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YKTTW Backlog Cleanup:

 1 ccoa, Thu, 16th Feb '12 4:48:07 PM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
It's been brought to our attention that there are almost 5000 open pre-tropes in YKTTW. Many of them are abandoned, and many should have been discarded but weren't. There may even be some that should have been launched but weren't.

We need volunteers for two things:

  • Go through the old YKTT Ws and discard those that were identified as duplicates or are disallowed by our current rules (like stock phrases).
  • Find and adopt or launch YKTT Ws that are good tropes that fell to the wayside.

Obviously, the first requires the least amount of effort, but both need to be done. :)

One way to view old YKTT Ws is to view them oldest first or the salvage list.

If you have a question about the tropability of any of them, if they are duplicates, or any other questions about specific YKTT Ws, feel free to ask in the YKTTW Workstation thread.

edited 21st Feb '12 12:59:50 PM by ccoa

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
Seeking for Light
This got me to take a look at the bottommost items on my flagged list. I hadn't even realized I'd accumulated that many. XD

I'll help with this as I can, although I'm going to work through the stagnant drafts on my flagged list first.

YKTTW Salvage List
Rhymes with "Protracted."
Dragon Writer
Wait. "Oldest first" is by initial creation date, not reply date. That may be a problem.
 5 Acebrock, Thu, 16th Feb '12 8:33:42 PM from So-Cal Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Just a thought, but maybe message the owners of the YKTT Ws in question to see if they want to pick it back up, unless said YKTTW fits the criteria for a discard.

I know I have a couple YKTT Ws that I forgot about but would like to pick back up.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
Drafts are automatically considered Up for Grabs after 2 months of inactivity, so you don't have to ask permission. Not that it hurts, I suppose. *shrug*

edited 16th Feb '12 8:53:11 PM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."
I'm going through and discarding things like Stock Phrases and things that were abandoned because they were duplicating other tropes.

I just discarded a bunch of things and bumped some other things I though worth keeping.

 9 SKJAM, Sat, 18th Feb '12 8:29:05 AM from Minneapolis Relationship Status: Cast away
Great and Powerful
Bump Into Confrontation already had five hats, but needed a major overhaul to actually be ready to launch—please give it a look for last-minute polishing.
Maybe we need a page for "YKTTW drafts needing a good sponsor" to list abandoned drafts that look like they have potential. Sorta like Pages Needing Wicks.

 11 Septimus Heap, Sat, 18th Feb '12 2:42:38 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Quasar
Yes, but I'd rather call it Sandbox.YKTTW Needing Sponsors.

Stratadrake, are you still planning to do something with this?

In honor of my 50lb pup
I think the Workstation thread is a better place for the actual conversation (though the effort deserves to be mentioned here). that way, people get used to using that thread and are more likely to continue using it even after the Cleanup is finished.

Also don't have to worry about figuring out what constitutes "finished" that way.
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 14 ccoa, Tue, 21st Feb '12 12:58:48 PM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Good point, I'll add that to the first post.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
What with the changes in YKTTW, it will be a lot easier to go through and discard stale drafts that don't have potential (duplicate existing tropes, stock phrases, whining subjective tropes, drafts for work pages, etc).

One thing I would suggest is that if you find a draft that duplicated an existing trope, if the trope name on the draft is would make a good redirect for the existing trope, go ahead and make the redirect.

I'll volunteer. I'll start as soon as my homework and TV tropes in general isn't taking up my time.
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 17 nemui10pm, Sun, 2nd Jun '13 2:05:11 AM from outer space
I've adopted a couple: Worse Than Chance (formerly Worse Than Luck) and Becoming Inanimate (formerly And Now You Get To Be A Tree), both dating from 2011.

edited 2nd Jun '13 2:06:02 AM by nemui10pm

I saw the link to this thread, and while poking around in YKTTW I also ran across this one, which is old, incomplete, and has no answers. Is this something which it would be appropriate to discard?

Seeking for Light
Yes.

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