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Has existed since 2011, but there are only 13 wicks. That means Starving on Wick, so it's not performing well enough. I vote cut.
Edited by Piterpicher on Feb 15th 2021 at 9:11:29 PM
We had a bit of the backlog clear up, and this looks to be a quick one, so opened.
I'll second a cut, as long as we are putting the phrase into Other Stock Phrases as well.
On one hand, I do think Sent The Wrong Kind Of Person (the redirect) is tropeworthy outside of a stock phrase. On the other hand, the page is entirely about the stock phrase. I'm fine with punting this to Other Stock Phrases.
I'm okay with putting this on Other Stock Phrases and then moving the redirect title to the Salvage Yard.
I'm also good with yarding the redirect title.
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I'm a bit leery about cutting stock phrase tropes, mostly due to No New Stock Phrases.
That rule is exactly why stock phrases are okay to cut- because they're not tropes. If they're not thriving they never will.
As I mentioned in another thread, the fact that stock phrases aren't tropes (and aren't protected by a Grandfather Clause) is why Stock Phrases Are Not Tropes is a redirect to No New Stock Phrases.
Edited by GastonRabbit on Feb 23rd 2021 at 4:11:16 AM
What? I don't understand your logic here. You don't want to cut another stock phrase because they're not allowed in TLP anymore? Are you saying we need to keep a consistent number of tropes in a given category, and that you don't want to cut this because you can't launch something else to replace it?
Anyway, easy cut is easy.
~Imperial Majesty XO, you need to give us a good reason why you don't want this cut. If we don't hear from you by Thursday, we're going ahead with the cut.
The reason you gave is not really cutting it.
Couldn't we crosswick the on-page examples instead?
It's not a trope. Why are you so insistent on keeping it? What does the wiki gain from it?
Edited by GastonRabbit on Feb 24th 2021 at 9:33:03 AM
~Imperial Majesty XO, what good will simply crosswicking a starving stock phrase do for us?
If you're so insistent on keeping it, why not get a TLP draft going instead of just interfering with proposed "fixes" that barely do anything substantial?
If this ever happens again, you may find yourself locked out of TRS. Don't tempt me.
Edited by Berrenta on Feb 24th 2021 at 9:39:59 AM
Look, Imperial. If you have a solid argument against cutting this trope, say it. But all you've done so far is argue against the decision with weird non-points. You obviously don't like it when things get cut from the wiki since you keep insisting things get archived and kept, but we cut things that harm or add no value to the wiki and you haven't explained how this does add value to the wiki.
It's about time, so let's get to cutting.
Edited by Berrenta on Feb 24th 2021 at 11:08:47 AM
Well, it looks like we're operating under different mentalities. You ask "what does this bring to the wiki", I ask "does this harm the wiki"? If that's the wrong way to look at things, maybe I should just stay out of these discussions.
At this point, it's for the best if you have nothing substantial to pitch. Better Know When to Fold 'Em if you don't want to cause any more headaches.
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How well does it match the trope?