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So someone changed the \"Fan Fic\" link to \"Fan Works\", which is a red link, and for some reason, I can\'t change it back. When I try to save it just reloads the edit page without saving, meaning I can\'t fix the error myself. Typing the link into the URL lets me access the page, so it still exists, but I don\'t know why someone changed it in the first place.
Would it make sense to rename this trope 'Moron Event Horizon'?
Not really. Snowclones should generally be avoided, and there's not anything Event Horizony about this trope.
No. It's fine the way it is. There's nothing irredeemable about characters doing idiotic things.
Does it count as what an idiot if someone in universe lampshades how moronic it was?
That would make it an In-Universe example, so yes.
Think we should take all the advertising examples from the "other" sub-page and give them their own sub-page? Considering that this could include people Too Incompetent to Operate a Blanket, that could fill up pretty fast.
Should there be a section of this for Let's Plays?
Nah, not nearly enough examples to justify a rename.
Oi. I was in the middle of a wick cleanup - should be "split".
Who else thinks this should be renamed to avoid any ?
If it should, perhaps something along the lines of Unsympathetic Stupidity would fit well?
Nah, I don't think there is a problem that requires renaming, and we've pulled this page already once through the Trope Repair Shop.
We seriously need to put the "NO Justifying Edits" rule on all pages as well because its getting a bit silly.
Why do some real life examples don't identify the person? Like the one about the teacher abusing her sick leave?
Please reply, or else it makes me mad
What A Maroon!
Anyone else surprised this classic Bugs Bunny quote wasn't the Trope Namer?
removed the following from the anime page
because this is a clear case of Shipping Goggles / Anti-Shipping Goggles. There is no "right" answer or "idiot" move here. He's chosing the one he has the most feelings for. You can argue he shouldn't have those feelings, but he does and they're for Naru. The series even explicitly stated earlier in the show that he doesn't think about Mutsumi that way.
Alright what is the difference between this trope and idiot ball?
What an Idiot! is just when a character does something incredibly stupid.
Idiot Ball is when a What an Idiot! is necessary to drive the plot.
Not exacly(well it could've been back then...) Idiot Ball is when caracter established to be at least reasonably inteligent does something stupid, while What an Idiot! is just a moment when some character does something violating common sense
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