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

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1 Twentington2nd Jul 2011 01:48:47 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 Madrugada2nd Jul 2011 01:53:15 PM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Have you checked those wicks to be sure that they're wrong?
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
3 Twentington2nd Jul 2011 02:19:34 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 Madrugada2nd Jul 2011 02:22:20 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.
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Dragon Writer
Fixed the T thru Z range. 75% misuse/misspelled.
6 Micah6th Jul 2011 01:26:47 PM from traveling the post-doc circuit , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
It sure would be nice if there were a way to watchlist "related to" pages.
132 is the rudest number.
7 Twentington7th Jul 2011 03:34:52 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 bwburke9413th Jul 2011 07:23:51 PM from Massachusetts , Relationship Status: Boffing Buffy
Willow is secretly the First Evil... Kappa
Don't forget the links to ptitles and the like...
Dragon Writer
All fixed now (except of course for locked pages), less than 50 correct wikilinks to Chekov's Gun.
11 Spark96th Aug 2011 01:59:43 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
...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.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
12 TriggerLoaded6th Aug 2011 08:32:37 AM from Canada, eh? , Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
$50 a day, plus expenses
[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 SeptimusHeap4th Jan 2012 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 bwburke9412th Jan 2012 04:49:29 PM from Massachusetts , Relationship Status: Boffing Buffy
Willow is secretly the First Evil... Kappa
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?
Seeking for Light
[up] I like that idea.
17 Madrugada12th Jan 2012 07:47:06 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

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
18 nrjxll12th Jan 2012 08:13:03 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 SeptimusHeap20th Jan 2012 05:33:05 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 nrjxll20th Jan 2012 02:38:43 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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