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How to create your own troper page and add it to the Contributors

Note: if you started with a handle beginning with a number or containing an non-alphanumeric, you need to make a handle beginning with a letter and only containing alphanumerics.

1. Click on your name in a forum post of yours.

2. On the page that appears, click on the edit button.

3. Edit the page. If you want markup help, click on the "Show Markup Help" button.

4. Save your changes.

5. To index your page, click on your name again. Go to "Tools" (up and to the left.) Click on "Set page type" and set it as "a contributor".

6. You're done. Congratulations! Give yourself a cookie.


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edited 6th Oct '14 6:36:06 AM by Willbyr

Hi. I tried going to Tools -> Set Page Type -> Contributor to make myself a contributor, but I tried it several times and it doesn't seem to save the change.
77 Jeysie14th May 2011 10:57:31 PM from Western Massachusetts
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If you're trying to set it for the username you're currently using, it's because you don't seem to have actually created your Troper page.
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78 Gaiden4th Jun 2011 09:48:16 AM from Fiveburg, Eagleland
Gaiden
Hey, thanks for the help! I've been needing this for awhile. [awesome]
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So I just click on my own link?
Right so the thing that says whter I am a contributer or not doesn't appear to be popping up. I've been on Tvtropes for a year or two but its just now that I'm actually trying to contribute so please excuse my Newbishness
81 BobbyG14th Jul 2011 04:13:31 AM from the Silvery Tay
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You need to set the page type from the tools menu. Did it for you.
82 soraos218th Aug 2011 09:29:49 AM from the mountains of madness
soraos21
Hello, everyone. I already have my Troper page set up, and it's findable in the contributors list. What I'd like to know is how to add a pic to my Troper page, like Fast Eddie has on his.
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83 KrisMahai8th Aug 2011 10:02:29 AM , Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
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If the image is already on the server, you simply need to find the URL and paste it in your page. If the image is not on the server, use the Image Uploader and follow the instructions from there.
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84 soraos2112th Aug 2011 09:05:59 PM from the mountains of madness
soraos21
Thank you, Kris. The info was very helpful.
3 things to choose from w/ army deliveries: Price, quality, ETA. Pick two and only two.
85 MrHaywire7th Nov 2011 08:57:52 PM from inside the Monster Man
Geronimo!

I'm having problems getting this to work. I've tried the Tools > Set Page Type > a contributor. with no success. I've also attempted to directly edit what I assume is my troper page without success (it's the page I'm sent to whenever I click on my currently redlinked name).

edited 8th Nov '11 2:26:45 AM by MrHaywire

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86 Fighteer8th Nov 2011 06:33:19 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
I can edit it just fine and it's not locked. What happens when you click the edit button, type some stuff in, then save?
87 MrHaywire8th Nov 2011 09:10:13 PM from inside the Monster Man
It just goes back to the Mr Haywire page, which is unaltered. There is also text that says "Click the edit button to start this new page."

It could be possible that I haven't properly added a link to the contributors page. <<|The Contributors|>> That's what I'm using as a link.

edited 8th Nov '11 9:15:04 PM by MrHaywire

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88 MrHaywire8th Nov 2011 09:27:43 PM from inside the Monster Man
This is really weird now. My troper handle (displayed above my image) is blue text instead of red text. My troper page has been set to the contributor type. I am also listed on the Contributors index page. However, I still cannot edit my troper page (which I am attempting to do by copy-pasting from a word document. I go to my troper page, click edit page, paste the information, and everything looks fine in the preview). Still, saving the changes has no effect.

There is a message on the edit page that says "Checked out until such and such a time. If you do not save your changes before then, they may be lost." And it's well past that time. Could that be the problem, and if so, does anyone know how to deal with it?
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89 Fighteer9th Nov 2011 06:55:22 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
Can you edit other wiki pages? We may have to have Fast Eddie take a look. Also try making Sandbox.Mr Haywire and pasting the text into that. Maybe it's a problem with the text you're using.

Edit: I can edit the page just fine. Does the markup you're trying to use have external URL's in it? If so you might be running into our spam blocker.

edited 9th Nov '11 6:57:02 AM by Fighteer

90 MrHaywire10th Nov 2011 02:35:17 AM from inside the Monster Man
It works now. The sandbox page, my troper page. Everything. I seriously don't know what the hell is happening.

Thanks for the help though. If it's any consolation I wouldn't have posted the Contributors link w/o prompting.

edited 10th Nov '11 2:38:12 AM by MrHaywire

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91 Fighteer10th Nov 2011 07:21:20 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
It was the YouTube link. New accounts are blocked from posting any edits that contain external URL's for a period of time. It's an anti-spam measure.
92 LongGunner1526th Dec 2011 02:49:50 PM from Cincinnati, Ohio
i just fixed up my profile with the instructions here. Thanks all!
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93 zergvsgenin16th Jan 2012 05:54:46 PM from Altamonte Springs
zergvsgenin
Posting to get a link to my page and start working with it... I hope I'm doing it right.
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Still mega confused.

Help?
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95 robster200120th Mar 2012 06:00:40 AM from Richmond, VA , Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Occasional Editor
Steffi (@94): You had done most of the work correctly — and (since I was already there) I went ahead and set the Page Type on your page to "a contributor". You should be on the Contributor list now.
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I'm having the same problem. I tried typing the address with troper/bettername2come, but it didn't work.
97 Madrugada23rd Sep 2012 09:31:49 PM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Fixed it for you, Bettername. The tool to set page type is in the Tools pulldown on the left side of the page. Using that to set the page type to "a contributor" automagically adds the page to the Contributors index.

edited 23rd Sep '12 9:33:00 PM by Madrugada

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Moonrose
Okay, I think I did something wrong when creating my own troper page.

I went from the main page and typed 'Moonrose' in URL, but then I freaked out slightly and may or may not have gone into a slight panic mode because I forgot to put 'Tropers' instead of Main, and did I do something wrong?

If so, how do I fix it?

Moonrose That is the one I created.

This seemed the best place to put it.

EDIT: Yes, I did do that incorrectly. I am sorry.

edited 24th Sep '12 10:17:12 PM by moonrose

99 900013th Jan 2013 04:07:12 PM from Somwhere , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Spice
I need help because when I click on the link on my name it just goes to the home page.
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100 videogmer31413th Jan 2013 04:52:39 PM from that one place , Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
That's because it starts with a number. Create your page at Tropers.Nine Thousand, custom title it as 9000, and link it in your signature.

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