Sexy new way to boost forum coolness. (The Herald Thread):

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In uffish thought
@Lu, #660: I've never posted in Trope Talk. Do you really want me to try for heraldship there? It might be... interesting; I would also receive my own welcome if ever I do post!

The only "real" forum I'd consider being the herald for at the moment is already taken, and Willbyr does a good job and has written a very good PM. If ever he didn't want it anymore then I'd be happy to herald there, but I'm not going to attempt to uproot him. smile

Sooo, can I be the Sandbox herald? wink
But I have so many candidates for the sandbox, and it's such a difficult job! evil grinevil grinevil grin

You don't post in the media forums or the right side, huh? Shame.
I've thought about it some more and I think I will withdraw my heraldship application, so please go ahead and award the position to Final Starman.
Withdrawing your application doesn't mean the remaining candidate will earn the position. I may not be happy with his application, or may not be happy with either of them(this is hypothetical. I haven't looked at either draft adequately).

The reason why you haven't heard much isn't because your drafts are bad. It's because I have exams. Exams make me busy. Busy me is a bad mod.
No, it's not because I think my draft is bad. It's because I feel I'm only interested in the position for selfish and ill-guided motives, and this site is causing me stress, so I may need to take a break of indeterminate length in the near future.
681 Parable13th Jun 2012 02:03:45 PM from California , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
State of Mind
Yack Fest Herald here with a technical request. My Welcome PM has a direct mention of the thread for sex talk, Fetishes. As of today that thread was renamed to The Nunnery. Could the welcome message be revised to change to the new name?
And it's a long way forward, so trust in me. I'll give them shelter, like you've done for me
Done, Parababble.
683 Parable13th Jun 2012 02:12:02 PM from California , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
State of Mind


That's a new one. And I'm amazed it hasn't been used before.
And it's a long way forward, so trust in me. I'll give them shelter, like you've done for me
It hasn't? Yack Fest, I am disappoint.
685 FinalStarman13th Jun 2012 02:14:10 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
ed in you.
I have always wanted to do that.

edited 13th Jun '12 2:14:51 PM by FinalStarman

686 TParadox13th Jun 2012 08:46:58 PM , Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
I first read that pronounced "Parab-abble", which has been done, with the dash and just a single B.

But then I read it as "Para-babble".
I noticed both Literature drafts lack a link to the forum rules and the spoiler policy. Can we fix that?
688 ryzvonusef20th Jun 2012 04:23:32 AM from Pakistan , Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
[up]I fixed mine w.r.t. to Forum Rules, but I do not see a standardised spoiler policy for forums (there is one for tropes, but that doesn't apply to forums)

I covered that by writing:
We are finalizing a spoiler policy; but for now, please spoiler text any spoiler from the latest released book, or any leaks regarding the upcoming ones.

Link to draft:

edited 20th Jun '12 4:31:33 AM by ryzvonusef

689 Willbyr20th Jun 2012 05:43:31 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
[up] The spoiler policy is officially in place.
690 TotemicHero20th Jun 2012 06:08:48 AM from the next level
Not a bug!
Hmm, looks like we need to brainstorm what "spoilers" mean in the context of each form of media, so people don't jump into a subforum and complain about excessive spoilers (or excessive spoiler tags).

For example, because of the single page update format that most webcomics use, very little is actually going to be treated as spoilers, simply because most individual pages do not move the story forward that much.

I'll think about this.
Expergiscēre cras, medior quam hodie. (Awaken tomorrow, better than today.)
691 ryzvonusef20th Jun 2012 11:09:19 AM from Pakistan , Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
[up][up]Ooh, that must be a recent addition.

Anyways, I changed it as follows

* The Forum rules also contain a section on Spoiler Policy; TL;DR, please spoiler text any spoiler from the latest released book, or any leaks regarding the upcoming ones.

How's that?

edited 20th Jun '12 11:10:08 AM by ryzvonusef

Looks okay. You're set up for Literature.
In uffish thought
Since people are being set up... Serious question: As a joke, may I be the Sandbox herald, or is it not worth it? I don't mind either way.
694 ryzvonusef21st Jun 2012 10:31:08 PM from Pakistan , Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
[up]Thanks! In fact I got a PM about it before I knew I had been installed. A lot of old timers are going to get the welcome message, aren't they?

Now to setup my directory...

"Twirls Fingers" Ano... do I get the Herald Badge too?

edited 21st Jun '12 10:31:33 PM by ryzvonusef

Oh dear, that sounds so...Hinata-ish! Do not want.

I sent you a badge.
696 Parable22nd Jun 2012 12:53:04 AM from California , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
State of Mind
" A lot of old timers are going to get the welcome message, aren't they?"

I always find this highly amusing when I check my PM's and see and old timer got the welcome message.
And it's a long way forward, so trust in me. I'll give them shelter, like you've done for me
697 ryzvonusef22nd Jun 2012 03:15:59 AM from Pakistan , Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
[up][up]Thanks. Also, Hinata is cool ;P

[up]But on the upside, you get to meet new people! One of the old timers on literature sent me a bemused PM, one thing let to another, and now we have a healthy discussion going on about books!
Nocturna, your message needs to be updated, since the stickies in Special Efforts have shifted around a bit.
In uffish thought
I'm another person submitting a draft for Wiki Talk. Gaah, it feels so long! Well, the TRS PM is longer — just. Please do tell me if there's anything that can be done without, or anything I've missed.

Good morning/afternoon/evening/youshouldbeinbed, [[troper]], and thanks for stopping by Wiki Talk!

Sadly, this isn't a place where the Wiki Incarnate can come and bestow its wisdom upon us, but it's the next best thing: The place where we can discuss anything to improve the wiki or forum so that it will one day gain sentience. This is where stuff related to policy goes, and it can also be a catch-all for things that don't fit in another discussion area — more about those later.

Wiki Talk is the main place for more serious wiki discussions. Implementing a standard, wondering about a guideline, sorting a namespace out... These things can all be put here. Go ahead and make your posts amusing/witty, but keep it limited, relevant, and on-topic; Yack Fest is the place for joking around. Constructive criticism of policies or ideas is welcome here, but complaint threads will be locked or nuked.

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It's now "later". If it isn't, then you've probably been reading this message from bottom to top or you interact rather strangely with time. This is a recap of the other areas to discuss things related to the wiki or forums and roughly what goes in each one, since not everything belongs in Wiki Talk (great as this place is). Most relevant things should be covered; if you're unsure of where to put something or what to do about something you find, tell me and I'll try to figure out where it goes.

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edited 26th Mar '13 3:33:13 AM by Telcontar

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