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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

DragonQuestZ The Other Troper from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Feb 8th 2012 at 12:03:07 PM

Evil Is Hammy and Megamind have the same quote. I think it works better for the former. A good quote for the movie should be about a broader point.

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FinalStarman from Clinton, Massachusetts
Feb 19th 2012 at 8:56:12 AM

[up] I agree that it should be kept on Evil Is Hammy. Wikiquote has a page for Megamind, maybe there's something good there for the latter page.

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DragonQuestZ The Other Troper from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Feb 19th 2012 at 2:15:24 PM

Perhaps when he's talking to the statue of Metroman just before he blows it up.

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FinalStarman from Clinton, Massachusetts
Feb 23rd 2012 at 10:48:54 AM

Malcolm Xerox has two quotes, and I can't decide which one sucks less.

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SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Feb 23rd 2012 at 10:51:56 AM

The second one. It does at least match the fact that they are strawmen in fiction.

FinalStarman from Clinton, Massachusetts
Feb 23rd 2012 at 11:15:50 AM

'Kay, deleted the first. It's in the history if anyone thinks it's good enough to go on Quotes.

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DragonQuestZ The Other Troper from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Feb 27th 2012 at 6:58:33 PM

Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas and Momma's Boy have the same quote. Which page works better?

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FinalStarman from Clinton, Massachusetts
Feb 27th 2012 at 7:04:41 PM

[up] Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas, I'd say. On Momma's Boy it just reads, "I'm an example, guys!" with no explanation on how.

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Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Mar 1st 2012 at 1:00:02 PM

Fearful Symmetry's leading quote is from the Trope Namer, but doesn't fit the trope at all. I wasn't sure how to address its removal beyond just cutting it outright.

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Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Mar 1st 2012 at 1:36:15 PM

^ I cut it. It doesn't have anything to do with the trope; it has no place on the trope page.

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Nocturna Seeking for Light
Seeking for Light
Mar 6th 2012 at 6:48:27 PM

Comes Great Responsibility has three page quotes, so two of them need to be moved to the quotes page. I personally think the third one (the one from Fusion Fire) should stay, but I'd like other opinions.

CompletelyNormalGuy Definitely not a weirdo from Seattle
Definitely not a weirdo
Mar 6th 2012 at 7:53:14 PM

The third one seems good. The first one is more "This is a reference to the trope namer," than an actual example, while the second seems neither particularly good or bad.

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DragonQuestZ The Other Troper from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Mar 10th 2012 at 10:24:08 PM

X Called; They Want Their Y Back needs a quote that is actually about the trope, not mentioning a trope is being used a lot.

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CompletelyNormalGuy Definitely not a weirdo from Seattle
Definitely not a weirdo
Mar 10th 2012 at 10:39:15 PM

[up]Could we just say "These examples called. They want their joke back?"

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DoktorvonEurotrash Welcome, traveller, welcome to Omsk
Welcome, traveller, welcome to Omsk
Mar 11th 2012 at 3:03:56 AM

[up]Love it.

Given our neutrality policy, how do we feel about works pages with quotes that are chosen purely for snark value? Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose is a case in point. I mean, it's an actual quote from the comic, but it's hardly representative of the themes of the work, and I suspect it was chosen because it garnered a lot of snark at a reviews blog.

Fatal has one of those as well, but I don't know if we need to be fair to Fatal.

edited 12th Mar '12 5:37:13 AM by DoktorvonEurotrash

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DragonQuestZ The Other Troper from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Mar 11th 2012 at 5:25:52 PM

[up][up]That's not a page quote. That's a line to put above the examples section.

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Mar 14th 2012 at 9:24:54 PM

[up][up]It doesn't matter what work it is. Our neutrality policy still applies even if the work is commonly considered to be So Bad, It's Horrible.

edited 14th Mar '12 9:28:14 PM by MyTimingIsOff

Mar 15th 2012 at 8:42:22 AM

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edited 23rd Jul '17 2:51:45 PM by Jicragg

Nocturna Seeking for Light
Seeking for Light
Mar 15th 2012 at 12:34:02 PM

[up] I agree that that's a good one.

DoktorvonEurotrash Welcome, traveller, welcome to Omsk
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Mar 16th 2012 at 5:52:42 AM

[up][up]That's brilliant. I support it.

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FinalStarman from Clinton, Massachusetts
Mar 17th 2012 at 7:39:05 AM

Neologism has two quotes, one of which is from Fast Eddie. What would be the best course of action?

[up][up][up] Also that would do quite nicely.

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SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Mar 17th 2012 at 7:51:10 AM

I think Eddie's quote demonstrates the trope better.

Nocturna Seeking for Light
Seeking for Light
HiddenFacedMatt Avatars may be subject to change without notice.
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Mar 17th 2012 at 1:44:15 PM

The current page quote for Insufferable Genius doesn't really directly indicate the trope. It indicates positive assessment of one's intellect, but doesn't indicate that said positive assessment is warranted. I think the following would be better, if only because the wording indicates both:


"If I tell you I'm good, you would probably think I'm boasting. If I tell you I'm no good, you know I'm lying." - Bruce Lee

"The Daily Show has to be right 100% of the time; FOX News only has to be right once." - Jon Stewart
Treblain Not An Avatar
Not An Avatar
Mar 17th 2012 at 8:12:18 PM

How about House's "I'm almost always eventually right."?

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