Follow TV Tropes

Following

Regarding the Trivia namespace (crowner switched 5th Jun 2016)

Go To

shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Jan 21st 2011 at 11:00:24 AM

[up] I second this idea.

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Jan 21st 2011 at 11:31:36 AM

What should we call this index? Trivia? Trivia Tropes? Trivia Index?

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Jan 21st 2011 at 11:43:14 AM

Actually, Trivia might be a good choice because it's current purpose seems to be to describe the Trivia tab. We could expand and re-purpose it to explain how we are expanding and re-purposing the tab.

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
ccoa Ravenous Sophovore from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Jan 21st 2011 at 12:25:29 PM

Aren't we supposed to be emphasizing that these things aren't really tropes at all, but rather a related but distinct phenomenon? Trivia Tropes seems to go counter to that.

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Jan 21st 2011 at 12:27:01 PM

It does. That's why I'm leaning more towards just using Trivia.

edited 21st Jan '11 12:27:13 PM by shimaspawn

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
Fighteer Geronimo! from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
Jan 21st 2011 at 12:35:11 PM

Yeah, using Trivia has the advantage of adhering to the KISS principle.

TV Tropes Changelog -- keep track of updates to the site!
SpainSun Laugh it off, everybody from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Jan 21st 2011 at 12:37:39 PM

Knights in Service of Satan?

I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
Fighteer Geronimo! from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
ccoa Ravenous Sophovore from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Jan 21st 2011 at 12:46:47 PM

Other possible suggestions for the Trivia space: Fan Nickname, Killer App, Vaporware, Development Hell, What Could Have Been, and Schedule Slip

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
Micah from traveling the post-doc circuit Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Jan 21st 2011 at 1:02:11 PM

Fake Nationality and its subtropes probably belong here (cases where they don't will generally fall under Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping, Not Even Bothering with the Accent, or Actor Allusion).

132 is the rudest number.
SpainSun Laugh it off, everybody from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Jan 21st 2011 at 1:14:02 PM

... yes, that.

I was kidding.

I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
arks Boiled and Mashed Relationship Status: Mu
Boiled and Mashed
Jan 21st 2011 at 1:20:01 PM

Well, Fighteer wasn't.

Video Game Census. Please contribute.
shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Jan 21st 2011 at 1:35:01 PM

Ok, back on topic. Here are this list of all the tropes that have been proposed to go on the Trivia page. Now, I don't think all of these fit, but I'm including them for completeness sake. I think what we could do is have a crowner and put the ones that are in the green on the page. Something like that.

edited 23rd Jan '11 9:16:18 PM by shimaspawn

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
ccoa Ravenous Sophovore from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Jan 21st 2011 at 1:43:05 PM

Nice.

Hmm. Word of Dante and Word of God seem to belong to this category, too, at least when used as tropes by themselves and not to add information or weight to another trope.

edited 21st Jan '11 1:43:43 PM by ccoa

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Jan 21st 2011 at 1:43:53 PM

Added. And yes, these are for using the tropes themselves in the lists. Not when modifying other tropes.

edited 21st Jan '11 1:44:25 PM by shimaspawn

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
Jan 21st 2011 at 3:12:05 PM

I can unlock the Trivia page for a better description. It isn't meant to be an index page, though. That is Trivia Index. It is automatic for the namespace.

edited 21st Jan '11 4:18:24 PM by FastEddie

Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Jan 21st 2011 at 3:23:27 PM

We don't want it to be an index of trivia pages. We want it to be an index of the 'tropes' that are really just Trivia and thus belong on trivia pages.

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
Jan 21st 2011 at 4:27:23 PM

Ah.

What is wanted here, then, is an index that also acts to put a 'trivia' banner on the listed pages. We can do that. I'm on the coding for it right now.

edited 21st Jan '11 4:27:43 PM by FastEddie

Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Jan 22nd 2011 at 12:00:03 AM

[up] Yes, that is it exactly. Thank you Fast Eddie.

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Jan 23rd 2011 at 9:15:52 PM

I'll add it to the list. Does anyone have any others or should we make a crowner to pick which ones go on?

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
Jan 23rd 2011 at 9:48:35 PM

Hold on: If Shout-Out is a "trivia", does that mean we'll need to move all the examples on the shout out sub-pages to the trivia ones?

Page Action: Trivia 6
27th Mar '16 7:25:10 AM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
At issue:

Total posts: 1,887
Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report