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19th Feb, 2020 10:05:15 PM people know what the trope is meant to be used for? TRS isn't a perfect solution to everything- sometimes it's easier to just cleanup misuse when one comes across it while letting people know common misuse to look out for when they themselves are editing.

19th Feb, 2020 10:10:12 PM

^ Oh right I forgot about that. It helps me learn what doesn't make an example good.

19th Feb, 2020 11:22:21 PM

If I'm not mistaken, License to Whine was made to attract complaining to those pages (at the time, non-mods could make pages in Main/ without TLP), rather than to help remove it; in other words, it was a trolling page. The intention of Square Peg, Round Trope is to dispel common misconceptions about trope definitions, since a lot of bad examples exist due to said common misconceptions, as opposed to being one-off mistakes.

Edited by GastonRabbit
20th Feb, 2020 02:52:52 PM

^ Yeah, the description for License to Whine on Permanent Red Link Club is a little misleading; it goes like this, verbatim: "Tropes with issues of people complaining about it should be cleaned up in the dedicated cleanup thread or taken to Trope Repair Shop, not compounded with more useless junk and natter."

20th Feb, 2020 04:22:05 PM

^ Seems like that was snowcloned from the description for Please Elaborate, which, from what I understand, was used to mark Zero-Context Examples akin to how Wikipedia has "citation needed" tags.


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