• 1 Mar 10th, 2017 at 5:05PM
    Lastest Reply: 22nd Mar, 2017 06:37:57 AM
    Any time I see a Trivia entry on the main work's page, it's marked by the YMMV scales icon. There hasn't been an interrobang icon for Trivia since last year's site redesign. Does anyone care to fix this? Reply
  • 1 Mar 21st, 2017 at 2:02PM
    Lastest Reply: 21st Mar, 2017 06:26:33 PM
    When I log off the navigation bar is on the right side, but when I log in the navigation bar is on the left side. How do I keep the navigation bar on the right side when I'm log on? Reply

      Turn off "Left hand sidebar" in your preferences.
  • 2 Jan 14th, 2017 at 4:04PM
    Lastest Reply: 21st Mar, 2017 12:38:33 PM
    Twice, today, I've had the page suddenly redirect me away from the TV Tropes forum page I was reading and to an ad page, without having clicked on anything. The domain I ended up on was mellowsurvey.com but I saw it redirect through somewhere else first which I unfortunately didn't catch.

    I'm running current Firefox and have Adblock on (though it currently is showing ads for me through the "permit non-intrusive" whitelist). Reply

      Deceptive advertisers, as it were. Some of 'em make disguised redirect ads that pass filters. If someone has an idea on how to catch them, that would be great.

      Experienced similar thing in forums on mobile browser (Chrome)
  • 1 Mar 21st, 2017 at 6:06AM
    Lastest Reply: 21st Mar, 2017 09:41:51 AM
    For some reason TVT has been giving me a BSOD for the past week or so. It's been getting progressively worse to the point that I open TVT and within minutes, my computer freaks out. Fine with any/every other site and fine on my phone. Reply

      What browser are you using? About a month ago, while I didn't have BSOD, for some reason TVT slowed my computers down to a crawl on every browser except Edge or IE. It's been fixed as of now, so I don't know if it was the browser, site, or both.
  • 3 Mar 9th, 2017 at 9:09AM
    Lastest Reply: 20th Mar, 2017 07:47:07 PM
    When you try to italicize something inside of a link, it turns it into quotation marks. I noticed it while trying to edit a page (and thought that I had done something wrong), but then saw it again on the Kingdom of Loathing page, down in the Legendary Weapon entry. The word "creating" should be - and used to be - italicized, but it's in quotes instead. The edit page still shows it as two apostrophes, but it's a set of quotation marks on the page. Reply

      This is on the Text Formatting page: Little note about potholes and emphasis: the single-quotes need to go outside the brackets in order for it to work properly. For example, ''[[PotHole this]]'' is the right way, and gets you this in italics.

      That formatting doesn't work inside links is well-known, but it's still annoying and something I'd like to see changed

      Agreed, though there is probably a Wishlist entry (or two) requesting this.
  • 1 Mar 19th, 2017 at 2:02AM
    Lastest Reply: 19th Mar, 2017 02:46:34 AM
    On TRS threads, I can relink the thread title at will via this button. Shouldn't this function be reserved for mods? Reply

      That's by design, as it's a fairly harmless function and has to be used often.
  • 0 Mar 14th, 2017 at 8:08PM
    While trying to add an example to the Leaning on the Fourth Wall example list, I found that the text in the edit window was missing an entire section starting near the end of the examples in Portal 2, and starting again in the middle of the example from Recess. This only affects the editing page, since no text seems to be missing from the list proper. Reply
  • 2 Mar 7th, 2017 at 9:09PM
    Lastest Reply: 8th Mar, 2017 06:07:53 PM
    This problem was fixed, but now it happens again.

    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=14526533990A12567900 Reply

      Again, report misbehaving ads in the proper forum topic.

      I'm told this is a recurrence of a different issue. Reopening.
  • 0 Mar 8th, 2017 at 10:10AM
    I already escalated this issue, but I'm reporting it here for public visibility. Using the [quoteblock] markup inside any query.php post (Ask The Tropers, Query Bugs, etc) causes the formatting of the page below it to break. Probably an unclosed tag. Reply
  • 1 Feb 10th, 2017 at 11:11AM
    Lastest Reply: 3rd Mar, 2017 08:16:24 AM
    For some reason whenever you edit a post in Ask The Tropers or its affiliate pages the Toggle Children button switches from "+" mode to "-" mode automatically. Reply

      That's intentional, as otherwise the anchor to your edited post would be collapsed. There are probably better ways to do it, but it's not technically a bug.
  • 3 Feb 22nd, 2017 at 6:06AM
    Lastest Reply: 3rd Mar, 2017 08:15:21 AM
    When browsing on mobile (chrome web browser, android OS) trying to close the Ad window (labeled/named "Proper" ) makes the browser jump to the top of the page, and the ad isn't even closed.

    I know it is seemingly a non-intrusive ad, but considering just how small mobile screens can be, it is only expected for users to try and close them (that is why they have a close button in the first place, right?). The dact that not only it doesn't go away, but also annoyingly interrupts one's browsing by making a jump is grounds for anyone to give second thought about blocking ads. And I am guessing that is not in the best interest of an ad-based free website.

    I hope you can find a fix. Cheers Reply

      This happens to me as well, so this isn't an isolated problem.

      Me Too.

      Not a bug. Ads are external code. Report misbehaving ones via the link below them or here.
  • 2 Feb 21st, 2017 at 5:05PM
    Lastest Reply: 3rd Mar, 2017 08:14:23 AM
    I'm using Firefox 51.0.1. I can't seem to click on the Show Markup Help button in the Add/Edit Post page. I notice that sites tend to have layout and functionality issues on Firefox that they don't tend to have on Chrome or Edge, and this seems like it might be one of them. Reply

      I'm also encountering this issue but would further like to add that it only fails to respond when making a new post. It works just fine when editing.

      This is already reported as a bug.
  • 1 Mar 1st, 2017 at 11:11AM
    Lastest Reply: 3rd Mar, 2017 08:13:58 AM
    I was browsing TV Tropes, then I clicked on the trope 'Shinigami' and the layout went kaput. It's pretty much HTML all the way down. I have night vision on and am using Chrome, if that helps.

    EDIT: Also, I have Show spoilers, Sticky Heading, and Wide Load on. All the options. Reply
  • 5 Feb 18th, 2017 at 1:01PM
    Lastest Reply: 3rd Mar, 2017 08:12:55 AM
    On the mobile site, clicking the X on the upper right corner on ads doesn't close the ad — sometimes it even sends you to the top of the page. Reply

      I'm seeing this too, especially with ads run/hosted by "PROPER" (can't find the Uppercase Sigma to replace the 'E' in the name on my Google keyboard...). And inmy case I've seen this in Chrome v55 and Chrome Dev v57 and v 58.

      A potentially relevant factoid I forgot to mention earlier: the X button works when the ad appears while viewing an article's history.

      ETA: Scratch that. No longer true.

      This may count as "separate issue", but I'm starting to suspect the 'ads' are causing screen-jitter issues.

      Seen this a lot. So annoying. You have to zoom in on it and click it a little bit more, but sometimes it still sends you to the top.

      We don't control the ad content; ergo they are not "bugs". Report ad issues by clicking the report link under the ad or here.
  • 1 Mar 2nd, 2017 at 10:10AM
    Lastest Reply: 3rd Mar, 2017 08:11:59 AM
    The ads are causing the page the scroll to where they are, disrupting browsing. Reply

      Ads are not bugs. Report them using the control below the ad, or here.
  • 1 Feb 25th, 2017 at 2:02AM
    Lastest Reply: 2nd Mar, 2017 08:03:05 PM
    In the article http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BlindMusician I have a link to the Czech Wikipedia article "Fidlovačka aneb Žádný hněv a žádná rvačka" https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidlova8Dka_aneb_BDA1dnBD_hn9Bv_a_BEA1dnA1_rva8Dka (correct link: https://goo.gl/19LbG0 ). The website software inserts nonsensical HTML comments inside the URL (you can't add comments *inside* a string), causing the link to point to obviously invalid https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidlova%3C!--C4--%3E8Dka_aneb_%3C!--C4--%3EBD%3C!--C4--%3EA1dn%3C!--C4--%3EBD_hn%3C!--C4--%3E9Bv_a_%3C!--C4--%3EBE%3C!--C4--%3EA1dn%3C!--C4--%3EA1_rva%3C!--C4--%3E8Dka (https://goo.gl/FGBTOl ). Reply
  • 0 Mar 2nd, 2017 at 1:01AM
    This bug has been around for a year or so and I have come to live with it but perhaps it can be fixed still. Any uploaded image will be cropped by 1 pixel at the bottom (an image of 240 pix height will end up with 239 pix). Sometime even the width is cropped by 1 pixel, meaning an image of 350 ends up 349 in width, but this only happens on rare occasion while the bottom cropping is a given. Reply
  • 2 Feb 25th, 2016 at 4:04PM
    Lastest Reply: 25th Feb, 2017 02:04:32 AM
    There are profile badges that have been broken for a long time. In this thread last year I linked a list of them all and found the path the images are actually in. Reply

      Bumping this as it's been a year since this report and the badges are still broken.

      Bumping doesn't help here. Still waiting on extra developers.
  • 0 Feb 24th, 2017 at 1:01PM
    When logging in via Facebook, and then trying to link an existing account, i'm getting "This account has been permanently denied access to tvtropes", or similarly worded. However, if I log in with that account directly, I'm logged in just fine. Reply
  • 0 Feb 18th, 2017 at 5:05PM
    When on mobile, the site will sometimes kick the user to the bottom of the page they are on. This happens across forums, ATT, and wiki pages.

    I am on iPhone 6, iOS 10.2.1, Chrome app. Reply
  • 1 Feb 17th, 2017 at 9:09AM
    Lastest Reply: 18th Feb, 2017 03:56:18 AM
    If you try to link to a troper who has an underscore in their handle, it comes up as a redlink and tries to link to their page without the underscore (i.e., The_Big_Man would become TheBigMan), regardless if they have a page or not. Reply

      Yeah, we have been working on preventing people from registering such handles. But we don't know what to do with handles that already have such a name.
  • 0 Feb 15th, 2017 at 9:09AM
    When I'm on a trope page I can't open up the search in Safari on iPad. I tap the icon and it darkens but the search bar doesn't appear below it. On a forum page like this, however, it does appear to work. Reply
  • 0 Feb 12th, 2017 at 4:04PM
    When I edit TV Tropes in the current version of Opera, the editing window is really, really small, although I can expand it. Also, Preview mode doesn't work. I don't have these problems in Firefox or Microsoft Edge. Reply
  • 0 Feb 9th, 2017 at 12:12PM
    There is a problem with using the back button on the iPhone version of the site. Hitting it only leads to the same page. The problem isn't present on iPad, even in mobile version. Reply
  • 15 Feb 17th, 2016 at 7:07PM
    Lastest Reply: 3rd Feb, 2017 11:42:16 PM
    With how the parser detects comments between percent signs i.e.
    %things like this%
    percent encoding in UR Ls is broken, e.g. %C3%A9 in a URL should result in 'é' but instead ends up with the 'C3' in an HTML comment in the resulting link, like this. Reply

      Yeah. "%C5%8D" should result in "ō", but that results in "<!--C5-->8D" when you hover the mouse over the link.

      Didn't we at some point, in response to this commentitis epidemic, decide to restrict comment markup to the "line comment" syntax (two percent signs at line start) ?

      It's interfering with URLs containing macrons, accents, and other diacritic marks, such as Wikipedia links.

      Workarounds: what works and what doesn't

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%80 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80 nope

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ā https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ā Yep. To get this one, Copy part of the URL separately from the http. The browser will avoid replacing non-ascii characters with percent markup in the clipboard if you do this.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/&#256; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ā Yep. Replace each problem character with the html code for that character.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/&#37;C4&#37;80 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%80 Yep. Replace each % symbol with &#37;

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/\%C4\%80 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80 Nope.

      It's a decent workaround. Well, for those with patience and time to copy/paste the diacritics instead of straight up copy/pasting the URLs. Still having the parsing issue fixed would be nice.

      Certain Wiki URLs keeps breaking. Best example I can give is that a character in Kantai Collection is named Jun'you, while her Wiki URL is "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_aircraft_carrier_Jun'yō". Both straight-up copy/pasting it with "Jun'y%C5%8D" and using with the diacritic marks and the apostrophe "Jun'yō" in the URL equals link breaking. I had to use a redirect link as an alternative.

      This is a separate bug. Apostrophes are not allowed in links.

      Here is a workaround that will work for a single apostrophe per paragraph:


      A new bug report should be filed.

      I just noticed that this bug is still an issue after a few months.

      Yeah, it's still pretty broken.

      Four more months, still broken.

      It's the standard issue with us running on a fork of an overly old software. Encoding issues abound.

      Should we go back to the "don't parse percent signs as a comment if http:// or https:// is included in the line" method?

      Or get rid of the "between percent signs" comment syntax altogether in the parser? Comments introduced by two percent signs should be enough...

      Edit: Wishlist entry for getting rid of that syntax


      Relatable because it also affects Unicode characters not just on links. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/query.php?parent_id=49583&type=bug