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Lots of incoming wicks that need fix (Chekov's Gun): Ptitleurwof45r56ea get usage counts

 1 Twentington, Sat, 2nd Jul '11 1:48:47 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Restarting the Chekov's Gun discussion. I don't want the trope cut this time, so please don't re-lock this. I wasn't aware that it'd previously tried to get cut and failed.

However, there are currently 155 wicks to it that should be linking to Chekhov's Gun, with two H's. I'm asking for help in cleaning that up.
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

 2 Madrugada, Sat, 2nd Jul '11 1:53:15 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Have you checked those wicks to be sure that they're wrong?
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 3 Twentington, Sat, 2nd Jul '11 2:19:34 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
I have. Nearly all of them are from works, so it's obvious that they're wrong, but just to be sure, the first 20 or so I checked were all wrong.
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

 4 Madrugada, Sat, 2nd Jul '11 2:22:20 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Ok, then. I'm going to move this thread to the Special Projects area, so that the folks who like working on big projects can find it.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
Dragon Writer
Fixed the T thru Z range. 75% misuse/misspelled.
 6 Micah, Wed, 6th Jul '11 1:26:47 PM from the Midwest
It sure would be nice if there were a way to watchlist "related to" pages.
132 is the rudest number.
 7 Twentington, Thu, 7th Jul '11 3:34:52 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Still needs a lot of work people.
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

Dragon Writer
Fixed the L thru S range — 23 of 40 (57%) misspelled.
 9 bwburke 94, Wed, 13th Jul '11 7:23:51 PM from Massachusetts Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
PULL TO OPEN
Don't forget the links to ptitles and the like...
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Dragon Writer
All fixed now (except of course for locked pages), less than 50 correct wikilinks to Chekov's Gun.
 11 Spark 9, Sat, 6th Aug '11 1:59:43 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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...why do we even have this page? It's a plausible typo and should be a redirect to the correctly-spelled trope name. And indeed, it attracts incorrect wicks like honey attracts flies. Yeah, I'm all in favor of on-wiki meta-humor, but this is so bland it's not even a joke.
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 12 Trigger Loaded, Sat, 6th Aug '11 8:32:37 AM from Canada, eh? Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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[up] Two reasons. First, we don't make redirects on misspellings. Second, this page has the Blessings of Eddie. There was one troper that must have put it on the cutlist five times.

It's a harmless, funny joke. No need to get upset over it.
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 13 Septimus Heap, Wed, 4th Jan '12 12:52:42 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Does this thread also cover non-ptitle links? - those directly to Chekov's Gun, I mean?. If so, I've just cleaned them up. See here. There are a few issues that I will look into in the targeted pages.

[up][up] Harmless? It's literally one letter away from the name of another trope. A slight typo could misdirect links there.

edited 5th Jan '12 4:36:27 PM by HiddenFacedMatt

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 15 bwburke 94, Thu, 12th Jan '12 4:49:29 PM from Massachusetts Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
PULL TO OPEN
What about moving it to the Just for Fun namespace, and making Main.Chekovs Gun a disambiguation saying "You may have meant Chekhov's Gun" or something?
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[up] I like that idea.

 17 Madrugada, Thu, 12th Jan '12 7:47:06 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
If all the wicks have been fixed, then this thread has served its purpose. We aren't going to turn it into a general "Does the page need to be changed and if so, how?" thread

edited 12th Jan '12 7:48:07 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!
 18 nrjxll, Thu, 12th Jan '12 8:13:03 PM Relationship Status: Not war
I would argue that a thread of that nature should be created, however, though it would be more appropriate for the Trope Repair Shop. I actually like this page compared to a lot of our other Just for Fun things, but something that attracts this level of misuse by its very nature is not 'harmless' by a long shot.

 19 Septimus Heap, Fri, 20th Jan '12 5:33:05 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
That stuff - page repairs or fixes - goes indeed in TRS.

About[up]: No, this thread hasn't served it's purpose until people stop mis-wicking to Chekov's Gun. And I can't see anything like this happening soon.

EDIT To Add: And sure enough, I just had to clean up more mis-wicking.

edited 22nd Jan '12 4:41:48 AM by SeptimusHeap

 20 nrjxll, Fri, 20th Jan '12 2:38:43 PM Relationship Status: Not war
[up]What I mean is that to prevent mis-wicking, we're going to have to change the page somehow. And that's a matter for Trope Repair Shop.

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