• 3 Apr 13th, 2011 at 6:06AM
    Lastest Reply: 13th Apr, 2011 06:22:38 PM
    ZeldaTheSwordsman has been vandalizing pages by replacing them with an insult against the admin. Reply

      This has already been dealt with, but thanks!

      Ah, sorry. Ctrl+F didn't turn anything up. ^^;

      In future, consider using the "Find queries" search box at the top of the page. It's a more thorough search than Ctrl+F (and in this case would have found the earlier discussion).
  • 8 Apr 12th, 2011 at 4:04PM
    Lastest Reply: 13th Apr, 2011 05:53:52 PM
    On the Critical Research Failure discussion page, Super Saiya Man is trying to preserve the Real Life examples removed by an admin for natter and fighting.

    Isn't that against the rules? Reply

      I was just going to report this guy for adding natter and never repairing anything, just leaving ugly responses. And linking to So Bad, It's Horrible in YMMV tabs. And calling me a Nazi on Darth Wiki. Have a look.

      I'm afraid that I'm not seeing any examples of him being rude in edit reasons, at least not recently. Specific examples?

      There's no rule against copying deleted examples to discussion that I'm aware of, but I suppose I could zap them if it's a problem.

      Right here on March 3.

      And I've sent him few natter-fy P Ms over a period of time, but he's still nattering.

      Oh, that. I remember it but didn't look that far back.

      Well, if he won't talk to us, it's bye time.

      He also called me a Edit Nazi Here. Also, he constantly edit wars on DMOS pages if he disagrees with an entry. There is also this. And caused everyone that edits So Bad It's Horrible a headache after Vampires Suck came out.

      I banned him. If he's that argumentative, nobody will miss him.

      Hey, is there a way to dig up his entire Edit history? I'd like to help restore some of the DMOS's he felt he was qualified to decide were not.

      Just use the DMOS history. Also, he will be unbanned on friday.
  • 3 Apr 13th, 2011 at 3:03AM
    Lastest Reply: 13th Apr, 2011 04:24:39 PM
    I created a page for Excel Saga Abridged, where would I post to get help expanding and fixing it up Reply

      You don't normally need to do this. Just make sure to index it and cross-reference it on the relevant tropes, and Wiki Magic will pick it up and develop it as a natural course of events. You can try posting in the forums if you want to gather a wider set of opinions.

      Couple of things: your grammar needs work, and I'm not actually sure if Abridged versions go in Main or Fanfic...

      Pretty sure they can go in Main (at least, most of them are there now).

      Thanks for the info.
  • 4 Apr 13th, 2011 at 12:12PM
    Lastest Reply: 13th Apr, 2011 03:05:44 PM
    Do you guys know whether or not examples of a Sub-Trope can go on it's Super Trope as well? Reply

      Generally not supposed to IIRC

      Ah, okay then.

      Actually, they can, since all sub trope examples will be examples of the super trope. It's just not a good idea if the super trope example list gets too long.

      While technically, they can be, there's no reason to do so, and lots of reasons not to. One of the main purposes of the supertrope/subtrope division is to separate out examples of more precise subtropes from the less precise supertropes. Why call something both a dog and a dachshund when it's already identified as a dachshund?
  • 5 Apr 12th, 2011 at 2:02PM
    Lastest Reply: 12th Apr, 2011 09:29:03 PM
    Death threat alert! Reply

      Jeez, I know a lot of people are unhappy about these changes, but that is way too far.

      Yup, the comment needs zapping.

      He got bounced already.

      Yeah, I wrote in there warning him to delete his comment, but Eddie's already bounced him for the page blanking mentioned below.

      I deleted the offending portion of the discussion page. Now that he's bounced, there's no need to keep that there.
  • 3 Apr 12th, 2011 at 1:01PM
    Lastest Reply: 12th Apr, 2011 02:10:51 PM
    This guy is apparently sore about the name changes to the You Fail X Forever pages and is blanking them. Reply

      Not just the You Fail X Forever pages— his last nine edits are all page blankings.

      Nice cleanup, folks. Bounced the guy.

      EDIT: Never mind, misread the edit histories.
  • 3 Apr 12th, 2011 at 8:08AM
    Lastest Reply: 12th Apr, 2011 10:46:08 AM
    I first noticed Alex Sora 89 when he made a Take That! redirect aimed at Square Enix (Square Enix Handheld Syndrome) that points at Doomed by Canon. He is also using first person remarks and This Troper in the main wiki.

    here's his recent edits.

    I've put the redirect on the cutlist, and recommended it be put on Permanent Red Link Club to stop this sort of thing. Reply
  • 1 Apr 11th, 2011 at 4:04PM
    Lastest Reply: 11th Apr, 2011 04:31:58 PM
    How do I add a trope for a t.v a book the book doesn't have a page. Reply

      If it doesn't have a page you can create one (If you don't know how, look here under the heading "Adding new series, books, games, actors, producers, etc.") Alternatively, you could just add the example to the trope it applies to.
  • 3 Apr 10th, 2011 at 11:11PM
    Lastest Reply: 11th Apr, 2011 12:38:14 PM
    Do We Have This One??

    I'm taking a gender class in college, and we just talked in class recently about how elderly people are not expected to have and/or want sex. Do we have a trope about that? I feel like there must be something. I checked the Gender and Sexuality tropes and the Sex tropes and didn't see anything, but I might have missed it. Reply
  • 3 Apr 9th, 2011 at 7:07PM
    Lastest Reply: 10th Apr, 2011 10:02:59 PM
    "Where on TV Tropes do they cover 'Unlike airport bars, spaceport bars are packed with colourful characters who all know each other'? I guess 'colourful characters' could strictly speaking fall under Amazing Technicolor Population" - Anonymous comment on "How To Write A Generic SF Novel" by Paul Mc Auley

    a) Are most "spaceport bars packed with colourful characters who all know each other?" If yes, b) do any tropes talk about this? If reading, c) have you heard of the rule of three? Reply
  • 6 Apr 10th, 2011 at 2:02PM
    Lastest Reply: 10th Apr, 2011 05:06:36 PM
    Is it possible to nuke the history on this page? Someone posted a personal address. (Hopefully I'm not doing this wrong.) Reply

      W-wha? Why would one...?!

      Oh lordy.

      Would anyone car if a null edited it 200 times?

      Is that even allowed?


      I think we should just wait for a mod to come along.

      I sent Eddie a PM and he killed it. And banned the guy who added it.
  • 1 Apr 10th, 2011 at 4:04PM
    Lastest Reply: 10th Apr, 2011 05:05:22 PM
    Can you delete another troper's Troper Tales example, even if it's badly written? Or accuse anything in the TT page of being natter and deleting/changing it? Because if not, I'd like to show you guys this. I've told him (gumbal1, doesn't have a page) to be careful with that stuff, because I'm not sure if it's forbidden or not. Reply

      Troper Tales follow the same rules as the rest of the wiki. Gumbal1 seems to behaving just fine in cleaning things up.
  • 16 Apr 8th, 2011 at 12:12PM
    Lastest Reply: 10th Apr, 2011 03:48:42 PM
    I'm not sure where the best place to ask is but:

    Why was this thread hollered for a lock? Reply

      Look at the 9th page,posts had to be thumped.

      So why was it locked?

      Only two posts were thumped, and that guy didn't continue discussion onto the final page.

      It was complaint thread,maybe?

      Not really, there are a lot of unpopular opinions threads. The 2ed and 4th posts were thumped earlier also.

      Did someone just ask for a lock, and the mods just responded without looking? I'm actually wondering that.

      It was just being trolled by one guy. No reason to lock it.

      If you would look at the thread you will see that I am the moderator who locked it and I wrote down my reason for locking it. I didn't feel like sifting through ten pages to discover why the discussion was worth having.

      Asking for people to post their unpopular opinions about something and then getting upset about what they post is the equivalent of walking into a bar with a chip on your shoulder and asking someone to knock it off. It is asking for trouble.

      Now why couldn't this question be asked in the forum by going to the locked thread and pressing the hollers button on my post in that locked thread?

      There's an unpopular opinions thread for nearly every media sub-forum.

      Should they all be locked?

      ^Why? Its not like they get out of control very often.

      I don't think the unpopular opinion threads should be locked, but if someone posts something that upsets you remember that you are in an unpopular opinions thread.

      I wasn't asking why blackcat locked it. I was asking why blackcat's attention was called for in the first place.

      Blackcat is a mod,and when hollored a message is sent to all mods,in this case blackcat was the one who responded.

      I'm sorry Old Man Ho Oh, I didn't understand your question. You would be amazed at the things people holler about.

      Okay, but why were all the mods hollered? What post specifically hollered them?

      One of the posters hollered on their own post because they wanted to find out if it was trolling. I did not respond to the question and did not lock the thread because of that post. I will not tell you who the poster was.

      Edit to add: I meant "post" in that first sentence not "thread". Sheesh.
  • 1 Apr 10th, 2011 at 1:01PM
    Lastest Reply: 10th Apr, 2011 03:10:14 PM
    Is there a thread somewhere discussing whether Mystery Science Theater 3000 or Rifftrax examples (i.e. "The MST3K version of this film contains examples of...") for a film belong? Because if there is, I don't want to tread old ground here or on the fora. Reply

      I remember that thread somewhat. Its gone now, but we need a new one.
  • 5 Apr 9th, 2011 at 4:04PM
    Lastest Reply: 10th Apr, 2011 07:42:00 AM
    This is probably going to sound really dumb, but what is the name for the trope where female characters never get dirty, bloody, or bruised during fights? Reply

      Ask Lost and Found

      Although the name of this section does imply general questions. And the trope is Beauty Is Never Tarnished.

      Fortunately, people do not need to puzzle out this page's purpose from the name alone: there are actual instructions at the top there. (Which apparently many people don't bother to read.)

      Even though this is the internet, it's better to help people than to insult them.

      The most helpful way to respond to somebody asking a question in the wrong place is to direct them to the place where their question will be answered.

      Also: If you think somebody has been insulting, announcing vaguely that it's wrong to offer unspecified insults to unspecified people is unlikely to get any kind of useful response. You should try directly addressing the person whose behaviour you think is inappropriate, and be specific about what they did and why it's inappropriate.
  • 1 Apr 10th, 2011 at 3:03AM
    Lastest Reply: 10th Apr, 2011 03:12:16 AM
    Is there any Trope about the imbalance of having a big army only consisting of male mooks without ANY female mook? Often they are paired with one or two female bosses but the mooks are completely male (the standard enemy-type soldier), and it doesnt't matter how many females are on the 'good' side, the mooks only (or mostly) consist of males.

    This goes for both with a female or male hero.

  • 2 Apr 9th, 2011 at 2:02PM
    Lastest Reply: 9th Apr, 2011 02:22:52 PM
    Quick question. Is there a problem with dumping cut pages to your own page? Reply

      ..Yes,which page were you thinking of putting on your page?

      I just dumped the contents of Fan Speak from when it was an index. Not that I had a problem with Eddie cutting it all. People do that all the time.
  • 2 Apr 7th, 2011 at 6:06PM
    Live Action TV
    Lastest Reply: 9th Apr, 2011 06:36:21 AM
    There was an episode of Angel where Faith is working on redemption, Buffy comes in wanting to kill her, and Angel basically tells her off. Would Buffy be the Designated Villain in this case? Reply

      No, that's not what being a Designated Villain is about.

      Designated Villain is when the villain has more laudable and better goals than the Hero. Or where the hero is heroic but called evil for no reason, like in Overlord: Dark Legend.
  • 1 Apr 9th, 2011 at 2:02AM
    Lastest Reply: 9th Apr, 2011 06:33:26 AM
    Bizarrely, there is now an Awesome.Emergency Broadcast index, including among other things O.O.C. Is Serious Business and Everything Trying to Kill You.

    Anyone know what this is about? Reply

      It seems somebody enabled indexing in the page type. Should be fixed now.
  • 3 Apr 8th, 2011 at 7:07PM
    Lastest Reply: 9th Apr, 2011 12:26:30 AM
    Um, if I have forgotten my password, is there anything I can do to reassign a new one or am I SOL. Reply

      The Forgot My Password thread is for you.

      That thread is an awesome resource. Thank you very much for pointing it out. However, two things. First, I actually remembered my password after trying a last ditch effort so I don't need it anymore, and two, it says that you have to be "known" to post in it. If I still didn't know my password, I wouldn't be able to post in that thread so it seems to me kind of useless. You have to log in to post in the forgotten password thread, but you have to know your password to log in. Sort of a catch 22 if you know what I mean. But thank you very much for the help. You may have been exactly the spark I needed to remember my password. Thank you very much.

      You can create a new handle to use to make the request. Then, if desired, you can have that one deleted.
  • 7 Apr 6th, 2011 at 5:05AM
    Lastest Reply: 8th Apr, 2011 07:31:37 PM
    Rev6pilot's recent edits include adding This troper to pages, and being very aggressive in edit reasons. He's used the word 'fuck' at least twice, one aimed at another troper. Just looking at the aggressive way he's editing makes me feel uncomfortable about PMing him about it. Reply

      Wow, his latest updates on the Pokemon fanfic get even better. Rude comments, deletion for no reason, and This Troper? I think someone needs a talk/slap/ban. Preferably from a mod, since I also don't feel comfortable enough P Ming him to tell him "Hey. Stop that."

      It was pokemon Fanfic that got me to post it here. Specifically the phrase 'go fuck yourself!'

      The most recent fanfic deletion is justified on the grounds that it was pretty obviously the same sockpuppeteer who tried it beforehand. (Note antialiasis's earlier comment and the same comma usage the second time.) The tone is lousy, though.

      The haste to delete the recommendation prior to that is less justified, and comes across as "I don't like this fanfic and people who do should be suspect".

      Jesus, somebody didn't pay attention to the "don't be rude" warning.

      ^^ Even if it's justified there, he's been rude/cussing in several other edit reasons. Although it probably doesn't help that the warning next to the edit reason box looks like it's referring to the actual edit, rather than the edit reason as well.

      Either way, it's not really acceptable.

      Ban issued.

      And he's come to the forums, acknowledged that he screwed up, and gotten his editing privileges restored. Case closed.
  • 3 Apr 7th, 2011 at 5:05PM
    Lastest Reply: 8th Apr, 2011 07:23:32 PM
    Hey, somebody's been abusing the custom title function, apparently:
    They've changed tropes from You Fail Indexes Forever to Artistic License - Indexes without changing the URL.
    Examples I came across:
    YouFailSexEdForever=Artistic License - Sex Ed
    YouFailGunSafetyForever=Artistic License - Gun Safety
    YouFailBiologyForever=Artistic License - Biology (redundant in that we already have Art Major Biology)
    There might be more. I'm not sure. Reply

      Don't custom titles need mod approval?

      It was Fast Eddie who did that, there is a forum thread about it, I've linked to the last page where he talks about doing it. If you want to know why, you may need a couple of hours as the thread is 20 pages long.

      The point of custom titles is that we don't need to change the URL to change the way the name displays anymore.
  • 1 Apr 8th, 2011 at 4:04PM
    Lastest Reply: 8th Apr, 2011 05:29:33 PM
    Has the Recent Page Type Changes page been down long? Reply

      Yes, it hasn't been working for a very long time.
  • 1 Apr 8th, 2011 at 4:04PM
    Lastest Reply: 8th Apr, 2011 04:45:34 PM
    Say, if someone is banned, should we remove there entries on pages like Most Triumphant Example? Reply
  • 3 Apr 7th, 2011 at 2:02PM
    Lastest Reply: 8th Apr, 2011 10:01:30 AM
    Two more faces in need of a grammar/spelling PM. They also apparently need to figure out the preview button.

    dArhengel (see the history for Samus Is A Girl for an example)

    trickymander (see the history for The Swan Princess for an example)