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Telcontar In uffish thought from England
In uffish thought
Jun 6th 2012 at 1:13:46 AM

I'm downvoting the ones which are speicifically about the rapist or victim using it, as it can be either.

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Jun 6th 2012 at 7:12:36 AM

I closed the crowner. We do not need any articles with the word 'rape' in the title.

edited 6th Jun '12 7:12:47 AM by FastEddie

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Iaculus Pronounced YAK-you-luss from England
Pronounced YAK-you-luss
Jun 6th 2012 at 7:14:27 AM

[up]Does that mean renames, or blanket cuts? If the latter, does that mean the wiki no longer considers rape tropable?

I'm cool either way - just want to clarify.

What's precedent ever done for us?
Jun 6th 2012 at 7:38:13 AM

Yep. Rape is no longer trope-able.

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SeptimusHeap PCNA from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
PCNA
Jun 6th 2012 at 7:40:03 AM

And things like Mind Rape? It's not actually about rape.

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman
Akagikiba2 Scallywag from The TV Tropes Forums
Scallywag
Jun 6th 2012 at 8:44:39 AM

Yeah. Be careful not to wipe every trope with rape in the title, unless you want us to start some tropes like Mind Rape from scratch with a new name.

I understand why you're wiping Rape Tropes, though. They're a disaster waiting to happen.

Jun 6th 2012 at 9:24:57 AM

[up][up][up]:D

edit: It still would be preferable to whip the community into shape so that serious subjects like rape could be discussed maturely, but as far as damage control goes, this isn't bad.

edited 6th Jun '12 9:27:23 AM by Mazz

Autumncomet from the hive
Jun 6th 2012 at 9:34:23 AM

Awesome.

I suppose if it were really necessary, we could rename Mind Rape.

One Piece blog Beyond the Lampshade
Jun 6th 2012 at 9:40:36 AM

Couldn't we just turn all the rape tropes into locked stubs? I have no idea what google's complaint was, so maybe that's off the table, but "No, if you even mention rape, we won't let you get money from our ads" seems extreme.

Jun 6th 2012 at 9:50:35 AM

Uh...woah. Does google not allow romance novels, R rated movies, fantasy novels, YA fiction etc?

and old versions of fairy tales.

edited 6th Jun '12 9:53:26 AM by animeg3282

SeptimusHeap PCNA from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
PCNA
Jun 6th 2012 at 9:58:58 AM

[up]We are talking only about tropes so far. Not works.

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman
Jun 6th 2012 at 10:02:23 AM

I know, I'm just saying that these tropes are in a wide variety of fiction, and often move much of the plot.

Jun 6th 2012 at 10:07:06 AM

Well, if it's that important to a work, maybe you can write up something about how it is on the Analysis subpage.

Jun 6th 2012 at 10:08:49 AM

Ha! I can see it now. So after she is _____ she goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge see analysis page for more of the plot.

TheStreetcleaner Deabeat after Dawn from On the run
Deabeat after Dawn
Jun 6th 2012 at 10:27:46 AM

What are you talking about?

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Telcontar In uffish thought from England
In uffish thought
Jun 6th 2012 at 10:33:01 AM

As far as I can tell, Animeg is saying that people will try to get around it by censoring "rape" and by shoving stuff onto other pages in misuse of those namespaces. Personally, I think he's wrong, but eh.

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emeriin Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Jun 6th 2012 at 10:37:19 AM

I really don't like this as it feels wrong to get rid of tropes used so often in media (not to mention the erasure factor), but I can't do anything about it.

I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
TheStreetcleaner Deabeat after Dawn from On the run
Deabeat after Dawn
Jun 6th 2012 at 10:41:06 AM

[up][up]But this isn't censorship of rape in fiction, it's just getting rid of the rape tropes, which reflect poorly on us because of No Negativity.

Acting like this is some kind of great offense is kind of weird, and pretty immature, to be honest. It'simply the sensible thing to do given the circumstances.

[down]My mistake. But still, the pages were kind of tasteless IMO. I'd rather they were rewritten instead of removed, but this isn't that bad either.

edited 6th Jun '12 10:45:41 AM by TheStreetcleaner

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ccoa Ravenous Sophovore from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Jun 6th 2012 at 10:42:37 AM

No Negativity applies to works, not tropes. We are allowed to mention when a trope has Unfortunate Implications, has a Double Standard, etc, and we did in all those cases.

edited 6th Jun '12 10:52:35 AM by ccoa

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
Jun 6th 2012 at 10:51:51 AM

I just checked, and we've lost Attempted Rape too? That's just...we need more feedback on this.

ccoa Ravenous Sophovore from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Jun 6th 2012 at 10:53:53 AM

How is it tasteless to point out that fiction (and society in general) has a huge double standard when it comes to any rape that isn't male on female?

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
TheStreetcleaner Deabeat after Dawn from On the run
Deabeat after Dawn
Jun 6th 2012 at 10:56:53 AM

Please, don't put words in my mouth. I'm not trying to start an argument. Especially not one where I'm being misrepresented.

Anyway, it's not so much the titles ( Actually, I wasn't fond of many of the titles. For instance, the subject of the crowned below. ) or subjects of the tropes, but the way the articles were written and the examples listed on the pages.

Also, I didn't like the fact that people actually shouted down the suggestion of a trigger warning on a page once.

But again, these are just my opinions.

edited 6th Jun '12 11:00:58 AM by TheStreetcleaner

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emeriin Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Jun 6th 2012 at 10:59:19 AM

But people were cleaning it up.

I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
TwoGunAngel The Demon Slayer Relationship Status: Singularity
The Demon Slayer
Jun 6th 2012 at 10:59:24 AM

*blinks for a few seconds as the news sinks in*

So EVERY Rape Trope is now verboten, by order of Fast Eddie? Even though rape is undeniably a part of fiction, and happens in a lot of fictional works, even those that are not porn or pedo-pandering? Even when it is the driving force of a plot?

I am loath to invoke What the Hell, Hero? on a real-life person, but at this point, nothing else seems appropriate. Really, WHAT THE HELL?!

edited 6th Jun '12 11:00:58 AM by TwoGunAngel

ccoa Ravenous Sophovore from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Jun 6th 2012 at 10:59:25 AM

I'm not putting words in your mouth, I'm trying to understand your position.

I disagree. All those pages had been the subject of a massive clean-up effort. All of them had multiple people, including mods, go over the examples and remove all of the creepiness. We even renamed all the ones that could potentially be misunderstood as condoning rape. They were pretty damn clean.

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.

Alternative Titles: Its Not Rape If You Enjoyed It
5th Jun '12 10:38:57 PM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
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