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01:07:37 PM Sep 5th 2017
Conservation of Detail means that changing the size or shape of something cannot involve increasing or decreasing the resolution (amount) of detail. The intent of this trope seems to be Economy of Detail.
10:48:52 AM Apr 5th 2016
I would like to suggest a name change to something a bit more manageable and easier to say. I suggest "Law of Detail Conservation" or to keep it more like the current one "Law of Conserving Details"... At any rate, the current name a tad hard to say due to the use of the word "of" with only a single word in between. I admit that i'm not a native speaker, so it may just be because of that i have trouble with it.
10:21:34 AM Apr 11th 2015
The list should really be purged of all the "subverted/averted" entries which comprise some 90% of all and are non-examples, listing all of the countless franchises that simply do not subscribe to this trope. It really makes no sense to list every single video game where generic details are just that, generic details without deeper meaning.
01:33:35 PM Apr 11th 2015
That would be a case for the Trope Repair Shop.
03:27:59 PM May 11th 2013
The Sanchez motorbike in Grand Theft Auto IV isn't as rubbish as it's made out to be on this page. Yes, it is used in an awesome moment later on in the game, but it isn't *only* useful in that one instance. It may not be as fast at the NRG 900, but it is very good at doing the Unique Stunt Jumps because it's very manoeuvrable and light, making it better than you may expect (based on its performance on the ground) in the air. This should be kind of obvious, however, since it looks like a motocross bike.
12:35:43 AM Oct 22nd 2011
Why is this page written in the first person plural? It comes off really awkward. Is it supposed to be self-demonstrating somehow? I don't get it. Can I change this, or is there some good reason?
01:04:43 AM Dec 2nd 2010
In its first chapter manga Bleach shows a page with all kind of faces, most of which are from the main crew and get introduced in the first volume. One of them however is Shinji Hirako, a character that wasn't introduced until the end of the SS Arc.
08:12:15 PM Oct 23rd 2010
The Real Life section isn't so useful in that this is a purely fictional trope. In particular the discussion on true/false tests in real life should be in the forums not on a trope page.

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  • It's a widespread belief among students that, on true-false exams, any particularly long statement will be true. The idea is that the teacher would not go to the trouble of composing a detailed false statement.
    • It is actually a studied idea that True False tests will have more true then false because the teacher wants students to be right, thus the false have longer information to ensure they look "wrong".
    • Same can be said for "All of the Above" because again, teachers generally test what the student knows and as such wants success.
      • Except on true-false questions where you correct false answers, most questions will generally be false, kinda making it into a open answer question.
        • Some multiple choice tests are made exceedingly difficult by having up to 10 choices including "All of the Above", "None of the above", as well as several more involving various combinations of "the Above". No credit given for partially correct answers.
          • It's even more fun when "None of the above" is above "All of the above". Is it a clue that "All of the above" can't be right, or a thinko on the professor's part?
    • Similar to this, it is a common belief that if only a very small amount of questions in a series of multiple choice have the "all/none of the above" choice, that is the answer to those questions.
  • Common among MMO forums, at least by the fan base, such that almost anything a developer says will usually be taken as absolute fact (or lie) and obsessed over for every possible meaning. Even if the developer is simply being chatty about nothing.
08:11:46 PM Oct 23rd 2010
JK Rowling introducing a minor character that coincidentally shares a surname with a major character is not an example even if the fans mistakenly jump on it. The bit about Dumbledore could fit — but we need more details: can't assume people have read the work.

  • Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling inadvertently bit herself in the rear because of this once. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry refers to a Muggle boy named Mark Evans while arguing with Dudley. Because of Rowling's use of this trope to mention in passing characters that would be important later and the fact that "Evans" is Lily Potter's maiden name, fans jumped on this believing Mark Evans might be some long-lost relative. No. Rowling just made a mistake.
    • A mistake? With the huge number of people in the world, almost all people have someone who shares their last name despite having little or no relation due to sheer chance. A justified breaking of the One Steve Limit, and a case of the fans being too Genre Savvy for their own good.
      • Still, Rowling felt the need to apologize. (She's nothing if not polite.)
    • Another example is Harry thinking he saw a glint of triumph in Dumbledore's eyes, then realising he can't possibly be right... important fact? Of course!

03:03:26 AM Aug 7th 2010
edited by kargaroc
wouldn't [real life] space travel qualify? i mean, if it costs 500 dollars a pound (and that's the cheapest rockets) to put something in space, it BETTER be important.
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