Administrivia How Indexing Works Discussion

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09:16:46 PM Jan 11th 2015
Noob alert.

I'm having problems indexing a WMG page, and even after re-reading the How to, I still don't seem to make it work
01:47:00 AM Jan 12th 2015
Check out what I did on this page.
08:14:59 AM Jun 17th 2014
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For some reason, none of the pages under Tout le Monde are indexed... The page type IS set to "index", and the "does indexing" checkbox checked, though... Same problem with its "subindexes" (such as Animation Occidentale). So what's wrong ?
10:52:10 AM Jun 30th 2014
Sooo... No one can help ? Not even an idea ?
11:06:49 AM Jun 30th 2014
Seems like a tech bug. That may be discussion for the Wiki Tech Wish List.
02:53:41 PM Dec 21st 2013
I have been trying to index Thriller, but for some reason, it's not working. I don't get it. Horror is indexed, tragedy is indexed. I used the same process of indexing for thriller as used in the others, but for some reason, it's not being indexed. Why? What am I doing wrong?
01:08:14 AM Dec 22nd 2013
You forgot to check the "does indexing" page type box. Fixed.
12:09:20 AM Dec 11th 2011
On the Babylon 5 recap index, it has all the episodes there, but a lot of them don't have the index bar at the bottom. Is there something we need to do to make it appear?
03:27:52 PM Aug 20th 2011
I just noticed a bunch of pages have been indexed under burnspy's troper page, even without the index markup.
10:44:58 AM Jul 5th 2011
Does anyone know if the "" link is meant to be on the page? It looks like it was spammed there, but it could just as easily be a dead link to a noob like me. Thank you for reading.
01:43:22 PM May 2nd 2011
I'm having trouble indexing my new Monsters Resurrected page. It was on the index page before I created it.
01:28:45 AM Jan 28th 2011
Hey, I'm having trouble indexing Sumomo Mo Momo Mo in Manga. I figure it's either a problem with alternate titles or the fact that this cold has brought my IQ down to that of a carrot. Can someone help a bro out of the crisper?
01:42:31 AM Feb 2nd 2011
And now it works. Someone must have already been working on this.
11:14:32 AM Nov 8th 2010
edited by AndyLA
Hello. I'm trying to make an index out of the Power Rangers page, so as to link together all of its seasons under it. But I seem to be having some trouble with it - I tried following the Super Sentai model, but somehow it didn't work. Also, I couldn't wrap my brain around the way the Sentai index is structured, because of the [[index]] potholes in the middle of the list. Example:

* Gosei Sentai Dairanger (1993) (provided mecha, some Monsters Of The Week, and the Sixth Ranger costume for MMPR season 2)[[index]]
* Ninja Sentai Kakuranger (1994) (MMPR S3 mecha and (partly) villains; Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers continued the season and gave the costumes to a different team, the Rangers of Aquitar)[[index]]

Know what I mean? I'd like to know how to make this work to my advantage in the PR page. Thanks in advance.
12:29:51 PM Nov 8th 2010
You had most of it. Just needed to set the page type to 'index'. The tool to do that is on the Tools menu on the left of the wiki pages.
02:35:45 PM Aug 25th 2010
edited by Turtle
Can it be assumed that the Contributors Index is not meant to be editable by anyone? Or am I missing something? That is, is the method of indexing a troper page different somehow?
07:16:34 PM Aug 25th 2010
edited by lebrel
I think it autoindexes now, based on the pages in the Tropers namespace. If you just made your page you may have to wait until tomorrow for it to show up.
01:19:15 PM Nov 28th 2010
So, if I made a page today, it could just automatically be put into the index?
02:17:35 PM Nov 28th 2010
As long as you made it in Tropers/PoptartTan.
05:57:03 AM Aug 10th 2010
edited by Etherjammer
Posting here because I'm not sure I'm allowed to edit the main page: a request for clarification in the main page's text. The link to the indexed page must be directly to the indexed page, not to a redirect.

I had a lot of trouble getting Let's Mock The Monsters to register with the Webcomic Tropes index this morning, and it turned out that the problem was that instead of linking to ptitlet43mu4du (which is the page's "real" URL thanks to the apostrophe in "Let's"), the index was linking to LetsMockTheMonsters, which is a redirect page. So the index was listing the page, but the page was claiming that it needed to be indexed.
06:24:50 AM Jul 9th 2010
edited by Willbyr
So what is happening when you have a page that says it needs to be indexed, but you go to the index page, and it's already there? Case in point: Aeon Entelechy Evangelion

Is this particular one because the individual folders on the Character Sheets page need to be indexed?
07:22:04 PM Aug 1st 2010
edited by CptButton
I think the thing is if you add a page to an index and then create the page, based on my experience creating the Sime Gen page just now, you have to put the page on the index AFTER you have created the page, or add it before and then resave the index page.

Otherwise the created page doesn't know it is on the index.

I'm not sure enough of my facts here to change the main page, but this could be clearer.
02:52:35 PM Mar 11th 2010
Responding to clarification request.

Add the page title to an index page. That's really all there is to it.

The rest of the stuff is about creating an index page.
03:16:53 PM Mar 11th 2010
See, I think I did that. When I go through the Contributor's index I can find my page easily. I selected a page type as well but when I'm on my page it says I need to add it to an index so I'm really confused.
05:12:02 PM Mar 11th 2010
A bug in the punctuated title parsing code. Your contrib page is all indexed up, now.
01:00:27 AM May 2nd 2011
Noob alert.

I can't figure out how to index my troper page, and it doesn't show up on the contributors list. I'm new here, and I'm not good with computers, so I'm a teeny bit lost. Sorry to bother you.
06:38:45 AM Mar 10th 2010
I have to ask that there should be a new way to index pages. I am not a fan of having to say pages are an index even if they are meant for other purposes. For a recent example, check out Statler and Waldorf. That's a Just for Fun page, and yet it also was an index previously. I just put it back to an index page, even though it should be both.

What can be done?
09:39:13 AM Mar 10th 2010
Hmm. I guess it is true that "index" is different thing from the other pages types and that most of the page types could also be an index. We'll see about making the "setter" able to handle both at once.
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