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Queen of Filks
Bumping this thread again, because it's relevant (to me, at least):

hooray for triplepost, but: I also think we need a "How To Write A Troper Works Page" page, including "We're interested in the list of tropes, not every scrap of info you care to dump about the world" and "Write like it's a real work because it is" and "Try to avoid 'I' and This Troper just like in non-Troper work pages".

How about building such a page in the "So You Want To..." namespace? It wouldn't have to be that long.

 127 Ironeye, Sun, 7th Nov '10 12:40:20 PM from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
I'm bumping this because there are still numerous Troper Works in the Troper Works namespace, which is leading to people still creating works in that namespace because they're following the set example. Perhaps we should change the description to indicate that no new pages are to use that namespace?
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
 128 Japanese Teeth, Sun, 7th Nov '10 1:57:31 PM from Meinong's jungle Relationship Status: Mu
Okay, I didn't realize this move was going on; I tried to edit the Negima Thread Ideas page, but got a message that the namespace was closed. Does this mean that the page is already moved, or is it simply uneditable until everything is moved?

If it isn't moved yet, how would I go about putting it in the proper namespace? (And what would the proper namespace be? It's currently catalogued under "other").

There's a lot of material on that page and everybody who contributed would really hate to see it get lost.
Let's start a Forum Support namespace. Just view the source on that page, copy it, and paste it into ForumSupport.Negima Thread Ideas.

edited 7th Nov '10 3:14:46 PM by FastEddie

Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
Ironeye, a little later tonight we should have a tool on each one of the existing Troper Works to assign the namespace it should be moved to. As they are marked, a 'bot will periodically come by and move them to the indicated namespace.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
 131 Japanese Teeth, Sun, 7th Nov '10 2:42:20 PM from Meinong's jungle Relationship Status: Mu
Done. Thanks for the prompt reply.smile
 132 Ironeye, Sun, 7th Nov '10 2:59:43 PM from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
Excellent! I'll be sure to be around to take care of the marking.
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
 133 Gaunt 88, Sun, 7th Nov '10 3:43:26 PM from Australia
Got my eye on you, bookah
Oh good. I was about to start asking around to see if I could get the page for The Massive Multi-Fandom RPG moved to the Roleplay namespace, but it seems the admins are already working on something. Thanks, Admins! grin

edited 7th Nov '10 3:46:01 PM by Gaunt88

That's in. It will be few hours before the 'bot wakes up for the first time. Article marking can begin now.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
 135 Ironeye, Sun, 7th Nov '10 4:58:17 PM from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
Off to work I go!
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
 136 Ironeye, Sun, 7th Nov '10 5:04:07 PM from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
The tool seems to only hit those pages with "TroperWorks" as the namespace—it missed one in "Troperworks". For the moment, I'll put such works on my to-do list to be moved manually.
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
 137 Deboss, Sun, 7th Nov '10 5:43:19 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Are you going to do a big "LET MY CREATION LIVE" thing or what?
[up][up]Just change the url to Troper Works. It is case sensitive.

edited 7th Nov '10 5:53:27 PM by FastEddie

Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
 139 Ironeye, Sun, 7th Nov '10 5:57:39 PM from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
Here's my list of problem pages (from the top of the page down to the C's in Fan Fic):

edited 7th Nov '10 5:59:08 PM by Ironeye

I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
 140 Ironeye, Sun, 7th Nov '10 5:59:22 PM from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
[up][up] That didn't work. sad

That actually reminds me: can we ever get a tool to change the exact name of a page? (ie A way to change the capitalization of the title in the database.) It obviously doesn't matter for the purposes of linking, but it does make the results from our internal search look a bit weird. Also, the inconsistency annoys me. (For an example, due an internal title search for "cloudcuckoo".)

edited 7th Nov '10 6:02:29 PM by Ironeye

I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
 141 muninn, Sun, 7th Nov '10 6:19:22 PM from Somewhere, out there...
'M not Crazy, just Raven
^^ Ive been treating Grandia Collective as "Literature" (since the stories all seem to be prose fiction).

Wonderful World Of Wildcat: claims to be a "subset of the NationStates universe" so... fanfic?
 142 Ironeye, Sun, 7th Nov '10 6:21:38 PM from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
I looked up NationStates, though, and it's no so clear-cut—it seems to be more of a tool than a work of fiction.
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
 143 Japanese Teeth, Sun, 7th Nov '10 9:12:42 PM from Meinong's jungle Relationship Status: Mu
Just wanted to note that in the selection tool at the top of the Troperworks pages, the newly created Forum Support namespace isn't included. Just thought I'd point it out.
 144 Lemurian, Mon, 8th Nov '10 5:36:28 AM from Touhou fanboy attic Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
In Shining Armour
Uhm...right now, the Troper Works page for We Are Our Avatars has been blanked and the History has been wiped (and the Main is a redirect to the Troper Works-page)...

I do not doubt that you've got things under control, but could you just confirm that you've got the contents of the old page saved somewhere so that it can be inserted in this new page? Just to ease our worries?

edited 8th Nov '10 5:50:52 AM by Lemurian

 145 Ironeye, Mon, 8th Nov '10 7:52:34 AM from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
Roleplay.We Are Our Avatars

It's quite safe in its new location.
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
 146 Lemurian, Mon, 8th Nov '10 7:56:24 AM from Touhou fanboy attic Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
In Shining Armour
Oh, wonderful! Thank you very much! grin
This may be handy for finding articles that still need to be moved.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
 148 Napoleon De Cheese, Mon, 8th Nov '10 3:03:46 PM from Valencia, Venezuela
PAPER!
I have attempted to move my Unequally Rational And Emotional Troper Works page to Fan Fics, but the system won't let me to Index it. No matter what do I do, the lower bar will just keep asking me to Index it even after I do it and do it again.

edited 8th Nov '10 3:10:11 PM by NapoleonDeCheese

Haters gonna hate, apologists gonna make apologies up.
What index are you putting it on?
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
 150 Napoleon De Cheese, Mon, 8th Nov '10 3:36:40 PM from Valencia, Venezuela
PAPER!
The Fan Fics one.
Haters gonna hate, apologists gonna make apologies up.
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