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SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jul 11th 2014 at 7:42:48 AM

I can sort of figure out the definition when digging and analyzing that.

KarjamP The imaginative Christian Asperger from South Africa Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
The imaginative Christian Asperger
Aug 13th 2014 at 10:57:34 PM

Freudian Slip seems to be trying to be self demonstrating by doing some, uh, "adult jokes".

Aug 24th 2014 at 4:26:02 AM

Could someone please add translations (perhaps in note form) to the French phrases in Gratuitous French? I'm fine with keeping the French, as long as we have a quick and easy way of knowing what it means.

Aug 24th 2014 at 4:44:26 AM

"Groundhog Day" Loop is a trope that is attracting attempts to make it self-demonstrating by duplicating the examples. It's been reverted once before by Discar on the grounds that it doubles the work and neccesitates a split twice as fast (it's currently at 390k). I would agree that this is a case where it becomes more of a hassle than it's worth.

All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day. Put the pieces back together my way.
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Aug 24th 2014 at 8:05:25 AM

Looks like both of those have been fixed now.

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Aug 24th 2014 at 8:05:54 AM

Yep, it was discussed in the discussion tab as well.

SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Oct 21st 2014 at 3:10:53 AM

pictures for sad children is entirely written in lowercase. Opinions on its appropriateness?

edited 21st Oct '14 3:11:18 AM by SeptimusHeap

TheOneWhoTropes FUROR APOCALYPTUS! MAGUS CALAMITOSIS! from Newton-Le-Willows, England (Quaint Town) Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Oct 21st 2014 at 9:04:05 AM

I am not sure on the witty quality of something where the creator has had something that damaging happen to them that recently.

Goblin King of the Darkstorm Galaxy.
HarmoniousFusion Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Oct 21st 2014 at 11:15:41 AM

I find it kind of annoying, but it doesn't make the page unreadable.

Translation Train Wreck has two page descriptions: one self-demonstrating, and one "proper English" one. It makes the page longer than it needs to be, and the nature of the trope means the self-demonstrating version is completely unreadable. I'd say it should be shuffled off to its own subpage.

"He's a detective that breaks all the rules. She's an officer consumed with revenge. Together, they're... fired. They're awful cops."
Oct 26th 2014 at 6:12:45 PM

The description of Speech Bubbles has a very bad case of self-demonstration; it's neither clear nor concise, and too crudely executed to be witty. It seems to have been written back when color markup was still functional.

Elbruno Mummy Woomy from Chile: Not As Dry As Space! Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Mummy Woomy
Nov 13th 2014 at 5:40:35 AM

Oh boy... SelfDemonstrating.Captain Falcon is an all-caps Out of Character mess. Yeah, I get it, he screams "Falcon Pawnch!" in Super Smash Bros., but he isn't a screaming ultra-Johnny Bravo. I'm almost tempted to cutlist that mess.

edited 13th Nov '14 5:40:56 AM by Elbruno

"Yeah, it's a shame. Here we are in an underground cave with all these lasers, and instead of having a rave we're using it for evil."
Nov 17th 2014 at 6:32:09 PM

[up][up]I believe that page was either the reason the color markup was instituted or the reason it survived an earlier attempt to kill it.

Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Dec 15th 2014 at 5:37:12 PM

[up][up] I think that belongs here.

hawthorn Crime Against Fabulosity
Crime Against Fabulosity
Jul 9th 2015 at 5:57:37 AM

Hi there :) Septimus Heap asked me to bring a trope here a month ago but I didn't see the message until now (lucky that I happened upon the trope again!)

The Rage Against the Author trope is currently near-unreadable and I genuinely had no idea what it was trying to demonstrate, until I found the Laconic version which does provide the relevant information:

Rage Against The Author: "Characters have some beef with their writer."

This is my intuitive understanding of the trope as well (ie. it's what I was searching for). Shall I just leave this here?

Jul 10th 2015 at 1:45:27 PM

[up]I agree, it's very confusing.

nrjxll Relationship Status: Not war
Jul 10th 2015 at 3:22:17 PM

I could have sworn that page used to be less obnoxious, but a brief look through the history shows the description's been the same since at least 2013, so maybe I've just grown less able to stomach that kind of thing. Either way, though, it's also fairly unclear, which is definitely not a good thing.

Jul 12th 2015 at 5:25:19 AM

It used to read like this, a loooooong time ago. (That's the last non-Self Demonstrating version the Internet Archive has.)

SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Aug 30th 2015 at 11:59:34 PM

Zero Wing has a complaint in the discussion page that the current description is completely unreadable.

nrjxll Relationship Status: Not war
Dec 3rd 2015 at 11:21:38 PM

Half a year later, nobody seems to have done anything about Rage Against the Author. I'd consider doing it myself, but it's so bad I don't know what can be done other than rewriting the entire description from scratch, which seems like the kind of thing that can get you into trouble.

SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Dec 3rd 2015 at 11:39:57 PM

Just do it, I would say.

Jan 3rd 2016 at 4:21:44 AM

I think The Joker should be made into its own page instead of being a redirect to the self demonstrating page.

And the first person is spilling over into the subpages, or at least The Joker.

Karxrida Art by @anoderp from Darkness within Darkness Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Art by @anoderp
Jan 6th 2016 at 12:15:04 AM

Here's an odd one: DarthWiki.Darth Vader. Not sure what to do here because Darth Wiki, but Vader doesn't really have a distinct voice.

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody remembers it, who else will you have ice cream with?
Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Jan 15th 2016 at 8:37:04 PM

The rest of the subpages need to have the first person removed, though.

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