Hello, [[troper]], and welcome to the Special Efforts subforum!
Special Efforts is the place to organize and participate in large-scale efforts to improve the wiki, such as wick moving (after renames or namespace migrations), wick cleaning (removing misuse), and page cleaning (removing natter, correcting formatting, moving misplaced elements onto their proper subpages, etc.). Our goal is to keep the wiki looking nice and functioning smoothly.
The stickied threads (the ones at the top that have the image of a note pinned to a board next to them) are for fixing ongoing, wiki-wide problems. If you have time to spare, take a look at these threads; there's always work to be done in them. If, in your wanderings across the wiki, you encounter a page which needs cleanup, but you don't have the time or knowledge to do it yourself, post a link and an explanation in the appropriate thread so that the problem can be fixed.
Three other significant threads are the Regarding the Trivia namespace
thread, which works to identify which pages should be classified as trivia; the Real Life section maintenance
thread, which primarily determines if specific tropes should be made No Real Life Examples, Please!
; and the Trope Description Improvement Drive
thread, which tries to improve unclear, digressive, or overly long trope descriptions. (The Trope Description Improvement Drive thread functions in the same way as the stickied threads: if you see a problem description and can't or don't feel qualified to fix it, post about it.) There are also threads for improving page quotations
and for collaborating on
the Playing With Wiki
. The remaining threads deal with specific cleanup efforts.
If you haven't already, I would recommend reading Text Formatting Rules
, Example Indentation
, and How to Alphabetize Things
, as they contain useful information for handling some of the more technical parts of improving the wiki. Welcome to TV Tropes
also contains a lot of useful information, and has a lot of links to pages with more detailed information.
If, in the course of your cleanup, you come across a locked page which needs something fixed, add a post to this thread
requesting the needed change. If a thread, a page, or a post needs some other sort of mod attention, use the yellow button (called the Holler button) which can be found at the top of each post.
This forum follows the general forum rules
. If you want to rename a trope or think the description or definition needs sigificant revision, post in the Trope Repair Shop
(TRS). If you are having problems with a specific troper, report the situation either by hitting the Holler button or by posting in Ask The Tropers
. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any of the other staff
Thank you for your help, and have a nice day!
In the interest of space, I cut out the specific explanations of the stickied threads; is that okay or do you think I should put it back in? The thread titles seem pretty clear/intuitive to me, but I'm also really not the best person to judge how a newcomer would see them.