Talk:horse armor

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Rfv-sense: (video games, derogatory) Purchasable downloadable content that provides only cosmetic effect, with no actual enhancement to gameplay or to player stats.

This could prove to be challenging to attest. I've looked through groups, but the results are meager at best. -- Liliana 11:41, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Full story here. Apparently, this Horse Armor extension has become a running joke. Indeed, people regularly refer to it as a game extension pack that's not worth to buy. But it's far from being a common noun; most often, I find it capitalized (Horse Armor) and/or between quotation marks.
Some examples, though :
  • destructoid.com: "Skyrim DLC to feel like expansion packs (no horse armor)"
  • mcvuk.com: “Right now, when you mention downloadable content, someone will mention a horse armour joke, and we need to get around that”
  • joystiq.com: "What they should have done is put all of those costumes in one pack and sell it for 5 bucks as opposed to each costume costing a dollar because right now, it's just another horse armor: over-priced costumes that really add nothing to the game."
  • computerandvideogames.com: "This is little more than another horse armor scam."
Without any doubt this term serves as a humorous insinuation but I'm not sure it deserves an entry in a dictionary. — Xavier, 23:12, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
We have specific rules about what we include; see WT:CFI. One of them is that it needs to be durably archived; printed text or Usenet, as a general rule of thumb. If I found those cites in print or on Usenet, I'd probably list those as valid citations.--Prosfilaes 01:59, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
The uses in print are specific to that one Oblivion mod. I'm not seeing evidence from Google Groups that it's been lexicalized, but someone might if they really dug.--Prosfilaes 01:59, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Deleted. Note the simultaneous RFD. - -sche (discuss) 01:13, 11 March 2012 (UTC)


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horse armor

Rfd-sense: Armor for a horse in battle. *sigh* -- Liliana 18:54, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Isn't there some rule that says it's okay to have an obvious literal sense when there is also a non-obvious one (the second video game sense here)? Equinox 19:02, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
There's {{&lit}} for that. -- Liliana 19:36, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
Keep if the non-SOP sense is real. Convert to use {{&lit}}.​—msh210 (talk) 07:43, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
Not sure we'd consider the citation for the other sense durably archived. --Mglovesfun (talk) 10:05, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
Deleted. Note the simultaneous RFV. - -sche (discuss) 01:13, 11 March 2012 (UTC)