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5th Dec, 2018 07:03:44 PM

It's Trivia and hasn't had an Example Sectionectomy, so it looks like examples can be listed, and that there just aren't any on-page examples.

Edit: Only 51 wicks listed. Looks like it just isn't commonly used, not that there are any restrictions on use.

Edited by GastonRabbit
5th Dec, 2018 09:09:35 PM

Honestly, though, I'd say it's more advisable not to. The concept is general enough, but going into specifics sounds like it could irritate people for judging their fandoms.

5th Dec, 2018 09:15:09 PM

^After thinking about it more, I wouldn't object to making it a definition-only page, especially since the limited amount of wicks would make the transition easy. The page also seems more like YMMV than Trivia.

Edited by GastonRabbit
5th Dec, 2018 09:28:10 PM

^There is no Sliding Scale Of Obscurity trope, nor does JustForFun.Sliding Scale Of Obscurity exist despite those being indexed on Just for Fun, so I don't even know what those are for.

Edited by GastonRabbit
5th Dec, 2018 09:34:41 PM

"going into specifics sounds like it could irritate people for judging their fandoms."

That's why Fandom Life Cycle could be YMMV. There are some YMMV tropes that have annoyed me, but that's because they're YMMV and I don't have to agree with them.

Edited by Mickoonsley19
5th Dec, 2018 10:47:45 PM

Since the trope currently has an example list, yes you can add an example.

5th Dec, 2018 10:54:40 PM

I will add the rest of the examples soon.

6th Dec, 2018 02:40:54 PM

The Obscurity pages are sandboxes. they were originally in the main namespace, but were cut because it's impossible to objectively judge a work's obscurity. However, they're very popular with users, so one of these days I'm going to propose that we move them into the Just for Fun namespace.

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