Follow TV Tropes

Ask The Tropers

Go To

Have a question about how the TVTropes wiki works? No one knows this community better than the people in it, so ask away! Ask the Tropers is the page you come to when you have a question burning in your brain and the support pages didn't help. It's not for everything, though. For a list of all the resources for your questions, click here.

Ask the Tropers:

Trope Related Question:

Make Private (For security bugs or stuff only for moderators)

4th Mar, 2021 04:24:57 PM

Real Life folders have a tendency to grow to enormous size as everyone shoehorns in that one bit of trivia they remember. In this case, the Real Life folder is a misnomer as the other examples are real people. But yes, I'd be in favor of cutting alot of those more esoteric examples.

-Sutcliffe should be moved from the Trope Namer folder to B, I agree.

5th Mar, 2021 01:59:04 AM

The Stuart Sutcliffe entry was originally tacked on as a sub-bullet to Pete Best's entry, violating Example Indentation, but I'm fine with moving his entry to the B folder.

Edit: And done.

Edited by GastonRabbit
5th Mar, 2021 12:00:39 PM

^ Thanks for that. I added bolding to the band name for consistency.

Am working on deleting the bad Real Life folder entries now.

6th Mar, 2021 04:56:03 AM

There's quite a few examples on the page of people who left already successful works early on and whose replacements are now more well known- is that allowed? I'd have thought a key element is that they left an obscure work that later became a hit without them.

6th Mar, 2021 05:22:56 AM

I think there's an element of trope decay at work, where it has morphed from obscure person who left a then-project before its fame, to just anyone who contributed to a project that was famous. Probably needs cleanup, but that would be a group project.


How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: