Removing complaining, bashing and other negativity from the wiki:

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Inspired by this thread, I've noticed that this wiki doesn't have a dedicated cleanup thread for negativity.

As we all know, Complaining About Shows You Don't Like, Creator Bashing and other negativity isn't desired on the wiki, except in a few selected areas like reviews and several Darth Wiki pages (and even then, with limitations). And yet, it's one of the most common sins wiki contributors can make.

So, if you find a page, YKTTW or discussion whose content seems like a straight-up insult or any other bitching - including complainy soapboxing -, you might ask here for help with removing said content.
76 SeptimusHeap18th May 2012 11:39:54 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
[up]*Looks closer* Yes, go ahead here. Pretty much unsalvageable.
I'm not sure what to do with The Sheik. Valid points or complaining?

On the other hand, The Hottie & the Nottie needs cleanup badly — gets compared to Birth of a Nation.
[up] Wow. From what I can tell, the page does have a point, in that the movie is really, really terrible. But the comparisons at the top of the page seem a bit much.

I'm not sure what to do either.
79 whizzerd20th May 2012 12:55:50 PM from Scotland , Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
workin' on it
Took a stab at that page. Might work on some of the rest later.
reset myself and get back on track

goes by they/them, not he/him or she/her.
Do I need to put a banner on The Clique pages? At least once per week some type of bashing shows up (Either towards the fans or the writer).

I mean look at this, I get that Drinking Game pages are supposed to be snarky but should it look like such an obvious attempt to complain?

edited 20th May '12 10:25:28 PM by fourteenwings

81 SeptimusHeap25th May 2012 06:28:42 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Anime might need some cleaning.
82 SeptimusHeap25th May 2012 07:04:08 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Laconic.To Aru Majutsu No Index is a complaint, but has 29 inbounds. Rewrite or cutlist?
Probably cutlist or wait until somebody familiar with the series can come up with something more neutral.
Seeking for Light
[up][up] Does the show have a forum thread? You could post there. Or on the discussion page for the primary article.

edited 25th May '12 9:08:08 AM by Nocturna

85 Komodin25th May 2012 01:52:15 PM from Windy Hill Zone , Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
[up][up][up][up] I suggest "Anti-Magic teenager, living in a city of scientifically created espers, discovers the world of magic and gets involved in a series of cases."


"Anti-Magic teenager fights magicians and espers, former Serial Killer and Super Power Lottery winner fights for redemption, and Badass Normal just tries to survive with his girlfriend."

edited 27th May '12 1:03:48 PM by Ilidsor

87 SeptimusHeap27th May 2012 01:32:33 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Prefer the last form of [up]

On a different topic, it's just me who sees Audience Reactions a bit too negative?
88 nrjxll27th May 2012 03:27:20 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
89 emeriin28th May 2012 06:43:22 AM , Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Is it my bias as being one myself, or is the description of Fangirl a bit too loathing?
I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
90 SeptimusHeap28th May 2012 06:49:26 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
[up]No, it definitively sounds like "fangirls are stupid" to me.
91 Komodin28th May 2012 06:54:30 AM from Windy Hill Zone , Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
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[up][up] Yeah, the way it's written, it comes across as "all fangirls, even the non-overzealous ones, are bad." Speaking of, Fanboy should be looked over, too.
92 jkbeta28th May 2012 12:50:07 PM from right behind you , Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Just came across Soulless Shell. The description contains statements like "Luckily Leif is on a date nearby with his fangirl Maiomi, who is supposed to be seventeen but acts seven because the author can't write female characters convincingly". If someone has time to spare, the page could use some clean-up.

About the fanboy/fangirl thing: I've fixed a few misuses of Shotacon that implied that fans of certain characters were a little too much into little boys... There's express and implied bashing all over the wiki.

edited 28th May '12 12:50:39 PM by jkbeta


Seems like it's just a political debate.

edited 29th May '12 1:00:33 AM by reub2000

94 nrjxll29th May 2012 02:22:38 AM , Relationship Status: Not war
Good heavens. That's certainly going into my list of "most mind-bogglingly dumb ideas for subpages".
BrokenBase.Politics, BrokenBase.Religion, and BrokenBase.Other need to be cut.

Personally, I'd just as soon treat the entire Broken Base Audience Reaction as Flame Bait and cut all exmples, but surely we can at lease agree on cutting out Politics and Religion.

edited 29th May '12 7:06:23 AM by Catbert

Omigosh we actually had a page for Religion on a subjective trope that wasn't outright positive?

edited 29th May '12 8:06:55 AM by fourteenwings

98 SeptimusHeap29th May 2012 01:50:17 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I am surprised that these pages don't look like a Flame War yet.

Also, I pruned a bit of the tone in Audience Reactions and added a Not a Trope wick.
I don't see negativity on BrokenBase.Religion. Terrible formatting, yes, but it doesn't seem like flamebait

edited 29th May '12 7:54:58 PM by abk0100

I think BrokenBase.Religion could use some trimming for natter and hyperbole, and it might be better off merged into BrokenBase.Real Life. There are legitimate examples, there, though—I mean, it's hard to contest "Sunni vs. Shia" or "Protestant vs. Catholic" as Broken Bases. That's as broken as it gets.

edited 30th May '12 8:07:15 PM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."

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