This trope has been renamed due to rampant sinkholing, but there are over 4000 wicks. To qualify for this trope, a terrible situation must have some final perfect push over the edge.
What needs to be done:
edited 29th Nov '12 7:25:23 AM by lu127
edited 20th Jun '12 9:36:09 AM by Feather7603
Zero-Context Example, use the discussion page.
I meant more like 'a lot' of wicks than the exact number.
Zero-Context Example? And would it be enough to put a comment about it in the edit reason? Just checking.
edited 20th Jun '12 10:09:11 AM by Feather7603
Bumped by request
Ravenous SophovoreTo answer Feather's question, a Zero-Context Example is an example with little or no context, such as just the name of the character it applies to. An undetailed example has more information than that, but not enough to tell if the example fits the trope. Both should be pulled to discussion.
edited 25th Jul '12 12:25:51 PM by ccoa
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
Two Christmas worms^We really need a way to prevent people from adding wicks to redirected pages that don't need them. Edited accordingly.
edited 30th Aug '12 10:04:40 AM by SeptimusHeap
Seeking for LightThat would be a bad idea. A large number of redirects are for functional purposes (such as weird pluralizations, or the opposite gender for certain non-gender-specific gender-named tropes, etc.).
Or the English name for Japanese works.
While most redirects or disambiguations aren't a problem, the question is whether we can get some markup that tells an editor that the page they've linked to is not the trope page that the name sounds like. Anyway, I'm trying to hit It Got Worse links for now, in alphabetical order, starting with the tropes for visibility. Is there a reason we don't have a page for post rename wick shifting? They fall off the forum fairly quickly.
Don't ask me, I just fix wicks.
Smells of Alcohol, Tacos, & ShameBumping this because it needs visibility and could use a lot more help.
Smells of Alcohol, Tacos, & ShameNow at 4790 wicks, and it keeps gaining back a few most days. Would a site-wide announcement help, since this is one of the most abused for Pot Holing?
CrazyrabbitsI'd support a site announcement and redlinking the original phrase. You need a dedicated team to cut down those errant wicks, though.
Terracotta Soldier ManI'll take a shot at helping out. EDIT: Got all the A's up through Ape Escape so far. Also, a possible suggestion: Would making "It Got Worse" and "It Gets Worse" display as redlinks be a good idea?
edited 28th Nov '12 12:49:39 PM by Specialist290
I may be jumping the gun a bit, but I removed the double redirect from It Gets Worse to It Got Worse to From Bad to Worse; now both of the first two redirect to From Bad to Worse. At time of writing, there are 4220 It Got Worse wicks and 485 It Gets Worse ricks.
Two Christmas worms^^It would, if it could happen.
I know I'll be in the minority if I say this, but ... I actually LIKE sinkholing. I think it adds a little bit of cute flavor to the article.
It doesn't really matter whether you like it - this is site policy. And I do think there's good reasons for it, but that's probably a subject for another thread.
Terracotta Soldier ManPotholing is fine when done in a way that relates to the trope being potholed. The problem with It Got Worse is that it's being used in contexts that have nothing to do with the trope itself, which is about situations that are already bad getting worse. EDIT: Someone listened to me!
edited 28th Nov '12 5:18:00 PM by Specialist290
With the exception of a couple of locked pages (one of which is an Archive page and thus is probably not an issue), the A's have been taken care of.
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