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babanigGARdo
topic
01:59:00 PM Apr 17th 2014
hello everyone, new to tv tropes here

where do i hang out with others in the site?
SeptimusHeap
02:24:19 PM Apr 17th 2014
Greetings and welcome,

while this site is big, a good place to start is this discussion in the forums.
babanigGARdo
03:08:01 PM Apr 17th 2014
thanks but there is something about 24 hours wait time
babanigGARdo
06:25:14 AM Apr 18th 2014
hello again guys

the 24 hour thing wont show anymore, thank goodness
PolarPhantom
topic
07:35:22 PM May 26th 2013
I've noticed a lot of trope examples have a description such as "show X is guilty of this as well," even if the trope itself is not explicitly negative (and this is ignoring that Tropesare Tools). I'm not particularly fond of this, but where would I have to go to bring up my grievance with this practice?
illegalcheese
08:38:11 PM Sep 19th 2013
It's a figure of speech. If someone were to say that I'm charming and handsome, I'd likely respond "Guilty as charged!" (because I'm totally charming and handsome). The phrase is ambiguous in its connotations when used this way.
UltimateBrawl
topic
06:33:59 PM May 5th 2013
I need help. All the stuff on the Legend Of Maxx trope page is GONE. Can someone tell me who did this?
Telcontar
moderator
02:58:35 AM May 6th 2013
Hi there!

Work pages need to be put in the appropriate namespace — in this case, Webcomic/. That page was created in Main/, so it was moved. The content is still around, but now it's at Webcomic/Legend Of Maxx rather than just Legend Of Maxx.
UltimateBrawl
06:53:19 PM May 6th 2013
Okay, thanks.
KBSL
topic
08:45:16 PM Mar 30th 2013
Hey, I tried to create a discussion page, but it told me I had to wait because I've created too many discussions, even though that was my first attempt at making a discussion. What gives?
Telcontar
moderator
02:08:30 AM Mar 31st 2013
Other people have a similar issue on the fora, likely related to anti-spam stuff. I've reported it here.
kphisch
topic
06:19:10 PM Mar 30th 2013
I've been watching season 1 of Home Movies, and in the episodes "It Was Supposed to Be Funny" and "Life Through a Fisheye Lens" as well as several times in all sorts of other shows' episodes, and other media, a character, in the case of the Home Movies episodes, Melissa's dad (Eric) and Brendon's mom (Paula) take their child and their child's friends, respectively, out to eat without being able to pay, therefore creating situational irony in the one ep, and a conflict in the other. This feels like a trope. If so, is there a name for it Do people make up names for tropes on here? "Thought I Had Money"?
tyciol
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10:51:36 AM Feb 9th 2013
"Multiple handles (also known as Sock Puppets) are technically allowed, but we do restrict accounts to one per IP address for security reasons." is mentioned here under "Getting Known"

This is not mentioned under http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/knowerForm.php though. It sounds important so I think it should be.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SockPuppet mentions under 'Web Original' that "it's not at all uncommon in larger media threads for tropers to create alternate accounts to roleplay as characters from the works being discussed."

I'm very unclear on this policy. How do you get multiple handles if it's restricted to 1 per IP? Does this mean that you have to have multiple IP addresses to get multiple handles? Or can multiple handles be associated with a single account and switched between?

I would like to create a new handle for a roleplaying thread but I don't know how we're supposed to do that within the rules, clarification on this process would be helpful.
Telcontar
moderator
11:01:05 AM Feb 9th 2013
You create one handle at one IP, another handle at another IP, and so on. Try visiting a coffee shop, or just waiting a while (if your house has a dynamic IP address), to create your second account. Provided you do not make more than ten or them maliciously, you're good to go.
Ukokira
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06:08:47 AM Oct 4th 2012
They Mispelled forum... and the page is locked.... *must resist... OCD rage*
Telcontar
moderator
08:49:29 AM Oct 4th 2012
You can ask for an edit here. Where on the page?
generalmorshu
topic
12:36:03 PM Aug 11th 2012
Something's been bothering me about this site. WHY MUST I WAIT 24 HOURS JUST TO MAKE A FREAKING POST????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And can anyon explain to me why I can only make 1 edit a day (Or as the site tell you I have to wait a minute to make another)?
Pavitre0
10:38:59 AM Sep 25th 2012
I want to know the same thing, I just joined tv tropes, but after logging in which was pretty simple compared to other forum logic format, I simply could not find a link to post in the bleach discussion page. it said "link post will be added in 24 hours", so I dont know what that means cause its been longer than that and i still can't post.

can someone please take the time out to explain what this is?>
Telcontar
moderator
11:24:59 AM Sep 25th 2012
edited by Telcontar
The waiting time before posting, and the restrictions on editing and posting for new accounts, are anti-spam and -vandalism measures. Provided you wait a full minute between saving one edit and opening the edit screen again, editing pause shouldn't be an issue.

It hasn't been 24 hours for you, Pavitre, since you still show up on the newly-created accounts list (which will be wiped at midnight). Just so you know, there isn't a clock on the button so it'll still say "24 hours" right up until you can post. If you still don't get an "add post" button this time tomorrow, PM me and I'll see if we can find out why or be happy to make a Tech Help thread about it.
DamianYerrick
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05:51:25 AM Apr 14th 2012
The page contradicts itself.

"Links to other pages are easy. If it is two or more words, use WikiWords. If it is one word, use double curly brackets: {{Jeopardy}}"

"All new work articles must go in a Namespace, rather than in "Main". Failure to follow this rule will get your article cut."
Vilui
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06:08:53 AM Nov 8th 2011
"There is a standard way to format examples. Titles of films, shows, and albums are italicized. Use two separate apostrophes around the title: The Price Is Right for The Price Is Right. Titles of episodes and songs are in quotes: "Brittle Bullet." "

Should also mention that novels are italicized, short stories go in quotes.
fawn
topic
01:22:35 PM Sep 2nd 2011
I think it would be an good idea if whenever a person signed up they were given a link to this page, How to Write an Example, Example Indentation in Trope Lists, and whatever else would be useful to a newcomer to this site.
ElaineRose
topic
04:47:30 PM May 12th 2011
There's been some ruckus on the YKTTW recently with people setting out to do things and not knowing the rules of etiquette or even how to work some of the things they're trying to do.

The real issue here is this: How can we make this page more available to prevent things like botch-launches or insult through ignorance from happening again? I propose we link to this page directly on the YKTTW.
KanekoEXE
topic
12:14:55 PM May 8th 2011
Hi, I'm new here, and I was just wondering...how do you add tropes to your page?
Fighteer
moderator
03:42:04 PM May 8th 2011
edited by Fighteer
You edit the page, type in the entry as under How to Write an Example, and click Save. If you want to know how to create a troper page, it says right there in the article you just added this note to.
GracieLizzie
topic
12:37:54 PM Jan 4th 2011
edited by GracieLizzie
Ack! Sorry! I accidentally clicked folderize! Is their an easy way to roll back the edit?
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