TV Tropes Org

Forums

Projects: Long Term/Perpetual:
Calling all Grammar police!
search forum titles
google site search
Total posts: [40]
1
2

Calling all Grammar police!:

Similar to the NATTER ALERT thread, this thread is for shouting out that there is an article in dire need of grammar assistance. It is useful for those times when there is just too much to do, or you just can't bear to look at even one more misspelling at the moment without permanently losing your sweet disposition.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
Pronounced YAK-you-luss
Might as well kick us off - requesting serious assistance on Warhammer 40000 Trouble.
Freedom of speech includes the freedom for other people to call you out on your bullshit.
 3 Micah, Thu, 17th Mar '11 10:23:34 PM from the Midwest
I took a stab at the description, but it's worth noting that the fic seems to have been taken down. All the links are broken, and FF.net claims it doesn't have any Warhammer 40K/To Love Ru crossovers.

I'd appreciate it if someone could watchlist Cyrano de Bergerac; I think it's mostly OK at the moment, but there's a contributor who's very enthusiastic about adding to it and also seems not to be a native English speaker, and I only want to spend so much time cleaning up after him.

edited 17th Mar '11 10:25:47 PM by Micah

132 is the rudest number.
 4 Madrugada, Thu, 17th Mar '11 10:44:48 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Oh dear lord. That Warhammer page gave me a headache. I took a stab at it, but didn't get very far. I at least got all of the flagged items moved to their appropriate subpage, but half the time I couldn't even figure out what the example was supposed to be saying.

edited 17th Mar '11 11:00:06 PM by Madrugada

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
I'd send the guy to the English thread - his/her intentions are great, but he could use some help.
 
The Saint of Lost Causes
Took a stab at the Warhammer fic page, so its description is a little better, but if the fic has really been taken down, it seems like it's destined for the cutlist.

Element of love
Fixed as much as I could.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis
Pronounced YAK-you-luss
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn and its subpages aren't nearly as horrifying, but could still use some tweaking here and there. This is a case where I'd do it myself, but the pages are too big for my connection to handle.

edited 19th Mar '11 3:32:24 AM by Iaculus

Freedom of speech includes the freedom for other people to call you out on your bullshit.
grimAuxiliatrix
[up] That really needs a style fix, too. I'll give the main page a shot, and you guys can tell me what you think.

EDIT: Wow, that took a while! I wound up just fixing everything I could see, not just the grammar, which looks like it had already mostly been fixed. I left some questions on the discussion page about things I was unsure about.

edited 19th Mar '11 8:26:15 AM by BigT

Everyone Has An Important Job To Do
Pronounced YAK-you-luss
Nice work there. Posted a few amendments on the discussion page.
Freedom of speech includes the freedom for other people to call you out on your bullshit.
 11 Caits Meow, Mon, 21st Mar '11 5:12:34 PM from Statesboro, GA
Cyan Fawkes
I'll help watch the Cyrano de Bergerac page if no one else will. If there's any other pages that are in desperate need of upkeep, I don't mind pitching in.
"A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. "

-Mark Twain
Pronounced YAK-you-luss
Another one for the pile - Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering.
Freedom of speech includes the freedom for other people to call you out on your bullshit.
The Saint of Lost Causes
The description for Stupid Mario Brothers could use some attention.

grimAuxiliatrix
[up] Try it now. I even did the examples.
Everyone Has An Important Job To Do
 15 Morven, Wed, 20th Apr '11 5:42:54 PM from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
@laculus: I think the problem in Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering is not grammar per se. There's some awkward wordings, but most of it is simply that it's a giant wall of dull text that tries to namedrop every single possible associated trope name .

It needs some snap.
A brighter future for a darker age.
Cure Candy
Can someone go over Negima!?? I am not the best at grammar sadly.
 17 Deboss, Thu, 5th May '11 12:28:30 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Took a shot at it. My biggest grammatical flaw is that I tend to over comma my sentences, even if they're not run-ons.

edited 5th May '11 12:29:00 AM by Deboss

Trimmed down Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering.

edited 9th May '11 6:32:09 PM by Monarch

 19 scifiaddict, Tue, 17th May '11 9:55:24 PM from home, probably
scifiaddict
Hey I'm working on the useful notes page for Native Americans and I'm disgraphic so I fully admit my grammar sucks and sometimes my syntax is "unique" to put it nicely. I do alright with smaller entries but this is a fairly big project so I'm bound to miss a few mistakes. Just having` someone to just go over the page would be a big help.

 20 Deboss, Tue, 17th May '11 10:48:10 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Please provide a courtesy link. UsefulNotes.Native Americans.
[up][up] I gave it a once-over. Hope that helps.

Also cleaned up some of the grammar in UsefulNotes.Native Americans, and learned some interesting stuff to boot! grin
Ah, I didn't realize there was an official thread for this. I've been acting as a grammar cop for a while now editing various unintelligible entries for the sake of being able to understand what's being said.

Soul Power!
[up] So have I, as well as removing Natter, conversation in the main page and the use of first-person pronouns in examples.
I'LL SAW YOUR HEAD OFF!

Formerly Shadow Bender.

Wiki Talk Subforum
I've been reading a lot lately and I've noticed a TON of random capitalization and grammatical errors all over the place - more than usual, in fact. I've attempted to clean up what I've seen, but at this point I'm just frustrated. I didn't want to make a new thread because I myself don't post much at all, but if someone can direct me as to what I should do to make this more apparent so people who are present more often could be more attentive (and I will still make my effort as usual), I'd appreciate it.

Edit: Oh, I'm so not familiar with this forum's format. Nevermind, this is a sticky, so obviously it's apparent enough that there are errors. I can link pages I find that are trashed as I find them. I have a lot of time on my hands during the week, so if people want to add to the links, I can even make a Google Document or something, that way we don't go back over the same things.

edited 17th Mar '12 5:56:49 AM by hlyshft

Total posts: 40
1
2


TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy