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Per Ask The Tropers, this thread will be used to reduce the number of old, poorly written drafts on the Trope Launch Pad. We don't want to discuss on the drafts themselves because that will bump them and mix them with active proposals.

Sandbox for the project: Trope Launch Pad Discard Project
Sandbox for discarded drafts but viable ideas: Trope Idea Salvage Yard

The first sandbox page above contains drafts proposed in the thread that are still pending and drafts that we've decided to leave alone, either with no action or a bump.
The second sandbox page is for awful drafts but viable ideas. According to moderators, badly written but interesting/tropeworthy drafts should remain on the TLP. Rather than allow low-effort drafts to clog TLP, though, the salvage yard was opened to keep just the ideas behind them, in one place.

As of posting, there are 9,909 drafts on TLP.

On this thread, we will mention which drafts we think are unworkable, add enough bombs, and discard (nuke) them. Discarding requires at least 5 bombs. Among the features of "unworkable" drafts:

  • There have been no edits for a very long time
  • There have been no edits, period
  • The draft is low-effort, containing atrocious spelling and grammar and/or little to no examples, e.g. NEVER saw THAT coming (!), Nut-Chuks
  • There's no discussion currently occurring in the comments to improve the proposal
  • The draft was seemingly created so the sponsor could complain
  • The draft is problematic in other ways, such being closely tied to a trope that has been historically problematic, e.g. Fetish Fuel, Complete Monster
  • The topic is People Sit on Chairs, Too Rare to Trope, a search query created by mistake, etc. and therefore not tropeworthy
  • The topic is already sufficiently covered by one or more tropes or is a duplicate of a better-written TLP draft

If we decide to discard a draft after discussion via this thread, whoever does so must provide the discard reason in the comment section of the draft, for transparency's sake. Those looking at the discards section won't think it was nuked for no reason.

Edited by Tabs on Mar 15th 2020 at 1:04:12 AM

Mar 5th 2019 at 8:24:06 PM

Per Ask The Tropers, this thread will be used to reduce the number of old, poorly written drafts on the Trope Launch Pad. We don't want to discuss on the drafts themselves because that will bump them and mix them with active proposals.

Sandbox for the project: Trope Launch Pad Discard Project
Sandbox for discarded drafts but viable ideas: Trope Idea Salvage Yard

The first sandbox page above contains drafts proposed in the thread that are still pending and drafts that we've decided to leave alone, either with no action or a bump.
The second sandbox page is for awful drafts but viable ideas. According to moderators, badly written but interesting/tropeworthy drafts should remain on the TLP. Rather than allow low-effort drafts to clog TLP, though, the salvage yard was opened to keep just the ideas behind them, in one place.

As of posting, there are 9,909 drafts on TLP.

On this thread, we will mention which drafts we think are unworkable, add enough bombs, and discard (nuke) them. Discarding requires at least 5 bombs. Among the features of "unworkable" drafts:

  • There have been no edits for a very long time
  • There have been no edits, period
  • The draft is low-effort, containing atrocious spelling and grammar and/or little to no examples, e.g. NEVER saw THAT coming (!), Nut-Chuks
  • There's no discussion currently occurring in the comments to improve the proposal
  • The draft was seemingly created so the sponsor could complain
  • The draft is problematic in other ways, such being closely tied to a trope that has been historically problematic, e.g. Fetish Fuel, Complete Monster
  • The topic is People Sit on Chairs, Too Rare to Trope, a search query created by mistake, etc. and therefore not tropeworthy
  • The topic is already sufficiently covered by one or more tropes or is a duplicate of a better-written TLP draft

If we decide to discard a draft after discussion via this thread, whoever does so must provide the discard reason in the comment section of the draft, for transparency's sake. Those looking at the discards section won't think it was nuked for no reason.

Edited by Tabs on Mar 15th 2020 at 1:04:12 AM

WarJay77 Wash your hands, be safe from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Wash your hands, be safe
Mar 5th 2019 at 8:24:43 PM

Sweet. I'll start digging.

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Mar 5th 2019 at 8:28:53 PM

To get the ball rolling:

Any hope for any of these?

Edited by Tabs on Mar 6th 2019 at 11:44:14 AM

WarJay77 Wash your hands, be safe from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Wash your hands, be safe
Mar 5th 2019 at 8:30:55 PM

Don't know about two of them, but I'm tossing a bomb on the middle one, since it's...not good. And has hats regardless, which is my biggest Pet Peeve regarding TLP drafts.

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Mar 5th 2019 at 9:14:33 PM

The first might be Humans Are Average, or some Muggle trope, or just plain Muggle focusing on how they're not plot relevant except as a Other to be shielded.

Not sure if Humans Are Average is Sci-Fi only, and needs aliens.


Discard the second. If someone wants to make a work page, they gotta put in the work?


Last is a round-about way of saying that Editorial Synaesthesia or something is the only way to convey smell and taste.

Edited by Malady on Mar 10th 2019 at 3:39:10 AM

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!
WarJay77 Wash your hands, be safe from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Wash your hands, be safe
Mar 5th 2019 at 10:00:06 PM

Here's one I just bombed. No hats, no examples, no nothing except one troper pointing out the concept is covered.

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mahidevrans Theon is home.
Theon is home.
Mar 5th 2019 at 10:19:38 PM

I bombed a handful yesterday before this thread opened that were poorly developed, repeats, or had a lot of downvotes — they are probably still on the list of recent discards.

Some of them have a hat:bomb ratio approaching 1:1 that also have a high number of hats and bombs. Not sure what do to with those, especially if they haven't been claimed by anyone of late.

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?
Mar 5th 2019 at 11:05:44 PM

Car Chase Truck Crunch: Good concept. Only has one example that's a subversion and one actual example in the comments. Definitely needs a better name.

Back To Basics: Pretty alright, aside from the draft needing to be caught up with the comments and the various work pages potholed in main.

Doesn't Understand Sex: Description could use a trim. Each folder only has one example barring literature, though there are a lot examples in the comments. The troper who grabbed it hasn't edited it since June of last year.

Just a little time...
Mar 5th 2019 at 11:44:41 PM

I'm not sure what to do about those near 1:1s, either. If the commenters came to a consensus it might be better to just write a new draft to reset the bomb/hat count.

Those three tropes have potential. I don't have any examples to contribute, but they may be worth TLP-bumping. Let's focus on those that can be safely discarded. For those bare-bones, minimal effort proposals, I'd rather discard them to remove some of the TLP bloat.

WarJay77 Wash your hands, be safe from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Wash your hands, be safe
Mar 5th 2019 at 11:46:38 PM

Yeah, any drafts that have potential should be bumped (with a contributing post, not just "bump") instead of taken here.

Dunno about the 1:1 ones either. I've known about them for a while, but I'm skittish about tossing anything that has hats as well as bombs and had actual discussion going on.

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Brainulator9 Short-Term Projects herald, Hedge Trimmer & more from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Short-Term Projects herald, Hedge Trimmer & more
Mar 6th 2019 at 5:04:32 AM

Discarded "unintentional translation funny".

The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many cookies some consider to be delicious.
DracMonster Relationship Status: Singularity
Mar 6th 2019 at 6:11:12 AM

^^ If the bumper doesn't intend to take it over, they should probably put [UP FOR GRABS] in the title to encourage someone to shepherd it.

Mar 6th 2019 at 8:53:47 AM

Phantom of Heroes Year One has my bomb. That makes six bombs. Should I press the discard button now?

XFllo There is no Planet B from Planet A
There is no Planet B
Brainulator9 Short-Term Projects herald, Hedge Trimmer & more from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Short-Term Projects herald, Hedge Trimmer & more
Mar 6th 2019 at 9:36:44 AM

[up]Nuked.

The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many cookies some consider to be delicious.
Mar 6th 2019 at 9:57:27 AM

Mixed Race Marriage: Majority of comments saying it's People Sit on Chairs among other problems, which I agree with. The last comment is a bump for bombs. Done.

Edited by Tabs on Mar 6th 2019 at 11:54:58 AM

Mar 6th 2019 at 9:59:04 AM

^^ - Should we have left a comment on why we nuked it?

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!
WarJay77 Wash your hands, be safe from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Wash your hands, be safe
Mar 6th 2019 at 10:00:20 AM

Wouldn't hurt.

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Berrenta Time Cat from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Time Cat
Mar 6th 2019 at 10:26:54 AM

I'll handle the discard on Mixed Race Marriage.

WarJay77 Wash your hands, be safe from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Wash your hands, be safe
Mar 6th 2019 at 10:50:28 AM

Nefarious, yet indistinct, plans: Has 2 bombs, no hats, and practically every comment is someone questioning whether or not this is already covered by another trope.

Hotel Selling Threat: One bomb, comments questioning why the restriction to hotels is necessary, no explanation on how it isn't covered by "Scooby-Doo" Hoax.

Crouching Stoic, Hidden Ham: No comments, only two examples, and yet two hats.

Reluctant Participant Becomes Victim: One hat, no examples, comment asking if it's covered.

This God is a Loser: 2 bombs, 1 hat, and now covered by Loser Deity.

Edited by WarJay77 on Mar 6th 2019 at 2:00:53 PM

Tropes Needing TRS - Currently writing a fanfic for a dead fandom. If you're at all interested, then yay!
Mar 6th 2019 at 10:57:36 AM

Agree that "Nefarious, yet indistinct, plans" is covered by other tropes. Added my bomb.

A few more:

No Really He's Okay: The last edit was in 2011, no distinction from Horrible Judge of Character and/or My Master, Right or Wrong.

Big collar equals badass: Low-effort proposal with no edits after creation. IMO, it's a pointless appearance trope.

life saving flight: Low-effort proposal with no edits after creation. Already covered by Die or Fly and Suicidal "Gotcha!".

Friends With Prey: Duplicate of Predator-Prey Friendship.

3-Page Book: Describes Pamphlet Shelf.

Everyone Is A Pervert: Can this be nuked already?

ComicStrip/AngusOg: Angus Og exists. What should be done about TLP drafts of works and other non-Main pages? Do they typically get nuked or left on TLP?

TroperWall: Same as above (and still puzzled over the page that was launched).

Please Do Not Feed The Monster: This is Feed It a Bomb exactly.

Sexual Ignorance: The last few comments ask if this is any different from Miss Conception. I swear there are multiple drafts in the TLP about this right now.

Edited by Tabs on Mar 6th 2019 at 11:45:36 AM

WarJay77 Wash your hands, be safe from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Wash your hands, be safe
Mar 6th 2019 at 11:01:23 AM

^ Nice finds.

I also edited my post, so please look at the ones I added.

Added bombs to No Really He's Okay, Sexual Ignorance, Big Collar Equals Badass, Life Saving Flight, Friends With Prey, 3-Page Book, Everyone Is A Pervert and Please Do Not Feed The Monster. Unsure about the non-trope pages linked.

Edited by WarJay77 on Mar 6th 2019 at 2:07:32 PM

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DracMonster Relationship Status: Singularity
Mar 6th 2019 at 11:29:47 AM

I recommend the song "Geronimo" by Sheppard for this thread.

"Bombs away, bombs away..."

Anyway, I bombed all those into the stone age...

Edited by DracMonster on Mar 6th 2019 at 2:33:09 PM

WarJay77 Wash your hands, be safe from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Wash your hands, be safe
Mar 6th 2019 at 11:34:01 AM

[up] Nice.

Discarded "Everyone is a Pervert" and "Nefarious, yet indistinct plans" with discard reasonings left.

Tropes Needing TRS - Currently writing a fanfic for a dead fandom. If you're at all interested, then yay!
Mar 6th 2019 at 11:36:54 AM

Edited by Miss_Desperado on Mar 6th 2019 at 11:38:07 AM


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