• 0 Jun 22nd, 2017 at 4:04PM
    Can we add a feature to the forums to tell you if someone is currently writing a post? It would be like the edit lock system for wiki pages, although it wouldn't necessarily have to lock other people out of writing a post, it would just let them know that someone else is writing one. It would be a very helpful way to avoid getting ninja'd on the forums. Reply
  • 3 Jun 6th, 2017 at 7:07PM
    Lastest Reply: 20th Jun, 2017 02:22:20 AM
    Can / will we get a new edit type, likely called "Small Changes" to contrast with Large Changes?

    Like for things like typo fixes and other minor, things?

    How big does a change have to be to be Large?? Reply

      "Minor edits" used to exist (they were meant for typos indeed, just like Wikipedia), but were removed.

      Why were they removed?

      Maybe that option was abused or something? It sure has the potential to be. A vandal / troll who's smart, will click this to try to cover their tracks, and could go unnoticed for longer.
  • 1 Jun 17th, 2017 at 6:06PM
    Lastest Reply: 19th Jun, 2017 04:41:43 AM
    I would really like a feature to change the number of posts per page on forum threads. It would make it so much easier to find a specific post - you could just set the number of posts really high so you don't have to flip through as many pages, and use Ctrl+F. Reply

      Seconding this. I really want a display of all posts per Forum too.
  • 6 Dec 9th, 2016 at 2:02PM
    Lastest Reply: 19th Jun, 2017 03:09:04 AM
    If the edit is really long, it can be kind of difficult to find the comment left behind by the person who made the edit since they're now at the bottom of it. Reply

      Seconded. This is especially the case when you're trying to find edits by certain... trouble tropers and it's annoying CTRL+Fing to their name, then scrolling down their long edit to find the reason.

      Thirded. It would help if I could see the reason before the edit so I know what I'm getting into.

      Definitely. It would be better this way, like Swift Seraph says.


      Fifth. Bottom edit reasons make the history really hard to read. (so does the lack of "context" link for added lines, but that's another problem)

      Seconding / bumping. Having the Edit Reason next to the Editor's name makes much more sense and keeps one from an annoying amount of scrolling.
  • 0 Jun 17th, 2017 at 6:06PM
    We used to have a feature on the sidebar that told you how many tropers were currently online. What happened to it? Could we bring it back?

    Admittedly, a more useful feature would be the ability to see whether or not a specific troper is online, although maybe that could be used for... something undesirable. Reply
  • 1 Jun 13th, 2017 at 6:06PM
    Lastest Reply: 15th Jun, 2017 04:51:25 AM
    I'm writting a fanfic crossover between sofia the first/winx club, i would like to read it here in tv tropes: http://temus.deviantart.com/gallery/59101277/the-wings-of-the-princess-fanfic Reply
  • 2 Jun 9th, 2017 at 5:05AM
    Lastest Reply: 9th Jun, 2017 08:16:19 AM
    When doing a Search, could results possibly be filtered by media type / which Namespace they are under? E.g. lately I searched for a Series called Sisters, and had to scroll through dozens of "Sister" Tropes (from the Main namespace) before finding it. Currently we are only able to sort according to either "Date" or "Relevance". It would be great if we could search for "Films", "Series", "Literature" etc. only. Reply

      http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/page_type_per_namespace.php from the Itty Bitty Wiki Tools?

      That works searching within the proper page with Ctr/Cmd+F for the title, but given the big amount of Namespaces currently (though apparently there's a project now to reduce them), it is still a chore to find the correct namespace in that list... So still suggesting to implement a "type of media" disambiguation in the search function. Also, you'd have to spell the title exactly correct, while a search function would automatically correct for a minor misspelling you'd make.
  • 0 Jun 8th, 2017 at 10:10AM
    An icon for the Visual Novel namespace, like the lightning bolt for Comic Book, the Felix the Cat face for Western Animation, etc. Reply
  • 0 Jun 7th, 2017 at 10:10AM
    I would really appreciate it if there was a way to drag and drop the avatars in your gallery to reorganize them.

    Currently, the only way I can think of to reorganize avatars is to delete all of them and reupload them in the order you want, which would be incredibly tedious. Besides, if you do all that and then upload an avatar you would like near the beginning, you'd have to start all over again! Reply
  • 2 Jun 3rd, 2017 at 3:03PM
    Lastest Reply: 4th Jun, 2017 10:58:46 AM
    I've always thought it was weird that mods can't merge threads, instead of having to always lock duplicates. Pretty much every other site I've been on with forum section has this. Sometimes people just forget, but a good conversation ends up coming out of it anyway. So in some cases thread merging would be a better option. Reply

      This probably is not feasible - how do you determine what the new posting order should be like? And a merged thread will look like two separate conversations took place.

      Having two separate conversations in the same thread already happens. As for feasibility other forums already do it. Different forums do it differently. Some tag it on at the end. Some do it manually. Some have them merge based on the time they're posted. Or they might have multiple of those options to chose from.

      Tagging it on at the end would probably make the most sense for the forums here in most cases because a new topic that gets reported as a duplicate is more likely than not going to be a more recent conversation. Merging based on time is better for official sites for a series, and boards based around a single subject that have a lot of activity and get duplicates around the same time as an original thread more frequently.

      Either way locking threads would still exist. So if a mod determines it doesn't make sense to merge threads then they simply wouldn't.
  • 2 Feb 2nd, 2017 at 8:08AM
    Lastest Reply: 3rd Jun, 2017 10:40:33 AM

  • 0 Jun 1st, 2017 at 9:09AM
    Hello, Piterpicher here. Trope Launch Pad has a feature to search for TLP's that haven't been launched or discarded, which is nice... but I wish that it could be possible to have a search option for Discarded TLP. For Launched TLP it would be redundant, seeing as you can use the normal search bar, since they're just regular tropes. Discarded TLP would need this, though, so people could see which ideas are bad, and if someone already tried to do a TLP like they did and failed. Would such a feature be possible? Thank you. Reply
  • 1 Feb 8th, 2016 at 3:03PM
    Lastest Reply: 1st Jun, 2017 05:21:06 AM
    This is a years-old thing. (It's also a PM I wrote, before any of you jump on me for publicly displaying the contents of a PM.) But if you're reading a really long PM, it would be nice to not have to read it in a tiny little scrollbox, if it was just displayed in full like how ATT queries and forum posts are displayed. Reply
  • 0 May 20th, 2017 at 8:08AM
    I think I've asked for this before, but I think it would be useful to have a link to the recent discussions page somewhere on the sidebar. probably under the Tools menu. This way people can easily check if any new discussions involve a page they're interested in, and it will hopefully increase the number of people actually using those pages. Reply
  • 4 May 19th, 2017 at 9:09AM
    Lastest Reply: 20th May, 2017 12:46:10 AM
    I spend countless hours reading entire pages of tropes and I wish I could let all of my Italian friends have my same experience. Unfortunately translating the whole website would make an insanely long process if made by a single person so I wish there was some way for the Italian readers (like me) to contribute and make things easier for non-English speakers. Reply

      You should see TV Tropes Translation Project

      Something doesn't work with one of the passages I'm supposed to follow if I want to post a thread and maybe join with Italian people (if there are any). One of the links gets me to a dead end.

      Also I would like to suggest that my idea of a translation of the word trope in Italian could be "concetto" which is the direct translation of the word concept. After all, a trope is a name we give to an idea that someone realized, writing related but also including what's behind the making of both movies and videogames not to mention all other types of media.

      Edit: I also wonder if there is some way of being able to send my revised translation to the team that can approve the translation or make it available for other people to join and edit or start discussions about it.

      Which link?
  • 1 May 18th, 2017 at 2:02AM
    Lastest Reply: 18th May, 2017 02:44:18 AM
    I tried to make a link to a character within a characters article but there is no apparent feature allowing me to do so. Reply
  • 2 May 17th, 2017 at 2:02PM
    Lastest Reply: 17th May, 2017 03:09:27 PM
    I watched some kind of a paint war show around 2011-2013.I am not completely sure if it was on Dinsey Channel or Cartoon Network. The show took place in a castle with defenders in strange costumes who never changed and attacker who were different every episode. One of defenders was dressed like a lizard and one other as a valkyrie, but there were around three more. Attackers had to climb walls while defenders split a lot of paint on them. I tried googling it but I am unlucky.Please help me guys! Reply

      You should ask this sort of thing on You Know That Show but you might be looking for Splatalot

      Been answered here, this query can be removed
  • 0 May 13th, 2017 at 9:09AM
    On the wiki can we make a "Create Page" button? Taking an existing page's link and modifying it to make a new page doesn't really make sense and is a bit inefficient. A create page button would be so much easier and more functional. Reply
  • 1 May 6th, 2017 at 11:11AM
    Lastest Reply: 13th May, 2017 06:34:21 AM
    I wish there was a place in the forums where I could talk about Amusement Parks and Theme Parks. Reply

      As a fellow Theme Park enthusiast, seconded. Request to add "Theme Parks" (which is a namespace already anyway!) to the "Media" sidebar - between the "Theater" and "Videogame" options.
  • 1 May 11th, 2017 at 1:01PM
    Lastest Reply: 11th May, 2017 03:27:08 PM
    Can you guys please make a trope called "Is This a Jo Jo Reference?" There are many jojo references in other unrelated anime and manga, so the examples list would not be too short. Plus, with jojo becoming more popular, and the usage of the phrase, " is this a jojo reference," I feel it would be necessary...also it would be really cool to have a jojo specific trope here! Thank you for reading! Reply
  • 3 Mar 13th, 2017 at 9:09PM
    Lastest Reply: 10th May, 2017 05:37:12 AM
    The Index of Indexes has an alphabetization feature that ignores "The." Would it be possible to make all the namespace lists (or at least the Recap/ list with it's 20,000+ entries)note  be alphabetized like this? Reply

      Related: would it be possible to have a counter for namespace indexes? I mean how many pages there are in that namespace. It could be useful when looking at previously undocumented namespaces ("Is it worth keeping compared to other not-so-popular namespaces?"), or to see if there's been a change (leading to skipping unchanged namespaces if you're keeping track of those things).

      So, as at The Other Wiki?

      There's this tool for namespace article counts.
  • 0 Apr 24th, 2017 at 6:06PM
    The Itty Bitty Wiki Tools are really useful and can be quite hard to find if you don't think to start looking in Administrivia. (It took me almost ten minutes of googling and trawling the forums to finally find the "folderize" tool.) A link to this page in the "tools" or "tips" section of the sidebar would be a godsend. Reply
  • 3 Mar 2nd, 2017 at 2:02PM
    Lastest Reply: 21st Apr, 2017 05:11:57 PM
    It would be a while before we could do this, maybe in a future site update, but I thought it'd be nice if whenever someone linked to the article within the article, instead of reloading the page when you clicked on the link, it would take you to the administrivia page.

    It would take a talented programmer to pull this off, but still. Reply

      The bigger problem is of course that the person clicking on a circular link is not usually the one responsible for it...

      It could at least encourage people who didn't add it to remove it and not do it in future edits.

      Alternately, do what That Other Wiki does and have attempted circular links just turn bold instead of linking at all.
  • 0 Apr 21st, 2017 at 5:05AM
    Please put the buttons at the top of the page for YKTS, ATT, TF, and WL. As well as at the bottom. Makes for easier browsing. Reply
  • 0 Apr 19th, 2017 at 11:11AM
    In ATT, if I edit a query to have a title that's too long, my edits fail because of it, but I have to remember that that's the error, so I can fix it.

    Can there be an notification for when the new title is too long? Reply