Category:Example Sectionectomy

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A TV Tropes policy that does not apply here at All The Tropes. Essentially, when it became too difficult or too inconvenient for the tropers or the wiki administration to manage a bloated, unfocused or controversial example section on a page, their solution was to Kill It with Fire, leaving behind only the descriptive page text plus a line to the effect of "No examples please. This only defines the term." Out of irony, perhaps, they called it a wiki trope.

In some cases the Example Sectionectomy was pre-emptive, as was the case when Pet Peeve Trope was launched. Sometimes it was retaliatory. And sometimes it was outright censorship.

Sometimes they were right about doing so (for example, Album Filler would be overflowing with examples if we allowed them, and Writer Cop Out and Black Hole Sue's potential for causing outright flame wars should be obvious). Sometimes they weren't (as, for example, in the case of Comedic Underwear Exposure).

This category lists those pages which were explicitly indexed as having undergone an Example Sectionectomy. This category used to be larger -- we have gone back and rescued examples for some pages we felt were better served with them, like The Bechdel Test, however anything still in this category remains pruned. Tropers should feel free to check the Wayback Machine's history for any of these pages, seeing what was cut, and rescuing anything of value. Don't forget to remove the category when you do!