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This thread is for general discussion of page quotes, whether to change, move or remove them.

Unused quotes should be put on a Quotes Wiki page (just replace the namespace in the URL of the wiki page you are making a quotes page for with Quotes/) or, if they don't have an article, on Quotes Looking for an Article.

edited 19th Apr '14 7:57:06 AM by Madrugada

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Jan 23rd 2012 at 7:03:14 AM

This thread is for general discussion of page quotes, whether to change, move or remove them.

Unused quotes should be put on a Quotes Wiki page (just replace the namespace in the URL of the wiki page you are making a quotes page for with Quotes/) or, if they don't have an article, on Quotes Looking for an Article.

edited 19th Apr '14 7:57:06 AM by Madrugada

"The Daily Show has to be right 100% of the time; FOX News only has to be right once." - Jon Stewart
Jan 23rd 2012 at 1:48:36 PM

I agree that the quote isn't an example, but this isn't something you start a TRS thread for. There is a quotes page with plenty of good quotes to replace it with. Pick one, and take it to the edit request for a locked page thread.

Osmium from Germany
Jan 23rd 2012 at 2:00:41 PM

I suggest we move this thread to Special Efforts and use it as a base to make a general thread to discuss page quotes.

Jan 23rd 2012 at 2:09:18 PM

EDIT: nevermind

edited 23rd Jan '12 2:11:30 PM by MyTimingIsOff

shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Jan 23rd 2012 at 2:10:08 PM

Untagged it, and moved it to special efforts. Feel free to general use this.

edited 23rd Jan '12 2:10:54 PM by shimaspawn

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
DragonQuestZ The Other Troper from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Jan 23rd 2012 at 2:28:55 PM

As for the quote on Complaining About Shows You Don't Watch, I like the first thing on the quotes page.

edited 23rd Jan '12 2:29:18 PM by DragonQuestZ

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shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Jan 23rd 2012 at 4:37:12 PM

[up] I like that one.

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
Stratadrake Dragon Writer
Dragon Writer
Jan 23rd 2012 at 4:50:33 PM

Somebody recently added a page quote to the videogame article Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers (second in the series) but I need to find something more descriptive of it. Tagline, critical review quip, a better-representative in-game quote ... anything, really.

edited 23rd Jan '12 4:50:54 PM by Stratadrake

An Ear Worm is like a Rickroll: It is never going to give you up.
Jan 23rd 2012 at 5:10:39 PM

Brainless Beauty could use a new page quote. I zapped the old one for being Fan Myopic and unintuitive.

The trope has a quotes page, but I'm not sure which one works best.

Nocturna Seeking for Light
Seeking for Light
Jan 23rd 2012 at 5:28:15 PM

[up] I would go with the bottom-most quote, personally.

edited 23rd Jan '12 5:28:27 PM by Nocturna

FinalStarman from Clinton, Massachusetts
Jan 23rd 2012 at 5:30:06 PM

[up][up] Use the Bobwhite one. It's the most concise, as much as I'd hate to let a quote from a historical work not get the limelight.

Ninja'd by Nocturna suggesting the same one.

I can't tell in the quote for Cowardly Sidekick that Pokey is a sidekick. It just sounds like he Apologizes a Lot. I know there's a different battle message from the same context that would be a better quote, but I can't remember it exactly…

edited 23rd Jan '12 5:30:58 PM by FinalStarman

I'm not crazy, I just don't give a darn!
Jan 23rd 2012 at 5:53:50 PM

Bobwhite quote added.

And I agree about the Cowardly Sidekick quote, it's completely non-indicative.

EDIT: I put a request for CASYDW in the edit request thread.

edited 23rd Jan '12 6:03:11 PM by MyTimingIsOff

SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jan 29th 2012 at 11:31:35 AM

Not sure if it's the right thread for this, but has someone a good idea about a quote for Maradonia Saga?

The current one is a Take That!, something we really don't want.

DoktorvonEurotrash Welcome, traveller, welcome to Omsk
Welcome, traveller, welcome to Omsk
Jan 29th 2012 at 12:01:47 PM

[up]I don't think a work page needs a quote at all. My vote is to just cut it.

This has been getting on my nerves for a while: the quote on The Theme Park Version seems to be more a comment on actual theme parks rather than on the trope. Its quotes page has two quotes that are more appropriate: how about switching to one of them?

edited 29th Jan '12 12:02:54 PM by DoktorvonEurotrash

It does not matter who I am. What matters is, who will you become? - motto of Omsk Bird
Nocturna Seeking for Light
Seeking for Light
Jan 29th 2012 at 4:52:21 PM

[up] Agreed on changing the page quote for The Theme Park Version. My preference would be for the first quote ("How to Write About Africa") because it's a little bit clearer how it matches the trope.

[up][up] While I think quotes on works pages are generally fine, it's better to have no quote than a bad quote.

DoktorvonEurotrash Welcome, traveller, welcome to Omsk
Welcome, traveller, welcome to Omsk
Jan 30th 2012 at 4:29:20 AM

[up]Yeah, I think the "How to Write about Africa" quote is perfect.

It does not matter who I am. What matters is, who will you become? - motto of Omsk Bird
FinalStarman from Clinton, Massachusetts
Jan 30th 2012 at 1:45:59 PM

[up] Wow, none of those quotes are any good. I honestly don't know which one should stay on the page.

I'm not crazy, I just don't give a darn!
shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Jan 30th 2012 at 3:51:54 PM

[up][up] I vote cut them all. None of them fit the page at all.

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
FinalStarman from Clinton, Massachusetts
Jan 30th 2012 at 3:56:37 PM

Zapped. Well, not technically zapped but it's such a cool word I had to use it. cool

I'm not crazy, I just don't give a darn!
Nocturna Seeking for Light
Seeking for Light
Jan 31st 2012 at 6:47:54 AM

Absence of Evidence: A troper just dumped the two quotes which had been on the page onto the quotes page and replaced it with a third quote. Problem is, I think either of the quotes that had been on the page are better than the new quote. Is that just me, or should I put one of the other quote back onto the page?

Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Jan 31st 2012 at 7:33:59 AM

Both of the old ones are relevant to the trope. The new one is only relevant to the trope name.

I'd say take off the new one and put back one of the old ones. The Holmes one is probably the more iconic, the Batman one is pithier.

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
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Feb 6th 2012 at 6:03:29 PM

Wait... so is this supposed to be the general thread for page quotations from now on? If so, shouldn't its title be changed to better reflect that?

"The Daily Show has to be right 100% of the time; FOX News only has to be right once." - Jon Stewart
shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Feb 6th 2012 at 10:05:32 PM

The title does reflect that.

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
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Feb 7th 2012 at 10:41:33 PM

It still could be clearer, though. Something like "page quotations thread" would be more fitting IMO.

Anyway, did Seanbaby really say what he was quoted on A Man Is Always Eager as saying? I already asked that in another thread, but I'll repeat it here because it needs to be addressed. I can't find it outside TV Tropes, and I'm thinking the quote should be removed just in case he didn't say it, but I'm not sure if that'd be considered a valid reason.

"The Daily Show has to be right 100% of the time; FOX News only has to be right once." - Jon Stewart

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