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Piterpicher from Poland, for real Relationship Status: Awaiting my mail-order bride
Feb 15th 2021 at 12:07:33 PM

Has existed since 2010, but there are only 6 wicks. That means Starving on Wick, so it's not performing well enough. I vote cut.

Edited by Piterpicher on Feb 15th 2021 at 9:11:16 PM

Berrenta Remakes on the way from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Remakes on the way
Feb 25th 2021 at 7:50:02 AM

We got a couple threads wrapping up, so opened.

I'm thinking we can salvage the info in the description for a Useful Note on silent films. Of course, we can cut this page after.

Spark9 Gentleman Troper! from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Feb 25th 2021 at 8:19:24 AM

This strikes me as (1) not a trope but a useful notes page, and (2) really badly named. So I suggest to move to useful notes and rename.

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GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Feb 25th 2021 at 8:33:48 AM

[up]I agree.

"An ear for an ear makes it hard to hear." —Gaston (Animal Crossing: New Horizons)
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Berrenta Remakes on the way from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Remakes on the way
WarJay77 Some like it hot from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Feb 25th 2021 at 10:20:36 AM

I think it would make more sense to move this to Useful Notes.

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Feb 25th 2021 at 10:58:24 AM

There is clearly a trope here (though not worked out well). When reproducing "old movie" footage, cranking up the speed makes it more realistic. Similar to Monochrome Past but with pacing. It may be Too Rare to Trope though. Something for the yard maybe.

Piterpicher from Poland, for real Relationship Status: Awaiting my mail-order bride
Feb 25th 2021 at 11:01:58 AM

For now, I'd say it can be merged with the Useful Notes page. Probably not distinct enough for its own page.

WarJay77 Some like it hot from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Some like it hot
Feb 25th 2021 at 11:03:41 AM

As written this definitely doesn't feel like a trope, it does feel like a Useful Note, and I do generally think the info can just be folded into the main Silent Films UN page. As for making an actual trope of the concept here...I'm unsure it'll work, but we can yard it either way.

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GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Feb 25th 2021 at 4:55:57 PM

I didn't consider merging with The Silent Age of Hollywood, but I agree with that idea.

"An ear for an ear makes it hard to hear." —Gaston (Animal Crossing: New Horizons)
Feb 25th 2021 at 5:33:37 PM

Hmm... do we have any other pages discussing framerate?

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Synchronicity god-touched Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
god-touched
Feb 25th 2021 at 6:00:51 PM

Undercrank lists it as a subtrope, but that doesn’t seem right.There is also the opposite Overcrank.

Edited by Synchronicity on Feb 25th 2021 at 8:01:32 AM

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Berrenta Remakes on the way from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Remakes on the way
Feb 26th 2021 at 3:41:35 PM

I'll start a crowner to see who's on board.

idonom from wouldn't you like to know, weatherboy Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Mar 4th 2021 at 9:37:47 AM

It's been almost a week, and the crowner is currently at a 6:1 ratio in favor of merging The Speed Of Silents with UsefulNotes.The Silent Age Of Hollywood. Fairly certain that it's ready to call.

Edited by idonom on Mar 4th 2021 at 11:38:07 AM

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Berrenta MOD Remakes on the way from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Remakes on the way
Mar 4th 2021 at 1:21:16 PM

Calling in favor of merging. Time to move any relevant info over.

Berrenta Remakes on the way from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Remakes on the way
Mar 4th 2021 at 7:31:28 PM

Okay, copied contents into the Useful Note (even added sections!), so time to clear the wicks.

Mar 4th 2021 at 7:35:24 PM

I wonder if the deliberate use of this in media might be tropeworthy, along with tropes about framerate in general.

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Berrenta Remakes on the way from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Remakes on the way
Mar 4th 2021 at 7:42:31 PM

Okay, everything's done, and wicks are dealt with. Time to close.

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Single Proposition: The Speed Of Silents
26th Feb '21 3:42:22 PM
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