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Brought up in the Trope Repair Shop, we need to take out the in-jokey Understatement references. People are using it to make any given example "witty" rather than actually using the trope.

It's is extremely excessive, by early calculations there is a 95% misuse rate in that regard. But don't worry, the actual number to fix seems to be less than 9,000 (about 8700).

{Note, as of 12:30 am September 19th, the tally is down to 4228; We've gotten over halfway.}

{Note 2: as of 8:37 pm September 29th, it's down to 2412}

{Note 3: as of 6:16 Am October 3, there are 1868 wicks remaining. If the original assessment of ~90% misuse turns out to be correct, there will be between 800 and 900 good wicks left when we're done.}

{Note 4: As of 2:50 pm, October 6th, there were 1079 wicks remaining.}

{Note 5: as of 8:58 am on October 10, there were 729 wicks remaining. The entire list had been scrubbed. 111 of that 729 are those that a software glitch counts even though the page it's supposedly on no longer exists.}

{Note 6: Fast Eddie has modified the wick counter so that it no longer counts the dead namespaces "JBM" or "Crowning *". This killed off 75 of the phantom wicks remaining, for a final tally of 655 good wicks remaining of 8700+ original wicks}

Cleared Punctuated titles starting with:

  • Completed!!

Cleared unpunctuated titles starting with:

  • A-Z!

edited 21st Oct '11 8:54:57 AM by Madrugada

32_Footsteps Think of the mooks! from Just north of Arkham Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Think of the mooks!
Nov 5th 2018 at 1:24:12 PM

Okay, I'm done for the day. Working backwards, I'm now in the Webcomic section. Webcomic.Pacificators is done; next is Webcomic.No Need For Bushido.

I will note that the context could have been better on some of the examples I left, but I'm not familiar with the works in question. I commented some out, and others probably could stand to be punched up.

Reminder: Offscreen Villainy does not count towards Complete Monster.
32_Footsteps Think of the mooks! from Just north of Arkham Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Think of the mooks!
Nov 6th 2018 at 2:30:59 PM

Today's update is smaller, though I'm going to note another iffy call that I'm leaning towards keep - on WebVideo.Vinesauce Tomodachi Life, the pothole seems to be linking to a paraphrasing of what a character said. I don't have time to track down how accurate that is at this time, but the fact that it does apparently get used in said web video (even if the original words aren't duplicated one-for-one here) has me leaning towards keeping it.

Another that I left in was for WebVideo.The Dom Reviews... this was a tricky one, because the review itself was reacting to understatement (and underlining just how understated it was) in a movie. I figure that it counts under Discussed Trope.

Anyhow, cleared through WebVideo.Sword Art Online Abridged. Next is WebVideo.Stuart Ashen.

Reminder: Offscreen Villainy does not count towards Complete Monster.
32_Footsteps Think of the mooks! from Just north of Arkham Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Think of the mooks!
Nov 7th 2018 at 1:56:26 PM

Cleared from the bottom to VideoGame.Toe Jam And Earl. Next up is VideoGame.Thief. For the record, it's now down to 3302 uses. And going through the WMG section was not fun.

Reminder: Offscreen Villainy does not count towards Complete Monster.
NervousShark thinking about him....... from the deep sea Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
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Nov 10th 2018 at 6:47:37 AM

I've cleaned up D-F. I'm going to skip it for now, but does anyone know if the image caption for Giant Spider is a quote from the work or not?

Edit: Cleaned up G-H. I'm also not sure what to do about the example on Harder Than Hard, as it's technically a quote from the work?

Edited by NervousShark on Nov 10th 2018 at 11:39:16 AM

うっせぇわ
32_Footsteps Think of the mooks! from Just north of Arkham Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Think of the mooks!
Nov 16th 2018 at 12:48:21 PM

Was busy for a bit there (lots of personal circumstances, including a jury duty stint), but back on this.

I ended up zapping both of those question marks. That was not a quote from Eight Legged Freaks that I could find (plus, honestly, Captain Obvious was a better fit), and that was not an In-Universe quote for the other.

EDIT: Cleared through VideoGame.Ninja Pizza Girl. Next is VideoGame.Narcosis.

Edited by 32_Footsteps on Nov 16th 2018 at 4:28:53 AM

Reminder: Offscreen Villainy does not count towards Complete Monster.
NervousShark thinking about him....... from the deep sea Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
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Nov 16th 2018 at 2:32:14 PM

I-Q are done.

[up]Thanks, and good to have you back!

うっせぇわ
NervousShark thinking about him....... from the deep sea Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
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Nov 17th 2018 at 12:25:59 PM

R-Z done! Everything in the Main namespace!

confetti falls from ceiling

Edit: AATAFOVS.The Dark Gates - CharacterDerailment.Live Action TV done. Now going to start on the ginormous amount of character pages (seriously, I stopped counting after 300).

Edited by NervousShark on Nov 20th 2018 at 3:40:03 PM

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NervousShark thinking about him....... from the deep sea Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
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Nov 29th 2018 at 7:33:44 AM

Quick update: done Characters.A3 - Characters.Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory.

Edited by NervousShark on Nov 29th 2018 at 10:33:58 AM

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bwburke94 Ultimate ??? from Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
Ultimate ???
Nov 30th 2018 at 8:19:28 PM

Should we be fixing Blatant Lies and Sarcasm Mode misuse as well? They're usually hand-in-hand with Understatement misuse.

Hey there. Guess I don't have to introduce myself, huh?
NervousShark thinking about him....... from the deep sea Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
thinking about him.......
Dec 2nd 2018 at 4:12:31 PM

[up]You're right about that, but I think those tropes might need their own cleanup threads. The misuse is really out of hand.

Also, cleaned through Characters.Kung Fu Panda First Movie Characters.

うっせぇわ
NervousShark thinking about him....... from the deep sea Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
thinking about him.......
Dec 23rd 2018 at 1:17:48 PM

FINALLY done with all the character pages, bringing the number of correct uses down to around 180. I'm going to have less free time soon, so I'll probably have to put this on hold for a while.

Edited by NervousShark on Jan 4th 2019 at 2:08:27 PM

うっせぇわ
Feb 5th 2019 at 8:01:22 PM

So, you've checked down to how far?

'Cause there's now 2711 wicks, up from a low of 2654 or less.

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!
bwburke94 Ultimate ??? from Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
Ultimate ???
Feb 5th 2019 at 9:50:35 PM

This is still going on?

Hey there. Guess I don't have to introduce myself, huh?
Oct 30th 2020 at 9:27:45 AM

Is this still going on? There's now 3500+ wicks...

Edited by Malady on Oct 30th 2020 at 9:27:55 AM

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!
bwburke94 Ultimate ??? from Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
Ultimate ???
Oct 31st 2020 at 7:32:43 AM

[up] That's what I asked twenty months ago.

This project has gone beyond Short Term; there's now a sinkhole cleanup thread in Long Term/Perpetual.

Hey there. Guess I don't have to introduce myself, huh?
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