Main List Of Shows That Need Summary Discussion

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06:35:43 PM Feb 10th 2013
edited by sanzano
I wanted to start the Just For Laughs Gags page but my English is really poor and I actually don't know what category it belongs. JFL Gags is a silent comedy/hidden camera reality television show from Canada, famous for some of its elaborated pranks and the use and parody of many tropes.

You can watch most of the episodes on Youtube. The Other Wiki also has an article here
10:01:15 PM Jun 26th 2012
I've started the page for Portal: The Flash Version, but I still need help on the formatting, indexing, and applicable tropes. Any help is much appreciated.
07:34:30 PM Jun 12th 2012
I want to add the "Inspector Pekkala" series to the list. How do I do that?
05:53:59 PM May 18th 2012
Someone explain to me—what happens if you see an item on this list that you'd like to create a page for? Do you need to get authorized, or obtain permission to do so? Or can you just get to it, as long as you already have a summary and/or a list of tropes in mind?
06:58:11 AM May 19th 2012
Works Pages Are a Free Launch. Though it probably helps to start off the page in the correct namespace rather than Main/.
02:22:09 PM Dec 23rd 2011
Added Chronicles of the Cursed Sword manga(manwha) to the list. It needs a summary and some tropes. It's a shame this manga isn't mentioned at all.
05:52:26 PM Sep 18th 2010
Question: The Quiet Earth is on this page as needing a summary for the film. The film was based on a book, which is very difficult to find; the basic premise is the same, but practically every other detail has been changed. Should the book and the film be given the same page, or should they have separate pages? If they need to have the same page, I really can't do anything with the novel, because I can't find a copy. If they can have separate pages, then I'd be happy to make a page for the film.
09:12:05 PM Oct 25th 2010
If the only thing the film and the book have in common is the premise, then that implies that the film is a Dolled Up Installemt. Both works should get pages.

Go ahead and make the film page whenever. I'll see about the book.
06:54:16 AM Sep 18th 2010
Is the frequent redlinks tag ever coming back?
09:10:02 PM Oct 25th 2010
It's got its own page now: Frequent Redlinks.
02:05:30 PM Nov 4th 2010
...umm, yeah, it's still offline. It's been that way for at least a month and a half.
11:45:28 AM Aug 30th 2010
How do you add to the list?Becase there is a Book that deserves to at least be on the list,but I'm new and don't know how to add it.

I'd make the page myself,but I can't firgure out how to do it...
11:33:24 PM Sep 13th 2010
You insert the Wiki Word name of the work, with necessary prefixes, to the list in the folder for its category in approximate alphabetical order (not counting wiki prefixes). A book would probably go in the Literature folder.

Entries are supposed to be signed by the person who added them — which, judging from the thread above this one, is double-edged.
02:20:40 PM Oct 29th 2010
Okay,I did this,now I need help making the page...
05:57:38 PM Aug 29th 2010
Hello, all! What is the policy for "tagged" entries on the Needing Summary page? There are a few show pages I could implement, but they seem to be spoken for and have been for a considerable span. I know real life gets busy, and I don't wish to step on anyone's toes, but if it has been a number of weeks or months, is it all right to go ahead and start building a page anyway?
11:30:15 PM Sep 13th 2010
The signature is the person who added the suggestion. If that person could fill the suggestion, they likely would have. Build that page pronto.
12:28:50 AM Sep 17th 2010
edited by IceCrystal
Will do! :)
01:26:08 PM Aug 26th 2010
Created an entry for Kaze Hikaru; removed it from the list.
10:23:26 AM Aug 23rd 2010
Created main page entry for Up in Smoke. Removed entry from this list.
01:23:20 PM Aug 17th 2010
I gave Globulation it's own page. I'm not a good writer, so I just copied the blurb from the site's main page, if that's all right.

Someone else will have to index it, though.

08:43:43 AM Aug 15th 2010
Thepassage was added to the list. Definitely needed.
09:35:31 AM Jul 19th 2010
I've never troped before, so sorry if I crash and burn.

Do we have a page for Tokyo Boys and Girls? I didn't see it.
11:25:09 PM Jun 30th 2010
edited by rac216
Removed Fantastic Max from the list.

I wrote a summary for it and added one example. I plan to add more to it as time goes on.

I'm still fairly new to editing here, and I don't really know how to stick it into a certain index.
10:30:52 AM Jul 7th 2010
It's pretty easy to do once you're used to it.

First you need to find an appropriate index. The easiest way to do this would be to look at a similar type of work, and see what index that work is on. For this one, it looks like Animated Shows is a good bet.

Next, got to the index page and edit it to add your example as a new bullet point. Make sure to put your new entry in alphabetical order with the other examples.

Once you've done that, save your changes and you are good to go. If you check your work page after you've saved, it should be showing on the index you just added to.

Hope this helps!
02:42:40 PM Jun 11th 2010
Why aren't people keeping an eye on this page more? There are new things added every day, but they don't get noticed on this page until much more than that.
10:23:16 AM Jul 7th 2010
My guess is that a lot of people don't really even know this page exists.

I know what you mean, though. I've been doing my best to clear works off the list by giving them a summary, but I probably add 10 times more than I remove each time I take a wiki-walk.
10:53:36 PM May 22nd 2010
If we are listing what launches are made like in the archives... launched Epic Battle Fantasy. Anyways, should the flash games folder be merged with the video games folder? Flash games are mostly listed under video games in the trope pages...
12:54:46 PM Apr 21st 2010
edited by Jumpingzombie
Removed Parenthood from the list. There was already a trope list for the newest series, I added a description for the movie and TV shows. If anyone who knows more about the franchise, adding trope would be appreciated.
06:05:01 PM Apr 19th 2010
Why haven't there been new music articles for such a long time?
09:10:28 PM Apr 19th 2010
edited by AnonymousMcCartneyfan
This has come up before. Here's what I said back then ( and I am adding new points in purple:

Because music pages are harder to write. Odds are, at least one of these conditions holds for most tropers:

  1. It's uncertain when this band or artist started producing.
  2. It's uncertain when, or if, this band or artist finished producing. There may be albums that are effectively in Dis Continuity because the record company isn't promoting them. And musicians who can no longer get records released through major outlets often keep touring.
    • Since people tend to cut works and creator articles if they don't have a certain amount of info at creation, anyone who creates such an article needs to have the relevant info at hand. The active years and discography are critical for musicians, but they are hard to cover accurately unless you are a fan.
  3. The band that needs a listing has had high turnover. There are a few bands that have had 100% turnover, in which case one must think carefully about what one is listing. (For instance, the Four Tops was a classic band in its time, but now is the same band In-Name-Only.) Likewise, one must determine whether The Band Minus the Face is worth covering.
  4. For shorter-lived bands, little is known about them but the existence of their singles. At least for many of them. And when it's hard to get more than a stub's worth of info anywhere...
  5. For some bands, Complaining About Shows You Don't Like is hard to avoid, justified or not. (I am trying to imagine a fair and balanced The Backstreet Boys entry.)
12:14:22 AM Apr 23rd 2010
Thank you very much. It is just that music is the largest category (by a WIDE margin) of things that need summary.
10:43:29 PM Apr 26th 2010
I know, and I feel a little bad about it.
03:36:26 PM Apr 12th 2010
edited by IceCrystal
Re: The Guns of Navarone

I'm not sure on policy. Is it all right to keep the novel and movie pages merged? There are some huge differences between book and film but The Guns of Navarone is a borderline case of Adaptation Displacement, because the film has Gregory Peck and other A-list celebrities of the era and is on the whole much more memorable than the book by Alistair MacLean. (Then again this was all well before my time, maybe I'm underestimating the popularity of MacLean.) Perhaps the best solution would be to leave the redirect in place, but separate the trope list on said page into Book and Film examples.
09:51:50 PM Mar 20th 2010
notreallyatroper: I removed Kanon from the manga list. It has a page called Kanon by Chiho Saito. I didn't create it but I saw it and no one else deleted it from the list.
01:40:52 PM Mar 18th 2010
notreallyatroper: I put Nanatsuiro Drops on the list, but I have a quote and a bunch of tropes ready for it. It just needs someone to write the summary.
03:24:54 PM Mar 20th 2010
notreallyatroper: To whoever created the page, THANK YOU! *hugs* I added the quote and a nice list of tropes.
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