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I am requesting an entry in the sports section: Jackie Robinson.
He was constantly heckled, pitchers sometimes intentionally threw AT him, and he even had death threats made against his family, but he never even thought to stop playing baseball. He play through ten seasons in these conditions, but he kept at it to the end.
I don't know who wrote the last example, but to whoever did - I needed that today. Thank you.
The history says that Minister wrote it.
In the sports category, I would like to add Cadel Evans: an Australian Cyclist, who raced in Le Tour de France 6 times, including 2 second places, before he finally managed to win the General Classification in 2011, despite years of bad luck and injury. Also, he became the oldest person to win Le Tour in the post-war era at 34.
What do you guys think?
And the Internet. If you don't do something according to the instructions, it will make you do it right. Even if you don't want to.
I just wanted to say that the Asperger/autistic example is quite accurate. This Troper knows a guy who has Asperger's syndrome. He is a dungeon master who keeps our resident loony in check. And if it isn't implied, could stuttering be added to that list? This Troper stutters and does speech team in spite of how his tongue is trying to make a fool of him.
Appearently, some people don't think that Gaddafi was a determinator, and one of them, Lord Gro, sent this to me to argue why:
for the first point; he thinks that holding on because thats the only way he could do isn't determination but desperation, but yet it seems that it's ok to let Sir Winston Churchill to be in, despite he faced the same sistuation. When Germany had overrided France, Churchill had his back on a corner with nowhere to run, and he was so desperate that he not only sent letters to USA begging for help, but he even ordered the attack on his French allies at Mers-el-Kébir on the "possibilities" that the French naval ships may end up in German hands, even if he got a personal message from Admiral Darlan some time before that the French would sink their own ships reather than to let them fall to the Germans. Is that determination or desperation?
Same thing with the Red Army during WWII. The reason why the order #227 was made was because the Red Army was so desperate to hold of the Germans that they needed execution squads to make sure no one would retreat, and yet he doesn't mind that this example is there as "determination" instead of desperation.
And for his second point; well, so far I haven't read any book or seen any documentary which says that Churchill fought on the frontlines and putted himself in the lines of fire during WWII, nor de Galliue, nor Ho Chi Minh during the Vietnam War, and yet people seems to have no problems with them being there. They all sat inside their offices and let other do the fighting too, and yet no one calls out on that.
Pay attention on how he several times say things like "I don't think..." or "I have a different opinion". It proves that Gaddafi got deleted not because he wasn't an example of this trope, but because people, including Lord Gro, personally don't "like" him, and as I've read, people's personal likes aren't justifications enough to delete things from trope-pages, and Gaddafi is an example of someone/something that got deleted because people just simply don't like him/it being there.
This is indeed what I PMed you. As you can observe, I emphasized how the example is rather subjective (pay attention on how I several times use phrases like "I don't think" or "I have a different opinion"). Subjective examples are not good examples. This is the reason why personal dislikes alone aren't justification to delete things from trope pages; this is the reason why personal likes alone aren't justification to add things to trope pages.
If we go by your way of thinking, it's only a matter of time till people add Hitler, Goering, Stalin, Pol Pot, Osama bin Laden and Anders Bering Breivik as "Determinators" — "you may disagree with them, but you just got to admire them." Ugh.
I also mentioned the other reason in the PM:
As for Churchill, the Red Army and other examples on this page: My original proposal was to cut and lock the whole page. So I am not particularly inclined to defend anything that is listed on this page.
The Churchill example is indeed shoehorned. But I did let it stay, because it is
Finally, that there are already bad examples on the page is hardly a reason to have more bad examples. Bad and bad doesn't cancel each other out. The adequate solution, in such a case, would be to delete all the bad examples.
Let's try a cleanup, rather than just cutting this. Ifg that doesn't work, we can cut it.
I cleaned up the page and also structured the list with some captions. The quality of the examples is still quite uneven, though. More critical editing would not hurt.
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