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Prematurely launched pages, pages that weren't fully fleshed out at the point of launching, are a big problem. Since these usually share several problems at once, this thread is aimed at re-running them through YKTTW for fixing - the usual fix - or cutting them if they are too bad.

Problems this thread deals with include bad names, not enough/bad examples, unclear description, no crosswicking etc.

For the interested, here's a list of recently created pages. Launches

edited 8th Aug '17 10:10:12 AM by SeptimusHeap

Sep 9th 2019 at 5:50:03 PM

Seems to me that the ZCEs are the result of a definition that says nothing about narrative significance. It's just a thing that happens.

Edited by MrL1193 on Sep 9th 2019 at 5:51:16 AM

Sep 9th 2019 at 10:19:07 PM

Unathletic Nerd was launched despite unaddressed concerns in the TLP that the description is stubby.

Personally, I'm not seeing a sufficient distinction between this and Geek Physiques.

Sep 10th 2019 at 5:13:31 AM

Escapethe Night The Lost Village is a recent fanfic stub. I've messaged the author, let's see if it improves.

Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Sep 10th 2019 at 7:00:17 AM

[up][up] Unathletic Nerd is absolutely a trope, but honestly sorta strikes me as one so omnipresent that it almost isn't worth mentioning. You just assume fictional nerds aren't athletic. It's the exception that's the rule. It's almost part of the definition, really.

Sep 10th 2019 at 8:16:33 AM

Personally, I'm not seeing a sufficient distinction between this and Geek Physiques.

Me neither. I don't see any distinction between Unathletic Nerd and Geek Physiques.

Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Sep 10th 2019 at 8:23:22 AM

So yeah. Definitely send back Unathletic Nerd for discussion. I disagree with being a duplicate of Geek Physiques, mind you, but it still needs a lot of discussion.

And especially especially send back Outgrowing Ones Parents. It's pure People Sit On Chairs at the moment. Could be a trope there (possibly one where a child character is surprisingly tall, or one about parents not liking the fact the kid is taller than them), but there isn't yet.

Edited by Larkmarn on Sep 10th 2019 at 11:27:10 AM

FuzzyBoots from Outlying borough of Pittsburgh (there's a lot of Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
Sep 10th 2019 at 8:38:39 AM

Also sort of a conscious aversion of Teens Are Short.

WarJay77 Spooky Scary from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Spooky Scary
Sep 10th 2019 at 8:42:31 AM

Tho unless it's animated or drawn attention to, it's almost always just an incidental casting choice.

Female troper who likes Pokemon, ARGs, Writing, and more. / Links: Sandbox.Zero Context Example Thread - Sandbox.Roleplay Cleanup Thread
Sep 13th 2019 at 5:33:00 AM

Armor Meter/Points unlaunch, please so it can be split into separate Meter and Points?

To match Life Meter and Hit Points, and stuff?

Also net 5 hats only.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/launches.php?page=18

Edited by Malady on Sep 15th 2019 at 7:08:14 AM

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!
IukaSylvie from Kyoto, Japan Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Sep 15th 2019 at 12:21:22 AM

^Yes, please do - I accidentally launched it without changing the title to the proper Spared by the Cut. It was completely by accident; please tell me if there's a way I can change it to say what I intended to.

nombretomado the formatting mod from just kind of around Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
the formatting mod
Sep 15th 2019 at 9:37:01 AM

Spared by the Cut (the proper name) has been launched.

WarJay77 Spooky Scary from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Spooky Scary
Sep 15th 2019 at 11:00:04 AM

Mustache of Evil needs help to come to a proper consensus. It has 6 hats to 5 bombs, with a lot of us worried this is just an appearance trope that lacks a proper and meaningful pattern. A lot of examples are just "this villain has mustache". However, it's also something that does show up a lot, which means there's a trope somewhere, but we can't agree on if we've found it.

The sponsor has PM'd me, stating an intent to launch it. I told them it was a bad idea because of the bomb count, but this does mean we need to address the issue on the draft.

Female troper who likes Pokemon, ARGs, Writing, and more. / Links: Sandbox.Zero Context Example Thread - Sandbox.Roleplay Cleanup Thread
bitemytail from Arizona Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Sep 16th 2019 at 4:37:18 PM

Spontaneous Skeet Shooting has been launched by the creator, but only has 2 net hats (5 hats, 3 bombs).

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=pxj3bjcazy09rl5nv7cv785p

Health sure is versatile. It's possible to be both light-headed and dim-witted. At the same time, no less.
Berrenta Heating things up from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Heating things up
Sep 16th 2019 at 10:22:48 PM

Unlaunched and messaged.

Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Sep 17th 2019 at 12:41:26 PM

So any thoughts on sending Unathletic Nerd and Outgrowing Ones Parents back? They seem to have unanimous agreement to send back to TLP.

miraculous I am so tired of this gothic crap from South Africa
I am so tired of this gothic crap
Sep 17th 2019 at 12:41:51 PM

Send them both back.

Just once, I want to meet the villain in a cheerful, brightly lit room. Possibly one with kittens
XFllo Witch from Where foxes bid people good night... Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Witch
Sep 17th 2019 at 2:07:22 PM

[up] [tup]

🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑
wingedcatgirl it's her... the real winged cat girl... from Catgirl Heaven, presumably Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
it's her... the real winged cat girl...
Sep 17th 2019 at 7:04:12 PM

[up]Do we even have word on why it hasn't been unlaunched?

🐱 Name: Sylvi 🐱 Pronouns: it/they/she 🐱
alnair20aug93 The Taste of Inktober from Furrypines Relationship Status: Chocolate!
The Taste of Inktober
Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Sep 18th 2019 at 8:18:30 AM

Unathletic Nerd has 5 definite sendbacks, no defenders.

Outgrowing Ones Parents has, depending on how you count, 5-9 posts saying it was prematurely launched. No defenders.

Can they please be sent back now? I've hollered for a mod and they've since sent another one back that was posted after, so I'm wondering if there's a reason for it.

Edited by Larkmarn on Sep 18th 2019 at 11:36:09 AM

Sep 18th 2019 at 4:45:45 PM

Sarah Z has no trope examples on the page, despite the page having been created over 6 months ago.

I messaged the troper that created the page three days ago, but they haven't responded.

alnair20aug93 The Taste of Inktober from Furrypines Relationship Status: Chocolate!
The Taste of Inktober
Sep 19th 2019 at 5:57:06 AM

Post-Treatment Lollipop has been rogue launched by a nonparticipant. There is no confirmation that it's ready to launch and the current title is from the majority of the crowner, and the fact that someone else is grabbing it.

Kindly transfer the edits to the draft before unlaunching this please.

That's all there is. There isn't anymore. YOWZA!!!
SiouxLando A curse to TV Tropes. from The Hyperspace. Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
A curse to TV Tropes.
Sep 19th 2019 at 6:01:23 AM

Post-Treatment Lollipop will have to return back to YKTTW, due to needing more examples and more vital information and verification. To avoid it being a bad trope page, the mods can bring this trope back to YKTTW, thank you.

Behold, the worst scum of TV Tropes. You shouldn't have come young traveler, now prepare for the worst.

Page Action: Armor Meter Points
6th Oct '19 6:36:53 AM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
At issue:
Armor Meter Points doesn\'t match the other Meter and Points tropes like Life Meter and Hit Points.

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