Whew. Exactly What It Says on the Tin is suffering from severe Trope Decay in the wicks. It's being potholed, sinkholed, and generally wicked incorrectly all over. The examples on the page have been cleaned up several times, but there hasn't been a full-on wick-scrubbing effort.
There are 11,472 wicks. We don't know how many are bad, but the trope is not a terribly common one, as we define it.
The definition we're cleaning it to is this:
"...the premise or plot of the story is all right there in the title."
"That next door neighbor you never talk to? Tell her the title and see if she can give a one sentence description of the plot. If not, then the title is NOT Exactly What It Says on the Tin."
or even this:
"It isn't enough for the title to just be relevant or accurate — everything meaningful has to be conveyed in the title."
Some other ways that wicks can be bad:
- If it's one of those super-long Victorian-style titles, change the wick to point at the subtrope, In Which a Trope Is Described.
- If it fits on Excited Title! Two-Part Episode Name!, move it there.
- If it's not about the titling trope, it's a sinkhole. Get rid of it.
I'll be keeping a running tally of what's been cleaned up and what's left to do, so pick a letter in the "related to" list and post which one (and how far you get through it, if you don't get it all done.)
Also, please leave an edit reason, something along the lines of "Wick clean-up for Exactly What It Says on the Tin". We don't want to see anyone getting in trouble for making large numbers of deletions with no explanation. That would be bad.
Have at it folks!
As of 10/29/13, 2:29 pm: Wicks remaining: 11,472
As of 11/13/13 12:06 pm: Wicks remaining: 11,394
- All the redirects have been cleaned.
- "A" First one unchecked is Academy of Adventure
- "Q" done
- "Z" done.
edited 13th Nov '13 10:29:18 AM by Madrugada