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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

lu127 Paper Master from 空蝉丸
Apr 25th 2012 at 9:49:03 AM

Err, the other crowners don't seem to have similar problems. I guess you can just downvote them as they're resolved.

ArcadesSabboth from Mother Earth
Apr 25th 2012 at 9:49:29 AM

I don't think you can delete them, but they can be edited to just say "done."

edited 25th Apr '12 9:50:23 AM by ArcadesSabboth

Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
Deboss I see the Awesomeness. from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Apr 26th 2012 at 9:48:28 PM

@ lu, they don't because they keep getting remade after the top part fills up. I was thinking on how to avoid such things.

Fight smart, not fair.
CompletelyNormalGuy Definitely not a weirdo from Seattle
Definitely not a weirdo
Apr 26th 2012 at 10:14:35 PM

Well, this one is pretty much empty. The only thing remaining has been down-voted into oblivion.

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troacctid "." from California
Apr 26th 2012 at 10:53:01 PM

Just goes to show that these mass crowners are a dumb idea. tongue

Rhymes with "Protracted."
LordGro from Germany
Apr 27th 2012 at 2:39:24 AM

Nominating Hot Gypsy Woman.

Let's just say and leave it at that.
Telcontar In uffish thought from England
In uffish thought
Apr 27th 2012 at 7:16:33 AM

Added Positive Discrimination. The section isn't a problem (other than poor Example Indentation like everything else on that page), but it seems to me like one of those tropes we shouldn't have a Real Life section for.

That was the amazing part. Things just keep going.
HersheleOstropoler You gotta get yourself some marble columns from BK.NY.US Relationship Status: Less than three
You gotta get yourself some marble columns
Apr 27th 2012 at 9:13:12 AM

Is there a specific issue you think is likely to arise or do you just have a vague sense of foreboding?

The child is father to the man —Oedipus
Telcontar In uffish thought from England
In uffish thought
Apr 27th 2012 at 9:15:21 AM

Vague forboding, I guess, since it's a trope about discrimination. That the section isn't a problem suprises me somewhat.

That was the amazing part. Things just keep going.
CompletelyNormalGuy Definitely not a weirdo from Seattle
ArcadesSabboth from Mother Earth
Apr 27th 2012 at 4:25:01 PM

What about Spicy Latina, Magical Negro, and whatever the magical Native American stereotype trope is?

Anyway, I voted for Positive Discrimination because the wiki does not need that page to devolve into flame wars about affirmative action.

edited 27th Apr '12 4:25:47 PM by ArcadesSabboth

Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
HersheleOstropoler You gotta get yourself some marble columns from BK.NY.US Relationship Status: Less than three
You gotta get yourself some marble columns
Apr 27th 2012 at 4:25:56 PM

I'm not sure Magical Negro is even possible in Real Life.

The child is father to the man —Oedipus
CompletelyNormalGuy Definitely not a weirdo from Seattle
Definitely not a weirdo
Apr 27th 2012 at 5:23:12 PM

I know for a fact that Spicy Latina is already on the No Real Life Examples Please page, although there is no warning on the trope page itself.

No noodles here. Just bad movies. Join us.
videogmer314 from that one place Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Apr 29th 2012 at 9:12:04 AM

Added Hollywood Pudgy. Two real life sections that are rapidly approaching half the page.

HersheleOstropoler You gotta get yourself some marble columns from BK.NY.US Relationship Status: Less than three
You gotta get yourself some marble columns
Apr 29th 2012 at 9:23:08 AM

Since Hollywood Style tropes are about the contrast between Real Life and the movies we should probably take a look at any real life sections there.

ETA: That said, for Hollywood Pudgy in particular I think what I just renamed the Meta folder can stay even if the other real life folder goes, though it could do with a little clean-up*

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edited 29th Apr '12 9:26:28 AM by HersheleOstropoler

The child is father to the man —Oedipus
ArcadesSabboth from Mother Earth
Apr 29th 2012 at 10:41:00 AM

I'm adding Spicy Latina (just for putting the notice on the page description), Magical Native American, and Magical Negro to the crowner. We don't need real people to be shoehorned into offensive racial stereotypes.

Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
Apr 29th 2012 at 1:46:47 PM

[up][up] I don't think that kind of should be made without a trs thread or talk in the discussion tab. I think we should the real life section and moving the meta section in the discussion tab where someone can sort out which the ones that are actually meta examples. Personally, though an analysis page is what's really needed here.

TheOneWhoTropes FUROR APOCALYPTUS! MAGUS CALAMITOSIS! from Newton-Le-Willows, England (Quaint Town) Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
FUROR APOCALYPTUS! MAGUS CALAMITOSIS!
Apr 29th 2012 at 3:20:35 PM

New trope just made Renamed trope Head-in-the-Sand Management. Chamberlain (the British PM) is listed due to being the former Trope Namer. I'm sure this is a bad idea and will devolve into a Flame War.

edited 29th Apr '12 3:39:00 PM by TheOneWhoTropes

Goblin King of the Darkstorm Galaxy.
HersheleOstropoler You gotta get yourself some marble columns from BK.NY.US Relationship Status: Less than three
You gotta get yourself some marble columns
Apr 29th 2012 at 3:23:21 PM

@captainpat: I hope think you some words out. Subpages don't usually need the bureaucracy.

The child is father to the man —Oedipus
Apr 29th 2012 at 4:44:22 PM

I would support killing the Real Life section for Head-in-the-Sand Management.

edited 29th Apr '12 4:44:55 PM by Catbert

Nohbody "In distress", my ass. from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
"In distress", my ass.
Apr 29th 2012 at 4:59:19 PM

FWIW I'd also support NRLEPing Head-in-the-Sand Management, given how frequently accusations of cluelessness abound in conversations regarding politicians of any stripe.

edited 29th Apr '12 4:59:36 PM by Nohbody

All your safe space are belong to Trump
CompletelyNormalGuy Definitely not a weirdo from Seattle
CompletelyNormalGuy Definitely not a weirdo from Seattle
Definitely not a weirdo
Apr 29th 2012 at 5:50:42 PM

I added Head-in-the-Sand Management to the list. Everyone was talking about it, but no one seemed to want to add it to the crowner.

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1st Jul '19 6:05:27 AM
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These are pages that have been proposed to have their Real Life sections cut and tagged to not be recreated. Please discuss pages before adding them to the crowner. Entries made without discussion are subject to deletion.

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