History Administrivia / EditReasonsAndWhyYouShouldUseThem

10th Apr '16 4:57:32 PM Josef5678
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* A personal attack on an editor, e.g. "ReportSiht is a {{basement dwell|er}}ing {{otaku}}," or a removal with "Comments such as this are the reason why all people like you suck."

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* A personal attack on an editor, e.g. "ReportSiht "JustForFun/ReportSiht is a {{basement dwell|er}}ing {{otaku}}," or a removal with "Comments such as this are the reason why all people like you suck."
23rd Feb '16 9:59:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Edit reasons like this can also be for stuff relating to {{Edit War}}s. If there's an example that's been removed a couple times in quick succession, an edit reason like "Taking it to the discussion page" will encourage tropers to go there rather than continuing the war. It also tells anybody with the page on their watchlist that more is happening, whilst not continuing the edit war. The example can then be discussed in depth.

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* Edit reasons like this can also be for stuff relating to {{Edit Administrivia/{{Edit War}}s. If there's an example that's been removed a couple times in quick succession, an edit reason like "Taking it to the discussion page" will encourage tropers to go there rather than continuing the war. It also tells anybody with the page on their watchlist that more is happening, whilst not continuing the edit war. The example can then be discussed in depth.
23rd Feb '16 9:58:51 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* It prevents the information from being re-added, at least without a discussion. A removal without a reason (or with a rude or unrelated one) is an invitation to begin {{Edit War}}ring, especially for a newbie who doesn't understand how things work around here.

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* It prevents the information from being re-added, at least without a discussion. A removal without a reason (or with a rude or unrelated one) is an invitation to begin {{Edit Administrivia/{{Edit War}}ring, especially for a newbie who doesn't understand how things work around here.
23rd Feb '16 9:58:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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23rd Feb '16 9:57:15 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Trying to intentionally bait for an EditWar, e.g. "Put that back I dare you"

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* Trying to intentionally bait for an EditWar, Administrivia/EditWar, e.g. "Put that back I dare you"
31st Mar '15 11:01:23 AM N1KF
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Keep your mood in mind. If you're having a bad day or in a bad mood in the first place, it's probably a good idea not to go editing. TVTropes is not your job ([[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife even though it can feel like it]]), so you're not obligated to work on it no matter your mood. If you find you're [[ThePurge finding stupidity that needs to be removed wherever you go]] and it's irritating you more and more, taking a break is probably a good idea. Likewise, don't use this kind of editing [[ItsAllAboutMe as a way of getting your stress out]].

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Keep your mood in mind. If you're having a bad day or in a bad mood in the first place, it's probably a good idea not to go editing. TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes is not your job ([[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife even though it can feel like it]]), so you're not obligated to work on it no matter your mood. If you find you're [[ThePurge finding stupidity that needs to be removed wherever you go]] and it's irritating you more and more, taking a break is probably a good idea. Likewise, don't use this kind of editing [[ItsAllAboutMe as a way of getting your stress out]].
7th Feb '15 2:43:28 PM shimaspawn
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* While edit reasons are not and should not be citations, they can be used to verify content as being something legitimately added in good faith rather than vandalism or trolling. This is very important, especially when changing a page to reflect something like a creator's death, or a trope generally seen to be one of SturgeonsTropes or having UnfortunateImplications in a work, where a vandal edit may very well be a problem.

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* While edit reasons are not and should not be citations, they can be used to verify content as being something legitimately added in good faith rather than vandalism or trolling. This is very important, especially when changing a page to reflect something like a creator's death, or a trope generally seen to be one of SturgeonsTropes a trope that's hard to use well or having UnfortunateImplications in a work, where a vandal edit may very well be a problem.
11th Feb '14 9:11:23 AM MrDeath
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* It points to exactly what you've changed on the page as a quick reference, especially if it is a major change.

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* It points to exactly what you've changed on the page as a quick reference, especially if it is a major change.
change. Or even if it's a minor change--take pity on the poor troper who scours a paragraph looking for what you edited and not realizing you simply added a comma in the center of it.
16th Jan '14 2:40:34 AM LongLiveHumour
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* It helps people to understand why the information was undesired in the first place. As in, if you are going so far as to remove information someone has taken time to share, it's only polite to tell them why. In the cases of things such as {{natter}} and {{NSFW}} links, some new users may be genuinely unaware that Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage or linking to a [[ImageBooru Gelbooru]] pool is unwelcome and unwanted. Leaving a polite edit reason linking to the page on the policy related to the removed material is a courtesy that may help them to become a productive editor.

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* It helps people to understand why the information was undesired in the first place. As in, if you are going so far as to remove information someone has taken time to share, it's only polite to tell them why. In the cases of things such as {{natter}} Administrivia/{{natter}} and {{NSFW}} links, some new users may be genuinely unaware that Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage or linking to a [[ImageBooru Gelbooru]] pool is unwelcome and unwanted. Leaving a polite edit reason linking to the page on the policy related to the removed material is a courtesy that may help them to become a productive editor.
12th Dec '13 10:42:13 PM DriftingSkies
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* Similarly to the above, due to the custom-title system, if a page is cut, all pages with the same title in all namespaces will all be displayed as a RedLink. [[labelnote:Example]]If Laconic.TropesAreFlexible were cut, then Administrivia.TropesAreFlexible would display as a red link, though the page would still exist.[[/note]] Null editing such a page will correct this problem.

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* Similarly to the above, due to the custom-title system, if a page is cut, all pages with the same title in all namespaces will all be displayed as a RedLink. [[labelnote:Example]]If Laconic.TropesAreFlexible were cut, then Administrivia.TropesAreFlexible would display as a red link, though the page would still exist.[[/note]] [[/labelnote]] Null editing such a page will correct this problem.
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