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This is the thread to report tropes with problematic Real Life sections.

Common problems include:

Real Life sections on the wiki are kept as long as they don't become a problem. If you find an article with such problems, report it here. If it's really bad, the entire section may have to be removed. But hey, if someone feels like cleaning it up, it might be saved.

If you think an article should be filed under No Real Life Examples, Please!, then this thread is the place to discuss it. State the reasons and add it to the crowner.

edited 29th Nov '16 9:27:01 AM by Madrugada

Feb 26th 2019 at 9:42:41 AM

The pages for Down the Rabbit Hole, Tear Jerker, Nightmare Fuel and YMMV in particular, heavily toe the line between troping the videos' content and troping the real life people/reactions to the people in said videos. It's honestly rather creepy, especially with how gushy some of the entries are towards the videomaker.

Edited by lalalei2001 on Feb 26th 2019 at 9:44:10 AM

DoctorCooper Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Mar 2nd 2019 at 8:14:35 PM

Dunno what to do about those pages for now. I only cut an unnecessary Even the Guys Want Him in Estrogen Brigade.

On another note, I call O.O.C. Is Serious Business.

GastonRabbit The Duck Knight from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Duck Knight
Mar 3rd 2019 at 1:41:38 PM

[up]Bittersweet Ending's ratio is exactly the same as O.O.C. Is Serious Business's. Is it too soon to call it?

Edited by GastonRabbit on Mar 3rd 2019 at 3:42:13 AM

"Guess what? You got it for free. Are you proud of yourself?"
DoctorCooper Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Brainulator9 Regular garden-variety troper. from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Regular garden-variety troper.
Mar 6th 2019 at 2:00:56 PM

Meanwhile, Nice to the Waiter, Poke the Poodle, and Sleep Deprivation Punishment are stalling. I'll throw in my two cents.

  • Nice to the Waiter (5 up, 4 down): Limit real life examples to general ones (which may be moved to the Analysis tab since Examples Are Not General) or invoked examples.
  • Poke the Poodle (4 up, 4 down): I'm the one who proposed this, but the response is neutral. Let me hear your counterarguments.
  • Sleep Deprivation Punishment (3 up, 8 down): If any real life examples come up that violate the content policy, I'm willing to re-evaluate this one. That said, we've seen squicky stuff like this before.

Edited by Brainulator9 on Mar 6th 2019 at 9:01:11 AM

You don't mean no-nothing at all to me...
rjd1922 Paladin from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Paladin
Mar 6th 2019 at 5:03:36 PM

I don't see how this point in the real life section of Dark World qualifies; it looks it's describing a world that's literally dark, not an evil, twisted version of another:

  • Some research shows that rogue planets, those that wander across interstellar space instead of orbiting a star, could be habitable assuming they had both a thick atmosphere that retained the little available heat and geothermal processes consequence of either radioactive decay or tidal forces induced by a large satellite extensive enough. Those orbiting brown dwarfsnote  could too, but the conditions for them are very stringent.

Edited by rjd1922 on Mar 6th 2019 at 11:18:22 AM

Steel be with you.
GastonRabbit The Duck Knight from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Duck Knight
Mar 6th 2019 at 8:08:05 PM

[up]All of the real life examples sound like misuse. Dark World is about a twisted mirror of the main characters' world (like the page image). This would mean a twisted version of Earth, which would require magic or sci-fi stuff to happen, thus it's impossible in real life.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Mar 6th 2019 at 10:35:07 AM

"Guess what? You got it for free. Are you proud of yourself?"
Mar 6th 2019 at 9:43:42 PM

I agree Dark World should be NRLEP due to being impossible in real-life and the three real-life examples sound like misuse. The first and third one are about something hypothetical and the second one is misuse since places in our world at night, while they can be unsettling, isn't a warped or twisted version of our world.

GastonRabbit The Duck Knight from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Duck Knight
Mar 7th 2019 at 2:23:45 AM

I'll note that there's a category for NRLEP tropes that are impossible in real life. A subpage for Eldritch Abomination got sent to the Permanent Red Link Club in addition to getting the trope filed under NRLEP.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Mar 7th 2019 at 4:26:31 AM

"Guess what? You got it for free. Are you proud of yourself?"
Lymantria Tyrannoraptoran Reptiliomorph from Toronto Relationship Status: Staying up all night to get lucky
Tyrannoraptoran Reptiliomorph
GastonRabbit The Duck Knight from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Duck Knight
Mar 8th 2019 at 7:11:36 PM

[up]Exaggerated descriptions of things that aren't abominations at all, such as animals that are merely unusual. The subpage's Permanent Red Link Club entry covers this, and I'm pretty sure the Wayback Machine has it archived.

Edit: Late 2010 archive, which was the earliest I could find. Speculation and violations of Examples Are Not Arguable abound.

Another edit: The TRS thread that got it cut.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Mar 8th 2019 at 9:37:39 AM

"Guess what? You got it for free. Are you proud of yourself?"
Lymantria Tyrannoraptoran Reptiliomorph from Toronto Relationship Status: Staying up all night to get lucky
Tyrannoraptoran Reptiliomorph
Mar 9th 2019 at 6:28:14 AM

The page not long before it got cut.

"No listing of individual persons in this section, no matter how unattractive you may find them." That says it all.

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DoctorCooper Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Brainulator9 Regular garden-variety troper. from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Regular garden-variety troper.
Mar 10th 2019 at 6:30:01 PM

Can we add Character Rerailment to the crowner below, since Character Derailment is NRLEP?

Also, how come we never updated the thread name?

You don't mean no-nothing at all to me...
DoctorCooper Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Mar 10th 2019 at 8:03:16 PM

Is there any need to officialize the No Real Life Examples, Please!?

ACW Unofficial Wiki Curator for Complete Monster from Arlington, VA (near Washington, D.C.)
Mar 12th 2019 at 6:41:20 AM

We got rid of the Real Life section for Mean Character, Nice Actor for some reason; we should get rid of the image too then.

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Brainulator9 Regular garden-variety troper. from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Regular garden-variety troper.
Mar 12th 2019 at 6:57:05 AM

[up] I think that one was mod-approved, according to the main Image Pickin' thread.

You don't mean no-nothing at all to me...
ACW Unofficial Wiki Curator for Complete Monster from Arlington, VA (near Washington, D.C.)
GastonRabbit The Duck Knight from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Duck Knight
Mar 12th 2019 at 3:30:44 PM

[up]One of the main reasons was that the subpage violated the trope's existing In-Universe Examples Only status.

As for the image, it was indeed mod-approved; the same is true of the similarly NRLEP Foreign Queasine.

"Guess what? You got it for free. Are you proud of yourself?"
DoctorCooper Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Mar 12th 2019 at 9:06:08 PM

Because it can be applied to pretty much EVERY actor who portrayed a hateful or evil character.

XFllo Witch from Where foxes bid people good night... Relationship Status: Love potion #9
Witch
Mar 13th 2019 at 5:58:47 AM

Sleep Deprivation Punishment is green-lit to have RL examples.

I know I said I would move examples from the TLP draft if it gets approved. However, I'm reluctant to do so because some of them don't have enough context and one is very ramble-y. Others fit more to the super trope Sleep Deprivation.

If anyone wants to dig them up and post them on the page, here is a link to the TLP discussion.

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Mar 14th 2019 at 5:14:20 PM

No Name Given should be No Real Life Examples, Please! since it refers to instances where a character's name is not given in a work's narrative, meaning it doesn't apply to real life.

DoctorCooper Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Mar 14th 2019 at 10:02:28 PM

I close the votes for Poke the Poodle and Nice to the Waiter. Both tropes failed to reunite the votes for banning real life examples.

rjd1922 Paladin from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Paladin
Mar 18th 2019 at 6:31:28 PM

[up][up]I think No Name Given could apply to things/people not given names, or whose names were lost to history.

I removed the rogue planets example from Dark World. Should the other two be removed too?

Steel be with you.
AnotherDuck No, the other one. from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
Mar 18th 2019 at 6:42:31 PM

Yeah. A hypothetical example isn't one, and the world at night is just taking it literally while missing the point of the trope, as well as the part of the description that explicitly excludes it.

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1st Jul '19 6:05:27 AM
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