I'm not at all surprised to see AwesomeMusic.Vocaloid
on that list; that's been growing at an exponential rate for a while now. (I've finally completed my sweep of uses of "this troper" and "why isn't song X on this page yet!?" on the Awesome Music
subpages, as well as most extraneous code in Youtube links, so this is the one that leaps out at me most readily.) Perhaps this belongs on the discussion page for the page itself rather than in this thread (I'll post this there as well), but here goes anyway.
One thing I do notice about the page - and this won't save 50,000 characters, but I'll mention it anyway to clear up a question I've had for a while - is that almost every song title on the page is rendered in italics, whereas the convention I've read elsewhere is that album
titles are italicised (eg, Who's Next
) and song titles are put in quotes (eg, "Won't Get Fooled Again"). Although even if it did save 50,000 characters (which, again, it won't, there aren't 25,000 titles on the page), it would only be a temporary fix.
That aside, the page pretty much can't be trimmed down without being split - most of the examples are already borderline Zero Context Examples
along the lines of "Her cover of (Youtube link)", and I checked that the Youtube links have been shorn of all extraneous code (if that even contributes to the character count). Even removing what cruft may still linger either won't save 50,000 characters or will only be a temporary fix.
The obvious thing might be to split it by performer... except there are forty-one
subfolders (36 for individuals, four for other categories, and one for unsorted examples), and some only have one example in them. Perhaps there are ways to group multiple subfolders on subpages, but I don't know enough about the genre to know how that might be done (are some of the performers from the same creators, for example?). Alternatively, perhaps only the largest folders can be moved over to individual subpages - seems to have worked for a number of other oversized pages so far (AwesomeBosses.Video Games
- or Awesome.VideoGameBosses as it once was - leaps to mind) - and others can be moved to new subpages as their folders grow.
edited 13th Oct '12 11:33:20 PM by mlsmithca