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This is basically a thread for asking for help with a Playing With Wiki page you want to write, feedback for ones you've already written and help cleaning up untidy or partially done ones you've come across.
Well, there we go. Does anyone have any pages they think need a cleanup or want help writing a playing with page for?
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edited 6th Aug '14 11:53:41 AM by Bisected8
One thing I'd add to that list:
Some tropes, such as Character Alignment and Complete Monster, simply can't be played with at all. We don't need a Playing With page for these tropes.
edited 20th Jun '12 8:11:47 AM by DarkConfidant
Also, I move to cut PlayingWith.Moral Event Horizon. This is one of those tropes that I don't think can be played with at all.
It does seem a bit subjective to play with (come to think of it, do we have any actual guidelines on how to work out this sort of thing?).
Audience Reactions can't be played with (except as In-Universe things) is the main rule I know here.
I agree that Moral Event Horizon can't be played with. As it is, half of the PW/ page seems to be about the audience, and half about in-universe stuff. Supporting cut.
edited 20th Jun '12 12:51:24 PM by Telcontar
@Septimus Heap: I was think more along the lines of criteria which didn't need the page to already be defined by other criteria (something along the lines of "If you can't do this then you can't make a Playing With").
edited 20th Jun '12 1:13:32 PM by Bisected8
Out of curiosity, what are some of the best Playing With articles?
May I just take a moment to thank you for mentioning this?
@Parable: I'm not sure, I've seen some good ones, but I can't think of any that stand out right now....
While this thread's here; "PlayingWith.Got Volunteered" could do with some attention.
About half its entries are blank, so presumably either they need an example or it can't be played with in those ways (so they probably need removing).
Well, I don't know about them being any good, but if you're looking for outstanding in some other way, Asshole Victim is worth mentioning as the very first; [Trope Name] is also worth mentioning as being unusual, in that it's intended as a sort of meta-template.
Thanks Luc "Point Out The Obvious" French
Right now, I'm working to apply the most recent Playing With Wiki Template to ALL the pages in that particular sub-wiki. The problem is... Well... It might be a bigger ordeal than what I thought at first.
Right now, there are 3,000+ pages on it; I've covered roughly 120+, and I'm not even done with the letter 'A'. Some extra eyes and fingers would be extremely appreciated... Maybe we could assign 1 letter for person to cover up more "terrain" in less time.
Now that trope is called Intended Audience Reaction, and it's about engineering audience reactions, which is something rather hard to "Play With", and I think it would be better off if cut from the template.
Greetings, fellow tropers. I've just created a Playing With sub-page for a trope that I launched about a month ago.
I'd like to ask you a favour - would someone be so kind and proof-read it? I think I got the concepts mostly right, but a second opinion would be appreciated. Thanks for your feedback!
Link: Language Barrier
edited 12th Feb '13 4:56:24 PM by XFllo
Just glancing through it (I'm off to bed in a moment);
Thank you very much. I've changed it. More ideas for improvement are welcome.
edited 12th Feb '13 4:55:04 PM by XFllo
I was said to put my "plyaing with" page for Famed in Story here. Can someone tell me if there are any grammatical or spelling mistakes?
edited 25th Feb '13 9:28:06 AM by Ciabella
There's an extra : on your Defied example, but other than that it looks like it's in order.
I've edited PlayingWith.Shoddy Knockoff Product to make it something of a Self-Demonstrating Article. That doesn't make it too hard to read, does it?
Not bad, honestly.
I rather like it.
Can someone help me with this Playing With page for Shoot the Builder?
edited 15th Apr '13 12:16:40 AM by Ciabella
It all looks OK to me.
The only problem I'd have with it is a bit of a grammatical error. The last sentence of the conversed example should be;
Architects always get killed by their employers in movies.
In response to the question in 9, I'd say that Free-Range Children is one of the best. The hair color playing with pages are good too.
edited 14th Apr '13 10:56:16 PM by lexicon
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