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Piterpicher from Poland, for real Relationship Status: Awaiting my mail-order bride
Jan 8th 2021 at 8:34:04 AM

Has existed since 2008, but has only 10 wicks. That means Starving on Wick, so it's not performing well enough. Most of the examples on the page don't appear to come from works, just mentioning jokey sentences.

SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Feb 14th 2021 at 2:32:20 AM

Opening this. This just looks like a pointless stock phrase that can be cut.

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WarJay77 Some like it hot from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
themayorofsimpleton Loves things that are cute from Inside a dumpster
Loves things that are cute
Feb 14th 2021 at 6:01:56 AM

Cut.

Mainly I clean out complaining on this wiki, and I operate three active threads (and one inactive one) as well.
Berrenta Remakes on the way from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Remakes on the way
jandn2014 Hangs around Image Pickiní a lot from somewhere in Connecticut Relationship Status: Hiding
Hangs around Image Pickiní a lot
MacronNotes She/her from In my bed Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
She/her
Feb 14th 2021 at 9:58:57 AM

Yeah we can toss this one.

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Serac Coral Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
ccorb Don't make my eyes turn. from Whale Island Relationship Status: It's not my fault I'm not popular!
Don't make my eyes turn.
Feb 14th 2021 at 11:09:20 AM

Cut. This is just something you see on people's bumper stickers and nothing with narrative significance.

She/her or they/them
Zyffyr from Portland, Oregon Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Synchronicity god-touched Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
Ordeaux26 from Canada Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Feb 14th 2021 at 7:09:38 PM

Honestly, I don't think our first solution to a wick-starved trope should be to cut it.

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WarJay77 Some like it hot from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Some like it hot
Feb 14th 2021 at 7:18:44 PM

It's not even a trope. It's a Stock Phrase.

Like, is there any reason to not cut it? Any value it brings?

Edited by WarJay77 on Feb 14th 2021 at 10:20:30 AM

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Serac Coral Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Coral
Feb 14th 2021 at 7:30:09 PM

[up][up] This is not a trope. It's a stock phrase that appears on bumper stickers, and it would be completely meaningless even if you could find three fictional examples of it.

GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Feb 14th 2021 at 8:25:17 PM

There's a reason Stock Phrases Are Not Tropes redirects to No New Stock Phrases — stock phrases made before the ban on stock phrases are not covered by a Grandfather Clause. (Dialogue-based trope names were grandfathered in, though, such as Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?, which is a trope I don't think I've ever seen misused.)

Edited by GastonRabbit on Feb 14th 2021 at 10:27:44 AM

"I wasn't really dead." —Paul McCartney
Berrenta Remakes on the way from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Remakes on the way
Feb 15th 2021 at 7:11:16 AM

~Imperial Majesty XO, if you object to a cut, then how do you think we can salvage it?

I'll give you until Wednesday.

Piterpicher from Poland, for real Relationship Status: Awaiting my mail-order bride
Feb 15th 2021 at 7:30:35 AM

Just so you know, I did suggest to merge Why, Thank You, X!, another trope that didn't meet the Standing wick total. I plan to cut/merge more tropes that are not performing well enough. At least I go for an objective numerical metric.

Edited by Piterpicher on Feb 15th 2021 at 4:38:16 PM

Synchronicity god-touched Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
god-touched
Feb 15th 2021 at 9:49:06 AM

Yeah, some stock phrases you could theoretically retool to be about the situation the stock phrase is said in. That is not the case here so it has no troping value.

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Delibirda Badgers in the ceiling and shipping galore. from Trondheim, Norway (P.S:No MLP season 9 spoilers
Badgers in the ceiling and shipping galore.
Feb 15th 2021 at 9:52:59 AM

Nuke it with a Tsar Bomba.

You like romance? Linguistics? Transformers? Behind-the-scenes info?
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naturalironist from The Information Superhighway Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life

Single Proposition: My Other Car Is An X
17th Feb '21 8:01:46 AM
Vote up for yes, down for no.
At issue:
There has been support for cutting My Other Car Is An X. However, there was a proposed compromise to move contents into a new section in Stock Jokes.

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