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Silverblade2 Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
Nov 4th 2014 at 4:00:13 AM

I don't know why my previous thread has been deleted but I'll try again.

A Call-Back according to the definition of this website is "A reference to an earlier event in a series that's relevant for the plot." However, most people here either think it's interchangeable with Continuity Nod, a reference to an earlier event in a series that's NOT relevant for the plot, or think it's an event, a situation or an entire plot that's mildy reminiscent of a previous one even when there's no link between the two ("It's not the first time that Blah blah blah blah" "X does this the same way Y did in episode 12", etc). I'm a bit Butthurt every time, I go on a episode recap page.

I propose to make the definition more explicit or change the name of the trope but it's also possible to change the definition in order to match the misuse.

SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Nov 6th 2014 at 8:11:22 AM

Sorry, ~Silverblade 2, I forgot to include the message when I closed the previous thread. Apologies.

Anyhow, we do have enough of a megaproject backlog here that adding another megaproject (the trope has 7300+ wicks) is counterproductive. And a mere assertion of misuse is not enough to justify a thread.

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