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A type of TLP Bump done to a long abandoned proposal with the intent to discard it

This trope has been Nuked
Proposed By:
Zerukin on Nov 7th 2018 at 12:19:34 PM
Name Space: Main
Page Type: trope

There are many trope proposals that are ultimately left to collect dust for a long time. Some of them are discovered and picked up giving them a second chance at life. Others remain buried until somebody makes a new proposal with the exact same purpose as the abandoned one but ends up being more active.

Some may choose to close their new one and move everything they have to the abandoned one, but others will take from the abandoned one and put it in the new one. Alternatively, the abandoned one remains unknown until after the newer proposal has been launched. One could leave to buried with the TLP, but doing so could potentially cause a bit of clutter.

The best course of action is to simply discard it, but since the original sponsor has long since abandoned it, the only way to nuke it is to bomb it five times. That is what this bump is meant to be for.

It wouldn't make sense to keep this inactive proposal in the TLP when one that is identical and more active is so close to launch or has been launched. Just give it a simple bump with a message to people to give it bombs.

Do note, however, that this is not for bumping trope proposals you don't like. Just because you don't thinks it works doesn't mean nobody else will. Use this bump for abandoned trope proposals that have recent and more active replacements that have been or are going to be launched.

Feedback: 4 replies

Nov 7th 2018 at 12:21:45 PM

The reason i am proposing this is because of how much clutter I noticed in the TLP with proposals dating all the way back to 2011. I wouldn't find it so problematic if not for the fact that it all takes up 506 pages. That's why I decided to propose this solution.

Nov 8th 2018 at 8:52:00 PM

So far, I got one bomb for this... I am open for other solutions of potentially cleaning the clutter on the TLP if people think this idea is terrible.

Nov 8th 2018 at 9:00:47 PM

I'm not the bomber, but I'm not sure this is necessary. The excess drafts aren't hurting anything by existing, and if we want to get rid of them, we can just...bump them to get bombs and discard them? Which is what we already do anyway, so I guess I just don't see the need for this.