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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. programmer's whine

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 December 2013

another programmer's thing

edited 23rd Dec '13 2:09:06 PM by Willbyr

Wiki markup works in the forum. You don't need to spell out the entire URL.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
 927 Cobalt Hyper Max, Sat, 19th May '12 5:07:12 PM from In the data realm
Gakuen ni ikimashou!
Okay then.

 928 Oreochan, Mon, 21st May '12 9:17:03 AM from Pennsylvania
I'm going to do Characters.Wrestle Angels. I'm not sure how I'm going to split Narm.Film and TearJerker.Literature. Most of the entries are too small to get their own pages.
"Learning without thinking is labor lost. Thinking without learning is dangerous."
When you get a chance, can we get an update on this, Fast One?

 930 Willbyr, Mon, 21st May '12 7:08:06 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Nevermind

edited 21st May '12 7:08:35 PM by Willbyr

 931 Earl of Sandvich, Mon, 28th May '12 10:27:10 PM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Wings of steel, deadly wheels
The Phineas and Ferb trope lists have been resorted.
Status of possible Fallout RP idea: Hiatus until finals end.
 932 Final Starman, Thu, 7th Jun '12 6:32:38 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
I moved eight folders on Scenery Porn to their own subpages since the article had over 380000 characters, largely because of the Video Games and Film folders. Should I have given every folder its own page?

This was my first time splitting a page. smile
Seeking for Light
General policy is that if you're splitting a page's examples, you move all the examples onto subpages. It doesn't always happen, but it's considered good form.

 934 Final Starman, Fri, 8th Jun '12 3:01:41 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
I was reluctant to do that to the folders with only one or two examples. I will at least give Music and Comic Books their own pages. But first, should I have Newspaper Comics and Comic Books be in different folders on SceneryPorn.Comics, or should those be on separate pages?

EDIT: Likewise, should Card Games and Tabletop Games have the same subpage?

edited 8th Jun '12 3:03:01 PM by FinalStarman

Seeking for Light
I'd leave them separate, personally, but I'd also recommend waiting to see what other have to say, as I'm not really an expert on this subject.

I would leave them together on one page. 80% of "card games" are either going to be Magic: The Gathering or Yu-Gi-Oh!, and we don't need a full subpage for those two games.

 937 Final Starman, Fri, 8th Jun '12 9:02:47 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
Not to mention there's only one short Tabletop Games example… I think I know what to do with this one. Thanks. smile
 938 Oreochan, Thu, 14th Jun '12 3:45:23 PM from Pennsylvania
I'm going to do Characters.Friendship Is Magic-BackgroundPonies. Given that most of Narm.Film's entries are too small to get their own pages, would splitting them alphabetically make more sense?

edited 14th Jun '12 3:49:19 PM by Oreochan

"Learning without thinking is labor lost. Thinking without learning is dangerous."
(off-topic) The Narm namespace still has the Flamebait banner. Dunno if that's a problem.

 940 nrjxll, Wed, 27th Jun '12 5:10:09 PM Relationship Status: Not war
Isn't it supposed to?

Well, that's what I was asking. I know the main Narm page is just a normal YMMV, but on the other hand the Narm namespace bizarrely has the YMMV coloring (isn't that just for works' YMMV pages and the Just for Fun tabs?), as opposed to Darth Wiki like Narm used to have.

 942 Oreochan, Mon, 2nd Jul '12 8:15:08 AM from Pennsylvania
Can we get a new page length report? The last one was almost two months ago.
"Learning without thinking is labor lost. Thinking without learning is dangerous."
updated list
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
Sandbox.Hottip Cleanup T is just a list used for the hottip cleanup project, so I just did a rough split of the page into two further subpages.

 945 Earl of Sandvich, Mon, 2nd Jul '12 8:56:26 PM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Wings of steel, deadly wheels
nvm (given the page is unlocked), although I'm not sure what to do about splitting archives (referring to the Archive.Lost And Found page).

edited 2nd Jul '12 9:00:12 PM by EarlOfSandvich

Status of possible Fallout RP idea: Hiatus until finals end.
 946 Septimus Heap, Tue, 3rd Jul '12 1:23:11 AM from Madrid, Spain Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
[up]Archives ought to be locked.

 947 jkbeta, Tue, 3rd Jul '12 1:24:53 AM from right behind you Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Created a sandbox with links, Sandbox.Large Pages, and fixed the page generation script.

 948 Oreochan, Wed, 4th Jul '12 12:09:01 AM from Pennsylvania
Mazinger Z and Fan-Preferred Couple are done. I'll do Stepford Smiler, Needs More Love and Saint Seiya next.
"Learning without thinking is labor lost. Thinking without learning is dangerous."
 949 Earl of Sandvich, Wed, 4th Jul '12 3:43:15 AM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Wings of steel, deadly wheels
Just resorted the tropes for The Simpsons and also split BetterThanItSounds.VideoGamesN-Z.

Also preemptively rearranged the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic tropes (The A-G page gathering more than 380000 characters; still pending index change through mod edit request) and split the Team Fortress 2 WMG page (also more than 380000 characters prior to split)
Status of possible Fallout RP idea: Hiatus until finals end.
Terradorablyfying
I've done the Wheel of Time character sheet. *dies quietly*
Merge those duplicates! Fix that factual error! Delete that shoehorned non-example! You have the power! Meta Four
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