PM Jan 30th 2017
Orwellian Editor was locked and given an ES for being too controversial. Should I move that trope from unsorted to "too contentious"?
05:13:36 PM Aug 24th 2012
Isn't Intended audience reaction an example sectionectomy, or is there a different reason for those examples being removed?
07:26:21 PM May 26th 2012
Why were the reasons the examples got deleted removed?
11:29:21 AM Jan 6th 2012
edited by TARDISES
Does anyone else think that the page image is pretty awesome?

It's a rocket propelled chainsaw. Let me repeat that, a ROCKET. PROPELLED. CHAINSAW.
12:11:42 PM Nov 9th 2013
It doesn't make sense at all ! But it's completely cool ! So... er, potatos and burning lemons !
10:19:43 AM Aug 20th 2011
edited by DonaldthePotholer
Wanting to add a redirect to this page called "Example Removal"... because I'm tired of having the typing equivalent of Porky Pig Pronun... Prono... Porno... Can't Spit It Out correctly for that second word when I want to suggest it!
04:43:09 PM Mar 6th 2011
edited by artman40
Should the five options be arranged on how they should be prioritized?

P.S. One of the options is also renaming the page which has been done a few times to reduce the further page bloating.
08:52:58 AM Nov 10th 2010
edited by oksbad1
I'm seeing alot of examples sections being deleted, sometimes for no good reason. Who is authorized to decide what stays and what goes?
09:10:42 PM Jan 10th 2011
I am also curious about this. One of the reasons I favor(ed?) TV Tropes over Wikipedia was its intentional lack of restrictions on what merits inclusion... this new trend of pruning "bloated" pages worries me.
09:12:55 PM Jan 10th 2011
Seriously. I mean, it says "if the examples are poor quality". Who is determining what "poor quality" means, and what standards are being used? I mean, unless its a case of "I like that example/I don't like that example", in which case, wow...
09:28:59 PM Jan 10th 2011
The Trope Repair Shop is right there, guys.
04:29:00 PM May 15th 2011
See Administrivia for all you need to know.
11:50:56 AM Dec 4th 2011
This is, quite frankly, getting ridiculous. Huge portions of the wiki are getting deleted with no warning and for no reason. How many people does it take to approve this kind of thing? It seems like all it takes is for one mod to get rubbed the wrong way by something trivial.
03:56:04 PM Jul 17th 2013
Sadly, changes never come without a sacrifice.
12:13:30 PM Nov 9th 2013
The authority is oppressing us. We must disobey !
11:36:22 AM Mar 8th 2014
edited by
"We are not a stuffy encyclopedic wiki. We're a buttload more informal. We encourage breezy language and original thought."

And yet it's been going the opposite way since 2010 and has more in common with That Other Wiki than itself. Are examples open for discussion? No examples allowed. Might it rub a vast, almost non-existent minority the wrong way? Deleted entirely. Troper Tales? What do you mean, that never existed. "This page just defines the term, here's zero examples to help you understand what exactly it means. Just go through *every* page on the site to find any."

The front page itself is a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment these days.
01:58:08 PM Mar 8th 2014
Welcome to the world of Why Fandom Can't Have Nice Things.

Perhaps, instead of complaining for what's not here anymore, you could help us preserve what's still intact (or mostly intact). As long as tropers continue abusing the lenience and informal tone of the wiki, more deletions are going to happen.

And by the way, this discussion page should only pertain the Example Sectionectomy article, not the policies of the wiki. The forums are where you should take this to.
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