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Currently on the table: Hair Decorations

There is on TV Tropes, a common bad habit that persists among editors of using appearance tropes, or names that sound like they could be appearance tropes, badly. They always suffer from the same problems and they tend to clog up the TRS like they're on a revolving door. As such I'm making a large scale special effort in order to address the common problems all of these tropes have.

Sometimes non-appearance tropes are mistaken for appearance tropes. Report them here and the clean-up will be handled.

We're going to search for the best ways to change the culture and make sure that the misuse stops. Tropes will be handled here and we'll likely have a fair number of crowners on this thread. Keep checking back for new developments.

For full details, including the to-do list and crowner list, check this post. There's also a Sandbox page showing a summarized version of ongoing and past efforts: Sandbox.Appearance Tropes Cleanup

All appearance tropes that show more than 50% misuse and/or ZCEs on a wick check may be cut freely after posting the wick check here on the thread for approval as per crowner results.

Edited by SeptimusHeap on Jan 17th 2020 at 10:02:00 AM

WarJay77 Wash your hands, be safe from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Wash your hands, be safe
Jan 12th 2020 at 12:07:30 PM

[up] Makes sense to me.

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WarJay77 Wash your hands, be safe from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Wash your hands, be safe
Jan 12th 2020 at 3:13:33 PM

Minor status report: Went through all the Fanfic/ wicks, most of them got transferred to Technicolor Eyes while others were best just being cut. Trying to go through the smaller sections here.

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GastonRabbit Take it easy, folks. from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Take it easy, folks.
Jan 12th 2020 at 6:13:07 PM

My edit removed the part about purple eyes being Chairs; I changed the wording from "Purple eyes are not a trope" to "Purple eyes are already covered by multiple tropes, negating the need for a trope specific to them" (link to page history). I hadn't made any edits to the disambiguation page before that, so how did that introduce the problem?

If I made any mistakes with the edits I did make, I'd like to know what they were in case further changes need to be made.

Edit: I changed "which are impossible in real life" to "which are impossible in real life and thus not People Sit on Chairs" to further state that this is different from why other eye pages (Green Eyes, Gray Eyes, etc.) were turned into disambiguation pages, since those were Chairs.

My argument for turning Purple Eyes into a disambiguation page was that I thought it was The Same, but More Specific, not that it was Chairs.

Edit: The wording Macron Notes originally used for the disambig is less wordy than what I used, so it might be better, but I'd like to check with the thread before reverting back to that wording.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Jan 12th 2020 at 10:47:03 AM

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Crossover-Enthusiast It's over, isn't it? Isn't it? from somewhere doing something Relationship Status: Chocolate!
It's over, isn't it? Isn't it?
Jan 13th 2020 at 6:21:21 PM

Hey I know you guys are currently busy with Purple Eyes, but could you check Cat Smile at some point? I was trying to add examples of it to ThunderCats Roar but couldn't figure out how to describe it, and it seems like nobody writing the examples for Cat Smile knew how to either.

Just a little time...
MacronNotes Friendly Neighborhood Wick Cleaner from Pennsylvania Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Friendly Neighborhood Wick Cleaner
Jan 13th 2020 at 6:48:59 PM

[up][up] Septimus mixed up your edits with Brainulator 9's . But I think the disambig looks fine as is

[up] Well for Cat Smile, what I would do is elaborate why the character smiled that way and their personality. And you know since the Thundercats...are well cats you can mention that too.

I did whittled the character pages down to L. 694 wicks remain of Purple Eyes. Hope to get down to half that tomorrow

Edited by MacronNotes on Jan 13th 2020 at 11:25:31 AM

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GastonRabbit Take it easy, folks. from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Take it easy, folks.
Jan 13th 2020 at 9:23:55 PM

I tweaked Sandbox.Appearance Tropes Cleanup to account for Man in White being renamed to Villain in a White Suit.

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MasterN The Plasma King from Florida- I mean Unova Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
The Plasma King
Jan 13th 2020 at 9:57:09 PM

[up]If we are doing that, then we need a new image, because Morgan Freeman!God is not a villain in any sense of the word.

One of these days, all of you will accept me as your supreme overlord.
GastonRabbit Take it easy, folks. from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Take it easy, folks.
Jan 14th 2020 at 8:56:17 AM

[up]The thread is working on a sandbox that doesn't have an image.

Edit: There's an IP thread now.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Jan 14th 2020 at 1:10:33 PM

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MacronNotes Friendly Neighborhood Wick Cleaner from Pennsylvania Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Friendly Neighborhood Wick Cleaner
Jan 14th 2020 at 9:34:57 PM

I did M-R of character pages. 477 wicks remain on Purple Eyes. Should be able to finish the section tomorrow and then the rest of the wicks Thursday.

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WarJay77 Wash your hands, be safe from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Wash your hands, be safe
Jan 14th 2020 at 9:37:56 PM

[up] I'll try and tackle some tomorrow as well.

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MacronNotes Friendly Neighborhood Wick Cleaner from Pennsylvania Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Friendly Neighborhood Wick Cleaner
Jan 15th 2020 at 6:17:40 PM

Ok so I finished the Characters/ subpages. We are now down to 185. Now that the biggest section is out of the way. all of the wicks should be done by tomorrow.

English Localization Cleanup and Appearance Tropes Cleanup
Jan 15th 2020 at 7:13:04 PM

Cleaned like, 9?

...

How does the new Mark of the Supernatural disambig target, relate to Supernatural Is Purple?

I guess they overlap? "Mark of the Supernatural is Purple"?

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!
Jan 15th 2020 at 7:47:41 PM

[up] Not sure what you mean? If you mean why I added Mark of the Supernatural to Purple Eyes, it's because purple eyes can be a Mark of the Supernatural.

Jan 15th 2020 at 8:03:54 PM

[up] - Yep, I get that's why you added it, and I approve!

They sorta feel redundant with each other, is the my issue...

Like all Purple Mark of the Supernatural Eyes, are always also Supernatural Is Purple.

But I guess that's just because we're dealing with Purple Eyes.

...

Should we merge the targets together? Having it say that if you're turning Purple Eyes into either of the two tropes, you should turn them into both of them?

Edited by Malady on Jan 15th 2020 at 8:06:05 AM

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!
Jan 15th 2020 at 8:36:38 PM

Not necessarily... for example, if a character’s purple eyes are not unusual in-universe, but on a meta level, they were given that design because of the magical associations, they are an example of Supernatural Is Purple, but not Mark of the Supernatural. This sort of example could happen in works that give everyone Technicolor Eyes.

SeptimusHeap from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jan 15th 2020 at 11:49:02 PM

I think a bigger question would be "what is the relationship between Mark of the Supernatural and Meaningful Appearance?"

MacronNotes Friendly Neighborhood Wick Cleaner from Pennsylvania Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Friendly Neighborhood Wick Cleaner
Jan 16th 2020 at 12:03:53 AM

Well that's easy . The former is for any physical trait that denotes a supernatural or mystical origin and for Meaningful Appearance the trait can men anything as long as it is factored into the the story and characterization. Meaningful Appearance is a supertrope to Mark of the Supernatural which is the supertrope for things like Supernatural Gold Eyes and Mystical White Hair.

Edited by MacronNotes on Jan 16th 2020 at 3:09:11 PM

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MacronNotes Friendly Neighborhood Wick Cleaner from Pennsylvania Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Friendly Neighborhood Wick Cleaner
Jan 16th 2020 at 12:47:28 PM

Purple Eyes is down to 4 wicks (an index, the sandbox for this thread, a locked page and a Crappy Trope Definitions that was rewritten to reflect the current state of Purple Eyes). I requested an edit for the Monster.Pokemon page. So, I think we are done with it.

Moving on the Hair Decorations or another trope that's listed in Sandbox.Appearance Tropes Cleanup?

Edited by MacronNotes on Jan 16th 2020 at 3:53:12 PM

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GastonRabbit Take it easy, folks. from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Take it easy, folks.
Jan 17th 2020 at 12:46:07 AM

[up]Since the thread previously discussed Hair Decorations and Fingerless Gloves, moving on to at least one of those sounds like a good idea, unless there are more eye colors to go through.

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SeptimusHeap MOD from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
MacronNotes Friendly Neighborhood Wick Cleaner from Pennsylvania Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Friendly Neighborhood Wick Cleaner
Jan 17th 2020 at 1:12:05 AM

On another thread about the trope, people have suggested that is should be renamed/redefined to Unique Hair Decs, hair Dec's used to distinguish a character. Don't know how feasible this is.

English Localization Cleanup and Appearance Tropes Cleanup
Jan 17th 2020 at 2:58:01 AM

We already have Important Hair Accessory we deals with hair decs that have meaning.

Gacha Is A Lie.
Jan 17th 2020 at 3:21:42 AM

[up] - Cool. So we know where to sort some examples.

So, Magical Accessory is a thing we have. OK...

And presumably Stat Sticks for items in Video Games that give boosts, without being Justified as magical or technological.

...

Turn it into an Index of relevant tropes, I'd say. The ideas aren't connected enough by just Hair Decs to get a Disamb, I think.

Or redirect to one if it exists already.

Edited by Malady on Jan 17th 2020 at 3:34:10 AM

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!
Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Jan 17th 2020 at 8:00:40 AM

EDIT - moved to the other thread

Edited by Willbyr on Jan 17th 2020 at 10:04:16 AM

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