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[Official] Troper Tales Redesign and Rename:

mack
Ah there.smile

Edit - Well that's a terrible first post for a new page.

"Use the Troper Tales filter on the 'wiki edits' page."

To find added troper tales.

edited 19th Jul '11 10:20:13 AM by mack

TV Tropes: If the trope isn't in the repair shop you're doing it wrong. If a trope name doesn't describe the trope, rename it.
Humanoid of Many Names
Just thought I should point out that the archives for pages that were split for length (into media types or alphabetically) aren't accessible, because the new pages aren't split. Can this be fixed?
I am the spline that reticulates sideways.
Looking at that now.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
So, does adding a rule to prohibit people from adding themselves unless it's a roleplay or something sound good? That'd emphasis the anecdotal purpose of the namespace, and would hopefully fix the majority of problems it has.
 
 905 chihuahua 0, Wed, 20th Jul '11 1:53:23 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
[up] Eh...no. I'm not a fan of that rule. That would knock out pages like Author Appeal and Writing by the Seat of Your Pants.

We'd have exceptions, of course.
 
 907 Fighteer, Wed, 20th Jul '11 1:54:55 PM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
I will EXTERMINATE your unhappiness!
Not sure I understand. The point of TT is for people to add personal examples. Many tropes are forbidden from this, of course, due to squicky/fetishy/illegal subject matter, but it's not a general rule.

edited 20th Jul '11 1:55:27 PM by Fighteer

The idea would fix the issue of people focusing more on talking about themselves then contributing sincere examples, and the ego-stroking/sympathy-fishing/Complaining/bile/creepy shit/whatever would disappear as well.

For an example, see the TT Moment Of Awesome page for military service* - most of the examples people praising friends or relatives IIRC. Then compare it to the stupid one about tropers fighting off criminals/bullies or whatever where people start talking about how awesome they are.

late edit: I'm going off of memory here, so I apologize if I'm incorrect.

edited 20th Jul '11 5:17:58 PM by SpellBlade

 
 909 So We Ate Them, Thu, 21st Jul '11 12:11:07 AM from The Maneating Kelp-blob
Reap the wild wiiiind...
Hey, could somebody please at least announce on the news that Troper Tales got redone?
I think it would convince people to get their stuff out of archive.
Out eating the neighbors' tax forms, should be back soon.
 910 drunkscriblerian, Thu, 21st Jul '11 11:53:53 PM from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
The point of TT is for people to add personal examples. Many tropes are forbidden from this, of course, due to squicky/fetishy/illegal subject matter, but it's not a general rule.

That's why I like the new system of automatically recording your name for all to see. No more anonymous commentary.
If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed.

~Cora M. Strayer~
Has this discouraged people from writing bad entries, though?
 
 912 Fighteer, Fri, 22nd Jul '11 6:36:55 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
I will EXTERMINATE your unhappiness!
One can only hope. The usage of the new system is probably going to be lower than the old one, for this reason and for the fact that people tend to be Drive By Editors with regards to TT and may never get around to shifting their old entries off of the archive.
Pika is the bombchu!
Could we create a macro to make it easier for a troper to go through the old entries, tweak them a bit to fit the new standards, then dump them back onto the main Troper Tales page? Only allowing for entries that were signed to begin with, of course.
mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really
 914 originalhobbit, Tue, 26th Jul '11 11:55:24 AM from Northern California Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
The Tape Fairy
Ok, take a look at the troper tales for Identical Twin ID Tag. I reported it, but was that right route to take?
It's a good thing our last name isn't Drew, because then you'd be Nancy Drew and I'd be Andrew Drew.

-Andy Botwin
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.
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