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too-long page repair.:

Looks like we have a big page lock coming. Big in the sense of many pages and big in the sense that the pages to be locked are too big.

It looks like pages over 500, 000 characters (html formatted, that is) are crashing the server when someone tries to edit them.

They need to be fixed, anyway. Way too big for one page. They need to be broken up into subpages of a reasonable size.

I'm trying to get better about communicating before big changes, so we'll let this one run for a while before taking the action. The server crashes do come under the heading of 'urgent', though.

Here's a list of the pages impacted. Also see this page: Overly Long Pages

edited 20th Apr '14 3:46:24 PM by Madrugada

Latest counts.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
 802 Jeysie, Wed, 17th Aug '11 11:22:05 AM from Western Massachusetts
Diva of Virtual Death
OK, assuming I didn't screw it up somehow, Babylon 5 is now split (since the trope list was already soft-split by letter anyway).
Apparently I am adorable, but my GF is my #1 Groupie. (Avatar by Dreki-K)
It's super effective.
I think That Guy With The Glasses Index MIGHT have worked, if it didn't have an influx of new recruits over the last year and a half.

Split or delete?

It's super effective.
Hmm, can someone explain to me on Characters.Metaspace how Metaspace and Meta-technology are "characters"?

Looks like Headscratchers.Pokemon needs archiving again.

Taking on Prehistoric Life Dinosaurs. And done.

Maybe not the best place to ask, but can a writing team "invoke" or "enforce" Moral Event Horizon?

Also, there's some nasty flamebait on WMG.The Legend Of Zelda about "the creators' intent for the timeline". Should I just axe that crap, rather than move it to its rightful place on WMG.The Legend Of Zelda Timeline?

edited 17th Aug '11 2:14:16 PM by OldManHoOh

It's super effective.
Okay, someone else do WMG.The Legend Of Zelda. This is way too much hassle as well as crackpot theories for me to handle. And this is speaking as a Zelda fan who understands bits and pieces of the timeline.

 806 Kris Mahai, Wed, 17th Aug '11 4:40:29 PM Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Hm?
Split is done for "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
The Saint of Lost Causes
re:Metaspace: It was created (and is currently maintained by) someone who doesn't seem to know that we have an Unpublished Works section, because that's certainly what it is.

It's super effective.
[up]Ahh, as it's unpublished, I'm guessing the answer is "no".

Even so, I was talking about the Character sheet (which I believe still goes on the Characters namespace, even if it should be indexed on Unpublished Works).

edited 17th Aug '11 5:03:00 PM by OldManHoOh

It's super effective.
Done TriumphantExample.D To F.

Also done FanNickname.Video Games.

edited 17th Aug '11 6:06:07 PM by OldManHoOh

 810 Deboss, Wed, 17th Aug '11 11:15:12 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Next time somebody has a go, I'd appreciate screen shots for How to Split a Page.
 811 Kris Mahai, Thu, 18th Aug '11 12:23:14 AM Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Hm?
What exactly do you need screenshots of?
“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
 812 Deboss, Thu, 18th Aug '11 12:36:36 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Mostly, I want screen shots of interesting parts of the editing process. Anything where you have to click a button for instance, it's good to show people where the button is.
 813 Jeysie, Thu, 18th Aug '11 8:03:32 AM from Western Massachusetts
Diva of Virtual Death
@Deboss

You could try giving Girl Genius a go for your project; it too is already soft-split. It's just not split quite as conveniently as Babylon 5 was, so it's going to take a bit more time to figure out how many letter folders should go on which page. I just hadn't gotten around to it yet.
Apparently I am adorable, but my GF is my #1 Groupie. (Avatar by Dreki-K)
 814 emeriin, Thu, 18th Aug '11 8:17:38 AM Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
I think the TGWTG index should be deleted. There's a ridiculous amount of people now updating, and what purpose does it serve?
I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
You're just not into it.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
 816 emeriin, Thu, 18th Aug '11 8:31:42 AM Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
I'm probably misunderstanding, but I do love the site. It's just I don't see the point in an index where everything that happens in a new review can be found on their respective pages.
I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
 817 Kris Mahai, Thu, 18th Aug '11 9:29:50 AM Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Hm?
I think Eddie's joking that you're not into TGWTG enough for you to understand, but I might be wrong.

@Deboss: I'll try to get some screens next time I split, which should be sometime today.

Edit: Did you want screens of splitting a work or a trope? I was going to do a trope.

edited 18th Aug '11 9:31:24 AM by KrisMahai

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
It's super effective.
Done Real Life.

Anyone think that Characters.Bleach should be separated into something more legible than Bleach, Bleach 2, Bleach 2.1, Bleach 2.2 and Bleach 3? Call it a hunch, but I'm gathering they're not arc or season subtitles like "Torchwood: Miracle Day".

And I have no idea how the Trope Pantheons work; should Heroes And Villains be separated into Heroes and Villains?

edited 18th Aug '11 10:21:57 AM by OldManHoOh

 819 Kris Mahai, Thu, 18th Aug '11 1:46:28 PM Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Hm?
^ Even though the titles aren't really indicative, the pages are organized and detail specific groups of characters. Additionally, Characters.Bleach has a key detailing what characters are on each character page.
“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
 820 Ackbar 96, Thu, 18th Aug '11 2:40:44 PM from my secret lair. Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
It's a trope!
Justice League is done.
 821 Deboss, Thu, 18th Aug '11 11:35:27 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Don't care whether it's a work or a trope.
It's super effective.
Was planning to separate Awesome.Video Game Levels by genre, but what on Earth does NiGHTS Into Dreams fit into?

 823 Deboss, Fri, 19th Aug '11 10:39:53 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
I think it would be much better to split it based on alphabetical. Your much less likely to get arguments on what genre it fits in compared to what letter it starts with.
It's super effective.
Done Awesome.Video Game Levels. What next?

 825 Dragon Quest Z, Wed, 8th Feb '12 5:10:03 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
I'll work on splitting the That Guy With The Glasses Index page.
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
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