Tropers / Piterpicher

Holy fricks Batman, creepypic works everywhere. Even with a caption!

Hello, this is Piterpicher.

After a year of lurking (or possibly more? I still remember the previous update), I've joined this site on May 2017. Why did I join? Because there was misinformation that Five Nights at Freddy's 4 is the final FNAF game, when Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location was out. And yes, I became addicted to it like everyone else.

I'm also translating this site to Polish. Translating work pages is my current goal, and then I'll discuss Polish trope names. Best Polish trope names (in my opinion) should be simple, clear, and not too infantile. I gave up though... at least for now. May come back to it.

I have been lately seeing a big drop in pages in the Main/ namespace (due to cutting Main/ redirects) and a big rise in pages in the YMMV/ namespace. If it keeps going via YMMV/ pages exceeding Main/ pages, trope economy may be ruined... it will show this wiki cares more about fandom reactions than tropes. I think it's unlikely before the end of 2018, though. As of 7.3.2018, the numer of YMMV/ pages is 98% of Main/ pages.

Speaking of trope economy, did you know that according to Website Outlook, TV Tropes is worth over 1.5M$ (as of 19.3.2018)? Yup, yup, that's right.

If you're wondering how to pronounce my nickname, I generally say it like Peter-Pitcher... But I guess Peter-Picker isn't really wrong, either.

Also, I hope that Nintendo Switch will get an internet browser, for mobile editing. My phone is cool, but can't edit. The Switch should be stronger and more helpful. But it's been out for more than a year, and still no browser. Sad.

You may want to check out Willy Beamish Wiki, a wiki I started. However, I don't like Wikia due to their excessive use of templates. TV Tropes doesn't have such a problem, that's why I like them.

As you can see, one of my biggest flaws is thinking I can take on something big, and leaving it 50% done. Hope that I can change it to 60% someday, though.

I've put these paragraphs in the wrong order, but I don't care about that anymore.

Cool stuff:

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    Piterpicher's 4 main goals for TV Tropes (max can be 4) 
This is a list of goals I'll try to work on and hopefully finish them someday. While clearing them is not urgent, it will ensure sustainable development for TVT. The list is limited to 4 to put some focus.
  1. Launching .io Game in TLP
  2. Helping TV Tropes reach 400000 articles.
  3. Ascending Willy on Wheels on Pantheon.Criminal Actions.
  4. Raising the amount of Game Jolt games covered on this site. There's more than 80, I want 100.

    Trope Launch Pad proposals needing help 
  • Pinball Of The 2010s: Needs hats, would appreciate examples.
  • .io Game: Not my TLP, but needs hats and examples, since there's more than 50 .io games in this world. Also, the creator is not sure on a name, so we should discuss it first before launching.
  • Turkish Media: Not my TLP, but needs hats plus examples.
  • Armenian Media: Not my TLP, but needs hats and examples, especially to counter that discard bomb.
  • Croatian Media: This TLP is mine. And it needs hats and examples as well.

    My Story Generator result 

    Specific things I've done (in other words, achievements)
This editor is a Journeyman Editor +3/4 and is entitled to display this Service Badge.
I've done over 3500 contributions and been 10.5 months on this site.

    Personal notes for myself, based on my past mistakes (can be used as advice for yourself, too) 
  • You don't have to use "Hello, X here" opening your every post.
  • If you're reporting a problematic troper, mention their name.
  • Tell the official policy, not your recommendation.
  • Try to go with the consensus, don't break it all of a sudden.
  • Do not ask for edits on other tropers' pages, even if it's for typos, old indexing or namespacing.
  • Don't use The Wiki That Shall Not Be Named as a source of information.
  • If you're trying to defend a bad page's existance, the "It's pointless, but it won't harm anybody" argument won't achieve much.
  • It's best to create pages before asking for disambigs that contain them.
  • A duplicate image is when the same image appears shared between two of these: A trope page, a work page, a subpage, but not a character page.

    Tropes that apply to me 
  • Achievement System: A fan of these in games. Since TV Tropes doesn't have one (there were badges for service once, but they're gone), I use my tropers page as a place for achievements.
  • Always Male: I only have male avatars in my gallery, since I don't want to confuse anyone about my gender.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Yeah. Some think I'm high.
  • Grammar Nazi: More of a Namespace Nazi, though typos are also very annoying for me.
  • Mouthful of Pi: Downplayed. I can recite at least 36 digits from memory. Since some know over 100000, that's hardly an accomplishment.
  • Ninja Editor: Has anyone seen a post made by me that wasn't edited at least once.
  • Old Shame: Probably most of my edits made six months ago. And yes, that keeps going.
  • Single-Issue Wonk: Zig Zagged Trope. It's tough for me to focus on one Wiki thing at a time, but when I do, I put a lot of attention into it.

    My own quality scale for works and tropes in wicks, inspired by Wikipedia 
Note this only includes works and tropes. It's also just a rough guide, not a policy.
  • Stub Class: 0-4: An article should have at least 5 wicks to show it has 3+ examples and 2+ indexes. Note that a description, image and quote are important too, but it must have a few examples, or it may be cut and recreated at a later date. No articles should be here.
  • Start Class: 5-14: Reaching this class means a trope has found few examples in media or a work is relatively obscure. Further expansion may be a good idea, and no works that are very popular should be here.
  • C Class: 15-34: Getting to this class means a trope is used somewhat frequently or a work is slightly popular and interesting. These articles also tend to have a page quote, an image, and a fleshed out description. It's not a bad class at all, but more can probably be done.
  • B Class: 35-99: Reaching this point means a trope is quite important or a work appears to have die hard fans. These articles should also provide a great description and at least 3 indexes. No work in this class may be deleted unless it violates P5, but tropes can still be put in TRS to check for problems.
  • A Class: 100-999: To reach this class, an editor should aim high. Tropes have high importance and works may have actual fandoms. Inbounds are pretty high. Try giving subpages to these, like Quotes, Laconic, if it's a trope, Playing With, and if it's a work, YMMV and Trivia. Folderising the article to smaller chunks will also help. Pornographic works likely won't reach this point without P5 noticing.
  • Good Article Class: 1000-1499: If your work reached this point, feel proud of yourself. These tropes are frequent and very important, while works are popular and have many fans. Tropes should definitely have subpages said above unless they absolutely can't apply, and works should have YMMV, Trivia, and other subpages with icons. Works are uncutable at this point, and TRS for tropes is unlikely. Works in here are on Trope Kilowicked.
  • Bronze Featured Article Class: 1500-2999: Not everything will get this, but if it does... wow. Tropes are super important and commonly used, while works are sensational. Hard splits for article size may be necessary. Do not even think about cutting any works here or in higher classes, TRS for tropes is super unlikely. Works in this class or higher are listed on Trope Overdosed and tropes on Overdosed Tropes.
  • Silver Featured Article Class: 3000-5999: Twice as hard to reach as the previous class, but even cooler. Tropes are near essential, works are fricking hyper popular. Not much needs to be changed, other than splits or grammar improvement. TRS probably won't bother with these, see "Too Many Links" Clause.
  • Gold Featured Article Class: 6000-11999: Twice as hard to reach again, but incredibly satisfying. Tropes are epic, works are pop culture essentials. You can keep going to help these reach Platinum Featured, but no rush.
  • Platinum Featured Article Class: 12000+: The greatest TV Tropes achievement is to get tropes or works in this class, and definitely not something you can do alone. Tropes are near omnipresent, works are gigantic franchises. You can still keep going, but why not give weaker works some love?

    The Pyst song lyrics 
I'm sick of livin' in my livin' room,
I just can't see the shitty broom!
(Doo doo doo) I am pyst!
(Doo doo doo doo) Man, I just can't change my ugly mood,
Yes, I am one unhappy dude!
I'm pyst! (He's unhappy, so unhappy)
I could turn on my big TV,
But no one on there looks like me!
Makes me pyst! (Doo doo doo)
I change the channel, switch the switch,
Get the same old stupid bitch! (Change the channel, change the channel)
Man, I'm pyst!
A bunch of ugly superstars
Tryin' to sell me shoes and cars! (Cars and shoes, that's bad news)
Whoa, I'm pyst!
Maybe my ill mood would improve
If I put Egyptian food in a tube!
Like they say, just do it!
I could go bowling but I lost my ball,
I could hunt pigeons but I got 'em all!
I could go fishing with that other guy
But the only thing that bites
Is mosquitos and flies!
I could go to friends at work
But the boss is such a total jerk!
It gets me pyst! (Total jerk)
I'm changing tires, pumping gas
Which I've got in gobbling class!
Oh, pyst! (Gobbling class)
But every day I punch the clock
And still I'm hearing really hot!
Man, I'm pyyyst... (And he's pyst)
From 9 to 5, I bust my butt
Work like a slave and all for what?
I'm super pyst!
Is there some way I could change my luck?
I saw some aliens in my pickup truck!
Right now, my elders, are drinking champagne
Maybe I could have chocolate everyday!
Yeah... Now, hold on!
It may not be that bad...
Maybe it's my attitude about being too negative
Bumming myself out...
After all, I do have six channels on TV every which way
I have a room full of my medals
I know what to do if it rains
I have an athlete's body
But I still have athlete's foot
And I have a girlfriend who appreciates me
For who I am
Yeah... hey!
I feel so relifted
I'm gonna take me a little nap
Hey, ya highness!
Get your robot off that beast dog
Clean em' before they walk away
But baby!
This is supposed to be my castle
And all I get is pain and hassle!
(I'm so pyst) I'm pyst! (It's his castle)
You may really be the king
But I'm the queen so dig this thing!
Now I'm pyst! (Dig it dig it dig it dig it dig it dig it)
But I am old, get on my case
I only know one in my face
I'm pyst and I've got a right!
Yeah, I've got a left!
So wake up, smell the coffee time,
Go to work or you're history, piston!
Oh yeah?
But maybe I'm lifeless and you'll help, will ya?
And you'll be hootsin' tootsin' alone, big guy!
But I could be there and go from distant lands?
So go away!
This TV is nothing but trouble!
Lemme help with that!
Ugh, this is fun!
Yeah, go to the kitchen and make me ham, baby!

So long! Bear well!