Administrivia: Locked Pages
Is an article being desecrated
repeatedly at an alarming rate? Is it the subject of heavy debate and constant changes
? In either case, if these become too much of a problem, then you've probably got a page that needs to be locked by an administrator or moderator until such unproductive tendencies are resolved (which, sadly, almost never happens). This can be a depressing sight on any wiki when a page is in need of Wiki Magic
(or attention from grammaticians
) — the best option is to try keeping things productive so administrators have to do this as little as possible.
Moderators (listed here
) have locking authority on this wiki, and can also edit them to fix problems. To get their attention, post your request on the forum, in the sticky topic about edits to locked pages.
If you want to request that a page be unlocked, you can get the moderators' attention in this sticky topic.
There used to be an autolocking system which locked all cut pages to prevent people recreating them. Certain pages that the community has decided upon as not coming back in a million years
are put in the Permanent Red Link Club
If you were directed here when you clicked the "edit" button on an article (even though it had a lock icon instead, you crazy dedicated troper, you), it means the article is locked. Look below for the reason. If you don't see the article in question here, or on Permanent Red Link Club
for blank locked articles, don't panic — maybe we haven't gotten around to listing it yet. Post in Ask The Tropers
or the TV Tropes Fora
At the moment, the following pages are locked:
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- Christina Hendricks: Multiple attempts to put tropes about the person there, including gushing.
- Adolf Hitler: Controversial image caption change, and potential for controversial edits in general.
- Rob Liefeld: Creator- and work-bashing.
- The Prophet Muhammad: Islamophobic vandalism.
- Barack Obama: This has been drawing heat... again. Cautionary lock until the political rhetoric season is over.
- Accidental Nightmare Fuel: Examples lockout due to continuous Trope Decay.
- All Anime Is Naughty Tentacles: Restored after being cut due to NSFW content.
- All Men Are Rapists: Flame Bait induced from being a Rape-related trope.
- Laconic.All Your Colors Combined: Locked to keep the colour markup joke intact (since the color markup was disabled site-wide, any edit to the page will turn the text black).
- America Saves the Day: Edit warring over Real Life examples and excessive Misplaced Nationalism on the page towards and against the US.
- Anatomically Impossible Sex: Examples lockout.
- Analysis.Anti Hero: Consistent problem with type labels.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: To keep examples from overloading the main page (they're in subpages for a reason), and also to prevent the use of images on the main page (if necessary, they can go on one of the subpages).
- Laconic.Artistic License and the Laconics of all the Artistic License-X pages, to prevent the restoration of the completely useless "X DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY! GOOD NIGHT!!" meme.
- Baka: Examples lockout.
- Bara Genre: Index lockout.
- Base Breaker: Examples lockout after repeated restoration of the examples.
- Big Bra to Fill: Examples attracted gushing and bad examples.
- Bile Fascination: Natter magnet.
- Bishoujo: Examples lockout.
- Brother-Sister Incest: Presumably to prevent anyone from adding any images. This Wiki is intended to be family-friendly, thank you.
- Chekov's Gun: People who don't get the joke trying to "correct" it.
- The Chick: Edit Warring and constant rewrites to try to make it about feminism rather than the character type.
- Church of Happyology: Locked to prevent They-Who-Must-Only-Be-Implied-Or-Else actually appearing on the page and inviting a kerfluffle.
- Compensated Dating: Issues with advertisers. Unlike the other pages which had this problem, however, there is no examples lockout.
- Complaining About Shows You Don't Like: After Complaining about People Not Liking the Show had its examples deleted, someone dumped them here. After that, it was locked to prevent any more examples or complaining about the examples being deleted. We never allowed examples for this anyway, since Complain About Shows You Dont Like was created (and since deleted).
- Complete Monster: Kept getting edited to play with the very strict definition, even though we agreed to leave it alone and put examples in the subpages. The subpages are now getting cleaned and locked to prevent further natter, edit wars, and shoehorning; if a subpage is locked, it's for that reason.
- Creator's Pet: The main article is for definition only. Add examples in the subpages; any change to the definition must be discussed in the forum thread.
- Cult Classic: Given an Example Sectionectomy.
- Dandere: Examples lockout. The page defines the Fanspeak term. For the broader trope and examples from media, see Sugar and Ice Personality.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: Creepy gushing.
- Dominatrix: Examples lockout after issues with advertisers.
- Double Standard: Attracted excessive amounts of complaining about the topic as well as heated debates and soapboxing over feminism.
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Flame Bait induced from being a Rape-related trope.
- Edit War: Examples lockout. Many of the examples had a "You lost! Neener neener!" tone to them.
- Emo Teen: The definition is broad and subjective, and the term "Emo" itself is heavily stigmatized. Examples also attracted character bashing and natter.
- Ephebophile: Examples lockout.
- Euroshlock: Controversial nature of the topic.
- DarthWiki.Fallen Creator: Vandalism target.
- False Rape Accusation: The YKTTW of this trope attracted heated debate, so this page was launched with a lock on it. The very touchy nature of this trope would just attract flame wars.
- Fetish: Examples lockout after issues with advertisers.
- Fetish Fuel: Examples lockout. The examples often got out of Family Friendly territory way too easily. Previous examples were moved into an off-site wiki.
- Fetish-Fuel Future: Emergency Example Sectionectomy after issues with advertisers.
- Five-Man Band: Definition drift. Its subpages are also locked to prevent more Zero Context Examples from being added without discussion. The 'band members' subtropes are still unlocked except for The Chick (see above).
- Freud Was Right: Examples lockout.
- The Fundamentalist: Refusal to allow atheists to be included as fundamentalist, discussion over including fanaticism. Repeatedly reverted moderator and admin edits.
- Garbage Post Kid: Examples brought nothing but Flame Bait, natter, This Troper, and nasty accusations, eventually attracting spiteful comments from one of the parties mentioned. Besides, most examples were too broad.
- Geek: Problems with bloat and definition drift.
- Gorn: Creepy examples.
- Gratuitous Rape: Flame Bait induced from being a Rape-related trope.
- Green Eyes: Repeated edit warring about whether several characters' eyes were green or hazel.
- Griefer: Real life examples lockout to prevent it from becoming a Self-Demonstrating Article.
- Hatedom: Examples lockout due to trolling and flame wars. Considering that any work can have a hatedom, adding examples is completely unnecessary.
- Hentai: Examples lockout as part of the site's No Lewdness policy.
- Het: Original version had a digression about fandoms and opinions about the trope that left little for the actual description. Locked to keep its readable state.
- High Functioning Autism: Locked to prevent biased editing following a content dispute.
- Hollywood Tactics: Locked due to persisting Natter problems.
- Horny Devils: One of the Sexual Harassment and Rape Tropes locked to keep it clean.
- Quotes.Humans Are Bastards: Locked to maintain quality control.
- ImageLinks.Memetic Molester: Lewdness lockout.
- Internet Counterattack: Edit warring over the Zoe Quinn debacle.
- Internet Tough Guy: Examples lockout. Most of the old examples were used to complain about people on the internet by latching onto any slightly mean thing they said.
- It Was His Sled: Examples lockout to prevent accidental spoilerage when people add spoilers that don't qualify for the trope.
- Kuudere: Examples lockout. The page defines the Fanspeak term. For the broader trope and examples from media, see Sugar and Ice Personality.
- Lolicon: Examples lockout due to nebulous legality in English-speaking countries and issues with advertisers. If it was unlocked, it would deter advertisers and attract NSFW ads.
- Mary Sue: Edit wars over attempts to rewrite the incredibly complicated definition.
- Sinkhole: To keep the page tidy.
- Snuff Film: Examples lockout.
- Squick: Examples brought constant natter and This Troper, plus we really don't need a page of gross stuff. Also, having examples here is somewhat pointless, considering we have Disgust Tropes, and a character's reaction will often be similar to the audience's reaction.
- “Stop Having Fun” Guys: Examples lockout due to arguments over content and trope definition. Considering that the trope is more based around personal experiences, the discussion tab is more fitting for examples.
- Tech Fu: Formerly described Gadgeteer Genius and Mad Scientist. The page is still there to define it as fan speak.
- True Art: The Self Demonstrating joke got way too out of hand and was burying the index. It has since been moved to its own page.
- 4chan: Locked for safety reasons; its creation was long postponed because of the site's controversial nature.
- YMMV.Adventure Time: Fan arguments over a particular character turned the page into a continual flame war.
- Asperchu: As a satire of the life of Sonichu's author, it had the same problems as the comic. Page now has a cleaned-up description and trope list, but will likely remain locked until further notice.
- YMMV.Avatar: Edit warring and debates over the film's "originality".
- The Bible, YMMV.The Bible and Characters.The Bible: Chronic edit war over Trope definitions and proper page tone and perspective, no doubt due to the subject matter.
These pages are meant to guide tropers on how to go about editing on the wiki. As such, the pages themselves have no need of examples or definition-tweaking. Some pages must be locked to prevent either from happening. If the pages were locked for different reasons, it will be specifically noted below.
- All archive pages are locked and will not be edited for anything. That's why they're archives.
- All-Blue Entry: Originally an article that included a list of such pages. Now such shrines of sinkholery are forbidden.
- American Political System: Tempting target for soapboxing.
- The Archive of Bellicose Lexicon Entities: It was a series of articles listing tropers accordingly to their visions on trope naming, images, example lists and the like. Since it was determined that these articles, rather than serving their purpose as fun places for like-minded tropers to associate, were inspiring antagonism and factionalism among our user base, they have been discontinued and all of them now redirect back to that index, which now remains as a means of defining the acronyms only, and is locked to prevent tropers from listing themselves on one of those categories, which they can simply do through their userpages anyway.
- Asperger Syndrome: Attracted bloat.
- DieForOurShip.Inu Yasha: Apparently houses one of the most rabid and militant shipping wars of all time.
- The Great Comics Crash of 1996: Edit Warring.
- It's Not Porn, It's an Index: Restored after cut.
- Laconic Wiki, Synopsis, and Quotes Wiki: The indexes were too big to be on a editable wiki page and not crash the server, but locking the page would not let the index update. Instead, there is a link to a non wiki page that lists every page with the corresponding namespace.
- Microsoft Windows: Pre-emptive lock to prevent trolling that got Microsoft itself put on the PRLC.
- Permanent Red Link Club: Vandal target.
- Pot Hole: Didn't work as a Self-Demonstrating Article, but kept getting edited to be one.
- WallBangers.Professional Wrestling: Became a flame-fest between fans and haters.
- Ryona: Examples lockout and it was a flame magnet.
- Troper Demographics: Contained too many characters and started crashing the server. The list was replaced with simply a demographic picture from Google Analytics.
- DarthWiki.Tropers Law: To keep it from becoming a troll magnet.
- Wiki Vandal: Obvious vandalism magnet.
- Your Mileage May Vary: Technically not a trope, but was used as one anyway. Given its very broad and subjective nature, this resulted in links to the page getting overused. Definition was deleted and currently used as a redirect to YMMV. The only reason it exists in the first place is because it was the old name for Love It or Hate It.
Deliberate Red Links
The following tropes are infamous for existing both on this page and in the Permanent Red Link Club
. While these pages still exist for definition purposes, their actual use on this wiki is highly
- No Just No: Originally created for a character's reaction to a Squicky moment, it got misused as a pothole for editors inserting their own reaction to what was in the example. In-Universe examples were moved to "No. Just... No" Reaction. While redlinked, this is still used as a redirect to the new article to keep appropriate links and remove unnecessary wicks.
- Sliding Scale Of Anti Heroes: The scale was broken down into discrete tropes and the link was made a redirect to Analysis.Anti Hero.
- This Troper: Attempts to make it self-demonstrating that undermine the point behind the article, as well as attempts to rewrite the definition out of a misguided belief that saying it's okay on that page will suddenly change the prevailing attitude. Its use in the first-person is not wanted outside of designated areas.
- X Just X: Verbal Tic. Originally existed as a page to discourage examples that gave no context as to how they fit a trope, but the page's title inspired people to make potholes to the page. Now known as Zero-Context Example.